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Slow govt: Opposition parties, others blast Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: Opposition political parties, socio-political and civil rights groups on Wednesday berated President Goodluck Jonathan for justifying his slow style of leadership. They said in separate reactions that Jonathan’s comment had clearly shown that he was not prepared for governance. The President, at a Christmas service in Abuja had said that […]

Christians, Muslims are one in Ogun, says Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that adherents of Christianity and Islam live together peacefully in the state, noting that there is no family in Ogun and South West that does not have followers of the two faiths under the same roof. The governor spoke yesterday at the Government House, Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta, when he […]

Bayelsa House passes vote of confidence on Dickson

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Henry Seriake Dickson. Controversy had dogged some of the policy decisions and political actions of Governor Dickson in recent times, with some political appointees grumbling that they were being sidelined. While civil servants in the state were […]

Northern govs condemn Xmas Day attacks

… Urges security agencies not to despair From AKIN ALOFETEKUN, Minna The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) has condemned the spate of terrorist attacks rocking the nation just as it urged security agencies working to restore normalcy in the region not to despair. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida […]

Gunmen kill US-based doctor in Enugu

By KASSIDY UCHENDU, Nsukka A United States-based financial expert, Dr. Ogbo Edoga, was shot dead by gunmen in his hometown, Aku, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State, yesterday. The deceased was a financial economist, who returned to attend the meeting of Nsukka USA, an organisation of Nsukka professionals in the United States to raise fund […]

Shocker: Ojukwu’s secret Hausa daughter revealed in his Will & raised by a prominent northerner disowns him (Ojukwu)

Late Biafra leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odemegwu-Ojukwu and his wife, Bianca. The secret daughter ex-Biafran leader left behind was brought up by a prominent Muslim family in Kaduna. She lives among the Northern elite and detests any suggestion that links her with the former warlord. This is the extraordinary story of Ojukwu’s mystery daughter. Even in […]

India orders inquiry into Delhi gang rape

India’s government has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 23-year-old student while on a bus in the capital, Delhi, earlier this month. A retired judge will “identify the lapses” on the part of authorities and “fix responsibility” a minister said. The student’s condition has “improved marginally”, doctors say, although she remains on […]

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa

The former South African president, Nelson Mandela, has been discharged from hospital, the South African presidency says. Mr Mandela will continue to receive treatment at his home in Johannesburg until he has fully recovered, according to a statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office. Mr Mandela, 94, was admitted to hospital 18 days ago. He was […]

Swaziland: Police in mini-skirt arrest threat

Women in Swaziland risk arrest if they wear mini-skirts or tops which expose part of their stomach, a police spokeswoman has said. Wendy Hleta said police would enforce an 1889 law which bans “immoral” dressing if they receive a complaint. She also said women in the deeply conservative kingdom make it easier for rapists by […]

Nigerians in Austria petition Jonathan over alleged neglect by embassy

By EGUFE YAFUGBORHI PORT HARCOURT- NIGERIANS in Austria have petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan over alleged indifference by the country’s Ambassador to that country, Mrs. Maria Laose, to the plight of Nigerians, following various ill-treatment they suffer in the hands of the host government. Expressing their frustrations in a chat with Vanguard in Port Harcourt, Rivers […]

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