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Ex-IGP Gambo-Jimeta laments state of military

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Gambo-Jimeta, yesterday reviewed the state of the nation, lamenting that the government must do more for the security forces. Gambo, who was also National Security Adviser (NSA), said Nigeria needs a strong defence system and increase budget allocations to improve the standard of living. He said: “Let’s for […]

Six killed in Abuja crash

Six persons were confirmed dead and four injured in an auto crash on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander in Kogi State, Mr. Garba Mohammed, said in Lokoja the accident occurred in Karara village at 11.10am. He said the crash involved a Toyota Corolla […]

Daniel loses bid to stop land fraud charges

An Ogun State High Court in Abeokuta on Tuesday struck out an application by former Governor Gbenga Daniel, seeking the quashing of the land fraud charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Daniel is facing 38 counts of stealing, fraudulent conversion of public lands and diversion of funds, among others in […]

FG, states, LGs shared N6.16tn in 2012 – Report (“Share” another word for looted)

A whopping sum of N6.16tn was withdrawn from the Federation Account and shared among the three tiers of government in the 2012 financial year, investigations have revealed The figure is the total amount allocated under various distribution sub-heads, as approved by the legal framework upon which the account is being managed. They are statutory allocation, […]

NEMA trains 154,000 disaster managers

Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Mohammed Sani-Sidi, said in Kaduna on Tuesday that the agency would train over 154,000 volunteers corps to be integrated into community resilience groups across the country. The NEMA boss, who decried the high level of disaster in Nigeria, noted that it became imperative for the agency to set […]

Lagos light rail’ll be ready in June – Fashola

The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday said the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June this year(2013). He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services of the lrail project immediately. The first phase would run from Marina and terminated at Okokomaiko area in Ojo […]

Caution: Disturbing Picture: Woman, set ablaze by jealous husband, needs help

Four months after 39-year-old Janet Odhegba was set on fire by her jealous husband, Kehinde Adesanmoye, in Ikotun, Lagos State, she has yet to fully recover from the burns she sustained after the incident. At the moment, paying her medical bills is a great challenge. Adesanmoye had on September 11, 2012, around 10pm allegedly poured […]

Nigeria risks collapse over bad governance – Ex-NSA (You just found out?)

Former National Security Adviser Mohammed Gambo-Jimeta fears the country could be heading for a sudden collapse due to bad governance. Gambo-Jimeta, who was also Inspector-General ofPolice during the Ibrahim Babangida administration, is concerned about growing insecurity and poverty in the country, lamenting that successive governments had failed to lay a solid foundation for national development. […]

Sylva faults Dickson on N4,451 Bayelsa balance

A former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Tuesday described the claim of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson that he inherited a state treasury with N4,451 as the outburst of somebody “troubled by an attack of conscience.” Sylva, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Doifie Ola, in Abuja regretted that one year […]

Keshi, Yobo disagree over Ballon d’Or

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi and Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo were part of the process that produced Lionel Messi as the Ballon d’Or winner for a record fourth time on Monday but the two had different opinions on who should be the best player in the world. In the full list of the votes for […]

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