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Lawless and backward Saudi behead underage Sri Lankan maid

(CNN) — Rizana Nafeek was a child herself — 17 years old, according to her birth certificate — when a four-month-old baby died in her care in Saudi Arabia. She had migrated from Sri Lanka only weeks earlier to be a domestic worker for a Saudi family. Although Rizana said the baby died in a […]

Killing of innocent Nigerians must stop -Abdulsalaami

FORMER Head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has again warned that the cycle of blood-letting and killing of innocent Nigerians by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, would no longer be tolerated. Abdulsalami gave the warning in Minna, Saturday, during the graduation ceremony and inaugural lecture of Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development (AAIPSDS). […]

Bomb scare at Port-Harcourt International Airport

THERE were anxious moments last Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport when a passenger on board a Lagos-bound Aero aircraft attempted to disembark from the plane at the point of take-off. His action triggered off suspicion in other passengers that he might have planted a bomb in the plane and was struggling to disembark […]

Good Humour at the President’s Expense -By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola / NNP / Jan. 13, 2013 – I have observed with some degree of amusement, the wave of criticism and outrage that greeted the ill-timed ignition of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 political campaign machinery. The campaign message – One good term deserves another – is especially humorous. Although Mr President has dissociated […]

French military action in Mali widens

13 January 2013 Last updated at 16:54 ET Share this pageEmailPrint France Rafale jets target Gao in eastern Mali France has deployed warplanes in Mali Continue reading the main story Related Stories RAF plane leaves on Mali mission Hollande: ‘Mission not finished’ Watch Mali crisis: Who’s who? French warplanes have bombed the town of Gao […]

Chime: Merchants of lies and their sundry campaigns

By Adol Omeje SILENCE, they say, is sometimes golden. Over the past few months, both the regular and social media have been inundated with stories, rumours, conjectures, speculations and outright lies concerning the absence of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State. In all of this, one fact has remained glaring: The response from the Enugu […]

Late Gov. Yakowa’s brother dies at 51

By Luka Binniyat KADUNA—Tragedy has again struck at the family of the former Governor of Kaduna State, late Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, as his only surving brother, Adamu Yakowa, 51, died at about 8.30pm on Saturday. Family sources told Vanguard, that Adamu died at the Kafanchan General Hospital on Saturday. He reportedly took ill shortly after […]

Unilag, OAU, Unijos, among top ten Nigerian Law Faculties

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – Sequel to the perceived decline in the standard of legal education in the country, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, Sunday, released a list of top 10 law faculties in Nigerian universities. According to a statement by the institute’s Director-General, Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, the action of the […]

No great changes in Judiciary in 2013 – SANs

BY BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE TWO Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, including constitutional lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, have said nothing extra-ordinary has taken place in the nation’s judiciary that will bring about positive changes in 2013. Prof. Sagay argued: “We will just continue the way it has been, I do not see any major difference simply […]

Heartland win Super Cup

Federation Cup Champions, Heartland FC of Owerri, on Saturday defeated Lobi stars of Makurdi, 2-0 to win the Super Four tournament in Kano. The first half of the entertaining encounter ended goalless with both sides wasting scoring chances. Heartland showed strength till the final whistle and it paid off. Heartland striker, John Owerri, who entered […]

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