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Boko Haram leader Shekau shot, escapes to Mail

There were indications yesterday in Abuja, that the leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Imam Abubakar Shekau was wounded during a gun battle with security men recently. Sources said in Abuja that security agencies traced the whereabouts of Shekau, who succeeded late Mohammed Yusuf as leader of the sect to Mali, where he escaped […]

Why I relocated to Calabar – Shan George

January 16, 2013 by Maureen Azuh Nollywood actress, Shan George, has relocated to her state, Cross River. But contrary to reports, she says she has not gone in search of greener or saner pastures. According to the news making the rounds online, George is said to have relocated because Calabar is more peaceful than Lagos. […]

Lagos ambulance service ignored my dying son – Dad

Ibirogba while burying his son. Photo: Kunle Falayi. Inset: Enoch When the Lagos State Government launched its ambulance service on December 7, 1999, the then governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had appealed to officials and support staff to ensure success of the programme through prompt response to distress calls. But a resident, Mr. Olufemi Ibirogba, said […]

Opinion: Nigeria won’t break up

How many times have we heard the expression “Nigeria won’t break up”? This clichéd expression has become the chorus of Nigeria’s ruling elite; an elite that will not raise a finger to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria if it becomes necessary to do so. Like every bankrupt ruling class, ours never ceases to find […]

Reps probe MINT N2.1bn theft, Oshiomhole aide’s murder

The House of Representatives on Thursday said it would investigate the theft of N2.1bn at the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company last December. It also ordered a probe into the alleged cover-up by the police in the investigation of the killing of Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, the late Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor, […]

We must do more to end terrorism –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday admitted that Nigeria, and indeed, the world needed to do more to end terrorism and its impact on global peace. Jonathan spoke while receiving the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Pocock, who was in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to present his letter of credence. “The whole world […]

FAAN to destroy 65 abandoned aircraft

January 18, 2013 by Oyetunji Abioye 5 Comments The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria will next week commence the destruction of no fewer than 65 airplanes abandoned by domestic airlines in eight airports across the country. The Director of Airport Operations, FAAN, Mr. Henry Omeogu, who is also the Chairman of the agency’s Abandoned Aircraft […]

American cyclist, Lance Armstrong, stripped of 2000 Olympic bronze

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his 2000 Olympic Games cycling time trial bronze medal by the International Olympic Committee, continuing the once dominant rider’s spectacular fall from grace after a doping storm. “We have written asking for the return of the medal from the Sydney 2000 Games,” an IOC official told Reuters on Thursday […]

Senate approves deployment of 1,200 troops in Mali

The Senate has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for the deployment of 1200 Nigerian troops in Mali for “a limited combat duty.” Jonathan’s request reached the Senate on Thursday and was given immediate consideration – first, behind closed doors, and later approved in plenary. In spite of the reservation by the House of Representatives that […]

Only Lagos can survive without oil – Fashola (Indeed, all the others are parasites)

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State says Lagos is the only state that can survive if crude oil supply – the mainstay of Nigeria economy- is shut down. Fashola explained that this was possible because the government in the state had made it a policy to implement the laws on taxation to the letter, which […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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