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Emir of Kano, Sons Flown Abroad After Terrorist Attack

SHOCK and indignation ruled the mood of Nigerians Sunday as they reacted to the attack on the Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero who has been flown abroad for medical attention. The monarch who escaped an attack on his convoy shortly after an Islamic function at Tudun Murtala, near Zoo road in Kano was flown […]

Group faults Jonathan’s visit to Switzerland, Ethiopia

A lagos-based group, the Movement for Revolutionary Change (MRC) has picked holes in the proposed week-long visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Switzerland and Ethiopia, describing it as a jamboree. The MRC said the achievement of the Jonathan administration will not be measured by the number of foreign trips embarked on by the President while […]

Morocco plans to change rape marriage law

WOMEN rights activists in Morocco have welcomed plans to change an article of the penal code that allows rapists of underage girls to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. On Monday, the Justice Ministry said it backed a proposal to amend Article 475 and would consider tougher sentences. Any changes to the penal code must […]

Banda faces crisis of confidence in Malawi

SHE has taken a personal pay cut, promised reforms, resumed aid flows from Western donors and put her predecessor’s private jet up for sale. Malawi’s President Joyce Banda seems to be making all the right moves to win over the hearts and minds of this impoverished southern African nation’s roughly 14 million people. With over […]

EFCC summons Imo House Clerk

OFFICIALS of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the Imo State House of Assembly, Owerri, capital of Imo State, Wednesday and quizzed the Clerk of the Assembly, Chris Duru, a lawyer. Though The Guardian could not get across to the Speaker, Chief Benjamin Uwajimogu, for comments as he was said to be outside […]

Emir of Kano Attack: Reps Tell Jonathan to dialogue with Boko Haram

In the bid to find lasting solution to the prevailing security challenges in the country, House of Representatives has called on Federal Government to dialogue with the ethno-religious sect, Boko Haram. The resolution was reached following the debate on the recent attack on the convoy of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero. Muhammad Bashir Galadanchi, […]

Gov. Amaechi’s Interpretation of Security – By Odimgwu Onwumere

By Odimgwu Onwumere / NNP / Jan. 23, 2013 – The optimum security that a people should contend first to acquire is knowledge, which will in turn provide them with every other security they may so desire and need. One Henry Ford corroborates this statement when he was quoted as saying that many people think […]

We are in Mali to secure Nigerians – Jonathan

Ben Agande, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated that Nigeria’s involvement in the crisis in Mali was not borne out “We are gradually improving the Nigeria security architecture. So, we are surely working hard and by the grace of God the problem will surely come down. “If you don’t solve the problem of Mali Nigerians […]

Subsidy Scam: Keyamo writes Adoke, files 4-count charge against Farouk, Emenalo

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri …Tenders proof of evidence; gives AGF 6-days ultimatum to endorse charge ABUJA- Sequel to the expiration of the ultimatum he handed to the Police last week, Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Wednesday, entered a 4-count criminal charge against the erstwhile Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on fuel subsidy […]

Deforestation: Jigawa Ministry distributes stoves to women

By Tina Akannam – Dutse As 17,000 households in Jigawa state gets free fabricated stoves in 2012, the state ministry of Women Affairs, says plans are underway to distribute more free stoves to thousands of households in the state in 2013. Women Affairs Commissioner, Hajiya Hadiza Abdulwahab, speaking with Vanguard, said the distribution of the […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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