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Nigerian student, John Amechi Eze, 23, to be hanged in Malaysia for drug trafficking

John Amaechi Eze, a 23-yr-old Nigerian student studying at a college in Kuala, Lumpur in Malaysia has been sentenced to death by hanging over drug trafficking. John was found guilty of cannabis trafficking two years ago but his sentencing took place few days ago. According to the judge in charge of his case, the prosecution […]

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu Has Cancer

By SaharaReporters, New York Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, has Thyroid cancer according to one of the sources knowledgeable about his true medical condition. The governor who was visited by colleagues in London last Tuesday developed swellings around his left cheek last year that was diagnosed as Thyroid cancer. The governor has reportedly undergone three […]

‘Why govt will mark centenary’ (Why mark the amalgamation of death?)

AWAY from the threats of Boko Haram, political strife and opposition politics, the government is embracing next year’s Centenary celebrations as “a unique opportunity to focus attention on its history, peoples, achievements and aspirations for the next century.” At an interactive session with journalists in Lagos Thursday, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation […]

Two foreigners bag four-year jail term for stealing motorcycle (How about our politcians that steal more than motorcycles?)

FOR allegedly stealing a Bajaj motorcycle popularly called Okada in Ejigbo, an Osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court has sentenced two Benin Republic immigrants to four years imprisonment with hard labour. The two convicts, whose names were given as Jagunoyeji Adeniyi (25) and Sunday Adesade (25) were said to have committed the offence on June 25, 2012 […]

Path to northern states’ rebirth, by Buhari, govs

THOUGH the northern part of the country is currently weighed down by a myriad of problems including those in the educational and security sectors, it could be developed if some measures are urgently put in place. This was the position of former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and other leaders of the northern […]

Gowon, Babangida, Sambo, others shun peace summit in Kano

BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD KANO—Northern leaders including Vice President, Namadi Sambo and three former Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar were conspicuously absent at the peace summit organised by Northern Development Focus Initiative, NDFI, in Kano. Also absent were the Senate President, Senator David Mark, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and […]

Police college: PDP chieftain asks FG to probe IGs since 1999

BY BEN AGANDE ABUJA—A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Muhammad Murtala, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to summon police chiefs from 1999 till date to explain the rot in police formations across the country with a view to ensuring that those responsible for the sorry state of the Police Force are […]

Opinion: Nigeria Police as a metaphor

JANUARY 25, 2013 BY CHIDO ONUMAH (CONUMAH@HOTMAIL.COM) 4 COMMENTS Chido Onumah | credits: The media buzz last week was President Goodluck Jonathan’s “unscheduled” visit to the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. As a public relations stunt, it was a huge success. But beyond the razzmatazz, TV cameras and punditry lies the need for a deep national […]

FAAN commences destruction of 65 abandoned planes

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Thursday commenced the destruction of 65 airplanes abandoned at various airports across the country by domestic airlines. The action followed the expiration of the one-week ultimatum given by the agency to owners of the abandoned aircraft to evacuate them from the airports. The destruction exercise started at the […]

Letter: The rot in the Police College in Ikeja

President Goodluck Jonathan’s experience at the Police College, Ikeja should not be unexpected in a system filled with lies, unrealistic and unimplementable budget of N296.757m in 2012 for the whole 10 Police Colleges. I wondered what an average of N30m could do for maintenance of facilities including payment of trainees’ allowances of each Police College […]

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