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Empire of Kano returns after 5 weeks of medication treatment abroad

From Desmond Mgboh, Kano The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero,last night, returned to Kano barely five weeks after he had left the country for medical attention in London hospital. He was attacked by gunmen on January 19 this year. The monarch ,whose plane arrived in the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport about7.00 pm was in […]

Floating corpse: Chime assures of assistance of Enugu govt

BY TONY EDIKE ENUGU — GOVERNOR Sul-livan Chime of Enugu State said yesterday that the government and people of the state were ready to assist in the ongoing investigation into the discovery of floating corpses at the EzuRiver with a view to fishing out those responsible for the act. The governor applauded the decision of […]

IG donates N9.8m to families of deceased, injured policemen in Bauchi

BY SUZAN EDEH Bauchi — The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar yesterday donated N9.8 million to families of policemen who lost their lives while in active service, as well as those who sustained various degrees of injury while fighting Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe States. Distributing the cheques to the next-of-kins […]

POPE EMERITUS: His last moments at the Vatican

By HUGO ODIOGOR, CLIFFORD NDUJIHE, UDUMA KALU with agency reports AT exactly 5.07 p.m., yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI now pope emeritus, amid cheers from thousands of Catholic faithful, left the palace of the Papacy for the last time as pontiff. He headed for the helipad at the top of the hill in the Vatican gardens […]

32 Countries to storm Warri for Athletics championships

Over 421 athletes from 32 countries have so far confirmed their participation at the maiden African Athletics Youth Championships billed for March 27-31 in Warri, Delta State. The Championships are open to athletes who are under-17 as at this year. Confederation of Africa Athletics CAA confirmed Nigeria as the hosts last year, at its congress […]

Obafemi tackles club over MLS transfer

NIGERIA and Levante striker, Obafemi Martins, hopes to complete a move from Levante to MLS side Seattle Sounders over what he describes as mutually acceptable deal but the Liga team, says it will not release the player. Seattle are reportedly prepared to match a €3million release clause in Martins’ contract and officials of the team […]

Ex militants on the rampage in Bayelsa

NO fewer than 10 vehicles had their windscreens smashed and one car razed in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Tuesday, as over 400 ex-militants of the “Third Phase Amnesty” protested over a controversy on the proposed slots to be allocated to them. The former militants also looted shops on Otiotio road and Mbiama-Yenagoa road at Yenezuegene […]

N5 million governor’s gift tears church apart

Crisis is brewing at St. Paul’s Millennium Anglican Church, Odo Owa Ekiti, Ekiti State as some members allegedly picketed it last Sunday. It was learnt that the members sealed all entrances to the church and prevented worshippers from going in for service. The tension was said to have been caused by the alleged demotion of […]

Nigerian Breweries declare N55.6 billion profit for 2012 (At the expense of drunken Nigerians)

LAGOS — Nigerian Breweries Plc has declared a profit of N55.6 billion for the 2012 financial year. The unaudited and provisional result released, weekend, showed that the company made a turnover of N252.6 billion as against N211 billion declared for the previous year. A statement by the board revealed that the company maintained its leadership […]

FG urged to prosecute those that destroyed and murdered Odi residents

BY Dotun Ibiwoye Access to Justice, a civil society group, has said that the perpetrators of the genocide committed against the people of Odi in Bayelsa State in 1999 should be brought to justice, in spite of the recent court judgment. It will be recalled that Justice Lambo Akanbi of a Federal High Court, Port […]

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