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Outrage over N4bn allocation for first ladies’ house

Civil rights groups and political parties have berated the Federal Capital Territory Administration for budgeting N4bn for the construction of First Ladies’ Mission House in Abuja. They said that the N4bn budget was a demonstration of the Goodluck Jonathan administration’s penchant for profligacy. The N4bn proposal was contained in the FCT’s N253bn budget for the […]

Boko Haram: US assists Nigeria with intelligence

Commander of the United States Africa Command, Gen. Carter Ham, has confirmed that the US has deployed its intelligence machinery to support Nigeria in fighting the threat posed by violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Ham, who spoke in an interview session with a Nigerian media delegation in Stuttgart on Friday, said the support followed a […]

Nigerians are too impatient –Keshi •Eagles grab $15,000 each

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi basking in the euphoria of a big victory over Africa Nations Cup favourites, Cote d’Ivoire has blasted Nigerians. Keshi who said that his team did not enjoy the needed support before the Eagles game against Elephants on Sunday carpeted the fans for their lack of patience. Against all odds and […]

FG Calls for Stay of Execution of Nigerians in Indonesia

President Susilo Yudhoyono Mohammed Bello in Abuja The Federal Government has asked for a stay of execution of those on death row for drug-related offences and financial crimes in Indonesia, while the two countries explore ways for the exchange of prisoners and mutual legal assistance. A 27-point joint communiqué issued at the end of bilateral […]

Super Eagles defeat the Elephants of Ivory Coast, 2-1, to meet Mali in Semis

Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with victory over favourites Ivory Coast. Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike opened the scoring just before half-time, smashing a thunderous effort past Boubacar Barry in the Ivorian goal. Midfielder Cheick Tiote drew the Elephants level shortly after the break, heading home from Didier Drogba’s […]

First day in jail: Farouk, Emenalo reject prison food

A member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, and the Secretary of the Ad Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Fuel Subsidy Regime, Boniface Emenalo, who are being detained at Kuje Prison, Abuja, on a court order, are enjoying special treatment that includes food cooked outside the prison wall. Both of them are being kept […]

David Mark and his anti-gay crusaders

I understand distinguished Senator David Mark, the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic, is a very pious man. I don’t know Mr. Mark personally, but those who know him say the retired general is one person who pursues his cause with the zeal of a soldier. It was this zeal that he brought […]

Dickson prescribes death sentence for kidnappers

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has prescribed death penalty for kidnappers. A bill to this effect will be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for passage into law. The State House of Assembly in 2012 passed into law, an Executive bill prohibiting Secret Cult, Kidnapping and related vices. Making this […]

28,000 militants so far benefit in FG amnesty program –Presidency

Verification exercise for the last phase of the amnesty programme for the ex-militants in the Niger Delta region of the country has kicked off, the special adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Kingley Kuku has disclosed. Kuku said the exercise when concluded would take care of additional 3,000 ex- militants in the going amnesty […]

Nigeria’s migrant remittance hits £13bn

Nigerian citizens living in different parts of the world are estimated to have remitted home £13.3 billion in 2012. The amount ranks first in Africa and fifth largest beneficiaries in the world, a global report has revealed. Nigerian migrants had in 2011 recorded highest remittance by citizens of any African countries living in the Diaspora […]

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