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Absentee gov, Chime, returns after 140 days

The Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sullivan Chime, returned to Nigeria on Thursday after 140 days sojourn abroad where he reportedly attended to his failing health. The governor was said to have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from London in the early hours of the day. Chime left the shores of the […]

53 die in Zambia’s worst bus crash

It was a black day in Zambia as 53 people were killed in a high-speed collision between a bus and a truck in Zambia on Thursday. The government said the accident was one of the country’s worst-ever traffic accidents. The bus carrying 73 passengers hurtled into an oncoming truck, leaving bloodied bodies and wreckage on […]

Street Hawkers are Victims, Not Villains – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 7, 2013 – A city is not just a collection of buildings, streets and public spaces arranged by architectural, engineering and urban planning standards. It encapsulates and expresses the totality of a people’s way of life. Therefore, Nigerian cities are invariably expressing the totality of the Nigerian […]

Opinion: CAN Versus el Rufai

The controversy triggered by Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’s comments about Jesus Christ on Twitter is instructive on several levels. Here, I shall limit myself to two immediate implications. In the first instance, it is a sordid demonstration of the deterioration of public debate in Nigeria. Given the quality of most of the arguments (sic) on display, […]

Oyo: Police arrest 5 for allegedly killing woman for ritual

THE mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a 36-year-old woman, Kafilat Lateef, has been unravelled by the Oyo State police command, as five suspects have been arrested for allegedly killing her for ritual purpose. The suspects, who were arrested in Oyo town, were Gbenga Taiwo (35), Afeez Kareem (38), Lukman Ganiyu (30), Mohammed Saheed (45) and […]

Jenifa, Genevieve in duel over AfMag awards

Funke Akindele (Jenifa) and Genevieve Nnaji have locked horns over the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards as the two renowned Nollywood actresses are among five screen divas now fighting tooth and nail alongside Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange and Ghanaian Jackie Appiah. While Akindele and Genevieve are nominated based on their roles in the films Maami and […]

Mark to represent Senate in Afcon finals in South Africa

Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday said he will represent the Senate at the 2013 African Cup of Nations final holding on Sunday in South Africa. Mark stated this on the floor of the Senate as part of his commendation for the superlative performance of Super Eagles in the tournament. The team trounced the Eagles […]

Enyeama: I was trained by Barca coach for Afcon

Assistant Captain of the Super Eagles, Vincent Enyeama has told SportingLife that he was knocked to shape by coaches from Barcelona, Israel and Turkey and also surrendered the winning of the 2013 AFCON to almighty God. Soccer fans in South Africa have been amazed and thrilled by the awesome form of the Israel based goalkeeper […]

Robbers attack Gov Yero’s father, others

The father of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ramalan Yero and other top government officials from the state were attacked by armed robbers on Abuja- Kaduna road on Tuesday. Reports said Alhaji Yero was part of a delegation from the state that paid a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja […]

NDLEA arrests South Africa-based barber with 6.100kg of cocaine

OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have apprehended a Nigerian barber living in South Africa with 6.100 kilogrammes of powdery substance which tested positive to cocaine. The NDLEA Airport commander, Mr Hamza Umar, said the discovery was made during the clearance of Arik Air […]

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