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Jaji attack: Maj-Gen Isah had prior information – Ihejirika

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI …Says promotion, recruitment, deployment devoid of ethnic, religious colouration… ABUJA—Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika gave a shocking revelation Monday on the bomb attack at Jaji Cantonment last year which killed an Army General and several others when he disclosed that the then Commander, Infantry Corps and Centre, Jaji, General […]

2015: Presidency moves against ‘stubborn’ govs

• Mass redeployment of states’ security chiefs likely By CHUKS AKUNNA, Abuja and NDUBUISI ORJI, Lagos Ahead of the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 election, there are strong indications that a major security shake-up may take place in states that are considered unfriendly to the Presidency. A very reliable source told […]

Senate breaks protocol for Eagles

By ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Senate President, David Mark, yesterday, broke parliamentary protocol when he led the Senate to observe a standing ovation in the chamber in honour of the Super Eagles. The Super Eagles pipped the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1–0 to lift the Africa Cup of Nations Cup after 19 years on Sunday. In […]

EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode on money laundering charges

Former minister for aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, in answer to a charge of money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged the accused on a 47-count charge of alleged money laundering. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. When the case came up for hearing […]

Jonathan showers Eagles with national awards, land, cash…Tasks Keshi on World Cup 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night shocked members of the Super Eagles with a cash reward of N5m each for the 23 players, and N10m for coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi while his assistants – Daniel Amokachi, Sylvanus Okpala and Ike Shorunmu got N5m each, even as other officials of the team got N2m each. The […]

Keshi didn’t show respect -Maigari (He paid you back in your own coin)

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Aminu Maigari, has said that he has not spoken to Stephen Keshi since the coach announced his shock resignation on Monday evening. Keshi dropped the bombshell during a radio show on Monday in Johannesburg, and Maigari implied that the coach did not show respect. “I was as surprised as anybody […]

I had cancer – Chime

• Enugu gov recounts battle with deadly tumour From CHIDI NNADI and PETRUS OBI, Enugu Four days after he returned from his accumulated leave which he spent in London, Governor Sullivan Chime on Monday night told journalists in Enugu that he used the period of his vacation to treat himself of nose cancer. Soon after […]

‘God is angry’ with Northern Nigeria- Dokubo Asari

Ex-Niger Delta militant, Dokubo Asari, has blamed northern elites for the Boko Haram insurgency and ‘backwardness’ of the region. In an exclusive interview with Rariya Newspaper, Mr. Asari said northerners should pray for forgiveness because they are facing the wrath of God. “For how many years the ruling oligarchy of the north has been encouraging […]

Jonathan’s convoy in auto crash in France

President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy was Tuesday involved in an accident in Paris as the Nigerian president was traveling with his aides to a meeting with the French President Francois Gerard Hollande, website, SaharaReporters.com is reporting. The website quoted French police sources as saying that the accident occurred 15 minutes away from the […]

Inside story of Coach Keshi’s resignation

The unexpected resignation of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, was a deliberate plot to draw the attention of the presidency to the shoddy manner the Nigerian Football Federation is managing the affairs of the team and the lack of faith in Mr Keshi’s ability, Premium Times can report today. A source close to Mr Keshi […]

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