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Picture: Gunman kills lover, 7 family members in Lagos

BY IFEANYI OKOLIE LAGOS — It was a bloody weekend at Igando area of Lagos State, when a suspected kidnapper said to be operating in Delta State, attacked the Lagos home of his girlfriend, killing her and seven others. Vanguard gathered that the alleged kidnapper, identified simply as Henry, who is currently on the run, […]

Patience Jonathan: ACN, CPC, SNG, others slam Presidency

BY EMMANUEL AZIKEN, DAPO AKINREFON, CHARLES KUMOLU & GBENGA OKE The disclosure by First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan of the critical nature of her health, Monday, aroused scathing criticisms from opposition political parties and some of the country’s leading civic society groups. The opposition parties and civil society advocates slammed Federal Government for projecting a […]

Pension thief, Maina, flees Nigeria

BY SONI DANIEL & KINGSLEY OMONOBI ABUJA— There were indications, Sunday, that the embattled Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Chairman, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, had fled the country to escape arrest by the police and other security agents on his trail. Maina is reported to have moved to one of the Middle East nations, following the […]

Jonathan orders rescue of kidnapped foreign workers

President Jonathan, Monday, has ordered security agencies in th country to rescue the kidnapped foreign workers. According to Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, in a tweet, “Pres. Jonathan orders security agencies to rescue kidnapped foreign workers…” Meanwhile, Police in Bauchi said four Lebanese, one Briton, a Greek citizen and an Italian were among those taken hostage […]

Jonathan, Obasanjo row get messier

Messier! That aptly captures the feud between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Both leaders went deeper into the trenches in their battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend. While Jonathan moved to consolidate his grip on the party which, on Friday, sacked Obasanjo’s loyalists, from the […]

I had 9 surgeries in Germany – Patience Jonathan

First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Sunday, said she died and woke up during the period of her ailment which necessitated her absence from the country for almost three months. In a thanksgiving service at the state House chapel in Abuja, the first lady said prayers offered by Nigerians sustained her while some people who had […]

13 shot, hacked with machetes in S.Africa mine unrest

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South African police said 13 people were wounded in gun and machete attacks at an Anglo American Platinum mine on Monday, after 1,000 people besieged a union office. “Mine security intervened and fired rubber bullets, and in the process a total of 13 mine workers, inclusive of four security guards (were hurt),” […]

Fresh crisis looms in House of Reps over members’ pay

Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North As the National Assembly tries to wriggle out of the budget padding feud with the Presidency, a fresh round of crisis is looming in the House of Representatives following allegation by some aggrieved members that the leadership has short-changed them in the payment of their salaries and allowances. The aggrieved […]

Disturbing picture: Bomb kills one in Lagos

Twenty-seven years after the death of Publisher of Newswatch, Dele Giwa, through a letter bomb, a similar incident occurred Monday under the Festac link bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, which left chairman of the local Dredgers Association dead. Commissioner of Police for Lagos State Command, Mr. Umar Manko in a statement […]

Ansaru claims kidnap of 7 foreigners in Nigeria

KANO (AFP) – Islamist group Ansaru on Monday claimed the kidnapping of seven foreigners in a deadly weekend raid on a construction site in restive northern Nigeria. The attack in Bauchi state late Saturday was the one of the worst incidents targeting foreigners in northern Nigeria, a region that has seen waves of violence by […]

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