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Jonathan leaves for Malabo to attend Africa-South America summit

By Eric Ojo Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja Thursday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to participate in the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America. President Jonathan is listed among the keynote speakers at the summit which will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013. […]

Plot to kill IBB, Dasuki uncovered

From UBONG UKPONG, Abuja The State Security Service (SSS) yesterday paraded a suspected terror kingpin and two of his lieutenants. The security agency said that the suspects were backed by Iranian terrorist group. They had planned to site a cell in Lagos State.Their target is the South-West where they will launch attacks and cause unrest […]

EFCC ordered to reveal details of recovered Ibru’s properties

A federal high court, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to furnish Mr Boniface Okezie with details of properties recovered from Mrs Cecilia Ibru within 72 hours. Ibru, former Managing Director, Oceanic Bank Plc, was convicted of mismanagement of depositors’ funds and reckless grant of credit facilities in October 2010. Some […]

Iran denies terrorist links in Nigeria (of course)

FEBRUARY 23, 2013 BY JOHN ALECHENU, ABUJA 1 COMMENT The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Nigeria on Friday officially denied links to terror suspects paraded by the State Security Service in Abuja, on Wednesday. The denial came 48 hours after the affair was made public. In a statement sent via e-mail to […]

2013 budget: National Assembly vows to override Jonathan’s veto next week

The endless rift between the Presidency and National Assembly over the 2013 budget took a new dimension Thursday as the National Assembly vowed to override President Jonathan’s veto next week. Zakari Mohammed, chairman House Committee on Media and Public Affairs who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, noted that “the constitution demands 30 working […]

Gunmen kill family of 10 in Plateau

Ten persons, including a two-month-old baby, were killed on Friday morning when gunmen attacked Kogwom village in the Vwang district of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, a spokesman for the Special Task Force said. Two other persons, who sustained serious injuries, have been admitted at the Christian Hospital, Vom. Lt. Kingsley Egbo, Assistant […]

Julius Berger to build the 2nd Niger Bridge

The Federal Government has announced Julius Berger AIMS Consortium as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Second Niger Bridge that is to connect Delta and Anambra states. The Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, stated this in Abuja on Friday after hours-long meeting with delegates from the consortium and various government agencies. According […]

Jonathan to host the Brazilian president in Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan will receive President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on Saturday in Abuja and hold talks with her on the further expansion of trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Brazil. President Rousseff’s official visit to Nigerian is in furtherance of efforts to boost economic and developmental cooperation between Nigeria and Brazil which were […]

FG, UK block extremist groups’ funds

The Federal Government and Britain have tightened their grip on funds flowing to the Boko Haram and its breakaway faction, Ansaru, in their determination to cripple the activities of the terror groups. Saturday PUNCH learnt that Nigeria and Britain had in conjunction with some other countries intensified the search for sources of funding for these […]

Boko Haram, Ansaru target Lagos, others

-PunchTerror groups have begun a recruitment drive in the South-West with the aim of establishing cells in the zone, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have shown. The recruitment drive by the Boko Haram and its breakaway faction, Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan, it was gathered, was a prelude to attacks they were planning to launch in the […]

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