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Disturbing picture: Man pours hot water on 13-year-old housemaid

A 13-year-old girl, Precious Edu, has accused the brother-in law of her employer of pouring hot water on her. Edu, who said she was denied the opportunity of attending school after she was brought to work with Esther Amunde and her brother-in-law, Papa, in Calabar, Cross River State, said Papa poured the water on her […]

JTF kills 14 Boko Haram terrorists in Kano

Operatives of the Joint Task Force on Sunday averted another major attack by terrorists in Kano by raiding their hideouts at Unguwa Uku area of the ancient city. The operatives, acting on a tip off, were said to have raced to the area around 4am and intercepted a Volkswagen Golf, primed with explosives, which some […]

Power cut interrupts Jonathan’s Easter message in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan had a good dose of the epileptic state of the nation’s power supply as his Easter message during a service at Our Saviour’s Church (Anglican Communion), Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, was punctuated by an outage on Sunday. Power supply to the church auditorium went off about six minutes into the President’s speech […]

Easter: Pope Francis prays for peace in Nigeria

Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis torn countries and regions of the world such the Korean peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Mail and the Central Republic of Africa. The Pope decried the continued insurgent attacks in Nigeria when […]

One year after: My greatest challenge as Malawi’s President – Joyce Banda

By BENJAMIN NJOKU She came into power by a twist of fate, and today, Joyce Banda, can live to retell the sad story of her struggle to liberate her country from the shackles of political conspiracy, bad leadership and economic underdevelopment. Banda was catapulted to one of the toughest jobs in the southern Africa region […]

Norwegian teacher fired for letting pupils taste her blood

A Norwegian kindergarten teacher has been fired after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed children to touch and taste it,the head teacher of the kindergarten said last week. The teacher in Sola, on Norway’s western coast,brought in a blood sample that was taken earlier in the day and poured […]

2015 PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST: Obasanjo intensifies plot against Jonathan

*Moves to pacify North, meets traditional rulers *Aso Villa ‘hawks’ want his wings clipped *President launches counter offensive, woos S/West elders *Anenih on fence-mending with govs By Jide Ajani Fresh facts emerged, at the weekend, that former President Matthew Okikiolakan Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is intensifying his opposition to the 2015 re-election aspiration of incumbent President […]

NDDC streamlines contracts to end abandonment of projects

BY LEKAN BILESANMI The Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has streamlined the complex contract system in the commission which “in the past had spawned several ‘toxic projects’ – projects that were awarded without budgetary provisions.” “And considering the plight of innocent contractors choked with these toxic projects, the Board has passed resolutions […]

Gunmen kill policeman at daughters’ wedding

BY NDAHI MARAMA, Maiduguri A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen at the wedding of his two daughters in Damboa town in Damboa local government area of Borno State, local sources said yesterday, saying the incident happened on Friday. Residents told our correspondent that the deceased policeman was shot dead in front of his house […]

Kwara police commissioner’s assassination: We have recorded 90% success on investigation – AIG

BY ANAYO OKOLI THE new Assistant Inspector General of Police [AIG], Zone 9, Umuahia, Abia State, Mr. Tambari Yabo Muhammad, has called on the governors in the zone to set up security trust fund to assist in providing logistics for security agencies in the zone. Muhammad, who spoke to journalists shortly after meeting with police […]

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