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Fifa moves Ethiopia and Senegal World Cup qualifiers

Ethiopia’s crucial World Cup qualifier away to Central African Republic in September has been moved to neutral Republic of Congo, the Ethiopian Football Federation said on Wednesday. Football’s world governing body Fifa took the decision because of security reasons after after CAR’s president was overthrown this year. The final Group A game match has been […]

Gaddafi minister Ahmed Ibrahim sentenced to death

A former minister in the government of Muammar Gaddafi has been sentenced to death for his role in repressing protests in the 2011 rebellion. A court in the Libyan city of Misrata found Ahmed Ibrahim guilty of undermining national security and plotting to kill civilians. A judge said Ibrahim urged residents in the town of […]

Revealed: 34 LAZY senators tabled no bills in 2 years – Pedophile senator, Sani Ahmed Yerima, among them

Halfway into the tenure of the Senate, 34 senators have not sponsored any bill since coming to office, according to official records released by the Senate. The Senate’s Mid-Term Assessment Report shows that of the total 109 senators, 74 have sponsored at least a bill during the period starting June 2011 while the rest initiated […]

Fasehun, Adams bicker over Al-Mustapha

BY DAPO AKINREFON THE crisis rocking the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, OPC, deepened over the the weekend as founder of the group, Dr Frederick Fasehun and National Coordinator of the group, Otunba Gani Adams bickered over Fasehun’s recent hobnobbing with Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. Fasehun’s faction had accused Adams of being sponsored to criticize him for accompanying […]

Picture: Woman sets 11-yr-old maid ablaze over piece of meat (Heartless/wicked woman)

BY EVELYN USMAN LAGOS — Policemen at Bode Thomas division of Lagos State command, Tuesday, arrested a woman who allegedly set her 11-year-old house maid ablaze in Surulere area of Lagos, for stealing a piece of meat from her pot of soup. The maid identified as Ita Bassey-Eno who reportedly escaped death by the whiskers, […]

Show respect, Tukur tells 5 Northern govs; You don’t deserve respect, says Nyako

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North; Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Henry Umoru & Tina Akannam ABUJA — NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, yesterday took a swipe at five governors from the North elected on the platform of the party, warning them to show decorum, humility and respect him. One […]

2015: INEC registers APC as political party

Nigeria’s electoral agency on Wednesday approved the merger of three leading opposition parties ahead of presidential polls in 2015, potentially setting up a stiff challenge to the ruling party. The electoral commission said the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) would now be known as […]

Lamido, Nyako, others want Shagari to intervene in PDP crisis

BY SONI DANIEL, REGIONAL EDITOR, NORTH Four Northern governors, who are still aggrieved over certain developments in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday, took their grievances to former President Shehu Shagari, pleading with him to intervene. The governors, who began their meeting with Shagari at about 11:45 am, were led by the state governor, Aliyu […]

JTF arrests 608 suspected oil thieves, seizes 24 vessels

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’, said it has arrested 608 suspected oil thieves in 594 raids carried out between January and June. The JTF spokesman, Lt. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Yenagoa that oil theft was consequently on the decline. “So far, […]

17,000 Chinese legally resident in Nigeria – Immigration boss

By PROVIDENCE OBUH The number of Chinese citizens regularised and legally residing in Lagos and Ogun zone of the Nigeria Immigration service is about 17,000 according to Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Mr. David Parradang. However the greatest challenge faced by the service comes from Chinese citizens who come into the country with visiting, tourist […]

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