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First ladies’ impunity should stop — Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, in this interview with LEKE BAIYEWU, says the office of the First Lady is illegal and the roles of president/governors’ wives should be limited W hat does the Nigerian constitution say about the office of the First Lady and what are the roles assigned to […]

Why I retired as Major-General — Buhari

A former Head of State, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Friday said he decided to retire with his current rank in 1985, to defend and promote the integrity of the military, instead of promoting himself. Buhari said this at a public presentation of two books: “Nigerian military in politics: 1966-2011 and Politics of transition to […]

Boeing 777 plane crash-lands at San Francisco airport

A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, officials say. Pictures posted on Twitter showed passengers jumping down the inflatable emergency slides and leaving the area, as plumes of smoke rise from the plane. Fire fighters and rescue teams are at the scene […]

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi owed five months’ salary (Someone in NFF has embezzled his salary)

By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport, Lagos Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has not been paid since he led the Super Eagles to a third Africa Cup of Nations title five months ago. However, the ex-Super Eagles captain has not made an official complaint. And the Nigerian Football Federation has told BBC Sport that the situation is […]

FIFA bans Cameroon from international football

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) says it does not understand why the country has been banned from all football activity by Fifa. On Thursday, Fifa suspended Cameroon “on account of government interference” in the Fecafoot elections in June. “It is a big surprise; I don’t see any government intervention in what happened,” Fecafoot vice president […]

Appeal Court removes Obong of Calabar

*Orders fresh selection CITING lack of due process, the Appeal Court sitting in Calabar yesterday removed Etubom Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu as the Obong of Calabar. The judgment read by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba and confirmed by Justice Uzo Ndukwe-Anyawu and Onyekachi Otisi upheld the earlier verdict of a lower court that due process was […]

Boko Haram: ‘Dozens dead’ in school attack in Nigeria’s Yobe state

At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in northeastern Nigeria, reports say. Eyewitnesses said some of the victims were burned alive in the attack, in Mamudo town, Yobe state. Dozens of schools have been burned in attacks by Islamists since 2010. Yobe […]

Mali lifts state of emergency ahead of presidential vote

Mali has lifted a state of emergency in place since January, when France intervened to help drive out Islamists occupying the north, officials say. The move comes after Mali’s army re-entered the key town of Kidal, held by Tuareg rebels, to improve security ahead of the presidential election. Rebels agreed to allow troops into the […]

Cashless policy: Dream still far from reality

By Emmanuel Edukugho In what can best be described as an attempt to broaden the scope of electronic payments for goods and services, five states and the FCT are set to join Lagos which adopted the cashless initiative last year, owing to the high level of commercial activities and cash deposits they record. On its […]

We can’t continue to graduate unemployable students – ASUU

NATIONAL President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Nasir Issa-Fagee, has said that the Nigerian universities will not continue to churn out unemployable graduates because of lack of training facilities in the institutions. The ASUU President, who spoke to Saturday Vanguard in Abuja, said that though the strike affected both parents and students, […]

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