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80% African offenders in China are Nigerians –Envoy

The Nigerian Ambassador to China, Aminu Wali, on Monday said Nigerians were responsible for about 80 per cent of the offences committed by Africans in China. Over 400 Nigerians, he added, were serving various jail terms in China for drug-related offences. Wali stated this in Beijing ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan’s state visit to China. […]

Opinion: The harm Nigeria does to the North

Last week, the National Teachers’ Institute announced that about 80 per cent of teachers in Northern Nigeria were not qualified to teach. Just before that, the Federal Ministry of Education had announced the cut-off marks for admission into the Federal Government Colleges, known as Unity Schools, with the shocking piece of information that while the […]

I was tortured – Kabiru Sokoto

A Boko Haram commander accused of masterminding the December 25, 2011 bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto, on Monday informed an Abuja Federal High Court that he was tortured while being interrogated by security agents. Testifying in his own defence at the continuation of his trial, Sokoto insisted that […]

Picture: Man tortures son to death, buries corpse

A 34-year-old man, Arogundade Ahmed, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly flogging his son to death. According to eyewitnesses, Arogundade tortured his 13-year-old son, Qudus, to death because Qudus broke into someone’s house and attempted to steal. Arogundade was said to have killed his son in the presence of his […]

We’ll not support Jonathan in 2015 –Northern elders (Like your support matters)

The Northern Elders’ Forum on Monday said that the North would not support President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election. The spokesman for the group, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents, while reacting to a statement by the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Babangida Aliyu. Aliyu, […]

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