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The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria – Miss Bayelsa/Nigeria 2013

Eighteen-year-old Anna Banner beats 31 other beautiful dreamers at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, writes AKEEM LASISI Biblically speaking, many roundly beautiful girls were called. But only one was chosen. That lucky bird is 18-year-old Anna Banner, who was, on Saturday night, crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in […]

We don’t have leaders in PDP —Peterside

In this interview with OLUSOLA FABIYI, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Dakuku Peterside, speaks about the crisis in Rivers State and the PDP. Excerpts: The Rivers State we used to know was a peaceful one, but peace appears to have now eluded it, what happened? Rivers State is […]

Mixed reactions greet govs’ visits to ex-leaders

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the visits of some Northern states’ governors to three former Nigerian leaders – Generals Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdusalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida. Four of the governors – Murtala Nyako (Adamawa); Sule Lamido(Jigawa); Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto); and Rabiu Kwakwanso (Kano) – had last Saturday visited Obasanjo in Abeokuta where they discussed […]

B’Haram member arrested in Ogun

The police in Ogun State on Tuesday said they had arrested a 22-year-old man, Giraima Suri, suspected to be a member of Boko Haram in Isheri-Kara area of Ifo Local Government. The police said the suspect from Bulunkutu Kasuwa, Maiduguri, Borno State, was arrested by detectives acting on a tip-off. The command added that the […]

Adoke gets ultimatum to prosecute child rapist and pedophile, Senator Ahmed Yerima

A rights group, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, has given 30 days ultimatum to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, to prosecute Senator Ahmed Yerima, for marrying a 13-year-old girl. Founder and Chairperson of the organisation, Mrs. Funmi Falana, who addressed journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, said Yerima’s marriage to the Egyptian girl […]

Duke University (USA) Snatches Nigeria’s health minister

Dr. Muhammed Ali Pate, Minister of State for Health earlier today voluntarily resigned his position from the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan with effect from Wednesday. In his resignation letter to Mr. Jonathan, Dr Pate said his decision was hinged on his desire to take up the position of Professor in Duke University’s Global Health […]

Senate’s mournful valedictory session for Ewherido

The dateline was Wednesday, July 17, 2013 and the environment indeed wore a mournful look as the Senate held a special valedictory session in honour of one its own, Senator Akpor Pius Ewherido, who represented who Delta Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) and who changed mortality for immortality […]

Agreement with ASUU impossible to implement —FG

THE Federal Government declared on Tuesday that the 2009 Agreement signed with ASUU is practically impossible for any administration to implement, but assured that very soon, the issue and crisis would be finally resolved. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, made this known when he appeared before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National […]

FRSC, police confirm death of Patience Jonathan’s foster mother

The circumstances surrounding the accident, which claimed the lives of the foster mother of Nigeria’s First Lady, Madam Charity Oba, and that of a 12-year-old in her company, would soon be unravelled, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has promised. The FRSC’s assurance came just as the Rivers state police command confirmed the death of […]

First Lady devastated over death of foster mother

FIRST Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, is said to have received the news of the death of her mother in ghastly motor accident with sadness and grief. The woman was said to be the foster mother of the wife of the president. Presidency source revealed in Abuja, on Tuesday, that Patience, who is away in Geneva, […]

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