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Army corners Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Borno hills

The leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, may have been cornered by operatives of the Joint Task Force in Gwoza hills, Borno State. A top security source told Saturday PUNCH on Thursday that the JTF had located the area where the Boko Haram leader was hiding. The source stated, “We are […]

Picture: ‘World’s oldest person’ found in South Africa

At 119 years old Johanna Mazibuko, who lives in small town south-west of Johannesburg, could be the world’s oldest person. Ms Mazibuko was born in 1894, according to her identity papers, and has outlived five of her seven children. “God gave my life in abundance, plus a bonus. I am very old now,” she told […]

Anambra 2013: The battle of three senators

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor They are three senators with a common streak of having been pushed out of office by the courts. Now Senators Chris Ngige, Emma Anosike and Andy Uba are in the frontline in the battle to succeed the outgoing governor of Anambra State. Yesterday, Senator Chris Ngige stole the show in […]

2 Majors,13 soldiers killed by Boko Haram buried amidst tears

By Kingsley Omonobi, Gabriel Ewepu-Abuja Two Army Majors and thirteen soldiers killed by Boko Haram Terrorists in the North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe, as well as UNAMID operations in Darfur, Sudan, were yesterday given national burial at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja with President Goodluck Jonathan insisting that the nation will win the […]

You’re agents of opposition, Presidency tells five Northern govs

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North ABUJA — The presidency, yesterday, described the five northern governors, who carpeted Peoples Democratic Party over alleged poor leadership and internal crises, as agents of the opposition. It warned them to desist from continuing to engage in acts capable of unduly heating up the polity and distracting President Goodluck […]

Why I gave N100m to Edo market women – Oshiomhole

By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY-GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Thursday, said he decided to give N100million to market women in the state because they have been crucial to the sustenance of democracy in the state. The State Government Wednesday gave N100 million revolving, interest-free and non-refundable grant to market women in the state to […]

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