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Emenike, Omeruo out of Mandela Challenge Cup

Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike and Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo have dropped out of Wednesday’s Mandela Challenge match against South Africa in Durban. Super Eagles team official, Dayo Enebi Achor, said, “He (Emenike) may have been at the club before but he is highly valued in Turkey and he has requested that he be allowed to settle […]

Disband B’Haram amnesty committee, CAN tells FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to disband the amnesty committee because its continuous existence would be tantamount to working against the international community. CAN hinged its renewed call on the decision of the International Criminal Court to probe the activities of the insurgent sect, Boko Haram. The ICC […]

Eid-el-fitri tragedy: Teenage boy drowns at Bar Beach

An unidentified teenager drowned at the Bar Beach, Lagos as revellers celebrated Eid-el-fitri in the area on Friday. A fun seeker, who witnessed the incident and identified himself simply as Michael, said there was a heavy traffic of persons at the beach while there were only two live guards on duty. It is usual in […]

Opinion: Much ado about breaking of fast

By Olalekan Adetayo President Goodluck Jonathan is not a Muslim but he participates in the annual Ramadan fast religiously. As a tradition, he also invites dignitaries to join him in breaking the fast in the evening. Some of his regular visitors on such occasions are members of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria. During the week […]

EFCC to quiz Rivers Speaker, other principal officers • Rivers Assembly, PDP disagree over probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to quiz the Rivers State House of Assembly Speaker, Otelemaba Amachree, and other principal officers loyal to Governor Rotimi Amaechi. The commission has already interrogated the embattled Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, who has just been granted bail over an attempted murder charge, assault, intent to maim […]

PDP will win if APC picks Buhari in 2015 –Presidency •Buhari is light, Jonathan darkness –CPC’s ex-spokesman

The Presidency has said that if the newly registered All Progressives Congress picks a former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as its presidential candidate, the 2015 election will be a walkover for the Peoples Democratic Party. The Presidency was apparently hitting back at the APC, which earlier said that it would be a disaster […]

FG sponsors 36 N’Delta youths for overseas programmes

The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has awarded scholarship to 36 youths of the Niger Delta for degree programmes in the United States. The Technical Assistant to the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Larry Pepple, who represented Kuku at a send-off for the youths at the Abuja […]

Group condemns attacks on Akpabio

The South-South Youth Assembly has condemned what it described as media attacks on the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Godswill  Akpabio, by a group in Kaduna  under the aegies of Northern Emancipation Network. In a statement  by the group’s president, Mr. Ben Jaja, and Secretary, Mr. Joseph Tenelaibe, on Thursday, the group condemned the northern […]

Men, watch your prostate, don’t be caught unawares

As breast cancer is common in women above 45 years of age, so is prostate cancer in men above the age of 60. Prostate cancer is a disease which affects only men and it affects the prostate — a gland in the male reproductive system. Statistics by the National Cancer Registry estimate that one out […]

Stop N5,500 deduction from our salaries, policemen tell IG

Some policemen have urged the Police Headquarters to stop an alleged illegal deduction from their monthly salaries. The call came barely 24 hours after the police authorities announced the dismissal of a police sergeant, Chris Omeleze, having been caught on video demanding a bribe of N25,000 from a motorist in Lagos. The policemen who have […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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