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We’ll soon end ASUU strike–Anyim

By Chinelo Obogo Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has stated that contrary to the claims by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government has demonstrated commitment to the implementation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Sam Nwaobasi, he said the […]

Anambra: Crisis as Ngige emerges APC consensus candidate

Other aspirants kick • Okorocha’s role in controversy By EYA WILLY, Lagos and FRED ITUA, Abuja As the clock ticks toward the November 16 governorship race in Anambra State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mired in confusion over who picks its ticket. The development came following the presentation of Senator Chris Ngige as the […]

How police spoilt fun for bank robbers, killed 2

By CHRISTOPHER OJI It was a theatre of war last week as policemen from the Area E Command Festac Town, Lagos engaged armed robbers in a firce gun battle at the Igbo-Elerin, Okokomaiko. When the smoke settled, two of the robbers were shot dead while others escaped. Crime Watch gathered that Area Commander, Mr Dan […]

Army intensifies fight against insurgents

Establishes new formation in Adamawa From DAVID MOLOMO, Yola The battle to liberate communities in parts of the North-East from the hands of insurgents that have terrorised the people for years is being won by the security forces, so says the Nigerian Army. In Adamawa State, the army is establishing a new formation in an […]

Enugu airport set for International operations

…as S’easterners air their views on official launch From PETRUS OBI, Enugu All is now set for the official launch of the first commercial international flight at the newly upgraded Dr. Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, scheduled for Saturday August 24. As expected the arrival and departure halls are ready just as the screening check […]

Lagos: Woman tortures househelp to death

… No, she died ofconvulsion – Suspect By MATTHEW DIKE Police operatives have arrested a woman for allegedly torturing her female house-help to death at the Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. The suspect known as mama Christiana at Barrack Line, Suru Alaba, Olodi, Apapa, was alleged to have been beating the 16-year-old girl simply identified as Angel till […]

IG orders probe into motorcyclist’s death

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, to conduct a thorough investigation into the shooting of a commercial motorcyclist, Olalekan Ajayi, by a policeman at the Ikorodu area of the state. The IG, who appealed for calm to enable the police authorities to probe the matter, […]

Bonus fight: Panel blames Keshi, Eagles, NFF

The committee set up by the Minister of Sports Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi to investigate the bonus disagreement in Windhoek, Namibia between the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation has blamed the players; their coach Stephen Keshi and the NFF officials. The panel headed by a former Presidential spokesman and Chairman of Thisday Editorial Board, […]

Rivers PDP bars Amaechi, 27 lawmakers from audit

THE Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has barred Governor Rotimi Amaechi, and the 27 pro-Amaechi members of the State House of Assembly from the performance appraisal that commenced on Thursday. The state PDP executive members, had, few weeks after being sworn in, set up a Committee on Performance Evaluation of its members holding political […]

Lagos rescues 25 children from alleged trafficker

Lagos State Government has rescued 25 children from an alleged child trafficker in the Egbeda area of the state. It was learnt that the suspected trafficker, Mrs. Rosemary Nwachukwu, was also arrested and had been handed over to the Alausa Police Division, while the children were currently in government’s custody. The government accused Nwachukwu of […]

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