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Calling the Nigerian Police to Reason – By Amb. Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat

By Amb. Abdulrazaq O Hamzat | Abuja, Nigeria | Sept. 17, 2013 – When I first read the news about police preventing the Rivers State Governor, Chubuike Rotimi Amaechi from entering the government house, I take it as one of those falsified news report concocted to mislead the public, but I after some while, the […]

NFF rules out Abuja Stadium for World Cup play-off (After spending billions to build it)

From ROMANUS UGWU, Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have technically ruled out the possibility of the Super Eagles using the newly refurbished Abuja National Stadium for the FIFA World Cup play-off tie despite the official unveiling of the stadium today. The Chairman of the Security Sub-committee of the Federation, Chief Effiong Johnson, who […]

Middle-Belt Forum cautions el-Rufai against inciting comments

As CAN declares 7-day fasting By SAM EYOBOKA & CALEB AYANSINA ABUJA—A REGIONAL socio-political group that promotes the interests of the people of the Middle Belt region, the Middle-Belt Forum, MBF, yesterday, admonished former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to display every sense of responsibility and patriotism in his comments on […]

Police arrest bizman for allegedly stripping female officer naked

  BY NWABUEZE      OKONKWO ONITSHA — Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ballah Nasarawa, yesterday, arrested the businessman that allegedly molested and stripped naked a female police officer (names withheld). The suspect, whose identity was withheld by the police, was, however, released on bail immediately after visiting some important offices at state police headquarters, Awka. […]

16 soldiers killed, many missing in fresh Borno attack

  BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI, WITH AGENCY REPORT Army authorities disclosed, yesterday, that 15 soldiers and a lieutenant have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists along the Baga-Maiduguri Road in Borno State, while 150 sect members were killed by troops of the 7th Division during a fierce battle with the insurgents last weekend. Defence sources, however, […]

Nigerian storms Abidjan police station with cutlass, chases policemen away

Abidjan – A Nigerian suspected to be mentally deranged, Bethel Chima, has been shot in the legs after running amok with a cutlass inside a police station in Port-Bouet Abidjan. Chima, who is in his 30s is said to have been living in Abidjan for the past eight years. Some Nigerians residing in Port-Bouet said […]

Utomi, EFCC disagree over 2007 campaign funding

  -punch Former Chairman of Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank), Prof. Pat Utomi, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday disagreed over the funding of his 2007 presidential campaign. The EFCC, through its counsel, Mr. Kemi Pinhero(SAN), said the defunct PHB had granted a N2.7bn loan to Baywood Continental Limited, also chaired by […]

Super Eagles are 100% sure of victory against Ethiopia

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said it was confident the Super Eagles have a 100 per cent chance of beating Ethiopia to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals. NFA’s Assistant Technical Director, James Peters, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja he was sure the team would be in Brazil […]

Ibori hid assets in Oando, says Briish prosecutors

  -Punch Convicted former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori, hid some of his assets in an indigenous integrated oil company, Oando Plc, according to a British prosecutor. The prosecutor was quoted by Reuters in a report on Monday as saying that the former governor, who is serving a 13-year jail term in the United Kingdom for […]

Private Jet: El Rufai dismisses CAN’s threats

  -Punch A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Deputy National Secretary of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Nasir el-Rufai, says he is not perturbed by the seven-day ultimatum given to him by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria. El-Rufai had, in an interview with a national newspaper (not The PUNCH) […]

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