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Sudan fuel unrest: Many die in Khartoum as riots continue

At least 24 people have been killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in clashes sparked by cuts in fuel subsidies, medical sources say. The director of Omdurman hospital told the BBC his staff had seen 21 bodies. Three others died at another hospital. Earlier police fired tear gas at protesters. The unrest began on Monday […]

Senate set to dump police BCMR as lawmakers may debate motion today

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja   The Senate is set to move against what it described as unauthorized introduction of the Biometric Central Motor Registration (BCMR) scheme by the police. Its opposition to the new Police BCMR is based on the rejection of same by the Presidency on two occasions.  Barring any change in plan, Chairman […]

Charles Taylor appeal verdict due in The Hague

 A UN-backed special court in The Hague is due to rule on an appeal by former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Last May, the court sentenced him to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war. He became the first former head of state convicted by […]

Ethiopia play warm up matches against Ghana/Cameroon ahead of tie with Nigeria

The Walya Antelopes have opened camp with 24 players ahead of their 2014 World Cup final play-off against the Super Eagles with further plans for key warm up matches Ethiopia plan to play warm up matches against continental powerhouses Ghana and Cameroon before they take on Nigeria in the final play-off for the 2014 World […]

Libel: Magazine to pay Oshiomhole N25m

A Benin High Court has awarded Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, N25million as damages in a libel suit the governor instituted against Docklands Communication and one Loye Amzat, publishers and editor of the News of the People Magazine. Governor Oshiomhole had dragged the soft sell weekly magazine to court demanding for N250million as damages over […]

Tension in Anambra over INEC guber list

Nwoye, PDP appeal Ukachukwu’s court victory nEzeemo, PPA candidate, raises campaign team From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka   As tension mounts in Anambra State over release of the list of candidates for the November 16, 2013 governorship election, Comrade Tony Nwoye, the candidate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), […]

Corruption may sink Nigeria – Olu Falae (Assuming it is still afloat)

Aformer presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Chief Olu Falae, on Tuesday in Lagos warned that corruption might “sink Nigeria’’ if it was not tackled headlong. Falae spoke at the public presentation of a book titled “Post Independence Political Evolution of Western Nigeria: Chief Obafemi Awolowo Factor.’’ The News Agency of Nigeria  reported that the […]

Floods wreak havoc in Ibadan, kill two

The rain that fell for almost two days in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has claimed  lives of two people and destroyed property. The rain began on Sunday and continued till Monday night, sending panic through the flood-prone city. The Oluyole Local Government Area of the state was mostly affected by the downpour. Flood wreaked […]

N6.4bn fraud: EFCC appeals discharge of UBEC officials

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has asked the Court of Appeal, Abuja, to set aside the September 19 ruling of the Abuja Federal High Court in which it discharged former Deputy Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Prof. Bridget Sokan, and six others standing trial in a N6.4bn fraud charge. The six others […]

Jonathan ineligible to run in 2015 -nPDP

The leadership of the New Peoples Democratic Party has  said that  President Goodluck Jonathan is not qualified to seek reelection in 2015. The reasons why he cannot contest, according to the group, are: The 1999 Constitution, an agreement the President  entered into and his open statement in Turkey in 2011. The President had  on Monday […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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