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Bloody clash averted in Rivers

  • Security agents, pro-Amaechi supporters square up as APC leaders storm Port Harcourt FROM CHRIS ANUCHA, Port Harcourt Governor Chibuike Amaechi yesterday averted a clash between security agents and his supporters, who were at the Port Harcourt International Airport to welcome him and the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), who visited the state, to […]

FG plans to build airports, refineries with Islamic bond

FROM ISAAC ANUMIHE, ABUJA Following the efficacy of Islamic finance  in attracting liquidity, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) are exploring ways to use Sukuk to build airports, railways and refneries. Speaking at the National Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance in Nigeria, yesterday,  […]

ASUU strike: Hope rises as Jonathan meets ASUU, NLC leaders for 13 hours

From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja Indications have emerged that the industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the last three months may be called off soon. This revelation emerged after a 13-hours marathon meeting among President Goodluck Jonathan, the ASUU leadership and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The meeting commenced at […]

Anambra stampede: Ngige, Obiano trade blame on Twitter

        | credits: Chukky Nwakky The standard bearers of the All Progressives Congress and the All Progressive Grand Alliance in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election took to social media on Monday to express their opinions on the stampede that claimed the lives of 30 people at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ground, […]

Angry family members assault nurse over patient’s death

A staff nurse at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, was on Monday beaten up by family members of a female patient (name not given) who died in the hospital following a health complication. It was learnt that the nurse was beaten by children and relatives of the deceased who were at the […]

Jonathan rejects compensation for B’Haram victims

      President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday admitted that despite the efforts of the nation’s security agencies targeted at curtailing the activities of members of the fundamentalist Islamic sect,  Boko Haram, his administration could not be said to have won the war against terror. But he ruled out compensation for victims […]

Opinion: Random thoughts on the Rivers saga

  Uche Igwe | credits: File copy As I write this piece, the leaders of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, are visiting the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, to convince him to join their political party. The visit is a clear signal of the wide division in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party […]

Oduah: EFCC grills Coscharis officials

  Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed officials of Coscharis Motors Limited, the supplier of the BMW bulletproof cars scandal rocking the aviation sector. It was gathered that the officials who are expected to return to the commission today (Wednesday) were interrogated on Monday and Tuesday. The identity […]

Reps summon IG over rebel govs meeting’s disruption

  Inspector- General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar There was a mild  row  in  the House of Representatives on Tuesday as a motion on the right of the seven rebel governors of the Peoples Democratic Party to hold meetings split the ranks of lawmakers. While the PDP lawmakers in the camp of the G-7  governors  and […]

Nigeria zoom into U-17 World Cup final

      Nigerian players celebrate after beating Sweden 3-0 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 semi-final match at Al Rashid Stadium … on Wednesday. | credits: AFP. Nigeria whipped Sweden 3-0 in Dubai on Tuesday to reach the final game of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the UAE. Sweden coach, […]

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