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FIFA assures Ghana over Cairo security

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter | credits: File copy FIFA assured Ghana officials on Monday that security “guarantees” are in place for next week’s World Cup playoff in Egypt. The assurance comes a day after police and fans clashed in Cairo at the African Champions League final. Plans for the playoff were unchanged after FIFA Secretary […]

Eagles stars in, head for Calabar

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi leads the list of Super Eagles players spotted in Nigeria on Monday as the camping resumes in Calabar for the final qualifying match against Ethiopia on Saturday. The PUNCH checks at the Metropolitan Transcorp Hotel in Calabar by 9.45pm on Monday confirmed that none of the foreign-based players had arrived in […]

Taraba Assembly elects Speaker, gets list of commissioners

  Members of the Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Mr. Josiah Kente as the new speaker. Kente, who represents Wukari 1 constituency, replaced Mr. Haruna Tsokwa, who died early this month. The House also received a list of new commissioners from the acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar. Goverrnor Danbaba Suntai, had on […]

Four killed in MASSOB, security clash

  MASSOB FOUR people were feared killed on Monday when members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra clashed with a joint team of security men in Onitsha, Anambra State. But while MASSOB claimed that the clash was an attack on its members because of the decision of the group […]

FG, India in diplomatic row over Nigerian’s death

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri Federal Government has demanded an unreserved apology from the Indian authorities over the death of a Nigerian, Obodo Uzoma Simeon, and discriminatory attacks on Nigerians in the Asian nation. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, disclosed this while answering questions from journalists at the pre-Commonwealth Head […]

Corruption: Ghana sacks minister as Jonathan keeps Oduah on

President Goodluck Jonathan The fight against corruption has assumed a new dimension in Ghana as President John Mahama has sacked the Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Hammah,  for allegedly making a statement that suggested that she could be corrupt. On Thursday, a taped conversation that Hammah had with someone, in which she allegedly said she […]

I’ll never return to Chime again –Wife

  Wife of the Enugu State Governor, Clara Chime Mrs. CLARA Chime on Monday left the Government House in Enugu claiming she had been under pressure to remain as wife of  the Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime. She said she would have walked away from the marriage during the period Chime was sick and was […]

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