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Picture: Burundian woman arrested with 2.390kg heroin

A Burundian, Aisha Uwimana, has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for trafficking substances found to be heroin. A statement by the NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said Uwimana was caught at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport with 2.390 kilogrammes of heroin hidden in her hand luggage. […]

Iyayi: FRSC takes over govs’ convoys

By SINA OLAYINKA and SEYE OJO The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has directed its operatives to henceforth lead the convoy of cars in governors’ entourage as part of measures to curb the excesses of the drivers. The directive followed last Tuesday’s fatal auto crash involving the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, which […]

Senate probes N140bn police reform funds

* Lawmakers renew call for state police From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, AbujaSenate yesterday ordered its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the release and management of N140 billion which was meant for police reform. The Federal Government reportedly released a take-off grant of N78 billion, with further appropriations in national budgets spanning three years. In 2011, […]

Mikel: I’ll open up after World Cup ticket qualification

Chelsea midfielder and Super Eagles talisman, John Mikel Obi has declared that he has refused to make too many comments ahead of the game against Ethiopia on Saturday because of the importance of the match and the need for maximum concentration by all and sundry. Mikel, who spoke on Thursday also declared that he will […]

FG woos Sri Lankan investors

…Says Nigeria remains strong, stable destination for FDI From AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, in Colombo, Sri LankaDespite her rising economic challenges, President Goodluck Jonathan, has said that Nigeria remains a strong and viable destination for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).Jonathan noted in today’s uncertain economic environment, with over-leveraged nations, risk-averse corporate and indebted consumers; it is Africa’s turn […]

Acting doesn’t pay my bills-Enoho Peggy

Enoho Ovire Peggy is a two-time beauty queen. She was Miss Galaxy International Nigeria in 2007 and also Miss Delta Tourism. She is not stopping at that. Recently, she joined Nollywood and her first movie is Best of Enemies. A woman of many parts, she has also delved into business and she retails clothes through […]

Ongoing Power Outage At Murtala Muhammed International Airport In Lagos Paralyzes Flight Operations

Twice tonight the entire Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos suffered massive power outages leading to disruptions in flight operations at the airport. The power outagest happened twice according to a journalist, Ahmed Salkida, who witnessed the blackout. The first blackout which happened at 7:45pm lasted for two minutes. A second one, which is still […]

Boko Haram holding kidnapped French priest

KANO (AFP) – Boko Haram is holding a French priest who was kidnapped in northern Cameroon, a source in the banned Nigerian Islamist group said on Friday, rejecting claims of a rift among the insurgents. “I can confirm that the French priest is in the hands of mujahideen (fighters) from Jamaat Ahl al-Sunna Li Da’wat […]

Anambra showdown: How they may fare tomorrow

BY VINCENT UJUMADU The battle line is drawn among the five major contestants in the very keen contest to replace the outgoing governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi. These are Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Senator Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Tony Nwoye of the […]

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