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UK couple arrested for holding three women for 30 years

November 21, 2013 British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three women captive for more than 30 years, Scotland Yard announced Thursday. Officers from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested the man and woman, both 67, at their south London home as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, the Metropolitan […]

Man, 75, seeks divorce over wife’s alleged beating

A 75-year-old man, Fashola Fakorede, on Thursday urged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Funke, 49, for allegedly beating him. Fakorede told the court that his wife had turned him into a punching bag and also inflict injuries over his body. “My wife wants to kill me, she beats me every day. I don’t […]

Jonathan confers National Order of Merit Awards on three Professors

The Federal Government has nominated three Nigerian Professors who have distinguished themselves in Science, Humanities and Engineering to be conferred with the 2013 Nigerian National Merit Award. The three Professors are Seth Sunday Ajayi (Science), Francis Abiodun Irele (Humanities/Literature) and Hillary Iyang (Engineering/Technology). Ajayi has distinguished himself as an international scholar in wildlife conservation and […]

Opinion: Nigerian elections will always fail

The matters arising from the inconclusive Anambra State governorship election last Saturday were foreseeable. In Nigeria, elections are, cynically speaking, designed to fail. The process of democracy — from campaigns to voting and other post-election activities — is a practice of modernity. Anambra (and by implication, Nigeria) as presently construed, are pre-modern contraptions. Yes, as […]

Court remands grandpa for killing 14-year-old daughter

A 72-year-old man, John Udin, has been remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing his daughter, Gloria. The police said the incident happened at Adewole Street, in the Ojo area of Lagos State. Udin was arraigned on Wednesday on one count of murder. It was learnt that the accused  […]

Brazil 2014: Sports minister backs Keshi to lead Eagles (Is there anyone else better?)

Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi | credits: File copy Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had confidence in the ability of the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, to lead the national team to the Brazil 2014 World Cup. He however added that if Keshi feels he needs additional […]

Controversial Anambra governorship poll

  AS the nation grapples with yet another shoddy election, this time the Anambra State governorship poll of last Saturday, it is incumbent upon the Independent National Electoral Commission to do the right thing: summon the courage to cancel the flawed election. It did so two years ago when it called off the National Assembly […]

Jonathan meets rebel govs on Sunday

In an effort aimed at finding a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, President Goodluck Jonathan is to meet with the seven aggrieved governors from the party on Sunday. Already, sources close to the governors said a letter had been sent to them concerning the meeting. The letter was said to […]

Picture: SSS parades varsity lecturer, four others for terrorism

    The lecturer(left) and other suspects being paraded by the State Security Service in Abuja…. on Wednesday The State Security Service on Wednesday in Abuja paraded an assistant lecturer in Arabic and Islamic studies at the Kogi State University, Ayingba, Muhammad Yunus, for recruiting and coordinating a Boko Haram terror cell in Kogi State. […]

Killer convoy: Victim’s family tackles Kwara gov’s wife

      The family of late Mrs. Victoria Adeoye, one of the victims of last Wednesday’s accident at U-turn Bus Stop on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, has said the convoy which caused the accident, belonged to the wife of Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed. Victoria aged 63, died shortly after she was hit by […]

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