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Nigeria anti-gay law ’ll fuel violence –UN Secretary General

United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern on Wednesday at a new Nigerian law that criminalises same-sex relationships, which he fears could fuel prejudice and violence and risks obstructing an effective HIV/AIDS response. The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership […]

APGA crisis: Court sacks Umeh, Shinkafi

… It’s judicial rascality –Shinkafi From GODWIN TSA, Abuja A Federal High Court has ordered the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh and the Secretary of the party, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi  to vacate their offices on the ground that their continued stay in office is beyond the provision of […]

CHAN 2014 : Eagles survive Mambas scare, win 4-2

By  JOE APU Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles players revived their hope of making an impact at the CHAN 2014 tournament with a 4 – 2 win over a hard fighting Mozambique in their second Group A game. Though, the Nigerian side started on a poor note with the Mozambicans drawing first blood through Dario […]

NHRC probes Obasanjo’s claim of rights abuses against Jonathan

Rivers crisis also on the card  From GODWIN TSA, Abuja The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday set up a five-man probe panel headed by its Chairman, Prof Chidi Anselm Odinkalu to investigate allegations of extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses raised against President Goodluck Jonathan by his political godfather, former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Other […]

Mayhem in Onitsha

•ASTA official killed by trailer driver •Traders block highway over union’s action From EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha Onitsha in Anambra State, yesterday erupted in a turmoil following riots at the Old Motor Spare Parts market, Mgbuka along the Onitsha-Owerri Expressway and the Upper Iweka-Niger Headbridge, within the nation’s commercial nerve centre. The Upper Iweka riot began […]

Jonathan, others honour fallen heroes

President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja yesterday led leaders of the legislature and judiciary as well as military and para-military organisations to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes. They performed the 2014 Armed Forces Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony at the National Arcade in Abuja where the annual ceremony started at 10 a.m. with the arrival at the […]

Jonathan, others honour fallen heroes

President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja yesterday led leaders of the legislature and judiciary as well as military and para-military organisations to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes. They performed the 2014 Armed Forces Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony at the National Arcade in Abuja where the annual ceremony started at 10 a.m. with the arrival at the […]

How Western Philosophy Ruins Nigerian Marriages – By Odimegwu Onwumere

By Odimegwu Onwumere | RiversNigeria | Jan. 15, 2014 – Newly married couples in Nigeria on the day of celebration wear a cheerful look. This is because every marriage is procedural in the country. There is no form of enslavement marriage, neither is there a slave nor a slave master anywhere. Women are not sold […]

Lagos Residents Groan Under Incessant Blackout, Extortion By Electricity Officials

Activities in Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos, Nigeria were halted for hours when residents stormed the office of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, Mafoluku, Oshodi, to protest against extortion from IKEDC officials and incessant blackout that has plagued the council. The residents, who defied the early morning sleep to storm the office of […]

Woman sets self, husband ablaze to prevent him from marrying new wife

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The entire Umuodo community in Itu, Ezinihitte Local Government Area of Imo State was monday thrown into confusion, as a woman identified as Patience Chilekezi, set her self and husband, Mr. Ngozi Chilekezi, ablaze so as to prevent him from marrying another wife. Picture of the burnt house The couple, have been childless […]

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