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Anti-Amaechi protesters threaten to shut down P’Harcourt airport

Traffic gridlock caused by the demonstrators in Port Harcourt, Rivers State … on Tuesday. THOUSANDS of youths from the four local government areas of Rivers State that make up Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality, on Tuesday, threatened to shut down the Port Harcourt International Airport, if the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, was redeployed to […]

N9.8b fraud: SFU re-arraigns ‘wonder bank’ operators

The Police Special Fraud Unit on Tuesday re-arraigned two persons in a Federal High Court in Lagos, charged with N9.8 billion fraud. The accused, Fortune Etaba and Godwin Nwaiche, are standing trial alongside their bank, Establishment House Ltd., on an amended three-count charge. The accused were first arraigned in 2010 on a 300-count charge of […]

Ogoni people picket First Bank over N80.3bn compensation

Some members of the Ogoni community in Rivers on Wednesday picketed the First Bank Area Office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 1,000 protesters converged on the bank thereby disrupting transactions by other customers. Chief Simeon Monokpo, the leader of the group, said, “our protest is […]

Pope tweets backing for US anti-abortion rally

Pope Francis has used Twitter to back an annual anti-abortion rally, the March for Life, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Washington on Wednesday. “I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. “May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable,’’ he said on his […]

Otudeko’s $48m suit against Dangote for hearing Feb. 6

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday fixed February 6 to hear a suit filed by Oba Otudeko against Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Nigerian Ports Authority over a land dispute. Justice Okon Abang adjourned the case at the instance of the counsel to Dangote, Mrs Fola Sowemimo, to enable her to file written statement […]

Senators in near fight over Rivers crisis

An exchange of hot words between Senators Ahmed Lawan and Alkali Jajere both from Yobe State and their colleague from Delta State, James Manager, caused a serious confusion on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The development, which almost led to a physical combat between  Jajere and Manager, happened during a debate on the […]

EFCC arraigns three suspected oil thieves in Benin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned three suspects, Onoshride Usen, Babangida Bello and Nurah Mohammed at a Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that the three suspects were arraigned before Justice  A. M. Liman, […]

18-yr-old girl dies of abortion as Police nab lover, quack nurse

BY DAYO JOHNSON AKURE — DETECTIVES in Ondo State have arrested  a quark nurse over the death of an 18-year-old girl, Omolayo Afolabi, who she helped to terminate a two-month pregnancy in Iju/Itaogbolu area of the state. Also arrested by the police is Joseph Endurance, the deceased lover said to have been responsible for her […]

‘Eagles fully motivated to lift CHAN trophy’ (Win your q/finals match first)

Cape Town (S/Africa) – The Coordinator of the Super Eagles, Emmanuel Attah, on Tuesday assured  Nigerians that the Eagles were fully motivated  to lift the trophy of African Nations Championship. Attah on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa, said that the team would strive towards getting the job done on Feb.1. “Yes the thing right […]

Uganda court orders deportation of Briton in gay sex case

KAMPALA – A retired British man at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda will be deported Wednesday, a court ruled.“The court orders immediate deportation within 12 hours,” of Bernard Randall, judge Hellen Ajio said. A lawyer for Randall said his client will not appeal the decision.(AFP) – See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/uganda-court-orders-deportation-briton-gay-sex-case/#sthash.fdJIva6J.dpuf

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