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Gunmen open fire on Benue gov’s convoy

  Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam | credits: http://liveofofo.com Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam narrowly escaped death  on Tuesday when his convoy was attacked by suspected Fulani  herdsmen. Suswam’s convoy   was    on  its  way to Gbajimba in  Guma Local Government Area of the state  when the incident occurred. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, […]

Eagles $10,000 bonuses dependent on approval

NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari | credits: www.newnigeriannewspapers.com The Nigeria Football Federation has explained that the $10,000 match-win bonuses earmarked for the Super Eagles for the 2014 World Cup stand as proposal for now. Adjusting the figures or going with it will depend on what is finally approved for their proposed budget. The General Secretary […]

U.S. man walks free after 30 years on death row

  A Louisiana man who spent nearly three decades on death row has walked free, after prosecutors asked a judge to set aside his first-degree murder conviction and death sentence, citing new evidence in the case that exonerated him. Glenn Ford, 64, was convicted by an all-white jury for the 1983 robbery and murder of […]

Police arraign pastor for cutting off two-year-old’s fingers

  Saidat Faleye | credits: Samson Folarin The Sabo Police Station on Tuesday arraigned a 49-year-old pastor, Moyo Martins, before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly cutting off the fingers of a two-year-old child, Saidat Faleye. The incident happened on Olumo Street, Iwaya Onike, Yaba, Lagos State. It was learnt that the mother of […]

Five buried alive in Ghana gold mining accident

Five people, including a one-year-old girl, have been buried alive in an illegal gold mining pit in Ghana’s Central Region, an Accra-based radio station has reported. It said the accident occurred at Akookoso, in the Amansie Central district, on Tuesday when they were in the pit digging for gold. The child was with her parents […]

Opinion: Lessons from Yonggi Cho’s imprisonment

Jide Ojo | credits: File copy The fall of supposed men and women of God is not a new phenomenon.  Even the Holy Bible has records of such: Adam, Moses, Judas Iscariot were examples. In contemporary times, we have had about the humpty-dumpty fall of some great men of God. In July 1986,  Marvin Gorman, […]

Refineries must be privatised, says Alison-Madueke

  Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke Contrary to denials by the Presidency, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, said on Tuesday that the privatisation of the nation’s refineries remained the best way to tackle the problems in the petroleum sector. Alison-Madueke stated this when she appeared before the Joint Senate Committee […]

Soldiers attack B’Haram camp, seize 700 vehicles

Some captured Boko Haram suspects (sitting) and one of the vehicles seized from them by soldiers … on Monday. | credits: MOD The Special Forces involved in the ongoing campaign against the Boko Haram insurgents have recorded what security sources have described as one the greatest breakthroughs in the  campaign against terrorists  in the North-East. […]

Pension thieves cashed 400 cheques in one day –Witness

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde | credits: File copy A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of seven persons accused of complicity in the over N20bn police pension fraud, Mustapha Gadanya, has narrated to Justice Hussein Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court how 400 cheques were  cashed […]

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