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Devt of N/Delta my priority—New Minister (As well as stealing the allocation)

As Shekarau resumes at Education Ministry BY CHRIS OCHAYI, LAIDE AKINBOADE & CALEB AYANSINA ABUJA—The new Minister of Niger Delta Ministry, Dr. Steve Oru, has promised to address problems created by lack of even development in the oil rich region. This came on a day the new Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, assured Nigerians […]

APC advises Christians to vote their choice

BY DAPO AKINREFON THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised Christians in Osun State to disregard the false information being circulated by PDP agents in some churches that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has instructed Christians in the state to vote for a Christian candidate in next month’s governorship election. In a statement by […]

Chibok girls campaign group denies DSS’ allegation

By LAIDE AKINBOADE ABUJA— The #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group that has been leading protest for the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, yesterday, denied an allegation by the Department of State Services, DSS, that the group had turned into a franchise. In a statement […]

Germany v Argentina: It’s Pope against Pope

WILL the World Cup final become a “Holy War”? At the very least, Sunday’s match could put millions of Catholics – not to mention Vatican employees – in a bit of a bind. Will they root for Argentina, the homeland of Pope Francis, who is known to be an ardent soccer aficionado? Or will they […]

Pastor, civil servant arraigned for fighting in public

Mararaba— A 33-year‑old pastor, Nathaniel Ogwuche and 43-year‑old civil servant, Benjamin Amadi, Tuesday, appeared before a senior magistrate’s court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, on a one-count charge of disturbing public peace. The prosecutor, Cpl. Jacob John, told the court that on July 5, the DPO of ‘A’ Dvision Police Station, Mararaba, received a report that […]

I mistakenly impregnated my elder sister—Man, 25, tells court (In that case you will be mistakenly imprisoned)

By AbdulSalam Muhammad KANO—A 25 year  old man, Shamsu Isa, yesterday told a magistrate court in Kano State that he impregnanted his elder sister in error. Isa spoke shortly after appearing before the court, following a report made by the Ward Head of the Takalmawa Quarters, to the police that the accused person was having […]

FIFA’s Ban: Disturbing times for Keshi

THESE are disturbing times for those who care for the health and growth of the beautiful game. With each passing day, there is the temptation to think that the gods of the game here have resolved to perpetually perpetuate darkness where there is a flash of light. We thought the cloak of FIFA suspension and its concomitant attraction […]

UN adopts new strategy to tackle Boko Haram

  • ‘Nigeria records 60,858 violent deaths in   eight years’ DETERMINED to tackle insurgency in Nigeria, the United Nations (UN) Thursday disclosed that it had adopted a new strategy that would assist the Federal Government in curbing the  Boko Haram whose activities have claimed several  lives. In a related development, a report by the […]

Sanusi wrong over alleged missing $49.8b, says Senate

• Rejects panel’s proposal to stop fuel subsidy • Wants speedy passage of PIB • Mark blames executive, legislature for graft IT is not true that  $49.8 billion oil money is missing from the Federation Account as alleged by a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Senate declared […]

Germany expels CIA official over US spy row

The German government has ordered the expulsion of a CIA official in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US. The official is said to have acted as a CIA contact at the US embassy, reports say, in a scandal that has infuriated German politicians. A 31-year-old German intelligence official was […]

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