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Chibok girls’ parents refuse to meet Jonathan

Some parents of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State over two months ago on Tuesday shunned President Goodluck Jonathan’s invitation. Jonathan had on Monday told a girl-child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, that he was ready to meet the parents. Yousafzai, who had earlier met with some parents and some girls who escaped […]

Opinion: Does Jonathan have the political will to fight corruption?

“Our administration believes that the cost of governance in the country is still too high and must be further reduced. We will take additional steps to stem the tide of corruption and leakages” – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Those were the words of President Goodluck Jonathan during his New Year broadcast to Nigerians. Someone who […]

Finally, PDP wrests Adamawa from APC

Tuesday’s removal from office of Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, may just mark the beginning of another season of impeachments ahead of 2015, writes JOHN ALECHENU Tuesday’s removal of the former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.), from office by the Ahmadu Fintiri-led state House of Assembly, did not come as a surprise […]

Nyanya blast: Key suspect, Ogwuche, extradited to Nigeria

The alleged mastermind of the April 14 blast in Nyanya, Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche, has been extradited by Sudan to Nigeria on Tuesday. Ogwuche, who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Sudanese authorities was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum, Sudan, which touched down […]

Guard kills Babcock varsity female student in hotel

A security guard, Azeez Ibrahim, has shot dead a female undergraduate of Babcock University, Busayo Ogunkoya, during a birthday party in a hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that 22-year-old Ogunkoya was celebrating with her friends on Saturday evening, July 5, 2014, at Mambillah Hotel, when the guard fired a shot that killed […]

Presidency plotting removal of three more govs –el-Rufai

Mallam Nasir el-Rufai Mallam Nasir el-Rufai | credits: File copy A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and member of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has accused the Presidency of orchestrating the impeachment of the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako. Fuming few minutes after the news of Nyako’s removal by the Adamawa […]

Stop misusing Islam, Malala tells Boko Haram

By VICTORIA OJEME & RAPHAEL IZOKPU ABUJA—The Pakistani girl child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, has called on Boko Haram to release the schoolgirls who were abducted on April 14, saying the girls have not committed any crime. Malala, who is in the country to commemorate Malala Day yesterday in Abuja, urged the sect to stop […]

Mark advocates stronger public, private partnership

Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday reviewed the dwindling fortune of the nation’s economy and called for stronger public and private sectors participation to salvage the situation. Mark, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, stated this when the executive members of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited him […]

Nyako’s impeachment, unfortunate development – Saraki

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, who is also the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Senator Bukola Saraki, has described as unfortunate, the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State. Saraki, a two term governor of Kwara State, also raised the alarm that four other governors are already on the firing line. […]

Boko Haram’s Chief butcher who slaughtered 7 including children arrested

Boko Haram’s Chief butcher who slaughtered 7 including children arrested on July 15, 2014 / in News 12:43 pm / Comments FROM: KINGSLEY OMONOBI-AB UJA. Following the massive onslaught by Security Forces on the activities of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, at the Balmo Forest Bauchi State, Police detectives attached to Bauchi State Police Command […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official

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