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Xenophobia: Who Will Rescue Africa from Itself? – By Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat

By Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat | NNP | April 30, 2015 – A friend narrated what he saw in a one of the videos of xenophobic attacks currently going on in South Africa. Here him, ‘’I saw a crowd charging at a white vehicle. In the crowd were youths,men and women and some with babies on […]

Troops rescue 293 girls, women from Sambisa forest

By Madu Onuorah, Abuja Bureau Chief on April 29, 2015 68429 • Identities yet to be confirmed NIGERIAN troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast have rescued no fewer than 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa forest in Borno State. Defence Headquarters, in a tweet yesterday, described the operation as ‘daring and precise,’ […]

‘I sold my niece for N10,000 to sex workers in Libya

By Odita Sunday on April 29, 2015 The suspects, Kelvin and Ogbonna A 27 YEAR-OLD man yesterday confessed selling his sister’s daughter to commercial sex workers operating in Libya for a paltry sum of N10, 000. The suspect, Kelvin Okorie, was among five members of the syndicate arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad […]

Husband wants wife to refund N1.4m marriage expenses (Husband, would you refund the sex?)

A middle-aged-man, Collins Nduka, on Thursday pleaded with an Ojo Customary Court in Lagos State to order his wife, Sefinat Nduka, to refund N1.4 million he spent in marrying her. Collins told the court that his wife, whom he married three years ago, had decided to abandon her matrimonial home for more than a year. […]

Dabiri-Erewa advises FG on execution of Nigerians

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday, said four Nigerians executed in Indonesia for drug-related offences might have been denied their right to Nigerian lawyers. Martin Anderson, (50); Silvester Nwolise, (47); Okwudili Oyatanze, (41), and Jamiu Abashin, (50), along with four others, were shot dead by […]

Jonathan sacks NPA MD

[print] Sacked Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Abdullahi Habib Sacked Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Abdullahi Habib President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sacked Mallam Habib Abdullahi as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority. He has also named Alhaji Sanusi Bayero as his replacement. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and […]

Russia moves to force out Nigerians, others

Aspiring Nigerian footballers and indeed basketballers may soon find the Russian League a very tough one to join as the Russians move to restrict the inflow of foreigners and indeed force out those already there. The aim, they have explained is to strengthen their national team and their football system ahead of the 2018 World […]

‘Islamist attack’ thwarted in Germany, official says; 2 arrested

(CNN)German authorities think they “have thwarted an Islamist attack,” and a married couple have been arrested in a town near Frankfurt in connection with the case, the interior minister for the German state of Hesse told reporters Thursday. The official didn’t provide details about the alleged plot, but German media are reporting that a man […]

14 French soldiers implicated in CAR child rape probe

Fourteen French soldiers are implicated in a probe into the alleged rape of children in the Central African Republic, a judicial source said Thursday, in what could be a potentially devastating scandal for the army. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said that “very few” of these soldiers had actually been identified in an […]

FG warns Buhari not to run a parallel government

The Federal Government has warned the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, against utterances and actions capable of portraying him as running a parallel government at a time President Goodluck Jonathan is still fully in charge. The Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, disclosed this at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official

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