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Islamic State beheads civilian women for first time — for ‘sorcery’

Yazidi women, released by Islamic State group militants in April. (AP Photo) The Islamic State has beheaded two female civilians for the first time — for “witchcraft and sorcery.” Head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who goes by the pseudonym Rami Abdulrahman — a source cited by the New York Times and The Washington Post […]

Appointments: Merit should supersede federal character, says Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Bassey Inyang in Calabar Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, wants Nigeria to give precedence to merit instead the provisions of federal character in giving positions of responsibility to public servants. His call is coming at a period Nigerians are eagerly awaiting the appointment of a new secretary to the federal government and […]

Obama to stop threatening prosecution over hostage ransom

President Barack Obama has decided the U.S. government will stop threatening criminal prosecution of Americans who try to pay ransom to win the release of family members held by armed groups overseas, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The White House on Wednesday will announce the results of a six-month review of how the government works with […]

Army to punish soldier caught for armed robbery (What punishment for the corrupt generals?)

The Nigerian Army at the weekend said it has initiated steps to punish a soldier allegedly involved  in a case of armed robbery, saying it does not condone personnel with such tendencies within its fold. To this end, the 14 Brigade of Nigerian Army located in Ohafia, Abia State, said it had tasked relevant offices […]

APC requests resignation of judge who called for Aregbesola’s sack

  The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Justice Olamide Oloyede to toe the honourable path by first, resigning her position as a High Court Judge in the state’s judiciary before, “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral […]

No mercy: President Buhari vows to crush Boko Haram as protesters call for second Biafra

  President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest attacks carried out by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram. More than 50 people died last week after three separate attacks in the country. At least 42 people died in two attacks in Borno state which followed the deaths of at least 10 people at a […]

North set to take over NNPC

As committee recommends restructuring From ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, KADUNA & ISAAC ANUMIHE, ABUJA Barely 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), intense lobby has begun to fill the positions of the Group Managing Director (GMD) and those of Executive Directors, Daily Sun has learnt. Eight new structures are […]

El-Rufai, 4 other govs meet over dreaded Kamuku forest

FROM NOAH EBIJE, KADUNA Governors of the states bordering the dreaded Ka¬muku Forest of Kaduna, where series of criminal activities have been on¬going for years met yes¬terday with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to find solution to rising fears of being a future nest for Boko Ha¬ram insurgents. According to El-Rufai, “the forest which […]

Akwa Ibom tribunal affirms Udom’s election as gov

    By Our Reporter on June 28, 2015 National The Akwa Ibom State Governor¬ship Election Tri¬bunal holden at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Complex, Maitama, Abu¬ja has struck out a peti¬tion by the candidate of the Labour Party, Sena¬tor Helen Esuene seek¬ing to nullify the election of the Governor of Akwa […]

Oliseh to NFF: Return Eagles to Lagos

      BY MONICA IHEAKAM Ex-International , Sunday Oliseh has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to return the Super Eagles to the Na¬tional Stadium, Lagos. The former national team captain in an interview with Brila FM , stated that the secret of returning Eagles to their winning ways is by bringing them […]

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