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Alleged $2bn fraud: Court declines to summon Dasuki (The Nigerian factor at play?)

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA — The Federal Government, yesterday, failed to persuade the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to summon the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki( retd), to appear before it. Dasuki is answering to a five-count criminal charge bordering on money laundering and alleged illegal  possession of firearms. He […]

Drogba to manage Chelsea

FORMER Chelsea  striker Didier Drogba says he has an agreement to return to the club once he finishes playing and wants it to be as manager. Drogba, who now plays in Canada, scored 164 goals in two spells with the Blues. “I want to give back to the club which has given so much to […]

Only one LGA now in Boko Haram territory, says Borno Speaker

By Demola Akinyemi ILORIN— Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, in Nigeria and Speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, has said only one local government is yet to be liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State out the 20 local government areas earlier occupied. He also assured that […]

Audu’s death nearly crippled Amosun’s party for HID Awolowo

By Daud Olatunji The expectation was high following the boasting of Ogun State government that all the governors across the country as well as Presidency would be at Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu venue of one of the programmes specially designed and lined up for the funeral of the late HID Awolowo. Amosun had reportedly insisted […]

50 people for execution in Saudi

The family of a Shiite activist sentenced to death after protesting in Saudi Arabia has voiced concerns for his fate as a rights group warned of his imminent execution. The sentence against Ali al-Nimr, only 17 when he was arrested in February 2012, has drawn international condemnation over his young age and allegations he was […]

Turkey ‘crossed the line’ with plane downing – Lavrov (Same way you crossed the line with your war in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea)

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey’s interests. “We believe that the Turkish leadership has crossed the line of what is acceptable,” Lavrov said at the start of talks with Syrian counterpart […]

9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

Lagos – Nine out of 14 professors have been shortlisted to contest for the post ‎of the Vice-Chancellor at the Lagos State University (LASU). A competent source, who pleaded anonymity at the University’s Registrars office, made the disclosure on Friday in Lagos. The source said that 14 professors had applied for the position within the […]

Pirates kidnap five Polish sailors off Nigeria

Gunmen have kidnapped five Polish sailors from a cargo ship off southern Nigeria, in the latest incident in a region known as a piracy hotspot, Poland’s government said Friday. “The attack occurred at night. A group of unknown assailants boarded the boat. Five men were kidnapped” from a 16-man crew, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski […]

Breaking News: Scores feared dead as suicide bomber hits Kano

By Abdulsalam Muhammad The KANO – – – -Scores were feared dead at Dakasoye village, Garun Mallam local goverment area of Kano, Friday, when a suicide bomber hit Shia procession on their way to Zaria, witness says. The incident which occurred by 2.00pm was said to have affected mostly women and children. A local Journalist, […]

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