Of Planes, Trains and (Armoured) Automobiles – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Nov. 10, 2013 – When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”  – Thomas Jefferson  Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal […]

Breaking News: Car bomb rocks church in Nigerian military barracks

(Reuters) – A car bomb was detonated at a church inside military barracks in Jaji in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Sunday, two military sources said. “A car drove into the church premises … then detonated the bomb,” one of the military officers told Reuters, asking not to be named. The National Emergency Agency confirmed there […]

Breaking News: More than 100 killed in fuel tanker fire explosion in Rivers

RIVERS, Nigeria, July 12 (Xinhua) — Police in southeast Nigeria’s Rivers on Thursday said more than 100 persons were feared to be burnt to death, while many were injured while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the early hours of the day. Spokesperson for the state police command Ben Ugwuegbulam confirmed the incident to […]

Independence Day bombing suspect dies in prison – His counsel alleges murder

One of the suspected masterminds of the October 1, 2010 bombing in Abuja, Tiemkenfa Francis Osvwo (alias General Gbokos), died in the Kuje Prison on Saturday. A statement by his lawyer in the case, Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Charles Okah & others, Mr. Festus Keyamo, alleged that Osvwo was murdered by the authorities. Keyamo […]

NDLEA arrests Pakistani with N120m heroin at Lagos Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 35-year-old Pakistani with 13 kilogrammes of “high grade” heroin with an estimated street value of about N120m. The anti-drug agency said the suspect, Mr. Syed Ahmed-Bukhari, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after arriving aboard a Qatar Airways flight from […]

“Gringory” (Zubrudaya’s castmate) dies at 69

Mr James Iroha, aka Gringory  | credits: File copy Veteran actor and member of the rested soap, New Masquerade, James Iroha aka Gringory Akabogu has died at 69. The actor, who was 69 in September 2011, died on Tuesday, although the circumstances and place of his death are unclear. Before his death, Gringory was living in abject poverty and cried out […]

Ogoni Killings: US S’Court Hears Suit against Shell

By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku with agency report The United States’ Supreme Court will tomorrow hear arguments on whether or not Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) can be held liable for complicity in human rights abuses outside the country (US). Specifically, the suit was filed by the widow of one of the nine Ogoni indigenes executed in […]

Ojukwu to be buried in American gold casket –Bianca

The late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu would be buried in an American gold mixed with bronze casket, Saturday Sun can authoritatively reveal. Ojukwu’s widow, Bianca, who is in London to begin preparations for bringing back the corpse of the departed Biafran warlord told Saturday Sun that the make-up of the casket was to depict […]

Graft: EFCC files six-count charge against Sylva

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday filed a six-count charge of corruption against former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The commission accused Sylva of conspiring with others at large to fraudulently convert the property and financial resources of the state to personal use. No date has been […]

Gunmen kill four policemen at IG’s house

GUNMEN suspected to be members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Thursday killed four policemen and injured another two near the house of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar. In Minna, Niger State, some gunmen suspected to be members of the sect similarly killed two policemen. Also, a bomb suspected to have […]

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