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Just in: Boko Haram bombs two more churches in Bauchi

Kano – Explosions struck two churches in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said, destroying one of them completely, although there were no immediate reports of casualties. Bauchi township resident Garbi Ali said he heard two explosions at around 02:00 on Sunday, before anyone would be likely to be in church, and […]

Pictures: Quads celebrate UK first as all simultaneously graduate with Masters degrees from same university

Graduating from university is normally an occasion for a family get-together. And this was certainly a big celebration for the Ogunsanya quadruplets who were handed their well-deserved degrees from the same university on the same day. The 23-year-old quads, identical sisters and the oldest by four minutes, Toks and Temi Ogunsanya, and identical brothers, Tobi […]

Arise O Compatriots: Spit Out the Fodder and Raise Up Your Fists – By Igene Tennyson, Jr.

By Igene Tennyson Jr., NNP, Jan. 22, 2012 – The talks between the Federal Government headed by HRH King Lagarde Iweala Jonathan I, Nigeria Labour Congress, and the Trade Union Congress pertaining the tyrannical petroleum products (premium motor spirit) price hike is gradually coming to an end and with this morning’s announcement from Labour Congress […]

Boko Haram: Our policemen are mercenaries –Tsav

  A retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has said that most of the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force are mercenaries, who are only out to make money. He noted that in doing so, such officers had no respect for the ethics of the highly-respectable profession. Tsav, however, said this did […]

Tension as two explosions rock Bayelsa, Jonathan’s home state

A wave of panic swept across Bayelsa State on Saturday after two explosives were detonated by unknown persons at strategic places in the capital city of Yenagoa. The explosives went off about 11pm, Friday, shortly after coordinated multiple bomb blasts rocked the ancient city of Kano in the northern part of the country. While many […]

C’River PDP ticket: Stage set for Imoke, Abang

MUDIAGA AFFE writes on the intrigues and power play in Cross River State as Governor Liyel Imoke faces Ambassador Sonny Abang on January 23, 2012 for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in the April governorship election The political climate in Cross River State has come alive following the clearance of Governor Liyel Imoke […]

Lagos public toilets: Paying to get infected?

  Many public toilets in Lagos are unhygienic, as many of them are decrepit and neglected, reports SAMUEL AWOYINFA Have you been pressed and you had to make use of a public toilet in CMS bus stop or Agege area of Lagos? If your answer is yes, then you must have noticed the unhygienic condition […]

Picture: Police use teargas in on-going Nations Cup to disperse fans

    Police used tear gas to try and slow a crush of fans forcing their way into the Bata Stadium complex for Saturday’s opening match of the African Cup of Nations. Police tried to check fans’ tickets one-by-one at the main gate to the complex ahead of Equatorial Guinea’s match against Libya. But several […]

Opinion: Parable of oil subsidy

WHILE President Goodluck Jonathan has continued to say that the government spends so much money on subsidising the oil consumption, the economic indices point to the contrary. Experts in the field of petroleum, civil societies and non-governmental organisations have given a concise analysis of how much crude is lifted, sold, and brought back for sale […]

Nations Cup: In Picture: E’Guinea claim historic win over Libya

    Co-hosts Equatorial Guinea scored a dramatic late winner to shock Libya 1-0 in the opening match of the 2012 African Cup of Nations played at the 35,000-seat Estadio de Bata on Saturday. The victory makes the Equatorial Guinea squad $1m richer as they were promised the sum by the country’s government for the […]

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