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Abdulmutallab shows no emotion as he gets ‘permanent residence’ (life imprisonment) in U.S. prison

DETROIT (AFP) – The Nigerian “underwear bomber” who tried to blow up a packed airliner on Christmas Day 2009 must spend the rest of his life behind bars, a US judge ruled Thursday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty in October to eight charges, including the attempted murder of 289 people on board Detroit-bound Northwest […]

Watching Police: IG gives out phone numbers

Abubakar said the measure would help curb the excesses of some officers who hide under the cover of the force to unleash havoc on Nigerians. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in charge of Benue State, Assistant Superintendent Ejike Alaribe made this known in an interview with Vanguard in Makurdi, pointing out that the IG […]

Daniel’s trial: EFCC officials escape punishment over telecast

An Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta has discharged two officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a television programme the commission aired in connection with the ongoing trial of the state’s former Governor Gbenga Daniel. Kabiru Gebi and Seyi Folarin were summoned last week to appear before Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje for anchoring a […]

OPINION: Let’s fight corruption, the Chinese way

The only way to curb corruption in Nigeria is to fight it the Chinese way. In this case, anyone found guilty of stealing public funds should be made to face capital punishment. Despite the shortcomings of the Obasanjo administration, the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Due Process Office and strengthening […]

FG provides N656bn for fuel subsidy in revised budget

    The Federal Government on Wednesday revised the 2012 budget already sent to the National Assembly to make provisions for N656.3bn for fuel subsidy. As a result, it reduced the budget of the ministries, department and agencies for travels and training by N100bn. The sudden tinkering of the budget has therefore reduced the 2012 […]

Banker jailed for 10 years over N9.2m fraud

 A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a former employee of United Bank for Africa Plc, Romeo Omenogor, to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding the bank of N9.2m. Justice Joseph Oyewole, in his judgment delivered on Wednesday, also ordered 38-year-old Omenogor to pay the bank the sum of N6.6m as restitution. The Economic and […]

Eagles beat Lone Star 2-0 in Monrovia

  The Super Eagles continued their impressive preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda when they thrashed the Lone Star of Liberia 2-0 in Monrovia on Wednesday. A brace from Sunday Mbah ensured the Eagles, made up of players from the domestic league, recorded their third victory in four friendly games […]

Picture: Air force general dies in Kaduna

February 16, 2012 by Segun Olatunji, Kaduna    The Air Officer Commanding, Nigerian Air Force Training Command, Kaduna, Air Vice Marshall Ibrahim Salihu, is dead. The air force general died on Thursday morning as arrangements were being made to fly him to Bahrain for medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment. The Public Relations Officer, NAF Training […]

CAF League: Dolphins Pick Liberation Stadium

Dolphins FC SUPERSPORT.COM Nigeria champions, Dolphins will play their 2012 CAF Champions’ League matches at the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium. The venue for the club’s home games in this year’s edition of Africa’s elite club competition had been shrouded in mystery following reports that the brand new ultra modern Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex was at […]

Lamorde Gets Senate Nod, Confirms Corruption in EFCC

EFFC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde By Kunle Akogun and Ike Abonyi The Senate Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde for appointment as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His confirmation hearing followed the submission of his name to the upper chamber by President Goodluck Jonathan on January 19, in accordance […]

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