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Ojukwu: Bianca thanks Jonathan, MASSOB, others -• Ends 12-day-mourning

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Bianca Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, has thanked President Goodluck Jonathan, Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Nigerians for according her husband a befitting burial, even as she ended her 12 days of traditional mourning. Bianca, who spoke […]

200 passengers escape death as cows derail train

Residents of Kakuri, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis was yesterday thrown into confusion, when the Kaduna township train lost control and veered off its track, killing 12 cows. The incident almost led to a disaster, as the train lost control and it took the dexterity of the drivers to bring the train carrying over 200 […]

LASTMA-DNESS officials, policemen brutalise motorist, sympathiser

March 14, 2012 by Kunle Falayi 37 Comments  The brutality ascribed to officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority still persists as a man, Chudi Obiefuna, was on Monday brutalised by a combined team of LASTMA officials and riot policemen in the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos. An unidentified man, who intervened by explaining that […]

Four feared dead in Calabar cult clash

ABOUT four people were feared killed by rival cult groups in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, in the last three days. The activities of the cult groups have created fears in the minds of residents of the state. The state governor, Liyel Imoke, had in the last four years tried to stamp out cultism in the […]

Enugu boosts Rangers with N193m

March 14, 2012 by Ozioma Ubabukoh, Enugu 4 Comments The Enugu State Government has released about N193m to the management of Rangers Football Club for the payment of outstanding and current emoluments of the players, saying, “this was part of a concerted effort to effect a complete revitalisation of the famed outfit.” The government has, […]

Drug trafficker bags 18 month-jail term in Ibadan •2 others remanded in prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, sentenced a 24-year-old drug trafficker, Bullame Alli, to 18 months in jail. Also, two suspected drug traffickers, Chimmadu Okon, 24 and Adebiyi Samson, 45, were remanded in prison custody. The prosecutor, Mrs Bridget Viasima, had informed the court that Alli was arrested with substances […]

IGP displays new police camouflage

The Inspector General of Police, Alhaji M. D. Abubakar, has said his appearance in the new police camouflage is a process of mock display of the uniform, as one of the operational outfits of the Nigerian Police. The president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has approved a mock display of a camouflage dress for the police as […]

PDP convention: Women group back Patience Jonathan’s push for female PDP deputy chair

The Women for True Democracy (WTD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO),  has expressed support  for moves by the First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, to have a woman emerge as the deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming national convention of the party. The WTD, a group of women  professionals and politicians, […]

Contractor attempts suicide on telecoms mast •Over claimed N15m owed him by Atiku

A middle-aged man, Musa Inua, caused commotion on the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, when he climbed a telecommunications firm mast with an intent to commit suicide over an alleged N15 million debt owed him by a former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar. Dressed in a cream color kaftan, Inua, who claimed to […]

Reps reject motion to return police checkpoints

A  few weeks after the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, ordered the dismantling of police checkpoints across the country, a member of the House of Representatives sponsored a controversial motion on Tuesday seeking to reverse it. Mr. Friday Itulah, a Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker from Edo State, however, failed in his bid, as the […]

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