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‘Anambra set to become the cleanest state’

Anambra is set to become the cleanest state in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Governor Peter Obi yesterday during the commissioning of refuse disposal vehicles, compactors receptacles, ANIDS school buses, totaling over 500 million naira at the premises of Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, Nnewi. Obi commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his interest in private enterprises […]

Suspected Boko Haram members die in suicide blast during raid

KANO-(AFP) – Suspected members of Boko Haram Islamist sect set off a suicide car bomb Saturday during a military raid on their hideout in the northern city of Kano, police said. The army chief of Kano state Brigadier-General Iliyasu Isa Abba said the explosion was a desperate act aimed at avoiding capture. “It was a […]

University split over Korean-American World Bank candidate

HANOVER, New Hampshire  (AFP) – Dartmouth College students, returning from spring break, were divided over President Obama’s decision to nominate their president to lead the World Bank. Jim Yong Kim, a Korean-American who became the first Asian-American to lead a prestigious Ivy League university, began his tenure at Dartmouth in 2009 as something of a […]

Misplaced Nigerian Euphoria over Possibility of a Nigerian World Bank President – By Philip Ikomi

By Philip Ikomi  | NNP | March 24, 2012 – A sizable number of Nigerians, especially in the Nigerian press announce with gusto and optimism the nomination of Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala for the next World Bank President. Yes, she is highly qualified for the post. She served in the Bank and has served and is serving […]

Research: Nigerians the most educated in the U.S.

FOR Woodlands resident David Olowokere, one of Nigeria’s sons, having a master’s degree in engineering just wasn’t enough for his people back home. So he got a doctorate. His wife, Shalewa, a civil engineer, didn’t stop at a bachelor’s, either. She went for her master’s. The same obsession with education runs in the Udeh household […]

Letter: My gratitude to a kind Nigerian

SIR: Many who have not gone through the ordeal of abduction do not really know what it feels like. I was travelling from Benin to Lagos on January 9, this year to visit my uncle Mr. Richard Odigwe whom I have not seen for over 10 years. So as to beat the impending subsidy removal […]

SSS, Army Arrest Six Over DPO’s Murder

SIX people have been arrested in Bauchi State in connection with the murder of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Tafawa Balewa Council, Mr. Adeleke, who was killed in his hotel room in Tafawa Balewa town following an attack by gunmen in January. An army lance corporal and eight civilians were also killed in the […]

FG Redeploys 16 Permanent Secretaries

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has approved the posting of 16 federal permanent secretaries. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali, who made the announcement in Abuja, gave the names of the approved posted permanent secretaries as Alhaji Sheidu Ozigis, who is with the Ministry of Interior, now posted to the […]

Picture: Carwash robbery syndicate uncovered

March 24, 2012 by Comfort Oseghale Godspower (third left); Onyedikachi (second right); and other members of the gang | credits: File copy When his regular auto mechanic requested to take his car, a Mercedes GL 450 Sports Utility Vehicle, to a carwash in his neighbourhood, Francis Ikechukwu had no reason to suspect that something was […]

Robbers on motorcycles intensify attacks in Lagos

March 24, 2012 by Ademola Olonilua 7 Comments There appears to be a rise in the number of attacks being perpetrated by armed robbers operating on motorcycles in different parts of Lagos. CRIME DIGEST investigations show that these criminals prefer to operate with motorcycles instead of cars as was the case in the past because […]

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