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Pictures: Uche Jombo: ‘I Had The Wedding of My Dream’

 Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo is a darling of the big screen and has been so for over a decade now. Ever since she cut her teeth into acting in 1999 with her first movie ‘Visa To Hell’, she has improved her craft with every production and has had a steady climb up her professional ladder. […]

Otedola sues Tambuwal, Lawan, others for N250bn

July 2, 2012 by Niyi Odebode and Ade Adesomoju  L-R: Otedola, Lawan and Tambuwal | credits: File copy The $620,000 bribery scandal involving a federal legislator, Farouk Lawan and businessman, Femi Otedola, has entered a new phase with Otedola asking a court to order Lawan and three others to pay him N250bn in damages. The […]

Outrage as NYSC posts graduates to Borno, others

  National Youth Service Corps members | credits: Corps members posted to Yobe, Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Bornu and Bauchi states have asked the National Youth Service Corps to redeploy them from these trouble states. The corps members, who expressed sadness as they received their call-up letters for the Batch B NYSC service year, said they […]

Police foil armed robbery in Jigawa

THE Jigawa State police command at the weekend foiled arm robbery attempt targeted at a prominent GSM dealer in Dutse. Reports from the state indicated that one of the suspects had been arrested. Two others were said to have escaped. Confirming the incident to Nigerian Tribune, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Theopholus, said […]

We’ll not support Nigerian illegality abroad – FG

AS over 9,941 Nigerians are serving various jail terms abroad, the Federal Government, alongside the legislature, has said that it will not condone illegality by its citizens living abroad. This was the consensus reached between the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs led by its chairperson, Honourable Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje and the Ministry of Foreign […]

BOKO HARAM: FG reaches out to Muslim leaders, scholars •May skip Mali mission

Written by Olawale Rasheed, Abuja Monday, 02 July 2012 AS part of a soft approach to the ongoing Islamist insurgency, the Federal Government has commenced discreet contacts with moderate Islamist salafists who, while sharing similar thoughts with the Jihadi salafists within the Boko Haram sect, are opposed to armed struggle. Previous efforts at reaching the […]

Gunmen kill 17 in twin attacks in Kenyan churches

(AFP)—Masked gunmen killed 17 people and wounded dozens in gun and grenade attacks on two churches Sunday in the Kenyan town of Garissa near the border with Somalia, officials said. As Kenya vowed not to be deterred, Washington extended its support to the east African powerhouse and the Vatican expressed concern that attacks on Christian […]

Seven die in raid of Boko Haram

Two soldiers, two policemen and three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect are believed to have died during a military raid at the weekend on Boko Haram hideout in Damaturu, the police said. Gunshots were heard at about 6pm on Saturday, the official curfew time in the Yobe State capital, as members of the […]

‘Jonathan not soft on corruption’

President Goodluck Jonathan has been living up to his promise of zero tolerance for corruption, the Presidency said yesterday. It added that Dr. Jonathan has takes various measures in his push against corruption, in a statement by his media adviser Dr. Reuben Abati. Abati was reacting to “reports, comments and agitations aimed at creating the […]

Al-Qaeda threatens ECOWAS nations

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to act “with firmness and determination” against anyone collaborating with a West African force that might intervene in north Mali. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a leader of AQIM, which is one of the armed Islamist groups controlling the huge territory for the past three months, warned Saturday that no one […]

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