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Controversy trails Patience Jonathan’s appointment as Perm Sec

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Samuel Oyadongha & Dapo Akinrefon LAGOS—Reactions have continued to trail the appointment of the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, as a Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State Civil Service. While Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, described the appointment as sycophancy carried too far,  Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, argued that with […]

IAAF investigates Spanish visa denial row for Nigerian athletes

By Ben Efe, Barcelona World athletics governing body IAAF has asked the Athletics Federation of Nigerian to write a report of what transpired between the Nigerian team to the World Junior Championships and the Spanish Embassy in Lagos. The Nigerian juniors  arrived two days into the championships here in Barcelona. This was after the Spanish […]

7 wounded, 70 houses destroyed in communual clash

By VINCENT UJUMADU AWKA—SEVEN persons sustained various degrees of injuries, through gun shots and 70 buildings at various stages of construction were destroyed, when youths suspected to be from Ogidi in Anambra State, invaded a disputed land between the community and Nkpor both in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state. Most of the […]

Police rescue accountant from irate teachers over alleged N2m theft

By Godwin Oghre Sapele—The timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer of Sapele Area Police Command, Delta State, Mr. Kenneth Akubue, and his men, saved a middle-aged man, an Assistant Accountant in Sapele Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Austine Erhurhu, yesterday, from being lynched by over 200 irate primary school teachers of the council. The […]

Students on rampage, wound 4 LASTMA officials, abduct one

By OLASUNKANMI AKONI, EVELYN USMAN & MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO LAGOS—Pandemonium broke out yesterday at Ojuelegba, Surulere area of Lagos State when students allegedly from Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, took to major highways and went after officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, wounding at least four and abducting one in the process. The […]

Alleged witchcraft: Woman, 70, lynched over step-son’s ordeal

By GBENGA  ARIYIBI … How she was tortured in Ekiti palace, by daughter ADO-EKITI—A 70-year-old woman, Mrs. Rebecca Adewumi, was, yesterday, lynched by a mob in Omuo-Ekiti,  Ekiti State, over alleged witchcraft, even as the deceased family petitioned the police, asking for justice. Narrating the ordeal her mother passed through to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti,  the first […]

Commercial sex worker remanded in prison for biting off lover’s tongue

Abuja –  An Abuja Magistrate Court has ordered that a 23-year-old commercial sex worker, Charity Achibong, be remanded in prison for biting off her lovers tongue. Achibong of Jabi village, Abuja, appeared in court on a one-count charge of causing hurt contrary to section 245 of the Penal code. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Egwu, […]

Abubakar confirmed Police IG

The Police Service Commission, PSC, Thursday, confirmed Mohammed Abubakar as the Inspector General of Police. It will be recalled that Abubakar was appointed Acting Inspector General of Police on January, 2012 by President Goodluck Jonathan. MD Abubakar, Police IG   In a statement issued then by Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,  […]

Biafra Republic independence set for Nov 5

ENUGU-A pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, announced, yesterday, that it had commenced the process to launch the struggle for a State of Biafra with the international community, saying that the formal declaration of the new Biafra Republic had been slated for November 5. This came as Conference of Igbo Youth Organizations, CIYO, warned that […]

Religious war imminent in Nigeria -World religious leaders warn

THE current activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect could trigger a broad sectarian conflict in Nigeria, an international Christian-Muslim delegation said on Wednesday in a report. The 12-member joint delegation was led by World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, Olav Fyske Tveit, of Norway and Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, chairman of the […]

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