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South Sudan begs Nigerian Police for training

South Sudan Police authorities has pleaded with the Nigeria Police Force to urgently come to their aid in the area of training of their own manpower and capacity building especially as they have seen from the performances of the Nigeria Police contingent in the newly independent country, that Nigeria Police officers are ‘top class’ comparable […]

Jonathan tasks new CJN on delayed trials, corruption, security

By Ben Agande & Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, charged Justice Aloma Mukhtar, the new Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to tackle delay in the dispensation of justice, cases of corruption and engender the much-needed judicial reform in Nigeria. The President gave the charge during the CJN’s swearing-in in Abuja. President Jonathan […]

BONGA OIL FIELD SPILL: FG fines Shell $5bn

By Clara Nwachukwu, Okey Ndiribe, Emman Ovuakporie & Kunle Kalejaye LAGOS— The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCO, has been fined $5billion over the massive oil spill that occurred at its Bonga oil field on December 20, 2011. This was disclosed yesterday by the Director General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, […]

Letter: LG, Governors and the violation of the constitution

Sir,                          LG, Governors and violation of the constitution Alhaji  Ibraheem khaleel,the national president of association of local government employees of Nigeria, NULGE had lamented over the incessant violation of the constitution on the 3rd tier of government by the state governors. Khaleel was […]

Fuel subsidy probe: Suspects to be arraigned soon – Lamorde

By Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA — Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, has stated that investigations into fuel subsidy payments by the commission would soon be completed and those indicted arraigned in court. Lamorde, who stated this, yesterday, when the President of Campaign for Democracy, CD, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, paid […]

MEND: Why Tompolo suspended Boyloaf, by Warri-Ijaw group

By Emma Amaize WARRI—THE Warri-Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group, WIPMG, Warri in Delta State, yesterday, said, following the  antecedents of former militant leader, Victor Ben, alias Boyloaf, it was not surprised that he said in a reent interview,  that Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, was not the leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the […]

US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The first-ever daily pill to help prevent against HIV was approved Monday by US regulators for use in uninfected adults who are at risk for getting the virus that causes AIDS. Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences in California, has been on the market since 2004 and was approved by the Food and […]

Picture: Man stones girlfriend to death

A young man, Mr. Lawrence Ette, has been accused of stoning his 23-year-old girlfriend, Miss Rosaline Christopher, to death. ROSELINE advertisement     The tragedy was said to have occurred penultimate Sunday at 13, Academy Street, Calabar, Cross River State. An eyewitness, who is the landlady of the deceased, Miss Dorothy Bassey, said Rosaline had […]

Portsmouth coach dares Kanu, others

PORTMOUTH manager, said Nigerian international Kanu Nwankwo can go ahead and sue the club even as he insists on dropping all the club’s senior players from the team. There had been reports that the former Nigeria striker could sue the club for breach of contract, but Appleton says he is leaving that for administrator Trevor […]

How FG drains NNPC accounts – Audit report •Presidency disowns fake PIB

AN independent audit report has discovered how the Federal Government has continuously drained the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). According to an audit report published by Reuters on Monday, the Federal Government was owing the NNPC some improper and informal loans, which were used to cover a range of expenses, from a […]

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