Holyfield to establish boxing facility in South-South

Arrangements have been concluded for the establishment of a sporting facility in the South-South to develop boxing talents among youths in the country. Evander Holyfield, a four-time World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion, who disclosed this during a courtesy call on Governor Liyel Imoke in Government House, Calabar, said the facility would create avenue for talented […]

FG to spend N3.1bn on Obasanjo, others in 2012 (What a waste of public resources)

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi and Oluwole Josiah   The Federal Government plans to spend N3.19bn on the pensions and allowances of former Presidents, Heads of State, their deputies, former leaders of the National Assembly and their families in the year 2012. The proposed N3.19bn represents an increase of about N2bn from what was […]

Yar’Adua financially supported my guber campaign –Oshiomhole

  -Sun The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday disclosed to the shock of the crowd gathered for the launch of the ‘Power, Politics and Death’, by the former Special Adviser on Media and Communications to Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, that the late president generously supported his guber race with financial donations. […]

Troops deployment in Somalia: Why Jonathan revoked Yar’Adua’s plan

Indications have emerged that the prospect of Nigeria’s deployment of troops in war-ravaged Somalia is very slim. This is contrary to an earlier promise by the government to do so in 2007. SATURDAY PUNCH investigations showed that the Federal Government might have taken a second look at the arrangement made by the late President Umaru […]

Investigation reveals that Yar’Adua died poor, without a house of his own

Last week, when the Federal Government and, indeed, Nigerians marked the first anniversary of the death of the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, not many knew that for the family, there was not much to cheer about the former number one citizen of the country. This is so because he did not leave anything, in […]

Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua – One Year After

  Today marks one year anniversary of the death of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. The Katsina-born statesman was committed to good governance. He enunciated a seven point agenda that encapsulated his administration’s policy thrust including electoral reform and resolving the Niger Delta crisis. He initiated the amnesty programme as part of efforts to find […]

Yar’Adua, Aondoakaa pressured UK to drop charges against Ibori – WikiLeaks

The Yar’Adua Administration, with its Justice Minister, Michael Aondoakaa leading the charge, refused to cooperate with Britain on a prisoner transfer agreement unless the United Kingdom dropped corruption charges against former Delta State governor, James Ibori, documents released by WikiLeaks stated on Friday. Britain, keen to secure an agreement allowing the transfer of more than […]

Jos: 16 Killed In Students’ Protest

Sixteen lives were lost yesterday in Jos as armed youths took on soldiers in a free for all. The crisis was a fallout of Friday’s shooting of  15 students  of the University  of Jos. Also, filling stations, shops and several houses were burnt yesterday in the Farin Gada area. Speaking to newsmen in Jos, the […]

Wikileak Cables: ‘Aides hid Yar’Adua’s illness with stuffed clothes, makeup’

 Controversial whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, has claimed that aides of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua stuffed his clothes to hide his weight loss during the peak of illness. WikiLeaks, in some United States diplomatic cables it released on Saturday night, also disclosed that makeup was used to cover the signs and symptoms of illness on his […]


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