Monthly Archives: February 2018

Tear Gas Kills Lagos Schoolboy As Policemen, Hoodlums Clash

There was pandemonium in the Akala and Idi-Oro areas of Mushin, Lagos State, on Tuesday when some hoodlums clashed with policemen from the Area D Command. During the mayhem, no fewer than five people, including a policeman, three residents and a pupil, were reportedly killed. Our correspondent learnt that trouble started when a police team raided a shop on Elegba ...

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APC NEC Extends Odigie-Oyegun’s Tenure 

Passes Vote Of Confidence on President Buhari, NWC The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has, at the end of its 5th meeting, generally agreed to extend the tenure of all elected and appointed officers of the Party in the 36 states, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the national level. The current tenure will end on ...

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Patience Jonathan, EFCC Disagree Over Demolished Property

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has debunked the claim by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, that her Abuja property, which the commission was seeking to seize, had been demolished. EFCC denied Mrs. Jonathan’s claim in its counter-affidavit filed before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja. The counter-affidavit was filed in response to ...

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FG Sets Up Panel To Probe Abduction Of Dapchi Schoolgirls

The Federal Government will tomorrow inaugurate a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 Feb. The panel will begin work tomorrow after its inauguration. A statement issued today by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, indicated that ...

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Dapchi Schoolgirls: 37 In JSS, 73 In SSS Says FG

The Federal Government has released the names and other details of the 110 girls who have yet to be accounted for, following the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 Feb. 2018. Out of the 110 missing girls, 8 are in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 ...

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Kanfachan Catholic Bishop, Bagobiri Is Dead

The Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, is dead. The Catholic cleric was believed to have died in the early hours of Tuesday following an illness. Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Chris Anyanwu, has confirmed Bishop Bagobiri’s death. Only recently, the late Bishop Bagobiri chided the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria over ...

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2019 And Buhari-Must-Contest Fever

By Casmir Igbokwe Does President Muhammadu Buhari know that some Nigerians associate his name with hardship? Trending on the social media is a recommendation that the Oxford dictionary should consider adding the word ‘Buhari’ to its lexicon. The suggested meanings are: hard, hardship, difficult, harsh, and tough. An adjectival example of the word goes thus: “How was your exam?” “It ...

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Ah, Achuzie (Hannibal) Is Dead!

By Valentine Obienyem Just like Saul (Later Paul) studied at the foot of Gamaliel, I stayed many times at the foot of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu seeing the world from the perspective of wisdom. At one of the encounters, he told me that if he had three Achuzies, that the narratives of the war would have taken another trajectory. Achuzie ...

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9Mobile Sale: Barclays Favoured Teleology, Group Alleges

Condemnation has continued to trail the announcement of Teleology as the preferred bidder for 9Mobile. The latest of the trenchant condemnation rails at the perceived tardiness by Barclays Africa, the financial advisor to the sale of 9Mobile. Making the condemnation in a statement issued in Abuja, a non-governmental organization Business Renaissance Group (BRG), noted that the letter said to have ...

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