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“I Am Responsible For Ronaldo’s Injury”–Ghanaian Witch Doctor, Kwaku Bonsam

Firebrand Ghanaian spiritualist Kwaku Bonsam says he is responsible for Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury. This news comes barely days leading up to the World Cup in Brazil. Bonsam says his aim is to prevent the Real Madrid striker from playing against Ghana in the group stages, and possibly beyond that. News broke last week of Ronaldo’s ailment, triggering a ... Read More »

Police disown Mbu, upturn ban on protests

The police high command on Tuesday disowned its helmsman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Joseph Mbu, who on Monday outlawed protests organised by #BringBackOurGirls campaigners in respect of the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, said at no time did the police high command authorise a ban on peaceful assemblies and protests in the ... Read More »

Protesting LASU students ground Lagos over hike in fees

Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) again on Tuesday took to the streets in Lagos, causing traffic gridlock on the Lagos–Abeokuta carriageway. They blocked the road leading to the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, forcing motorists to spend hours in the traffic. The students were protesting hike in their school fees. Most of the motorists, who ... Read More »

W’Cup: Keshi defends choice of Michael, Nwofor, others

Super Eagles Head Coach,  Stephen Keshi has defended the selection of the quartet of  Babatunde Michael, Michael Uchebo, Uche Nwofor and Kunle Odunlami for the forthcoming World Cup on the premise that the players were very determined and hungry for success. Keshi named his 23-man team for the World Cup in Brazil on Monday night after much delay. The Super ... Read More »

Use our special forces to rescue Chibok girls –Australia

The Australian government has offered to provide its special forces to help Nigeria to rescue the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. The schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamic sect on April 14. The abduction attracted international outrage and led to the birth of the BringBackOurGirls campaign. Australian television website, abc.au.net, reports that the country’s Foreign Minister Julie ... Read More »

Gov Akpabio Reverses Controversial Pension Act

Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio has said that the state government, after due consideration over the ongoing controversy on state Pension Act, has sent a bill to the state House of Assembly asking it to expunge the section of the Pension Act which pegged the amount former governors and deputies could spend annually on medical bills to N100million and ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki is New International Confederation of Midwives Ambassador

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, in recognition of her extensive work to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), a task which she has taken responsibility of for the past two years, has been honoured and announced as the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Ambassador, during the ICM Congress running from the 1st to 5th of June ... Read More »

Nigeria announce 23-man World Cup squad

Stephen Keshi did not spring any surprises with his selection for Brazil, with the likes of Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Yobo and Echiejile making the cut alongside 19 debutants Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has named his 23-man squad players for the Fifa World Cup in Brazil. The reigning African champions will be making their fifth appearance at world football’s major showpiece and ... Read More »

Mbu bans #BringBackOurGirls protests in Abuja

FCT Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu, Monday announced that henceforth, all protests by groups seeking the release of the over 230 girls of the Government girls college, Chibok abducted by Boko Haram terrorists, have been banned in the FCT. He claimed that security operatives have intelligence information that the activities of protesters may be cashed in on by terrorists to ... Read More »

Jonathan appoints 3 new permanent secretaries

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of three new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director, Media Relations, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF). According to the statement, the Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Bukar Aji, ... Read More »