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Eagles Brazil 2014 list: ‘Yobo is a spent force’

As the release of Super Eagles pre-World Cup list continues to generate controversy, football technocrats and fans have reiterated the need for Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi to avoid having spent forces in the list, with embattled captain, Joseph Yobo dominating the discourse.   Some fans and technocrats during the week, maintained that the World Cup is too important to Nigeria ... Read More »

First Lady gives ultimatum for release of abducted girls

First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has mobilised state governors’ wives and women stakeholders to demand the rescue or release of the abducted school girls of Chibok, Borno State, within three days or have the women march on the state capital. The ultimatum was given on Friday night when the First Lady convened a meeting of the women, including the Borno ... Read More »

Falana Rejects Membership Of Committee On Abducted Girls

On the grounds that his membership would be at cross purposes with his earlier engagement in the struggle, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN) has rejected his appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan as a member of the presidential committee set up to embark on a fact-finding mission into the controversy surrounding the abduction of over 234 schoolgirls ... Read More »

U.S. pledges support to end terror attacks in Nigeria

United States Government has pledged to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and insurgency within the coming days, Secretary of State, John Kerry had announced in Ethiopia. Kerry made the announcement while briefing newsmen on Friday in Addis Ababa as part of his activities during a three-day visit to some African countries including Ethiopia. The visit, which would take ... Read More »

Bombings Rock Maiduguri

It was another tragic day in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, yesterday, after twin explosions reportedly killed about 100 people, some of them football fans. The first explosion was said to have killed dozens of the fans in a ‘viewing centre’ when suspected improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were detonated at about 6pm. The second explosion, it was learnt, went off as ... Read More »

US EMBASSY WARNS OF POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK ON SHERATON, LAGOS

For the first time in years, the United States Embassy has issued a warning that an unspecified attack is likely to happen in Lagos! Lagos, the Commercial Capital of Nigeria has all these years been shielded from terrorists’ activities but this latest travel warning is causing panic in the city. According to the travel warning published on its website under ... Read More »

COURT TO AKINGBOLA: YOU HAVE TO ANSWER FOR N47M STOLEN FUNDS

The bid of embattled Former Group Managing Director defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr Erastus Akingbola to have the case against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission quashed has been thrown out-and now it is certain that Akingola will have to answer for his alleged crimes in court. Akingbola and his co-accused, Mr. Bayo Dada had sought to squash ... Read More »

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT DENIES EXTENSION RUMOUR

Following widespread speculation and stories in the media that the on-going conference has been extended by six weeks, the secretariat has stated that it has no such powers to extend the sitting, noting that it was only the presidency that can so direct. In a Statement signed by Akpandem James, Asst. Secretary, Media and Communications, the Conference top echelon described ... Read More »

EFCC RE-ARRAIGNS OYO HEAD OF SERVICE FOR N5.6 BILLION PENSION FRAUD

Former Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke and eleven other suspects implicated in a N5.6Billion pension fraud, have been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan  on charges bordering on conspiracy, stealing and criminal breach of trust. According to EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity, ... Read More »

BREAK-UP LATEST: LANRE NZERIBE CALLS MONALISA CHINDA A BLATANT LIAR

The last has not been heard of the roforofo fight between serial Ladies man, Lanre Nzeribe and his last squeeze, Nollywood Actress, Mona ”Lanre Nzeribe, former boyfriend and partner of Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda.   The duo who were cosy cosy a while ago have been throwing dirt at each other concerning the break-up of their business and romantic relationships. ... Read More »