April 24, 2014


Tribunal admits evidence on Obiano’s multiple registration

By Emmanuel NzomiwuCorrespondent, Awka Anambra State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has admitted in evidence four documents relating to Governor Willie Obiano’s alleged multiple registrations prior to the November 16, 2013, governorship election in the state, which he won. The tribunal admitted in evidence the INEC’s CVR form, which is the […]

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INEC to distribute permanent voter’s card in Lagos Aug

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to distribution of permanent voter’s card to eligible voters in Lagos State in August. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Adekunle Ogunmola, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said the exercise would last for three days. […]

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FG secures $152m ADB loan to create crop processing zones

By Chesa ChesaState House, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a $152.12 million loan and a grant of $385,000 from the Africa Development Bank (ADB) to boost agricultural investment and create more agro-allied jobs in the country. The loan, which comes at 1.5 per cent interest and payable over 23 years, is […]

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Tinubu warns PDP against rigging Ekiti, Osun guber polls

By Oladele OgunsolaCorrespondent, Ibadan Following an earlier media report credited to the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, that the gubernatorial elections holding in both Ekiti and Osun states in June and August this year would be a warfare, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said it would be ‘rig and […]

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Jose and the title race in need of breathing space

JOSE MOURINHO won’t have much interest in the outcome of the match between Vallodolid and Real Madrid on May 7. He knows precisely why it is being played on that date however.

Pep is pipped as Karim Benzema makes Real difference

THE BERNABEU finally got the better of Pep Guardiola last night as Real Madrid nullified the threat of Bayern Munich to take a huge step towards the Champions League final.

Mourinho, Ramires and Faria charged by FA

JOSE MOURINHO last night became the first Premier League manager to be charged with sarcasm – as three Chelsea employees were hit with FA charges on the same day.

Ryan Giggs goes back to the future with Class of 92

A DAY after the coup d’etat, the old generals were back on the battlefield at Carrington yesterday.

New Video: Bular – Tonight

Fast rising Afro-pop singer/song writer Bular presents the official video to his single ‘Tonight’. Signed unto Firematic Entertainment Group, the gifted Bular born Anaege Henry Somtochukwu who was nominated in the ‘Best New Act’ category of the 2013 N…

Photos: Ogun state politician allegedly batters wife

Just got this mail from an NGO that deals with domestic violence cases. According to their story, the woman above is the wife of an Ogun-state politician named Bashorun Bayo Awosanya. He allegedly attacked her at their residence in Sagamu on Easter Su…

Real Madrid 1 – Bayern Munich 0: Germans' possession counts for nought as Benzema pounces

REAL MADRID took a step towards the Champions League final by beating Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-final at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Toon track a Forster return

NEWCASTLE United are considering a shock bid to lure Celtic No 1 Fraser Forster back to St James’ Park.

Old Firm to share in Brazil cash

CELTIC and Rangers will land World Cup windfalls thanks to the players they’ll have at this summer’s finals.

Meet captured Fulani herdsmen who confessed to being Boko Haram members

These are the faces of some of the people causing terror in Nigeria. These 17 men you see above are Fulani Herdsmen who were recently captured by the military. They were part of the group that terrorized residents in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara recently. They also took part in the recent killing of hundreds of people and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state. After their capture, they confessed to being members of the Boko Haram sect.

The military released the pic above and a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade. Find it below…

“A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”. Continue…

Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle.

The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town. Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area.

In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.

EXCLUSIVE: Brum in hunt for Hutchinson

BIRMINGHAM CITY have emerged as frontrunners to sign Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson.

Sackings aren't so bad now, says Strachan

The good thing about managing in England – and it’s something that’s come about in the last five or six years – is that it’s not that bad if you are sacked any more

New Video: Burna Boy – Won Da Mo ft D’banj

Official video for ‘Won Da Mo’ by Burnaboy ft D’banj directed by Godfather Productions. Enjoy…

Court sentences woman to 1 year in prison for abducting 2-month-old baby

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 20-year- old woman, Maryam Babangida, to one year in prison for abducting a two-month-old baby.  Babangida, who resides at Sabon Angwar, Agaye, Niger State, was charged with one count charge of abduction. The Chief Magistrate, Ms Joyce Kaka, sentenced Babangida after she pleaded guilty to the […]

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Madrid seek revenge on holders Bayern

Real Madrid CF will not be short of motivation when they host holders FC Bayern München in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final. If the prize of a first final since 2002 were not enough, they also have the opportunity to avenge their defeat by Bayern in the 2011/12 semi-finals. The presence […]

Police dismiss Boko Haram attack on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

OYO State police command Wednesday dismissed rumour that Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed nine policemen and 11 civilians on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway. The rumour emanated from the social media, face book that the suspected Boko Haram insurgents numbering 18 were armed with AK 47 rifles, “displaying their skills”. The report further stated, “If […]