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Virginity Test Principal Declared Sane By Psychiatrist


The result of the medical test conducted to determine the mental state of Olufunke Aladeojebi, former Principal of Ajuwon High School, Iju Ajuwon, has confirmed that the woman is sane and suffers no serious mental ailment. Mrs. Aladeojobi was indicted for conducting virginity test on some female students in her ... Read More »

Soyinka’s Verdict: Maku’s Good Governance Tour Is A Big Scam


The ongoing Good Governance Tour led by the Minister of Information and Orientation, Mr. Labaran Maku, has been described as a big scam. This was the verdict of Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Friday in Benin City while speaking with journalists at the Edo State Press Council Centre when ... Read More »

How Oshiomhole Stopped Farmers In Okada From Paying N40m Royalty To Benin Chief

Adams Oshiomhole

Yoruba farmers in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Council of Edo State have been barred from paying N40 million royalty per annum to a high ranking Benin Chief who sublets government land to the farmers. The directive was given by Governor Adams Oshiomhole during a courtesy call on him ... Read More »

Bride To Be, Suspected Bag Snatcher Killed By Speeding Vehicle During Chase


A young lady identified as Bukola Adelowo, met her untimely death on Friday in Lagos as she was killed by a fast moving vehicle when she attempted to recover her bag snatched by a suspected thief – the suspect also met his waterloo as he was knocked down by another ... Read More »

As Kaduna State House Of Assembly Passes Budget, Gov. Yero Denies Replacing Yakowa’s Budget


Contrary to widespread reports that Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State withdrew the 2013 budget as presented to the Kaduna State House of Assembly by the late governor of the state, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and replaced it with his own, the governor on Friday, denied such media reports as ... Read More »

Lagos State Speaker, Kuforiji In Alleged ‘Adultery’ Scandal


Lagos State speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji had more than what he bargained for last week when he was highly embarrassed by a staff’s husband, Mr Ogundele at the Lagos State House of Assembly. Sources said the woman’s husband, said to be a member of the protocol team, accused the Lagos speaker ... Read More »

Boko Haram, Ansaru Plan To Launch Attacks In Lagos, Others


Terror groups have begun a recruitment drive in the South-West with the aim of establishing cells in the zone, Saturday Punch’s investigations have shown. The recruitment drive by the Boko Haram and its breakaway faction, Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan, it was gathered, was a prelude to attacks they were ... Read More »

Tension Rises As Vice Chancellor Says “No New Church” On Kaduna Campus


A security operative in Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, has confirmed to SaharaReporters that Vice Chancellor Abdullahi Mustapha’s refusal to allow a Catholic Chapel at the Kongo Campus is creating tension between the Christian community and the management. Discussions over the building of a new Church on Kongo ... Read More »

Couple Crushed To Death On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A couple who both worked with the Lagos State Government Civil service lost their lives to a fatal accident last weekend at the Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State. Mr. Rotimi Olugbuyi and Toyin Olugbuyi were said to be returning to their Ogun state residence after attending ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill 10 in Plateau Village


10 people were on Thursday killed by gunmen who stormed Kogwon village, Jos South Local Government, while two others were injured by suspected herdsmen. Sources say the incident started at about 10pm during the 6am to 9pm curfew hours and lasted for over five hours. Eyewitnesses say the gunmen dressed ... Read More »

Cynthia Osokogu’s Murder: Hotel Receptionist Admits Lying To The Police


Miss Vivian Amuneke, a receptionist at Cosmilla Hotel, Festac Town, Lagos, where Cynthia Osokogu was murdered, on Friday confessed that she lied to the police after the corpse was discovered. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amuneke made the confession while testifying before a Lagos High Court in ... Read More »

Jonathan Will Return In 2015, PDP Boasts


The Peoples Democratic Party said on Thursday that President Goodluck Jonathan would return to office in 2015. The party spoke through its National Woman Leader, Chief Kema Chikwe, in Abuja. Chikwe, a member of the National Working Committee of the party, spoke at the presentation of the ‘PDP Women-In-Power 2013 ... Read More »

Bribe For Budget Scandal: Wabara, Others Must Face Trial – Supreme Court


The Supreme Court Friday ordered a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara to return to an Abuja High Court to face trial over alleged N55 million bribe-for-budget deals. It would be recalled that on April 11, 2005, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arraigned Wabara and four others ... Read More »

Security Operatives Rescue 3 Kidnap Victims From Shrine Used By Prophet In Anambra


A joint team of operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian Army have rescued three kidnap victims from a shrine in Anambra.Mr Alexander Okeiyi, the Director of SSS in Anambra, said this at a news briefing in Awka on Friday. He said the victims who were chained ... Read More »

Pastor, Three Others Arraigned Over Alleged Sales Of One-month-old Baby


A 60-year-old man who said he’s a pastor, Simon Dike, and three other persons were, yesterday, arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos, for allegedly selling a month and 18-day-old baby boy for N60,000. Three men were yesterday arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly selling ... Read More »

IBB, Abdulsalami, Atiku, 10 Govs For Mimiko’s Inauguration


Eminent Nigerians including former Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalam Abubakar are among dignitaries that would grace the second term inauguration ceremony of Governor Olusegun Mimiko. Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade who is a member of the inauguration committee, state this on Thursday. Also expected ... Read More »

Nigerians Will Soon Enjoy Uninterrupted Electricity Supply – Elumelu


The Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp/Woodrock, the consortium that won the bid for Ugheli Power Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, on Thursday said with the signing of transaction and industry agreements for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s successor companies, all was set for Nigerians to begin to enjoy uninterrupted power supply. ... Read More »

Pictures From The Opening Ceremony Of Eko Atlantic City


Former US president Bill Clinton, President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Fashola, Bola Tinubu and many top dignitaries attended the opening ceremony of the first phase of the Eko Atlantic City which held in Lagos yesterday.   Eko Atlantic City is a new city born from the Atlantic Ocean in Lagos. The ... Read More »

Thisday Newspaper Boss Caught Staring At Beyonce’s Exposed Cleavage?


Nduka Obaigbena is the boss of “Thisday Newspaper and Arise magazine, Arise Fashion Show and Now Arise TV” The picture was taken when Beyonce visited Nigeria and we’re not certain about what exactly the boss was doing here. So let’s try have fun with it. Do you think he was: ... Read More »

2015: Nigerians Should Allow Jonathan Enjoy His Democratic Rights – OPC Leader


Mr Frederick Fasehun, the President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), says President Goodluck Jonathan should be allowed to enjoy his “democratic rights” by contesting in the 2015 election. Fasehun said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a delegation of the OPC on a visit to Mr Kingsley ... Read More »

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