The Enugu State First Lady, Mrs. Clara Chime, yesterday, left the Government House where she alleged she had been illegally confined following controversies over her reported health challenges. After a failed bid to send his wife, Clara, back to her family Sunday night, Governor Sullivan Chime finally allowed her to ... Read More »
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The Area Police Station in Osara, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, was yesterday bombed by gunmen numbering 20, killing three police officers and one civilian. Some of the gunmen were said to have shot sporadically into air at the Police Station’s gate, scaring away passersby, villagers and students ... Read More »
The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has denounced a recent report by a Swiss-based, Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO (The Berne Declaration), which accused the Corporation of collusion with some local and international oil traders to execute unfair industry practices. The NGO had in a report titled “Swiss Traders’ ... Read More »
Founder of Microsoft and Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates yesterday, in Abuja launched the National Routine Immunisation Strategic Plan, (NRISP). Gates said, while launching the plan that, “nothing is more important in health in Nigeria than giving immunisation to children and persons in order to ... Read More »
Billionaire transporter and Chairman of G. U. O. Motors Limited, Chief Godwin Okeke, yesterday, commenced his evidence-in-chief at an Onitsha High Court in Anambra State, presided over by Justice Chudi Nwankwo, in respect of his abduction by kidnappers in Onitsha on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Okeke who spoke under oath, ... Read More »
Five people were, Sunday, killed in an auto crash while two others sustained injury, along Nabardo village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The accident which occurred at about 2.20 p.m, involved a Toyota Carina car with number plate AA184GYD and an army articulated truck with number plate ... Read More »
A 14-day ultimatum has been issued to the Delta State government by public servants in the state, threatening to embark on strike over “excessive taxation on workers’ salaries,” among other grievances. The ultimatum was contained in a letter by the state council of the National Public Service Negotiating Council to ... Read More »
Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has promised to invest in solid mineral development, agriculture and education of Ekiti State. The President and Chief Executive of Dangote Group of Companies, disclosed this after a meeting with the state’s Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu at his Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos Office, Friday. ... Read More »
Seven illegal refineries were destroyed in Edo State between January and November 2013, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Edo Command has disclosed. Soeaking in Benin City, Mr Chike Ikpeawonwu, said three of the refineries were destroyed in Iluoke and three in Agbede, both in Etsako West Local ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, declared in Warri, that if not for the Church, the country would have disintegrated. Speaking at the flag off of this year’s Word of Life Bible Church’s Jubilee Word Festival at the International Gospel Centre, Warri, the President, paid glowing tributes to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who ... Read More »
Urhobo Peace Initiative, UPI, weekend, appealed to the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, to stop further attacks on Kokori community in Delta State, insisting that the invasion of the community was causing economic hardship to the people. The group also urged members of the Liberation Movement for Urhobo People, LMUP, ... Read More »
No fewer than 10 persons were, weekend, feared dead along Kaiama-Sampou stretch of the East-West road when a passenger bus reportedly plunged into the Okoso river in the Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The accident, which occurred at about 8.30pm on Saturday, reportedly caused traffic gridlock along the ... Read More »
Doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Ogun State has threatened a showdown with the government over alleged failure to provide free health care services he promised while being sworn in as executive governor of the state. The body described the action of the government as ... Read More »
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and Women Advocate Research and Documentation Center, WARDC, have petitioned United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, UNWGAD, to investigate allegations of illegal detention of Mrs Clara Chime, wife of Enugu State Governor, by her husband, Mr. Sullivan Chime. The groups, in the petition ... Read More »
The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram insurgency which has led to destruction of several lives and property would have spread to other parts of the country if it had not been caged in the north. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Attahiru told Vanguard in an ... Read More »
A 46-year-old woman, Mrs. Eunice Titilayo Ogundele, has been murdered after allegedly being r*ped by yet to be identified persons, at Igede Ekiti, weekend. According to the husband of the deceased, Mr. Michael Ogundele, his wife left home in the early hours of Friday for a church service at her pastor’s residence. ... Read More »
Men of the Osun State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly killing his 10-year-old cousin, Tawa Bilawu, after he allegedly defiled her. Rafiu Idowu who confessed to have committed the offence, said the victim lured him into r*ping her when she paid a visit to him at ... Read More »
Lagos State government has halted distribution of transformers and carrying out of fresh electrification projects in the semi-urban and urban areas. Speaking at the state’s 2013 Community Week Celebration, Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi, noted that there’s high demand for transformers with an average of seven transformer requests ... Read More »
As part of the efforts to ensure the successful implementation of road management policy in Nigeria, the Federal Government is set to adapt the South African model of tolled road management. Mr. Abdulrasaq Oyinloye, Managing Director of the Infrastructure Bank, stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a ... Read More »
Clara Chime, wife of Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, has expressed disappointment about the report of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on its investigation of her complaint, and asked for it to be withdrawn. “Apart from the fact that the information was largely false, it showed ... Read More »