Another Nigerian shines in London

Another Nigerian shines in London

Like an eagle that soars swiftly to the top, Odera Ogbodo, 23, from Enugu State, graduated in First Class division in Information and Communications Technology recently at the University of Greenwich. This came barely few weeks after an exclusive report by Education Review on 21-year-old Precious Oyelade, born to Nigerian parents living in South London, who also won the best first degree academic project at the Cambridge University. She wrote on a project, titled: Changing…

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55 killed in Sunday Night`s Attack on Maiduguri

55 killed in Sunday Night`s Attack on Maiduguri

Abut  55 corpses are said to have been deposited at the  mortuary of State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri. This was said by a source at the hospital where most of the casualties of Sunday night’s multiple bomb incident in the troubled capital of Borno state, Maiduguri were taken to, He said, “We have received 55 corpses from yesterday’s multiple attacks at Ajilari. ”Eighty-five (85) persons were also brought in injured.” He however did not rule out…

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Tension over N3bn owed prison food contractors

Tension over N3bn owed prison food contractors

SEVERAL months after the Federal Government increased the feeding allowance of prison inmates from N200 to N300, tension is mounting among contractors who supply the food over non-pay­ment of about N3billion outstanding bills. A non-governmental organisation, Alliance for Good Governance and Democracy (AGGD), ex­pressed concern over the development, urging the Federal Government to expedite action in the pay­ment of monies owed the food contractors. In a statement signed by its national coordina­tor and national secretary,…

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Jonathan: HID was the Pillar and Backbone of Awolowo

Jonathan: HID was the Pillar and Backbone of Awolowo

The Mamman Kontagora House at Marina, Lagos, which houses the Federal Ministry of Housing, was on Wednesday gutted by fire. This is coming on the heels of another fire incident at the Ikotun area of Lagos, which killed a man and his sister-in-law while they were sleeping. As at press time, the fire service personnel were still trying to battle the flames, which had spread from the second floor to the seventh floor of the…

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18 burnt to death in Ondo crash

18 burnt to death in Ondo crash

Eighteen passengers died  in a road accident which occurred along Ondo/Ore Expressway at Igushin town in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State yesterday. The Federal Road safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed the incident. Eyewitnesses said the victims were burnt to death in the accident which involved a white Mazda 18-passengers bus coming from Lagos State and a truck, who allegedly hit the bus due to reckless driving of both drivers. It was gathered that…

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We’re already negotiating with B’Haram, says Buhari

We’re already negotiating with B’Haram, says Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has finally laid to rest the speculations regarding whether or not the Federal Government would negotiate with Boko Haram, as the president yesterday, in Paris, the French capital, confirmed that talks with the dreaded Islamic terrorists had, in fact, begun. Buhari, who stated this while responding to questions from members of the Nigerian community in France under the auspices of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), said the decision was taken in view…

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Like me, Dimgba belonged to everybody and nobody –Buhari

Like me, Dimgba belonged to everybody and nobody –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday showered praises on the late Deputy Managing Director of The Sun Publishing Limited, Dimgba Igwe, describing him as a man who cannot die because of the number of lives he touched. Speaking at a book launch entitled: ‘50 World Editors’, authored by the former Managing Director of The Sun, Mike Awoyinfa and the late Igwe, the President said the latter  was a man, who stood for the people. President Buhari, who…

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ICPC Warns State Govs Not to Tamper with Bailout Funds

ICPC Warns State Govs Not to Tamper with Bailout Funds

• Recovers N980m stolen monies for ministry, federal schools  • Protests rock Osun over alleged diversion, journalists beaten to unconsciousness Adebiyi Adedapo in Abuja and Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned state governments not to tamper with or divert the bailout funds released for their respective states by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the immediate payment of workers’ salaries. The commission said it…

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France to Support Fight against Terrorism in Nigeria

France to Support Fight against Terrorism in Nigeria

French President François Hollande has announced his government’s commitment to assist the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) with intelligence gathering and equipment to fight terrorism in Nigeria and the African sub-region. Hollande disclosed this yesterday after a closed-door bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a three-day official visit to France at the Elsee Palace in Paris. At a joint press conference, the French President said his government was concerned about the increasing…

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Family of 5 dies in fire outbreak

Family of 5 dies in fire outbreak

A family of five was yester­day, wiped out by fire that engulfed their house in La­wanson area of Lagos. The deceased consisting husband,wife, grandmother, a girl and an infant, perished when they were trapped by the fire. The tragedy has thrown the entire Michael Ogun Street, Obele, Lawanson into mourning. The charred remains of the family members have been recovered by the Po­lice from the Itire Police Station. A police officer, who was among the…

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