Senate Summons NSA, CDS, COAS over Seized $9.3m

The Senate has summoned the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshall Alex Badeh and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Kenneth Minimah over the smuggled $9.3million seized by South African government. The South African police had on Monday an Israeli and two others with $9.3million cash,… [Continue Reading]

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Lawmaker Blames Physical Planning Officers over Synagogue Building Collapse

The chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on the Environment, Hon Tobun Abiodun has blamed officers in-charge of physical planning in the state for Saturday’s Synagogue Guest House collapse, saying they neglected their duty of monitoring buildings in the state. The lawmaker told newsmen yesterday that the officials should be punished for… [Continue Reading]

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Over 300 Make National Honours List

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the award of national honours to some prominent Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, including his chief of staff, all the service chiefs including the acting inspector-general of police, eight governors, nine ministers and a host of other professionals, politicians and traditional rulers among others. The investiture, according to a statement… [Continue Reading]

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Presidency fingered in Seized $9.3m

Indications emerged last night that the presidency might have a link to the $9.3million cash seized in a plane by the South African authorities at the Lanseria International Airport. A source close to the matter disclosed last night that the incident could not be the handiwork of a private individual as the cash involved a… [Continue Reading]

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Death Toll Rises To 62 in Synagogue Guest House Collapse

There was wild jubilation yesterday morning at the scene of the collapsed Guest House in Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) when a 45-year-old woman walked out alive after spending almost five days under the rubble of the six-storey building. The spokesman of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-West, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye revealed this in… [Continue Reading]

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NCAA To Sanction Crew Of Alleged Jet over $9.3m Seizure

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the authority would sanction the crew of the alleged private jet belonging to the president of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor, linked with illegal laundering of about $9.3 million in South Africa. The NCAA deputy general manager, Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye, who disclosed… [Continue Reading]

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Falana Asks Army Council To Commute Death Sentence On 12 Soldiers on Mutiny

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday implored the Army Council to commute the death sentence passed on 12 soldiers by the General Court Martial to imprisonment instead of confirming it. According to him, while the soldiers were erroneously charged under section 52(1) of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 because… [Continue Reading]

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Air Force Chief Rules Out Sabotage over missing fighter jet

Chief of air staff Air Marshall Adesola Amosun yesterday said that the Nigerian Air Force had an idea of where the missing Alpha Jet (NAF 466) could be, despite that information coming from residents of the area was insufficient to locate the aircraft. Speaking to journalists after meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo at the… [Continue Reading]

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Boko Haram Insurgents Abduct Dozens Of Women, Children In Adamawa

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted dozens of women and children in Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali LGA of Adamawa State, local and security sources said. Sources in the area said the insurgents have conducted a house-to-house search for young people whom they reportedly loaded in their waiting vehicles and fled with. A fleeing resident, Abubakar… [Continue Reading]

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Police Commissioner Arrest Former Governor

Former Gombe State governor Danjuma Goje was yesterday arrested by the police in Gombe. Goje, who is a serving senator, was arrested by the Gombe State police commissioner Mohammed Abubakar who detained him for some hours. The former governor was visiting his local government, Akko, yesterday when he was arrested by the CP without any… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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President Jonathan Humbled and Overwhelmed PDP Endorsement

Despite yesterday’s overwhelming endorsement by his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as sole candidate ahead of 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan continued the suspense on when he would openly declare to run, declaring instead that he is overwhelmed and humbled but extremely challenged by the endorsement. The PDP’s highest decision-making body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), […]

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ECONOMY

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NNPC Strike: 4 Refineries, 23 Oil Depots Shut

Indications that the nation may be heading for another round of fuel scarcity emerged yesterday as all four of the nation’s refineries were shut down as workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) embarked on an industrial action. It was learnt that the four refineries located in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri, were shut […]

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Senate Summons NSA, CDS, COAS over Seized $9.3m

The Senate has summoned the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshall Alex Badeh and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Kenneth Minimah over the smuggled $9.3million seized by South African government. The South African police had on Monday an Israeli and two others with $9.3million cash, […]

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Educated illiterate in Nigeria by Olamide Oluwabunmi

Name: Olamide Oluwabunmi Twitter ID: @BunmiOlamide Essay Topic: Educated illiterate in Nigeria Educated illiterate is someone who is educated with some level of formal education but who is actually, for one or many reasons, unable use to that training for all sort of development purpose and is living like an illiterate As we continue to […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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Legendary Comedienne Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Comedy legend Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81 on Thursday September 4, 2014. She went into cardiac arrest last month August. 28 and had been on life support at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She is one comedienne who brought life and zest to the comedy industry in America and beyond inspiring […]

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SPORTS

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Ideye overthrows Mikel, Moses As Nigeria’s Highest Earning Footballer

West Brom Albion striker Brown Ideye has toppled Nigeria’s big guns like Chelsea star Mikel Obi and Yakubu Aiyegbeni as the country’s highest earning footballer in Europe. Mikel Obi in the 2012/2013. season was Nigeria’s highest paid footballer earning four million pounds a year. Yakubu Aiyegbeni with a move to Chinese club Guangzhou beat Mikel […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Turkish teenager named Tallest Female Teenager in the World

Rumeysa Gelgi of turkey has been awarded the record title of Tallest Teenager (female) in the world by Guinness World Records. Doctor Ömer Hakan Yavaşoğlu carried out the official measurements of Rumeysa, which in accordance with Guinness World Records guidelines was carried out at three different times in the same day.  The measurements were taken […]

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OPINION

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Dear President Jonathan and Adamawa PDP Delegates: Be Guided by security exigency & ​Track-records for a tested leader not experimentation

DEMOCRATIC YOUNG PATRIOTS ….no alternative to patriotism Dear President Jonathan and Adamawa PDP Delegates: Be Guided by security exigency & ​Track-records for a tested leader not experimentation As young patriots committed to democratic ideals, stability and prosperity of Nigeria, we wish to appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to show greater interest in the Adamawa State […]

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ZEE’S CORNER

The Decimation of the North East by Zainab Jaji

I have spent the last few weeks in Adamawa State and to say that insurgency has well and truly taken a firm hold in the region is to state the obvious. Citizens are literally running for their lives. We now have residents from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa converging in the town of Yola. Young boys […]

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