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  • Lagos arrest 118 hoodlums living under the bridge

    April 2, 2014 11:05 PM 8

    No fewer than 118 suspected hoodlums have been arrested at the Oshodi area of Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday. It was learnt that officials of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, stormed Oshodi around 2am and arrested the hoodlums. The hoodlums were accused of not having any known address and using

  • Jonathan’s supporters and detractors  

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 14

    Only the politically naive can fail to see that President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the 2015 presidential election. Even if his body language is the only signal we can read, the signs are evident that the man will stand for re-election. Naturally, his supporters see nothing wrong in that. And, expectedly, his detractors do. But, what do the rest of us who are neither

  • Ritualists’ den found in Ogun

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 19

    AN underground cell suspected to be ritualists’ operation base was, on Wednesday, uncovered at Iyana Egbado village in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. Consequently, a middle-aged man, who identified himself simply as Gbenga and was in possession of severed human parts, was also arrested by the police in connection with the suspected operation

  • Tambuwal, Ihedioha deny appealing ruling on defected Reps

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 9

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Aminu Tambuwal and his Deputy, Hon Emeka Ihedioha yesterday dissociated themselves from the Appeal of last Monday’s Abuja High Court judgment barring the All Progressives Congress (APC) from changing the leadership of the chamber. The duo said it was mischievous of anybody to link them with the appeal

  • Many feared dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 9

    THERE was serious confusion late Wednesday night on the Island of Lagos State, following reports that a commercial boat conveying people from the Island to Ikorodu had capsized. Many people were feared dead in an incident that became a subject of investigations to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and National Inland Waterways, as well as the marine

  • Nigerian Senate Considers Procedure For New Constitution Introduction

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 9

    For years, some Nigerians have said the current constitution does not represent the wishes and aspirations of the people, having more of military governments’ inputs. The Wednesday plenary appears to be opening a window for the introduction of a new constitution, with the presentation of some new proposals by the Senate Committee which has been working

  • FUTA VC to matriculating students

    April 2, 2014 11:00 PM 24

    “By the authority of Senate, I now admit you formally as Students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure and I enjoin you to live up to the highest standard expected of you”. With the above words, the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Adebiyi Daramola formally admitted 2,371 students into the University

  • Security agents arrest Omojuwa and some other protesters demostrating against Moro

    April 2, 2014 8:33 PM 11

    The names of the other protesters arrested were given as Calvin Lawan, Uche Briggs, Ikeolu Senbanjo, Tosin Adex and a Mr. Ogunmola. A lawyer to Mr. Omojuwa, Samson Itodo, said while the blogger and Mr. Briggs were taken to the NSCDC office in the Apo District of Abuja, the other arrested protesters were taken to the FCT Command of the Department of State

  • ASUP Says FG Enforced No-Work-No Pay Rule Since March 21

    April 2, 2014 8:11 PM 10

    The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Dr Chibuzor Asomugha, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had stopped paying the striking lecturers salaries since March 21. Asomugha told newsmen in Abuja that the “no-work-no pay rule’’ had forced the union to device other measures of sustaining its members. He accused the Supervising

  • Tiv Farmers, Herdsmen Declare Cease Fire In Police Led Mediation

    April 2, 2014 6:42 PM 47

    The Security and Peace Committee of the Nigeria Police Force has brokered a peace deal between Tiv farmers and Fulani herdsmen, with the two sides declaring a cease fire at the end of the two day police led dialogue in Lafia, Benue State. Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Chairman of the Police Security and Peace Committee, Deputy Inspector General