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Why I Killed My Father — RUN Undergraduate

3 years ago /
Oddities 

A 21-year-old undergraduate of Redeemer University of Nigeria (RUN), Tolani Ajayi who killed his 66-year-old father, Charles Ajayi, last Tuesday, said he took the action of killing his father out of provocation. The suspect told newsmen on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when he was brought to the Police headquarters for further interrogation.

Adamawa: Impeachment Panel Fails To Sit Over Venue Issues

3 years ago /
Politics 

The seven-man panel constituted by the Adamawa State Chief Judge, to investigate alleged gross misconduct against Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Mr Bala Ngilari, is yet to secure a venue to sit.

Gospel Crooner, Kefee Goes Home This Weekend

3 years ago /
Entertainment 

Burial arrangements for late Pop-Gospel singer, Irikefe Obareki Don-Momoh have been announced on behalf of the family, by the Kefee Memorial Committee (a coalition of Kefee's family & friends in the Gospel Music & Entertainment Industry).

Charles Okah's Trial Adjourned Due To Absence Of His Lawyer

3 years ago /
Nation 

The family of the suspected mastermind of the October 1st 2010, bomb attack in Abuja, Charles Okah has requested for fresh trial of the case.

Joseph Mbu Files Suit To Set Aside Decision To Stop Ban On Protests

3 years ago /
Security 

The Federal Capital Territory police commissioner, Joseph Mbu has approached an FCT High Court in Abuja to set aside its earlier decision on the purported ban on mass protest against the abduction of Chibok girls by Boko Haram sect in Borno state.  

Chibok Girls Will Be Freed Soon - National Council Of States

3 years ago /
Nation 

The process for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls about three months ago dominated the deliberations of the national council of states, which held on Tuesday at the state house, Abuja.  

Jonathan Assigns Portfolio To Four New Ministers

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, named the former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, as the new Minister of Education.

Reactions Trail CJN's Accusation Against SANs

3 years ago /
Nation 

The comments by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloma Mukhtar that lawyers are the ones shielding corrupt judges seems to be resonating among some members of the bar.  

National Conference: Delegates In Continued Consultations

3 years ago /

There are indications making the round that delegates to the on-going National Conference may settle for 22.5% as the proposed new derivation formula in the country.  

National Conference: Delegates To Decide On Report Of Committee On Devolution Of Powers Today

3 years ago /

The scheduled voting on the recommendations of the Committee on Devolution of Powers was postponed at Tuesday's proceedings of the National Conference.  

Man Nabbed With 1.370kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

3 years ago /
Security 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday, arrested a 34-year- old drug suspect with 1.370 kilogrammes of whitish powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

U.S. Ambassador Pays Visit To Emir of Kano

3 years ago /
Arts and Culture 

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Tuesday visited the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his palace in Kano.

Britain Child Abuse Claims: At Least 20 Prominent People Involved

3 years ago /
International News 

There is evidence at least 20 prominent figures including former members of parliament and government ministers abused children for "decades.  

Syrian Inmates Say Death Of UK Doctor Was Not Suicide

3 years ago /
International News 

A former inmate of a UK doctor found dead in prison in Syria has said that the doctor was killed because he kept a diary of the brutality he witnessed in jail. 

Typhoon Neoguri Lashes Japan's Okinawa Island Chain

3 years ago /
International News 

Hundreds of thousands of people have been urged to seek shelter as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan’s Okinawa island chain.

Super Falconets Depart For Canada For World Cup

3 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria national U20 women team flew out of the country on Monday for a 24-day camping programme in Canada ahead of this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup campaign billed for the same country.

Plateau State: SURE-P Fund Petition Creates Acrimony

3 years ago /
Politics 

Relations between Plateau state government and the state’s legislators are reportedly not at their smoothest at the moment.  

INEC Releases Press Statement On Osun Election

3 years ago /
Politics 

The distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to duly registered persons in Osun State has been on-going since March 7th, 2014, contrary to suggestions that there is a hindrance in the distribution of the cards. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) therefore urges every prospective voter in Osun State who is yet to collect his / her PVC to urgently do so, ahead of the state governorship election scheduled for August 9, 2014. For avoidance of doubt, only registered voters with PVCs will be able to vote during the election. This clarification is necessary against the backdrop of calls on the Commission in the last couple of days to ensure timely distribution of the PVCs. A political party had, at the weekend, accused INEC of being “painfully slow in processing the permanent voter cards;” while a non-governmental organisation, on Monday, urged the Commission to ensure timely distribution of PVCs before the governorship election – suggesting that the contrary is presently the case. It should be recalled, however, that the Commission undertook polling unit level distribution of PVCs to registered voters in Osun State from Friday, 7th March, 2014 to Sunday, 9th March, 2014, simultaneously with the conduct of the exercise in Ekiti State. In line with INEC’s guideline for the exercise, uncollected PVCs were at the end of the polling unit level distribution in March taken to respective local government office of the Commission in the state for subsequent issuance to legitimate holders. The distribution at the local government level has been on-going since then. In other words, all PVCs yet to be collected are at the 30 local government offices of the Commission in Osun State, awaiting legitimate holders to come for them. But the Commission disallows proxy collection to prevent abuse of the cards by unscrupulous persons. Prospective voters in the August 9 election who are yet to collect their PVCs are therefore urged to do so in readiness for the election. Kayode Robert IdowuChief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman

COEASU Strike: Wike Calls On Union To Call It Off

3 years ago /
Education 

The federal government on Monday inaugurated a technical committee to advise it on the merit or otherwise for colleges of education to award both National Certificate in Education, NCE and Bachelor of Education Degree.  

Breaking News: President Jonathan In Crucial Meeting With Council Of State

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan is currently presiding over a meeting of the Council of State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.