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Imo state government seals off 8 commercial banks

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The full wrath of the Imo state government is urgently being visited on eight commercial banks in the state for failure to pay tax.

Nigeria's Boko Haram claims responsibility for northeast barracks attack

4 years ago /
Security 

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram was behind a coordinated attack on military targets this month, the group's leader has said in a video message lauding the group's successes against President Goodluck Jonathan's army.

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.

Pope attacks mega-salaries and wealth gap in peace message

4 years ago /
Religion 

Pope Francis said in the first peace message of his pontificate that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality and called again for nations to narrow the wealth gap.

US drone wipes out wedding convoy by mistake

4 years ago /
International News 

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

Japan should embrace nuclear power, government panel says

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Japan should embrace nuclear power as an "important and fundamental" energy source, a government panel said on Friday, in advice that looks almost certain to be accepted, despite widespread anti-nuclear feeling after the Fukushima disaster.

Arsene Wenger talks on upcoming Manchester City match

4 years ago /
Sports  

 It is hard putting a positive spin on a trip to Manchester City’s fortress, especially after a midweek mugging in Naples, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger did his best on Friday.

C. RONALDO BEATS MESSI TO CLINCH PRESTIGIOUS PLAYER AWARD

4 years ago /
Sports  

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named World Soccer magazine’s player of the year for the second time, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich, it said on Thursday.

MADRID'S CASSILLAS CONSIDERS ARSENAL SWITCH

4 years ago /
Sports  

Iker Casillas is considering a move to Arsenal if his playing opportunities don’t improve at Real Madrid.

NASIR EL-RUFAI EXONERATED BY ABUJA HIGH COURT

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai has been cleared of charges of abuse of power by an Abuja High court.

BODE GEORGE'S CONVICTION OVERTURNED

4 years ago /
Nation 

The controversial Supreme court judge, John Afolabi Fabiyi JSC has reversed the conviction of the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George on the grounds that the crime the PDP Chieftain was convicted over, contract splitting, was not known legally recognized.

OBJ LETTER: NIGERIANS REACT

4 years ago /
Politics 

The “Obasanjo letter” has succeeded in kicking up dust which seems to never settle as the letter has set in motion a chain reaction of events across the polity. Rumours already abound that other national leaders have begun plans to follow in General Obasanjo’s footsteps. There however remains two sides to the situation. While some commend the former President for raising crucial national issues, others question his timing and motive.

OBJ LETTER: President's cabinet prepare for battle

4 years ago /
Politics 

The wheels have begun to turn in the Presidential villa as the President’s cabinet prepare to fire back at former President Obasanjo for the controversial letter he wrote to the President. 

George Bush asks Nigerian leaders to fight corruption

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former President of the United States, George W. Bush, on Thursday asked Nigerian leaders to take a firm stand against corruption. He made his position on the matter known while speaking at the Access Leadership Conference 2013.

"JONATHAN WILL RETURN IN 2015" - Tukur and Alamieyeseigha.

4 years ago /
Politics 

Yet another declaration has been made by third parties as to the political ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan.

PDP Fights for the impeachment of the G5 Governors

4 years ago /
Politics 

It appears that the crisis which has been rocking the Peoples Democratic Party has once again been taken to judicial quarters by one side to gain validation. The National Chaoirman of the Ruling party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has sought the endorsement of the Judicial arm to facilitate  the removal of the G5 Governors from office.

SPORTS: UEFA Champions League Qualifying teams

4 years ago /
Sports  

All the qualifying teams for the UEFA Champions league round of sixteen are now known.

NATIONAL CONFAB: "We must contest the Presidency in 2015." - IGBO STATESMEN

4 years ago /
Politics 

As the preparation for the national dialogue gathers momentum the people of south east Nigeria under the aegis of the South East Peoples Development Associations have met in Enugu to articulate the views of the Igbos.

APGA DEFENDS INEC; REBUFFS APC

4 years ago /
Politics 

Following the hiccups observed in the conduct of the just concluded Anambra governorship election, the national leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to exercise caution in the recruitment of ad-hoc staff for the conduct of future polls in Nigeria.

SAMBO RAISES ALARM OVER RATE OF OIL THEFT IN THE COUNTRY

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian government says the menace of oil theft is undermining efforts at delivering its pledge to transform the country.