Day: November 24, 2017

On this day in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the perceived assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby. President Kennedy was killed less than 48 hours earlier while on a state visit to Dallas, Texas. President John F. Kennedy became the youngest Man at 43 to be elected President of the United […]

On this day in 1971, during a severe thunderstorm overWashington state, ahijacker calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in Washington, utilizing knowledge that was virtually unique to the CIA, he escaped by parachute with […]

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. And he said he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day.” He paid tribute to his predecessor […]

A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months on Friday. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state appealed that it was unduly lenient. Prosecutors argued earlier this month […]

An Abuja high court on Friday remanded in Suleja prisons Mrs Maryam Sanda who was alleged to have killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of former PDP National Chairman, Mohammed Bello. The FCT command of the Nigerian Police had on Monday filed two counts of culpable homicide against her, to which she pleaded not guilty. The […]

On this day in 1940, a Nigerian Physician and Politician who was elected Senator for the Kaduna North constituency ofKaduna State, at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on thePeople’s Democratic Partyplatform, Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, was born in Zaria, Kaduna State. He attended Barewa College, Zaria, from 1954 to 1959 and Government […]

Lawyer to the former Secretary to the government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, Mike Ozekhome has insisted that Anyim is still in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and he is being kept in ‘inhuman and degrading condition.’ Ozekhome described earlier reports by the EFCC that Anyim has been released as misleading. […]

On this day in 1944, a Nigerian scholar and diplomat who was the nation’s Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985, Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, was born. Gambari attended King’s College, Lagos. He subsequently attended the London School of Economics where he obtained his B. Sc. Economics degree in 1968 with specialisation in International […]

The management of the federal government enpowerment programme, N-Power has said Applicants successfully pre-selected for 2017, should start getting ready for their physical verification,. According to information released on the official Facebook page of the scheme, the physical screening for pre-selected applicants will hold between December 4 and 14. After a brief break , N-Power […]

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has officially decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress, citing the continued failure of the party to deliver on its promises. In a statement issued on Friday, Atiku said the absence of young people in the federal cabinet is a testament to the failure of the APC. However, he did not state which party he […]

The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has debunked the claim by the Senate ad hoc investigation committee that it share properties recovered by the commission. A statement by the spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday, described the allegation that officials of the Commission shared 222 properties which Maina’s Panel seized from pension fund thieves, as disturbing more […]

-JAMES ABRAHAM Indications have emerged that Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong may have been resisting pressure by citizens for the establishment of anti-open Grazing Law in the state. But some lawmakers have vowed to introduce the bill in line with the yearnings and aspirations of the people. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that since the past […]


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