Month: January 2018

A Fulani man identified as Bala Mohammed has been arrested for conspiring with three others to kill their kinsman, Mohammed Ibrahim and made away with 15 cows and 14 sheep entrusted under his care by his uncle. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the suspect was arrested by men of the Plateau Police Command after complaints […]

On this day in 2001, In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicted LibyanAbdelbaset al-Megrahiand acquited another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing ofPan American Flight 103over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. Al-Megrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines, director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Tripoli, Libya, and an alleged Libyan […]

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti has ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no constitutional right to investigate the finances of the Ekiti State Government. He handed down his ruling In a two-hour judgement in a suit filed by the state Attorney General seeking to determine whether […]

The Commissioner for Health in Bayelsa State, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, has warned that nobody, irrespective of age, is immune to Lassa fever. The commissioner, who was represented by an official in his ministry, Dr. Yorin Stow, said this during a briefing held in Yenagoa, the state capital, as part of the activities to sensitise the […]

A Wednesday morning trailer and motorcycle accident on Kara Bridge has left at least one person dead and several others injured. The trailer is reported to have hit the motorcycle conveying a woman and her baby, killing the baby and injuring the mother in the process. The trailer thereafter plunged into the river with the […]

The interdenominational commendation service for late Dr. alex Ekweme is currently taking place at the Okpara Square Enugu. A prayer was offered by the Archbishop, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma. He thanked God for the life the late Ekweme. Remains of the former Vice President arrived the Akanu Ibiam International Airport […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of violating her various rights. Patience had in her suit filed on June 30, 2017, accused the EFCC of harrassing her over her […]

On this day in 2012, TheToyota Corolla became officially known as the best-selling car of all time. As at that year the brand had sold over 37.5 million units worldwide. The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact andcompact carsmanufactured by Toyota. Introduced in 1966, the Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and […]

Seven persons were on Tuesday killed and two others injured in Kadarko Community of Keana Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. The attack is perceived to be a reprisal as it occurred after cattle rustlers killed 73 cows, injured 18 other cows in the same community on Sunday morning. In the Tuesday attack, Yamadaga village in […]

–JAMES ABRAHAM For the people of Middle Belt to be free from the myriad of challenges facing the region including security and political persecution, its people must unite and enthrone strong and competent leaders through a systematic political programme The people, especially the youths must also brace up to the challenge and end the cycle […]

On this day in 1954, a Nigerian Politician whowas elected Senator for the Nasarawa West constituency of Nasarawa State, Nigeria, taking office in May 1999, and was reelected in 2003 and 2007, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi was born in Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria. He is a member of thePeople’s Democratic Party, PDP. He worked as […]

On this in 1979, a VarigBoeing 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820,disappeared over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo, Japan. Varig Flight 967 was an international cargo flight that en route from Narita International Airport in Japan, to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport in Brazil, with a […]

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