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Bags of rice in a market

The Federal Government has announced its resolve to ensure that no grain of rice consumed in Nigeria is imported.

According to the government, it has set a target of self-sufficiency in rice production. It said that the country would soon overcome the challenges of rice production as it did with maize


Man stabs alleged homosexual boss to death

Posted: November 27, 2013 in News



Eji Emmanuel

A 22-year-old man, Eji Emmanuel, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for the alleged murder of a 39-year-old trader, Sylvanus Okoye.

According to the police, the suspect stabbed the deceased to death at his home on Ezemegbu Drive, Okota in August.

The suspect, however, explained that he killed the deceased in self-defence.

He alleged that on the day of the incident, Okoye had attempted to rape him.

32 people killed in renewed violence in Jos

Posted: November 27, 2013 in News

Not again!!!



NO fewer than 32 people were killed in the early hours of Tuesday in Barakin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded three communities in the council.

Police, however, said only 20 people were killed. The incident came less than 72 hours after five people were similarly murdered in Kukah in Shendam Local Government Area.



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A Former Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, was on Tuesday arrested in Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic.

It was learnt that the ex-militant was arrested at about 1.00pm by the Benin Republic’s police.

A statement by his lawyer, Festus Keyamo confirmed the arrest, saying Asari-Dokubo was picked up around the Lubeleyi roundabout and taken to “an unknown destination.”

Keyamo, in the statement on Tuesday, argued that Asari-Dokubo was not arrested for running any illegitimate business in the country.

The lawyer noted that the ex-militant had been residing partly in Benin Republic for many years, adding that Asari-Dokubo owns property in Cotonou.

It was gathered that the ex-militant reportedly opened a private university – King Amachree African University, in Benin Republic.

The university is preparing to start degree-awarding programmes in 2014.

Man sentenced for attempting to sell child

Posted: November 24, 2013 in News


A man who intended to sell his child for N10 million has been jailed for five years by a Chief Magistrate Court in Minna

ASUU ends meeting, to brief FG on outcome

Posted: November 24, 2013 in News

National President, ASUU, Nasir Issa-Faggae

Academic Staff Union of Universities has maintained sealed lips on the outcome of its National Executive  Committee meeting held at the Bayero University, Kano, between Thursday and Friday.

The meeting had raised hopes of parents of undergraduates that the lingering strike of lecturers of public universities would be suspended.

However, the union has refused to communicate the outcome of the meeting to the press.

Attempts made on Saturday to get principal officers of ASUU to speak on the meeting proved abortive

Jonathan ill in London

Posted: November 22, 2013 in News


President Goodluck Jonathan has been reportedly falling ill in London where he’s to attend Honorary International Investors’ Council meeting,
It was learnt that the president could not attend the opening session of the meeting today, Thursday over a slight illness..
This was contained in a statement issued today, Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.
The statement reads: “In the course of his on-going visit to London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council, President Goodluck Jonathan became indisposed and could not be present at the opening of the meeting today.”
“President Jonathan has since been examined by competent medical practitioners. He has been advised to rest for a few days.”
“The Presidency wishes to assure all Nigerians that President Jonathan’s condition is nothing serious and that the medical attention he has sought is only precautionary.”


Tinted glass offenders attract six months jail term
Posted by: seyi9171  in General 9 hours ago. 
The Senate today. Thursday has passed a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Prohibition of Tinted Glass Act 2011. The Bill aims at checking indiscriminate use of tinted glass vehicles by motorists.
It proposes N50,000 fine or six month imprisonment for anyone driving a tinted glass vehicle without due approval from appropriate authority.
The Senate adoption the report of its Joint Committee on Police Affairs and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Bill.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Paulinus Nwagu, said that the Bill “seeks essentially to amend the extant law in order to check indiscriminate use of tinted glass vehicles which beat security checks and carry out nefarious activities”.

Detectives in Ondo State have detained a primary school teacher, Alade Adebayo, for allegedly flogging to death a four-year-old female pupil Elizabeth Wanogha.

The deceased pupil was a student of a private primary school, Falaye Memorial Nursery and Primary School, located at Fanibi area in Akure metropolis.

The teacher, according to report, accused the deceased of being stubborn in the class. He was said to have beaten the girl to a state of coma. Cries from other pupils in the class reportedly attracted other teachers who rushed to the scene where they found that the girl had fainted.

She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital and was admitted but reportedly died later.

Police authorities, however, said that the pupil died two weeks after the beating by the suspect.

The father of the deceased, Mr Wanogha lodged a complaint at the Fanibi Police station, alleging that his daughter died as a result of the injuries sustained from the severe beating by her teacher.

Following the complaint, the teacher was arrested for interrogation.

Contacted, the Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed that the teacher had been arrested.

Ogodo however said that people should not jump into conclusion that it was the beating which took place about two weeks earlier that led to the death of the pupil. He pointed out that the autopsy will determine the cause of the pupil’s death.

Ogodo said that the suspect is being quizzed at the state Criminal Investigative Department, SCID.

He explained further that the deceased was hospitalised immediately after the beating but died two weeks after.

Ogodo said that investigation into the death of the pupil continues adding that the findings would be made public.

The father of the deceased pupil insisted that the teacher should be prosecuted for murder.

Mr wanogho who lived at Adebowale street Fanibi vowed that the matter would be pursued to a logical conclusion to serve as deterrent to wicked teachers who vent their anger on innocent pupils put in their care.

He appealed to NGOs to take the matter up by ensuring that it was not swept under the carpet.

The proprietor of the school declined comment on the incident.


A bogus bride was caught out because she ‘flinched’ when her phoney husband-to-be touched her knee in a register office. Emilia Ginova, 22, was jailed today for posing as a blushing bride ready to walk up the aisle with her groom.
But a court heard Ginova had only first seen Nigerian student Louis Esene on the day of the service – and was being paid £3,000 to take part in the sham marriage. She was caught out by an eagle-eyed registrar who spotted her shocked reaction when Esene, 28, reached out to touch her leg.
Registration officer Donna Davies said: ‘The groom tried to touch the bride’s knee but she looked very uncomfortable. She flinched and there was no interaction at all. I knew it was a scam.’
The marriage was stopped – and the pair were both arrested at the register office in Pontypridd, South Wales.
It was later revealed that Esene wanted to stay in Britain because his visa had run out.
The court was told a friend recruited Ginova – who is a Slovakian-born Roma – and was four months pregnant by another man at the time of the wedding.