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There appears to be no letup in the face-off between former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidency as the former alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government were planning to arrest him. | Read Story

Ojukwu’s NPN secret, by ex-aide
Local: 02:00am GMT:01:00am
As a book on the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu’s life is set for launch today in Abuja, a vital secret of the late General is about to unfold.
The author of the book and The Sun columnist, Chief Uche Ezechukwu, who was a personal aide to the late Igbo leader, has revealed some of the most closely guarded secrets of the late Ikemba in the book. Ezechukwu who worked with Ojukwu as personal aide between 1986 and 1988 said the late Ikemba told him several intimate secrets about his life during their working relationship.| Read more
Keshi drops Aiyegbeni
Local: 02:00am GMT:01:00am

Relegated Blackburn Rovers’ striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, might not be a part of the foreign-based players expected to make the list of the Super Eagles’ team that would prosecute the World and Nations Cup qualifiers against Namibia and Rwanda billed for next month at the U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar. Sources at the team’s camp revealed that the Eagles’ technical crew excluded the former Portsmouth and Everton forward from the foreign pros that made the list for the crucial of qualifiers for next June due to his poor performances during Eagles’ Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda. | Read Story

The Sun launches new website Friday
Management of The Sun Publishing Limited yesterday announced that it will launch a new website on Friday, May 18, 2012 for its titles. The new website will still retain the address: www.sunnewsonline.com
According to Mr. Tony Onyima, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, the launch of the new website is part of the company’s strategic repositioning plan which started one year ago. | Read Story

Policemen beat FRSC official to death
Tragedy struck the Inoyo family of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday when their breadwinner, Bassey Jimi, a Senior Road Marshal, was beaten to death by policemen, a few months to his retirement. Mr Inoyo served in the Bayelsa State office of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Yenagoa.
The incident occurred barely four weeks after a policeman allegedly shot dead a prison warden in the state. | Read Story

Only innovative coys will benefit from IFRS – Ojaide, ICAN president
N igeria adopted the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as its financial reporting framework, last January. This is to align the nation’s financial reporting standards with international best practices. | Read Story


Our plans for 2013 budget, by Maccido
Senator Ahmed Mohammed Maccido chairs the Appropriation Committee in the Senate. He came to that position having served as a deputy in the same committee for four years. | Read Story


EVIL ALLIANCE: Husband, wife nabbed for kidnapping
Acouple suspected to be serial kidnappers of international dimension has been nabbed by the men of Lagos State Police command. Mr. Nwangwu Emmanuel and his wife Beatricial Nwangwu were arrested | Read Story

Busy schedule keeps Keshi out of Odemwingie's wedding
Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, has emphatically said that he would not attend Nigerian international, Peter Osaze Odemwingie’s forthcoming high-profile wedding billed for England.
Big Boss said tight schedule for the preparation of Eagles | Read Story

AREWA Report...
Power belongs to God, says Jerry Useni
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) at the end of a consultative meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to back the Federal Government to crush the activities of Boko Haram. | Read Story
Boko Haram: Leave Azazi to us, PDP BoT secretary tells opposition
Secretary, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin, said the party was capable of handling its internal problems, and, as such, the opposition should not cash in on the statement | Read Story
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PDP replies Alaafin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west has warned politicians not to drag names of traditional rulers into the mud of politics of the region. The party also advised traditional rulers in Yorubaland to “be conscious of the | Read Story
Federalism, the only option now
AS the most prominent traditional ruler in Yoruba land and the Diaspora, the Alaafin in history, had never been known to be silent when it was important for him to talk, in other words, the Alaafin had never been known to deprive | Read Story
Reps threaten to jail AGF over audit queries
House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts yesterday threatened to jail the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla over his failure to respond to over 200 audit queries from the Auditor-General of the | Read Story
Paschal Bafyau’s death shocking –NLC, TUC
Organised Labour, yesterday received the death of the former president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)), Pascal Bafyau with rude shock, even as the congress promised to immortalize the late labour leader. | Read Story
...Jonathan, Oshiomhole, Chime, Ahmed, Amosun, Mimiko, others mourn
President Goodluck Jonathan has described as shocking, the news of the death of former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Paschal Bafyau on Tuesday at the age of 65. In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media | Read Story
4 pipeline vandals in police net
Four suspected pipeline vandals have been held by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism Unit, Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos. | Read Story
Nnaji’s free bulbs
The recent plan by the Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, to distribute energy-efficient-led bulbs as a way of conserving available energy and improving power supply in the country is trite and laughable. Nnaji had hinted about the planned distribution of millions of energy-efficient-led bulbs free to all consumers in the country as part of energy efficiency programme to reduce consumption through reduced use of conventional bulbs.
| Read Story



Tukur’s trip to US (2)
Abuse of foreign franchises

Osheku: Okagbare, Osayomi’s rivalry will headline Calabar 2012 championships


How theatre artistes, filmmakers build the nation –Prof Foluke Ogunleye

Day robbers turned Ikare-Akoko upside downrom



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At 67, you would expect her to be sitting comfortably in her home, enjoying her old age in absolute contentment. But for Madam Aminat Olagbemijo Arowolo, that is hardly the case. She is in sorrow and perpetual sadness seems her only companion. She is yet to recover from the shock of the brutal killing of her last son, Tomiwa, a 22-year-old Senior Secondary School leaver, who was seeking admission into the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. | Read Story

Ochasi Victory

Occupation: Model

It was a moment of mourning and lamentation. Everyone wore a sad face. Every voice was filled with anger, frustration and disappointment, following the federal and state governments’ obvious failure to tackle the security challenges in the South-east, which is now growing with every passing hour. Everyone feared that, with a cloud of fear, | Read Story

In their attempt to raise 300 million CFA (roughly N100 million) to build a Civic Centre in Cotonou, Benin Republic; Nigerians virtually set the venue of their fund-raising appeal on fire.
Welcome to Palais des Congres, the Cotonou scene, where the premiere Abia Day in Benin Republic took place on March 31. It is doubtful that Cotonou’s assembly building ever saw as much fireworks as was witnessed,
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