SEX SCANDAL ROCKS THE VATICAN.

A singer in the Vatican choir had sex with one of the Pope’s gentlemen-in-waiting and procured male escorts on his behalf, the Italian weekly Panorama says. Telephone intercepts collected as part of an extensive corruption probe into Angelo Balducci showed that 40-year-old Chinedu Thomas Ehiem would find men on the “Pianeta Escort” (Planet Escort) website […]

Dictator’s son declared winner in Togo election

The son of Togo’s late dictator has been re-elected president, election officials said, extending the family’s four-decade rule in the west African nation. President Faure Gnassingbe had 1.2 million votes, according to preliminary results released by the country’s election commission Saturday. His main challenger, opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre, got nearly 700,000 votes, the commission said. […]

Scores killed in clashes near Jos-Reuters

JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) – Scores of people were killed in clashes on Sunday between pastoralists and villagers close to the central Nigerian city of Jos, where sectarian violence killed hundreds in January, witnesses said. A Reuters witness counted scores of bodies piled up in the village of Dogo Nahawa, just south of Jos, after what […]

Harvard Business School Honours Oteh

The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] and the Nigeria Stock Exchange [NSE] have reaffirmed both organisations commitment to work together to rid the capital market of fraudulent activities and ensure that confidence is restored. Investors were assured of this during a reception held in honour of the newly appointed Director General of SEC, Arunma Oteh […]

Yar’Adua’s mother leaves Abuja without seeing him

The matriarch of the Yar’Adua family, Hajia Dada, has left the seat of power in Abuja without seeing her son, ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua, who was relocated to Nigeria in the early hours of February 24. Sources confirmed that that Hajia Dada left Abuja late on Friday and headed for Katsina. It was gathered that […]

Canada warns Nigeria against disruptive constitutional crisis

Canada has ex-pressed concerns over the unfolding political and constitutional confusion being generated by the sudden return of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua early hours of February 24 after 93 days in Saudi Arabia. Canada said, Nigeria must realize its leadership roles in the West African sub-region and the African continent must remain resolute by not […]

WHO WILL WIN TONIGHT?

The 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony takes place tonight at the Kodak Centre in Los Angeles. Here are my tips on some of the likely winners. BEST PICTURE: In a novel format, 10 films will slug it out for best picture this year as opposed to the previous shortlist of five. It is perhaps the […]

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