LAGOS – Fiona Amuzie Afora was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2010 at the Expo Hall in Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. 30 contestants competed for the title. Afora, who comes from Plateau, will represent Nigeria in Miss World 2010. The first runner-up was Ngozi Odaloni from Niger (will compete in Miss […]

Ekiti Assembly bars council chiefs from answering ‘honourables’

Angered by the alleged arbitrary use of the title “Honourable” by various categories of politicians, the Ekiti State House of Assembly has barred local government chairmen and councillors from using the title. In a motion yesterday by the House Leader of Government Business, Hon. Lai Oke, the state lawmakers maintained that the use of the […]

U.S. announces new visa application fees

The U.S. Department of State yesterday announced a worldwide increase in visa application processing fees for some categories of non-immigrant visas. The Department of State said it was increasing the fees to ensure sufficient resources to cover the rising cost of processing nonimmigrant visas. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate-General in Lagos […]

Nigerian couple face assault charge in UK

A Nigerian couple based in Britain , Edmund and Comfort Eregbu, have admitted beating some children over a period of time with various objects. They claimed the treatments were normal ‘at home’. The offences came to light after the youngsters reported them to their teachers. They are facing assault charges in court, reports A […]

I won Feb 6 governorship election, Obi tells tribunal

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday told the election tribunal sitting in Awka that he won the February 6, 2010 governorship election, having scored at least 25 per cent of valid votes in 15 out of the 21 local governments in the state representing more than two-third required by the constitution. His claim came […]


Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, yesterday, explained why he has not nominated his deputy since he became the governor last week. Yakowa said the government was being careful with the matter in view of the volatile nature of the state, he, however, appealed to the people to show understanding on the matter. He said […]

Ibori seeks political asylum in Dubai

The planned extradition of the embattled former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to the United Kingdom may not materialise as he is said to be seeking political asylum in the Arab country. PUNCH reports that the twist was introduced into the matter, on Monday, when Ibori’s loyalists arrived […]


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