Mikel ruled out of finals as Ideye steps in.

Mikel Obi Nigeria have suffered a blow less than a week away from the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ with star midfielder John Obi Mikel having been left out of the squad because he did not want to aggravate a knee injury. The 23-year-old Chelsea star, who follows club team-mates Michael […]

Ten alleged Somali pirates face extradition to Germany

Ten suspected Somali pirates are due to be extradited from the Netherlands to stand trial in Germany. A court in Amsterdam approved their extradition after rejecting defence arguments that they should be tried in the Netherlands. The 10 were captured by Dutch navy commandos after an attack on a German cargo ship off the Somali […]

BAYELSA DEPUTY GOVERNOR QUITS.

The embattled deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Hon.Peremobowei Ebebi may have been prevailed upon to resign from the administration of Governor Timipre Sylva to avoid the impeachment plan initiated against him by the State House of Assembly. The decision to resign, according to close aides to the deputy governor, arose from consultations with President Goodluck […]

OFFSHORE KIDNAPPING HITS NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ COMMUNITY IN MALAYSIA

For Nigerian criminals, the world is their oyster, their new stage, and Niger Delta-like kidnapping of fellow Nigerians, their new act. Malaysia is their present port of call. Auwal Dankaka Hussain’s kidnapping in Malaysia has got other Nigerians worried that it will become a trend. And the kidnappers have already gone to work even before […]

Soludo at UNN seeks scrapping of states, LGs, Senate

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, is seeking a radical restructuring of the polity. Soludo is seeking the scrapping of the 36 states, the 774 local government areas and a unicameral legislature at the federal, with reduced membership. In place of the states, he wants a return to the […]

A SECOND LOOK AT GANI’S WILL

In the will, it was revealed that the late lawyer and human rights activist had a child, Aishat, from a woman, whom he gave just a plot of land out of the large estate he left behind. According to the will, Aishat was the child of a third woman in Gani’s life, whose name his […]

Glo/CNN’s African Voices Features Rwandan Genocide Hero

Rwandan genocide hero, Paul Rusesabagina, will be the star guest in this weekend’s edition of African Voices on CNN International, a programme sponsored by National Operator, Globacom. The 30-minute magazine show runs on Saturdays from 12 -–12.30 p.m., with repeat broadcasts at 7.30 p.m. on Saturdays and 6.00 p.m. on Sundays. A statement by Globacom […]

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