WYCLEF JEAN BARRED FROM RUNNING IN HAITI’S NOVEMBER 28 ELECTIONS

Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean failed to meet legal requirements to run in the country’s Nov. 28 presidential election, Reuters is reporting, citing an unnamed elections official. Jean, who has lived most of his life in New Jersey, was unable to prove a five year residency requirement stipulated by Haiti’s electoral rules. The country Provisional […]

BRITISH VICAR MARRIES NIGERIAN GAY

A 65-year-old vicar has stunned church bosses by announcing plans to ‘marry’ his 25-year-old Nigerian male model boyfriend, the Daily Mail of London reported today. Gay Reverend Colin Coward, a priest at St John the Baptist church in Devizes, Wiltshire, is entering into a civil partnership with his boyfriend Bobby Egbele. But the marriage has […]

JONATHAN BOWS TO PRESSURE, SIGNS ELECTORAL ACT, RELEASES INEC FUNDS.

The long awaited amended Electoral Act was finally been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan Friday morning in Abuja. INEC had, on Wednesday, raised an alarm that it was lagging behind its schedule to turn around to carry out the planned overhaul of the voters register due to the absence of a guiding law […]

I AM NOT A RELIGIOUS BIGOT – BUHARI

Former Military Head of State, Major General Muhammed Buhari, has denied being a religious bigot with a plan to turn Nigeria into an Islamic country if voted into power as president. Buhari, who was alleged to have called on Muslims to oppose the presidential bid of Olusegun Obsasanjo, a Christian during the 2003 election, said […]

SALE OF RESCUED BANKS: SHAREHOLDERS ASK COURT TO STOP CBN

The registered trustees of the Proactive Shareholders Association of Nigeria, of four out of the eight ailing banks, on Thursday, asked a federal high court sitting in Abuja to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and its governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, from selling the banks. The plaintiff, through its counsel, Nnodu Okeke, was praying […]

DRUG TRAFFICKING: MAN BAGS 17 YEAR JAIL TERM

A middle-aged man, Bayo Christopher, is to spend the next 17 years behind bars for trafficking in Indian hemp, a federal high court in Minna, the Niger State capital, has ruled. Christopher was arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Niger State for trafficking in 681 kilogrammes of the banned […]

I am not Ribadu’s running mate, says Oshiomhole

The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has denied there are plans to make him a running mate of former anti-corruption czar and presidential aspirant, Nuhu Ribadu, on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 elections. Mr. Oshiomhole’s denial is made against the backdrop of continuous media speculation linking him […]

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