Ransome for ‘Mr Ibu’s family’s abductors now N6M

KIDNAPPERS of the wife and children of a popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu from Enugu State, Thursday, reduced the ransom they are demanding for their release from the initial N50 million to N6 million. A gang of hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers had Tuesday night invaded the Agbani Road home […]

APGA, Which way?

In the early eighties, Sunny Okosun, the Ozziddi King, asked this all important question, “WHICH WAY NIGERIA?” in one of his popular tracks. Since then, no answer has been provided. Rather what we have been witnessing is a confirmation that the country has lost track and this is seen in its systematic decapitation by a […]

2011: Atiku Vs Jonathan on economy and Security

On January 13 the PDP delegates will descend on Abuja to elect a presidential candidate for the party for the 2011 polls. It is no longer a mistake to assume that in the ruling party, PDP, only two candidates remain that are of consequence in the coming election. Thanks to the Northern Leaders Forum. Never […]

Fraud: US court jails Nigerian, two others

A District Court in Southern Texas, United States has sentenced a Nigerian, Obisike Nwankwo, and two others, Dr. Howard Grant and John Lachman, to a total of 88 months for their roles in a multi-million dollar Durable Medical Equipment fraud scheme. The convictions, which were contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the US […]

APGA: OKorie weeps as INEC denies him nomination forms

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied the factional Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie nomination forms for the 2011. Embattled Okorie had made a formal request to INEC that his faction be issued the nomination forms based on a purported order of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Rather, […]

2011 Budget: FG Replies Atiku

Minister of Finance, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, yesterday faulted the criticism of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on the 2011 budget as uninformed, saying that even in times of global economic crises, the Nigerian economy outperformed most global economies. He said while briefing State House correspondents that the well-informed and adroit fiscal policies of President Goodluck […]

Yar’Adua’s daughter gets Reps ticket

Ahead of this week’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries to elect candidates for National Assembly elections, indications have emerged that, Maryam, wife of an incumbent member of the House of Representatives and eldest daughter of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua may have been offered the Reps ticket on a platter of gold. Maryam, who […]


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