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BOMB EXPLOSION AVERTED IN BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO

Premium Times had just reported that a major disaster has been averted at Bayero University Kano, as two locally-made bombs were discovered at the faculties of law and sciences of the university.

According to Premium Times, the bombs were discovered by the university security team who promptly called in the police. Read more

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OTTEH ACCUSES ONYUIKE OF FINANCIAL RECKLESSNESS

Director General of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Arunma Oteh, has accused the former head of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Ndidi Okereke-Onyuike of leading an era of broad financial abuses and violations of processes, which in large part accounted for the capital market crash that cost investors billions of life savings and funds. Read more

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FASHOLA SACK 778 DOCTORS, EMPLOYS 373 NEW ONES

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday ordered the sacking of 778 striking doctors in the service of the state and announced the immediate recruitment of 373 new doctors.

In the statement signed by the Head of Service of the state, Adesegun Ogunlewe said the 778 doctors were relieved of their duties by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Board and the State’s Health Service Commission Read more

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YOUTHS IN POTISKUM RIOTS OVER CATTLE MARKET ATTACK

Reports reaching us from Potiskum in Yobe State say youth in the town are rioting in protest of last week’s attack on the cattle market which led to the death of over 60 people.

A resident of Potiskum, Adamu Mohammed, informed us that the riot started when a group of cattle traders convened at the site of the attack to pray to “God to expose those behind the killings. Read more

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RASHIDI YEKINA: HIS CONTROVERSIAL LAST DAYS AND THE LIFE HE LIVED

The Man Rashidi Yekini

Long before Rashidi Yekini, Nigeria’s highest goal scorer of all time passed on on Friday, there had been a lot of speculations about his health, especially the mental aspect of it. Quite a number of people opined that the former Super Eagle was depressed. Findings however revealed that contrary to what was being speculated, Yekini might not have suffered from any mental illmess, rather he was misunderstood by many, his fans inclusive. Read more

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONGRATULATES FRENCH PRESIDENT-ELECT*

 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Francois Hollande, the President-elect of France on his victory in Sunday’s run-off presidential elections and  also salutes the people of France on the success of the elections which he describes as not only a triumph of democracy but also a clear testimony to the maturity and age-long tradition of democracy in France. Read more

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DON JAZZY LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL, SIGNS TIWA SAVAGE

Multiple award winning producer, Don Jazzy has announced the launch of his new record label, Mavin Records with Wande Coal, D’Prince, Dr.Sid and Tiwa Savage among the roll call of stars in the new label. Vocally talented Tiwa Savage emerged the new label’s first female artist, which is an indication that many more exciting faces will be activated by the label in the nearest future. Read more

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MAN CITY SET TO CLINCH EPL TITLE

Manchester City football club this afternoon came close to winning the Premier League title for the first time in 44 years after a crucial 2-0 win at Newcastle.

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure struck twice in the second half of the game to keep Premier League leaders, City ahead of second-placed Manchester United on goal difference. Read more

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NICOLAS SARKOZY CONCEDES DEFEAT IN FRENCH ELECTIONS

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in French presidential election, opening the way for Francois Hollande to be the new leader. Socialist party candidate Francois Hollande defeated President Sarkozy with 52 percent votes against about 48 percent for Sarkozy, according to estimates by pollsters CSA and Harris Interactive, Reuters report. Read more

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