Tension as Amaechi, Wike escorts clash in Port Harcourt

What was supposed to be a routine inspection exercise by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, turned controversial in Port Harcourt when his convoy came head to head with that of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amarachi. The incident, which occurred

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I drank my urine to survive – Libya deportee recounts ordeal

One of the 84 Nigerians who tried to migrate to Europe through Libya but were deported to the country has given account of his ordeal in the desert. After spending one and a half years in dehumanizing conditions in Libya,

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Years after award of multi-million naira contracts, federal health centres never built

In mid-July, the Federal Government announced plans to revamp 10,000 primary healthcare centres across the country to provide quality health service delivery, particularly to rural dwellers.  Three months after, YEKEEN AKINWALE embarks on a fact-finding tour of some contracts awarded

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PDP, APC need rejuvenation — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says both the Peoples’ Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress  need to be rejuvenated for Nigeria’s democracy to be strong. Obasanjo made the observation when he received one of the PDP national chairmanship aspirants, Chief

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I sold rice and palm oil, arrested supreme court justice tells court

Sylvester Ngwuta, a justice of the supreme court, says the monies which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) found in his residence were proceeds of his palm oil and rice business. Ngwuta’s home was raided by DSS operatives in October

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Nigeria Police reject ranking as world’s worst

Nigeria Police Force has gunned down the latest ranking by The International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, that puts it at the bottom of the world police formations. The 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index

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Tyson prevented from entering Chile

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been prevented from entering Chile due to his criminal record. Chilean media reported Tyson was planning to attend an awards ceremony in Santiago. But the 51-year-old American, who has convictions for rape, assault and

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UEFA hands Evra seven month ban

Patrice Evra has left Marseille by mutual consent and been banned from Uefa competition for the rest of the season for kicking one of his own fans. The former Monaco, Manchester United and Juventus full-back, 36, is banned by Uefa

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Lukaku emerges Belgium joint top scorer

Romelu Lukaku is now Belgium’s joint all-time leading goalscorer after scoring a brace in a 3-3 draw with Mexico on Friday. The 24-year old struck twice in the entertaining international friendly, taking his tally to 30 goals for the Red

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Crocodile snatches child on Philippine tourist island

A 12-year-old girl is missing after being attacked by a crocodile on the Philippine island of Palawan, police said Saturday, just weeks after a similar incident in the region popular with foreign tourists. The girl was fetching water in a

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