Regional summit outcome: France, others ready for Boko Haram

Why I adopted soft approach against insurgents –Jonathan Says sect is West African branch of Al Qaeda network President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that over 12,000 persons have been killed by the Boko Haram sect since its emergence in 2002, adding that global terrorist networks are deeply involved in ...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 18, 2014

Oil theft: Navy parades 11 suspects in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has paraded 11 men suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering in Bonny, Rivers State. The Commanding Officer, Forward Operating Base, Bonny, Navy Captain Hassan Dogara, paraded the men before the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other security age...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 18, 2014

Fashola’s WEF Takeaways

Fashola’s WEF Takeaways

A few days ago, I read something written by BRF, published in some newspapers, representing his thoughts on the just concluded World Economic forum (WEF). I was struck as much by the mere fact that he had spared some time to follow the proceedings of the WEF keenly (without attending) as by the profundity of ...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 18, 2014

Kuffor joins calls for release

Former President of Ghana, Mr John Kuffor yesterday join other world leaders calling for the release of about 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok abducted on April 14 by Boko Haram insurgents. The former Ghanian leaders stated this when he led members of Nigerian Institute of Animal Scie...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

Unions to strike over Turkey mine disaster

Unions to strike over Turkey mine disaster

Trade unions in Turkey have announced a one-day strike in protest at the country’s worst ever mine disaster which has claimed at least 282 lives. Union officials said the recent privatisation of the mining sector had made working conditions more dangerous. Three days of mourning for the victims began on...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

Education commissioners want improved security in schools

States Commissioners for Education Forum,SCEF, in the country has expressed deep concern over the recent abduction of over 200 secondary schools girls by Boko Haram insurgents, just as it called for adequate security in all schools to prevent further occurrence. According to a statement signed by its chairman...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

S’Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter

S’Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has been charged with manslaughter, reports say. Lee Joon-seok, 68, is accused of leaving the ship as it was sinking while telling passengers to stay put, reports Yonhap news agency. He was among the first to be rescued by coast guards at the scene. The Sewol ferry...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

British minister arrives in Abuja over kidnapped girls

As a follow up to British Government’s promise to help Nigeria find the 276 schoolgirls abducted in Borno State on April 14, its Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds visited Abuja yesterday for high-level meetings with Nigerian authorities. The meeting was to explore what further assistance and ...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

British minister arrives in Abuja over kidnapped girls

As a follow up to British Government’s promise to help Nigeria find the 276 schoolgirls abducted in Borno State on April 14, its Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds visited Abuja yesterday for high-level meetings with Nigerian authorities. The meeting was to explore what further assistance and ...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

Nigeria has no known youths (1)

Anytime I listen to any Nige­rian claim that he is under 45 and therefore a youth, it sounds so senseless I want to throw up. And the matter gets worse when he does so, with a sense of enlightenment, sorry they never do. It is with a sense of entitlement that they canvass they are […]...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Nigerian youths can end insurgency –Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has said Nigerian youths can bring an end to the present unrest and insur­gency ravaging parts of the country if they gal­vanise their opinions and channel their energies to productive ventures.  The governor spoke in Awka yesterday when members of the Society for Peac...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Bill Clinton insists Hillary is in good health

Bill Clinton insists Hillary is in good health

Former US President Bill Clinton has praised the strength and health of his wife, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dismissing a top Republican’s public doubts about her well-being.   “As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am,” Mr Clinton, a Democrat, said of his...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

FG studying video clip of abducted schoolgirls -Maku

The Federal Government yesterday said that it is studying the video clip of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State released on Monday by the Boko Haram sect. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who spoke on the issue after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, mee...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

The need for change in Abia

History is replete with stories of social move­ments and struggles for equity, justice and change. Some are successful, while others are not. But, what those struggles that have suc­ceeded have in common, and to which history testifies they owe their success, are the incredible commitment and courage of or...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Three family members die in Ogun road crash

Three family members die in Ogun road crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission said three persons died and three others sustained injuries in an accident which occurred on the Papa-Ilaro road on Wednesday. The FRSC Unit Commander in Ogun, Mr Fatai Bakare, told the News Agency of Nigeria at Itori that the accident occurred at about 11.45am in Ote...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

THE EASTERNER debuts with a bang

A general interest monthly magazine, The EASTERNER has gone into circulation in parts of the country, especially the old Eastern Region of Nigeria. THE EASTERNER is aimed at encouraging and drawing unity among Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers States all carved out ...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

Insurgency: The role of neighbouring countries

Nigeria should be congratulated for successfully hosting the World Economic Forum amid extreme insecu­rity challenges characterized by wanton killings and de­struction of property even in Abuja, in recent times. It can therefore be regarded as a re­markable feat going by what Nigeria stands to gain if op­...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

A case for a liberal firearms licence regime

Section 33[1] of the constitu­tion of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 [as amended]clearly says that every Nige­rian has the inalienable right to life. How then do you safeguard this sacred constitutional right to life in a situation of near-anarchy which has exacerbated with the arrival, over four y...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Oparanozie to join Falcons today

Oparanozie to join Falcons today

Foreign-based Desire Oparanozie and Onome Ebi will join the Super Falcons training camp in Abuja on Thursday. Falcons coach Edwin Okon has given all invited foreign-based players up till the night of Friday, May 16, to report to camp in Abuja or forget about playing the Africa Women Championship qualifier aga...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

Chibok girls: Journalists boycott police activities in Nasarawa

Members of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in Nasarawa State have unanimously agreed to boycott all police activities in the state henceforth. This decision was taken following the chapel’s congress held on Tuesday at its secretariat in Lafia, the state capital, where issues...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

Ilomuanya in USA stands with kidnapped girls in Nigeria

Last week, I had an opportu­nity to chat with the Chairman of the Southeast Traditional Council of Ndi-Eze and Vice Chairman of South-south and Southeast Tra­ditional Rulers Forum, HRH Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, who was on a brief visit to the United States to see his only daughter who had a baby. On my mind as ...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Omeruo predicts Falcons victory over Rwanda

Omeruo predicts Falcons victory over Rwanda

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has tipped the Super Falcons to beat Rwanda and ultimately go ahead to win the African Women Championship later in the year in Namibia. The Chelsea defender, who just completed a loan season at Middlesborough of England, spoke after watching the Super Falcons training in A...

Categories: Punch
Posted on May 15, 2014

NOA cautions foreign media on negative reporting

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mr. Mike Omeri has called on foreign media reporting the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls especially CNN, BBC to report issues with fairness, balance and objectivity. Omeri gave the charge on Monday in a joint press conference with the security operati...

Categories: National Mirror Online
Posted on May 15, 2014

Kwankwaso moves commissioners in Kano

Kano State Gover­nor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yes­terday evening reshuffled the State Exec­utive Council. The gover­nor, in addition, swore in two new commissioners. Speaking shortly after the swearing in exercise, which took place in Government House, Kano, the governor said Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna wou...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

Keshi begs Ike Uche, Balogun, others

Nigeria Super Eagles manager, Stephen Kes­hi, has pleaded with dropped Super Eagles players, especially German based, Leon Balogun, John Ogu, Brown Ideye, Ike Uche and others to give their support to the team irrespective of the fact that they were not among those selected for the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Acco...

Categories: The Sun
Posted on May 15, 2014

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