150 People die in Brazilian NightClub

150 People die in Brazilian NightClub

More than 150 people died early Sunday when a fire tore through a nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria during a boisterous student party, police said. “We have confirmed more than 150 victims,” Santa Maria police commissioner Sandro Meinerz told Globo television. The death toll from the inferno stood initially at 70 […]

Man Kills his Mother in Kwara State

Tragedy occurred in Isanlu-Isin Kwara State on Friday, when a middle-aged man, Taye Ibiwoye, allegedly clubbed his mother to death with an axe. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased, identified as Sarah Ibiwoye, who was said to be in her late 60s, died instantly from the attack which shattered her skull. The […]

Nigerian Pastors And The Prosperity Syndrome

Nigerian Pastors And The Prosperity Syndrome

By Emeka Otuchikere, a geologist from Calabar The recent gift of an aircraft to the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on the anniversary of his forty years in the ‘Lord’s vineyard’ in unbroken fellowship and service to God and humanity seems to have opened a hornets nest as all […]

Horrible Fate Of Nigerians In Chinese Prisons

Horrible Fate Of Nigerians In Chinese Prisons

They are friends and relatives of Nigerians who are languishing in various prisons in far-away China, for offences ranging from illegal entry and expired travel documents to drug trafficking. There are also, cases of Nigerian inmates who did not know why they were arrested. They just found themselves in the prisons. Ever since Sunday Sun […]

African referees have ganged up to eliminate Nigeria – NFF Fires CAF

African referees have ganged up to eliminate Nigeria – NFF Fires CAF

Livid with rage over the questionable officiating against Nigeria at the on-going African Cup of Nations, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has fired a protest letter to the Confederation of African Football, CAF. Technical Committee Chairman of the NFF, Barrister Chris Green confirmed that they have protested to CAF to look into the questionable calls […]

Mali: Al-Qaeda allies plot revenge attacks in Nigeria

Mali: Al-Qaeda allies plot revenge attacks in Nigeria

Two Nigerian affiliates of the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — Boko Haram and the Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladis- Sudan — are planning major reprisals to protest Nigeria’s participation in the Mali war, SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively reports. Nigeria has deployed forces in northern Mali to flush out the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist groups who have taken […]

Northern govs should account for N8.3tr allocation –Ribadu

Northern govs should account for N8.3tr allocation –Ribadu

The pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday told the governors of the 19 Northern States to account for the N8.3 trillion that accrued to their states between 1999 and 2010. He said there is hardly anything to show for the huge resources at the state and local […]

MEND vows vengeance over Okah’s conviction

MEND vows vengeance over Okah’s conviction

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), regained its voice yesterday after many months off the scene. It threatened to resume violence to register its disapproval of the Monday conviction of its leader, Henry Okah, by a South-African court. Okah was found guilty of masterminding the October 1, 2010 bomb blasts in […]