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Presidency steps in as Keshi resigns

Stephen Keshi Just as Nigerians begin to savour the joy of being African champions, confusion has set into the camp of the Super Eagles with Coach Stephen Keshi announcing his resignation on Monday. Keshi who is billed to return with his players to Nigeria Tuesday (today) was first quoted in South Africa as having resigned his position as the manager of the Nigerian team despite winning the African cup on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat of Burkina Faso in the final match. ...

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Budget: PDP to mediate in Jonathan, N’Assembly rift

President Goodluck Jonathan THERE were indications on Monday that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party would be intervening in the lingering face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the National Assembly over Jonathan’s refusal to sign the 2013 budget. Already a meeting for that purpose has been scheduled to hold at the Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday (tomorrow). ...

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Police no longer for rogues, says Olubolade

The era of unqualified people finding their way into the Police is gone, Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Caleb Olubolade has said...

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Nigerite backs asthma campaign

Roofing sheets manufacturing giant, Nigerite Limited has pledged support for ongoing efforts towards creating awareness for the menace of asthma. At an art exhibition organised by Stacey Okparavero Project in conjunction with Watersworth Gallery in Lagos, the firm said its support would be through art works...

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‘I ‘ve no hand in property demolition’

The Ojora of Ijora, Lagos State, Oba Abdulfatai Aromire, has denied demolishing a building belonging to Chief Fasasi Olorunlogbon on Alhaji Adebowale Street, Orile-Iganmu. It was reported that the property, a subject of litigation, was pulled down on January 24 by some men suspected to be working for the monarch...

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Police, firemen avert disaster in Lagos

A major fire incident was averted at the weekend by the police and a team of fire fighters in Lekki area of Lagos. A tanker marked SQ 601 AAA whose driver was simply identified as Uche caught fire while discharging diesel at 1, Leasing Drive Lekki Phase 1...

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Police nab three armed robbery suspects

Men of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday arrested three armed robbery suspects across the state. They also recovered some arms and ammunition. ...

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‘I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome’ Pope quits, thanks Cardinals

Full text of Pope Benedict XVI resignation delivered yesterday to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints. ...

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Previous papals who resigned

The Vatican announced yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI will step down on February 28. Although papal resignations are extremely rare, there are precedents in the two millennia history of the Catholic Church...

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Successor to emerge next month

POPE Benedict XVI’s resignation has set in motion a complex sequence of events to elect the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church. ...

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