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Three Indians Bag 15 Years Jail Term for Oil Bunkering

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Balyesa State has convicted three Indian nationals, Sailesh Kumar Singh, (Captain of the vessel), Chadrashekar Sharma and Ajay Bhatiya, the owner of the vessel, MT Akshay, (who is still at large) to fifteen years imprisonment for offenses that borders on oil theft. Th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Gambia barred from Africa for two years

Gambia National Team Gambia has been barred from all African competitions for two years because of age cheating, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Saturday. The suspension means the west African country forfeit a 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles scheduled for mid-May. CAF sa...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 4, 2014

Nigerian group plans one million jobs in 4 years

Eromosele Ebhomele TAN seeks to support President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda A Nigeria-based group, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, (TAN), is to establish 10 cottage industries in all the 36 states of the country with the ultimate aim of creating one million jobs in the next four years, the...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 3, 2014

Egypt court jails 102 Morsi supporters for 10 years

Mohamed Morsi: another 102 supporters sentenced to 10 years An Egyptian court sentenced 102 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison Saturday over protest violence, state television reported. The army-installed government has rounded up thousands of Morsi supporters and put ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 3, 2014

South Africa marks 20 years after apartheid

South Africa on Sunday celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. The day will be marked by street parades, speeches, prayers, music and military salutes and displays. President Jacob Zuma leads...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 27, 2014

Ashimolowo And 40 Years In Ministry!

By Emmanuel Ayomide-Praise It is not very often that we in Nigeria celebrate our spiritual leaders, change agents, outstanding sportsmen and women, public figures, most beautiful women, human and civil rights activists, remarkable entrepreneurs and wealthy capitalists who are often large employers of labour a...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 8, 2014

Father Kills 2 Years Old Son

Cyriacus Izuekwe The police at Ejigbo division have begun a manhunt for a man who allegedly beat his 2-year old son to death and went and buried him secretly in Lagos, western Nigeria. The suspect identified as Oni Mama reportedly beat Deji to death while the boy was crying and running after him in the [&hell...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Fraud: Businessman Jailed 9 Years

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Justice T. U. Uzokwe of the Abia State High Court, Aba, has convicted and sentenced Alozie David to 9 years imprisonment for issuance of dud cheque and obtaining money by false pretence. The convict was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an amended 2-co...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 3, 2014

Lagos records 135 cases of building collapse in 7 years

No fewer than 135 buildings collapsed in Lagos in the last seven years, the state’s Tribunal of Enquiry on Building Collapse said on Monday. The chairperson of the tribunal, Mrs Abimbola Ajayi, said this while presenting the tribunal’s report to Gov. Babatunde Fashola in Ikeja. The News Agency of Nig...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Businessman gets 4 years imprisonment for N1.49 Million ATM scam

By Citizens platform A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a businessman, Junior Williams to seven months imprisonment on each of the six count charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offences bordering on conspiracy to defraud, attempt to obtain cr...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 13, 2013

N300bn on tertiary schools in 4 years – TETFund

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it had spent over N300 billion on the improvement of tertiary education in the country. Dr Musa Babayo, the Executive Chairman of the fund said this on Saturday in Bauchi at the inauguration of Tsangaya Islamiya school by Vice-President Namadi Sambo at Buzaye v...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 3, 2013

Who killed JFK? The question that lingers 50 years after

For Jesse Ventura, the professional wrestler turned independent politician, John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in modern US history — and the proof lies in his 1963 assassination. “They wouldn’t even let him do one term. That’s what showed his greatness,” said Ventura, th...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Nov 2, 2013

Haruna Ishola Resurrects 30 Years After

Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, home town of the legendary Apala music king, Haruna Ishola will come alive on 9 November, as the crème de la crème in the society are set to celebrate 30 years of  the demise of the musician. Feelers from the family of the deceased Apala maestro, famously known as Baba N’Gani [&he...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Housewife Jailed 10 Years For Housekeeper’s Death

An Ikeja High Court on Monday sentenced a 27-year-old woman, Chiamaka Nnajiofor, to 10 years imprisonment for her culpability in the death of her housekeeper, Oliver Arakwe. Justice Lateefat Okunnu convicted Nnajiofor for the offence of manslaughter instead of the charge of murder preferred against her. The N...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Ex-Italian PM barred for 2 years from public office

A Milan court on Saturday ruled that former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud. But, since Berlusconi is a senator, the court’s decision will have no immediate effect and his expulsion from the Senate will...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Oct 20, 2013

Italy Court Bans Berlusconi From Public Office For Two Years

A Milan court ruled on Saturday that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud. However, since Berlusconi is a senator, the court’s decision will have no immediate effect and his expulsion from the Senat...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Oct 19, 2013

Gov. Fayemi Celebrates 3 Years In Office

A mega rally has taken place In Ekiti State to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the administration of the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Amidst fanfare, the rally which was held in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital had in attendance youths, women representatives, student representatives, market leaders a...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Oct 16, 2013

Ex-Detroit mayor jailed 28 years for corruption

Disgraced Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in a federal prison on corruption and extortion charges. The sentence comes as the city of Detroit is seeking to shed massive debts he helped rack up in the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy. Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted in March of...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Oct 10, 2013

Chileans Celebrate Poet Pablo Neruda, 40 Years After

A small memorial service has been held at the home of Pablo Neruda on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Chilean Nobel laureate’s death. The ceremony, which was attended by family members, tourists and Chilean officials, was held at Neruda’s Isla Negra home, which is now a museum dedicated...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Sep 22, 2013

Alleged Offa Councillorship Candidate Defected To ACN, 2 Years Ago– PDP

The Kwara state chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Afolabi Jimoh Olawole, who claimed to be a member of the party and councillorship candidate in the recently concluded local government rerun election in Offa, defected to Action Congress of Nigeria, now the All  Progressive Congre...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Sep 6, 2013

NLNG:17 Billion USD worth of Gas exported in 12 years

Gas Flaring in Niger Delta By Citizens Platform  Recovering from the impasse with NIMASA, where it suffered losses running into several millions of USDs, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has reported that it exported natural gas worth $ 17 billion in the last 12years. This was stated by Patri...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Sep 1, 2013

Teenager In Delhi Gang Rape To Serve 3 Years In Reform Home

A teenager was sentenced to three-years in juvenile detention by a juvenile court in New Delhi on Saturday for the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India is too soft on young offenders. According to police, the 18-year-old and five o...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Aug 31, 2013

Jigawa Govt. Claims to have secured employment for 70,000 youths in 6 years

The Jigawa State Government Friday said it had secured employment for no fewer than 70,000 youths into the Nigeria Paramilitary service from 2007 to 2013. The Chief Press Secretary to  the Jigawa State Governor, Mr Umar Kyari,  said this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Kyari said the employme...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Aug 10, 2013

Dismissed Sergeant Impersonated Classmate For 21 Years

It has been discovered that the sergeant who was dismissed from the Nigeria Police for extorting money from a citizen has been impersonating his classmate for over 21 years. He was caught on film soliciting for inducement by an unknown motorist. Information gathered by Channels Television revealed that Osugwo...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Aug 8, 2013

Nnimmo Bassey: Two Years After The UNEP Report: Ogoni Groans On

by Nnimmo Bassey Two whole years after the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a damning assessment of the Ogoni environment, the Ogoni people are forced to continue wallowing in the toxic broth that their lands and waters have been made to become. Ogoniland was once a land that supported produ...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Aug 1, 2013