Obama Win Could Cost Romney $5m in Personal Taxes

To see where the presidential candidates stand on taxing the rich, just look at how they’d tax themselves. Under his own proposal, Mitt Romney would pay half what he would under President Barack Obama’s tax plan. For a man of Romney’s means, that could save almost $5 million a year. For Obama, not so loaded […]

Brazil 2014: Utaka Returns to Hunting Ground

   John Utaka will be one of only two players in the Nigerian squad that were in Blantyre the last time the Super Eagles tackled the Flames in a qualifying match in that country. On March 29, 2003, the Eagles doused the Flames 1-0 in a 2004 African Cup of Nations qualifying match, right at […]

In 43 Years, 1,682 Persons so Far Killed in 16 Air Crashes

No fewer than 1,613 people have lost their lives in 16 different air mishaps involving aircraft operating within and outside the nation’s airspace with Nigerian passengers on board in the past 43 years. The first recorded air crash in Nigeria occurred on November 20, 1969 when a Nigeria Airways BAC VC10 crashed on landing in […]

Oshiomhole Alleges Plot by PDP to Rig Edo Governorship Poll

Ahead of the July polls gubernatorial polls In Edo State, the State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) is plotting to disrupt the conducting of a free, fair and credible election. While the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Mr. Kassim Gairdam, has assured the […]

‘My wife didn’t deserve this cruel death’

Mrs. Olusola Arokoyu, a banker, was among the victims of the Sunday’s Dana air mishap. GBENGA ADENIJI’s visit to her husband reveals that the development has left him devastated Ile Epo, Abule Egba area of Lagos State.  Two days after the Dana plane crashed in Iju area of Lagos. Tragedy had just struck the household. The mother […]

We learnt of our daughter’s death on CNN – Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chime, parents of the late Mrs. Antonia Attuh, one of the victims of the Dana plane crash, said on Thursday they first learnt about their daughter’s death while watching CNN. Attuh, 45, a statistician, worked with the Westminster Council in the UK before taking up an appointment with the Central Bank of […]

Gridlock as bridge collapses in Enugu

Heavy traffic has built up in Enugu State following the collapse of the 50-year-old Abakpa-Nike Bridge during an intense rainfall on Wednesday night. Although no life was lost in the disaster, our correspondent observed that the heavy traffic in Abakpa-Nike, Emene and Trans-Ekulu areas on Thursday made many residents to trek to their places of […]

Another drug trafficker arrested in Port Harcourt

  Barely one week after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency paraded a suspected drug trafficker, operatives of the agency have arrested another suspect at the Port Harcourt International Airport. The suspect, Mrs. Yusuf Rabiat Olabisi, was arrested around 9pm on May 31, 2012, while attempting to travel to London after ingesting 70 wraps of […]

Six arraigned for vandalising streetlights

The police on Thursday arraigned six persons – Chukwumemeka Eze(31), Henry Nnaji (27), Jonathan Nnanna (30), Michael Antsum, (37), Clement Agba (24) and Henry Chinedu (27) – before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly vandalising street lights. The police said the accused maliciously damaged the street lights located along Marwa Beach, Lekki Phase 1 […]

Family alleges cover-up in murder of three siblings

The family of Essien Akpabio of Mente in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has accused the police of shielding the killers of its three male members. PUNCH Metro gathered that Charles, Emmanuel and Joseph were allegedly murdered on April 25, 2012. They were said to have been killed in the presence of their […]