Nigeria: GTBank Employees Arrested For Attempted Robbery At Gbagada

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended 11 armed robbery suspects including five workers of Guaranty Trust Bank. One of the workers, a senior marketing executive of the bank’s branch in Gbagada, is currently being interrogated by detectives at the state’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. According to reports made available to PUNCH Metro, the senior marketing […]

North America

A “Smart Defense” for NATO is an “Invincible Defense”

The 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20–21 is one of the most important diplomatic meetings of the year, with leaders from around the world in attendance. According to the official NATO website, the Summit will "principally focus on three main themes": the commitment to Afghanistan through transition and beyond; ensuring the capabilities needed […]


Hollande defeats Sarkozy to win French election

François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France’s new president, according French television. Sarkozy, who has held the French presidency since 2007, grabbed 48.1 percent, according to the polls. Hollande, the 57-year-old socialist challenger, narrowly edged Sarkozy, also […]


Sarkozy joins fallen leaders amid Europe crisis

Nicolas Sarkozy, defeated Sunday in France’s presidential runoff by Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, joins a series of European leaders booted from office because of public anger over government spending cuts and economic crisis. Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader. Here’s a […]

Law and Order

Deprivation & Derivation Principles: Why The North Is Poor (I) – Elombah

“According to official figures, the leading oil producing state, Rivers, received N1,053 billion between 1999 and 2008 in federal allocations. By contrast the North-eastern states of Yobe and Borno, where the Boko Haram sect was created, received N175bn and N213bn respectively. Broken down on a per capita basis, the contrast is even starker. In 2008 […]