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Revisiting The Remunerations of Nigerian Legislators: Time For Action

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo (London, UK) – Nov 21, 2010 I am really sorry I have to bring this up again, but my conscience, frustration and disgust will not allow me to rest. I have written several times about this issue, but because the situation is getting worse, I still have to write about it. […]

Alaibe enjoys confidence of ex-militants –Appah

In reactions to calls from some quarters that the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Affairs, Mr. Timi Alaibe, who is handling the post-amnesty programme of the federal government, be removed, the authorities of the Obubra camp have stated that the former militants have confidence in the ability of the president’s aide to […]

Nigeria’s external debt may rise to N1.234tr by year-end

One of the biggest news items in the news last week was weekend’s news by Reuters that the Federal Government is considering a shift in the date for raising $500 million Eurobond till next month, owing to prevailing unfavourable international market conditions. Although, the bond was originally slated for this year, following Deutsche Bank and […]

Govt tackles security lapses at polls, raises advisory body for INEC

AN overhaul of the national security structure and arrangement to check lapses at elections have been initiated by the Federal Government. The new framework makes security agencies in the states the nucleus of planning and conducting elections in the country. In essence, rather than a single, top-down plan often developed in Abuja, the present approach […]

N170m fraud: Judge grants Ogbulafor’s request

A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Monday, granted an application for severance of trial filed by former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, in the corruption case filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) against him. Others standing trial with Ogbulafor in […]

Suspected pipeline vandals arrested in Bayelsa

ELEVEN suspected pipeline vandals, including a native doctor, were, on Monday, caught on the creeks of Bayelsa State, with over 172,500 illegally refined petroleum products worth thousands of naira. The suspects were arrested at two different locations; Igbomaturu and Nembe creeks in Southern Ijaw and Nembe local government areas of the state, by the operatives […]

2011: Political parties threaten elections •Ask court to nullify INEC’s election timetable

THE 2011 general election may have started experiencing hiccups amid plans to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the elections based on the timetable it released some weeks ago. Indications to this effect emerged on Monday, following a motion filed in an Abuja Federal High Court by some political parties, led by […]

Nigeria’s broke –Says Ex VP Atiku

Unless the Federal Government puts the brakes on its current policy of uncontrolled spending, the nation risks going broke. This was the warning of former vice president and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. According to a statement by the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, the former vice president had severally […]

DDC machines: FG issues fresh security directive to FAAN, others

The Federal Government has ordered that all cargoes arriving the nation’s airports must henceforth be taken to cargo sheds within 30 minutes on arrival. The order followed the theft of 20 Direct Data Capturing machines at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, a few weeks ago. The stolen DDC machines were part of the 132, […]

2011: In-fighting tears CPC apart in Kano

One of the new parties making waves in the country, with amazing followership is the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). As a new party, it prides itself as perhaps, the surest path to the nurturing of a truly democratic institution, capable of galvanizing the Nigerian electorate for the common good. Majority of its followers, who […]

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