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2011: Imoke Emerges C’River PDP Sole Candidate

Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke, has emerged the sole candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2011 gubernatorial election in the state. This followed the screening of aspirants for the party’s gubernatorial primaries across the country which held at the party’s zonal headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. At the exercise which […]

Pipeline Attacks, Power Outages Cripple Refineries

Nigeria’s four refineries with combined capacity to refine 445,000 barrels per day of crude oil have been completely shut. The implication is that Nigeria will now be importing all its petroleum products. The refineries have for years operated far below their capacity utilisation, due to attacks on their crude supply pipelines and the problem of […]

Senate Gives Condition to Pass 2011 Budget

The 2011 Appropriation Bill scaled the second reading at the Senate yesterday, even as Senate President David Mark warned that the budget would not be approved until government’s budgetary proposals for federal parastatals, departments and agencies are forwarded to the National Assembly. After an exhaustive debate, the Senate referred the appropriation bill to its committee […]

Our lives are in danger-Nigerians in I/Coast

AS the political standstill lingers in Ivory Coast, a group of Nigerians living in the country have enjoined President Goodluck Jonathan to exercise caution on his level of interference so as not to jeopardise their lives and property in the country. The group, in statement in Abuja and signed by its spokesperson and legal adviser, […]

FG recovered $170.8m crime proceeds in 2010 – AGF

The Federal Government has within this outgoing 2010 recovered the sum of $170.8 million as crime proceeds from various multinational companies and individuals indicted in the course of the year. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Bello Adoke (SAN), disclosed this, on Wednesday, during the annual ministerial press briefing of […]

Senate passed 24 bills, 27 resolutions in 2010

THE Senate, on Wednesday, said it passed 24 bills and 27 resolutions during its 2010 calendar year. Chairman, Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Senator Aloysius Etok, who disclosed this at a news conference to mark the end of the year, added that there were many more bills at various stages of consideration. “This year, […]

Nigeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia eyes Reps seat

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mrs. Nkoyo Toyo, has expressed intention to pick a Peoples Democratic Party ticket to the House of Representatives. Toyo, who is also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Addis Ababa that she was seeking to represent the Calabar/Odukpani Federal Constituency of Cross […]

Fresh tragedy averted on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Fresh tragedy was averted in Lagos on Wednesday when two separate accidents occurred at the Michael Otedola Estate axis in the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A similar accident involving a sugar-laden truck at the same spot on August 15 claimed over 40 lives while about 25 vehicles were burnt. Also, an 18-seater passenger […]

Violence erupts as ACN wins Ekiti by-election

Despite heavy presence of police and other security operatives, the by-election held on Wednesday in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State to fill the vacant seat of Moba Constituency I at the House of Assembly was marked by electoral malpractices and violence. The development came just as the Action Congress of Nigeria candidate, Mr. […]

EFCC should be involved in recovering debt owed FAAN

As the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) battles various airlines, agencies and concessionaires that owe it billions of naira, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Elder Anyim Ude has called for the involvement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the debt recovery to make it a huge success. He said the […]

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