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Controversy over arms discovery in Jonathan’s campaign bus

Preparations for 2011 general elections started yesterday on a scary note in Ogun State as a presidential campaign bus of President Goodluck Jonathan allocated for the state was allegedly seized with some arms and ammunition. The bus, said to have been allocated to the Government Liaison Officer in Ijebu North Local Government, was as at […]

Port Harcourt: Strange birth: Woman delivers ‘twin’ padlocks

There was pandemonium on Wednesday at a section of Mile 4 axis of Port Harcourt, as a housewife gave birth to two padlocks. The strange twin objects were delivered in the early hours of the day. Although facts of the unusual delivery remained sketchy as at press time, it was gathered that the ‘mother’ and […]

Ivory Coast Burns, the West Pours Patrol

 By Hakeem Babalola, Budapest, Hungary – Dec. 30, 2010 – The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire may be heading for another civil war as a result of election stale mate which has bitterly produced two presidents. The country is now being ruled by two men whose rivalry may soon plunge the West African country into deep […]

Jos bombing : FG ignored our warning, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the 19 northern states and Abuja has said the Federal Government was forewarned about possible continuous eruption of violence in Jos, the Plateau State capital. It, however, regretted that the warning was ignored. According to C A N, the warning emanated from its belief that there were terrorists […]

Impeachment: Aregbesola replies Mark

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday replied Senate President, David Mark, over the latter’s alleged involvement in a plot to destabilise the state. Mark had in a statement on Tuesday dismissed Aregbesola’s allegations that Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the Senate president were involved in a plot to raise N1bn for the purpose of […]

FG moves to sell Olorunsogo, Omotosho power stations

  The Federal Government is holding discussions with a consortium comprising Nigerian and Chinese companies, with a view to selling the Olorunsogo and Omotosho power stations under a buyout deal. Sources close to the deal told our correspondent on Wednesday that the government settled for this option because it was becoming difficult for workers of […]

Fashola suspends Lekki expressway toll collection

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday ordered the indefinite suspension of toll collection on the Eti-Osa Lekki Epe Expressway. It was originally billed to commence on January 3, 2011 but the state government succumbed to appeals and complaints on the toll. The suspension, according to the governor, is to enable the government […]

Gambari Reacts to Wikileaks

 A former Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has reacted to the Wikileaks exposure of US diplomatic cable of plans by the former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to remove him from the United Nations assignment in Myanmar. According to Empowered Newswire, Gambari said that though the cable was dated October 2008, […]

Human rights activist gunned down

  President of Human Rights, Justice and Peace Foundation, Chidi Nwosu, was killed by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday. A family source informed Thetimesofnigeria.com that Nwosu was trailed to his house in Abia State by armed men around 1am and shot dead. His wife and 5 year-old daughter were locked up in the […]

INEC seeks additional N45.39bn for 2011 poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission is seeking an additional N45.39bn for capital and recurrent expenditure in 2011. This amount is contained in the 2011 budget forwarded by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly for approval. Earlier, the commission had received N87bn for the purchase of Direct Data Capturing Machines for voter registration and related […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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