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Abati: The Jonathan Presidency (10)

ON Saturday, September 18, 2010, President Goodluck Jonathan formally declared his interest in the 2011 Presidential race on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. The event which was held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, was attended by a cross section of Nigerians including politicians, students, teachers, Niger Delta youths, market women, “Naija Artistes for […]

RCCG honours for Texas Police … a leaf to borrow

RECENTLY, in the United States of America, an event took place in Houston, Texas, which triggered thoughts as to whether such a laudable programme could not be replicated here in Nigeria. It was the period when Americans were preparing for their yearly thanksgiving and the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Texas Zone 9, thought […]

U.S., Nigeria military officials move to boost security ties

TO boost the existing cooperation between the United States (U.S.) military and its Nigerian counterpart, Deputy to the Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Amb. J. Anthony Holmes, will visit the country between January 24 and 28 to meet with Nigerian military and security officials. The visit will enable Holmes to gain a deeper […]

Kenya, S’Africa elected co-chairs of African drugs body

THE Minister for Public Health and Sanitation in Kenya, Mrs. Beth Mugo, and the Minister for Science and Technology in South Africa, Mrs. Naledi Pandor, were jointly elected co-Chairs of the Board of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI), at the inaugural meeting, hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa […]

INEC may extend voters’ registration

IF Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has a magic wand, now is the time to press it into service. Reason: Six days into the on-going voters’ registration exercise, some of the problems identified in the process remained unsolved yesterday as prospective voters trooped out en masse nationwide to obtain the voters […]

Two remanded in prison for diverting DDC Machine

Two suspects have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly diverting the Direct Data Capturing (DDC) machine belonging to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi. Arraigning Abubakar Yunusa and Hussaini Ahmed before the Chief Magistrate Court (CMC) Eight yesterday in Bauchi, Police Prosecutor, Corporal M.Garba explained that the accused were charged with criminal conspiracy […]

3 Policemen killed in Port Harcourt…As robbers ambush Jerusalem pilgrims

Three policemen were shot dead late yesterday evening in Port Harcourt when armed robbers waylaid the convoy they were escorting. The policemen were providing security cover for Jerusalem bound pilgrims to Port Harcourt International Airport when they ran into the bandits who laid ambush along Eliozu, Rokpoku Road. The hoodlums opened fire on the convoy […]

18 burnt to death on Benin-Ore-Lagos road accident

Tragedy struck again yesterday as 18 persons were reportedly burnt to death, in an accident involving a truck and an 18-seater bus on the Benin-Ore-Lagos Road. The accident reportedly occurred near Okada town, in Ovia North-east Local Government Area of Edo State when an on coming bus veered off its track,while trying to avoid bad […]

Nwodo: Why South-East governors are not interested in replacement

Contrary to speculations that South-East chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are already scouting for a replacement for the dislodged national chairman of the party, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, who tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, Daily Sun can authoritatively reveal that PDP governors from the zone are indifferent to early replacement for the position […]

Register twice, go to jail, Jega warns

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega yesterday accused politicians of encouraging multiple and underage registration in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise, even as he admitted that the take-off of the exercise did not meet the expectations of the commission. In the same vein, the INEC chairman warned those who have […]

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