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April poll: PDP dumps Iyabo-Obasanjo, Olurin

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party may have finally spurned former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s efforts to influence his daughter, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello’s return to the Senate. On Thursday, the PDP gave out the Independent National Electoral Commission’s forms to some winners of the primaries conducted by the Governor Gbenga Daniel-led faction of the party […]

Amnesty: FG sends 212 ex-militants on training

 Another batch of 212 ex-militants from the Niger Delta has been sent to Ghana for various vocational trainings under the Federal Government’s amnesty programme. The 212 ex-militants, who formed the second batch to be sent abroad for training, had also gone through non-violence transformational programme in Obubra, Cross River State. The first batch of 38 […]

Bank Info Update –Plight of Nigerians Abroad – Akintokunbo Adejumo – UK

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo , London, UK – Jan 27, 2011 – On 25th of January 2011, I came across a Press Release on Page 27 of the Monday, January 24 2011 edition of THISDAY Newspaper. The advert was from the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (CCCOBIN) titled UPDATE OF BANK […]

JAMB contests restraining order on 2011 exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to vacate the order restraining the board from registering candidates for the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. It will be recalled that the court had on October 26, 2010 restrained JAMB  from securing or retaining the services of […]

Presidency is undemocratic, says Waku

Still fuming over over the presidency’s recent comment that he is not a  democrat, Senator Joseph Waku yesterday accused the presidency of  rather being undemocratic. Waku, who represented Benue North-West Senatorial District between 1999/2003, had in a national daily (not Vangaurd) accused President Goodluck Jonathan of inducing delegates to secure his victory during the just […]

JTF intercepts drugs worth N2.6bn at Tin Can Port

Joint Task Force, JTF, on Customs Physical Examination of goods, yesterday, impounded 165 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be Cocaine at Tin Can Port, with a street value of about 10.2 million pounds (about N2.55 billion). The drugs, which were concealed in 36 cartoons, came in from Bolivia and impounded based on a tip off […]

SSS in Hot Chase After Kogi Gov’s Aide

Over alleged plans to bomb rerun venue ||  Governor disowns him  ||  The  State  Security  Service (SSS), acting  on  intelligence,   is  currently  in  a hot  chase  after  Mr.  Ogwu  Achemu  a.k.a  Araka,  the  special  assistant  to  Governor  Ibrahim  Idris  of Kogi State on  Youth  Empowerment,  over  an alleged plan  to  bomb  the  venue  of […]

Envoy Job: Presidency Should Consider Seniority

The recent ambassadorial appointments by President Goodluck Jonathan are causing a growing atmosphere of unease and resentment in the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs where deserving career staff members were passed over in favour of the less experienced ones. In particular, the new appointments not only ignored seniority, experience and competence but also breached the […]

Why We Raised Alarm Over Fake Voters – Alaibe

Director General of the Timi Alaibe Campaign Organisation, Senator Enatimi Rufus Spiff yesterday explained the reasons behind the out-cry of the Labour Party (LP) and other pro- Alaibe groups to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged plots by some state government officials to register non-indigenes, saying such had prompted violence in the state. […]

Labour Ministry Seeks N622.5m For Overseas, Local Trips

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity yesterday urged the House of Representatives to approve the sum of N622.5 million for local and overseas travels in the 2011 fiscal year. Minister of  Labour and Productivity, Mr Emeka Wogu, made the plea during its budget defence meeting with the House Committee on Labour. The ministry which […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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