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Women are not given the chance, they earn it, says Esuene

HELEN Esuene, erstwhile Minister of State for health and Minister of Environment and Housing is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Eket senatorial district, Akwa Ibom State. She defeated the incumbent, Senator Eme Ekaette at the primaries. She spoke to AYOYINKA OLAGOKE in Eket on her political agenda. Excerpts: WHAT is behind your […]

EFCC takes Igbinedion to court over N25b fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday at the Federal High Court, Benin Division preferred a  58-count charge of unlawful conversion and criminal diversion of N25 billion against former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion during his reign in office. EFCC’ Head of Media, Femi Babafemi confirmed the development, but declined details.  But […]

Police Corporal Brutalizes 17-year old boy for the sake of love

SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Gbadebo Oloruntimilehin, who lives at No. 9, JMJ Quarters, Ajegunle, Lagos has been known to be an easy-going fellow, who loves football very much. Well-spoken about by his peers and elders, he also makes friends easily, boys and girls, and likes to try out new things, electronic gadgets particularly. But his love for football […]

Ohakim, Character Assassins and April 2011 Election

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo, Nigeria – Feb. 2, 2011 – There is no doubt that the Governor Ikedi  Ohakim administration has rebranded Imo State in Nigeria  as it has also radically changed the derogatory profile of Owerri as a jungle city for good .That Owerri the capital of Imo State  is a beautiful city is […]

Account update: Banks await CBN’s directive on non-compliant customers

  Following the expiration of the deadline given to customers of commercial banks to update their accounts, the various Deposit Money Banks have said that they are waiting for the next line of action from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Some bank officials told our correspondent on Wednesday that they were still waiting for further […]

INEC registers 6.2m voters in Lagos, Ondo

  No fewer than 1.3m eligible voters have been registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ondo State since the exercise started on January 15. Also, the INEC said on Wednesday that it had registered 4.9 million eligible voters in Lagos State as at Monday. The Resident Electoral Commission in Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, […]

Senators, Reps abandon 2011 budget for electioneering

There are indications that the country may be headed for another shoddy budget implementation as members of the National Assembly have ignored the 2011 budget lying before them. Investigations showed on Wednesday that Senators and members of the House of Representatives were more concerned about getting re-elected at the April polls than working on the […]

PDP guber candidate asks court to void Orji’s candidacy

A gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from recognizing Governor Theodore Orji as the flag-bearer of the party in Abia State, pending the hearing and determination of a suit challenging his […]

Admission: FG lifts ban on S-East varsities, others

The Federal Government yesterday lifted the ban placed on admission into the eight states universities which were stopped from admitting new set of students for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic sessions on account of protracted industrial actions that crippled academic activities in the institutions in the last seven months. This landmark decision was taken in […]

PDP suspends deliberation on zoning of Senate leadership

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has put off deliberation on the zoning of the various principal offices of the National Assembly and the executive arm of government till after the general elections. The decision, Vanguard learnt yesterday, was in order to avert a backlash to the party from zonal interests that may feel shortchanged were the […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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