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Govs demand review of revenue formula

The 36 state governors on Tuesday demanded a review of the federal allocation formula. The governors, who met in Abuja under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, immediately set up a six-man committee to prepare their views on the issue. The committee, which is headed by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), also […]

Ghana frees 27 Nigerian ex-militants

The Federal Government has secured the release of 27 ex-militants who were detained by the Ghanaian government for alleged misconduct. The 27-ex militants were among 212 persons sent to the National Vocational Training Institute in Ghana for training as welders on January 27, 2011. The Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta and […]

Ivorian crisis: EU presents final report to ECOWAS

  The European Union Observation Mission to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday presented its final report on the presidential election held in that country in October and November, 2010. In the report, the EU mission among other things accuses the Ivorian constitutional council of violating Ivorian laws and abuse of power. The head of the observer […]

PDP ticket: Hope rises for Bankole

The faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State led by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chief Jubril Martins-Kuye, may present the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, as its candidate for the Abeokuta Federal Constituency, THE PUNCH learnt on Tuesday. The faction’s Acting Secretary, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, told one […]

No ‘big man’ in new Eagles –Siasia

  Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, on Tuesday said there would be no ‘big man’ in the new squad. Siasia held a meeting with the players and urged them to respect one another especially captain Joseph Yobo, The former international said, “Nigerians want to see a new team, with a positive attitude and we have […]

Healthcare services collapse as doctors continue strike in Enugu

HEALTHCARE delivery in  Enugu State government health institutions has grinded to a halt, following the industrial action embarked upon by doctors since December 1, last  year to protest non-implementation of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESSS  for medical workers in the state as well as lack of basic facilities in the public health institutions. The doctors’ […]

Investigate Daniel over Dipo Dina’s murder – Ogun ACN

THE Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ogun State, has called on security agencies investigating the murder of Otunba Dipo Dina, the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2007 election in the state to extend their investigation to Governor Gbenga Daniel. The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. […]

Court rejects EfCC’s Bench Warrant plea on Igbinedion

THE trial of the former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, commenced yesterday at the Federal High Court Benin City, with the Presiding Judge, Justice Adamu Hobom, rejecting the plea by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, to issue a bench warrant on the former Governor and his associates over their failure to […]

PROMOTION: Justice Salami drags CJN to court

JUDICIARY, the third arm of government which has enjoyed relative stability over the years and earned the confidence of the citizenry is beginning to fall apart as heads of the appellate court and the apex court have now dragged themselves before the lower court for adjudication over the issue of elevation to a higher bench. […]

JTF Command: Omoregie out, Ochoga in

The nation’s Defence Headquarters in Abuja, has effected a major change in the leadership of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta with the re-deployment of top officers, including Commander Charles Omoregie and other officers of the rank of colonel. Major General Charles Omoregie is to be replaced with Major General Johnson Ochoga as […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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