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Don’t destroy our party, PDP tells Ciroma

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Council on Wednesday urged the Chairman of the Northern Political Leaders, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, not to destroy the party. The PCC, which issued the plea in a statement in Abuja by its Director of Media, Mallam Abba Dabo, wondered why Ciroma was calling for the destruction of the house […]

Nigeria lost 1.9 million manufacturing jobs in seven years – MAN

  Nigeria lost about 1.9 million jobs in the manufacturing industry between 2002 and 2009 due to the harsh operating environment in the country, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has said. The Director-General of the association, Mr. Jide Mike, said on Wednesday that the industry lost more than 1.8 million jobs between 2002 and 2008. […]

PH stampede: Jonathan orders special training for security agencies

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, ordered the nation’s security agencies to undertake special training courses on crowd control. Jonathan issued the directive at the Federal Executive council meeting on Wednesday The directive followed the loss of several lives in a stampede at the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium when Jonathan inaugurated his presidential campaign in the […]

Anxiety grips NFF over riots in Benghazi

FOLLOWING the reported civilian unrest in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has alerted the Nigerian embassy in the North African country to help it monitor the situation and also look out for the national Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles. The Flying Eagles are currently on a two-match playing tour of […]

Appeal Court reinstates sacked Bayelsa dep gov, Ebebi

THE Appeal Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has reinstated the impeached Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Peremobowei Ebebi. Counsel to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Sebastine Hon (SAN), who confirmed the reinstatement, said his client would appeal against the judgment and ask for a stay of execution. In the lead judgment delivered yesterday […]

Jonathan, Sambo arrive in Jos

AHEAD of his presidential campaign in Jos, the Plateau State capital today, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday at about 6:30 p.m. arrived the Yakubu Gowon Airport, while his deputy, Nnamdi Sambo arrived the city later. They were welcomed at the airport by Governor Jonah Jang and top government officials. Also, commercial activities in Jos were partially paralysed yesterday […]

Ribadu pledges one million houses, 30m jobs

IT was a day for Nigeria’s renewal for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) yesterday as it kicked off its presidential campaign with a colloquium in Abuja.           The event apart from being a novelty in electioneering in Nigeria, was issue-driven and the common denominator in the speeches of the party […]

INEC’s New List: Chime, Ekweremadu Out

 Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime Monday lost his governorship ticket for the April general election to his arch-rival, Chief Anayo Onwuegbu, in the fresh display of candidates’ list in Enugu by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chief Uchenna Ogbu was listed as the running mate to Onwuegbu. But […]

OPINION: Religion, Politics and April 2011 Elections

Tolling Bells, By Bisi Daniels. Email: bisidaniels@thisdayonline.com, I pray that April does not lead Nigeria in a decent into a crisis even close to the political impasse in Cote d’Ivoire. And I pray that one day soon, Nigerians will first see themselves as Nigerians before their origin becomes of any relevance at all. I think […]

Tunisia, Egypt revolts can erupt in Nigeria, Iloh, Braithwaite

Firebrand preacher, Rev. Moses Iloh and former presidential candidate, Nigeria Advanced Party (NAP), Dr. Tunji Braithwaite have warned of an imminent revolution in the country if politicians fail to put their acts together. Both elder statesmen spoke to Daily Sun after the thanksgiving service to mark 81years birthday celebration of Rev. Moses Iloh held at […]

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