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ACN VP ticket: How Adeola beat Ebi, Akabueze

THE Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, yesterday, formally submitted Mr. Fola Adeola to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Nuhu Ribadu. Vanguard learnt that Adeola, erstwhile Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, beat former Deputy Governor of the Central  Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Ernest Ebi and […]

FG resumes savings from oil revenue, pledges transparency

THE Minister of Finance, Mr Olusegun Aganga, has said the government has resumed savings in its excess crude account, after almost emptying the fund by September, and pledged to be more open about foreign currency reserves. The excess account swelled to $2.2 billion in December after dropping to as little as $500 million in September […]

N50m bribe allegation: Judge refuses to continue case against Akala

THE bribery allegation leveled against the Presiding Judge, Justice Jonathan Shakarho who vacated a restraining order against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from recognizing Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala as the nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State. has excused himself form handling the case. Justice Shakarho of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, […]

Man butchers ex-wife

A 55-year-old man, identified as Udo Ubom, aka, Anansa, from Ikot Obong village, in Essien Itiaba, Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, weekend, butchered his ex-wife, and thereafter turned himself over to the police. Anansa, a  Bakassi returnee, it was gathered, killed the former wife, (name withheld), in broad daylight for allegedly […]

21 presidential candidates for April polls – Jega

 CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said yesterday, that 21 presidential candidates will contest the April presidential elections even as he raised alarm over the conflicting orders being issued by the courts on electoral matter saying such contradictory orders were capable of eroding the authority of the judiciary. Jega said the […]

Kano CPC: INEC clears Abacha’s son

The hide and seek between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and son of the late Head of State, Mohammed Abacha over the governorship slot of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kano State is over. Specifically, INEC told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that indeed, Abacha, is the governorship candidate of […]

Northern presidency: Lar blasts Ciroma

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Second Republic Governor of old Plateau State, Chief Solomon Daushep Lar, is unhappy with the Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPFL) for fanning ethnic embers even after the last PDP presidential primary which produced President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s candidate. He is particularly disappointed with […]

FG submits four options for NITEL sale

  Following the failure of the preferred bidder for the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited to meet the deadline to pay up; there have been speculations about what the next line of action will be. EVEREST AMAEFULE, writes on the options open to the Federal Government When on February 16, 2010, the Bureau of Public Enterprises opened […]

Revolution looms in Nigeria – Makinde

  The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Ola Makinde, on Saturday warned that the widening gap between the rich and the poor might lead to a revolution in Nigeria. Makinde gave the warning at the inauguration and dedication of Wesley Cathedral of Olowogbowo, Lagos. At the inauguration were Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; his […]

Reps meet Tuesday on probe of CJN, Salami

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Justice handling the probe of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, and the President of the Appeal Court, Justice Ayo Salami, has said that it will decide on Tuesday (tomorrow) whether to summon both the CJN and PAC or not. The Committee said it might also summon […]



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