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Jonathan can’t win S/West

Former Senate Deputy President and a chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mamman Danmusa, has said President Goodluck Jonathan would be walking the tight rope if he is really serious about capturing the South-West in the April polls by all means. Danmusa, who is also Second Republic speaker of the Kaduna State House […]

FG threatens to stop ex-militants’ allowances if…

The Federal Government yesterday threatened to stop the allowances of ex-militants in the Niger Delta region if they fail to abide by the code of conduct they entered into at the Obubra Camp. The code of conduct was meant to keep the ex-militants in check when they leave the country for vocational training overseas. The […]

S’African police ‘raid Okah’s cell’ over new attacks

South African police have raided the prison cell of Henry Okah accused of orchestrating deadly bombings in Abuja after authorities there said he had threatened new attacks, media said yesterday. Police seized cell phones, chargers, a map and papers with phone numbers on them from the cell of Okah, who is facing trial on terrorism […]

Reps make defence, economy no-go areas in passed FoI Bill

TRUE to their promise, members of the House of Representatives yesterday passed into law the controversial Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, which had taken on the toga of the nation’s oldest legal instrument before the National Assembly. The 34-clause bill, which was unanimously passed by the lawmakers present at the session, was immediately transmitted to […]

World Bank faults Nigeria’s trade policy

Wants focus on infrastructure, human capital development THE World Bank has advised the Federal Government to review its import policy, as the current regime could deprive the country of long-term trade facilitation with other countries. According to the bank, wholesome import restriction would not be adequate enough in protecting local manufacturing companies. Rather, government should […]

Eagles arrive in U.S. for Green Bowl tourney

NIGERIANS resident in Dallas, Texas, stormed the Double Tree Hotel en masse yesterday to receive players and officials of the Super Eagles as the delegation landed in the United States (U.S.). The team, comprising 20 players and nine officials and led by a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee member, Olaleye Adepoju, will play two […]

Confusion as court excludes five states from April guber polls

A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja yesterday opened a new chapter in the tenure of state governors when it ruled that five state chief executives, who won rerun elections in 2008, started their administration from the date of their second inauguration. The verdict was at the instance of the consolidated suits filed by the governors […]

3 Policemen killed in shoot-out with 12-man robbery gang

There was blood bath yesterday along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, following a fierce shoot-out between a 12-man robbery gang and a Police patrol team, resulting in the death of three policemen. A Police Constable said to have also been shot by the dare-devil robbers, escaped death by the whiskers, as he was said to be responding […]

President orders evacuation of Nigerians from Libya

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Libya. Amid criticism that the government has responded slowly to the crisis, Vice President Namadi Sambo said that evacuation plans have commenced in the north African country. Libya has a high number of Nigerians who often use the country as a departure point […]

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