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Power show: Jonathan locks Oshiomhole out of Benin

In an apparent display of presidential powers, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday locked out the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, some of his aides as well as other commercial passengers from Benin City, where ironically Oshiomhole is chief executive. The President’s security apparatus, The Sun learnt, simply shut down the Benin airspace over what it […]

Lagos/Jebba rail line ready for use

  The Nigerian Railway Corporation has recorded another milestone as the 488 kilometer Lagos /Jebba rail line is now ready for traffic of passengers and goods. The NRC Managing Director, Seyi Sijuwade, in a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Public Relations, Mr. David Ndakosu, said as soon as the rail line was commissioned […]

Protest against Arik’s flight delay

  Scores of Kaduna-bound passengers at the old domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Saturday, protested the delay of their flight by Arik Air. Eye witnesses said trouble started when the angry travellers insisted that the airline should compensate them for delaying the flight for no clear reason. Unconfirmed sources said some […]

Okah roars from jail – Nigeria ripe for revolution

Even in jail, purported leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, remains unrepentant and unfazed. From his South African prison cell, he spoke at the weekend and called for the “flushing out” of the political class in Nigeria through the kind of mass revolt and popular resistance sweeping […]

We are rascals for progress — Tinubu

  A leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has promised that the party would replicate the various developmental programmes in Lagos State and other ACN states if voted to power in the April elections. Tinubu made the promise at a rally in Ibadan, the Oyo […]

Governorship poll in six states: INEC at a crossroads over appeal

  Barely five days after a Federal High Court in Abuja postponed the governorship elections in five states, the Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to decide on whether it would appeal the judgement or not. The commission had, shortly after the judgement, said it was handing it over to its team of lawyers for […]

Pirates now go for Nigeria’s little fish

  The crew of the Mareena 1 fishing trawler had finished hauling in their catch 25 kilometres off the coast and had settled into their bunks for a few hours of sleep when they were awakened by machine-gun fire. Nine heavily armed men in a speedboat were strafing their trawler. One of the bullets hit […]

April polls: INEC rules out electronic register …it’s illegal, says commission

  The Independent National Electoral Commission will not use the electronic voter register for the conduct of the April 2011 elections. Investigations by SATURDAY PUNCH in Abuja showed that INEC had already taken the decision to conduct the elections with the manual voter register that was produced from the last voter registration in January and […]

Attack on CPC campaign train leaves two dead

  Two persons were reportedly killed, while others sustained various degrees of injuries on Friday evening when some men suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party clashed with some members of the Congress for Progressive Change in Iseyin, Oyo State. Several vehicles were said to have been vandalised in the incident that left […]

Bianca: An appointment laced with controversy

  The recent appointment of a former beauty queen, Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, as an aide of President Goodluck Jonathan, has attracted diverse opinions. But EMMANUEL OBE writes that it might be the fillip Bianca needs to launch herself into the nation’s political firmament These might not be the best of times for Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, a former […]

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