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FG to install CCTVs in airports – Minister

THE Federal Govern ment has concluded plans to install close circuit televisions (CCTV) in all the major airports in the country. The Minister for Aviation, Mrs Fidelia Njeze, disclosed this in Abuja, while speaking to a group of journalists. She said the installation was to monitor what came into and went out of Nigerian airports, […]

SSS quizzes Tinubu •Tribunal may begin his trial next week

OPERATIVES of the Department of the State Security Service (SSS), on Tuesday, quizzed former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu. According to a high security source, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain was reportedly quizzed at the SSS headquarters, otherwise known as Yellow House, Abuja. Though no official reason was given by the […]

INEC’s Appeal On Five States

ON what grounds will the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, appeal a federal high court decision excluding five states – Bayelsa, Cross River, Kogi, Sokoto and Adamawa – from the governorship polls? Justice Adamu Bello ruled that the tenure of governors Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa), Liyel Imoke ( Cross River ), Ibrahim Idris (Kogi), Aliyu Wamakko […]

Siasia counts Obama Cup losses

Between February 9 when Nigeria played Sierra Leone in a friendly match in Lagos and now, the home-based  Eagles have improved tremendously. This was the assessment of national team handler, Samson Siasia,  yesterday while still lamenting the disappointment that was the Green Bowl Tournament in Dallas. Samson Siasia  Siasia went with the home Eagles after […]

Imo judges on strike over kidnap

ALL the high courts in Imo State remained shut for the second day yesterday, as the judges preferred to remain in their respective homes for fear of their personal safety following the abduction of one of their colleagues, Justice Theophilus Nzeukwu, whose driver and police orderly were also killed by gunmen . Vanguard correspondent who […]

Some presidential candidates just want their names in newspapers – Defence minister

he Minister of Defence, Mr. Adetokunbo Kayode (SAN), in this interview with journalists in Akure, insists that President Goodluck Jonathan is the candidate to beat in the forthcoming presidential poll among other issues. SUNDAY ABORISADE was there. Excerpts: What are the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming election in the South-West especially with […]

US embassy unveils new visa system

The United States Mission in Nigeria has introduced a new visa appointment system for non-immigrant visa interview appointments, with effect from March 1, 2011. A statement issued on Tuesday by the Embassy said, “Applicants in Abuja and Lagos who wish to schedule a non-immigrant visa appointment should now do so via the new website http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng […]

Adedibu’s Will: Court adjourns till March 30

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan on Tuesday fixed March 30 for the hearing of an application for an interlocutory injunction stopping the execution of the Will of the late chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Chief Lamidi Adedibu. Justice Akintunde Boade adjourned the case instituted by the Chief Executive Officer, […]

Jonathan cancels Ogun visit over PDP crisis

President Goodluck Jonathan will not visit Ogun State in his nationwide campaign until the crisis between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Gbenga Daniel is resolved, THE PUNCH learnt on Tuesday. Our correspondent gathered that the crisis forced the President and members of his campaign team to postpone the planned visit to state on Tuesday […]

Bode George’s welcome party, a show of shame

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has described as shameful the recent pomp and pageantry with which the former Vice Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George, was greeted on his release from Kirikiri Maximum prison. George was released on Saturday after serving a two and half year jail term. He was convicted on […]

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