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CAF Dumps Libya For South Africa •AYC 2011

The first major sporting fallout from the political unrest in Libya has seen South Africa as likely replacements for the north African country as hosts of the  Orange African Youth Championship, it was reported. The tournament, scheduled to begin on March 18, was originally slated to take place in Libya but the Confederation of African […]

IBB, IGP Disagree Over Bomb Blast •As Mark, Bankole Condemn Act

As the nation mourns the pass-ing away of those trapped in the bomb-blast that rocked Suleja in Niger State, former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has warned that the situation was frightening and anything could happen unless appropriate security measures were taken. But the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Hafiz Ringim, appeared to have […]

Offenders Pressurise INEC to Dump List •As Jega Appears in Court On Monday

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under pressure not to publish the list of names of influential politicians who were involved in multiple registration during the voter registration exercise held in the country recently. Investigation by Saturday Tribune revealed that notable politicians, who knew their culpability in the multiple registration saga could mar […]

Northern Leaders Move Against Jonathan, Ciroma Rapport

Some leaders of the North who are bent on actualising a northern presidency  have perfected plans to derail to peace moves between President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the consensus presidential candidate in the party led by Mallam Adamu Ciroma. President Jonathan two weeks ago visited Ciroma in his Abuja home, thus initiating a peace […]

Awolowo Clocks 102 Tomorrow

THE founder of African Newspapers of Nigerian (ANN)  Plc and first Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, will clock 102 tomorrow. To mark the day, a post-humous birthday thanksgiving service will be held at the family chapel in his residence, at 6, Yeye Oodua Street, Ikenne Remo, Ogun State, between 7.30 a.m […]

Akwa Ibom Govt Bans Solidarity Visits

Akwa Ibom State government has banned all solidarity visits and political rallies to the governor’s office till further notice. This was part of the statement issued through the Commissioner for Information and Social Re-Orientation, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, on the heels of an incident at the Government House, on Friday, when some student groups visited Governor […]

Prolonged Stay in Toilet Gives Drug Suspect Away

Nigerian antinarcotic officials have arrested a suspected drug trafficker for overstaying in the toilet during screening of passengers on Turkish Airline flight to Turkey. Mbah Jude Ifunanya, a 39-year-old man, attracted the attention of narcotic detectives by his prolonged stay in the toilet during outward screening of the Istanbul-bound flight. The development raised the suspicion […]

Bode George’s Reception: Celebration of Criminality • ‘I Was Tricked To Attend’

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said that he was tricked to attend a reception organised for former chairman of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Chief Olabode George, who was recently released from prison. Obasanjo, who is the chairman, Board of Trustees, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), added that his attendance at the reception was in […]

Jonathan may shun presidential debate

T emerged in Abuja on Thursday that the campaign organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may shun the planned presidential debate as a result of the failure of opposition parties to join the presidential campaign train. Sources told the Nigerian Tribune that the president’s men believed that […]

Petroleum minister calls for more private sector participation in downstream

The Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has called for greater indigenous private sector participation in the downstream activities of the oil and gas industry so as to accelerate the attainment of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s aspiration for the sector. Speaking during a facility tour of some vital downstream sites in Lagos, Mrs. Madueke […]

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