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Why I Signed Minimum Wage Bill Secretly – Jonathan

Challenges Buhari, others to debate • ‘Workers can now sue for breach’ • NLC demands for signed copy President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he secretly signed the N18, 000 Minimum Wage Bill into law to avoid unnecessary pressure on the state government and other affected relevant agencies.In the last few days, there has been controversy over […]

el-Rufai Backs Boycott Of Presidential Debate By ACN, ANPP, CPC

The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has thrown his weight behind the decision of candidates of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) to shun the presidential debate held on Monday. The former FCT minister told LEADERSHIP in Abuja yesterday […]

Three days to go: Ogun still a Tower of Babel

 Various crises in Ogun State remain intractable three days to elections. FRANCIS FALOLA examines possible effects of the crises on the polls. With elections approaching, none of the governorship candidates in Ogun State can confidently say that the battle is over and victory is his. The three leading governorship candidates in the state are Chief […]

10 feared dead as Sheriff holds rally in Maiduguri

NOT fewer than 10 people were reported to have been killed, following gunmen’s attack, few minutes to the zonal rally of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) in Maidu-guri, the Borno State capital. The attacks, according eyewitnesses, were carried out at aTotal petrol station near the venue of the rally, as well as in Gwange […]

DISTURBING PICTURE: Masquerade sacks community, kills 1, burns 19 houses

The midnight invasion of Iheakpu-Awka community by Akatakpa Masquerades and youths from neighbouring Ibagwa-Aka community in the Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area, Enugu State, was not spontaneous, but a seemingly premeditated act described by many as barbaric and brutal in concept and maniacal in execution. The mayhem had left in its wake the death of […]

Police foil N160m fraud in Aba

A crack team of policemen from Ndiegoro Police Station in Aba, Abia State over the weekend foiled a fraud of N160 million involving a staff of a new generation bank with its branch on Cameroon Road, Aba and a customer. According to Daily Sun source, another staff of the bank had suspected a fraudulent deal […]

Gun Battle at Raqlly: 4 killed as shooting disrupts Shekarau’s Maiduguri campaign

The North-east presidential rally of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, rescheduled for Tuesday in Maiduguri was disrupted mid-day as gunshots from a nearby filling station caused pandemonium at the Ramat Square venue of the event, leading to stampede. Daily Sun gathered that the gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, had attacked […]

After 40 years: MASSOB relocates Biafran war veterans

After 40 years the Nigerian-Biafran War ended, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has started to rehabilitate the ex-Biafran war veterans who have been languishing at the Oji River camp in Enugu State. MASSOB had embarked on a housing estate at its Okwe, Onuimo, Imo State headquarters to house […]

Joel, Ike Uche your joker, Adepoju tells Siasia

Super Eagles’ former winger, Mutiu Adepoju, has singled out the duo of Inter Milan’s attacking midfielder, Joel Obi and Real Zaragoza FC of Spain’s forward, Ikechukwu Uche, as the most outstanding players in the Eagles emphatic victory over Antelopes of Ethiopia last weekend at the National Stadium, Abuja. Adepoju, who made the commendation while fielding […]

3 to die by hanging for armed robbery

Three mid-dle-aged men, Kingsely Akhabue, Fabian Matthew and Ismaila Fatoki, were, yesterday, found guilty of armed robbery and sentenced  to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court. The court in its judgment, held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving beyond reasonable doubts, that the accused persons were guilty of conspiracy and armed robbery,  […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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