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U.S. lauds Nigeria’s polls

THE United States (U.S.) government seems upbeat about Nigeria overcoming its electoral challenges through the current exercise that began last Saturday. Specifically, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State on African Affairs, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, yesterday praised the electoral process so far, even as he noted that “the integrity of Prof. Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC,” has […]

N12bn pension fraud: Trial of ex-director, 31 others suffers setback

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Monday, ordered an immediate arrest of two aides to the former Director of the Pensions Department, office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Sani Teidi Shuaibu, following alleged roles they played in the illegal diversion of N12 billion from the coffers of the government through fictitious […]

Anambra govt denies bribery allegation

The Anambra State Government  has debunked media reports alleging that government officials attempted to bribe an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr Alex Anene to announce Professor Dora Akunyili as the winner of the Anambra Central senatorial election conducted on Saturday, April 9, 2011. A release signed by the Chief Press Secretary […]

ACN Celebrates Victory Over Obasanjo

The Abeokuta residence of the Ogun State gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Ibikunle Amosun was agog yesterday as party supporters gathered to celebrate their victory over the Obasanjo-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s poll.According to reports, ACN cleared all the three Senatorial and House seats leaving the former President, Olusegun […]

Suspected Drug Courier, Ex-Naval Officer, Charged

A former Officer of the Nigerian Navy and one other person have been charged to court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over attempt to smuggle substances suspected to be hard drugs into the United States of America (USA). The suspect, who served with the Nigerian Navy for 12 years before he retired […]

Jonathan in Secret Meeting With Tinubu, Others

• Visits Suleja bomb blast victims President Goodluck Jonathan jetted to Lagos last night as part of his last-minute moves to persuade the teeming South-West voters to support his presidential ambition in this Saturday’s presidential poll. LEADERSHIP gathered last night that Jonathan rushed to Lagos after visiting the Suleja bomb blast victims. The president was said to […]

Virgin Atlantic ‘May Need to Merge To Survive’

Virgin Atlantic may need to merge with a rival or join an airline alliance to survive in the increasingly competitive world of aviation, which has been changed by the advent of cross-border super carriers. After falling behind in European consolidation following Air France’s merger with Dutch-based KLM, Lufthansa’s recent tie-ups and last year’s BA-Iberia merger, […]

FG shares N424.5bn

THE three tiers of government yesterday, shared the sum of N424.578 billion from earnings in the month of March. While the federal government took a total of N177 . 712 billion, the states and local governments received N 115. 211 billion and N86. 724 billion, respectively. The oil producing states of the Niger Delta also […]

100 Persons Die During N’Assembly Polls,Say Observers

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Election Observer Mission in Nigeria has said over 100 persons lost their lives as a result of violence and bombing incidents which took place in the wake of the National Assembly polls last Saturday. In its report on the election, which was presented to newsmen in Abuja Monday ,the Institute said though […]

Picture: Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo is Captured

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s elected president Alassane Ouattara have seized strongman Laurent Gbagbo from his residence, bringing to a head a protracted conflict between two presidential rivals that had tilted the world’s largest cocoa producer toward civil war. A spokeswoman for Mr. Ouattara said Monday that Mr. Gbagbo was captured during a flurry of […]

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