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Work on $2.5b Imo refinery kicks off soon

WORK is expected to begin on the proposed $2.5 billion Imo State refinery and petrochemical plants before the end of the year. The Chairman of the Imo Refinery and Petrochemical Project, Dr. Tony Chukwueke, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja yesterday, explained that the plant would provide about 300,000 new jobs upon completion. He […]

EFCC summons bank chiefs over alleged fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned two bank managing directors (MDs) to appear before it on April 18, over allegations of money laundering.  Seven other MDs are also being probed for colluding with some government officials to hide over N5 billion stolen from pension fund. A source close to one of the […]

Nigeria regains 200,000 bpd oil export as Bonga bounces back

FORTY-FOUR days after closure, the Shell-operated Bonga oil field has resumed production, thereby making Nigeria to regain its lost oil export of 200,000 barrels per day (bpd). Shell Nigerian Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), an upstream arm of Shell company in Nigeria has resumed production at its Bonga oil field, which was shut for maintenance […]

Appeal court decides tenure of 5 Govs today

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, will today, decide the fate of five sitting Governors of Kogi, Adamawa, Sokoto, Bayelsa and Cross River states, with regards to whether or not they should vacate their respective offices on the 29th of next month. The appellate court which will today deliver judgment on the appeal […]

SSS nab 7 over electoral offences in Abia

A CHIEFTAIN of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, and candidate for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency in last Saturday’s NASS elections, Mr. Nnamdi Orji, yesterday alleged that seven ward chairmen and coordinators of the party were arrested last Friday by operative of state security service, SSS, in a meeting in one of their leader’s house in Ihechiowa, […]

Police order restriction of movement from 10pm today

Barely 48 hours to the Presidential election across the country, the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Abubakar Ringim, has said that the restriction of movement for Saturday, April 16, Presidential election will commence from today 10pm to 6am. The restriction, according to the police, will resume from  8am to 6pm on Saturday, April 16 within […]

Mark to EU: Don’t interfere in our elections

Senate President, David Mark, has warned the European Union, EU, and other international observers monitoring the 2011 general polls in the country not to interfere in the electoral process. Sen Mark, who gave the warning while meeting with Head of the EU observation mission and former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Mr. Aloysius Peterle, stressed that […]

Presidential poll: Vote candidate of your choice, Jonathan tells Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday urged Nigerians to turn-out en-masse during tomorrow’s presidential and subsequent elections to vote for candidates of their choice. President Jonathan spoke when Mr. John Kuffuor, former Ghanaian President and leader of African Union Election Observation Mission to the Nigerian Presidential Elections, visited him at State House. He said: “I thank Nigerians […]

We are All Guilty – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila, London, UK – April 14, 2011 – When talking about issues and prospects of the country, it is a common place in Nigeria to lump together its people and wrap them up as one into a shroud of helplessness inside which people are jolted and crushed every so often by the […]

Jega suspends top officials over illegal substitution of candidates’ names

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has made good his promise not to spare any official of the Commission found to have compromised himself in the course of duties. Consequently, he has descended on the legal department of the Commission and suspended some top officials for allegedly changing illegally, names of […]

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