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Dokubo, others’ outburst, threat to Jonathan’s presidency -Prof. Tam David West

The inflammatory outbursts of some Niger Deltans such as Asari Dokubo are a threat to the stability of Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency and the president would do well to call them to order and distance himself from them forthwith. That was the candid warning of former Petroleum Minister, Professor Tam David West, a fellow Ijaw as […]

Canada: Conservatives Romp to Crushing Election Win

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the students of St. Augustine Elementary School  REUTERS Canada’s ruling Conservatives won a crushing victory in Monday’s federal election, as the left wing vote split between two parties and the separatist Bloc Quebecois faded to almost nothing, reports Reuters. Still provisional results showed the Conservatives had 167 seats in Parliament, […]

PIB to become law before May 29- FG

PRESIDIENT Goodluck Jonathan  is to sign the much awaited Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, into law before the expiration of the present administration in May 29, 20011. Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs.  Diezani Alison-Madueke, who disclosed this to a large gathering of stakeholders and foreign investors at the ongoing Offshore Technology Conference in Houston said all […]

Senate presidency: Coast clears for Mark

ABUJA—SENATOR David Mark was, yesterday, confident of enjoying a second term as president of the Senate. Mark’s quest was being buoyed by suggestions in Abuja that the present zoning arrangement and the Senate’s standing rules on ranking would be upheld in the forthcoming leadership contest. Vanguard learnt that Mark and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, […]

Man, 93, kidnapped in Delta, N130m ransom demanded

WARRI-AN octogenarian, Pa. Gilbert Everett of Koko town, Headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, who demanded a ransom of N130 milion to set him free. Vanguard learnt that the incident took place last week, when it was  gathered that Pa. Everett, who doubles as the […]

How Osama was killed

  The helicopter carrying members of the United States special security force, Navy SEALs, malfunctioned as it approached Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Monday morning. This heightened the tension that gripped President Barack Obama and members of his war cabinet in the White House Situation Room where they monitored the raid. But […]

Bin Laden’s death: Residents flee to barracks in the north

  There was pandemonium in some areas in the Kano metropolis on Monday as residents scurried to army and police barracks for fear of reprisal attack on them over the killing of the Al-Queda leader, Osama bin Ladin. In Hotoro, in Nassarawa Local Government area, one of the places that recorded heavy toll during the […]

73 senators lose seat

  Following the April 9 and 26 National Assembly elections, a total of 73 senators lost the battle to retain their seats in the upper federal legislative chamber. The Senate has a total of 109 members, out of which the Peoples Democratic Party had 89 senators before the elections. While some PDP senators had lost […]



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