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Jonathan approves N5m for each slain corps member’s – Only compensation is when perpetrators are brought to book – families

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N5 million monetary compensation to each of the 10 families of the members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who lost their lives during the post-election crisis in some states in the northern part of the country.  The president made the announcement when he met yesterday […]

Yuguda sacks all aides numbering 1040 – Calls them sycophants

Barely two weeks after his re-election, the Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda has sacked all his political office holders numbering about 1,040 with effect from May 16, 2011. This was contained in a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, Hashimu Yakubu on behalf of Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Dandija. […]

Milan confirm Taiwo signing

  AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that Nigeria left-back Taye Taiwo will join the Italian champions in the off-season. The 26-year-old will move on a free transfer as his contract with Marseille of France expires at the end of the season. “In defence, Milan are sorted. We have taken (Philippe) Mexes and Taiwo,” […]

Imo: Rochas, do not rejoice yet

  The supplementary election of May 6, 2011 in Imo State that culminated in the declaration of Chief Rochas Anayochukwu Okorocha of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the governor-elect is generally regarded by most indigenes of Imo State as one of the best things to happen to the state since it was created in […]

Senate Presidency: Group backs Saraki

  The Coalition for Good Governance in Kwara State has canvassed support for the nomination of the senator-elect from Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki as the next President of the Senate. The group in a statement on Monday said Bukola had performed creditably well as the governor of Kwara State. The group also added that […]

Alao-Akala turns down Ajimobi’s request

  The outgoing governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has turned down the request of the Governor-elect, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to stop the implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage for the state workers. In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Dotun Oyelade, on Monday, the governor regretted his inability to accede to the request […]

Court orders EFCC to release Atuche’s wife

  A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Monday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to immediately release Elizabeth, the wife of a former Managing Director of Bank PHB, Francis Atuche. Elizabeth had been in detention since May 3 when she was arrested by EFCC operatives in Lagos. In her ruling on two […]

Pictures: The beautiful daughters of Ajimobi, Oyo’s gov-elect

One cannot successfully talk about Ajimobi without mentioning his daughters who are exceedingly popular on the chic scene. Their popularity, which does not altogether stem from their pedigree, has a lot to do with their captivating good looks, humble mannerisms and the resounding success they have made of their lives. Schooled in prestigious institutions overseas, […]

Imoke empowers civil servants with cars

The Cross River State Government is commitment to ensuring that workers’ welfare are given due attention seems to be yielding positive results as another set of cicil servants have benefited from the on-going motor vehicle loan scheme for senior public Servants. The first phase of 100 vehicles was commissioned for use by senior civil servants […]

N’Assembly: Ohaneze insists on speaker

The apex Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze, yesterday lent its voice to the clamour for the South-east geopolitical zone to produce the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. It argued that both President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owed that to the zone. President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief Raph Uwechue, said in Abuja […]



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