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PDP retains old zoning formula

  Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Haliru Mohammed The expanded national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has agreed that the party should maintain its old zoning formula in the sharing of political offices in both the National Assembly and the party. Before the caucus meeting, which began on Tuesday night and ended in […]

Reject postings to North, group advises Yoruba corps members

  A pan-Yoruba organisation, the Action Committee for Restoration of Oodua Sovereignty, has enjoined fresh graduates of Yoruba extraction to henceforth reject postings to Northern states for their national service. The group’s President, Rt. Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi, gave the advice at a news conference in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday. Gbonigi, a retired Anglican Bishop […]

N24.4bn scam: Ex-Minister, others sent back to prison

  A former Minister of Works, Dr. Hassan Lawal, and his alleged accomplice, Dr. Adeogba Ademola, were on Wednesday sent back to prison custody on the orders of Justice Bilikisu Aliyu of a Federal High Court in Abuja, pending the determination of their bail applications. The court also ordered that the representatives of the companies […]

Abuja: Police kill two robbers in gun duel

  Two suspected robbers were on Tuesday killed by policemen in Abuja during a gun duel, while two others escaped with bullet wounds. Two senior police officers also sustained serious injuries with one of them who was shot in the stomach still on admission at the National Hospital, Abuja. The robbers, who drove in a […]

Industrialists converge for CICAN Awards tomorrow

INDUSTRIALISTS and business associations from various sector of the economy will converge tomorrow in Lagos for the annual Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria(CICAN) Awards ceremony tagged ‘ Crystal Nite of Excellence.’ On the roll calls are the Olofa of Offa ,Oba Mohammed Okikiola Gbadamosi, Africa’s richest man-Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Lafarge WAPCO PLC. […]

Our democracy project: the journey so far – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – May 11, 2011 – The Governorship elections of April 26 (April 28 in Bauchi and Kaduna) drew a curtain on the current election season. And with these, it may be worth assessing the democracy project, which the nation embarked on May 29 1999 when the Fourth Republic was […]

Obama is Calm, Not Boastful, Bashful or Gloating…by Paul I Adujie

Paul I. Adujie, New York, NY – May 11, 2011 – President Obama, Mr. suave-savvy himself came to New York City today, to commiserate with families and survivors whose loved ones were lost on September 11, 2001 attacks Laid wreath, spoke to families, midtown fire house, he pointedly informed them that the Navy Seal went […]

Reps in rowdy session over Bankole’s alleged N10bn loan

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, narrowly escaped suspension on Wednesday as lawmakers moved to probe a N10bn loan he allegedly took on behalf of the House. Amid a rowdy session, the House resolved to give him 24 hours (up till today) to explain the circumstances under which the loan […]

We insist on the Speakership-Edo Central ACN leaders

BENIN – AS the battle for the Speakership of the Edo State House of Assembly hots up, the leadership of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Edo Central senatorial district, has warned against ceding the position to Edo South which produced the Deputy Governor of the state. This comes as the State House of […]

Ban on rice: Group blasts Customs on inadequate payment of duty

A group, Trans Boarder Traders Association of Nigeria (TBTAN) has blasted the leadership of the Nigeria Customs Service for its inability to collect adequate import duty on rice imported through land borders. President of the group Alhaji Mukaila Okunola who spoke to Vanguard in Lagos said that the reason being the inadequate collection of duty […]

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