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Plot against Speaker: How Bankole got off the hook

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday found their Speaker, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, NOT guilty of embezzling any member’s salary and allowances as insinuated by Rep Dino Melaye on Wednesday. Mr. Melaye who had been suspended last June along with 10 others for making serious allegation against the Speaker had invoked Order 5 of […]

Kids Evacuated Over Bomb Scare in Enugu School

  AN unexploded substance suspected to be a bomb was discovered on the premises of a church housing a nursery school in Enugu yesterday. The school, which is located on the premises of Our Saviour Anglican Church, One Day Road Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Council Area was in session when workmen digging a sewage pit […]

Siasia Goes For First Trophy, As 2011 WAFU Cup Ends

  With the ‘stubborn’ Ghana’s Black Stars now behind it, the Super Eagles Team B looks unstoppable for the 2011 WAFU Nations Cup title. Apart from Coach Samson Siasia hoping to write his name in gold as Nigeria’s coach at the senior level, the Aminu Maigari-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is looking […]

A Holiday from Politics – By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – May 13, 2011 – The morning had come after the stormy and thundery preceding night. All was calm save for the chirping of birds echoing in the backyard and the rustling of leaves in the trees outside. “What would you advise me to do?” the new president […]

Abati: The National Assembly’s unfinished tasks – By Reuben Abati

TWO proposals by the National Assembly, class of 2007, seeking to wind up ahead of the transition to another government in May 2011, do not seem to make sense, or rather should be carefully interrogated. It is a matter of public record that the National Assembly is perhaps the worst hit by the gale of […]

77 Senators Okay Mark For Senate Presidency

North Central Caucus Offers Block Vote   Ex-Senate Whip Backs S’East For Reps Speaker A GROUNDSWELL of support has developed for  the bid of  David Mark to assume a fresh presidency of the Senate. Already, no fewer than 77 senators across the six geopolitical zones of the country have endorsed him while senators from the […]

Jonathan For Katsina-Alu’s Wife’s Burial Today

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan will lead a high powered Federal Government delegation to the burial of Mrs Victoria Mimidoo Katsina-Alu, wife of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Aloysius Katsina Alu at the country home of the Chief Justice at Tse-Alu, Mbayem, Ushongo local council of Benue State today. In an interview with The Guardian […]

EFCC Declares Atuche, Akingbola’s Wife Wanted Over Fresh N56B Fraud Case

THE Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission (EFCC), yesterday in a statement made available to The Guardian, declared former Managing Director of Bank PHB, Francis Atuche and wife of detained former Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Bank , Mrs. Anthonia Akingbola, wanted over alleged theft of N56 billion depositors’ funds. The former Chief Financial Officer of Bank […]

2011 polls: How Army arrested 108 suspects

Soldiers from the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, said over 108 hoodlums and political thugs were arrested at the last gubernatorial and state Assembly elections. Dangerous weapons such as machetes, dynamites, axe, dane guns, locally made pistols, 7.62mm live rounds of ammunitions, charms, cartridges, mobile phones were recovered from the hoodlums, among them women in […]

Investigation reveals that Yar’Adua died poor, without a house of his own

Last week, when the Federal Government and, indeed, Nigerians marked the first anniversary of the death of the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, not many knew that for the family, there was not much to cheer about the former number one citizen of the country. This is so because he did not leave anything, in […]

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