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Ministerial list: Technocrats, politicians on collision course

Strong indications emerged on Saturday that core politicians may have a limited place in the new cabinet being put together by President Goodluck Jonathan. The development, SUNDAY PUNCH gathered, is already causing bad blood between the nation’s political class and technocrats as the chances of the former get slimmer by the day. Our correspondents learnt […]

Election tribunal throws out lawmaker’s request

The Election Petitions Tribunal for the national and state assembly elections in Cross River State has refused to grant a motion exparte brought by the member representing Obubra 1 state constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Fabian Okpa. Okpa, who contested the April 26 election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, […]

Chukwu, Okpala others back Siasia

Samson Siasia’s team list for the Argentina, Ethiopia games generated some debate but experts say they are agreeable with the list as it appears, writes PIUS AYINOR When Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia released his team list for the next games to the media on Thursday, most of the names seen on the list were […]

Sex and two big men

 If doomsday didn’t come on Saturday, that is little consolation to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Both big men just found out that the wages of sexual sin is social death, maybe even physical death. Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, recently admitted that he fathered a now 13-year-old boy with one of his household […]

Ivorians laud Nigeria, France for intervention in crisis

Ivorians on Saturday in Yamoussoukro roared with applause at the mention of Nigeria, France, Burkina Faso and the United Nations during the investiture of President Alassane Outtara on Saturday. In the highly attended ceremony held at the Houphouet Boigny Foundation, Ivorians expressed their gratitude by giving standing ovation to the three countries and the UN. […]

N’Assembly Mounts Pressure on Jonathan to Sign 2011 Budget

INDICATION emerged yesterday that the leadership of the National Assembly is mounting pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to assent to the 2011 Appropriation Bill despite the alleged injection of N500 billion into the budget by the House of Representatives. A source in the Presidency who pleaded anonymity disclosed to The Guardian yesterday that the leadership […]

Obama’s Speech: Going Back to Pre-1967 Borders Unrealistic – Israel

MIXED reactions have continued to trail United States’ (U.S.) President Barack Obama’s new policy outlines for the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of revolts and elusive peace in the two regions. From the affected two regions, West Africa and America, it was a diversity of commendations and attacks for the Obama address […]

Abati: The beggars’ opera in Lagos- By Reuben Abati

  IT is difficult to believe the statement allegedly made by the Special Adviser on Youth, Sports and Social Development, Dolapo Badru, to the effect that there is a law in Lagos state which makes the giving of alms to beggars anywhere in the state, an offence punishable by two years imprisonment without an option […]

Police Deploy 20,000 Officers For Rivers Council Polls

AHEAD of the chairmanship and councillorship election scheduled to hold in Rivers State today, the Rivers State Police Command has deployed 20,000 officers and other security agents to ensure adequate security. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt   while briefing journalists on the preparedness of police for […]

SSS Arrests Syndicate Allegedly Sending Inciting Text Messages

FOLLOWING rumours of impending crisis in Kaduna State, the State Security Service (SSS) has smashed a syndicate that specialized in sending threat messages to unsuspecting members of the public with a view to causing trouble and extorting money from them. The suspects have engaged in disseminating messages of impending crisis by promoting religious disharmony among […]

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