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N19bn scam: Former Works Minister, Lawal, begs for bail

Former Minister of Works, Dr Hassan Lawal, who is standing trial before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has prayed the court to admit him to bail. Lawal is standing trial on laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The court will on June 6 and 7 hear […]

3 dead, 500 arrested, 60 cars damaged as police, MASSOB clash

Three loyalists of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, are feared dead, while about 60 hired commercial vehicles used by the activists were allegedly destroyed by policemen sent to stop the group’s assembly in Owerri, yesterday. The MASSOB members were heading to Owerri, Imo State capital, to mark the […]

Jonathan dissolves cabinet, appoints Anyim SGF

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, appointed Senator Anyim Pius Anyim as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. The announcement which was conveyed in a statement by the Federal Government last night also  confirmed the formal dissolution of the federal cabinet and the expiration of the tenure of the National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Andrew […]

Report or be declared wanted, EFCC tells indicted govs

ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has started inviting some of the governors whose immunity expired on Sunday as new helmsmen took over the administration of their states. Also, some of them, believed to have fled the country, and who do not honour the commission’s invitation will be declared wanted promptly. Meantime, the commission has […]

Zoning: The Fire Next Time – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe – London, UK – May 30, 2011 – From all indications the issues raised by the PDP’s zoning and power rotation arrangements during the party’s acrimonious presidential primaries are far from resolved. At that time the anti-zoning lobby advanced several arguments why zoning and power rotation arrangements were either not good […]

Jonathan & co: Swear them in by axe & cutlass – By Hakeem Babalola

By Hakeem Babalola, Budapest, Hungary – May 30, 2011 – Ogun the god of iron! O’lomi nle f’eje we (he who has plenty of water to bath yet prefers blood).  O’laso nle f’imo kimo bora! Ogun l’akaiye Osinmole! Onile kangunkangun orun! I simply love Ogun’s oriki… Nigerians in government are known for their total disregard […]

THE NIGERIAN FRONT: An Accountable Government- By Remi Jibowu & Dr. Olu Ojedokun

Some have questioned the legitimacy of the new Jonathan Administration and constantly remind us of the violence, which greeted some of the disputed election results.   We, however, deal with Nigeria as we find it, whilst noting the rights of others to pursue their grievances through constitutional means.   We of ‘The Nigerian Front’ intend to […]

Boko Haram: Churches cancel Sunday services in Borno

The inauguration ceremony and Democracy Day celebration in Maiduguri, Borno State capital yesterday was done under heavy security, even as many churches suspended their Sunday services following rumour of planned attacks by the Boko Haram men.  The city was  gripped with fear at the weekend as rumour made the round that  Boko Haram was planning […]

Security checks almost mar inauguration

That security around and within the Eagle Square Abuja, venue of the presidential inauguration was tight would be an understatement as all roads leading to the three arms zone were effectively cordoned off by stern looking security officials. Even though, there was an inauguration committee put in place to take care of all aspects of […]

Bomb blasts rock Bauchi Army barracks

Bomb explosions rocked the 23 Artillery Brigade headquarters in Bauchi at about 8.25 p.m yesterday, killing five people and injuring several others. The commissioner of Police, Muhammed Indabawa confirmed the casualties during a telephone interview with journalists. The Public Relations Officer of the Brigade, Major Etete also confirmed that two bombs exploded at the Shadawaka […]

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