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S’East govs, Ohanaeze, demand new revenue sharing formula

THE governors of the five South-East states as well as political leaders of note across the region met yesterday in Enugu where they joined in the clamour for the review of revenue sharing formula as basis for the payment of the new minimum wage. At the meeting held in Government House, Enugu were Secretary to […]

Hope Rises on Nigeria’s Potential After Jonathan’s White House, UN Trips

A  GROUNDSWELL of global goodwill and rising acclaim for Nigeria and its re-elected President Goodluck Jonathan was on display last week at the United Nations, New York and Washington DC, as world leaders expressed the hope that Nigeria would actualise its potentials. For instance, former US President Bill Clinton said, in New York, that Jonathan may turn out […]

How U.S. aided Nigeria’s polls, by Clinton

THE United States (U.S.) has attributed the success of the 2011 elections in Nigeria to the support of Washington and  the appointment of honest people to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In press interviews in Lusaka, Zambia at the weekend at the end of this year’s U.S. African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) summit, which were released […]

Kwara tertiary institution workers resume strike

Workers under the aegis of Unions of Tertiary Institutions in Kwara State comprising four state-owned colleges of education and Islamic studies have declared another round of indefinite strike.  The unions, which include Colleges of Education, Ilorin, Oro and Lafiagi and College of Islamic Studies, Ilorin (COEASU, SSUCOEN and NASU), are demanding for implementation of the 100 percent payment […]

Fear grips ex-militant leaders as Ebi is killed

Panic has gripped ex-militant leaders in Bayelsa State over the assassination of one of them, Ebi Albert from Odioma in Brass Local Government Area of the state.  Recently, General Pastor Reuben had raised the alarm over the security challenges being faced by the ex-militant leaders, considering the way some of them were murdered by gunmen. He […]

Dangote, Adenuga, Elumelu, among 100 influential Africans

President, Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga and Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings and 93 others, have appeared on the list of Top 100 Africans released by London-based New African magazine, in its June edition. Former CEO of the MTN Group, Mr. Phuthuma Nhleko, President, Africa Development […]

Jumbo salary: Lawmakers should make refund, TUC charges EFCC, ICPC

Following the revelation by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAFC) that it had no knowledge of the jumbo salary being collected by the National Assembly members and hordes of other political appointees, organized labour at the weekend expressed disappointment at the development and called for publication of the constitutionally approved emoluments and allowances […]

Charges against Bankole nonsensical –Lawmaker

Former member of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the 16-count charge preferred against former Speaker, Dimeji Bankole, describing it as ‘ridiculous and nonsensical’. He said the selective applications of the anti-graft laws, as demonstrated by the EFCC, has dragged its reputation to the mud […]

Why Abacha refused to release MKO Abiola before he died in detention – Oba Tejuoso

The Osile Oke-Ona, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, has explained why the late General Sani Abacha refused to release the late Chief MKO Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election from detention. The monarch was a member of the 1994/95 Constitutional Conference. He spoke at a media parley […]

We’ve been fasting for 8 years –Abiola family

It was lamentation galore from members of the family of the late winner of the June 12 presidential election, Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola as Nigerians marked the 18th anniversary of the historic election yesterday. Leading the family during a remembrance lecture, which held yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was the younger brother of the […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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