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Imo releases N2.7b for schools’ rehabilitation

AT its maiden meeting on Tuesday, Imo State Executive Council directed the immediate release of N2.47 billion for the rehabilitation and renovation of all primary and secondary schools in the state. Also, all permanent secretaries who were absent when Governor Rochas Okorocha paid an unscheduled visit by 8.00 a.m. at the state secretariat recently, would have […]

AU summit opens without Gaddafi

ORGANISERS printed Muammar Gaddafi’s portrait and mounted it on one of the flags decorating the road to the African Union (AU) summit venue back when he was expected to rule for life. Now his proud face flaps incongruously in the wind here, the only sign of a man who has long dominated this gathering of […]

Why Nigerians are denied visa, by U.S. envoy

THE demand for United States (U.S.) visa far outstrips what the consular section can deal with, rather than a deliberate attempt to shut out qualified travellers from the U.S. Consequently, this is responsible for the apparent delays in the process, which transmutes, in some cases, to denial of application, the U.S. Consular chief in Nigeria, […]

Govt recalls IG from U.S. over insecurity

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has recalled the Inspector- General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, who has been visiting the United States (U.S.), to contend with the alarming insecurity at home. Confirming the recall, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye said Ringim’s planned public lectures and meetings in the U.S. had all been cancelled as he […]

A’Ibom bans Okada; buys off each bike at N50,000

Akwa Ibom State Government has finally banned the use of all motorcycles for any purpose within Uyo capital city. To show how serious the new directive which takes effect from Saturday, July 2, 2011, is, the state government has begun the purchase of motorcycles from their owners at a flat rate of N50,000 irrespective of […]

Ajimobi inaugurates probe panel on Alao-Akala’s contracts

Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor yesterday made good his earlier threat to probe the four year administration of his predecessor, Adebayo Alao-Akala with the setting up of an eight-member contract review committee to investigate all the contracts awarded and implemented during the latter’s tenure. While inaugurating the committee at the Executive Chambers of […]

Soldier, police clash: Lagos drags dismissed soldier to court

Lagos State Solicitor-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro, yesterday, dragged Sunday Ayodeji, 32, the lance corporal who instigated the soldier and police clash at Obanikoro area of Lagos State, to court on a five-count charge. The dismissed soldier was arraigned in the Ikeja Magistrate Court 1 by the Lagos State Government by the prosecutor, Mr. Lawal Pedro, […]

Boko Haram: Bomb threat causes panic in Katsina

A suspected bomb believed to have been planted at the divisional police headquarters in Dutsinma, home town of Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema, by Islamic millitants Boko Haram, has caused severe panic in the town the entire state. The said attempt to blow up the police station came in the wake of penultimate Monday’s explosion […]

Kogi guber poll election holds March 2012 – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all political parties must educate eligible voters ahead of the 2012 governorship election in the state to avoid the low turnout witnessed in the last general elections. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mallam Muhammed Abubakar gave the charge yesterday during a stakeholders’ meeting at the INEC office, Lokoja. […]

NAFDAC intercepts N20m cloned drugs in Onitsha

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), yesterday intercepted cloned drugs valued at N20 million in the commercial city of Onitsha during their routine raid in the area. Addressing journalists on the outcome of the raid, the Deputy Zonal Director of NAFDAC, Mr. Benson Kine said they acted on a […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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