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Group lauds Tambuwal over salary cut

A group, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has commended the proposed plan by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to reduce the jumbo pay of members as a good step with utmost interest of Nigerians. Speaking through its executive chairman, Debo Adeniran, the Coalition urged the 7th House of Representative members to be […]

Uduaghan shuts maternity home, says it’s a deadly place

Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Udaughan, has ordered the immediate  closure of a maternity home at Cable Point,  Asaba. Uduaghan, who gave the order when he paid a surprise visit to the maternity, said the place was operating beyond its mandate. He described the Maternity as a deadly centre capable of sending patients to their […]

Lagos to reduce foreign medical treatment-Fashola

Lagos State  governor, Mr.  Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Friday reiterated the commitment of his administration to reducing, to its barest minimum, the number of medical cases taken abroad from the state for treatment, saying the capital flight resulting from such foreign treatments was not good for the state. Fashola, who spoke at the Lagos House, […]

Jonathan asks Niboro to handover: Reuben Abati may replace him

IN what appears to be a confirmation of media reports that the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Guardian Newspapers, Mr Reuben Abati,is to replace the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Ima Niboro, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday asked his spokesman to prepare for a handover to another appointee yet […]

Monarch Accused of Rape Remanded in Prison

A CHIEF magistrate court in Osun State has ordered a monarch in the state, Oba Adebukola Alli, the Alowa of Ilowa in Obokun Local Government Area of the state, to be remanded in prison custody. The embattled monarch is standing trial for alleged raping of a 23-year-old member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who […]

Fashola’s Cabinet: House Confirms Entire List

ALL the 37 cabinet nominees sent to the Lagos State House of Assembly by Governor, Babatunde Fashola, have scaled through the screening process and had their nominations confirmed. The Speaker, Mr. Ikuforiji Adeyemi, said that 21 of them would be Commissioners while 16 would be Special Advisers.       The exercise, which lasted three […]

El-Rufai ‘Invited’ For Questioning, Not ‘Arrested’, Says SSS

  No, He Was Arrested – Aide THE State Security Service (SSS) yesterday faulted reports of alleged arrest of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, saying that he was merely invited to explain the “distorted” figures he published in a national newspaper regarding public expenditure. El-Rufai had, in an article […]

Photo #18 – Ministers being sworn in by President Jonathan – July 2, 2011

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President Swears in 14 Ministers, Returnees Retain Former Portfolios

TWELVE returnee Ministers and two new ministerial appointees, yesterday, took the oath of office and allegiance before President Goodluck Jonathan at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa Abuja, with the President directing the 12 returnees to return back to the Ministries they superintended before the dissolution of the cabinet on May 29. The ministers […]

The Cost of Governance (II) – By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

Quite a few readers of the first part of this article wondered why I failed to include what it costs the federation to pay the salaries and allowances of lawmakers in the state and federal legislatures. My response to the enquiries is that except there is absolute clarity on how much the legislators are paid, […]

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