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Islamic Banking: Sanusi warns Muslims against joining issues with Christians

KANO – The Central Bank Governor, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has cautioned Muslim faithful not to join issues with Christians over their opposition to the proposed introduction of Islamic Banking System in the country, saying the idea for the new system was rooted in the 1999 Constitution. Sanusi who addressed Muslim clerics in Kano, weekend, […]

ECAPS Cambridge Offers ‘Cambridge Experience’ to young Nigerians

Submitted by Anthony A.  Kila In a bid to position young people for the challenges of professional education and leadership, the Cambridge based European Centre of Advanced and Professional Studies (ECAPS), with input from the undergraduate admission offices of the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London is offering a 3 week holiday session to Nigerians, […]

Nine die in fresh Borno bomb blast, attacks

LESS than 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan told the Boko Haram sect that “enough is enough,” the group struck yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State killing five people in bomb blast. Ten others were injured and taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). Also, armed men suspected to be members of the group […]

IG plans mass transfer of southern officers to northern states

LAGOS – TENSION  engulfed the rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force, weekend, followinag stories making rounds that the police authorities may soon carry out massive transfer of officers and men from the southern part of the country to the northern states. The rumour which spread across police formations in the southern states created […]

Oyo Gov. Ajimobi, declares assets

IBADAN—GOVERNOR of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has made good his promises to declare his assets towards running a prudent and transparent government. It will be recalled that Governor Ajimobi, during his campaign, prayed “God to stop him from becoming governor, if he will get there and spoil the reputation of his family.” The governor […]

IBB lectures Jonathan on governance (IBB of all people)

ABUJA—FORMER Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, weekend, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to shed sentiments and imbibe statesmanlike traits in his handling of the increasing challenges against his government. Babangida said in a statement that the caution became necessary in the face of unnecessary distractions which aides and those he termed sycophants were causing for the […]

Violent robberies: Banks, police plan new security measures

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of First Bank Plc., Mr. Bisi Onasanya, has said the recent violent robbery attack on one of the bank’s branches in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, is a reflection of the level of decadence in the country, saying banks were already in discussion with the police hierarchy on how […]

Apologise in seven days, Oba of Benin tells Edo PDP

The Palace of the Oba of Benin has given a seven-day ultimatum to a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Owere Dickson Imasogie, to tender unreserved apology to the Benin monarch over a statement credited to him that the Oba influenced the victory of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in […]

Ministers’ list: Women express shock over nomination

Nigerian women living abroad have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to consider appointing two women from the Diaspora as Ministers of Women Affairs and Health. When appointed, they believe the women will bring freshness and newness to the country’s democratic life. The Diaspora national coordinator, Women for Change and Development Initiative, Dr. Stella Alhassan, told Sunday […]

Boko Haram: 36 Chadians, 9 Cameroonians killed in Borno

No fewer than 36 nationals of Chad Republic and Cameroon were said to have been killed at the local ‘Burkuttu’ joint at Dala Kabamti ward of Maiduguri metropolitan when gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram opened fire at the ‘Burkuttu’ joint in Borno State, recently. Speaking with Sunday Tribune, leader of the Chadian/Cameroon […]

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