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Presidential Aides: Jonathan Bows to Reps, Forwards List

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday bowed to the demand of the House of Representatives that he formally communicates to it the list of the 20 special advisers he had earlier sent to the Senate for approval. In a letter dated July 1, 2011, read by the speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Jonathan formally […]

Boko Haram: NYSC Members Besiege Hqtrs For Redeployment

In an expression of heightened concern over the growing insecurity in the country, especially in the north, about 20,000 corps members posted to the northern states have besieged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters in Abuja, to seek redeployment. This scenario played out yesterday morning as prospective 2011 batch ‘B’ corps members waiting to […]

10 die in Lagos collapsed building •More still trapped •6 killed in Sango Ota auto crash

Nigerian Tribune gathered that almost all members of the three different families who resided in the No. 4 residence on the street were still trapped in the debris at press time. However, the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) had since rescued the Secretary of Community Development Association (CDA), Mr Tajudeen Adeyemi, and his wife who […]

How to develop Nigeria, by Okonjo-Iweala, Nnaji, others

THE  Senate resumed screening of ministerial nominees yesterday with  candidates  listing ways of  realising the Vision 20:2020 agenda of the Federal Government. Among those screened were former Special Adviser to the President on Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji  (Enugu State) and  former Minister of Finance and Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. As […]

Edo plans return of schools to missions

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said the state government is considering the possibility of returning schools to missions to ensure that the government’s investment in the schools are not left to rot. Speaking on Wednesday at the foundation-laying of a new model college at the old Pilgrims Baptist College, Ewohinmi, Edo Central, the […]

Senate confirms Okonjo-Iweala, Aganga, Obada, Mohammed

THE Senate on Wednesday confirmed another set of 10 ministerial nominees, bringing the total number to 24 out of the 34 names forwarded for screening and confirmation by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate. The Senate last week confirmed the nomination of 14, remaining 10 nominees to pass through the process. Those confirmed on Wednesday […]

ACN govs agree to pay N18,000 new minimum wage

GOVERNORS of the states controlled by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) met in Lagos State, on Wednesday and agreed to pay the new minimum wage of N18,000 being demanded by civil servants. Most state governors, except Governor Babatunde Fashola, had said they could not pay the new wage, because of paucity of funds. A […]

Adeboye inaugurates own library, gallery at Redemption Camp

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Wednesday, formally declared open a library and gallery conceptualised by his wife, Folu, at the Redemption Camp. At the opening ceremony, the centre was named Open Heaven International Centre. According to Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, the library and gallery was […]

4 INEC workers arraigned for allegedly tampering with ballots

Four staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s court on charges of alleged tampering with ballot papers used in the last general election in Ekiti East Local Government Area. The four accused, out of the seven that were arrested by the police […]

Airport: Jigawa govt collaborates with German firm

THE Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has met with a German construction firm that constructed the Wiesbaden Airport, a move seen as an effort to actualise its quest to make the state an investment haven, going by its plan to establish an airport that will boost economic activities. This was disclosed by the chief […]

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