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South-South leaders back Jonathan on growth, caution on post-amnesty

PROMINENT leaders of the South-South geo-political zone have pledged their total support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts to develop the country. But worried by the violence in some parts of the country and other problems, elders and leaders of the area said the meeting was necessary to find solutions to them just as they cautioned […]

Govt cuts overhead expenditure by 30 per cent

  THE Federal Government may have reduced overhead expenditure in the Executive and Legislative arms by 30 per cent in the face of rising personnel cost, which increased from N850 billion to N1.3 trillion between 2009 and 2010. The government has also removed 43,000 “ghost workers” from its payroll in the last one year, as […]

Marriage to Titi was hell –Akolade Arowolo

Akolade claimed he never intended to marry Titilayo ,but was compelled to marry her when she became pregnant while they were dating. He said he had another woman he could’ve married , but that didn’t happen. Though he claimed to love her, Akolade also said life with Titilayo was hellish. They quarreled a lot and […]

Ajimobi explains non-payment of Akala’s salary

The May and June salaries of all political office holders in Oyo State, including former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, his aides, current governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and his aides, are yet to be paid because, after payment of the May minimum wage of N18, 000, in conformity with agitation by workers in the […]

I was once a prisoner, Zamfara Governor tells inmates

Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has advised prison inmates in the state to be patient and faithful to God, saying their stay in prison was a test of faith even as he disclosed that he once found himself in their situation. “I was once a prisoner. Ironically, what happened was that I was to be […]

Nigeria out of All Africa Games soccer: Ghana beat Dream Team 2-0

NIGERIA’s Dream Team V will for the second consecutive time be missing in action at the male football event of the All Africa Games after losing 0-2 to the Black Meteors of Ghana to miss the ticket to Maputo 2011 on away goals’ rule as the two-legged game ended on 3-3 goal aggregate. With a […]

Flood sacks Lagos, Oyo, Taraba •Fashola orders workers, school children to stay at home today

IT was like a replay of the Great Flood during the time of the biblical Noah in some states in the country, especially Lagos, Ogun and Oyo, on Sunday, as long hours of ceaseless rain caused havoc and resulted in casualties, as well as huge material losses. As early as 7.00a.m, the downpour forced residents […]

Nigeria pledges support for newly independent South Sudan

As reactions continue to trail the declaration of the state of South Sudan, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the young country of Nigeria’s preparedness to assist her in the challenges ahead.   President Jonathan who joined other world leaders to witness the swearing-in of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the official hoisting of the nation’s […]

Post presidential election violence premeditated -Ndigbo chieftain

THE post-presidential election violence which took place in most part of the North and which resulted in the death of many innocent Nigerians, including 10 youth corps members has been said to be premeditated. This was disclosed to journalists by the Ndigbo community leader in Kano, Chief Tobias Michael Idika, during the conferment of distinguished […]

Senators, Reps angry with 40% reduction in allowances

SERVING senators and members of the House of Representatives are said to be angry with the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly for allegedly orchestrating a 40 per cent reduction in the allowances of the lawmakers. The revelation first came to the knowledge of the new senators a day after their resumption, […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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