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Govt, Labour talks on new pay deadlocked

HOPE of a truce that will stop tomorrow’s planned strike by organised Labour appeared to have fizzled out yesterday, as the meeting of the nation’s Labour union leaders and representatives of the Federal Government as well as other stakeholders failed to reach an agreement on the minimum wage imbroglio. However, another round of talks is […]

Govt adopts fresh options to tackle insecurity

AS part of efforts to rise to the security challenges in the country, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has adopted fresh options even as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim, disclosed yesterday that the police were not contacted by the military when the latter intercepted some explosives recently in the […]

Islamic banking: CBN chief escapes corps members’ wrath in Asaba

 DELTA State Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mrs. Elizabeth Agu, weekend, narrowly escaped the wrath of some youth corps  members in the state, when she delivered a paper by the CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, which touched on the controversial Islamic banking system soon to be introduced in the country. Agu who […]

Ekiti group berates Fayemi over sack of 5,000 LG workers

The Ekiti Justice Group (EJG) has berated the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi over the sack of 5,300 local government workers in the State, describing the action as “wicked, malicious, retrogressive and ungodly.” EJG said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti yesterday and signed by its Coordinator, Dr Tunji Oluwasanmi, that; “No God-fearing governor would […]

World honours Mandela at 93

Former President Nelson Mandela spent his 93rd birthday with friends and relatives in his rural hometown yesterday, as South Africans paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon through song and community service projects. Millions of South African schoolchildren began their day by singing a special version of “Happy Birthday” To Mandela, leading worldwide chorus of birthday […]

15 killed in Abuja road crash

No fewer than 15 persons died and several others injured in another auto crash along Nyanya/Karu, Mararaba Road in Abuja yesterday when a truck lost control and rammed into about eight other oncoming vehicles. The accident occurred at about 2:30 pm. According to an eyewitness, the truck, which was carrying iron rods had brake failure […]

Police ban movement of explosives (duhhh!)

Amidst increasingly eroding confidence, lack of synergy and discordant tunes emanating from the core security agencies and the military in the wake of rising insecurity, especially in the northern part of the country, the National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi, has initiated steps to harmonise and effectively co-ordinate operational activities of the various agencies. This […]

Kwara Guber petition: Tribunal turns down ACN prayers

The Gubernatorial, National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin and hearing election petition filed by the kwara State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) against the victory of the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s candidate, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday , at the resumed hearing turned down the two prayers sought by the petitioner. The […]

Playing Maradona with Statistics – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Jult 18, 2011 – In his highly regarded book, Lying With Statistics (1954) the American writer, Darrell Huff, discusses the funny business of lying with figures, telling us how intentional or unintentional errors could lead to inaccurate conclusions. Though Huff was not a statistician, his book, which he […]

When The Devil Speaks The Truth, el-Rufai & the Critics-By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – July 18, 20111- A truth told with bad intentions beats all the lies you can invent”. ~ Winston Churchill  Mallam el-Rufai sometime in 2009 had attacked the late Yar’adua’s administration, Mohammed Haruna responding in May 2009, under the title el-Rufai’s Sour Grapes had this to say after an […]

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