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I won’t stay in office beyond 2015, Jonathan insists

AT two separate fora yesterday in Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan said he had no intention to stay in the Presidential Villa beyond May 29, 2015. Jonathan point blank, said insinuations that his single term proposal was to further his grip on power were misplaced. He told Nigerians flying the kite to desist from it. At the […]

Sultan opposes troops in Borno, absolves Boko Haram of violence

he warned against the breach of Nigeria’s unity, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked other Nigerians to stop antagonising the Muslim community. To the opponents of Islamic banking, Sultan said the bickering on the matter was unnecessary because, “we are […]

4 policemen arrested for robbery• Several millions recovered from gang leader’s account

Four policemen attached to one of the Mobile Units of the Lagos State police command have been arrested for armed robbery. However, the Force has declared a manhunt for one other, who is currently on the run. Recovered  from the alleged gang leader, Eboma Onyeka’s account was money running into several millions of naira. Daily […]

2 corps members, NYSC staffer die in auto crash in Kogi

It was a gloomy afternoon on Tuesday in Kogi State when two corps members who were just discharged from their orientation camp and one National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) staff lost their lives in an auto crash along Kabba/Okene Road. The incident happened at about 2.15 pm when the corps members, numbering five, including a […]

Boko Haram ‘ll soon fizzle out –Defence minister

Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed gave an assurance yesterday that the Boko Haram crisis would soon be resolved.  According to him, if the Niger Delta and Plateau crises could be settled, Boko Haram would not be different. He spoke to reporters in Kaduna shortly after inspecting some facilities at the Nigerian Defence Academy […]

Get me out of Russia! To revive my career

When Obafemi Martins left Italy for England in search of greener pasture, he never imagined that a time like this would come when he would beg to go back to the land of the Azurris to revive his carrier. Though, now based in Russia, were he plies his trade with Rubin Kazan, Obagoal is not […]

Zoning: Obasanjo is selfish, says Atiku

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s warning on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zoning is sheer hypocrisy, his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar has said. The former vice president was responding to reports credited to Obasanjo in  national dailies yesterday, that the party should go back to its zoning arrangement. He suggested that House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. […]

We can’t trust Jonathan – •Opposition says President is seeking tenure elongation

President Goodluck Jonathan’s plan to send a bill to the National Assembly for a single six-year term for President and governors was yesterday criticized by opposition parties. In unison, they argued that the plan is deceptive, fraudulent and an attempt at tenure elongation by Jonathan. The President had said that he will not benefit from […]

Imo trains doctors, others on emergency rescue mission

Determined to rescue the health sector and save lives of its citizens, Imo State government, on Wednesday, concluded the training of doctors, paramedics and security personnel in emergency response mission with respect to accidents and other disasters. No fewer than 1,000 participants, drawn from the public and private sectors, benefited from the exercise. About 15 […]

Naira value slides against dollar

The naira weakened against the U.S. dollar on the interbank market on Wednesday after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) failed to meet banks’ demand for foreign currencies at its bi-weekly auction. The naira traded at N152.95 per dollar at the interbank market, compared with N152.52 on Tuesday and weaker than N152.30 to the dollar […]

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