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Nigeria’s Economy: Inflation, GDP Growth and Jobs – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu, NNP, Sept. 23, 2011 – Nigeria’s grip on inflation rate is becoming consistent at third quarter with a single digit at 9.3 percent, and with an impressive economic growth rate at 7.72 percent in August. So far a significant development and good track record is brewing, for at the beginning of third […]

Jonathan at the UN meets world leaders, advocates preventive diplomacy

  PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has urged the international community and the United Nations (UN) to support both financially and technically the efforts of African nations in conflict preventive strategies. Jonathan yesterday continued his five-day visit to New York as part of the activities marking the 66th UN General Assembly, meeting with several world leaders. Accompanied […]

UN, others vindicated Nigeria on Libya’s crisis, says govt

THE Federal Government has disclosed that the recognition accorded the Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) by the United Nations (UN) through its Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, as well as the African Union (AU) and South Africa on Tuesday have finally vindicated Nigeria’s position that the new interim government in Tripoli is the legitimate government of Libyans. […]

Delta Re-run: Uduahgan Floors Ogboru

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan By  Adibe Emenyonu The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Thursday struck out the appeal filed by Chief Great Ogboru of Democratic People’s Party (DPP) against the decision of the lower tribunal which upheld the declaration of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as the winner of the governorship re-run election held January 6, 2011 […]

Kogi Poll: Isa, Alfa, Onukaba Withdraw from Race

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi State, took a turn for the worse Thursday, when four of the aspirants vying for the position opted out at the twilight of the election. The aspirants, who withdrew from the governorship primary include Alhaji Jibrin Isah; former Special Assistant to former […]

Nigeria Needs $10bn Annually to Achieve 40,000 MW

 Minister of Power, Prof. Bath Nnaji, By Crusoe Osagie The Federal Government Thursday  said for Nigeria to achieve 40,000 Megawatts by 2020, it has to make an investment of $10 billion annual over the next 10 years. Minister of Power, Prof. Bath Nnaji, however, explained that government did not have such money and said that […]

Mark: Nigeria to Deepen Democratic Institutions

 Senate President, David Mark By  Kunle Akogun Senate President, David Mark, has restated the resolve of the Federal Government to strengthen democratic institutions as part of efforts towards deepening democracy in the country. Such efforts, he said, include capacity building for the legislative arm of government, ensuring independence of the judiciary, reliable and credible media […]

Killer-wife Insists;My Husband was a Cultist

Mrs Ngozi Funmi Ademoye, who confessed to killing her husband, Kazeem, last Friday, spoke for the first time Thursday, insisting that her husband was indeed a cultist. In giving graphic details of the events that led to the eventual murder of her husband, the suspect now held at the Force CID, Panti, Lagos, explained that […]

At Last, INEC Appeals Ruling on 5 Govs’ Tenure

Despite its denials, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday asked the Supreme Court to hold that the tenures of five state governors expired on May 29, this year. The five governors are Ibrahim Idris (Kogi), Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa). Counsel to the commission, Mr. […]

Abia Killer Cop Arraigned, Remanded in Custody

Abia State Police Command Thursday commenced prosecution of the police corporal, Umar Mohammed, who killed a fellow officer, Clement Amaechi, for some inexplicable reasons. Mohammed was arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Umuahia, where he was charged with the killing of Amaechi  by “shooting him in the heart with AK 47 rifle, which caused his […]

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