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Jigawa celebrates success in WAEC exams

BY ALIYU DANGIDA DUTSE—Jigawa State is celebrating what it described as the enormous success recorded in the education sector as 10.5 per cent of its secondary students passed the 2010 West African Examinations Council, WAEC, results in the country. In the previous year, only 2.4 per cent of the students passed same examination. In an […]

Reps probe PTDF, DPR, others

THE House of Representatives has set machinery in motion for monitoring the finances and expenditure profiles of all the regulatory agencies in the petroleum industry in Nigeria. The new move by the House is aimed at curbing unlawful spending by the agencies through phoney contract awards, while limiting the expenses of the agencies to those approved […]

Presidency, PDP leaders at war •Over choice of Jonathan’s political adviser

MEMBERS of the  Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some members of the Jonathan/Sambo campaign organisation are currently battling the presidency, over the choice of the new special adviser (political) to President Goodluck Jonathan, whose appointment would be announced any moment from now. It was gathered that the initial moves to […]

‘Why AGF rejected 2007 audited account of EFCC’

THE office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (AGF) rejected the 2007 audited account submitted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2009 because it lacked the mandatory domestic report. This was made known at a news conference in Abuja, on Sunday, by the Director, Extra-Ministerial Affairs at the AGF’s office, Mr Hyacinth Obilor. […]

Judgment day for Jonathan, Buhari •As Supreme Court rules on 2011 presidential election

THE Supreme Court will  today decide whether to strike out the appeals filed by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a ruling delivered by the presidential election petitions tribunal on July 14, which held that the petition filed on a Sunday by the Congress for […]

Reactions trail Alaibe’s non-clearance by PDP

Reactions have continued to trail the non-clearance of Mr Ndutimi Alaibe by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the governorship primaries slated for November 19, 2011, with a pro-Democracy group Internal Democracy Advocacy Network (IDAN) commending the Brig-General Idi Adamu screening committee for sticking by the constitution of the party. Out of the 11 […]

FG, states conflict delays soldiers, others’ salaries

The stalled Federal Account Allocation Committee meeting has resulted in a delay in the payment of the salaries of members of the military, paramilitary organisations, and state and local government employees. THE PUNCHgathered that the October salaries of all government workers under the integrated payroll system were yet to be paid.  The salaries of the […]

Reps, ex-lawmaker differ over planned review of EFCC Act

FOLLOWING the uproar that trailed the planned amendment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act to make provision for a retired justice of the Supreme Court or Appeal Court to head the agency, Chairman, House Committee on Media, Mohammad Zakari, has dismissed as “untrue” insinuations that the move was aimed at sacking the current […]

How bombing of UN house affects literacy scheme, by minister

FG lobbies for ICC judge’s slot EDUCATION Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, at the weekend disclosed to her colleagues at the E9 ministerial meeting in Paris, France that bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja by the Boko Haram sect had slowed down efforts to revitalise Nigeria’s adult and youth literacy programme. Meanwhile, Nigeria has […]

FG reviews strategy for airports’ repairs

THE Federal Government has reviewed its plan for the repair of the nation’s airport in a way that the project will now cost less than the amount initially voted for it. Essentially, the project was to gulp N90 billion if the government were to build new airport terminals. But rather than build new terminals to […]

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