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The Independence of the Prodigal Son – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma, Lagos, Nigeria – October 10, 2011 – On October 1, 2011,  Nigerians celebrated the 51 st anniversary of the Nigerian independence. It was a day marked by the same usual festivities, civic rituals and elaborate speeches by the president, governors and other governing officials. For its part, the news media trumped up […]

PDTF and Sustainability in Oil Producing Communities – Haruna Manu Isah

By Haruna Manu Isah, Kaduna, Nigeria – October 10, 2011 – The last time this writer checked the Petroleum Technology Development Fund website was just few days ago and realized that it is already 38 years old. That the Fund was established by a military Decree (Now Act) No 25 of 1973 and before then, […]

In Picture:Police smash kidnap cartel, rescue victims

Apprehended suspects with their cache of weapons Men of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued three kidnap victims and arrested two of the kidnappers. The rescued victims are Dr. Godwin Ene, Mr. Rodney Ogagba and Mr. Godwin Okonkwo. learnt that during the rescue mission headed by Mr. Patrick Ejadewe, a Chief Superintendent of Police, […]

In Picture: Passengers injured as bus topples on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Scene of the accident At least 12 people were critically injured when a commercial coastal bus hit the demarcation by the side of the Warewa Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday and toppled over. Passersby promptly gathered around the bus to lift it up, while the injured passengers were rescued from the bus. […]

Grumbling as reps save N200m from committee inauguration

The House of Representatives reportedly saved an estimated N200m from the mass inauguration of its standing committees, findings showed on Sunday.The Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, had on September 29, inaugurated the 89 standing committees of the House jointly in the chambers. The development was a deviation from the convention in place since 1999 when committees […]

EFCC lines up Ogun ex-Speaker, Oladunjoye against Daniel

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded arrangement to enlist the former Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun, as a star witness in the trial of the former state Governor, Gbenga Daniel, who is to appear in court in the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta on Monday (today). Daniel is currently […]

Detained ex-govs: EFCC quizzes 25 aides, contractors

  At least 25 aides of the three embattled governors in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were at the weekend quizzed by the operatives of the anti-graft agency. Some of the quizzed aides, spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said would be called as witnesses against their former principals. The 25, […]

Nigeria’s President Jonathan: A successful outing at UN? – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu, NNP, October 10, 2011 – President Jonathan optimistic address to the United Nations Assembly can be a powerful message of positive re-branding and assurance to the world community. This is not the first time that President Jonathan has addressed United Nations General Assembly. But his recent outing at the at the 66th […]

EFCC to arraign Daniel, Alao-Akala, Doma today as ex Gombe gov. Goje surrenders

FORMER Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel and his two other erstwhile colleagues, Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo) and Aliu Akwe Doma (Nassarawa), may be arraigned today at an Abuja High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud committed against their states while at the helms of affairs there.        […]

Ex Gombe Gov., Goje, surrenders to EFCC

  Ex-Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Danjuma Goje, surrendered on Monday morning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at its headquarters in Abuja. Goje, who is a now a senator, arrived at the EFCC office at 5.30am in company with some senators and aides. He was immediately taken into custody for interrogation. Goje, who […]

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