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US to award $3m scholarships to Nigerian students

ABUJA—United States Government has offered $3 million scholarship grants to Nigerian students for the 2011 and 2012 academic year, the US Embassy disclosed yesterday. The scholarship scheme, under the Educational Advisory Centre, according to the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy, James McAnulty, will afford Nigerian students the opportunity of studying in the United […]

Plateau begs FG for N75bn to solve ecological problems

Plateau State Government yesterday approached Federal Government for a total of N75 billion to solve ecological problems created by excessive tin mining in the state. Making the demand in Abuja, when he called on the Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), the Acting Governor of the State, Ambassador Ignatius Datong Longjan stated […]

CPC guber candidate set to appeal judgement

As the Election Petition Tribunal upheld the election of Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State in the 2011 general election, the governorship candidate of the CPC, Haruna Sa’eed Kajuru has described the judgment as compromise, saying he would appeal the judgment. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the tribunal judgment yesterday passed the verdict, Kajuru […]

Tribunal upholds Yakowa’s election

Governorship election tribunal sitting in Kaduna yesterday dismissed the petition brought before it by the Kaduna State governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Haruna Sa’eed Kajuru against Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and upheld the last April election of Yakowa. Delivering the judgment in a pin- drop- silence hall, […]

Jonathan orders release of The Nation’s editor

Managing Editor, (Northern Operations) of The Nation Newspapers, Alhaji Yusuf Alli was yesterday released from police custody on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan. Ali was arrested alongside six other top journalists in the newspaper organisation who had been in the custody of officials at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Abuja since Tuesday. Alli regained […]

Reps in rowdy session over Jonathan’s N98.4bn virement request

Proposal by President Goodluck Jonathan to transfer the sum of N98.4billion from where it was allocated to another in the 2011 budget-led to a rowdy session in the House of Representatives yesterday. Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha who presided over the plenary laboured hard to save the bill from being thrown out later stepped it down […]

N25 billion fraud:Akala gets N500m bail

Justice Moshood Abass of the Oyo State High Court, Ring-Road, Ibadan, yesterday, granted bail to the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and two other accused persons, being prosecuted along with him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Akala, Deputy Senate Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who was also the former […]

Baba Suwe in cocaine mess – Arrested at Lagos Airport for ingesting hard drugs

Friday October 14, 2011 Baba Suwe Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Celebrated actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is being detained at the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for alleged drug trafficking. Baba Suwe was arrested on Wednesday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport […]

Siasia stays – We Can’t sack him – Technical Committee

Nigerians anxiously awaiting pronouncement on the future of the Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Samson Siasia, would have to wait a while, as the technical committee has pushed the final decision on the coach to the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). As reported, the Barrister Christopher Green-led Technical Committee met at the Glass […]

Nigeria at 51: Has This House Really Fallen? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK, October 13, 2011 – When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria (2000), I was probably among the first people given an advance copy of the book a few months before it was formally published.  I was at that time the Books Review Editor of […]

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