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The Politics of de-subsidisation – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – October 25, 2011 – The plan by the federal government to remove fuel subsidies, effective from January 2012, is the latest in the seemingly endless stream of controversial policies that has been flowing from, and unwittingly increasingly defining the Jonathan regime. According to the supporters of de-subsidisation, subsidising […]

C’R 2012 guber: PDP chieftains at war over membership cards

Cold war is brewing within the Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as some chieftains are said to be fighting dirty over who controls and takes custody the membership cards. Daily Sun investigations revealed that the leadership of the party has been factionalised into two following moves by Ambassador Soni Abang, […]

Adamawa 1012: Nyako emerges PDP candidate

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State yesterday emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate at the last primary election held at Lamido Cinena, Yola, having polled 854 votes.  The Chief Returning Officer of the governorship committee and the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, disclosed that the incumbent governor, Murtala Nyako polled 854 […]

State affairs: ACN declares Yakowa missing

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Kaduna State chapter has said that with the increasing spate of insecurity in the State, Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa may have lost grip of the state’s affairs. To this end, the ACN has declared Yakowa missing for allegedly paying nonchalant attitude to the plights of the people, but decided […]

Enugu to spend N502m to conduct LG polls

Chairman of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), Dr. Boniface Eneh has disclosed budgetary plans by the commission to spend N502 million in the planning and conduct of the December 10 local government elections in the state. Dr. Eneh, who had foot dragged before releasing the figure to newsmen in Enugu yesterday, said he […]

Ekiti ejects 30 physically challenged Deltans

Ekiti State Government has ejected over 30 physically challenged Deltans in their various special educational institutions, it was learnt yesterday in Asaba, Delta State capital. The government, it was said, took the decision due to the huge fund being spent on their welfare which it claimed was eating deep into the state lean resources. Besides, […]

Igbo leaders brainstorm on funding tertiary institutions

The downward trend being experienced in the education sector, particularly the higher institutions has been blamed on a dysfunctional system of the system and underfunding in different secondary and tertiary institutions in the country.  This was the thrust of the first ‘Civil Society Summit on the Structure and Funding of 21st Century Higher Education in […]

Aregbesola’s wife charges women in govt

Wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola has called on women holding political power to use their position to better the lot of women and children and prove to men that women are capable of performing enviably in positions of authority. Aregbesola gave the charge at the opening of two days induction course on […]

Extension of detention: Baba Suwe challenges court order

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Baba Suwe Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Detained Lagos-based comedian, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a Baba Suwe, yesterday filed a fresh motion praying a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos to vacate its earlier order made on October 21, empowering the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to […]

Excess crude account: Govs ask court to stop FG from making withdrawals

The lingering crisis over the Excess Crude Account deepened yesterday with state governors praying the Supreme Court to stop the Federal Government from making any withdrawals, howsoever, from the account styled the “Excess Crude Account” (or any account replacing same by any name howsoever) pending the hearing and determination of a suit they filed in […]

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