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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 […]

Let Us keep an Eye on George Uriesi – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A Kila, London, UK – October 30, 2011 – Just in case he is not aware or he is tempted to forget, someone needs to remind the newly appointed Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), George Uriesi, that he has more than an important job on his hands. In […]

Bomb scare in Benin

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 […]

Islamic cleric killed in Borno

An Islamic cleric was shot dead in Maiduguri over the weekend by gunmen suspected to be of Boko Haram sect, even as an early morning bomb blast targeted against the Joint Task Force (JTF) men rocked the city yesterday. Some gunmen were said to have stormed the residence of the Islamic cleric, Ali Gana at […]

Senate summons FCT minister over award of contracts in foreign currency

Monday, October 31, 2011 • Bala Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Senate has summoned Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration, Senator Bala Mohammed and the Due Process Office over the award of some road contracts in Abuja in foreign currency. Similarly, Senate may also summon the Comptroller General of […]

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