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Nigeria’s Gold Medal winning Olympic sprinter, Sunday Bada, dies at 42

The Nigerian sports world was thrown into mourning on Tuesday as it learnt of Sunday Bada’s death. KAZEEM BUSARI writes on the deceased plans for athletics. Deathis inevitable. But when it comes calling at dawn, at an hour too soon to lose a gem, the pain becomes unbearable. Such was the state the Nigerian sports […]

Hundreds flee as another bomb blast rocks Maiduguri

A man suspected to be a member of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram on Tuesday morning lost his life while detonating an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in London Chiki area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Also, several people were injured in the blast while hundreds of people fled […]

Same sex marriage: Nigeria should respect human rights —EU

THE European Union delegation to Nigeria, on Tuesday, urged Nigeria to respect international treaties and conventions on freedom of individuals. Addressing journalists in Abuja, head of the delegation, Ambassador David MacRae, said his group was worried with some provisions of the draft law on gay marriage but, however, said the delegation was not dictating to Nigeria […]

SSS nabs fraudsters using Jonathan’s, Anyim’s names in P/H

The Rivers State command of the  State Security Service (SSS), on Tuesday, paraded three suspects who have allegedly attempted to defraud some influential Nigerians, impersonating President Goodluck Jonathan and the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. Addressing journalists while parading the three suspects, the state  Director of SSS, Mr Segun Agbaje, said […]

Special corruption courts take off in Abuja, Lagos

IMPLEMENTATION of the reforms proposed for the judiciary by the 28-man stakeholders’ committee set up by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, will begin in January 2012, Nigerian Tribune has exclusively learnt. The report of the Justice Mohammed Uwais-led committee, containing the proposed reforms, is expected to be officially presented to him […]

65,000 barrels of crude not missing, says NNPC

THE management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday faulted media report that the corporation was unable to account for 65,000 barrels of crude supply out of the 445,000 barrels allocated to it daily by government at international market price for domestic refining. In a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs […]

Alex Ibru’s burial rites begin today

AS Dr. Alex Uruemu Ibru, Founder, Chairman and Publisher of Guardian Newspapers Limited, who died on Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Lagos begins his final journey to eternity today, more eminent persons and organizations have continued to pay him tributes. Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Chief Emeka Anyaoku and the former Anambra State Governor Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife […]

No more half implementation of budget, Tambuwal tells Jonathan

Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday reminded the executive that the only way to prove to Nigerians that government is alive to its responsibilities is to implement the 2012 budget fully. Making a closing remark after President Goodluck Jonathan delivered the 2012 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly, Tambuwal […]

Review Electoral Act now –Cross River INEC chief

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner for Cross River State, Mr. Mike Igini, has advocated for the urgent revolutionary review of some provisions of the Electoral Act with regard to the operations of the commission. Ingini insisted that the provisions of the Electoral Act that made INEC a mere administrative body without regulatory powers […]

2012 budget: Fulfill your budget promises, Mark tells Jonathan

Senate President David Mark has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill all promises made concerning full implementation of the 2012 budget. Mark said this during his opening address to the joint session of the National Assembly on the presentation of the 2012 budget proposals by the President yesterday. The Senate President bemoaned past promises made […]

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