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Gov. Aliyu to FG: Negotiate with Boko Haram

*Says no special place in heaven for suicide bombers *Urges FG to repair refineries By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor LAGOS –  Governor Babangida Aliyu of  Niger State  has called for discreet negotiations with the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, who he claimed are inspired by misguided Islamic teachers. Denying popular claims that Islamic suicide bombers […]

FG plans befitting burial for Bada, as Lagos pledges support

BY JACOB AJOM The Federal government of Nigeria will accord the remains of fallen Olympian, Sunday Bada a befitting burial, Vice President, Nnamadi Sambo has said. Speaking at the 2011 J. K. Randle Olympic Dinner through his representative, Tunde Popoola who is the secretary general of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, the vice president said government […]

Oil Subsidy Removal: Jonathan still consulting – Okonjo-Iweala

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & OKEY NDIRIBE ABUJA— Contrary to reports that the federal government has finally removed fuel subsidy, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed yesterday, that Goodluck President Jonathan was sill consulting and would announce his decision on the issue at the end […]

In Picture: Fashola commissions N16bn shopping mall

By MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO IKEJA- Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, commissioned the N16 billion ($100 million) Ikeja City Mall, at Alausa, Ikeja, which was constructed to offer an array of retail services to residents of Lagos. At the inauguration of the 27,000 square metres mall, Fashola said the investment was a clear indication of […]

Reps probe collapse of capital market

By Ben Agande ABUJA—Worried by the deteriorating state of Nigeria’s capital market, House of Representatives, yester-day, directed its Committee on Capital Market and Institutions to carry out a thorough investigation to identify the sector’s latent and manifest problems. Similarly, the House also directed its Committee on Petroleum to investigate the emerging queue at filing stations, […]

kidnapped Italian freed!

YENAGOA (AFP) – An Italian construction worker kidnapped in Nigeria’s main oil region has been freed after being held for a day and following a ransom demand of more than $700,000, officials said Thursday. “He was released on the 10th of December,” said police spokesman Eguavoen Emokpae. A secret police official said a more than […]

Pilots cleared to use iPad during takeoff, landing

WASHINGTON(AFP) – Apple’s iPad has been cleared for use by American Airlines pilots during takeoff and landing in a move that could make bulky flight bags crammed with manuals and charts a thing of the past. American Airlines began testing iPads as “electronic flight bags” last year and a number of other carriers, including United […]

Aviation Ministry gets report of alleged N13bn fraud on radar project

By JIMOH  BABATUNDE IKEJA—The Aviation Ministry has confirmed receiving the report of the alleged N13 billion fraud on the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria Project of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA. This is coming on the heels of denial by the agency that the alleged N13bn fraud discovered in the TRACON project was a […]

New security arrangement foils bank robbery in Ogun

By DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA – Men of Ogun State Police Command yesterday foiled an early morning robbery attempt  on Wema Bank along Idi-Iroko road in Ota, Ado-Odo Local Government Area of Ogun State  allegedly leaving many of the robbers injured. The  robbers, according to the eye witnesses were  10 in number. They were said to […]

One wounded in airforce, robbers’ shoot-out

By EVELYN USMAN ABEOKUTA—Nigerian Air Force personnel from Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday, engaged a 12-man robbery gang operating on Ota/Idiriko Road, Ogun State, in a shoot-out and foiled the gang’s attempt to snatch vehicles. The bandits reportedly stormed the ever-busy road in two unmarked vehicles which they used to block the road. Thereafter, they […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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