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Drama as CPC Reps deny sacking by S’Court

There was a dramatic twist, on Sunday, to the alleged sacking of two senators and eight members of the House of Representatives by the Supreme Court on Friday, as the affected legislators said the apex court’s decision was “turned upside-down to mislead the public.”  There were reports on Saturday that the 10 lawmakers, who were […]

My husband’s generosity backfired – Wife of slain ex-General

Saratu (Inset: Uwagbe and Saratu)         Saratu, the wife of a retired Brigadier-General, Umar Uwagbe, who was allegedly murdered by men he leased a piece of land to, has regretted that her husband’s generosity “backfired”. Uwagbe had leased the land to his neighbour, Samuel Sosu, for commercial farming but due to breach […]

Why PDP plotted to kill me – Gov. Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has said the Peoples Democratic Party plotted to kill him in 2007 in order to put the state in perpetual bondage. Aregbesola made this assertion at the Oroki Day celebration held at the Osogbo Township Stadium,  on Saturday. He recalled that his personal vehicle was riddled with bullets when he […]

FRSC warns road users, impounds rickety vehicles

Ebonyi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Chidi Ede has said that his command will make road users have an accident- free period during the Christmas. Worried about the influx of rickety vehicles, he directed that all rickety vehicles would be impounded by his men on patrol during the yuletide as […]

Zamfara: Police arrest man, 30, for forging governor’s signature

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Umar Faruk who forged Zamfara Governor’s signature and fake Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Finance Aliyu Mohammed Maizinari after awarding N2.25billion contract with alleged forged signature. The suspects were also said to have awarded another contract with their forged governor’s signature for the supply of, Toyota Camry cars worth N500 […]

Senators’ Forum faults 2012 budget

The Senators’ Forum (SF) has faulted the Federal Government’s allocation for the recurrent and capital expenditure in the 2012 budget. The forum said at the weekend that such allocations had shown that government had not learnt from past experiences. The forum, consisting of past and serving senators, said this at a meeting with Senate President […]

Nzeribe to Jonathan: Remove corruption subsidy before that of fuel

Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe has lamented that irrespective of the campaign by the Federal Government on the need to rid the nation of fraud in public offices, the campaign has not yielded any result. As a way of tackling the problem, Nzeribe challenged President Goodlcuk Jonathan to first remove the government subsidy on gross and […]

Ojukwu: Dame Jonathan visits Bianca

First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday paid a condolence visit to Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. Mrs Jonathan, who declared that Nigeria’s history would not be completed without the Ikemba Nnewi, was accompanied to the GRA Enugu residence of the former Biafran warlord by the Enugu State Governor, […]

Retired headmaster, 95 kidnapped in Delta

Ogharefe clan, Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State has been thrown into confusion following the reported kidnap of its community leader, Pa Emmanuel T. Ofa. Pa Ofa, 95, who retired as a primary school headmaster, is believed to be the oldest man in Adagboyeri Community in Ogharefe. Popularly called E.T. Ofa, […]

Eight killed as police, Boko Haram clash in kano

Four suspected members of Boko Haram were killed in Kano State in bloody shootouts between the members of the sect and the police, while a total of 14 members arrested. The sect killed four Police officers, while one officer was injured in the bloody operations that rocked the state in the past few days. Police […]

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