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FG to spend N1.3bn on fueling generators

Minister of Finance, Okonjo Iweala         Despite current efforts to increase the level of power generation in the country, the Federal Government plans to spend more than N1.31bn in fueling generators in the 2012 budgetary year. Findings by our correspondents showed that the Presidency would spend N99.8m to fuel generators at the […]

FIRS arrests FCDA boss over N28.2bn unremitted taxes

Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, Executive Chairman, FIRS         The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Wednesday arrested the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Mr. Adamu Ismaila, for N28.2bn unremitted taxes. Adamu was picked up in his office at about 12.03pm by an enforcement team from the FIRS led by the director […]

Abdulmutallab demands new lawyer

Umar AbdulMutallab       Nigerian-born terror suspect, Umar AbdulMutallab, has asked for a new lawyer. The student, who is awaiting sentencing by a United States federal court in Michigan  for allegedly trying to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day in 2009, said his  current lawyer, Anthony Chambers, deceived him,  Detroit Free Press […]

UK council blacklists UNIJOS, UNN, other medical graduates

 Minister of Education, Prof. Rugayyatu Rufa’i         The British General Medical Council has barred medical graduates of nine Nigerian universities from practising in the United Kingdom. The GMC, an independent body of regulators which registers medical doctors to practise in the UK, in a directory released on Wednesday, blacklisted  medical graduates that […]

Picture: Husband of slain banker, Akolade, arraigned for murder

Alleged wife killer, Akolade Arowolo (second left), during his appearance at Ikeja High Court in Lagos … on Wednesday. Photo: Goke Famadewa.         Akolade Arowolo, who allegedly killed his banker wife, Titilayo, was on Wednesday arraigned for murder at a Lagos High Court in Ikeja. Arowolo is facing one count of murder, […]

Army establishes special squad to combat Boko Haram

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika         The Nigerian Army has established a special squad to combat the menace of Boko Haram. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, who spoke at a two-day security awareness workshop organised by the Nigerian army on Wednesday,  said  the suicide attacks […]

FG knows Bola Ige’s killers – Lam

Bola Ige         Former Oyo State Governor and leader, Action Congress of Nigeria in Oyo State, Chief Lamidi Adesina, on Wednesday said the inability of the Federal Government to expose the killers of the late Chief Bola Ige, 10 years after, should not be surprising because the Federal Government knew about the […]

Kogi Deputy Gov. Onoja blasts Sowore over comment on daughter

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