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FG Spent $1.78 billion On Refineries in 12 Yrs

A whopping $1.78billion has been spent on Turn Around Maintanance of the nation’s four refineries in the last twelve years. The refieries are  in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri respectively. Despite the huge sums of money spent on these refineries, Saturday Tribune learnt that they are operating suboptimally. Data from NNPC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin for 2010 […]

Plot To Bomb Jos At Xmas: Residents Flee to Neighbouring Towns, Villages

Following the raging rumour of a plan by some people to disrupt the Christmas and New Year celebrations in Jos, Plateau State, an exodus of people has gripped the city with people fleeing the state capital to avoid being caught in the alleged planned attack. In the past one week, some yet to be identified people have […]

Soldiers Kill 50 Boko Haram Members •3 Soldiers, ACP Die, 7 Others Injured

THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen O. A. Ihejirika, on Friday gave details of the exchange of fire between soldiers and members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, saying the army killed about 50 members of the sect while three soldiers died in the exchange of gun fire. The police authorities also confirmed that Boko Haram […]

Tambuwal asks Nigerians to strengthen cord of national unity

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal File copy       The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has enjoined Nigerians to strengthen the polity through genuine commitment to national unity. In his Christmas message to Christians on Friday, Tambuwal asked Nigerians to reflect on the positive tenets of Christianity to […]

Six DIGs jostle for Ringim’s job

The race for the office of the Inspector-General of Police may have begun following the retirement plans by the current police boss, Hafiz Ringim. Ringim is scheduled to leave office by March 2012 when he would have attained the mandatory 35 years in service. Already, six Deputy Inspectors-General of Police are eyeing the IG’s post, […]

Police recover N3.5m from suspected kidnappers in Osun

Two weeks after a popular Ife-based petrol dealer, Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin was kidnapped, detectives from the Osun State Police Command have freed the victim and recovered N3.5m from the suspected kidnappers. Addressing a news conference in Osogbo on Friday, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Solomon Olusegun, said the family of the victim had given […]

Police intensify surveillance in Lagos

Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command, Yakubu Alkali File copy       The police in Lagos said on Friday that they were intensifying surveillance of identified flashpoints in the state during Christmas and New Year festivities. The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Samuel Jinadu, said this in an interview with […]

Zambian president, Michael Sata, orders indiscriminate deportation of Nigerians, including Winners’ Chapel Pastor, Bank Manager, etc

Nigerians in Zambia are being subjected to unpleasant treatment allegedly on the direct orders of the newly-inaugurated President Michael Sata. Already, many Nigerians with genuine papers living and doing legitimate business in the southern African country have been deported for reasons ranging from the mundane to the incredulous. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

FG sets up military highway patrol

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika File copy       The Federal Government has taken more measures to confront head-on the threat to peace and security in the country by Boko Haram, the militant Islamic sect that has been waging a terror campaign on Nigeria since 2009. SATURDAY PUNCH learnt on Friday in […]

Okonjo-Iweala, Sanusi directed to recapitalise BOI

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday ordered the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to recapitalise the Bank of Industry (BOI). Speaking when he declared open the new Corporate headquarters of the bank in Abuja, Jonathan explained that […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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