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4 OPC members docked over alleged killing

By BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE LAGOS — Four members of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, have been charged before an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court, Lagos, over the unlawful killing of a suspected cult member, Ahmed Balogun, during a shoot-out between them. The accused persons, Jide Sunny, 27; Saliu Okeboyelu, 26;  Musibau Garuba, 20 and Adekunle Raheem, a.k.a. Adex, […]

Why Northerners’re fleeing Warri, by Chairman, Hausa community

By Emma Arubi WARRI- AS Hausas move out in droves from Warri, Delta State, following perceived fear of attacks, Chairman of the Hausa community in Warri, Alhaji Isah Alkali, has said that allegations that they were running due to rumour mongers was not true. He said in a chat with Vanguard in Warri, that the […]

Fashola assures Lagos residents of employment opportunities

BY ETOP EKANEM LAGOS— Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has assured that his government was determined to ensure the creation of more employment opportunities for indigenes and non-indigenes resident in the state. Fashola, who made the remark during the pre-50th anniversary/investiture of grand patrons/patronesses and N20m ultra modern water factory luncheon by the Holy […]

Be ready to pay 50% more for drugs – Pharmacists

By Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna LAGOS –  Twenty-four hours to the commencement of the planned nationwide strike to protest the recent removal of fuel subsidy by President Goodluck Jonathan, pharmacists under the auspices of  Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, have told Nigerians to expect a 50 per cent rise in the cost of basic […]

Cleric assures of Muslims’ support for anti-subsidy protest

By Abdulwahab Abdulah LAGOS— Following calls on Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the organised labour to shelve today’s strike, Conference of Islamic Organisations, CIO, has insisted that the strike should go ahead. Mufti of the organisation, Sheikh Dhikrullahi Shafi’i also condemned the Nigerian Police over attacks on protesters in last week’s protests across the country. […]

Amaechi assures Muslims, Hausa community of protection (Where is the assurance in the north for your people?)

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT— RIVERS State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has called on Muslims and Hausa residents in the state to go about their businesses, assuring that the government would ensure that no harm befell them. The governor, who spoke, yesterday, through his Media Aide, Mr. Dave Iyofor, said the government was committed to […]

Group alleges plot to assassinate Jonathan

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chife ABUJA—Niger Delta Nations Leaders, NDNL, has cried out over an alleged plot to assassinate President Goodluck Jonathan by unscrupulous politicians working in collaboration with serving and retired military officers with the aim of disintegrating the nation. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, the group said: “The promoters of […]

Mrs. Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala is The Problem – By Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode, NNP, Jan. 8, 2012 – Yesterday (4th of Jan. 2012) during a specially convened meeting of the Federal Executive Council of the Goodluck Jonathan administration Mrs. Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala, my former cabinet colleague and good friend, threatened to resign from her position as Finance Minister and de-facto Prime Minister and go back to […]

Shocker: Boko Haram members are in govt – Jonathan

BY DANIEL IDONOR & OLAYINKA LATONA ABUJA –  PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, painted a gloomy picture of the membership and activities of the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram, saying the group has successfully infiltrated the three arms of government at the federal level. This is just as General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of […]

Strike: N-Delta youths warn NLC, mobilise for Jonathan

By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY—THE Niger Delta Democratic Coalition, NDDC, weekend, warned the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to stay away from the Niger Delta in its planned strike, saying that the group would mobilise over one million youths to resist any attempt to enforce the proposed strike action in the region. Meanwhile, […]

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