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Foreign airlines suspend operations to Nigeria over strike

FOLLOWING the on-going nationwide strike, some foreign airlines may have suspended operations in the country pending when the crisis is resolved. Already, KLM Airlines said it had stopped operations to Nigeria because it could no longer guarantee the safety of its crew and equipment. Spokesman for Air France-KLM, Mrs. Funmi Ojesina in a chat with […]

Shagari, Obasanjo, others press Jonathan to save Nigeria

Govt remains open to dialogue Anyim, Adoke warn Labour THE imperative of a united and prosperous Nigeria has underlined appeals to President Goodluck Jonathan who has come under increasing pressure from eminent citizens including some former heads of state to rethink the issue of the removal of the fuel subsidy. Former Presidents Shehu Shagari and […]

Jonathan, Mark, Fashola, Labour leaders meet on subsidy restoration

January 12, 2012 by Olalekan Adetayo and Josiah Oluwole, Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has begun a meeting with the Senate President, David Mark; and some governors on the demand of the Labour movement and civil society for the restoration of fuel subsidy and the reversion of the pump price from N141 to N65. The meeting […]

Portsmouth lament Kanu’s absence in FA Cup

He’s Pompey’s FA Cup icon – the match-winner on the last glorious occasion they lifted the trophy. But Michael Appleton has revealed injury was behind Kanu’s absence at Chelsea. The veteran was surprisingly missing from the Blues’ 18-man match-day squad on Sunday. Instead, 17-year-old Adam Webster was among the seven substitutes on duty for the […]

INEC excludes PDP from list of Bayelsa gov candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday excluded the Peoples Democratic Party from the list of 36 candidates for the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State. In the list published on its website, INEC left the space for PDP candidate and running mate without any names. Instead, it stated, ‘Subject to litigation’. The party is […]

Obasanjo resisted Okonjo-Iweala’s pressure on fuel subsidy, says Fani-Kayode

January 12, 201243 Comments Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday said erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo resisted pressure from then Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, between 2006 and 2007 to implement full deregulation. Fani-Kayode made the revelation while addressing protesters at Area One, Abuja during the public march against the Federal Government’s removal […]

Uganda removes power subsidies

The Ugandan government on Thursday abolished electricity subsidies paid to power generators to cushion consumers, a move that will see tariffs rise by an average of 42 per cent. Consumers and analysts said it was likely to stoke further public anger over the high cost of living and possibly lead to an escalation of a […]

Remi Tinubu, Ojudu, Ashafa, 2 others attacked •As miscreants lay siege to Ibadan

SENATOR Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the leader of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Tinubu, and four other senators narrowly escaped death in Ibadan on Wednesday after protesters attacked their convoy. The senators, who said they were travelling by road to Abuja, were allegedly led by police escorts, following the grounding of flights in airports […]

Mixed reactions trail curfew in Kaduna

Residents of Kaduna metropolis have received the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government with mixed reactions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the state government announced the imposition of the curfew on Tuesday, after its security council meeting which reviewed the ongoing petrol price hike protest and the attendant nationwide strike called […]

Why we’re killing Christians -Boko Haram

BOKO Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau said the sect would not be defeated by the security forces. The leader of Boko Haram also defended recent attacks on Christians, saying they were revenge for killings of Muslims. In his first video message, posted on YouTube, Shekau referred to attacks on Muslims in recent years in several parts […]

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