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Senate Clears 84 New Ambassadors

The Senate yesterday confirmed the nominations of 84 out of the 88 ambassadorial nominees sent to it last year by President Goodluck Jonathan. Twenty-eight of the confirmed envoys who  are political nominees are non-career ambassadors while the remaining 56 are career envoys. Among the new ambassadors are:, former Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Chief […]

Islamic Bank, Jaiz, Opens Doors to the Public

After months of controversy generated by the introduction of the non-interest banking in the country, also known as Islamic banking, Jaiz Bank Plc quietly opened its doors for business on Friday, January 6, 2011 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The bank, which has its head office in Kano House, Central Business District, Abuja, […]

Nigeria, EU plan action against terrorism, others

NIGERIA and the European Union (EU) have agreed to jointly support both national and regional strategies to combat security challenges. The development is coming as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim expressed deep concern about insecurity in the country, calling on all Nigerians to support government’s efforts at tackling the […]

Ribadu takes FG job in personal capacity, says ACN

THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has reiterated its long-standing position barring members of the party from accepting appointments from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government.        In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the decision to re-state that position […]

Govt lists Boko Haram ’s harm to economy, defence chiefs meet

THE Federal Government yesterday warned of the threats that the activities of Boko Haram posed to Nigeria’s and her neighbours’ economies, apart from the destruction of lives and infrastructure caused by the sect. The warning came amid plans by the government to investigate the tape aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network news of […]

Senate wants unviable missions shut, backs oil sector reforms

Oil firms without retail outlets import products New Task Force shows failure of NNPC, says David-West ACTIVITIES in two critical ministries: Foreign Affairs and Petroleum Resources, yesterday came under the scrutiny of the Senate and the House of Representatives. While the Senate endorsed the ongoing reforms in the oil sector, it declared that it was […]

Dantata’s remains expected today

From ISMAIL OMPIDAN, Kaduna Thursday, February 09, 2012 Alhaji Abdulkadir Sanusi Dantata Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Remains of the late renowned businessman and chairman of construction giant, Dantata and Sawoe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Sanusi Dantata, are expected to be flown home today for burial. Dantata died in a German hospital on […]

Suicide bombers: Qaqa, Boko Haram’s spokesman, opens up

From IKENNA EMEWU, Abuja and DESMOND MGBOH, Kano Thursday, February 09, 2012 •Arms and ammunition recovered. PHOTO: Sun news Publishing More Stories on This Section From Abu Qaqa, spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram, came a stunning revelation that suicide bombers have no choice than to accept an assignment. He said no member of the […]

Lassa fever kills 7 in Taraba

From PETER SHAHAAGBAOR, Jalingo, Taraba An outbreak of Lassa fever has killed seven people in Mayo-renewa district of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. Addressing journalists in Jalingo, yesterday, the State Commissioner of Health, Mustapha Hamman Gabdo said four people died at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, one at the Specialist Hospital also in […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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