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Mississippi high court upholds Barbour pardons

(CNN) — Mississippi’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial pardons of more than 200 convicts that former Gov. Haley Barbour granted on his way out of office, rejecting a challenge by the state’s attorney general. In a 77-page, 6-3 ruling Thursday afternoon, the court found the pardons “may not be set aside or voided […]

TRENDING: Santorum blasts Gingrich over ‘Romneycare’

Springfield, Missouri (CNN) – It’s a common aspect of Republican Rick Santorum’s stump: attacking Mitt Romney for creating – and then “recommending” – “Romneycare” to President Barack Obama. But Saturday, fresh off his projected win in the Kansas caucuses, Santorum added that GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich is “honestly not a whole lot better.” “For […]

Santorum wins Kansas; Romney touts delegate gains

Kansas City, Kansas (CNN) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cruised to victory in Saturday’s Kansas caucuses, gathering momentum for two upcoming Southern primaries. But top rival Mitt Romney’s campaign said the candidate won more delegates over the weekend, with the help of three other races and updated results in one state. Santorum’s victory in […]

Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags

Dothan, Alabama (CNN) — Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time. The Republican presidential candidate doesn’t have as much money to spend on television advertising as his counterparts, […]

Romney rips Obama campaign ‘infomercial’

CNN) — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney looked past his GOP opponents and focused squarely on President Barack Obama on Friday, calling the president’s new campaign film a misleading “infomercial” that ignores a slew of alleged administration failures. Obama’s team is “calling it a documentary. I don’t think so. It’s an infomercial,” Romney told a […]

Power Conference featuring Apostle (Dr.) Bala S. Abraham: April 6-8, 2012 – Hosted by RCCG Jesus Embassy, East York, Ontario

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Who succeeds Ikemba as Igbo leader?

    EMMANUEL OBE writes that only time will tell whether the Igbo will, once again, have a common leader like the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu  The death of Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu closed a chapter in the history of the Igbo, one of the three major ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. Despite failing to actualise their desire […]

Bakare, el-Rufai storm Nnewi for Ojukwu

  Pastor Tunde Bakare, and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai  | The vice-presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, were among top members of the party that visited Nnewi on Friday […]

Security agencies uncover Boko Haram plot to attack South

A plot by the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to extend its operations to the southern part of the country has been uncovered by security agencies. SATURDAY PUNCH investigations in Abuja on Friday showed that the sect had chosen some southern cities such as Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu, Onitsha and Warri for attacks. It was learnt […]

Jonathan begs Boko Haram to lay down arms

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday pleaded with all those involved in unleashing violence on the nation, including members of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to lay down their arms in the interest of the nation. He urged them to embrace peace so that they could join hands with his administration to tackle the nation’s common enemies, […]

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