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Picture:Nigerian athlete finally gets Jamaican citizenship

March 16, 2012 by Agency Reporter 1 Comment Nigerian born Munro College shot put and discus thrower Emmanuel Onyia is on his way to realising his dreams of representing Jamaica in international competition, after his 10-year-old application for Jamaican citizenship was approved. Onyia’s father, Emmanuel Snr gave Observer West the good news on Wednesday noting […]

Insecurity in North drawing back Nigeria –Maku

Minister of Information and Communications, Labaran Maku, on Thursday in Kaduna said the insecurity in the North had been drawing back the rest of the country. Maku said the efforts being made by the government to develop all parts of the country would come to nothing unless peace returns to the North. The minister stated […]

Sylva left nothing in Bayelsa treasury – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson on Thursday said he inherited an empty treasury from the Timipre Sylva administration. Dickson alleged that  Sylva left “heavy and intimidating debt portfolios” for his administration to service. The governor, who spoke in the Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, during his maiden monthly press conference stated that the figure of the debt […]

Insecurity: Jonathan seeks clerics, politicians’ support

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday sought the support of religious leaders and politicians as the country grapples with the problems of insecurity. Jonathan made the call while receiving the report of the Federal Government delegation to the 2011 Christian Pilgrimage to Israel, Rome and Greece at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The report was presented to […]

JTF arrests 300 oil thieves in Niger Delta

Over 300 oil thieves were arrested in the Niger Delta in the last two months, the Joint Military Task Force said on Thursday. Spokesman for the JTF, Lt Col. Timothy Antigha told THE PUNCH in Warri, Delta State that the suspects were picked up in states across the Niger Delta. He said the success recorded […]

1999 Constitution: N’Assembly seeks dismissal of Soyinka’s suit

March 16, 2012 by Ade Adesomoju  National Assembly has filed an objection to a suit by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and Fred Agbeyegbe, seeking a Federal High Court, Lagos to declare that the amended 1999 Constitution is not an act of the people. The Clerk of the National Assembly, in a written address dated […]

Senate approves N4.8 trillion 2012 budget

AFTER several months of committee work, the Senate yesterday passed a budget of N4, 877,209,156,933 for the 2012 fiscal year with an oil benchmark of $72 per barrel. Details of the budget presented by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Ahmad Maccido and passed by the Senate showed that N372, 593, 095, 601 is […]

Reps asked for N39m, N5m bribes – DG SEC

The investigation by the House of Representatives of the Nigerian Capital Market took a dramatic twist on Thursday as the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh, accused the Chairman, House Committee on Capital Market and other Institutions, Mr. Herman Hembe, of corruption. Oteh alleged that the committee had demanded N39m from […]

Why Lagos is most expensive hotel destination in the world, by Loxsley

IT is no longer news that hotels in Nigeria are about the most expensive in the world. Many factors have been attributed to this. The factors are numerous. They range from the challenge on providing security to electricity. It is no longer news that the country is in total or partial darkness depending on the […]

Our interest in Nigeria, by Google

WEBSITE giant, Google, has declared that its drive into sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Nigeria, is not profit driven but to enhance development in the region, as well as help in maximization of information technology. Speaking yesterday during the opening of Google’s third web and mobile conference, g|Nigeria, held in Lagos, the Vice-President of EMEA Product Management […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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