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Police to deploy 10,000 personnel for PDP convention

Abuja –  Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of FCT, Mr Michael Zuokumor, said that 10,000 policemen would be deployed to monitor Saturday’s PDP National Convention in Abuja. Zuokumor, in a statement in Abuja, said the Police would be assisted by other security agencies to ensure hitch-free convention. He said the team, comprising police mobile […]

I look forward to a contest of very strong candidates – Okonjo-Iweala

PRETORIA, March 23, 2012 (AFP) – Nigeria’s finance minister Friday joined the race for the top World Bank job, backed by Africa’s leading economies in a push for greater influence at global financial bodies dominated by rich nations. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, flanked by counterparts from South Africa and Angola, unveiled her candidacy at a press conference […]

Jonathan, Norway Prime Minister co-chair Commission on women

United Nations – President Goodluck Jonathan and the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg  are to serve as founding co-chairs of the Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children. UNICEF and UNEPA stated this in a joint statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in New York. Launched by UN […]

Corruption in EFCC shocking – Lamorde

By Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA —  Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, has disclosed that the rampant corruption in the Nigerian society may have permeated the supposed iron curtains of anti-corruption agencies, including the commission he heads. Lamorde, who made the disclosure, yesterday, at a two-day Public-Private Sector Workshop on […]

Okonjo-Iweala nominated to head the World Bank

PRETORIA (AFP) – Nigeria’s finance minister will run for the World Bank top job, her South African counterpart announced on Friday, the deadline for nominations to succeed Robert Zoellick. “We are proud to confirm that the Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be a candidate,” Pravin Gordhan told reporters at a press conference, standing alongside […]

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