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Senate confirms Bianca Ojukwu as ambassador

  The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, as an ambassador, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Ojukwu’s confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs following which her nomination was unanimously approved by the senators. Bianca, […]

Senate orders Lufthansa to pay FG N2.19bn

By Inalegwu Shaibu ABUJA — Senate Committee on Aviation has ordered Lufthansa Airlines to pay to the Federal Government N2.198 billion being debt owed from non-payment of royalty or face sanctions. The committee also summoned former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Babatunde Omotoba, to appear before it tomorrow over the violation of aviation laws by Lufthansa. […]

Britain may bar corrupt politicians’ children from schools

The British Government may soon begin to bar children of corrupt Nigerian politicians from its private schools. This follows last month’s conviction of a former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, by a London crown court for stealing millions of pounds from the treasury of his state and spending the same to acquire luxury […]

No plan to change cabinet now -Jonathan

THE presidency has debunked speculation that there is an imminent shake-up of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), saying that it is a calculated attempt to divert the attention of the ministers. It said in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Wednesday, that contrary to recent […]

Two jailed for threatening to kill woman over N3.5m

By Austin Ogwuda Asaba—A Delta State High Court, Asaba, has jailed two technicians for threatening to kill a 42-year-old civil servant  and her children, if she failed to pay them N3.5 million. The convicts, Patrick Boyitie and Edafe Erakpor, were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy and threat to life. The charge against them […]

FIFA Ranking: Eagles continue free fall

By Ben Efe Nigeria’s free fall in the FIFA rankings continued for the month of May as the country dropped three places down to the 63rd position. However, Nigerian football enthusiasts are hopeful that Nigeria  will climb back to world reckoning, as the Eagles tackled 36th placed Peru in a friendly on May 23. In 1994 the […]

Boko Haram kills Anambra man 4 days after he relocated his family

The peace of Akwaeze in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State was a fortnight ago broken as the community was thrown into anguish following the loss of its illustrious son to the activities of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in Yobe State. Forty-two-year-old businessman, Mr. Paul Udeze was gruesomely murdered by Boko Haram in […]

FIFA, Ghana mourn Yekini

World football governing body, FIFA, and the Ghana Football Association have sent condolence messages to Nigeria on the death of a former Africa Footballer of the Year, Rashidi Yekini. The football icon died on Friday in Oshogbo, Osun State. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, in a letter addressed to the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday, said […]

Constitution review: Govs insist on immunity clause

May 9, 2012 by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja 72 Comments Governors are expected to meet in Abuja on Wednesday (today) in a bid to stop the planned removal of the immunity clause from the constitution. According to Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, the clause, no civil or criminal proceeding shall be instituted against the President, […]

Presidency should dialogue with Boko Haram– Mark

President of the Senate David Mark has urged the Presidency to open up dialogue with Boko Haram due to the Islamic sect’s continuing insurgency in the North. Mark, who resumed his legislative duties on Tuesday after a brief medical trip abroad, decried growing insecurity in the country, despite efforts to check the violent activities of […]

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