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Indian owners of Dana Air flee Nigeria

As Dana Air’s woes continue to mount over its plane that crashed on Sunday in Lagos, its senior managers of Indian nationality have reportedly fled the country as Nigerian aviation officials investigate the cause of the crash. LEADERSHIP gathered that the managers hurriedly fled because of the anger the death of more than 200 people […]

Opinion: How to make Nigeria a bribery-free society

Bribery is an all pervasive phenomenon; and most people in the country engage in it one way or another on a regular basis. It is the linchpin of all financial crimes, yet it is a highly elusive concept, so much that countries around the world have struggled to pin it down with any degree of […]

FG created 1.4 million jobs in 12 months – Aganga

June 8, 2012  by Akinpelu Dada The Federal Government has created about 1,401,242 jobs within the last one year through the implementation of trade and investment reforms, policies and programmes, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, has said. Aganga, according to a statement made available to our correspondent by his Special Adviser […]

Fashola allays investors fear over security situation in Nigeria

Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said that  in spite of the security challenges in the country, the Nigerian environment remains suitable for local and foreign investments. Speaking while playing host to an  Austrian business delegation led by that country’s Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister, Mr Michael Spindelegger, the governor submitted that, “in terms […]

PDP carpets Lagos assembly over call for resignation of aviation minister

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State, on Thursday, berated the leadership of the Lagos State House of Assembly for calling for the resignation of the Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, over the recent crash of DANA aircraft in Lagos. The party, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, noted that […]

Boko Haram denies holding dialogue with FG through Sheikh Bauchi

MEMBERS of the Jama’atul Ahlu Sunnah Lidda’awa Wal Jihad, popularly referred to as Boko Haram, have denied holding any dialogue with the Federal Government through respected Bauchi-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi. The cleric, had on Tuesday, told journalists in Bauchi that he had initiated a dialogue between the group and the Federal Government, […]

Alleged N2bn fraud: Court admits Sylva to bail on liberal terms

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, admitted the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, to bail in the sum of N100million with one surety in like sum. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed on him a six-count criminal charge bordering on corruption and money laundering, an offence contrary […]

Gunmen kidnap Lebanese in Benue

A Lebanese working with Rock Bridge Construction Company, Mohammed Dhabre, was on Wednesday, kidnapped by unknown men on the company’s premises on the  Otukpo-Igumale area of Benue State. According to an eyewitness, Dhabre was on the premises of Rock Bridge that fateful day when gunmen, numbering about 10 stormed the site around 3.00p.m in a […]

Terrorism: Police auction abandoned, unclaimed vehicles in Bayelsa

  AS members of the Boko Haram sect intensify their terror campaign in the North, with the recent bombing of a church in Bauchi, where over 10 persons lost their lives, authorities of the Bayelsa State police command, on Thursday, in Yenagoa, began the auctioning of abandoned vehicles to checkmate any attempt to plant Improvised […]

Africa remains central to Nigeria’s foreign policy – Jonathan (Does Africa Care?)

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated the centrality of Africa, its peace, political stability and socio-economic development to Nigeria’s foreign policy. He said this on Thursday while receiving the new Mauritanian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr B.A. Abderrahmane, in State House, Abuja. He said in furtherance of his government’s commitment to work with other African countries to […]

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