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Lawan returns to House, backs suspension by Reps

June 22, 2012 by John Ameh, Abuja  Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan, made a dramatic reappearance at the House on Thursday, the first since the $3m bribery scandal involving him broke out. Chairman of Zenon Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola, had claimed that he […]

Lawan promises to surrender N93m bribe

Embattled lawmaker, Farouk Lawan, has finally promised to surrender the $500,000 bribe to the Special Task Force before the end of the week following serious psychological and physical pressures mounted on him by investigators. It was learnt that Lawan succumbed to the pressure mounted him by the STF Commissioner of Police, Ali Ahmodu, on Wednesday […]

We’re doing God’s work –Dying suicide bomber (Enjoy hell)

A suicide bomber who was blown off with an explosive device he was carrying on Tuesday said on his deathbed that the group was doing “God’s work” and would not stop. The suspected suicide bomber  however died in the hospital on Wednesday, police in Bauchi said. The police  said  the suspected suicide bomber died at […]

Senate pledges transparent probes, others (Empty pledges)

Mark tasks Nigerians on constitution review, security DESPITE the fury over the alleged $620,000 bribe collected by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad Hoc committee that investigated fuel subsidy management, Farouk Lawan, Senate President David Mark, yesterday said that the upper chamber would not be distracted in the conduct of its constitutional role. He, […]

Police quiz Lawan as search for $620,000 bribe continues (What a joke)

PENSE and curiosity were palpable at the House of Representatives and the Force Headquarters, Abuja yesterday as the two institutions continued their search for the $620,000 bribe, a member, Farouk Lawan, received. While the House is tracing the whereabouts of the money, Lawan, the chairman of the House Ad-Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Monitoring, who […]

Soldiers battle insurgents in Yobe, Kaduna

THE current spate of terrorists-induced crises in Kaduna and Yobe states lingered yesterday in both states, pitting security forces against insurgents and those bent on carry out reprisal attacks. Also, Sunday’s multiple bomb attacks in Kaduna and Zaria as well as the reprisals continued to attract condemnation yesterday from concerned individuals and groups. The European […]

Emotions run high as N’Assembly probes Dana crash

How I drove my family to flight of death, by bereaved ‘I aborted trip over bad engine in 2010’ Imo donates N50 million to families of 33 victims THE joint panel of the National Assembly probing the Dana Air aircraft mishap, which occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Lagos,  brought back the sad memories […]

Protests as Nigerian dies in Chinese police custody

Italian embassy still silent on Zanin’s death A VIOLENT protest by hundreds of people has trailed the death of a Nigerian  in police custody in China’s southern city of Guangzhou, state media and police said. According to agency reports, the police said in an online statement on Tuesday that the man was detained after he fought […]

Envoys ridicule Nigeria over corruption

AHEAD of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 37th yearly convention holding in New Orleans, United States (U.S.) this week, Nigeria yesterday came under severe criticisms as envoys and security agencies focused on the worrisome corruption in the country. Most of their comments were provoked by the current Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola $620,000 […]

Nigeria in bad odour, President vows end to insecurity

Bomber dies as explosives go off in transit Jonathan carpets critics Pope decries attacks on Christians in the North Britain issues travel alert to citizens NIGERIA’S image at the best of times has always been far from the ideal. But with the orgy of violence unleashed on some parts of the country in the past […]

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