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Food scarcity hits Kaduna •As Igbo, Yoruba traders desert markets

RESIDENTS of Kaduna and environs, who rushed to the famous Kasuwan Talata (Tuesday market) at Kawo to restock, were shocked to the marrow as no single bag of garri was available in the market to buy. Similarly, there were no chicken feeds in the market for poultry farmers to buy because the suppliers could not […]

20 professors vie for Unilorin vice chancellorship

AT least 20 candidates have signified their interest to become the next vice chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), after the expiration of five-year tenure of Professor Ishaq Oloyede on Octo-ber 16, 2012. Nigerian Tribune gathered that most of the candidates rushed to submit their letters of intent to beat Monday’s deadline stipulated in the […]

Boko Haram: Nigeria won’t break up – Borno Gov (What are you afraid of?)

Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has declared that Nigeria will not break up on account of the recent wave of terrorism blowing across the North. Governor Shettima, who made the declaration at a technical session of the ongoing Senate retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said Nigerians needed to imbibe the spirit of living […]

PDP defends Jonathan over asset declaration

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, debunked media reports which accused President Godluck Jonathan of violating sections of its manifesto, by refusing to make public his assets. In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metu and made available to newsmen in Abuja, the party said the reference to its manifesto […]

Nigeria loses $5bn to oil theft annually – Shell boss

THE Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria Plc, Mr Mutiu Sumonu, on Tuesday, told members of the House of Representatives that Nigeria loses $5 billion annually to oil theft. The Shell boss, who made the disclosure while addressing the House joint committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) and Navy, investigating “unprecedented upsurge of […]

I have no regrets serving under Jonathan – Sacked Defence Minister

FORMER Defence Minister, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed, on Tuesday, charged the Nigerian Armed Forces to continue to give President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration the necessary support, especially as it concerns ensuring peace and stability of the nation. He gave the advice while handing over to his former deputy, Mrs Olusola Obada. In his speech at the […]

We need sovereign national conference now —Princewill

Prince Tonye Princewill was the Rivers State governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in 2007. He has however defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. In this interview with journalists, Princewill speaks about the country’s security challenges  among other issues. OLUSOLA FABIYI reports Some  believe that the situation in the country is as a […]

Picture: Metu, Okagbare lead Nigeria against Africa

Nigeria will attempt to stage a comeback to the top of the medals table as the African Senior Athletics Championships begin in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin today. It has been 12 years since Nigeria finished as the overall winners on the continent for this event. Nigeria had reigned as African champions following incredible, championships […]

NDLEA arrests 1, 281 suspects, secures 93 convictions

  The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Kano State Command on Tuesday said it had arrested 1, 281 suspects with 358 of them arrested between January and June 2012. Also, it said 93 people had been convicted of various drug offences during the period. NDLEA Kano State Commander, Sumaila Nathan, told journalists, at a news […]

Hand over French ship to EFCC, Reps tell Navy

The House of Representatives Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)/Navy has directed the Nigerian Navy to hand over the French ship, MT Vannessa, which was impounded on June 9 for allegedly being in possession of 8.5 million barrels of the country’s crude oil, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Announcing the decision of the […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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