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Senate queries partial handover of Lagos Airport terminal project

THE Senate Committee on Aviation Friday visited the various project sites under remodelling at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, and expressed dissatisfaction with some of the level of work done so far by the ministry. Leading the committee to Lagos was its Chairman, Senator Hope Uzodinma while the Permanent Secretary, Miss Ann Ene-Ita led […]

Amaechi: NGF will oppose councils as federating units

THERE are indications that the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) would oppose constitutional provision granting autonomy to local councils as one of the federating units in the country. Its Chairman, Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, urged the National Assembly to insist on the existence of only two federating units- the states and federal government. Amaechi […]

Presidency accuses past leaders of instigating Nigerians against Jonathan

RATHER than inciting Nigerians against President Goodluck Jonathan through undue criticism and hostile remarks, the Presidential Political Adviser, Ahmed Ali Gulak has called on Nigeria ’s past leaders to play the role of statesmen by moderating their views so that the country could benefit from their wealth of experience. Gulak, who made the observation while […]

Why Democracy & Good Governance Are Not Working in Nigeria – By Abdulrazaq O. Hazmat

By Abdulzaraq O. Hamzat / NNP / Nov. 23, 2012 – Someone might have asked you, or you may have been asking yourself this question: if democracy means all the theoretical, institutional and behavioural dimensions that is usually written in books, why is it that not every country in the world where democratic government is […]

President Jonathan’s Media Chat and the Plume of Hopelessness – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba / Yola, Nigeria / Nov. 23, 2012 – One of the responsibilities of a president is to inspire their citizens, to give them a reason to look forward to a better life. I watched the presidential media chat on Sunday, November 18, 2012, expecting to get answers from my president, […]

Jonathan averts diplomatic row with EU over Lufthansa

BUT for President Goodluck Jonathan’s last minute diplomatic manoeuvres, Nigeria would have suffered irreparable damage in its relationship with the European Union (EU) and the West. This is not unconnected with what diplomatic sources say was a move by an infuriated Germany to swing a coalition of support against what it thought was a fundamental […]

JTF places N290m price on Boko Haram leaders’ heads

The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Restore Order, in Maiduguri, Borno State, has placed a price of N290 million on the heads of 19 members of the Boko Haram sect, including the group leader, Abubakar Shekau, while declaring the sect members wanted. A release from the office of the spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. […]

Man attempts to behead judge in court •To appear in court on Monday •Another charged with attempt on gov’s life

THERE was pandemonium on the premises of the City Higher Sharia Court, Kanwurin Sarki, Gusau in Zamfara State, as a 27-year-old man, Safiyanu Musa, stormed the court with a cutlass and attempted to behead the judge, Alhaji Hadi Sani Gusau. Eyewitnesses told the Saturday Tribune that Musa broke into the court session about 11.30 a.m. […]

EFCC intensifies move to arrest Babalakin

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have intensified moves to arrest the Chief Executive Officer of Bi-Courtney, Mr. Wale Babalakin. The commission had summoned Babalakin to appear before it on Thursday and had since put him under surveillance. It was gathered that the operatives of the commission were at the residence of the […]

Obasanjo lays foundation 0f N350m mosque inside library

NOVEMBER 24, 2012 BY SEGUN OLATUNJI Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital laid the foundation of a N350million mosque located within the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. Four northern governors, Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto), Shehu Shemma (Katshina), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Usman Dakingari of Kebbi State joined their […]

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