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Confused Obasanjo stops Jonathan from running for a second term

THE battle for the nation’s Presidency in 2015 is getting intense, though the gladiators are not willing to openly declare their interest yet. A key figure who is working, albeit surreptitiously, to determine who becomes the occupant of Aso Rock in 2015 is former President Olusegun Obasanjo, The Guardian has learnt. Contrary to the notion […]

Churches, mosques should pay tax – Falana (Amen)

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has canvassed that churches and mosques should begin to pay tax in the country. Falana, who expressed worry about the role of religious bodies in the fight against corruption, spoke against the backdrop of the acquisition of a jet by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor […]

FG approves N13.4bn to settle foreign missions’ debts

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that a total of N13.395bn has been approved for the settlement of debts incurred by the nation’s foreign missions. Another N1.3bn was approved for the posting of ambassadors in 2013, while the sum of N3bn was earmarked for the upgrading of the country’s mission house in New York, […]

Ex-banker bows to pressure, suspends hunger strike

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 BY TEMITAYO FAMUTIMI Olubiyi Odunaro, the 53-year-old former employee of Hallmark Bank Plc., protesting against non-payment of his terminal benefit, on Monday suspended his 14-day hunger strike. The suspension of the protest followed spirited appeal by a representation from the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, and officials from the Lagos office of […]

40 gunmen attack Abuja police detention facility

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 BY ADELANI ADEPEGBA, ABUJA 178 COMMENTS Forty gunmen suspected to be terrorists in the early hours of Monday stormed the office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja, where suspects were being held. Two policemen and one of the gunmen were killed in the incident, the first of its kind in the […]

National Stadium in ruins as festival begins

,NOVEMBER 27, 2012 BY ’TANA AIYEJINA 30 COMMENTS As the opening ceremony of the 18th National Sports Festival begins on Tuesday (today) in Lagos, it is shocking to note that the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, venue of field events, has not been given a facelift by the organisers and officials of the […]

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