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Flush out civilians from Army barracks, Ihejirika orders

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI ABUJA — IN the wake of terrorists attacks on army cantonments in parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, has directed that all civilians and non-military personnel residing in all army barracks be flushed out. His words: “All illegal civilians and those above 18 years should […]

Reps threaten to order Okonjo-Iweala’s arrest over police pension

BY OKEY NDIRIBE & EMMAN OVUAKPORIE ABUJA—House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her refusal to honour invitations from its Committee on Pensions. Members of the committee also want the Finance Minister to explain her role in the take-over of Police Pension […]

Reps split over state flags, coats of arms

Members of the House of Representatives held a near rowdy session on Thursday as they debated a bill to enact the National Symbols Act. It took the intervention of the presiding Deputy Speaker, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, to ensure that the situation was brought under control. Some lawmakers from the South-West states saw the bill as […]

Picture: Reps probe Orubebe’s multi billion naira mansion

NOVEMBER 30, 2012 BY JOHN AMEH The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered an investigation into a “multi-billion naria” mansion said to belong to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe. The property, located at Mabushi in the Federal Capital Territory, was said to have been built for the minister by a construction […]

Anenih set to return as PDP BoT chair

Ojukwu’s will to read today

From CHIDI NNADI, Enugu The Will left by the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu will be read today in the Enugu High Court, Daily Sun can reveal. Ojukwu died on November 26 last year in a London hospital. The registrar of the Enugu High Court had during the week directed the Ojukwu family members […]

Traffic Law: Fashola nabs police officer riding okada

By OLUWOLE FAROTIMI The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday arrested a police officer, identified as Ebahan Johnson, who violated the new traffic law by riding his 100 CC commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada on the Agege Motor Road, Ikeja. The governor accosted the police officer on the expressway during an inspection tour of […]

Picture: General Buhari’s daughter dies

Zulai Buhari Zulai Buhari, 40, the first daughter of former Nigerian head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has died. Saharareporters learnt Ms. Buhari died earlier today from sickle cell anemia, a source disclosed that she developed complications after having a baby two days ago Chasel Hospital, private clinic in Ungwar Sarki area of Kaduna. […]

Akwa Ibom: One governor, three deputies

From JOE EFFIONG, Uyo In the country, when a deputy governor loses his job especially through impeachment or voluntarily the governor is always fingered, and Akwa Ibom is no different. Since the state was created 25 years ago, only one deputy governor has managed to complete his “term,” and he is Obong Uffot Ekaette, who […]

Presidency denies rift between Okonjo-Iweala, Alison-Maduekwe

THE presidency has cleared the air over the rumoured disagreement between the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and her Petroleum Resources counterpart, Mrs Deziani Alison-Maduekwe, over unpaid petroleum subsidy claims. The presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja on Wednesday, denied knowledge of such disagreement, as he told […]

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