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PDP gets new BOT Chairman today

BARRING any last minute change, a new chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge today, several months after former President Olusegun Obasanjo voluntarily resigned from the position. A source close to the board told the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, on Wednesday, that already, the emergency meeting […]

Adeboye’s delegation, Apostolic Church, NYSC extol HID’s virtues at 97.As Ogun RCCG Province 11 donates generator to Dideolu Hospital

Written by Dare Adekanmbi Thursday, 29 November 2012 Ministers and officials of the newly established Ogun Province 11 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) headquartered in Ikenne Remo, on Tuesday, visited Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo to congratulate and pray for her on 97 birthday. Head of the over 6,000-member province, Pastor Olusesan Olayinka, […]

Outrage as 85-yr-old man allegedly rapes 12-yr-old girl

Written by Sam Nwaoko, Ado Ekiti Thursday, 29 November 2012 THERE is outrage in Okesa area of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following allegations that an 85-year old man, Pa Samuel Oladipupo, allegedly raped a 12-year old girl identified simply as Esther. Oladipupo, who is now being detained by the Ekiti State police command […]

Constitution amendment: Govs didn’t disagree –Amaechi

From GBENGA ADESUYI, Ibadan Contrary to media report that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) at its last meeting disagreed over the ongoing constitution amendment, the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said the governors had no cause to disagree over any of the issues tabled for discussion at the […]

Cancer kills 80,000 Nigerians annually – Experts

NO fewer than 80,000 Nigerians die from various forms of cancer annually, with an estimated 10 people dying from cancer every hour. Dr Abia Nzelu, Lagos State coordinator of the National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP), who disclosed this on Wednesday, said cancer remained the number one killer of mankind, adding that it killed more than […]

2013 budget: FG votes N12bn for Second Niger Bridge

The Federal Government has voted N12 billion to complete the Second Niger Bridge, which is captured in the 2013 budget of the Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P). But the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) wanted the SURE-P scrapped. Senators and members of the House of Representatives argued that establishment of SURE-P was a […]

Insider job suspected in SARS attack

From IKENNA EMEWU and MOLLY KILETE, Abuja Less than 48 hours after the embarrassing attack and release of Boko Haram detainees allegedly by their members, information has continued to turn in that there must have been an insider job in the act. Sources within and outside the police formation who spoke in anger but would […]

Eko 2012 Festival: Rivers leads on medals table

By MONICA IHEAKAM at Teslim Balogun stadium Barely two days after the commencement of the 18th National Sports Festival, Rivers State is already blazing the trail with 3 gold medals and 1 silver as Oyo State in the second place with 1 gold, 2 silver medals. Delta state is third on the table as at […]

Boko Haram: CAN may go to international court –Oritsejafor

From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Following the unabated attacks on churches by Boko Haram, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday said it was considering approaching the International Criminal Court (ICC) to press charges against the Islamist sect for crimes committed against Christians. Disclosing CAN’s plan at the opening of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting […]

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