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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 […]

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 […]

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