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Court asked to compel Jonathan to end subsidy

The ground appears to have been prepared for another New Year confrontation between President Goodluck Jonathan and civil rights activists with a stiff opposition by the latter to a suit asking Jonathan to remove totally the subsidy on fuel. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State, Chief Stanley Okeke, has filed a […]

Firecrackers disappear from warehouse sealed off by govt

Following the firecracker explosions in Jankara Market, Lagos, which left at least one person dead and destroyed several properties, some of the firecrackers left in a warehouse closed by the Lagos State Government have disappeared. A police source said the warehouse, which is at Oke Arin Market, Lagos Island was one of the warehouses sealed […]

I regret insulting Keshi — Osaze •Musa, Emenike in Portugal (It’s called discipline, Osaze)

Estranged Super Eagles attacker Osaze Odemwingie has said he regrets his abusive Twitter comments. He claimed they were made because coach Stephen Keshi was not fair to him. The West Bromwich striker had in the wake of the release of the Nigeria provisional team list for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations taken to his […]

Fire at Lagos deputy gov’s house

There was a fire scare on Sunday at the official residence of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire. It was gathered that the fire started at the boys’ quarter of the resident after an electrical spark. Officials of the government said it was a minor fire incident. Some sources had told our correspondents […]

Tears, tributes at Azazi’s funeral

The remains of late Gen. Andrew Azazi (retd) in Yenagoa, who died alongside a former Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Yakowa and four others in a naval helicopter crash , were buried on Saturday in Bayelsa State. Azazi was buried amidst tears and glowing tributes from family members and sympathisers including President Goodluck Jonathan. […]

How cleric rattled Jonathan, others at Azazi’s burial

DECEMBER 31, 2012 BY MIKE ODIEGWU Bishop of Bomadi Catholic Diocese, Vicarage Hyacinth Egbebor, in his homily on Saturday, blamed the helicopter crash that killed the former National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi; former Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa, and four others, on corruption. At the state funeral of Azazi in Peace Park, Yenagoa, attended by […]

FG to go tough on private jet owners

There are indications that the Federal Government will impose stringent measures on private jet owners and charter aircraft operators to avert disaster in the general aviation section, investigation by our correspondent has revealed. This, it was learnt, was the outcome of an emergency meeting between the Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, and heads of […]

Enugu govt moves to bring Chime back

Ailing Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State may be “smuggled” into the country on December 31, the SUNDAY PUNCH learnt on Friday. Chime left the country on September 19 for medical treatment but the state government had continued to insist that he was only on vacation. The six weeks leave of absence Chime applied for […]

Rivers to spend N21billion on Trans-Kalabari road – Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says the sum of N21Billion (Twenty one billion Naira) will be needed for the construction of the Trans-Kalabari road, the major road project of his administration in the Kalabari-speaking area of the State. He said contract for the Trans-Kalabari Road project has been re-awarded to Lubrik Construction […]

Azazi’s kinsmen threaten to boycott burial

Some members of the Peretorugbene community in Bayelsa State, the hometown of the late former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi, have warned against burying him in Yenagoa, capital of the state. Azazi died in a helicopter crash on Dec. 15 alongside Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and four others, on his way from […]

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