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RCCG Jesus House Scarborough (Toronto) distributes food, impacts community

By New Nigerian Politics In this celebratory season of giving, compassion and love, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House Scarborough (Toronto) is making a significant difference in the lives of the Scarborough community members through its community outreach initiative. In its inaugural outreach event last year, it assisted several Scarborough families in need […]

N’Assembly queries NNPC’s N48bn excess expenditure

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) on Tuesday raised the alarm over the N48bn excess expenditure by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in its 2012 operations. The committee is also calling for information on undisclosed NNPC reserves from which the government-owned oil corporation drew funds to augment its expenditure during the year. The […]

Presidency worries over govs’ demand on crash probe (is there something to hide?)

he Presidency is worried by Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s insistence on playing a role in the investigation into Saturday’s helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser Andrew Azazi in Bayelsa State, investigations have revealed.   The NGF, in a communique after its emergency meeting in Abuja […]

Southern Kaduna groups jostle for deputy gov slot

The choice of a new Deputy Governor for Kaduna State has started to generate tension between top politicians from the southern part of the state as groups intensified lobby for their candidates.   The position, which has been zoned to the predominantly Christian south, became vacant after Alhaji Mukhtar Yero was sworn in as Governor […]

Chime underwent heart surgery in 2005 – Aides

Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime underwent a heart surgery in the United States of America in 2005, The PUNCH learnt on Tuesday. This was two years before he contested the state governorship election in 2007. Some of his aides and a commissioner claimed that Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, who was governor of Enugu State at the […]

Yakowa’s body arrives in Kaduna amid tears and soldier collapsing

DECEMBER 19, 2012 BY MIKE ODIEGWU AND DAVID ATTAH The remains of the Late Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, and that of his aide and friend, Dauda Tsoho, arrived in Kaduna airport aboard a Nigerian Air Force cargo plane at 2.45pm on Tuesday. The bodies were received by hundreds of wailing sympathisers who thronged […]

Principal quizzed for conducting virginity tests on pupils

Principal, Ajuwon Senior High School, Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area, Ogun State, Rev. Olufunke Oladeojobi, has been quizzed by the police for allegedly conducting virginity tests on the pupils. PUNCH Metro learnt that Oladeojobi, who was described as a strict disciplinarian, by her pupils called in a nurse and jointly carried out virginity tests on […]

Bayelsa crash: Pilot’s family accuses FG of partiality

The family of Lt. Adeyemi Sowole, the co-pilot of the Navy helicopter which crashed on Saturday in Bayelsa State have expressed disappointment that authorities have only reckoned with the dignitaries that died on the flight. The co-pilot’s elder brother, Taiwo, said the government had not treated other victims as important as the two dignitaries – […]

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