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NNPC plans to repair three refineries with N152bn (Most of it will be embezzled)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will spend N152bn on the repair of three of the nation’s refineries in 2013. The amount is contained in the budget document submitted to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) last week. Details of the budget show that the total maintenance cost for the Port Harcourt Refinery by […]

Thousands sign petition to deport CNN TV host

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British Cable News Network host Piers Morgan to be deported from the United States over his gun control views, the Associated Press reports. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter US gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. Last […]

Xmas tragedy: LASTMA men beat bus driver to death

A commercial bus driver, Isaac Popoola, on Monday died after being allegedly assaulted by two officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in the Oshodi area of the state. The bus conductor, Aremu Salawu, who witnessed the incident, said the LASTMA officials, Adesanya Olatunde and Oludele Ogunrinde, assaulted Popoola at about 6.30am around Brown […]

Kaduna dep gov: Groups disagree as KDHA screens Bajoga •Southern Kaduna youths threaten hunger strike

Youth and professional groups from Southern Kaduna kicked against the choice of Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga as the deputy governor of Kaduna State on Monday, even as the state House of Assembly prepared to screen the former envoy for the position. At a press conference in Kaduna, the groups said they would no longer fold their […]

Re-open Bola Ige’s case, Oyo, Osun govs told

THE Oyo and Osun state governments have been urged to harmonise efforts and jointly re-open the case file of the slain former Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice, the late Chief Bola Ige, so that those who assassinated him on December 23, 2001 could be fished out and brought to book. Former president of […]

Jonathan, Mark commiserate with Ekweremadu over loss of brother •Jonathan visits Azazi’s family

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over the death of his elder brother, Prince Chukwuemeka Ekweremadu. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Monday, said the president described the news of the death as “very shocking, […]

2015: We are not working against Jonathan —Yar’Adua group

A group of top politicians, who played key roles in the administration of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua has denied a media report which insinuated that they were plotting against the presumed ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. A statement signed by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Senator Adamu Aliero, clarified […]

Babalakin arrested at LUTH, granted bail

THE manner and place of arrest of the ailing chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Dr Wale Babalakin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, are attracting controversies. The commission charged him for laundering N3.4 billion for the jailed former Delta State governor, James Ibori. While it was tagged an abduction from the Lagos […]

Sambo denies involvement in controversy over VP’s residence

VICE-PRESIDENT Namadi Sambo, on Monday, dissociated himself from the controversy surrounding the proposed construction of a new residence for the vice-president, saying that it has nothing to do with him. He explained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Umar Sani, in Abuja that the authorities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were merely implementing […]

Bayelsa: Gunmen abduct 4 Italian oil workers •Pirates abduct 4 sailors

FRESH abduction has occurred in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, as four Italian oil workers were kidnapped along Pennington River, Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State, while as of the time of going to press, their whereabouts remain unknown. The expatriates were returning from Eket, Akwa Ibom State, when the armed men accosted them […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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