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Fresh plot to unseat Tambuwal thickens…As House resumes today

By Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja and Chinelo Ogbogo Ahead of today’s resumption of the House of Representatives from the Christmas and New Year holidays, fresh plot to impeach the Speaker, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has filled the Chamber. Coordinated by a group, Transparency Network, the new move against the Speaker is over the allegation of fraud […]

Reps divided over Jonathan’s request for centenary celebration

From IHEANACHO NWOSU AND CHUKS AKUNNA, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives were yesterday divided over President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for their approval for a centenary celebration of Nigeria’s existence. House Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal had read Jonathan’s letter asking the House to allow the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius […]

Arrested Osun goat dies in custody

From BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, Osogbo The five goats arrested by the Osun State Waste Management Agency (OWMA) in Osogbo last week were on Tuesday dragged before an Osogbo Magistrate Court along side their owners. Three owners of the goats including Mrs. Aduke Adetona, Mrs. Esther Ibikunle and Adedoyin Adetayo were docked, while the goats were not […]

Senate uncovers Abuja job racket

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Some senators yesterday revealed how a syndicate that specialized in employment racketeering, fleeced Nigerians of amounts ranging between N400,000 and N500,000 to secure jobs in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, (MDAs). The senators alleged during Wednesday’s plenary that the syndicate, based in Gwagwalada, Karu and other places in the Federal Capital […]

Ohanaeze Ndigbo: MASSOB spits fire…Warns S’East governors

From EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha The new Igbo leader and leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has warned the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, to desist from distracting Ndigbo trying to conduct another election in Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Uwazuruike said Ndigbo would no longer allow […]

Jonathan nominates 2 new ministers

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has commenced moves to replace former defence minister, Haliru Bello Mohammed and former minister of power, Barth Nnaji in the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The president had forwarded the nomination of Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (Kebbi) and Prof. Chinedu Nebo (Enugu) as ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. […]

Man who raped grandma to death …To die by hanging

From MUIBAT MUSTAPHA, Ado-Ekiti A High Court in Ekiti State has condemned a 27-year-old man to death by hanging for raping and killing a 63-year-old woman. The accused person, Mr. Emmanuel Tometin, who hails from Ekore Village in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, was reported to have raped and killed Mrs. Ikubolaje […]

Nigeria loses N165bn to pipeline vandalism in 4 yrs – PPMC

BY MICHAEL EBOH LAGOS — Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited, PPMC, yesterday, said the economy had lost about N165 billion in the last four years to pipeline vandalism. The sum includes the cost of repairs and products theft. Managing Director of PPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh, at the commissioning of four units of triple agent […]

Senate okays Jonathan’s troops deployment to Mali

By HENRY UMORU & JOSEPH ERUNKE ABUJA—THE Senate, Thursday, gave constitutional consent to the deployment of Nigerian military troops to Mali by President Goodluck Jonathan. The action of the upper legislative chamber was in response to a letter it received from the president, asking it to give consent to the 1,200 Nigerian troops he deployed […]

Immigration nabs student for alleged armed robbery in C-River

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru CALABAR— Cross River State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service has arrested a final year student of College of Education, Akamkpa, for alleged armed robbery and no fewer than 10 illegal immigrants in Calabar. State Comptroller of Immigration, Mr. Samuel Ogwiji, said the Monitoring and Surveillance team he set up carried out a […]

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