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2015: Nobody can stop Jonathan from contesting –Clark

…As southern political leaders call for national conference From PETRUS OBI, Enugu The leader of the Ijaw nation, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, in Enugu where the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly was meeting declared that no individual or group can stop President Jonathan from contesting the 2015 presidential election. Clark, who fielded questions from newsmen insisted […]

… Jonathan okays sharing of $1bn by states (It will all be embezzled by the “Thief” Executives

• NEC to check multiple taxation, others From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the distribution of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enable them execute more people-oriented projects in line with the government’s Transformation Agenda and the need to deliver more […]

Opinion: Gov Okorocha: Is it good?

By Protus Nathan Uzorma The beauty of life is that none gets out of it alive. I know I am very much indebted to nature on its call and it shall come one day where destinies meet and part; but permit me to say the truth and do not annihilate me because I am exhuming […]

Foreign reserves: Ezekwesili lied shamelessly – Presidency

BY HENRY UMORU …Says govt ‘ll not engage her in any public debate ABUJA—THE Presidency has again taken a swipe at former Vice President, World Bank, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, accusing her of inciting Nigerians against the Federal Government, just as it stressed that her allegations were almost stupid and senseless. Addressing newsmen yesterday, the Senior […]

Angels were behind me – Enyeama (We need the same angels in the QF)

Nigeria goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama who made a point blank save immediately after Nigeria’s opener has sensationally declared he had no clue how he pulled off an incredible point blank save. Vincent Enyeama “I don’t know how I did it, the Angels of God were behind me and caused my hands to be in the […]

Kano to close 2,000 illegal private schools

By AbdulSalam Muhammad KANO—Kano State Task Force on Private Schools, Wednesday, said it has concluded plans to close down over 2,000 illegal private schools and colleges operating across the state. Chairman of the Task Force, Alhaji Baba Umar, told reporters that the step became imperative following the failure of proprietors of such schools to conform […]

Dialogue with Boko Haram -Sultan

Sokoto – Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar has called on the Federal Government to dialogue with Boko Haram sect in order to ensure the return of peace and security in the nation. He made the plea on Wednesday when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika at his palace in Sokoto. The Sultan […]

CAN blasts El-Rufai over alleged comment on Jesus Christ

…urges FG, JNI to call him to order BY JOSEPH ERUNKE ABUJA—The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Wednesday, described recent statement linked to former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Jesus Christ, as not only reckless but also indicative of deep-seated moral bankcruptcy. El-Rufai had tweeted on January 28, that “if Jesus criticises […]

N10.6trn controversy: Ezekwesili challenges Maku to public debate

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has challenged officials of the Federal Government to a public debate following the government’s rebuttal to her comments alleging that the governments of Presidents Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, squandered $67 billion (about N10.6trn) in foreign reserves. Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku who addressed a press […]

Police Pension scam: Reps ask EFCC, AGF to appeal judgment

…demand stiffer punishment for Yusuf, others BY OKEY NDIRIBE & EMMAN OVUAKPORIE ABUJA — IRKED by public condemnation of the judgment on Mr John Yakubu Yusuf and others undergoing trial for the over N38 billion Police Pension scam at the FCT High Court, Abuja, the House of Representatives, Wednesday, asked the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

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