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Jubilation as Chime returns to Enugu, keeps mum

By Tony Edike, Enugu Governor Sullivan Chime of EnuguState, yesterday, returned to a tumultuous reception in Enugu after his extended vacation abroad. Chime, who wore dark glasses and acknowledged cheers from the crowd that gathered at Akanu Ibiam airport, Enugu, did not speak with newsmen who were anxious to have his message to the people […]

Don’t dump our report, Ribadu tells FG

The Chairman of the Federal Government Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned that the Federal Government’s failure to implement the report of the committee will affect the credibility of the government. Ribadu, who stated this in an interview with our correspondent on Friday, also said that corruption was killing the oil industry. […]

Jonathan fumes as gunmen kill nine health workers in kano

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing of nine health workers by gunmen in Kano on Friday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President promised that the death would not be in vain as his government would intensify efforts to eradicate polio in the country. He […]

Four arraigned for Cynthia Osokogu’s murder

The office of the Attorney-General of Lagos State on Friday formally arraigned four men linked with the murder of 24-year-old Cynthia Osokogu before an Ikeja High Court. Cynthia, a post-graduate student of Nassarawa State University and only daughter of Maj.-Gen. Frank Osokogu (retd.), was found dead in a hotel room on July 22, 2012, where […]

Power tussle: Ribadu tried to incriminate Yar’Adua –El-Rufai

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has alleged that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu tried to incriminate former President Umaru Yar’Adua. This he said happened when former President Olusegun Obasanjo showed a preference for Yar’Adua as his successor and not el-Rufai or the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. El-Rufai […]

12 PDP governors may join new party

About 12 governors, who are members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, may join the newly formed political party, All Progressive Congress. Our correspondent gathered that the governors were already talking with the leaders of the newly formed political party. Investigations further showed that some of the governors were already thinking of how to leave […]

Army puts retired general, others under watch

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have put a retired Major General under close watch over the allegations of nepotism against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika. Also being closely watched are a few of the accomplices of the general, who are strongly suspected to have aided him in whipping up ethnic sentiments […]

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