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Rivers PDP crisis: Odili, others rally against Amaechi, visit Jonathan

LEADERS and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, on Thursday, met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House, Abuja, on a solidarity visit. Among the delegation were the acting deputy national chairman of the party, Chibudom Nwuche; state chairman; Chief Felix Obuah; former governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili; […]

Flooding: Bayelsa ACN asks Dickon not to go on leave

y Samuel Oyadongha Yenagoa—The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Bayelsa State chapter, yesterday, urged Governor Seriake Dickson to reconsider his request to the state House of Assembly for permission to go on annual leave. It insisted that if such permission was granted, it would make mockery of the seriousness of the state’s preparation to tackle […]

Uduaghan sacks Finance commissioner, Okumagba

By Austin Ogwuda Asaba — DELTA State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday effected a minor reshuffle in his cabinet. In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr Ovuozorie Macaulay, Mr Bernard Okumagba, hitherto Finance Commissioner was replaced by Mr Ken Okpara, who was Commissioner for Economic Planning. Macaulay’s statement reads: “It is […]

Don’t ‘besmirch’ Mandela’s name, Tutu tells feuding family

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu Thursday pleaded with Nelson Mandela’s family not to “besmirch” his name after they engaged in a public spat fuelled by a legal dispute over a burial site. The family of the global icon has been involved in a bitter legal squabble over the reburial […]

US tells Nigeria to address conflicts, promote unity

By: Victoria Ojeme ABUJA: United State Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence McCulley has said that for Nigerian democracy to continue to prosper, the country must figure out a way to address conflicts. This is even as the American envoy noted that Nigeria remains US indispensable ally in Africa. He also noted that the various differences in […]

Rights Commission asks FG to revoke directive on death row inmates

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Banjul, The Gambia, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his directive to the 36 states of Nigeria, asking them to begin execution of prisoners on death row across the country. The Commission’s order was confirmed Wednesday to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, by the Commissioner Zainabo […]

Senate moves to end 67-day-old ASUP strike

By DAYO ADESULU, LAJU ARENYEKA & EKEMINI EYOH THE Senate has waded into the 67-day-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP, raising hope of imminent resolution. President of ASUP, Dr. Chibuzor Asomugha, said yesterday that the Senate Committee on Education has intervened to end the protracted industrial action. According to him:”The Senate […]

ASUU, ASUP strikes ground varsities, polytechnics

BY DAYO ADESULU, LAJU ARENYEKA & IKENNA ASOMBA In what could be described as a near collapse of the nation’s tertiary education sector, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is now in the fourth day of its indefinite strike action. The ASUU strike is the newest cart in the bandwagon of industrial actions in […]

House of Reps denies knowledge of EFCC, ICPC merger

By CALEB AYANSINA ABUJA—The House of Representatives, yesterday, dispelled media report on the recently approved merger of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by the Federal Government. The House said such a merger could not have been sealed without the National Assembly being […]

Pastor, wife talk dirty as court dissolves marriage

LAGOS — An Orile-Agege Customary Court in Lagos, yesterday, dissolved the 20-year-old marriage of a pastor, who had accused his wife of infidelity and threat to his life. Pastor Sunday Owonikoko,51, had filed a petition at the court on May 27, saying he could no longer continue with his wife, Bolajoko, 47. Ruling in the […]

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