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Obi bags Best Governor Award, empowers 5,000 youths

Anambra State governor, Mr Peter Obi, yesterday bagged the best performing governor on the eradication of polio in the southeast from Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation at a massively attended ceremony at the Women’s Development Centre in Awka. Speaking while presenting the award to Gov Obi which went with a cash prize of N120 million, […]

Doctors reject turning off Mandela’s life support

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Nelson Mandela’s doctors have rejected the idea of turning off the ailing icon’s life support unless he suffers massive organ failure, a close family friend told AFP. Denis Goldberg — an anti-apartheid activist who has been Mandela’s friend for more than half a century — on Friday said the issue of turning […]

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project to last four years –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday inaugurated the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, with a pledge that the N167bn project would be completed in 48 months. He inaugurated the project as thousands of road users were grounded for about three hours on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Abeokuta-Ore-Benin Expressway. The road users were prevented from accessing the […]

Same sex bill: Gay group attacks Nigerian web portal

The Ministry of Information has said that the nation’s web portal, www.nigeria.gov.ng was on Thursday night attacked by a group of gay rights activists. Special Assistant to the Minister of Information, Mr. Joseph Mutah, said in a statement on Friday that the attack was successfully warded off by the ministry, adding that additional measures would […]

I’m not a killer politician – Sekibo

In this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, Senator George Sekibo speaks about the lessons he has learnt in politics How do you describe your brand of politics? I think I ‘m a progressive because if you are a conservative, your people may not understand you well. When you are a progressive politician, they will know your […]

Amaechi free to quit PDP –Presidency

The Presidency on Friday said Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, was free to resign from the Peoples Democratic Party, if he was no longer ready to respect President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the party. PDP leaders in Rivers State led by Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, and a former governor of […]

$40m spying contract: Presidency, N’Assembly set for showdown

he Presidency and the National Assembly are set for a showdown over the controversial $40m Internet surveillance contract awarded by the Federal Government to an Israeli firm, Elbit Systems. The Federal Government had reportedly awarded the contract to the company to install a system that would enable security agencies to monitor the activities of Nigerians […]

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