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Jonathan Reduces Aso Rock’s Billion Naira Feeding Bill by N494 Million

With the economy in a bind and a growing public anger over his administration’s management of the economy, President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a rare decision to spend less on food and consumables at the presidential villa in 2014.   As the budget comes under an increasingly intense media scrutiny, President Jonathan has given up […]

End of the road: 40 Army Generals to be retired

Views: 267 In its bid to reposition the Nigerian Army for expected operational challenges in the coming year and beyond, the Nigerian Army Council has commenced issuing terminal letters to over 40 generals preparatory to their leaving the force. The letters from the Military Secretary’s office said the letters are being issued to officers of […]

2015: Jonathan can’t deny one-term pact with North —Nyako

BY Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, yesterday, concurred with his Niger State counterpart, Muazu Aliyu Babangida, that President Goodluck Jonathan actually signed an agreement with them to serve for a single term of four years. The governor,  in an interview with Vanguard, said that the attempt by Jonathan to […]

Aregbesola presents N216bn budget for 2014

BY GBENGA OLARINOYE OSOGBO — Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has presented the 2014 budget estimate totalling N216billion to the state House of Assembly for approval. Represented by his Special Adviser on Budget, Mr. Bade Adesina, Aregbesola declared that the budget cuts across all the sectors of the state’s economy and was prepared in […]

70 displaced as fire razes 3 buildings in Lagos

Fashola opens relief camp for victims BOSE ADELAJA & MONSURU OLOWOOPEJO LAGOS — Tragedy struck at Ijesa area of Lagos, as fire razed three buildings, with over 70 people displaced However, barely 24 hours after the disaster, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola ordered that the Agbowa relief camp, Ikorodu be opened for the displaced victims. […]

2015: Politicians in Delta urged to stop overheating polity

By Austin Ogwuda Asaba—TWO prominent Deltans, a former Head of Service in the defunct Bendel State, Chief Patrick Onyeobi and former Presidential aide and Commissioner for Economic Planning in the state, Chief Clement Ofuani, have called on the political class, especially the opposition, to stop overheating the polity, which they said was not in the […]

2013: Sustaining the battle against HIV/AIDS

By Charles Kumolu Ebere Unachi (not real name) had lost her husband during the infamous 2011 Christmas day bomb blast in Suleja, Niger State. The untimely demise of the father of four left the 38-year old petty trader, with the huge responsibility of taking care of her large home. She had expected that the little […]

Last batch of 131 deportees arrive from Saudi Arabia

Abuja—The last batch of Nigerians being repatriated from Saudi Arabia yesterday arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.. The Director, Consular and Immigration Service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Abdulazeez Dan-Kano, told newsmen  that the remaining 131 deportees out of 518 were transported home. According to Dan-Kano, 51 of the deportees are from Kano […]

Don’t sack Oduah, group begs Jonathan (So she can buy more armoured cars?)

BY Taye Obateru Jos—An appeal has gone to President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore calls to sack the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, unless her culpability in the bullet proof cars saga was established. A group, the Igbo Democratic Forum, made the appeal in a statement in Jos, signed by its Chairman, Chief Chidi Ndu, […]

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