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Jonathan’s administration creating jobs, building infrastructure, Okonjo-Iweala replies Reps

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has responded to the 50 questions posed by the House of Representatives Committee on Finance during the 2014 budget presentation. In a 102-page document obtained by Vanguard, the Minister said, in spite of the many challenges facing the government, the Nigerian economy has shown real and […]

Gay-Marriage Law: US threatens to sanction Nigeria

BY OKEY NDIRIBE, Sam Eyoboka & Victoria Ojeme Abuja—Leading western countries piled pressure on the Federal government, yesterday, following President Goodluck Jonathan’s signing of the Same-Sex Prohibition Act 2014. The latest country is the United States of America, whose Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle threatened that  the United States will scale down its support […]

Security challenges in North ‘ll be resolved before April 2014 —CDS

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI Badeh, Defence Chief; Minimah, Army Chief; Amosu, Airforce Chief and Jibrin, Naval Chief ABUJA — The new service chiefs, yesterday, pledged that the security challenges in the three northern states occasioned by the activities of the  Boko Haram Islamic sect would be resolved before April 2014. This was made known by the […]

N-Delta ex-militants pass confidence vote on Manager

…MilitantsUGHELLI—NIGER Delta ex-militants in the Third Phase of the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme have passed a vote of confidence on the senator representing Delta South senatorial district, Senator James Manager, for providing adequate representation to the district in the National Assembly.The group, in a statement by its National Secretary, Tam Odogwu, after a crucial meeting […]

Corruption: Kalu calls for Obasanjo’s arrest, prosecution

By DANIEL ETEGHE Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday, called for the arrest and prosecution of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, alleging that he started active corruption in Nigeria’s political circle. Speaking at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Dr. Kalu pointed out that he wonders why former President Obasanjo was still walking […]

We’ll make NNPC account for missing $10.8bn oil revenue — Okonjo-Iweala

BY BABAJIDE KOMOLAFE, CLIFFORD NDUJIHE & IKENNA ASOMBAMinister for Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that the ministry will make sure that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, accounts for the missing $10.8 billion oil revenue.She spoke, Sunday, in Lagos at a session with the South South Professionals, adding […]

PDP: Mu’azu returns from the cold

Gov Yuguda & MuazuThe emergence of former Governor Adamu Mu‘azu as the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday, was a convergence of interests of the principal stakeholders of the party: notably the governors and the president. He is a bridge between the many divides in a crises ridden party.By Emmanuel Aziken, Political […]

South Africa Bafana Bafana criticised by their sports minister after loss to Nigeria, calls them a “bunch of losers”

South Africa have been labelled “a bunch of losers” by the country’s sports minister after they were eliminated in the group stage of the African Nations Championship. The hosts of the tournament for home-based players lost 3-1 to Nigeria on Sunday to suffer a humiliating exit. “What I saw was not a problem of coaching, […]

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