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NLC vows to resist sale of refineries

  NLC President, Mr Abdulwaheed Omar The Nigeria Labour Congress on Saturday said it would resist the privatisation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry by the Federal Government. The President of NLC, Abdulwaheed Omar, said speculations were rife that the ongoing fuel scarcity was a deliberate ploy by government to pave way for […]

Why I accepted centenary award —Buhari

  Former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) Former military Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Saturday gave reasons for accepting the centenary award. He said he received the award from President Goodluck Jonathan at Nigeria’s centenary anniversary because of  its significance. Buhari, however, did not state whether or not a past […]

ECOWAS calls for integration plans

The ECOWAS Vice President, Dr Toga McIntosh, has urged the community’s Strategic Planning Coordination Committee, to develop practical and feasible strategic plans for the realisation of its integration objective. McIntosh made the call at the eight session of the committee in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He said Community Strategic Framework was an umbrella for ECOWAS Institutions […]

Presidential drama: President Jonathan’s N9bn jet refuses to fly

  The presidential aircraft at Minna Airport, Niger State, on Saturday. | credits: Olalekan Adetayo President Goodluck Jonathan and some top government officials on Saturday escaped an air mishap at the Minna Airport, Niger State, when a presidential jet developed a technical fault, while they were aboard. The presidential jet, Nigerian Air Force 001 (5N-FGT), […]

50 gunmen attack Enugu govt house

  Enugu State Governor, Mr Sullivan Chime | credits: macksonokotie.blogspot.com Security personnel foiled an attempt by about 50 armed men to forcefully gain control of the Enugu State Government House  in the early hours of Saturday. Police officers, men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and soldiers were among the security operatives who […]

Boko Haram: FG engages CIA, M15

Few hours after resumption of work by the new Minister of Defence, General Aliyu Gusau (rtd), there are strong signals that discreet moves are on to conscript what a top security source called “dark forces within Western intelligence agencies” to tame insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria. Citing top intelligence briefings, the source hinted that the Boko […]

Missing Malaysian jet – U.S. deploys destroyer – 239 passengers on board

Several hours after a Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 disappeared somewhere over the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early Saturday morning, the United States’ Navy has dispatched the USS Pinckney and a P-3C Orion aircraft to assist in the search. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew members, was on its way to […]

Nigeria, Mexico friendly set attendance record

Friday, March 7, 2014 The Super Eagles of Nigeria and their Mexican counterparts may get a quick return to Atlanta, Georgia to play another friendly game after their international friendly set a new attendance record. The game, which was played early Thursday, recorded an arena high 68,220, as fans travelled far and wide to see […]

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Kenyan President, Cabinet Announce Pay Cut

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he and his cabinet will take a pay cut to help bring down the government’s wage bill. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta President Kenyatta said that he and his deputy William Ruto would take a 20% cut while other ministers would have their pay reduced by 10%. Foreign trips, […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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