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FG says no to N65 petrol •Labour rejects N90 •Talks resume Saturday •Strike, protests to continue

Talks to resolve the ongoing fuel subsidy crisis ended in a deadlock on Thursday as the organised Labour insisted that the government should return the pump price of petrol to N65 per litre. The talks between a government team of ministers and governors, and officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and representatives […]

Sylva and Dickson’s names absent in Bayelsa’ guber list

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday released the names of candidates of the 36 political parties for the February 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State, but was silent on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its flag bearer in the election. The commission gave the ongoing litigation between the party and Governor Timipre Sylva […]

Women throng Kano protest

Protesters defied the harsh harmattan in Kano to continue the mass protest against fuel subsidy removal in Kano on Thursday. And for the first time since the beginning of the mass action, women in their thousands, joined the anti-fuel subsidy removal protest. The protesters, which also included hordes of youths, gathered as early as 8am […]

Adamawa guber: CPC alleges plot to assassinate Marwa, Ribadu, others

Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA—With just over a week to Adamawa State governor-ship election, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has raised alarm over attempts to assassi-nate its flag bearer, Gene-ral Mohamed Marwa (rtd.), his running mate, Chief John Manasah, Senator Jubril Aminu, Boni Haruna and Mr. Nuhu Ribadu. In a statement by Chief Manasah, Director-General of Marwa […]

South-south, south east leaders warn against military coup

, 2012 • Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section The Elders and Leaders of the South-East and the South-South have warned against any undemocratic attempt to overthrow the government of President Goodluck Jonathan in the wake of the sustained nation-wide strike over the removal of fuel subsidy. The group alleged that the […]

Suspected ritualists set ablaze, two escape

EMMA AMAIZe & AKPOKONA OMAFUAIRE WARRI—A suspected ritualist was lynched yesterday at Otukuku in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State by an irate mob after a decomposing corpse was found under a bridge, suspected to be a hideout for ritualists. Two other members of the gang were lucky as they escaped from the […]

Explosion rocks RSUST in Port-Harcourt

Port-Harcourt— Explosion rocked the office of the Registrar of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, Wednesday night. Confirming the development, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ben Uguegbulam, said there was no casualty in the incident. He said the Police had moved in to investigate the incident. His words: “At about 1940hrs, […]

BREAKING NEWS: FG, Labour Move Towards Compromise

The ice has finally been broken between labour unions and the Federal Government over the removal of fuel subsidy with a meeting scheduled for this evening, THISDAY can report. Ahead of the tripartriate negotiation in Abuja involving the Executive, National Assembly leadership and the unions, the Jonathan Administration is considering a mechanism aimed at subsidising […]

Niger burns as protesters torch IBB campaign office•Policeman killed, curfew imposed

Protesters mostly youths yesterday took the on-going nation-wide strike against fuel subsidy removal to a frightening level when they burnt buildings belonging to Niger State Government and influential indigenes. A policeman died when the dust settled. Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s (IBB) campaign headquarters on Mobil Roundabout, State Development Company and INEC office, were […]

Senate summons service chiefs, vows to ignore death threats

Okays emergency rule, compensation for blast victims Obasanjo weeps, curses at scene of Boko Haram killings CAN accuses southern governors of insensitivity ANGER reigned in the Senate yesterday over the raging terror attacks in the country as former President Olusegun Obasanjo wept at the scene of Boko Haram killings in Adamawa State. Emotions rose at […]

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