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Why governors could not oppose subsidy removal

Olaleye Despite the outrage over the January 1 removal of fuel subsidy and attempts by labour and civil society groups to court governors to back the protests, reasons emerged at the weekend why governors of the 36 governors of the federation will support the controversial policy. According to sources, notwithstanding the feeble attempts by Action […]

United States issues fresh warning for citizens to stay clear of Nigeria

By Tokunbo Adedoja   The United States has issued a fresh travel warning on Nigeria citing the recent declaration of state of emergency in some states by President Goodluck Jonathan and the  protests trailing the removal of fuel subsidy. The new warning,  which was issued by the State Department, was dated January 12 and replace that […]

Fire guts National Assembly complex

By Akogun and Onwuka Nzeshi  Fire Saturday  gutted the National Assembly Complex, razing part of the office of the clerk of the assembly. An eyewitness said the fire began from an air conditioner in one of the rooms above the Senate chamber following a power surge in the expansive building. Security men on guard duty […]

Strike continues Monday, after deadlock in talks with labour

Labour and the federal government dug into their trenches last night, with no side shifting grounds as they met over the logjam on the removal of fuel subsidy. The meeting, which was held at the State House, Abuja, ended at 11.10p.m. Sunday Sun however learnt that the meeting might reconvene today. Speaking to State House […]

Boko Haram: 20 Security officers for oversea training

Victoria Ojeme As part of efforts to enhance the capacity of Nigerian security establishment to tackle the menace of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, 20 officials have been selected to undergo specialised training abroad. The officials include eight from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), eight from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and four officials from […]

Boko Haram: Immigration closes Borno, Yobe borders

Victoria Ojeme The Nigeria Immigration Service, has embarked on total closure of the nation’s borders in Borno and Yobe States with the support of other Security Agencies. Considering the security imperatives of the announcement by President Goodluck Jonathan declaring state of emergency in some Local Government Areas in Borno and Yobe States , the Nigeria […]

South-South elders threaten to secede from Nigeria

By Chuks Okocha and Seriki Adinoyi  Irked by the increasing security challenges in the country, some South-south elders and leaders yesterday rose from an emergency meeting with a warning that dire consequences and a possible break up of Nigeria were in view, following the continued killing of southerners in the north by members of Boko […]

David-West cautions Ijaws over oil subsidy removal crisis

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West has cautioned the Ijaw against giving ethnic coloration to the fuel subsidy removal crisis. He told The Guardian in Port Harcourt yesterday that it was wrong for some Ijaw leaders and persons from the Niger Delta to conclude that resistance against fuel subsidy removal was aimed at frustrating and […]

Nigeria losses N500 billion daily due to strike

Uduma Kalu Nigeria’s nation wide strikes against the government’s removal of fuel subsidies is costing Africa’s second largest economy around N100 billion (403 million pounds) a day, the central bank governor has said. Lamido Sanusi said he expected inflation to rise to around 14-15 percent by the middle of this year, up from 10.5 percent […]

Borno to build 7 Quaranic schools (Will those be followed by the building of 7 Christian schools?)

As a way of addressing the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima has pledged to build seven Tsangaya (Quranic) schools in various parts of the state to provide both Western and Islamic system of education to pupils in the state. Shettima made the pledge yesterday while commissioning the first phase of the […]

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