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Odumegwu-Ojukwu’s burial rites begin Saturday

BURIAL rites for the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu are expected to begin this weekend in all parts of the old South East zone with the popular Igbo culture of “Icho mmadu” (searching for the dead) which will be carried out by the youths in the major cities. Releasing the new programme for the burial, the […]

Bayelsa guber polls holds tomorrow, ANPP seeks new date

NBA cautions against violence, sends 573 monitors THE expectations and the stakes are high over tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State. Last minutes activities leading to the polls by both the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the participating political parties and other stakeholders have reached a peak. The only unexpected action came from […]

Arewa denies anti-Jonathan plots, affirms faith in Nigeria’s unity

THE controversial zoning of power by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between the North and South resurrected yesterday as northern elders responded to issues thrown up by the Boko Haram insurgency. Through their umbrella platform, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the northern elders expressed worry over leaders of the region being labelled as opposed to […]

Ex-militants lambast MEND

Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has been warned by repentant militants against resuming attacks on oil facilities in the region. They gave the warning, yesterday, at a forum organized for them by the Association for Non-Violence in the Niger Delta (ANND) and the Niger Delta Ex-agitators Forum (NDEF) in Port Harcourt, Rivers […]

Reps end fuel subsidy probe

From IHENACHO NWOSU, Abuja Friday February 10, 2012 • Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Fresh revelations on the scam that trailed subsidy payments on fuel and kerosene emerged yesterday, as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee probing the subsidy regime vowed to ensure the prosecution of individuals and firms found guilty […]

Bayelsa guber: 15,000 security operatives deployed

By Samuel Oyadongha, Vanguard Yenagoa—Police authorities have deployed 10,000 personnel for tomorrow’s governorship electios in Bayelsa State, while other security agencies are to provide additional 5,000 men, bringing the total to 15,000. Aside the 15,000 security personnel deployed for the exercise, anti- bomb squads drawn from neighbouring Edo, Delta and Rivers States, are expected to […]

Boko Haram: Former Minister cautions ex-militants against reprisal attacks

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT— FORMER Minister of Tourism, Alabo Graham- Douglas, has appealed to former militants in the Niger Delta to resist the urge to carry out reprisal attacks over killings of Christians by Boko Haram terrorists in the North. Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a peace concert organised by Association […]

Panel dismisses $235m fine on BA, Virgin Atlantic (Was the panel bribed?)

LAGOS – The panel set up by the federal government to investigate the price fixing allegation levelled against British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways has exonerated both airlines. The panel, instituted by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, also dismissed the $235 million fine slammed on the two British airlines. The panel unanimously held that the […]

Picture: Protest rocks Onitsha as policeman kills driver over N50

Email13 BY VINCENT UJUMADU AWKA- VIOLENT protest sparked off in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State Thursday, over the killing of a commercial bus driver simply identified as Edwin by a trigger happy policeman for failing to part with N50 tip. According to the conductor of the bus, Samuel Ekwueme who was crying uncontrollably, […]

Jonathan’s Visit: Police Mobilise 5,000 Officers in Sokoto

By Mohammed Aminu Sokoto State Police Command, has mobilised 5000 police men to maintain security during the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Sokoto today. Jonathan is expected to flag off the governorship campaign of former governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, at Trade Fair Complex Sokoto. The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Baba Adisa Bolanta, made […]

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