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Subsidy scam: Rep insists on Diezani’s resignation

April 27, 2012 by John Ameh, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Robinson Uwak, on Thursday repeated his call on the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to resign her appointment following the uproar over the N1.07tn fuel subsidy scam. Uwak had made the same call on the floor of the […]

Yakowa, Fashola, Oni, others commiserate with ThisDay, The Sun

In a swift reaction to the bombing of the Kaduna offices of The Sun, Thisday and Moment newspapers yesterday, the Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa has described the incident as sad, unbelievable and shocking. In a statement issued by the governor’s media spokesman, Reuben Buhari, it noted that it was inhuman to subject journalists […]

How I escaped being killed –THISDAY reporter

When Senator Iroegbu, a reporter with ThisDay Newspapers, Abuja, left his house yesterday morning for the office at Jabi, Abuja, the least he had on his mind was bomb blast even though he has been reporting bombing incidents. However, his wife had a premonition that something bad was going to happen and tried to prevent […]

Fear grips buyers of govt houses in Bayelsa

Fear has gripped former government appointees and public officials on governor Timipre Sylva’s administration over possible revocation of government houses sold during the administraion’s tenure. The Opolo Housing Estate, accommodating members of the State Executive Council (SEC), justices of the state judiciary and top government officials was sold to the occupants of the houses. Also, […]

Rivers: Gunmen kidnap Rev Father…community leader’s wife too

A Reverend Father in Onne, Rivers State, Fr. Nwika Gbinu, has been kidnapped by gunmen. The cleric was allegedly abducted recently in the premises of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Onne, in Eleme Local Government Area at about 2.49am. A source told Daily Sun that the kidnappers whisked him away and he had since been in […]

ThisDay bomb blast: El-Rufai, Daniel react

Among the early callers at the ThisDay bomb blast scene yesterday were former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and immediate past governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Speaking with Daily Sun, El-Rufai said the situation was very sad that Nigerian lives continued to be lost to the incapacity of […]

Why we bombed media houses -Boko Haram

The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, has said it attacked media houses in Abuja and Kaduna yesterday to send a message to the media that it would no longer condone reports misrepresenting it in the press or blaming it for acts it knows nothing about. Abul Qaqa, spokesperson for the […]

Onitsha robbers meet waterloo in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a five-man gang of notorious armed robbers, who came from Onitsha, Anambra State, to operate in Lekki and Ajah areas of the state. The suspects are specialists in car-snatching and house burglary. They were said to have gone to Ajah in March 2012 and robbed its residents. They […]

We‘ll not be intimidated –NPAN

The Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has vowed not to be cowed or intimidated by yesterday’s unprovoked attack on some media establishments in Abuja and Kaduna by suspected Boko Haram members. The premises of Leader & Company, publishers of ThisDay Newspapers in Abuja, as well as the premises of The Sun and The Moment […]

Bomb blast: Jonathan, Mark, Ekweremadu, Chime, NGE, others condemn bombings

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday urged media workers not to be dissuaded from carrying out their fearless campaign for peace, justice and equity as democracy cannot flourish without press freedom. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan condemned the bomb blasts, which occurred early yesterday in newspaper houses […]

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