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The quest by some politicians to become state Governors and Senators gives rise to this outrageous demand for 60 additional states to the 36 we have at this moment. **South South demanded 17 New states, North Central want 13 News [...]

July 7, 2013 Geography, Government and politics

$40m Spying Contract: Presidency, N’Assembly Set For Showdown

The Presidency and the National Assembly are set for a showdown over the controversial $40m Internet surveillance contract awarded by the Federal Government to an Israeli firm, Elbit Systems.   The Federal Government had reportedly awarded the contract to the [...]

July 6, 2013 Government and politics

15 Years Jail Term for Spreading False News

In an unprecedented move, members of the National Assembly yesterday amended the Information and Communications Act 2009, stipulating a 15-year-jail term or a fine of D3 million, or both fine and imprisonment, on any person who spreads false news against [...]

July 5, 2013 Law

First African Marine University to Open in Imo State – Okorocha

The Imo State Government is embarking on the building of the first Marine University in Africa at the Ose – Motor location in Oguta Local Government Area of the State. The State Governor, Rochas Okorocha told the media in his [...]

July 5, 2013 Military

FG May Scrap BPE, NAPEP, NEPC, 217 Other Agencies

Former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsanye   •To merge EFCC, ICPC •Retains NYSC, NEMA, FRSC •Presidency: No decision made on parastatals yet Kunle Aderinokun in Lagos and Muhammad Bello in Abuja The federal government [...]

July 2, 2013 Government and politics

Lagos fiscal mgt surpasses FG’s as tax tops 75% of revenue BY : PATRICK ATUANYA

The Federal Government may have lessons to learn from Lagos, as the state’s 2012 internally generated revenue (IGR) from taxes touched the 75 percent mark, in stark contrast to the Federal Government which gets only 20 percent of its budget [...]

July 2, 2013 Government and politics
Folashde Tinubu Ojo

“Why We Chose Tinubu’s Daughter As Iyaloja”

The Secretary-General of Lagos Markets, Deacon Lanre Ajayi, has  put to rest the controversy that trailed the emergence of Mrs Folashde Tinubu-Ojo as the new Iyaloja of Lagos, saying she fulfilled what was stated in the constitution. Speaking with Saturday [...]

June 29, 2013 Government and politics
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Breaking News: Jonathan And Amaechi Settle Conflict?

A few days after bodyguards of Mr. Jonathan prevented Rivers State governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from shaking hands with him at a presidential dinner last week in Abuja.     Amaechi met President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Port Harcourt [...]

June 29, 2013 Government and politics
Plateau Raid

Plateau Raid: ‘We Are Still Picking Dead Bodies From The Bush’

About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attackers allegedly invaded Bolgang, Karkashi and Magama villages on Wednesday morning, shooting [...]

June 28, 2013 Military

3 Lebanese Charged With Terrorism In Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday charged three Lebanese allegedly linked to the militant Shiite movement Hezbollah with terrorism related offences. Five Lebanese nationals were implicated last month after a huge cache of arms and ammunition was found in their premises in the [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
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Court Jails Undergraduate 3 Years For Yahoo Yahoo

Justice Akintunde Abass yesterday at the State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced a young man to three years in jail for obtaining money under wrong pretence and scam The young man was twenty four year [...]

June 26, 2013 Law

Arrest EFCC chairman within 2 weeks – Court orders Police IG

by Isi Esene Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court has ordered the arrest of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Friday Ebelo for disobeying a [...]

June 26, 2013 Law

N10 Billion Lawsuit by Kano Lebanese Community Leader Filed Against Leadership Newspaper

The Chairman of the Lebanese community in Kano, Tahir Fadallah, has initiated N10 billion lawsuit against an Abuja based newspaper, Leadership, for allegedly defaming him in a report over the arms cache discovered at a building in Kano. Mr. Fadallahi cited [...]

June 24, 2013 Law
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Immigration Arrests 400 Suspected Illegal Immigrants In Kano

The Kano State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service on Saturday arrested more than 400 suspected illegal immigrants in Kano metropolis. The Controller of Immigration in the state, Hamisu Maishanu, told journalists at a briefing in Kano that all those arrested [...]

June 22, 2013 Law
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No Elaborate 50th Birthday Party For Me -Gov Fashola

Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola will turn 50 on June 28th. His aides were planning an elaborate 50th birthday party but he asked them to stop. He doesn't want to have an elaborate birthday at tax payers expense. Read what [...]

June 22, 2013 Government and politics
Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

The Department of State Security, SSS, had filed the charge on 5 June following the arrest of the Lebanese in connection with the unlawful importation and possession of the large cache of prohibited firearms and other weapons of mass destruction [...]

June 20, 2013 Law
Nigerian Military

“Boko Haram Is Getting Weaker” – Nigerian Military

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday said the killings of scores of people in Borno and Yobe in the past few days are signs that the Boko Haram terrorists are losing the battle against government forces. The military said the [...]

June 20, 2013 Military
Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources

9 dams and 7% more portable water in 2 years: Minister of water resources gives mid-term score card

by David Odom The Federal Government says access to potable water in the country has increased from 58% to 65% in the last two years.   Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Sarah Ockekpe announced this in Abuja while presenting the Mid-term [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics
Jonathan on Crime Rate in Nigeria

FG To Enforce Punishment For Failure To Give Unemployment Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said it will penalise any establishment or individual that fails to  give information as required for the job creation and reduction of unemployment survey coming up soon. A statement from the bureau said [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics

Corrupt Politicians Must Pay For Their Sins – Rawlings

Former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, Monday said if Nigeria and other parts of Africa must get it right and strengthen democracy, corrupt politicians must not be allowed to go scot-free. This came as former Interim Head of [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics

Task Force Arrests 138 Council Agents, Others

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) has arrested no fewer than 138 local government revenue collectors and other gangsters. Task force Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, said the move was a continuation of government’s determination to [...]

June 18, 2013 Law
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Facebook Friends Tackle Jonathan Over Mid-term Report

Facebook friends of President Goodluck Jonathan have taken to his fan page to register their displeasure over the mid-term assessment carried out by himself on his administration. His allies said it was wrong for the President to have undertaken such [...]

June 14, 2013 Government and politics
Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s Comments On Boko Haram Has Exposed Him As A Sectional Leader – Arewa Youths.

Some concerned members of the Arewa Youths Forum have called on former Head of State Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to desist from making inciting statements in his quest for political relevance. The youths also advised the presidential candidate of the [...]

June 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Many Top Officials Of Nigeria’s Military, Paramilitary Agencies Are Incompetent- Jonathan

The president said this while inaugurating the police service commission. President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his dismay that the most senior officials of many of Nigeria’s military and para-militaary security agencies are incompetent and do not merit their positions; thus [...]

June 12, 2013 Government and politics
Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law
FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers.

FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers

The introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government has so far led to the discovery of 46,821 ghost workers and saved the nation N118.9 billion. The Coordinating [...]

June 11, 2013 Government and politics

Declare June 12 Democracy Day – SANs BY SUCCESS NWOGU,

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Yusuf Ali and John Baiyeshea, have called on the Federal Government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. In separate telephone interviews with our correspondent on Saturday, they stated that June 12 was [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics, Return to democracy

Why we revived Awolowo, MKO’s party — Falae, Fasehun BY LEKE BAIYEWU AND GBENGA ADENIJI

Former minister and presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae and founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun, have said they are reviving  old opposition parties to give the electorate an alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics
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NYSC Coordinator Warns Corps Members Against Absenteeism

Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that any corps member who absconded would repeat the service year. We discover that corps members have various reasons for absconding during their service year, but for whatever reason, NYSC [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
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Fulfil Your Promises To S’East, Ndigbo Tells Jonathan

The Ndigbo Unity Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfil his promises to the people of the South East In a statement by its President, Augustine Chukwudum, which was made available to Saturday PUNCH, the group asked for [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics