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Sacked Ministers: Lobbyists Storm Aso Rock

Sacked Ministers: Lobbyists Storm Aso Rock

By: Bayo Oladeji, Chibuzo Ukaibe, Patrick Ochoga Two days after President Goodluck Jonathan sacked nine of his ministers, some leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP), business moguls and traditional rulers yesterday stormed Aso Rock, the seat of power, [...]

September 14, 2013 Government and politics

I Am Going Back to University to Teach, Says Ruqayyatu Rufa’i

Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, who was among the nine ministers relieved of their positions by President Goodluck Jonathan in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, says she will be going back to the university to teach.   She, who handed over the [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Nigerian Army Promises To End Insecurity

The Nigerian Army has  assured Nigerians that  the spate of kidnappings, armed robbery and even the  Boko Haram menace  will soon be a thing of the past in the country.   Declaring open the 9th training conference for the Nigerian [...]

September 13, 2013 Military
Farida Waziri threatens to ‘open up’ on Obasanjo

Farida Waziri threatens to ‘open up’ on Obasanjo

BY ABOSEDE MUSARI, ABUJA • Says ability to witch-hunt political enemies not part of qualifications • Claims initiating investigations on Ibori    NIGERIANS may be treated to some weighty revelations about the anomalies that characterised governance in the country some [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Beyond the sack of ministers

The recent sack of nine ministers by President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be part of the political master strokes that would unfold in the coming months towards 2015 elections. From all indications it hardly has any relationship with a genuine [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
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How a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator jailed in US stole $11m

ABUJA — Details emerged, yesterday, of how a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator, successfully ripped off unsuspecting persons across the United States and Canada to the tune of $11 million (N1.782 billion) in a major mail and wire fraud.   Ekhator, who [...]

September 12, 2013 Law
Ministers Sacked

JONATHAN SACKS 9 MINISTERS •Ashiru, Rufa’i, Obada affected •Some board members also to go •Maku, Wike to oversee Defence, Education

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, axed nine ministers in his cabinet.   The affected ministers were Ruqa’yyatu Rufa’i (Education); Ita Okon Ewa (Science and Technology); Olugbenga Ashiru (Foreign Affairs); Hadiza Mailafia (Environment); Olushola Obada (State, Defence); Shamsudeen Usman (National Planning); [...]

September 12, 2013 Government and politics
Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Justice Ganiyu Safari has granted suspected fraudster, Fred Ajudua bail in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum on the grounds of his failing health in a court sitting at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja. [...]

September 11, 2013 Law
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Born Again King: Olu Of Warri Bows To His People

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, has finally bowed to his people who insisted that he could not renounce his “Ogiame” traditional title because of his Christian faith. The entire Itsekiri nation, represented by thousands of men, women and [...]

September 10, 2013 Government and politics
Chuks Okocha and Tobi Soniyi A Federal High Court Monday in Abuja, granted a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN),

Falana Begins Proceedings to Ascertain Status of Suntai’s Health

Chuks Okocha and Tobi Soniyi A Federal High Court Monday in Abuja, granted a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), leave to commence a suit to compel the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke [...]

September 10, 2013 Law
New army division’ll have enhanced logistics

New army division’ll have enhanced logistics – COAS

THE army authorities have assured that the newly formed 7 Division will be given enhanced fire power backed by adequate logistics to facilitate its task of tackling terrorism in the North East as well establish an enduring security in its [...]

September 8, 2013 Military
Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma,

Danjuma Moves in to Save Suntai

Worried by desperate move by some politicians to edge out his ‘godson’ from office, former Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, may have begun serious moves to save Governor Danbaba Suntai’s job.   Danjuma on Thursday morning flew into Jalingo and [...]

September 7, 2013 Government and politics
Taraba Crises

Taraba crisis: Senate disowns Uzodinma

The Senate has distanced itself from the political crisis rocking Taraba State as the upper chamber declared that the recent mission of Senator Hope Uzodinma to the state was not a Senate affair.   Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media [...]

September 7, 2013 Government and politics
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Shortlist of 5 loyalists successor: Fashola dismisses report

Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at the weekend described as ridiculous, a newspaper report that he had drawn up a list of five candidates who could succeed him.   Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the governor reacted to the report [...]

September 2, 2013 Government and politics
Plot to impeach Taraba acting gov thickens

Plot to impeach Taraba acting gov thickens •We met Suntai in very bad state –Legislator •No to govt by proxy –Tukur

FOLLOWING the resolution by members of Taraba State House of Assembly that the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, should continue in office, there are strong indications that loyalists of the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai are plotting to remove the acting [...]

August 31, 2013 Government and politics
PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

BY HENRY UMORU, NATIONAL Working Committee, NWC of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP yesterday slammed its hedge hammer on the Chairman, Senate Committee Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Senator Andy Uba and suspended him from the party as [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
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Suntai’s letter not written by him, says Taraba Assembly

A DECLARATION by the Taraba State House of Assembly Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai was still recuperating underscored the lawmakers’ opposition to his bid to resume work.   In fact, the lawmakers stated that a letter transmitted to the House [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
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Taraba House declares Suntai unfit, urges return to US for rehab

Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa has told Governor Danbaba Suntai to return to the United States for further treatment in the hospital.   Tsokwa spoke to newsmen in Jalingo, the capital today, about 12 hours after [...]

August 29, 2013 Government and politics
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Suntai Notifies Assembly of Readiness to Resume Work

BY THOMAS POGGE AND MITU SENGUPTA   The frail-looking Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, who returned to the country on Sunday after spending 10 months in health facilities in Germany and the United States following a plane crash in [...]

August 27, 2013 Government and politics
Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

The Benue State Police Command said yesterday it arrested over 300 suspected criminals in the last three months.   Police Commissioner Adams Audu said the arrests were made between June and August, three months of his assumption of duty.   [...]

August 27, 2013 Law
Fayemi, Bamidele's Supporters in Fresh Bloody Clash

Fayemi, Bamidele’s Supporters in Fresh Bloody Clash

BY GBENGA ARIYIBI Ado Ekiti — Supporters of a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and those loyal to the governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, engaged each other in a bloody clash at Iyin Ekiti, in Irepodun-Ifelodun [...]

August 27, 2013 Government and politics
President Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister

President Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of the Youth Minister, Inuwa Abdulkadir.   According to a statement released to the Media by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim in Abuja today, reason(s) for the termination of [...]

August 26, 2013 Government and politics
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Supreme Court Suspends Vacation to Hear Ondo Governorship Appeals

BY TOBI SONIYI The Supreme Court has fixed a new date for the hearing of multiple appeals against the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the declaration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as the winner of the Ondo State [...]

August 26, 2013 Law
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Governor Chime Was “Amused” Reading His Own Obituaries

As he strode to a more relaxing seat from the exalted one where he signs the executive decisions that run Enugu State, Governor Sullivan Iheanacho Chime set the mood for the interview at the Lion Building, Enugu, his official quarters. [...]

August 25, 2013 Government and politics
IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has condoled with the relations, friends and colleagues of the late Olalekan Ajayi, a commercial motorcyclist, who was said to have died by the hands of a police officer on Tuesday, August 20,2013. [...]

August 23, 2013 Law
After months of hustling, the contest to replace the two term governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi enters its final lap tomorrow with the governorship primaries of the main opposition party, PDP, while that of the ruling APGA will be on Monday. However, being Anambra State, the home of many political intrigues, tomorrow’s contest is expected to open political oddities that are bound to be exploited by Anambra’s professional politicians.

ANAMBRA 2013: Now the final lap

After months of hustling, the contest to replace the two term governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi enters its final lap tomorrow with the governorship primaries of the main opposition party, PDP, while that of the ruling APGA will [...]

August 23, 2013 Government and politics
U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

THE ninth United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) concluded with a resolve that Nigeria should provide more security training to the military and other government services.   In a United States (U.S.) Embassy statement in Abuja yesterday, the Under Secretary of [...]

August 22, 2013 Military
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Nigeria: Ihejirika Warns Soldiers On Religious Extremism

Minna — The Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika has warned officers and men of the Army against religious extremism, saying the authorities will not hesitate to fire any one found wanting in that regard. Ihejirika gave the [...]

August 19, 2013 Military
The performance of Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola is exaggerated ("overblown") and does not "match the revenue accruing to the state on a monthly basis

Fashola Gov’s Performance “Fake, Pretentious, Partial” – Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders

The performance of Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola is exaggerated (“overblown”) and does not “match the revenue accruing to the state on a monthly basis,” says Executive Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), Mr. Debo Adeniran.   Speaking at the annual [...]

August 15, 2013 Government and politics
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Soldiers kill two B’Haram commanders, arrest six – Military

The Military Special Operation Unit in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Tuesday said it killed two Boko Haram commanders in a gun battle.   The unit Commanding Officer, Operation, Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, stated this in Mubi.   Martins said the [...]

August 14, 2013 Military