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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
Governor Chime

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
Hamza-al-Mustapha

Al-Mustapha: Lagos Heads to Supreme Court over Kudirat’s Murder

Gboyega Akinsanmi and  Akinwale Akintunde   The Lagos State Government has approached the Supreme Court to challenge a decision of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General [...]

August 14, 2013 Law
South+Africa+Pistorious

Police complete Pistorius murder probe, runner to appear in court

Police said on Tuesday they had used forensic experts, ballistics experts, psychologists and technology experts to investigate the Feb. 14 death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot by Pistorius through a closed bathroom door at his upmarket Pretoria home. “It [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians must take over the ownership of the means of production of their economy and not allow foreign multinationals to enjoy all the benefits, South Africa’s radical activist, Julius Malema, said on Monday, as he visits Nigeria for the first [...]

August 13, 2013 Government and politics
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever in the rumour. The governor said he was disturbed when some of his friends outside the shores of Nigeria called him that they heard it on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his deputy was about to be impeached. “As I am talking to you now, Alhaji Olanusi remained the deputy governor of Ondo State and there is no plan to impeach him,” he said. The clarification also coincided with the statements of the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dare Emiola and that of the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Information, Oyebo Aladetan. Aladetan said the report must have been a figment of the imagination of the people because there was no time such a matter was tabled for discussion on the floor of the House of Assembly. Also, Emiola, who is from the same Akoko South West Local Government Area with the deputy governor, said the House had been on recess for over two weeks and the issue was not discussed before the Assembly went on recess. Checks revealed that the speculations was induced by reports by a section of the media on the state of health of the deputy governor, suggesting that that he might no longer cope with the demands of the office.

No plans to impeach deputy gov – Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state   Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

BUSTED: Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

The Boko Haram shelter at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto was raided on Saturday, August 10, 2013, by the Nigerian Army. The operation was carried out in order to curb the influx of the extremist sect members from Borno, Yobe and [...]

August 10, 2013 Military
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Boko Haram Insurgency Would Not Expand Beyond Northeast – Lt. Gen. Ihejirika

The Nigerian Army declared that sufficient efforts are being made to prevent Boko Haram insurgency from expanding to other parts of the country. This statement has been made in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike [...]

August 8, 2013 Military
EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

Embattled Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd who was arrested for allegedly hitting an anti-Amaechi lawmaker with a fake mace may be in for more trouble as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, [...]

August 6, 2013 Law
North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

Elder statesman and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Abba-Gana, has dismissed assertions of a united northern opposition against President Goodluck Jonathan.   He said Prof. Ango Abdullahi and the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, do not speak [...]

August 6, 2013 Government and politics
Deported from Lagos State

Igbos Deportation From Lagos. APC Tells Gov Obi to Apologise to Nigerians.

The Newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday accused Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, of threatening the country’s unity and whipping up tribal sentiment by sensationalising the recent ‘deportation’ of some indigenes of the state from Lagos. The party [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
Deportation of Nigerians

DEPORTING NON-LAGOSIANS BY FASHOLA & TINUBU IS NOT NEW.

1. Lagos State governor Raji Fashola and his predecessor Bola Tinubu have been “deporting” beggars from Lagos State for at least 10 years now 2. Over the last years alone, a total number of 3,114 beggars/ destitute/ mentally-challenged have been [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
APC HEADS FOR FRESH CRISIS. BUHARI DROPPED.

APC HEADS FOR FRESH CRISIS. BUHARI DROPPED.

The newly-registered All Progressives Congress (APC) may be courting trouble soon after its acceptance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as sources within the party informed the Sunday Newswatch, in graphic details, of current moves that may tear the [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics
Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

I am not sure of the exact reasons why the Lagos State Government would take such step against the people. But I’m not surprised, judging by the pedigree and past radical deeds of the state government.   Although the move [...]

August 4, 2013 Law
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APGA Suspends Okorocha, Dissolves Imo Chapter

The All Progressive Grand Alliance has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State over alleged involvement in anti-party activities. Rising from an emergency National Executive Council held on Saturday in Abuja, the party also dissolved its Imo State chapter and [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics
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‘Why We Transferred Rivers Lawmaker From London Hospital

THE member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Chinda, who was hit with a mace by the Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, has been transferred from the Cromwell Hospital in London to an undisclosed hospital for security [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics, Law
Child Marriage The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Child Marriage: The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Given the emotional reactions to the retention of Section 29(4) b of the Constitution by the Senate and its implications on the legality of child marriage, it is perhaps necessary for stakeholders to approach the Supreme Court to seek judicial [...]

August 3, 2013 Law
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“We Only Deported 14, not 67 Destitutes To Anambra – Fashola

As the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘deportation’ of beggars and destitute people to Anambra State continues to rage, the Lagos State governor, Friday, stated that only 14 people were sent home to their families. Governor Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos State [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics
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APC Presidential Ticket: North Woos T Y Danjuma.

The newly registered All Progressives Congress has begun moves to draft a former Minister of Defence (retd.), General Theophilus Danjuma, into the 2015 presidential election race. It was learnt that the North had foreclosed the possibility of getting the Peoples [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS.

Even in these challenging times we must encourage the good news narrative to thrive so as to drown out the unacceptable negatives in the polity. Just a few developments: The first is that MTN Nigeria limited has appointed a Nigerian, [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics
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ALUU 4: Plaintiffs Present Fresh Charges Against Suspects

Plaintiffs in the court case over murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu, Rivers State have withdrawn and presented fresh charges against suspects on trial over the incident.   A High Court presided over by Justice L.L [...]

August 1, 2013 Education, Law
Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

The governments of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday signed a Bi-National Commission Framework Agreement which paves the way for both countries to clearly define their priorities and goals towards achieving meaningful and sustainable economic, social and political relations.   [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics