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Kwara teachers threaten to boycott classes over unpaid salaries

Some teachers in public schools in Kwara on Wednesday said they may start boycotting classes if the two months salaries owed them were not paid. The teachers, who spoke with newsmen in separate interviews across the state, expressed worry at the development. [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say

Gunmen kidnap former Rep. candidate in Nasarawa

The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Mary Enwongulu, All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency at the 2015 general elections. ASP Ismaila Umar-Numan, the state Police Public Relations Officer, told pressmen in [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Gmail gets “Undo Send’’, users can now recall mails

Gmail gets “Undo Send’’, users can now recall mails

Any Gmail user, who regrets a message they just sent, has the option to undo the action, provided they are quick enough, a report said on Wednesday. It added that the new “Undo Send’’ option allowed a message to be retrieved, [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Senate Leadership: Leave us alone, we can resolve our problems, Senate leadership to APC leaders

Senate Leadership: Leave us alone, we can resolve our problems, Senate leadership to APC leaders

By Henry Umoru ABUJA- THE leadership of the Senate opened up yesterday that Senators were capable of nipping in the bud, the perceived crisis presenting rocking the upper Chambers and by extension, the National assembly of they were left on [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Bundu waterfront shooting: SERAP faults FG’s N6.5m compensation

Bundu waterfront shooting: SERAP faults FG’s N6.5m compensation

The Federal Government has paid N6.5 million (over $ 30,000 US) in compensation to victims of shooting by armed security forces in Bundu Ama, Port Harcourt on 12 October 2009. The payment followed the ECOWAS Court of Justice judgment obtained by [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Bank customers hail extension of BVN deadline

Bank customers hail extension of BVN deadline

Awka – Bank customers who turned out in their thousands on Tuesday in Awka for last-minute registration for Bank Verification Number (BVN) have hailed the decision to extend the exercise. The customers who had thronged various branches of banks in [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say

7 women arrested in Ondo for prostitution, child trafficking

By Dayo Johnson child trafficking: Akure—Seven women have been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State command, for alleged prostitution and child trafficking. child trafficking: The suspects were arrested at a brothel on Car Street, Akure, the [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say

Exit of tankers from Oshodi-Apapa Expressway: Motorists say it’s not yet Uhuru

Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor. File Photo By Bose Adelaja Motorists say it’s not yet Uhuru: Most motorists and other road users were pleasantly surprised when they were confronted by a tankers-free [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
APC’s plot to remove Deputy Senate President, futile – Sen Ohuabunwa

APC’s plot to remove Deputy Senate President, futile – Sen Ohuabunwa

By Anayo Okoli  Sen Ohuabunwa: UMUAHIA — SENATOR Mao Ohuabunwa has said the plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to remove the Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, would end in futility, noting that only the Senate that [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Buhari’s Delayed Cabinet

Buhari’s Delayed Cabinet

Delayed Cabinet: WHEN former President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari emerged as the presidential candidates of the two major political parties – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively, it was taken for granted [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say

Bayelsa: Who is ditching Dickson?

With the Bayelsa State governorship election slated for November drawing near, political alignments and realignments have heightened in the predominantly riverine state as those opposed to the re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson are stocking their arsenal to scuttle his return [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say

It’s not true Akpabio and Udom have started fighting — UMANAH

Mr. Aniekan Umanah, former Commissioner for Information in the Chief Godswill Akpabio’s administration commissioner-designate in the Udom Emmanuel’s administration in this interview berates the judiciary for relocating the Akwa-Ibom State Elections Petitions Tribunal from the state to Abuja, the Federal [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
APC and the death wish turned prophecy

APC and the death wish turned prophecy

By Rotimi FasanEARLIER this year, in the wake of the rather comprehensive defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 polls, Nigerian academic and Sahara Reporters columnist, Pius Adesanmi, had rechristened Doyin Okupe, presidential aide on media to Goodluck [...]

July 1, 2015 What the papers say
Ogogoro deaths and proposed ban on local gin

Ogogoro deaths and proposed ban on local gin

THE recent outbreak of deaths of over 60 persons arising from the consumption of local gin (Ogogoro) is outrageous and scaring, noting that local gin has been in consumption in years without such detrimental effect. The locally produced gin was [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
Don’t force Oyegun out of office, Benin Aborigines urge APC

Don’t force Oyegun out of office, Benin Aborigines urge APC

By Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—Following the leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly and the call by some governors of All Progressives Congress, APC, on the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign his position over bribery allegation, Assembly [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
APGA expresses worry over FG’s slow pace

APGA expresses worry over FG’s slow pace

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka—THE National Executive Committee, NEC, of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has expressed concern  over what it described as the slow and somewhat unsettled disposition of the government led by All Progressives Congress, APC, to critical national issues [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
Danjuma calls Oshoala, 34 others for E/Guinea

Danjuma calls Oshoala, 34 others for E/Guinea

Super Falcons interim coach, Chris Danjuma has called up 35 players in preparation for the 2016 Olympics qualifying fixture against Equatorial Guinea. The players are to report to Abuja camp on today ahead of the team’s departure to Port Harcourt [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Ighegwe Odion: A folklorist and instrumentalist of repute

By USMAN ABUDAH Individuals are gifted in rather queer callings in life that make them great while living: some are educated to the highest levels and are known for either amassing astonishing wealth and they are talked about by the [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Why Reps had to fight — Saraki

The president of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki in this interview with Senate correspondents at the weekend spoke on intrigues around his emergence as the presiding officer of the National Assembly among other topical issues. Excerpts: By Henry Umoru [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Subsidy without conditions is unacceptable

By DEle sOBOWALE “As at May 15, 2015, only $ 2.79bn was left in the ECA [Excess Crude Account]” –  PUNCH, June 24, 2015, p 2. ECA: THE ROGUE ACCOUNT FINALLY EXHAUSTED The Excess Crude Account, ECA, an illegal account [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Devaluation: Financial experts predict slowdown in economic activities

Financial experts on Tuesday predicted that a further devaluation of the Naira would slowdown economic activities and deepen a current lull in the nation’s capital market. The experts who kicked against further devaluation of the currency called for urgent diversification of [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Governors to probe NNPC over alleged unremitted N3.8 trn. scam

Nigerian state governors are to look into why potentially billions of dollars in oil revenue were allegedly not paid into government coffers, as part of a wider probe into the state-run oil firm. A four-man panel will seek answers from the [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Farida: Strength in the face of disability

By Funmi Ajumobi 36 years old Farida Nana Efua Bedwei was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and spent most of her childhood in Dominica, Grenada and the U.K. before the family moved to Ghana when she was nine.  She suffered from [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
Breaking news: Jega bows out, hands over to Ahmed Wali

Breaking news: Jega bows out, hands over to Ahmed Wali

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Atthairu Jega has handed over the reins of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to Ambassador Ahmed Wali as the Acting Chairman of the commission. Jega bowed out today after five years [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Obajana: When suffering is unnecessary

By Johnson Agada THE  multinational corporation is a large  firm that has operations in more than one country. MNCs have been the main source of a debate which has been waged since the early 1960s. The argument is based around [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
Treason trial against Biafra Zionists: Judge bows to pressure, disqualifies self

Treason trial against Biafra Zionists: Judge bows to pressure, disqualifies self

By Austin Ogwuda, EnuguTHE Federal high court 2, Enugu presided over by Justice D.V. Agishi of the Federal high court Enugu, yesterday disqualified itself from the continued trial of the eleven members of pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) facing [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Read Buhari’s speech to govs: Find money to pay your workers

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say
Buhari orders re-issuance of Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent

Buhari orders re-issuance of Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

Saraki, Dogara tackle ex-APC chair, Akande

*Say their election not facilitated by oil barons By Gbenga Oke & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, debunked claims by the former Interim National Chairman [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say

FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor & Ben AgandeABUJA— A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated [...]

June 30, 2015 What the papers say