By Ifeatu Agbu THE current armed conflict [some call it war] in the Niger Delta is an unnecessary distraction that is neither in the interest of the Federal Government nor the people of the region that have endured many decades of neglect and deprivation.
THE Anambra State government is to upgrade dilapidated infrastructure in Okija community in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state to enhance the living standard of the people of the area, the state Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has said.Read More
By Tony Edike ENUGUâ€”THE 583 Secondary Schools in Enugu State are to be upgraded and equipped with libraries and Information Communication Technology infrastructure under a partnership programme between state government and the United Kingdom.
AWKAâ€”FOUR students of Imo State University, Owerri were yesterday paraded before newsmen in Awka by the men of the State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly kidnapping a four-year old boy, Sopuluchukwu Orji from his school at Awada near Onitsha last week. They were alleged to have also demanded the sum of N10 million ransom from the father of the boy, Mr. Cyril Orji.Read More
ENUGUâ€”THE Enugu State Coordinator of National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Mr. Hycienth Ngwu, has commended Governor Sullivan Chime for lifting the ban imposed on the commercial tricycle operators known as â€œKEKE Napepâ€ from operating in some parts of the state capital.Read More
SENATE President, David Bonaventure Mark is afraid that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its poorer cousin, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) would have too much power without another body supervising their work.Read More
Following the discovery of the body of the unidentified woman in Mangor village on Saturday, tension arose with fears of a revenge attack by the natives.Read More
By Peter Duru MAKURDIâ€”The Benue State House of Assembly has directed the Makurdi Branch Manager of the Central BankÂ (CBN) to commence the enforcement of the directives issued to commercial banks across the nation to use armoured personnel carriers to convey cash in order to protect the lives of policemen on transit with such cash.
THOUGH normal operational and administrative activities are still going on both outside and within the respective stations, it is quite clear that all is not well with the men and officers of the nationâ€™s Federal Fire Service.Read More
ABAKALIKIâ€”LOCAL government councils in Ebionyi state have expressed worry, over the huge deductions from their monthly federal allocations, which they say is affecting their priority projects and making it difficult for them to fulfil their electoral promises to the people of their councils.Read More
ABEOKUTAâ€”The Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, in exercise of the power conferred on him by the constitution has approved the remission of sentences of 13 prisoners in commemoration of the 2010 New Year day celebration. The 13 convicted prisoners who benefitted from the order of remission of sentences signed by the Governor and
By Peter Duru MAKURDI â€” Benue State First lady, Mrs. Yemisi Dooshima Suswam has urged parents to stand up to the challenge posed by the slide in societal and moral values, especially among the young generation in order to check rising cases of societal ills. The governorâ€™s wife also regretted that moral values which the
By Demola Akinyemi Ilorin â€” Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki has appealed to Nigerians to have faith in God and cultivate attitudinal change with a view to making the Country attain greatness. Governor Saraki, who made the appeal in his New Year message said the destiny to make Nigeria attain greatness like other world
By Gbenga Olarinoye OSOGBOâ€”Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has declared that he has no preferred candidate from among the 23 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants for the 2011 election. Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo yesterday during the 2009 end of the year press briefing, Governor Oyinlola allayed the fear of the people of
By Luka Binniyat & Wole Mosadomi MINNAâ€”Vice President Good Luck Jonathan yesterday arrived the Minna Hill Top residence ofÂ General Ibrahim Bgadamosi Babangida (rtd)Â with his entourage on condolence visist to the former Nigerian military President, and praised his late wife, Mrs. Maryam Babangida, as the quintessential First Lady. In the same vein, the First