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2011: Reps hail Yar’Adua over independent candidacy

By Tordue Salem ABUJA—Members of the House of Representatives have endorsed a proposal from President Umaru Yar’Adua to amend the 1999 Constitution to approve independent candidates in the 2011 elections. The proposal from the President is drawn from the Mohammed Uwais’ Report on Electoral Reforms. Rep. Abass Braimoh, who represents Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo
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FG orders govt agencies to return excess operational fund

By Emma Ujah ABUJA—Faced with persistent decline in oil revenue, the President Umaru Yar’Adua administration has directed Federal Government agencies and corporations considered as rich, to henceforth, pay 80 per cent of their operational surplus into the Consolidated Reserve Fund. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Mansur Muhtar told a Budget Consultative Forum in Abuja, at
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Ekwueme canvasses cultural co-operation

By Dayo Johnson Akure – FORMER Vice-President Alex Ekwueme weekend, in Ondo state canvassed for increased cooperation among the country’s diverse cultures to further cement the bond of unity among the people. He spoke in Owo town, after he was conferred the Obanuwa of Owo by the Olowo, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi Ekwueme said,  “it
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