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Contempt : Court adjourns Udemba, Access Bank suit till October 5

By Enyim Enyim ONITSHA—A Federal High Court sitting in  Awka, Anambra state,  yesterday adjourned till  October 5, 2009  for hearing in the contempt proceeding initiated against the Access Bank Plc Managing Director, Mr Aigboje Imoukhuede and his Deputy, Mr Herbert Wigwe by an Onitsha based industrialist and transporter, Chief Sebastine Udemba. Udemba, the second plaintiff
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10 injured in Apapa/Oshodi road crash

By Evelyn Usman LAGOS — A road accident involving five vehicles occurred yesterday along the Apapa/Oshodi expressway, with the fate of those injured yet-to-be ascertained. The incident, attributed to a failed section along the major expressway, occurred at about 4pm. Eye witnesses said two 20 footer containers which were on a truck that was moving
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Fashola vows to combat crime in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowopejo LAGOS — Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, received the report on criminal code reform with a vow to frontally combat crime effectively in the state. Fashola, while receiving the reports at the State House, expressed optimism that the report would further aid the government in tackling crime
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Labour opposes consumption tax law

By Victor Ahiuma-Young LAGOS — The orgainsed labour yesterday kicked against the new Consumption Tax law of the Lagos State Government, saying government has taken advantage of the popularity assessment of the general public to cheat on Lagosians. At a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and one of its affiliates, the National
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2011: I have not anointed anyone – Shekarau

By AbdulSalam Muhammad KANO — Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State declared yesterday that he has not anointed anyone from the pool of prospective contestants within his All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) as successor. Gov. Shekarau who spoke following speculations that he has anointed his long time friend, Malam Ibrahim Khalil, whose book launch last
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2010 budget doomed – Experts

By Tordue Salem ACCRA – Lawmakers and top economists yesterday predicted a gloomy fiscal year for Nigeria, against the backdrop of an appalling deficit in the 2009 Appropriation Act, which is yet to score an even 20 per cent performance, a few weeks to the third quarter. The Economists and members of parliament from West
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Yar’Adua okays 3 new judges

Abuja – President Umaru Yar’Adua yesterday approved the appointment of three new judges for the Federal High Court. They are Judges Aneke Chukwujekwu Joseph, Emmanuel Adema Obile and D.U. Okoronkwo. The approval followed their recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC). They are to be sworn in soon by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice
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Experts identify problems with agric devt

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Tosin Adejuwon LAGOS—Prominent Nigerians yesterday declared that unless something urgent was done, there would be food crisis in the country. Addressing problems confronting “agriculture and food crisis in Nigeria,” at a two-day colloquium organised by the Newswatch Communications in Lagos, agricultural experts, representatives of government and private organisations admitted that attempts
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55,000 construction workers lose jobs

By Victor Ahiuma-Young IBADAN—NATIONAL Union of Civil Engineering, Construction Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW), has said no fewer than 55,000 members lost their jobs to harsh operating environment including the violence in Niger Delta region. Speaking at the union’s ongoing  9th annual industrial relations/education conference in Ibadan, Oyo State,   General Secretary of the Union, Babatunde
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