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Bauchi Dep. Governor sacked

The lingering face-off between Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Garba Gadi and Governor Isa Yuguda over the blunt refusal of the deputy to decamp with the governor to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, came to a climax with the impeachment of Garba by the State House of Assembly.

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Delta students ask Orubebe to apologise to S-South govs

The association in a statement, signed by the national president, Oboidhe Benedith, said it was unbecoming of the Minister to describe the agitation as uncalled for, adding, “You (Orubebe) should be informed that little by little, another un-expected anti-Niger Delta proposal would have been submitted to the federal executive council for approval in no time by the Kaduna indigene, Petroleum Minister, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman and it would have been approved by all the ministers without serious consideration of the long span effects on other regions if not for the alertness of the governors”.

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Ekiti re-run polls: Police warn politicians

Ahead of tomorrow’s senatorial election re-run, the police authorities have warned politicians and their supporters in the state not to do anything that would amount to a breach of public peace or obstruct the election, saying any politician found wanting would be treated like a common criminal, even as the authorities have assured that every logistic needed to ensure a hitch- free election has been put in place

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FG disclaims Reps’ report on Nigerians on death row

By Daniel Idonor THE Presidency yesterday dismissed claims by the House of Representatives that Nigerians were among the alleged 230 black Africans awaiting secret execution in Libya; and blamed the report on poor internet service. Fielding questions from State House correspondents, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and
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Yar’Adua moves to check indiscriminate award of national honours

By Daniel Idonor Abuja – Piqued by the rather indiscriminate award of Nigeria’s highest honours on people of questionable characters, President Umaru Yar’Adua yesterday moved towards restoring sanity to the system when he approved the reconstitution of the Standing Committee on National Honours. According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President
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Benin monarch lauds micro-finance banks’ initiatives

THE Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, has lauded the initiatives of micro-finance banks in the country in coming to the rescue of poor rural dwellers and the less privileged in the society in the face of the global recession.
Oba Erediauwa stated this in Benin yesterday when he played host to the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Integrated Micro-Finance Bank (IMFB), Mr. Simeon Akinteye.

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Life jail for fake drug peddler – NAFDAC

By Chioma Obinna Any fake and counterfeit drug offender apprehended for dealing on fake and spurious pharmaceutical products faces a life sentences in India if current moves by the country’s Drug Regulatory Agency succeeds at the parliament. Presently,  India and China have been identified as the flashpoints of the battle against counterfeit drugs in Nigeria.
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