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.Read More
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, â€œYou (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 governorsâ€.Read More
OWING to acts of vandalism on the Utorogu pipeline, gas supply to the 1320 Megawatts (MW) Egbin thermal power station and others have been disrupted, causing the national grid to lose 1000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity generation.Read More
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Maurice Iwu, has said only the military can conduct free and fair elections in the country.Read More
Ahead of tomorrowâ€™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 placeRead More
*AS PDP carpets Clinton over statement By Kenneth Ehigiator & Henry Umoru ABUJA – Senate President, David Mark, said yesterday that no country in the world would dictate to Nigeria the brand of democratic system to operate, just as he affirmed that the current electoral system in the country does not fall short of global
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
The Oghienomoh of Afashio-Uzairue, His Royal Highness, Chief Patrick Adedio and the National President of Afashio Progressive Association of Nigeria (APAN), Mr. John Igenegbai spoke separately in Lagos at the 2009 Afashio Day Celebration and Awards ceremony, which was hosted by the Lagos branch of APAN.Read More
YouthBank has concluded plans to launch its first micro- business incubator for street youths in Lagos. YouthBank is a social enterprise focused on economic development through youth entrepreneurship.Read More
By Daniel Idonor Abuja – Piqued by the rather indiscriminate award of Nigeriaâ€™s highest honours on people of questionable characters, President Umaru Yarâ€™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
CONFUSION enveloped Iwhrekan community in Ughelli South local government area, as unknown vandals early yesterday morning blew up the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Gas-Line at Utorogun plant.Read More
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.
By Abdulwahab Abdulah Kano -Â Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano StateÂ has described the recent visit of the renowned scholar, Professor Wole Soyinka, to the state as a great inspiration to him and the state government. According to a statement from the Director of Press to the governor, Sule Yaâ€™u Sule, the governor while receiving
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 countryâ€™s Drug Regulatory Agency succeeds at the parliament. Presently,Â India and China have been identified as the flashpoints of the battle against counterfeit drugs in Nigeria.
Gusau – The Zamfara House of Assembly yesterday urged Gov. Mahmuda Shinkafi to set up a judicial commission of enquiry to investigate the alleged N1 billion fraud during the immediate-past administration. The House unanimously adopted the recommendations of its special investigation committee which called for the setting up of the probe panel. The committee said