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Okonkwo makes case for agriculture

By Fredrick Okopie The Senate’s Deputy Chairman on Ecology and gubernatorial aspirant in Anambra state, Senator Annie Okonkwo has said that if agricultural potentials in Anambra were optimally harnessed, the state will meet the food requirement of the nation and export to generate revenue. Senator Okonkwo said that in the face of dwindling fortune from
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CSO to monitor ministries’ procurement

By Franklin Alli ABUJA—Special Adviser to the President on Relations with Civil Society, Mr. Chineme Ume-Ezeoke, has said officials of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) will soon be trained and deployed for independent monitoring and evaluation of the public procurement process in Federal Ministries, Parastatals, Departments and Agencies. Addressing delegates during a policy dialogue session, yesterday,
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Chime’s aide freed by kidnappers

By Tony Edike ENUGU – THE Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sullivan Chime, Mr. Dan Nwomeh, who was abducted from his Independence Layout Enugu residence by suspected kidnappers on July 4, regained his freedom Monday night. Nwomeh, who was set free after 17 days in captivity, was said to have been released by his abductors
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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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