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N94bn scam: Senate moves to uncover details

…to recover outstanding Agric bank’s loans By Emmanuel Aziken ABUJA—The Senate has launched a move to unveil the circumstances under which N94.4 billion belonging to government ministries and agencies were trapped in twelve failed banks that were unable to meet the conditions of the 2005 banks consolidation exercise. The Senate’s action follows the disclosure penultimate
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Labour holds confab on financial crisis, job creation

By Victor Ahiuma-Young IBADAN—“Global economic and financial crisis and job creation: Implications for construction and Wood industry”, is the thrust of a 6-day conference being organised by the National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) in this year’s annual industrial relation\education workshop. Taking place in Ibadan, the conference according to a
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ASUU acsuses FG of plot to destroy varsities

By Dayo Johnson AKURE—THE Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU weekend accused the Federal Government of propaganda and plotting to destroy the nation’s public varsities at the expense of private ones. The Chairman of ASUU, Ilorin Zone, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, stated this at a press conference held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure after
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Flood wreaks havoc in Onitsha

By Vincent Ujumadu AWKA—PROPERTIES worth millions of naira were destroyed,  weekend, in a  flood that ravaged the Bridge Head housing estate in the commercial town of Onitsha in Anambra state. Most of the buildings  in the estate built during the Jim  Nwobodo administration, had their ground floors covered with debris, with water levels rising up
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Kidnaped septuagenarian regains freedom

By Samuel Oyadongha Yenagoa—Fourteen days after her abduction by armed gunmen from her country home at Tungbo in the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, the family of Grandma Lydia Epidi, yesterday, had cause to rejoice as they reunited with her. Mrs. Lydia Epidi, it was learnt, regained her freedom in the early hours
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OPS rejects Social Responsibility Tax

Members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS), in the Nigerian economy, comprising the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Small-Scale Industrialists (NASSI) and the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), are opposed to the plan to introduce a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Tax on businesses in the country through the CSR Commission Bill.

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Knocks for Alao-Akala

BY VIVIAN ENEBELI MOVEMENT for Restoration of Oyo, MRO, a non governmental organisation, reviewed, weekend,  the activities of the Otunba Bayo Alao-Akala-led government in the last two years with a verdict: Below Average. The organisation, led by Chief Bayo Aderounmu, said in a signed press release from its Abuja base that the Oyo State Government
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Doctors back down on planned strike action

BY SOLA OGUNDIPE EVEN as the Nigerian Medical Association has backed down on the threatened strike action following personal intervention by Vice President Goodluck Jonathan at the instance of the Health Minister, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, the effect of the on-going medical and health workers’ strike remained palpable. The NMA met yesterday to shelve the proposed
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Lady allegedly murdered by lover

PANDEMONIUM broke out,  yesterday, at Uso Lane, off Edo Street, Benin-City, after a 28 year-old lady, Helen, was allegedly murdered by her boy friend. Meanwhile, suspected kidnappers, yesterday, abducted a Benin based business mogul, Chief Mike Inegbenebo, at his residence in GRA, Benin City.  Sunday Vanguard learnt that he was abducted by a three-man gang as he
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Two human parts dealers lynched

BY KOLADE LAREWAJU TWO suspected human parts dealers were yesterday burnt to death by an irate mob for allegedly being in possession of  human parts. The duo were burnt at about noon in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. Eyewitness account said that three men dressed as if they were mentally unbalanced were accosted by people close
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Crack in MEND over Rochas Okorocha

* N-Delta elders meet Boyloaf in the creek By EMMA AMAIZE Warri – A TOP member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND), “General” Boyloaf, yesterday, disagreed with group’s spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, over the disowning, weekend, of the national president of the Nigerian Red Cross Society and politician, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as
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