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Amnesty: Danjuma, militants in crucial talks

By Daniel Idonor ABUJA—AS part of deliberate plans to rejuvenate the entire Amnesty programme and make it more people-oriented, key militants leaders from the oil-rich Niger-Delta yesterday met behind closed doors with the Presidential Advisory Council, PAC, led by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma. Vanguard learnt that the meeting which took place in Abuja, is a
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Zain gives nod to Bharti to buy African unit

By Prince Osuagwu LAGOS—African and Middle East telecommunications operator, Zain, yesterday, confirmed that its board has met in consideration of selling its African unit, Zain Africa BV to Bharti Airtel of India for $8.3 billion. According to the Zain Group Corporate Communications Department, the Board of Directors of Zain met in Kuwait on Wednesday, to
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Ex-govs dazed over non-inclusion in new FEC

*Stay put in Abuja ENUGU—Supporters of  three former governors in the Southern states are still mourning the non-inclusion of their leaders in the ministerial list of their states. Meanwhile, there was wild jubilations in Akwa Ibom State over the nomination of Honourable Ndueso Essien as minister. Not a few residents of the state lauded Acting
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Nigeria going through challenging times – Gov Aliyu

By Emeka Mamah KADUNA — Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, NGF,and Niger State Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, yesterday said the country was going through what he described as “challenging times” and called on his colleagues to be innovative in their approach to governance. Aliyu also lamented that at 50 years of independence, Nigeria
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Bayelsa commissioner not on the run, says govt

By   Ifeanyi Okolie YENAGOA—The Bayelsa State Government said yesterday that it has noted the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC,   declaration  of the Commissioner of Finance, Dr Charles Sylva Osuala wanted. A statement by the Overseer of the State Ministry of Information, Mr Nathan Egba said; “However, we wish to  State that he was not
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RATTAWU wants Akunyili as Information minister

By Victor Ahiuma-Young LAGOS — ORGANISED labour under the umbrella of  Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, has called on the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,  to reinstate Professor Dora Akunyili as Information and Communications Minister President of RATTAWU, Comrade Yemisi Gbamgbose, urged the Acting President to avoid sentiments but be
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Oshiomhole felicitates with Bini monarch

BENIN—Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has joined the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, in rejoicing on the occasion of his 31st coronation anniversary. The governor, in a letter to the monarch, said:   “This is a worthy occasion for the people of Edo State to celebrate our
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The troubled ANLCA’s Board

By Iyabo James THE  up coming election of Association of Nigeria Licensed customs Agents (ANLCA) is certain to be mired by controversy; intrigue and subversion. The grounds for this seeming scenario have since been watered long before now by those who  rigged themselves into the BOT and other strategic positions at the  national level. The
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