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Why we are after chairmen, directors of failed banks—Nwaogwu

By Emma Ujah & Judith Ekezie ABUJA—The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogwu, said yesterday, the legislature was battling former chairmen and directors of failed banks who were indebted to such banks in order to sanitise the banking system and restore depositors’ confidence in the banking sector. Several
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Dokubo drags Yar’Adua to court over amnesty

ABUJA—Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Asari Dokubo yesterday approached a Federal high court sitting in Abuja with a request to invalidate the amnesty granted by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to Niger Delta militants. He is claiming that though Mr President has the powers under section 175 of the 1999 constitution
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FG to stop tobacco smoking

By Inalegwu Shaibu ABUJA—The Minister of Health, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin yesterday revealed the Federal Government’s commitment to check the consumption of tobacco in the country, just as the Senate Committee on Health also disclosed that it had perfected arrangement to ensure the passage of the National Tobacco Control Bill. Professor Osotimehin who spoke at an
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IMSU post-UME candidates may miss exam over fees

By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI—Many students seeking admission into the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, may not sit for the forthcoming post-University Matriculation Examination (UME), following the fraudulent activities of some banks,  charged with the responsibility of collecting the fees for the institution’s post-UME examination. Vanguard investigations revealed that some of the banks defied the instruction
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Former PDP scribe dumps Nnamani for Chime

By Tony Edike ENUGU—FORMER National Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and supporter of Ebeano political family in Enugu State, Chief Bernard Eze has pitched tent with Governor Sullivan Chime’s political camp. Eze, who made a surprised appearance at a solidarity rally held in honour of Governor Chime by the PDP Enugu West Senatorial Zone
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Attention Ndanusa:This man did not cry when his father died but did when Nigeria was beaten

I would rather campaign for our own than personally promoting them unless such promotions are intended to make our people learn. But it must, therefore be in proper perspective. I may not impress many who chant foreign clubs, fight for them, engage in all sorts of showmanship but have no link with these clubs. Many of them are just noise makers and not real fans of the clubs they claim to adore.

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Balarabe laments rising cases of graft

…solicits support of Obama By Chris Ochayi ABUJA—Chairman, Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa yesterday petitioned the US President Barack Obama over some awkward development in Nigeria, particularly in the areas of corruption and electoral frauds. Alhaji Musa in statement addressed to Barack H. Obama, President, the United States of America,
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Constitution review: Group wants state police, LG autonomy

….constitution amendment ‘ll deepen federalism, says Ekweremadu By Inalegwu Shaibu ABUJA—THE Forum of Federations yesterday urged the Senate to provide for the establishment of state police and remove the over dependency of local government authorities on state as it embark on the process of reviewing the constitution. Chairman of the Federation, Professor Eghosa Osaghea who
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Police rescue kidnapped American in Imo

By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI—The American citizen, who was recently kidnapped at Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, has been rescued by the state police command. A reliable police source revealed that the American national was held hostage somewhere in Mbaise, while his police orderly and driver were killed in the operation. It was
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