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21 Jul 2015
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has urged former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, to stop attacking the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, saying “Jonathan is no longer the president of Nigeria, he should be allowed to live a private life devoid of mudslinging from elder statesmen like Obasanjo.” Fayose said he was miffed that Obasanjo…
21 Jul 2015
Oil and gas service trainers in the country will today converge on Lagos to discuss emerging issues in the sector. The trainers, under the aegis of Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), will deliberate on Effective Human Capital Development In An Economic Downturn: Building For the Future In The Oil And Gas Sector.…
20 Jul 2015
Determined to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by 2030 and make more people living with the virus know their status, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Joint United Nation Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) have released new consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services even as global partners in the Diagnostics Access…
20 Jul 2015
Benue State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested over 14 suspects linked to last Friday’s assassination of elder statesman and Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP chieftain in the state, Chief Atoza Ihindan at his farm in Katsina- Ala town of Benue state. State Police Public Relations’ Officer, ASP Austin Ezeani in a statement to The…
20 Jul 2015
• Disowns Facebook account TO give fresh impetus to the war against insurgency, the Acting Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, has launched “Operation Lafiya Dole,” as a new code name by the military to tackle activities of Boko Haram. This replaces the former “Operation Zaman Lafiya.” The new code name was derived…
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20 Jul 2015
IMMEDIATE past Senate President David Mark has clarified that there was no secrecy in the affairs of the National Assembly, insisting that parliamentary practices and procedures dictate that all issues are carried out in the open. Reacting to insinuations in some quarters that the National Assembly budget and salaries were shrouded in secrecy, Mark maintained…
20 Jul 2015
BARRING any hitches, the relocation of traders from Abakpa Market to the International Market in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, will commence in September, Governor David Umahi said. Umahi, who spoke over the weekend during an inspection tour of the facility, said the priority “will be Lot 1 (of the International Market),” the remaining work on which…
20 Jul 2015
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State is back to the trenches in a battle that could abort this week’s state congresses. Already, different factions have emerged with varied postulations during their separate media conferences at the weekend. However, it is doubtful that the congresses would hold as announced, as Comrade Tony Nwoye’s group…
20 Jul 2015
IMO State industrial unions may proceed on indefinite strike this week if their salaries are not paid in full, as leaders of the various unions were said to have met over the weekend in Owerri over Governor Rochas Okorocha’s alleged violation of their July 6 agreement on the full payment of workers’ salaries and arrears.…
20 Jul 2015
THE post-election allegations and counter-allegations among major political parties remain unabated in Edo State as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded for the resignation of the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged misappropriation of N1.5 billion reportedly raked from sales of forms and grants to candidates after the primaries of…
20 Jul 2015
PRAYERS for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa are necessary because from experience, factors that hinder political leaders surround them. Painfully, sycophants and political bed bucks equate leaders to immortal gods in the phaeton of Olympus, this is where decay starts and a people’s leader becomes prisoner of characters around him. These indices destroy leadership and pollute societal…
20 Jul 2015
DIVESTMENT by IOCs, non-passage of the PIB and lack of investment in deep water petroleum exploration are threatening its reserves. The indications are coming from the industry.

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