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4 Mar 2015
ONE of the classics from William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Wednesday reminded the Lagos audience of the playwright’s brilliant expressions when it was performed before a large audience at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre at Onikan, Lagos.    The play, brought to Nigeria by Hamlet Globe to Globe as part of the global tour of…
Justice-Mahmud-Mohammed
4 Mar 2015
BARELY 3 weeks to the beginning of the 2015 general elections, the Federal High Court, Abuja Division Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately register the Young Democratic Party ‎as political party. Young Democratic Party, plaintiff in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/736/14 had sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Peter Fayose,…
4 Mar 2015
IF the words coming from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) were yardsticks, the embattled chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prof Attairu Jega needs to pay more than a passing interest in transactions on his bank accounts.   In a statement signed by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the…
Obanikoro
4 Mar 2015
THE Senate Wednesday deferred the screening and confirmation of former Minister of State for Defence and one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent ministerial nominees, Mohammed Musiliu Obanikoro, and three others till next week Tuesday, March 10, 2015.   No reason was however given for deferring the screening of the candidates other than that the Senate…
4 Mar 2015
WITH the recent directive issued by the Inspector General of Police that all political parties and their candidates for the forth coming elections in the country do not ignite crisis in their domain, candidates contending for various positions under different political parties  Wednesday, throng out  en masse to sign the peace accord. The state Commissioner…
4 Mar 2015
RIVERS State Governor, Chibuike  Amaechi, has charged the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Gecila Khan to ensure an impartial and transparent electoral process in the upcoming March 28 Presidential and April 11 governorship elections. Amaechi gave the charged Wednesday when the Resident Electoral Commissioner led a team of top INEC officials in the State…
4 Mar 2015
IN its preparation for a hitch-free polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday revealed that it will on Saturday, test-run the Smart Card Readers (SMR) to convince Nigerians about the workability of the machines in electoral system. Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti , Mr Sam Olumekun , said the state…
4 Mar 2015
NIGERIA and Republic of Seychelles relations Wednesday received a boost even as both countries have renewed commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations between them. Speaking during the presentation of his Credence Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, in Abuja, the Honourary Consul of Seychelles in Nigeria, Mr Tunde Okoya, said the…
4 Mar 2015
POLICE in Bauchi on Wednesday said they were hunting the mob who beat a woman to death and burnt her body after suspecting that she was a suicide bomber. The woman, identified by her mother as 33-year-old Thabita Haruna, was killed on Sunday in Bauchi after she allegedly refused to undergo a security screening at…
4 Mar 2015
THE Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members to commence importation of refined petroleum products as the Federal Government had pledged to pay outstanding subsidy. The National President of IPMAN, Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, disclosed the directive on telephone to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Okoronkwo said the directive…
4 Mar 2015
NO fewer that 50 applicants for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations were arrested on Monday in Makurdi, Benue State, after they engaged officials of the board in a fisticuff.    The Guardian learnt that trouble started after JAMB officials, who had earlier asked the candidates through text messages to come to the…
4 Mar 2015
RELIEVED that the rumour of the possible defection of Gbemisola Saraki “is false and unsubstantiated,” the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), nevertheless, has categorically appealed to the former senator representing Kwara Central not to dump the party for another.    The party said in Ilorin that it considered it expedient to…

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