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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko signs N152bn 2013 Appropriation Bill

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, yesterday, signed into law the year 2013 appropriation bill of N152billion, assuring that all programmes and projects initiated for the desired transformation of the state, would be pursued to a logical conclusion.
At the signing ceremony Mimiko said, “the Budget which I have just signed into Law has a provision of N152billion
“It is broken into N73, 586,556,000.00 for recurrent expenditure and N78, 913,444,000.00 for capital expenditure.

Sylva Seeks Court’s Order To Be Declared Bayelsa Governor

Embattled former governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, to direct Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to declare him governor of the state by virtue of his election as the valid gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last governorship election in the state.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nigeria Needs Cleansing–Pastor Tunde Bakare

Latter Rain Assembly Pastor, Tunde Bakare, has said that Nigeria needs total cleansing to grow and progress, predicting that “those who put the country in its present mess will not escape when God arrives to do the cleansing.” Addressing a press conference yesterday in Lagos at the Church auditorium, the preacher insisted that “we need the Ghana treatment to send shock wave down the spines of everybody so that people would tip-toe when going into public office,” enthusing that it remained “how God will do it.”

US seeks stronger ties with Nigeria to boost tourism

Mr Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States on Monday stressed the need for stronger cooperation with Nigeria to boost tourism.
Ereli spoke when he paid a courtesy visit to Chief Edem Duke, Minister for Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, in Abuja.

Lamido’s Son Remanded For Money Laundering

A federal High Court in Kano Monday remanded Aminu Sule, the eldest son of Jigawa state Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido  in custody for 24 hours to enable the court decide on his bail application.
Aminu Sule, a  2010 Bayero University Kano( BUK) Mass Communication graduate  was arraigned by the EFCC over allegation of money laundering.

Mother of 4 Arrested for Allegedly Killing Her Husband

A mother of four has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly killing her husband during a brawl over food, weekend, in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Vanguard gathered that the  suspect, Mrs Folake Adekoya-Ojo, was arrested following reports by her late husband’s relative,one Olaoye, who suspected she had a hand in their brother’s death,following which she was invited by policemen at Shagamu Road Division.

Two New Power, Defence ministers sworn in

Two new ministers were, Monday, sworn into the Federal Executive council by President Goodluck Jonathan in what he said was an injection of new members to the council that is expected to up the ante in governance.
The new ministers, Chinedu Osita Nebo (Enugu) and Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (Kebbi), replaced the former Ministers of Power and Defence, Barth Nnaji and Haliru Bello Mohammed respectively who had earlier exited the cabinet last year.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

S/East Erosion Projects: FG to Prosecute Contractors Found Wanting.

The Federal Government on Wednesday threatened to prosecute any contractor found frustrating the speedy execution of on-going Erosion Projects in the South Eastern zone of the country.
The Senior Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati stated this in Abuja while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Kwara Govt Relaxes 24-hour Curfew in Waring Communities

Ilorin – The Kwara Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Offa and Erin-Ile communities to allow Muslims and Christians to observe their religion obligations.
Alhaji Isiaka Gold, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), gave this directive in a statement in IIorin.
The statement advised Muslims and Christians in the two communities to use the relaxed period for Fridays and Sundays for religious purposes.

Dr. Adewale Martins - Jonathan Should Pay Attention to Corruption

The Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Dr. Adewale Martins, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to pay more attention to impunity and corruption. He said a situation where the corrupt were let off the hook would spell doom for Nigeria.
The cleric told our correspondent in an interview on Friday, that there was a need to allow the law take its full course on corrupt individuals, irrespective of their status or affiliations.

Deadly Gun Trade - AK 47 Smuggled in Bags of Rice, Kegs of Oil into Nigeria

In the past, possession of a pistol in Nigeria was an exclusive preserve of retired top military brass, high- ranking police officers and few wealthy Nigerians who could afford the usually expensive license. Then, there were armed robbers, drug barons and a few other roughnecks who used guns illegally to carry out their nefarious activities.

Three Injured as Plane Veers off Rome Runway

ROME (AFP) – A Romanian plane carrying 50 passengers veered off the runway while landing at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on Saturday, injuring three people who were rushed to hospital, authorities said.
The ATR 72 turboprop plane of the Romanian airline Carpatair arriving from Pisa finished up at an angle on grass with its landing gear damaged, emergency services and airport officials said.

Boko Haram Must Pay for Evil Deeds

Mrs. Hauwa Tokwede, a victim of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northern on Friday said members of the sect must be made to account for their actions, which had brought untold economic hardship to many Nigerians.
Tokwede, who is from the North but married to a native of Warri in Delta State, also said the situation had not only ruined many lives and property, but had placed Nigeria on the global map as a terrorist nation.

21 Nigerians on Death Row in Indonesia

Shocking revelations from Jarkata, the capital of Indonesia revealed that over 21 Nigerians are facing death sentences while 31 are serving various jail terms in different prisons in that country for various offences including drug peddling. Sunday Sun gathered that out of the 21 condemned Nigerians, two of them, Samuel Iwuchukwu Okoye and Hassan Anthony Nwaolisa, were executed on June 28, 2008, while one Augustine Ogbonna died under mysterious circumstance in prison custody in September, 2008.

Islamist Threatens to Attack Germany, Merkel

A German Islamist has threatened to attack Berlin this summer and kill Chancellor Angela Merkel in a video posted on the Internet, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
A spokesman for Germany's intelligence service, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, confirmed its agents had seen such a video.

FG Pledges To Sustain Peace

VICE President Namadi Sambo has restated the determination of the Federal Government to restore peace in Borno State.
Sambo stated this Saturday at the State’s government house, Maiduguri, when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Kashim Shettima.
The Vice President, in a statement, acknowledged the gradual return to normalcy in the state, while commending the commitment of the Shettima administration to peace building

Boko Haram:Obasanjo says Jonathan should blame himself

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a fresh attack on President Goodluck Jonathan over the security challenge in the country.
He says the President should blame no one but himself if he cannot address the Boko Haram crisis.
Obasanjo, in an interview with the pan-African magazine, New African, accused Jonathan of mismanaging security issues engulfing the country.

Health Minister - Govt making progress in disease prevention and control

The Federal Government says tremendous gains have been made in the prevention and control of disease epidemic.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who stated this in Lagos,  at a  public lecture organised by Nigerian Academy of Science held at the University of Lagos, said there has been a huge success in the prevention and control of disease epidemic such as cerebro- spinal meningitis, measles, lassa fever, guinea worm, poliomyelitis, yellow fever and HIV/AIDS.

ACN leaders at war - Edo LG Polls

AS the leadership of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Edo State screened  its chairmanship and councillorship candidates, Saturday, ahead of the April 20 local government  election in the state, disagreement between leaders over the choice of candidates in the 18 LGAs  tore the party apart.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Contractors abandoned Over N800m Schools’ Projects in Benue – Commissioner

After inspecting projects in Anyiin, Garaboghol and Otukpa Science and Technical Schools, Mr Godwin Adah, the Commissioner for Science and Technology in Benue on Friday in Makurdi said contractors have abandoned over N800 million science and technical schools’ projects in Anyiin and Otukpa.

Friday, February 1, 2013

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