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Ogun Govt Dissolves Ilusin Rubber Estate Mgt. Board

The Ogun State Government has approved the dissolution of the Management Board of Ilusin Rubber Estate in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the State. In a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, the dissolution takes immediate effect. Government has however appointed a new Management Committee to run the affairs of the Company pending the re-constitution of a substantive ... Read More »

Ekwueme, Clark, Southern Leaders Ask Jega to Resign over New Polling Units

The leaders of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) led by a former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Senator Femi Okurounmu and Bishop Bolanle Gbonigi yesterday called on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, to resign for the shoddy way he managed the allocation and distribution of the 30,000 extra polling units. However, in ... Read More »

Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, 71 others to make APC BoT

The All Progressives Congress has appointed at least 74 persons, including a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a likely presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2015 presidential election, as members of its Board of Trustees. The list has not been officially released by the party but our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that the list comprised others including a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, ... Read More »

We Wish To Be Part Of Iyayi’s Burial – FG Begs Family

Supervisory Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, at the weekend led a delegation of government on a condolence visit to the residence of the late ASUU President, Festus Iyayi, in Benin City. The Minister had during the visit assured that the Federal Government would implement all the agreements it reached with the Union, especially after talks with President Goodluck Jonathan. On the delegation were, Executive Secretary ... Read More »

Jonathan Demands Retraction of Offending Newspaper Report–DailyTimes

The Presidency has refuted claims that President Goodluck Jonathan plans to visit former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna to show him “the spirit of comradeship”. It said a report by a national daily that President Jonathan had sought to visit the former general to pay sallah homage and had been turned down, was completely untrue. A statement by the Presidential Spokesman Dr Rueben Abati ... Read More »

2015: INEC registers APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday approved the merger of three leading opposition parties ahead of the presidential polls in 2015, potentially setting up a stiff challenge to the ruling party.   The INEC said the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) would now be known as the All Progressives Congress (APC). It said ... Read More »

Equities Sustain Hold, Rise By 0.7%

Strong half year earnings reported by some companies this week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange has continued to reflect in the value of stocks. Specifically, the All Share Index which dropped throughout last week rose further yesterday by 0.65 per cent to close at 37,806.45 points, compared to the increase of 1.11 per cent recorded the preceding day to close at 37,562.50 points. Market capitalisation ... Read More »

Sambo Heads Anti-Terror Panel

Anyim leads ICRC board THE Presidency has set up a committee   headed by Vice President Namadi Sambo to exit Nigeria from the list of countries with a poor anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) record. Meanwhile, President Goodluck  Jonathan has inaugurated the Governing Board of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), with a charge to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure fruitful partnership ... Read More »

Merger Parties Won’t Take New Name – ACN

THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), on Sunday, drew out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the reported move by the latter to suspend the registration of the proposed All Progressives Congress (APC), due to pending litigation over the acronym. The opposition party spokesperson, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, told the Nigerian Tribune that the merging opposition parties would not consider another name as being reportedly ... Read More »

Jonathan Meets Northern Governor’s in Abuja…

FIVE Northern governors were in Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan behind closed doors. In the meeting, which was not officially listed on the president’s itinerary for the weekend, were Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Kashim Shettima (Borno). Though no official statement was issued a the end of the meeting as ... Read More »

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