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Senate Approves Takeover of Rivers Assembly’s Functions

.Demands redeployment of police commissioner   •Agbakoba, Falana, others for ‘protest against rape of democracy’ •Eight ambassadors’ nomination ratified The Senate Thursday resolved to take over the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly in consonance with the earlier resolution of the House of Representatives in accordance with Section 11 (4) of the 1999 Constitution, until peace is restored to the crisis-ridden state. It also ... Read More »

Kanji Dam To Generate 220MW By December 2014

Power plants across the country are being refurbished. The Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, on Tuesday, said that Kanji Dam is expected to generate 220 mega watts of electricity by December 2014. Mr. Nebo, during his presentation of the achievements of the power ministry, said that the Kanji Dam which has not been maintained for over a decade is undergoing rehabilitation works on 1G5 and 1G12 units which ... Read More »

‘Govt May Save N560b From Rehabilitation Of Refineries’

NIGERIA stands to save about $3.5 billion (about N560 billion) when the government completes full rehabilitation of the nation’s three refineries in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Warri  going by the projections from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals, NNPC, Tony Ogbuigwe, who made this known at the 13th petroleum policy round table of the Centre for Petroleum Information ... Read More »

Agreement With ASUU Can’t Be Implemented, Says Govt

A DECLARATION that is likely to infuriate the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and further aggravate the on-going industrial action by the union has come from the Federal Government Tuesday in Abuja when it said that the agreement reached with ASUU is impossible to implement by its nature. However, it was quick to express his optimism of finding a way out of the quagmire ... Read More »

CBN Retains 12% Interest Rate, Raises Concerns Over Oil Theft, Loss Of Oil Market Share

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee on Tuesday in Abuja voted nine to one to hold the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 12 per cent. In a communiqué read at the end of the meeting by the CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, only one member out of 10 that attended voted for a 50 basis points reduction. Other decisions of the committee include ... Read More »

Gunmen Are After Me Because I Supported ASUU Strike – NANS President

The President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, said some un-identified gunmen were threatening to kill him over his support for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU. Comrade Prince Miaphen stated this on Saturday, in a press statement, made available to Dailypost. According to him, “Yesterday, the 19th of July 2013 at about 1pm to 2pm, a white Jeep entered my ... Read More »

Judicial Council Finds Justice Gummi Guilty of Gross Misconduct

The National Judicial Council (NJC) came down hard on former Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Lawan Hassan Gummi, who recently quit office to become the Emir of Gummi, in Zamfara state. A statement signed by the NJC’s acting director of information, Soji Oye, announced that the council accepted the findings of its committee which found that Justice Gummi interfered with the execution ... Read More »

8 Governors Shun Economic Council Meeting To Support Amaechi

Eight governors from Lagos, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Imo, Ekiti and Nassarawa states on Thusday shunned the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, to pay a solidarity visit to Governor of Rivers state and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Chibuike Amaechi, in Port Harcourt. The Governors include Babatunda Fashola of Lagos, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Rauf ... Read More »

Presidency Defends Hosting Wanted Sudan Leader

The presidency on Monday defended welcoming Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to the country for an African Union health summit despite war crimes charges against him, saying it cannot interfere in AU affairs. Bashir arrived in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday for the summit on HIV/AIDS, turberculosis and malaria despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity ... Read More »

Why I Did Not Promote Myself To General As Nigeria’s Head Of State — Buhari

A former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) has given insight into why he remained a Major General rather than promote himself to the rank of full General while he reigned as Nigeria’s Head of State between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985. Speaking in Zaria on Friday at the presentation of the books, “Nigerian Military in Politics, 1966-2011″ and “Politics of ... Read More »

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