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FG Flags Off N12.9b Road Project

THE Federal Government Friday restated its commitment to the completion of the rehabilitation work of all federal roads in the country before 2015 as part of its transformation agenda. Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen who disclosed this in Enugu during the flag off of construction work for the road from Ogurute-Umuida in Enugu State to Ogulu-Igalla/Odum Local Government in Kogi State, attracted by Senator representing Enugu ... Read More »

Jonathan Endorses Creation of N-Delta Trust Fund

President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the establishment of a Multi-Stakeholder Trust Fund, MSTF, in order to fast tract the development of the Niger Delta region. President Jonathan who endorsed the mechanism Friday while inaugurating the 40-member National Council on Niger Delta at the Le Meridien Hotel, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, said, the process will create development partners to ensuring transformation of the region. ... Read More »

2015: US Pledges Support to INEC

The United States government has pledged to step up support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards ensuring the success of the 2015 general election. This pledge was made yesterday by the American envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Terence P. McCulley, when he visited INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, at the Commission’s headquarters According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC ... Read More »

NJC Suspends Pension Judge For 12 Months

The National Judicial Council has suspended Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court from office for 12 months without pay. According to a statement by its spokesperson, Soji Oye, the council also warned Justice Okechukwu Okeke of the Federal High Court, who is to retire from service on May 18. Justice Talba’s suspension followed the recommendation of a fact-finding panel that investigated ... Read More »

I Can’t Transform Nigeria Overnight – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that his administration’s transformation agenda was not a magic wand that would solve all the challenges confronting the country at once. He said the major concern of his government was to demonstrate an unfailing love for all Nigerians instead of hostility and violence. Also yesterday, a former British prime minister, Mr Tony Blair, said from the difficulty he went through ... Read More »

Next generation must take Nigeria to moon – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday, described the present generation of Nigerians as the transformational generation, saying the next generation must take the country to the moon. Jonathan said this at the inauguration and opening of the Rock Cathedral Metropolitan Church of Christ in Lagos. Jonathan described the current unpleasant experiences in the country, as the caterpillar stage in the development of a butterfly, saying the ... Read More »

Abducted Lagos Council Chairman, Bamigbetan, Freed

The  abducted  Chairman, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan,  has been  released. Though details of his release were still sketchy Saturday night, reports said Bamigbetan was sighted in his house around 10:30 pm . The State Police Command had denied knowledge of the freedom of the Local Government chief who was kidnapped about five days ago on his way ... Read More »

Ex-CJN, Belgore, Advocates Parliamentary System To Tackle Corruption

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore (retd.), on Tuesday called for adoption of parliamentary system of government as a way of tackling corruption in the country. Belgore spoke in Lagos during the 2013 Punuka Annual Lecture organised by Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. The lecture entitled, ‘Wealth Management and Succession Planning: Best Practices, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Red Flags’, was delivered by Mr. John Cross. ... Read More »

Reps Probe Police Extra Judicial Killings

The House of Representatives on Tuesday ordered an investigation into rising cases of extra-judicial killings by the police. It said it was worrisome that policemen, who should protect the lives of citizens were killing them for reasons such as refusal to part with bribe at checkpoints. Lawmakers also condemned last Saturday’s “brutal killing” of 10 youths in Ogume village of Ndowa-West Local Government Area of ... Read More »

FG Approves N2.12 b for 33.5 Million Permanent Voters’ Cards

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved N2,117,500,000.00 for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the printing of 33.5 million permanent voters’ cards for elections in the country. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said the approval was given after consideration of memo by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attairu Jega. According to him, printing of the 33.5 million cards is the second phase of ... Read More »

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