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Tension in MASSOB Anambra over Change of Guards
  There is tension over change of Guard in the leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) following the replacement of suspended Regional Administrators in Onitsha and environs, Anambra State.  MASSOB Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who announced the replacement of the suspended regional.....
Confab: FG to name chairman, secretariat staff, others today
TO get the pro-posed National Conference under way,  the Federal Government will name the chairman of the exercise, other secretariat staff and approved delegates today, Vanguard has  gathered.  An inside source told Vanguard, yesterday, the government had concluded the screening of delegates nominated by stakeholders and would publish the.....
APC to unveil manifesto, March 6
The All Progressives Congress said on Sunday that it would unveil its manifesto on March 6. This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos by its interim National Public Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Mohammed said the Manifesto would be unveiled at the party’s National Summit to be held in.....
Anglican clerics shut Enugu schools, protest land takeover
 Anglican priests in Enugu State on Thursday blocked the entry gates of eight primary and secondary schools in the state, preventing academic activities. They were protesting an alleged directive to the school authorities by the state Ministry of Education, last Monday, that the schools should cease dealing with the Anglican.....
National confab: Nwabueze, Ekwueme apologise to Ndigbo
Prominent constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, on Thursday apologised to Ndigbo on behalf of a former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, over the refusal of the two elder statesmen to lead Igbo delegates to the proposed national conference. Nwabueze rendered the apology at a public presentation of two.....
Senate asks Army Chief to relocate to Maiduguri
Alarmed by the killing of students at the Federal Government College Yobe state, the Senate Committee on Defence and Army on Wednesday in Abuja asked the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Kenneth Minimah, to relocate his office temporarily to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The committee gave the directive when General.....
Human rights commission wants unity schools out of north-east
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the transfer of children in the eight unity schools in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to other schools outside the region. In a  statement following the killing of scores of students at the Federal Government College, Buni-Yadi, Yobe, the commission’s chairman, Prof......
Sanusi Still Governor of CBN, Jonathan Insists; Shelves Questions on Second Term Bid
Deposed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is still Governor of the bank and was only stepped aside, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday evening. Responding to questions during his sixth presidential media chat — one that subsequently trended on Social Media as too mechanical.....
B’Haram members attack Yobe school, kill 43
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday when they attacked secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria’s troubled northeast. The raid occurred at about 2.00 am and targeted the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State.....
Confab: Southern leaders to seek more powers for states
Leaders from the southern states in the country on Monday met in Calabar, Cross River State, where they resolved to demand devolution of more powers to the federating states at the National Conference holding soon. The leaders, who met under the aegis of the Southern Leaders’ Summit, commended President Goodluck.....
Presidency appoints new Chief of Staff
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appointed Brig.-Gen Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa as his new Chief Of Staff. Brig-Gen. Arogbofa, a retired Officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army, takes over from Chief Mike Oghiadomhe who resigned last week. The new Chief of Staff to the President was born on.....
Senate confirms Gusau, Obanikoro, 9 others as ministers
THE Senate, yesterday, confirmed former National Security Adviser, Gen. Mohammed Aliyu Gusau, former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro and former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna, from Zamfara, Lagos and Adamawa states as ministers. Former Nigerian Ambassador to China, Aminu Wali, former Majority Leader, House of Representatives,.....

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