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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,.....
Hold me responsible for Amaechi’s travails -Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he should be held responsible for the travails of the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, before and after the 2007 governorship election. Obasanjo explained that rather than blame Dr. Peter Odili, who was Amaechi’s predecessor, the state governor should realise that he (Obasanjo).....
Work on N100bn 2nd Niger Bridge commences next month
Work  on theN100 billion Second Niger Bridge is to commence next month. Already, ministry officials said that preparations were in top gear for President Goodluck Jonathan to perform the ground-breaking ceremony on March 15, for work by the concessionaire, Messrs Julius Berger and AIIM to start. Minister of Works, Mike.....
Change to new number plates, FRSC urges vehicle owners
                     The FRSC in                                                Ogun has called on vehicle owners in the state to change over to the new number plates and drivers licence before the end of June. The Sector Commander, Mr Adegoke Adetunji, made the call on Monday in Abeokuta in an interview with the News.....
FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N629.12bn in January allocation
The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Thursday distributed the sum of N629.12bn to the three tiers of government. The allocation, which is for the month of January, represents an increase of N47.63bn over the N581.14bn shared in December 2013. A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and.....
Okorocha joined APC to actualise Igbos’ presidential dream – Special Assistant
  Okorocha alleged that some Igbo leaders wanted to sabotage the chances of the Igbos in 2015   Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) to actualise the dream of the Igbos for a presidential or vice-presidential slot in 2015, a special assistant to the governor.....
Why I sacked Odimegwu – Jonathan
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan explained, yesterday, that the former chairman of the National Population Commission, NPC, Chief Festus Odimegwu was relieved of his appointment because of certain statements he made, which brought credibility problem to the commission. The president, who disclosed this while swearing in the chairman and two commissioners of.....
Boko Haram Strikes Again In Borno, Over 40 Killed In Konduga
 Over 40 persons were killed by Boko Haram invaders on Tuesday evening in Konduga town in Borno State. Our source, who is a member of an official assessment team dispatched to the area following the incident, said the sect burnt down several houses and a secondary school. The authorities were.....
‘Prove you are working’ – Jonathan asks anti corruption bodies
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday charged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), to carry out their duties in a way that would be felt by all Nigerians . Speaking when he swore in.....
Pre-paid meters ready for distribution in S'East -Official
nepa NAN: The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company on Thursday said it would distribute two million pre-paid electricity meters to customers in South-East zone. The Managing Director of the company, Mr Robert Dickerman, made the disclosure at Umuahia during an interactive meeting with the management and staff of Umuahia Business Unit of the.....

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