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Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi agog as Obiano commissions mega projects
On the heels of his first 100 days in office and in furtherance of the objective of continuity, completion, commissioning and commencement of new projects, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has embarked on inspection tour of projects in parts of Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi with a view.....
Reject Jonathan’s $1bn loan request, Falana tells N’Assembly
A National Conference delegate, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has asked the National Assembly to reject the request made by President Goodluck Jonathan, asking for the Assembly’s approval for a $1bn loan to aid the war against the Islamic sects, Boko Haram. Falana said the President must explain what he had.....
2015: Don’t declare now, PDP govs caution Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to tarry a little, before attempting to declare his second term ambition. Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, stated this at a meeting they had with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday night. Though the governors  .....
Give S-East federal presence as reparation—Gov Orji
ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has said that any reparation to be paid to the South East geo-political zone to make up for civil war damages, should be done through significant federal presence in the region. Orji, who stated this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Public.....
Igbo group slams ACF’s position on civil war reparation to Ndigbo
Ndigbo Unity Forum, NUF, has said that the objection being raised by Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, against the demand by Ohanaeze Ndigbo that the federal government pay N2.6 trillion to Ndigbo as civil war reparation was sabotage against national unity. NUF also said it was absurd that the northerners who.....
Senate confirms Chidoka, Suleiman as ministers
Senate has con­firmed former Corps Marshal/Chief Executive of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Osita Chi­doka and former Univer­sity of Abuja lecturer, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman as ministers. President Goodluck Jona­than forwarded their nomi­nations to the Senate last week. During screening of the ministers-designate, Dep­uty Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu asked Chidoka.....
President seeks $1bn loan to fight Boko Haram
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday forwarded a letter to the National Assembly, asking the lawmakers to urgently approve a $1bn external loan for the Federal Government to confront the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The letter dated July 15, 2014, was read on the floor of the Senate and that.....
2015: Obiano endorses Jonathan, urges Ndi Anambra to vote for him
As the coast becomes clearer on the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Presidential race, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has endorsed the presidential aspirations of Mr. Jonathan and urged Ndi Anambra to vote for him in the coming elections. Speaking during an inspection tour of.....
Alegeh emerges NBA President-elect
-  A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Augustine Alegeh, has emerged as the president-elect of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr Okey Amaechi (SAN), who declared the result in Abuja on Tuesday, said Alegeh polled 691 votes to defeat four other contestants. Amaechi.....
Adamawa Speaker sworn in as Acting Governor
The Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ahmadu  Umaru,  was on Tuesday sworn in as Acting Governor of the state following the impeachment of Gov. Murtala Nyako. Umaru was sworn-in by the state’s Acting Chief Judge, Justice Ambrose Mammadi. After taking the oath of office, the acting governor.....
APC challenges outcome of Ekiti election in court
Three weeks after Gov­ernor Kayode Fayemi accepted defeat in Ekiti State governor­ship election, the state chap­ter of his party, All Progres­sives Congress (APC), has filed a petition before the Governorship Election Peti­tions Tribunal sitting in Ado-Ekiti, challenging results of the June 21 poll. The interim Chairman of the APC in.....
Gov has no right to sack elected LG officials illegally, says S’Court
Supreme Court on Friday held that the illegal removal of 148 elected local government officials by the Abia State government amounts to “official recklessness” of the state governor. In a judgment delivered yesterday, a seven-member panel of justices of the apex court said, no state governor has the right to.....

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