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Don’t panic or leave the North, Okorocha advises Igbos
Igbos living in the North have been advised against leaving the places they currently reside ahead of the general elections. Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, made the call while speaking to journalists in Abuja after a meeting of the APC stalwarts Sunday night. He said that the fear is unfounded and they.....
Petrol now N87 per litre – FG
The Federal Government on Sunday announced a reduction in the pump price of petrol by N10 from N97 to N87 per litre. The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, announced the reduction while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Alison-Madueke said the reduction, which took immediate.....
2015: I will tackle unemployment, insecurity in South East, says Buhari
THE Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday pledged to tackle unemployment and insecurity which had over the years plagued the people of the south east geopolitical zone in the country if elected president next month. He also said that his administration would stamp out.....
I’ll Sanction Mbaka If He’s Under My Diocese, Says Onaiyekan
Catholic Bishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, Cardinal John Onaiyekan   CBCN: Nigerians should avoid hasty generalisation  Says priest can’t speak for the church More troubles appear to be staring the controversial Catholic Priest and Founder of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Catholic Archdiocese, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, in the face following his.....
Ohanaeze, IYM fail to endorse Jonathan
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo,yesterday, failed to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan as the candidate of the South-East, South-South in the February 14 presidential election. This came as the Amb. Mabazuruike Amaechi-led Elders Council of the group insisted that the tenure of the present administration, led by the President.....
Sambo flags off Enugu-Port Harcourt-Enugu inter-city train
Vice President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, flagged off the Enugu- Port Harcourt- Enugu intercity train. Meanwhile, Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, General Martin Agwai (rtd), has said that the East-West Road will not be completed by the end of this year. General Agwai, who.....
Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership crisis deepens
  …19-member caretaker c’ttee to run organization’s affairs The leadership crisis rocking the apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, deepened yesterday as members of the Elders Council, EC, and other leaders drawn from the South East, Anioma and Rivers State set up a 19-member caretaker committee to run the affairs.....
Ihedioha Promises Thorough Constitution Amendment
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee on Constitution Review,  Emeka Ihedioha, has promised that the collation of resolutions of state assemblies on clauses for amendment in the 1999 Constitution will be thoroughly done towards achieving a successful finishing of the amendment process by the National.....
Court Finds Obasanjo Guilty of Contempt for Publishing Autobiography
 Gets 21 days to show cause why he should not be punished  Orders IGP, DG, DSS, Customs boss to confiscate books An Abuja High Court sitting  in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Wednesday held that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in contempt of court for flouting its orders restraining him from,.....
Jubilations in Imo as Jonathan appoints new comptroller general of prisons
The appointment of Dr Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu byPresident Goodluck Jonathan as the new Controller General of Prisons is being celebrated by Prison officials at owerri. The new Controller General who hails from Ibeku Okwuato in Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state was before his present appointment the Deputy Controller General.....
Court: APGA Chairman Can Submit Candidates’ List to INEC
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday struck out its earlier order which had restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh from submitting the names of the party’s candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2015 general election. Justice Valentine Ashi,.....
Court Rejects PDP’s Application to Remove Tambuwal as Speaker
Attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surreptitiously remove the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, through an ex-parte application failed as the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ordered the party to put the Speaker on notice. The court turned down the party’s request for an ex.....

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