Thisday Newspaper News Today Sunday 13th January 2019
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target=_blank>South-south Governors Hold Emergency Meeting Sunday over Onnoghen
Davidson Iriekpen The South South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting for Sunday to discuss the Onnoghen matter. A statement by Special Adviser, Media Relations, to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, stated that the security of the Niger Delta, during and after the election, the issue of derivation, and recent
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target=_blank>How Not to Remove a Chief Justice of Nigeria
Tobi Soniyi The Federal Government appears to have deliberately ignored the provisions of extant laws and established judicial precedent when it filed a motion asking the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen to step down because of the charges of alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Either the National Judicial
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target=_blank>N134bn Ogoni Judgment Debt: Shell Loses Appeal at Supreme Court
Davidson Iriekpen and Bayo Akinloye The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), which prevented First Bank of Nigeria Limited from paying the plaintiffs community a judgment debt now totaling N134 billion to the plaintiff community represented by 10 Ogoni Chief of Ejama Ebubu community of Ogoni in Rivers
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target=_blank>Ayade Mourns Victims of Fuel Tanker Explosion
Bassey Inyang in Calabar Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has expressed deep regrets and sadness over the tragic death of some persons in an explosion from a fuel laden tanker at New Netim junction, on the outskirts of Calabar. Ayade, who said he was devastated by the unfortunate tragedy, described the incident as
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target=_blank>Lagos APC Partners Private School Owners
Worried about the growing number of pupils and students in public and private schools in Lagos, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat pledged to find solution to this all important sector. To this end, Hamzat has assured Private School Proprietors Association of Nigeria,
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target=_blank>NFF Cautions against Persecution of Officials
Demola Ojo The Nigeria Football Federation has cautioned against persecution and public show trial of its officials. This is against the backdrop of erroneous media reports over the past week, which claimed that the Presidency had ordered the prosecution of leading officials of the NFF, while the Special Presidential Investigatory Panel (SPIP) on the recovery
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target=_blank>Borno Elders Make Case for Arming CJTF
Tobi Soniyi Borno elders have requested President Muhammadu Buhari, to consider arming the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members to help combat the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. The request, it was gathered, is contained in a letter they submitted to the president last Monday, when the elders, led by Governor Kashim Shettima, met
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target=_blank>2018 Budget Achieved 75% Performance, Says FG
Obinna Chima The federal government has put the performance rate of the 2018 budget at 75 per cent. Director-general of the Budget Office, Mr. Ben Akabueze, disclosed this during an interactive session with editors in Lagos at the weekend. Akabueze said the federal government did not spend up to the projected amount on capital expenditure.
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target=_blank>Customs Arrest 21 Smugglers, Seize 4,180 Bags of Rice
Francis Sardauna in Katsina The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Saturday disclosed that its Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘B’, Kaduna, had arrested 15 smugglers in Kaduna; two in Katsina and four in Kano, who would face prosecution before court of competent jurisdiction. The custom service, also, disclosed that the unit has impounded 53 vehicles with
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• Text Box: Propose N50,000 Minimum wage-Hashim Text Box:• Promise to provide jobs, enhance security Gboyega Akinsanmi The Peoples Trust (PT) officially unveiled its presidential campaign in Abuja yesterday with a promise by its leaders to redeem the country of the current state of hopelessness, insecurity and youth unemployment. The PT presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim […]
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