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Fashola sends dad abroad for medicare DailytimesNG


By: GBENRO ADEOYE Ademola Fashola, the father of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, has been flown to the United States for medical attention for an undisclosed ailment, as the crisis rocking the health sector in the state continues. The governor’s father was said to be accompanied by two doctors from the state, one of who … Continue reading

Subsidy Probe will not affect SURE programme, says Kolade


  The Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment (SURE) Committee, Dr Christopher Kolade, said on Tuesday that the on-going subsidy probe by the National Assembly would not impede the committee ‘s work. Kolade stated this in an interview with the State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting of members of the committee with President Goodluck Jonathan … Continue reading

US embassy warns of fresh Nairobi attacks


The United States embassy in Nairobi Kenya has issued a fresh warning of an impending attack in Nairobi’s hotels and prominent government buildings. The embassy says the timing of the planned attack is still unknown, but could be in the last stages of planning. Citing credible intelligence, the warning urged American citizens in Kenya to … Continue reading

First police varsity in Africa takes off September – PUNCH


BY MUSTAPHA SALIHU, KANO The first police university in Africa, the Nigeria Police University, Wudil, is expected to begin operation in September with the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan. This hint was given jointly by the Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, while on an inspection tour … Continue reading

Missile Hits Port Harcourt


Nigerian Air force Jet Accidentally Fires at the early hours of today in Woji Area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South South Nigeria.   The misfired missile  hits an uncompleted building three kilometers from the jet, resulting in  a blast that sent residents panicking in the usually busy district.   The Rivers State police commissioner told … Continue reading

Panel on restructuring of MDAs submits report to President Jonathan


The Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies has submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan. Presenting the report to President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa on Monday, April 16, the committee, headed by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye, recommended that the … Continue reading

Abolish Death Penalty in Nigeria – ASF France Insist


By: Abang Mercy Avocats Sans Frontieres France today called on the Nigerian government to abolish death penalty in eight states of the federation. Speaking at the Saving Lives (SALI) conference Monday in Abuja, Vice President of ASF France, Ivan Paneff, said the world is trending towards the abolition of death penalty as the act of sentencing persons … Continue reading