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GOVERNOR SERIAKE DICKSON PLEDGES TO USE PUBLIC FUNDS TO REBUILD PRIVATELY OWNED MEDIA FACILITY

Late night on Thursday, a massive late night electrical fire gutted the studios, offices and transmission facility of the AIT/Raypower Station in the Elebele area of Bayelsa State. In a surprise announcement, Governor Serike Dickson has pledged to use public funds to rebu...

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GOVERNOR SUSWAM CRIES FOR HELP, AS ARMED MILITIA ARE DESTROYING LIVES AND PROPERTY IN BENUE

Recently there have been clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Benue state. Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has said armed men were causing destruction of lives and property in Benue and beyond. Mr. Suswam told State House Correspondents in Abuja on Friday that t...

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KANO EMIRATE COUNCIL ASKS JONATHAN TO REVERSE SANUSI’S SUSPENSION

The Kano Emirate Council has condemned the suspension of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido, by President Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement in Hausa on Friday, the most senior Councillor in the Council, Tijjani Hashim, described President Jonathans actions as ...

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NIGERIA GOVERNORS CALL EMERGENCY MEETING OVER SANUSI

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has summoned an emergency meeting of its members for Monday to discuss the implications of the suspension of the Governor of Central Bank, CBN, Lamido Sanusi, and react appropriately to the development. According to a notice of meeting s...

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DENNIS BERGKAMP: CLOSE TO GOD

Arsenal unveil a statue to honour Dennis Bergkamp today. I pay tribute to my favourite footballer of all time whilst part reviewing his biography published last year.  People tend to get immortalized in death. This doesn’t apply to Dennis Bergkamp because he’s...

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SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI’S SUBMISSION ON THE 2014 BUDGET

1)   THE BUDGET THEME The proposed budget christened Budget for Job Creation and Growth’ represents N100 billion reduction from the N4.7 trillion that was budgeted for last year.   Key assumptions of the budget include: crude oil 2.3mbpd, crude oil price $77.5pb, exc...

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PRESS RELEASE BY APC SENATORS ON SUSPENSION OF SANUSI BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

This morning, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the suspension of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati directed that the most senior De...

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ADIDAS UNVEILS NIGERIA’S KIT FOR 2014 WORLD CUP, EAGLES TO LAUNCH IT AGAINST MEXICO

According to Adidas, the Super Eagles will pull on their new 2014 World Cup kit for the first time against Mexico in a friendly match in Atlanta, USA. The sportswear giants revealed the new home jersey on Friday and explains that it “departs from the traditional racing gr...

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LAGOS BANS INDECENT DRESSING BY FEMALE CIVIL SERVANTS

The Lagos State Government has rolled out a dress code for its female workers with a directive that none of them should wear clothes, such as miniskirts,  that  expose their cleavages, body shape and other sensitive female body parts. The decision was taken as a result of...

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS WADA’S VICTORY

The Governor of Kogi State Captain Idris Wada (rtd.) was today declared as the duly elected Governor of Kogi State by the Supreme Court. His emergence as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) and subsequent election as Governor was challenged by Jibrin E...

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NOTES ON SEX AND THE CITY AND FEMINISM

Oluwamayowa Idowu Since Queen Bey’s album came out, the F word has been heavy on our lips. Feminism is a constant topic these days. Much so, that it has become joke fodder. I can get out of doing things I don’t want to by saying “Aren’t you a femin...

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COURT RESTRAINS SSS, AGF, IGP FROM HARASSING SANUSI

The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos gave a court order today restraining the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke; Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar; the State Security Service (SSS); and all other agencies of the Federal ...

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SANUSI VOWS TO CHALLENGE SUSPENSION BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN COURT

The recently suspended Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi landed yesterday in Lagos, received by his family and friend former Minister of the FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. Yesterday during an interview with Sahara Reports confirmed that he will challenge his suspens...

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CBN GOVERNOR SANUSI LAMIDO SUSPENDED BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was yesterday suspended from his post by the President, Goodluck Jonathan. The governor was suspended in absentia, while attending a three-day meeting of the West African Central Bank Governors in Niger. The Presi...

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BOKO HARAM: RELOCATE ARMY HEADQUARTERS TO BORNO, REPS TELL FG

Worried by renewed attacks by members of Boko Haram sect, the House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to quickly move the headquarters of Nigerian Army to the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. The lawmakers also urged the Federal government to work with th...