Ritualists’ den uncovered in Abeokuta

Hell was let lose yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when residents of Akinremi Estate in Adigbe area of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, discovered another ritualists’ den. Angry youths trooped to the area and set the building ablaze.Yesterday’s discovery was, however, special as the proprietors also used to breed babies for rituals. This development…

Petroleum scarcity has political undertone – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum corporation NNPC, yesterday, said that the acute shortage of petroleum products especially the ‘Premium motor spirit’ witnessed throughout the nation in the past few months was caused by factors beyond the control of the corporation.The corporation said there was a political undertone to the fuel scarcity.The Executive Director, Port Harcourt operations, Engineer…

Nigeria gives one month deadline to power project contractors

  Nigeria has given distribution contractors 60 days to complete their contracts on power projects as the contract would be terminated if not completed within the stipulated period. At a meeting with the transmission and distribution companies yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Vice President Namadi Sambo mandated the Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company…

Nigerian boy killed mother in pre-planned dastardly knife attack – London court testimony

Details have emerged at the Chelmsford Crown Court in London of how 21-year-old Nigerian student Emmanual Kalejaiye made meticulous plans before murdering his 44-year-old accountant mother Tolu Kalejaiye at their family home in Wethersfield Way, Wickford, on September 26 last year. Mrs. Kelajaiye, who worked as an accountant at TAK Consulting Limited in the United…

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Court bars FRCN from probing suspended CBN Governor – Another win for Sanusi

24hrs after he floored the State Security Service at a Federal High Court in Lagos over the seizure of his international passport following his suspension, on February 20, as Central Bank Governor (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi today recorded a double over the Nigerian Government. His second straight victory came when another Federal High Court…

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Kidnapped Edwin Clark’s son suspect lands in police net

Delta State Police Command has announced the arrest of a suspect even as it intensifies efforts to rescue Mr Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman and National Conference delegate, Chief Edwin Clark. Clark Junior was abducted on Wednesday evening in his hometown, Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Speaking with newsmen yesterday…

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Lema Jibrillu – ‘Forget about zoning, lets go back to regional system’

A member of the 1994/1995 Constitutional Conference, now a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji (Dr) Lema Jibrillu, in this interview with Oluwole Akinloye and Hassan Ibrahim, speaks on the wrangling within the ruling party and other national issues. Excerpts: Politically, not much is being heard from you these days, have you quit politics? Yes and no. I keep abreast of all the ongoing. It is only that I don’t participate fully as such but I’m a loyal member of the PDP. Maybe, I’m too old for them to take me into account on anything but I still remain loyal. I am a democrat, I go with the majority. Two Saturdays ago, in Abuja, there was the convention of the party during which some of the party members left the venue of the convention and held another convention somewhere else. Where does that lead the party to? You know the dictum which says, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. This is exactly what the PDP is going through. They should ignore the so-called break away because it is really gross indiscipline, both to the President and the party’s National Chairman, They shouldn’t have acted the way they did. If they have any grievances, there are mechanisms within the PDP to solve them.

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PDP crisis – Court declines Tukur’s request, hearing on Sept. 20

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday turned down a request brought by the Bamanga Tukur’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Abubakar Baraje’s faction seeking an interim order of maintaining the status quo pending when the substantive suit would be heard.Tukur had on Thursday asked the court to grant the order pending the determination of the suit he brought seeking to restrain the Abubakar Baraje’s faction from parading itself as the recognised faction of the party. Delivering ruling, however, the presiding judge, Justice E. S. Chukwu, held that he did not observe any tardiness on the part of the new faction as claimed by the Bamanga Tukur-led faction.

Marginalisation Cry cannot be Justified by Northerners

‘North Cannot Justify Its Cry Of Marginalisation’ Former Secretary General of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Mr. Udengs Eradiri, in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, speaks on the allegations by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and interim National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that President Goodluck Jonathan is playing ethnic and…