Court orders Anambra govt to release N1.5bn workers’ salary arrears

BY NWABUEZE OKONKWOONITSHA—Reprieve may have come the way of staff of Anambra State Water Corporation and Environmental Protection Agency, as the Industrial Court sitting in Enugu has ordered First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Awka branch, to release N1.5 billion for payment of salary arrears owed them by the government of immediate past governor of the…

PDP govs caution President Jonathan don’t declare 2015 mbition now

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to tarry a little, before attempting to declare his second term ambition.Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, stated this at a meeting they had with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday night.Though the governors   were in support of the President’s bid for re-election, they said the nation’s mood was not ripe for such a declaration.

Nigeria’s oil exploration drops by 12%

Oil exploration activities in Nigeria and other African countries have dropped by 12 per cent between May and June, this year.The drop, according to Global oil industry analysts at Baker Hughes, reflected in the rig count during the period under review.The implication of the finding means that the continent may be producing at a faster rate than that at which it makes new oil finds.

Gov Aliyu It’s insulting to describe Northerners as leeches

Chairman, Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, and governor of Niger State, Dr Babangida Aliyu, has described as insulting and sad, insinuations by certain members of the National Conference that the north was leecherous.In a statement signed by Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel Ebije, the governor said he was saddened that some members of the National Conference described the north as leeches while debating the issue of resource control.