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Arms smuggling Court discharges 15 Russians

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Tuesday discharged 15 Russians and their ship, MV Myre Seadiver, of arms smuggling charges. The action followed the withdrawal of the charges by the Federal Government, which said it would continue the prosecution of a Nigerian firm, Blueseas Maritime Services Nig. Ltd, and its employee, Stanley Chinenye. The discharged…

Bashir-Tofa

Be careful with that conference!

President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptance of the National Conference/Dialogue on the 53rd Independence Day last week, may be a Greek Gift. He was adamantly against it just a few months ago; and so was Senator David Mark, just a few weeks ago. For them both to make such a sudden and complete U-Turn makes the whole…

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As president inaugurates national confab committee Nwabueze opts out , Count Jigawa State out – Gov Lamido

Luminary, Professor Ben Nwabueze, on Sunday, declined the offer to serve on the national conference panel on health ground. The leader of The Patriots, however, welcomed the initiative, saying it was a bold step. In his letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, the octogenarian, a former education minister, requested the president to nominate another…

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Centenary village to cost N3.2tr, says Abubakar

The proposed Centenary Village, an ultra-modern city within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to mark the 100 years of the Nigerian nationhood, will cost N3.2 trillion, former Head of State Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar said yesterday. Gen. Abubakar, who is Chairman of the Board of Centenary Village Plc, spoke while presenting a report to President Goodluck…

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Confab: Nwabueze opts out on health ground

Elder statesman, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), has excused himself from the National Conference Committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan to formulate modalities for the convocation of a national dialogue. Prof. Nwabueze, in a letter to the president dated October 2, 2013, explained that he would be abroad, “for medicals and may be away from…