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Doctors’ strike paralyses public hospitals

The strike embarked upon by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors has paralysed activities in public hospitals across the country. NARD had embarked upon the strike to force the Federal Government to pay arrears of salaries being owned the medical doctors. Reports by some of our correspondents and the News Agency of Nigeria…

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National conference Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Arewa, others go to work

LAGOS—TWENTY-FOUR hours after President Goodluck Jonathan raised a 13-man National Conference Advisory Committee, leading ethnic nationalities and other groups in the country have started consultations with a view to presenting their agenda to the panel. Vanguard also gathered that the different geo-political zones of the country may also meet to strategise and marshall their demands.…

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Students threaten showdown with Imo govt

Students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede have threatened to attack the vehicles belonging to the state and Federal Governments. They are aggrieved because of the poor condition of the Ihiagwa/Nekede Road. The road, which links the two federal institutions and government agencies, has become a source of…

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Nigerian students held at Moscow embassy

Moscow police have detained 16 Nigerian students accused of smashing furniture inside their country’s embassy, reportedly in anger over unpaid grants. The 16 suspects were removed from the embassy building at the request of Nigerian staff, Russia’s interior ministry told local media. All of them are enrolled at colleges of higher education in Russia, it…

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Nwabueze, Okurounmu, 11 others named members

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the membership and terms of reference of the Federal Government’s Advisory Committee on National Dialogue/ Conference. A terse statement on Tuesday night in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, named a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, as one of the…

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Don’t sack Odimegwu, NPC chair, group begs Jonathan

A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, International Network on Inter-Cultural Dialogue, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to yield to pressure to sack the National Population Commission, NPC, Chairman, Chief Festus Odimegwu. Twenty-four commissioners in the NPC had recently demanded Odimegwu’s sack. The President of the organisation, Mr. Chris Ajugwe, made the call yesterday in Onitsha,…

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Ohanaeze wants equal representation for six zones

The apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting its earlier proposal to convoke a national conference as a matter of urgency. Ohanaeze was however quick to state the modality for the conference, saying the six geo-political zones of the country should be represented by the same number…