The Ebonyi State Government yesterday shut over 700 private adult education centres in Abakaliki, the state capital. The government said it shut the schools because of their non-functionality. Addressing journalists in his office, the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, said the government revoked the licences alleged to have been given to the private adult education centres so as to sanitise education sector.
The Eze Ndigbo of Ibadanland and Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie, yesterday said the people of the South-East would support any political party that picks its presidential candidate from the region in 2015.
The President of the National Association of Imo State Students, Madumezim Chukwuma Lugard and his deputy, Progress Aaron, have been impeached for what was described as gross misconduct and abuse of office. The students’ leaders were impeached specifically for giving an award to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha.
Prominent Igbo personalities, including Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, who is the chairman of the South- East Governors’ Forum; Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and the former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzo Kalu, are expected to lead the way forward for a peace summit aimed at restoring the lost glory of core Igbo values, peace and unity holding in Anambra State.
Governor Rochas Okorocha’s convoy was attacked yesterday in Oguta Council Area of the state by youths allegedly recruited by a candidate for the rescheduled Imo House of Assembly elections scheduled to hold next week.
ABUJA FORMER President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, Monday said if Nigeria and other parts of Africa must get it right and strengthen democracy, corrupt politicians must not be allowed to go scot-free. This came as former Interim Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan, declared that religious fundamentalism poses a serious threat to the nation’s democracy, including other parts of Africa.
Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has expressed satisfaction with the security situation in the country, saying it has improved in recent times. The former head of state, who spoke in Jos on Sunday after paying a condolence visit to former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, on the death of her…
There was confusion on Saturday at Alapata community in Ido Local Government area of Oyo State when petroleum pipeline belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded and burst into flames. The explosion on Saturday, along Apete-Akufo road, was the second in the council in less than two weeks.
A Russian plane carrying military hardware and its nine crew members were detained overnight at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, on the orders of military authorities in Kano. The weapon-laden plane made a technical landing at the airport apparently to refuel. Security sources disclosed that the revelation of the cargo manifest upon scrutiny prompted the clamp-down on the jet by security personnel as it was found to be carrying large consignments of arms and ammunition.
The military at the weekend warned its retiring personnel to be wary of the freedom of civil life and reject the temptation of joining persons who want to pull the country down. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, who gave the charge, urged the 113 retiring personnel of the armed forces to support President Goodluck Jonathan plan to transform the country. Admiral Ezeoba spoke at the passing out parade of the retiring personnel held at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), urging the personnel to take solace in the move by the Federal Government to exempt the military from the contributory pension scheme.