Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oct 1 bombing suspect, Okah, collapses, unconscious

By  EMMA AMAIZE ONE of the suspects  arrested in connection with the October 1, 2010 Independence Day bombings in Abuja, Charles Okah, reportedly collapsed inside his cell at Kuje Prisons, Abuja, at the weekend, and was rushed  to the National Hospital, Abuja, by prisons’ officials. Sunday Vanguard learnt that he had a seizure and fainted, on Friday night. He was taken to the hospital around 10.00 p.m

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Why substandard foreign products flood Nigeria – SON boss

By Tony Edike Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) said  yesterday that the absence of its personnel at the nation’s borders has made it difficult to prevent the influx of substandard foreign products into the country. According to the body, despite the challenge posed by the porous borders, it was devising a mechanism through which it could effectively monitor the borders. Director General of SON, Dr Joseph Odumodu, who made this known during the organization’s special day at the ongoing 23rd Enugu International Trade Fair, lamented that out of the 155 entry borders in the country, only five are monitored by operatives of SON.

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Tinubu, a political juggernaut — Kwara Speaker

Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr. Rasaq Atunwa, has described the national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a true political juggernaut who did not only represent a constitutional democracy in Nigerian politics but also an advocate of the masses. Atunwa said this at a special parliamentary session in...  [Read More...]

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Gas flaring fines: Host communities demand funds from FG

OIL producing communities in the Niger Delta region have called on the Federal Government to release to them funds accruing from fines paid by oil companies for gas flaring. The communities, which play host to oil firms in the region, also demanded that compensation should be paid to them directly by the multinational companies involved...  [Read More...]

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