Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Commissioner slapped nurse in Delta’

By  EMMA AMAIZE … I didn’t – Commissioner Otumara THERE was controversy, at the weekend, in Delta State over the allegation that the Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Otumara, slapped a nursing officer at the Central Hospital, Mrs.

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World Bank Presidency: Okonjo-Iweala’s hat in the ring

By TONY NWANKWO & UDEME CLEMENT I don’t have a learning curve because I know how the institution works and I know what needs to be done to make it work better and faster for developing countries. I know what its strengths are, its weaknesses and importantly I know what policymakers need. I’ve actually done it” – Dr.

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Why we are succeeding on MDGs – Presidential aide

*Varsity dons: Achievement in jeopardy By Simon Ebegbulem The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Dr.Precious K. Gbeneol, has attributed the successes recorded by her office in the implementation of MDGs programs to innovations and careful adaptation of ideas to local realities

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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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Confusion as UI students protest against SUG election

There was confusion at the University of Ibadan on Saturday as some aggrieved students of the university went on the rampage over the election of officers into union offices. As early as 8am, all the gates leading to the main campus of the university were barricaded with logs of wood and other objects to prevent...  [Read More...]

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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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Contractors beg Uduaghan for payments

Some contractors handling projects for the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission have appealed to the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, to prevail on the agency to pay monies owed them. The contractors also threatened to sue the commission for non-payment of completed projects since December last year.

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Prof Jega: Trapped between ‘ advice’ and ‘directive’ on Kogi State

By Phrank Shaibu For anyone that has observed with reasonable interest Nigeria’s transition to democratic rule, it would be difficult  to deny that the arrival of Prof.

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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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