Monthly Archives: June 2012

Drama at Oba’s palace, as Jonathan visits Benin

*President promises free and fair Edo guber poll By Simon Ebegbulem, Gabriel Enogholase and Henry Umoru AHEAD of the July 14, 2012 governorship election in Edo State, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, vowed to ensure security, free and fair election in the state, just as he urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to mobilize properly in order to ensure victory.

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Blast rocks Jos bridge

By TAYE OBATERU Panic gripped residents of Golhoss village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State and surroundings early yesterday following a blast under a bridge in the middle of the night. One of the twin improvised explosive devices, apparently planted to bring down the bridge, exploded while the other was recovered and detonated by experts. However, the pillars of the bridge were badly damaged

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Everton full-back Baines coy over Manchester United talk

Everton left-back Leighton Baines has remained coy regarding continued transfer speculation linking him with Manchester United . The 27-year-old has three years left on his current contract with the Toffees but he has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a figure rumoured to be around £17 million .

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Arron Lowe rules out romance with Big Brother housemate Sara McLean after furious row

By Colette Fahy PUBLISHED: 17:22 EST, 30 June 2012 | UPDATED: 18:42 EST, 30 June 2012 He has admitted to having a crush on her but it looks as if romance is off the cards for Big Brother’s Arron and Sara. Although the model revealed he fancied his fellow housemate, he has now ruled out anything happening between them following a disagreement.  Arron told Ashleigh and Becky he wasn’t just interested in Sara for her looks explaining:  ‘Sara knows that I think she’s good-looking but there’s a lot more to a person than looks.’ No chance of romance: Big Brother's Arron ruled out a relationship with fellow housemate Sara following a row However, Sara insisted Arron was playing mind games and she was unimpressed when he said he wanted to ‘bang her’.

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National Conference: Now or never?

BY DAPO AKINREFON With the current state of the nation, eminent Nigerians, have again unanimously re-echoed the need for the convocation of a national conference to address the multifarious problems facing the country. On the basis of this, the eminent Nigerians converged at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Lagos to warn against further delay for such a national dialogue.

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Swansea deny bid for Duplan

Swansea City have denied claims that they made an offer for Utrecht winger Edouard Duplan . The Liberty Stadium outfit have admitted that they are interested in Duplan, but that an approach for the French midfielder has not been made.

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Succour for Kwara rainstorm victims

By DEMOLA AKINYEMI The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has put smiles on the faces of the victims of recent rainstorm in Baruten, Asa, Ilorin West, Ilorin East and Moro LGAs of Kwara State as relief materials were distributed  to them to complement the efforts of the state government. Speaking at the distribution of the materials in Ilorin at the weekend, the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sanni Sidi, said there was need for people to embrace disaster risk reduction such as clearing of drainages and avoid dumping refuse in rivers and gutters. Represented by a deputy director in the office of the DG in charge of finance and supply, Mr.

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Nigeria is in dire need of national conference – Tonye Princewill

 Prince Tonye Princewill was born 43 years ago into the family of His Majesty, King (Prof) TJT Princewill Amachree XI of the renowned Kalabari Dynasty. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he was, in 2007, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. Though he is still interested in becoming the governor of Rivers State, he is yet to declare his intention.

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Airhiavbere: I will ensure even development in Edo

Major General Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere (rtd), the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the July 14 gubernatorial election in Edo State, in this session aired on AIT, last week, explains his plans for the people of the states. Excerpts: What is wrong with Edo State that informed your governorship ambition

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We have elevated constitution review to a circus – Hon Jime

The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Hon.

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