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He’ll be remembered for his leadership, says US bishop

Portland Catholics react PORTLAND’S next archbishop, Most Rev. Alexander K. ...

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Army chief blames report of ethnic cleansing on mischief makers

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.Gen. Azubike Ihejirika has denied the report of ethnicity in postings and appointments in the Nigerian Army, saying it is the handiwork of mischief makers within the Army. ...

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Ex-Pope and reigning Pope

By Sam Eyoboka, with Agency reportsLAGOS—DESPITE ‘all is well’ assurances following the Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation yesterday, fears are being raised in certain quarters as to how the Catholic Church will cope with two living Popes. ...

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Why we’re building 1,500 houses for Abuja Centenary Village – FCT Minister

By LAIDE AKINBOADE ABUJA—Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Muhammed, has said that  building of 1,500 houses for the Abuja Centenary Village would help to solve some of the housing challenges in the city. Senator Bala stated this while receiving the Polish Deputy Marshal, Region of Wielkopolska, Poland, Mr. ...

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Deposed monarch sues Oyo govt over Ashipa stool

By OLA AJAYI IBADAN — FOLLOWING insinuations that Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration is making moves to fill the 21 years old vacant post of Ashipa of Oyo, the deposed claimant to the stool, the Alago of Ago Oja, Chief Ganiyu Ajiboye Busari,  has gone to court to stop the government, its agents or other persons from taking  such action, among others. ...

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13% Derivation Fund: Go to court, Uduaghan dares host communities

BY Emma Amaize ASABA—DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has dared community leaders spearheading the campaign for the Federal Government to stop the payment of 13 per cent derivation fund through state governments, to go to court...

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Tension mounts in N-Assemby over budget padding

BY SONI DANIEL ABUJA—Simmering tension is brewing in the National Assembly following the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the 2013 budget on account of the alteration of the appropriation plan by the legislature. But, unlike in the past when the leadership and members of the legislature confronted the Presidency over budget rejection, the present crop of members and leaders are said to be shying away from taking on the President for allegedly soiling their hands in the budget padding. ...

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Edo LG polls: PDP chieftain blasts Omede over comment on Oshiomhole

By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN — FORMER Chairman of Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. John Yakubu, has faulted the comments credited to the state chairman of Labour Party, Elder Sam Omede, which cast doubt on the sincerity of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to conduct free and fair elections in the 18 local government areas of the state. ...

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ACN, PDP, CPC, others disagree over by-election time table

By MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO LAGOS — LAGOS State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, yesterday, released the time table for the by-election in Ward ‘A’ Alayabiagba in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government. ...

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APC meets tomorrow over sharing formula

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & GABRIEL EWEPU ABUJA—ALL Progressives Congress, APC, Merger Committee will meet tomorrow to consider allocation of offices among various political parties that merged to become the mega party. ...

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