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  • ASUU Strike: If Military Failed, FG Will Fail - Falana

    November 30, 2013 11:18 AM 9

    The Federal Government has directed the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, to deploy policemen to all federal universities in the country in its bid to ensure resumption of academic activities in universities on or before December 4. Reacting to the latest development, Mr Femi Falana [SAN], said President Goodluck Jonathan should

  • Al-Mustapha wins again, Appeal Court strikes out Lagos application

    November 30, 2013 1:58 AM 8

    Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Security Officer to late General Sanni Abacha, and Shofolahan, former aide to late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, were sentenced to death on January 30 last year, by Justice Mojisola Dada of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja. However, the Appeal Court on July 12 upturned the lower court’s judgment, insisting that the prosecution failed to establish

  • ‘Majority Of Abians Are Happy With What Orji Is Doing’

    November 29, 2013 11:37 PM 232

    Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, the Diawa of Umudiawa Ancient Kingdom in Umuahia North Council of Abia State, who is also the National Chairman of Christian Traditional Rulers Association of Niger Delta, recently spoke to journalists on Abia politics and development, saying Governor Theodore Orji is doing well, contrary to allegations of non-performance in some quarters

  • Iyayi’s to be Buried Saturday, Dec 7 – Family

    November 29, 2013 11:06 PM 7

    The family of late Professor Festus Iyayi have said the former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will be taken to his hometown for interment after funeral service on Saturday. The family the late professor also said Kogi State Government will not take part in the burial activities of the former ASUU President. Prof. Iyayi

  • Inside pdp’s House of commotion

    November 29, 2013 11:00 PM 101

    At formation in 1998, its registered slogan was “Power to the people” but with years of ease in government in majority of the states and at the centre, it gradually abridged the slogan to “Power!” Was the removal of “the people” part of the phrase dictated by mere convenience or was it a result of a deeper shift in its leaning towards the people? Whatever

  • Political, Security Problems Will Strengthen Nigeria, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    November 29, 2013 6:02 PM 10

    President Goodluck Jonathan Friday in Enugu urged religious leaders to continue to pray for Nigeria, noting however that the present security and political crisis facing the country would ultimately strengthen her. He expressed optimism in the unity and survival of the country, stressing that as a leader, he would not be deterred by the challenges

  • Nigerian-Lebanese sentenced to life for arms cache

    November 29, 2013 4:27 PM 19

    Judge Adeniyi Ademola Adetokunbo freed two other Nigerian-Lebanese, Mustapha Fawaz and Abdallah Thahini, for lack of evidence. The three had been accused of plotting attacks against Western and Israeli targets for the Lebanese Shiite Muslim Hezbollah militia. The judge said there was no evidence they received terrorist training and noted it is not illegal

  • Governor Suswam Donates 323 Motorcycle To Boost Immunization

    November 29, 2013 2:30 PM 7

    Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue, in Makurdi on Friday donated 323 motorcycles to boost immunisation activities in the state. Presenting the motorcycles to some immunisation officers, the governor said the gesture would assist in eradicating the five child killer diseases. The governor, represented by his Senior Special Assistance on Local Government

  • SUBEB Warns Teachers on Proper Utilisation of School Facilities

    November 29, 2013 11:56 AM 15

    Conducive learning environment provided in primary schools by the Governor Olusegun Mimiko-led administration in Ondo State should reflect in the values of education acquired by the pupils in the state. Chairman, Ondo state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Otunba Ade Adeniyi revealed this while appealing to primary school teachers in the state

  • We Will Not be Browbeaten on Oil Benchmark, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    November 29, 2013 10:41 AM 17

    N’Assembly Complex C'ttee on environment summons contractors Muhammad Bello Barely 24 hours after it constituted a five-man conference committee to meet with the Senate to harmonise the oil benchmark price for the 2014-2016 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), the House of Representatives yesterday said it would not be brow-beaten to consider the proposal