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  • Telecom growth amid subscriber pain

    August 28, 2014 12:03 AM 10

    THE excitement expressed the other day by some senior functionaries of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) projecting the country’s telecommunications industry as the world’s fastest growing may be founded. But there is not much cause for excitement. The general poor quality of service and consumer rip-off perpetrated by the service providers

  • Scores injured as 2 APC lawmakers clash in Ibadan

    August 27, 2014 11:00 PM 9

    MANY people were, on Wednesday, injured as two serving members of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Temitope Olatoye (a.k.a Sugar) and Honourable Abiodun Adigun-Hammed (a.k.a Murphy), representing Lagelu and Akinyele II constituencies, respectively, and their supporters, clashed in Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. Sources

  • 10 die in Kogi boat mishap

    August 27, 2014 11:00 PM 9

    TEN passengers on board a 50-seater boat were feared dead early Wednesday morning, while unconfirmed number of people were still missing when the boat capsized. The boat, on River Niger, capsized at Ebe village, close to Jamata village, in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State. Most of the passengers on board were market women, who were on their

  • Jonathan, Obasanjo meet over security

    August 27, 2014 11:00 PM 8

    President Good­luck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo met in the early hours of yes­terday, in Abuja, to discuss the nation’s security mat­ters. The visit was on the invita­tion of Jonathan and it came barely two days after the for­mer president commended the Federal and Lagos State governments on the efforts be­ing made to check the spread

  • Jega says INEC deserves commendation, not condemnation

    August 27, 2014 11:00 PM 18

    THE Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, Wednesday said that the commission, which is one of the industries that is highly misunderstood in Nigeria, deserves appreciation rather than accusations and counter-accusations. Jega, who made this disclosure in Bauchi at a workshop organised by Nigerian Press

  • WorldStage News | Restriction of freedom poses danger to democracy

    August 27, 2014 10:41 PM 17

    The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, said democracy does not have meaning and cannot thrive as a system of government where freedom is fettered. Aregbesola made this observation at the Government House, Osogbo, when the Governing Council, Management and Staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, paid him a courtesy

  • Breaking: Nigeria Records New Ebola Death In Port Harcourt

    August 27, 2014 10:15 PM 12

    The diplomat, who was part of the team who met with Patrick Sawyer in Lagos, flew to Port Harcourt, Rivers State for treatment, evading surveillance for the disease. A doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had contact with the index case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died of Ebola in Nigeria. The doctor, who has yet to be named, died on Friday

  • Magaji Dambatta, Progressive Northern Politician And National Confab Delegate, Dies

    August 27, 2014 10:05 PM 16

    Magaji Dambatta, a prominent progressive politician and member of the recently concluded national conference in Nigeria, died today, bringing the number of delegates who have passed away to five. Magaji Dambatta Sahara Reporters Media Mr. Dambatta’s death was announced in a statement released today by Akpandem James, a media aide for the confab. The deceased

  • Court Holds First Sitting On Osun Governorship Election

    August 27, 2014 9:13 PM 20

    An election tribunal in Osun State has held its first sitting to hear a case filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the Osun State governorship election held on August 9 and won by the incumbent governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola. Election observers said the election was free and fair, but the battle is not quite over as the two major

  • PFN head deplores taxing churches, cautions politicians on remarks

    August 27, 2014 8:50 PM 18

    PRESIDENT of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, Wednesday criticised calls in some sections that churches should pay taxes to the government, just as he urged politicians not to set the country on fire with unguarded statements ahead of next year’s general elections. And in Cross River, the introduction of levies by the state