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Tambuwal confirms attendance at APC meeting, delays defection announcement
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has confirmed attending a key meeting of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto State, Monday, amid renewed speculation of his defection from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

 

In a statement late Monday, the speaker said he was still consulting on his political future and will make his decision public at the appropriate time.

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N10bn Jet Scandal: Court Okays Allison-Madueke, NNPC’s amended suit against Reps
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, granted a request by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to challenge the legality of a move by the House of Representatives to hold a public hearing over allegation that N10 billion was spent on chartered jet by the Minister.

The court in a ruling yesterday, okayed an amended originating summons that was entered against the National Assembly and the House of Representatives by the plaintiffs.

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Court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim as Newswatch’s owner, cancels sale of magazine
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday quashed the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred ownership of Nigeria’s flagship magazine, Newswatch, to wealthy businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim.

Two minority shareholders — Nuhu Aruwa and Jubril Aminu — had filed a petition, urging the court to nullify the agreement which transferred ownership of the company to Mr. Ibrahim.

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Protesting staff disrupt Labaran Maku’s handover, accuse him of embezzling funds
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The handing over ceremony by the former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, was on Monday disrupted by angry staff who protested non-payment of their allowances.

The protesters also accused the minister and other top officials of mismanaging SURE-P funds meant for the ministry.

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN WELCOMES W.H.O. DECLARATION THAT NIGERIA IS EBOLA-FREE, ORDERS CONTINUED VIGILANC
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomes today’s declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nigeria is now officially Ebola-free after 42 days without any incidence of the Ebola Virus Disease.

President Jonathan dedicates the certification to the many patriotic health workers, volunteers and ordinary Nigerians who worked tirelessly, some of them paying the ultimate price, to stop the deadly virus in its track after it entered the country in July this year.

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN WELCOMES W.H.O. DECLARATION THAT NIGERIA IS EBOLA-FREE, ORDERS CONTINUED VIGILANC
Written by Reuben Abati   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ImagePresident Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomes today’s declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nigeria is now officially Ebola-free after 42 days without any incidence of the Ebola Virus Disease.

President Jonathan dedicates the certification to the many patriotic health workers, volunteers and ordinary Nigerians who worked tirelessly, some of them paying the ultimate price, to stop the deadly virus in its track after it entered the country in July this year.

 
Tambuwal confirms attendance at APC meeting, delays defection announcement
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ImageThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has confirmed attending a key meeting of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto State, Monday, amid renewed speculation of his defection from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

 

In a statement late Monday, the speaker said he was still consulting on his political future and will make his decision public at the appropriate time.

 
N10bn Jet Scandal: Court Okays Allison-Madueke, NNPC’s amended suit against Reps
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ImageJustice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, granted a request by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to challenge the legality of a move by the House of Representatives to hold a public hearing over allegation that N10 billion was spent on chartered jet by the Minister.

The court in a ruling yesterday, okayed an amended originating summons that was entered against the National Assembly and the House of Representatives by the plaintiffs.

 
Protesting staff disrupt Labaran Maku’s handover, accuse him of embezzling funds
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ImageThe handing over ceremony by the former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, was on Monday disrupted by angry staff who protested non-payment of their allowances.

The protesters also accused the minister and other top officials of mismanaging SURE-P funds meant for the ministry.

 
Court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim as Newswatch’s owner, cancels sale of magazine
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ImageA Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday quashed the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred ownership of Nigeria’s flagship magazine, Newswatch, to wealthy businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim.

Two minority shareholders — Nuhu Aruwa and Jubril Aminu — had filed a petition, urging the court to nullify the agreement which transferred ownership of the company to Mr. Ibrahim.

 
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