FG guarantees civil servants their jobs

BY DEMOLA AKINYEMI & Emman Ovuakporie ILORIN— Following the heat generated by the call of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Lamido Sanusi on the Federal Government to sack half of its workforce, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Chukwuemeka Wogu, yesterday, assured that no worker would lose his job as […]

Military commenced mass eviction of civilians from barracks

 By Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja THE military has commenced the mass eviction of civilians from barracks across the country, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, said on Thursday. The eviction of non-soldiers from  barracks is coming on the heels of two successful attacks  by suspected terrorists in the first two days of this week. Two […]

Sanusi is an agent of death: NLC President

  There was outrage in Labour circles yesterday over Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s call for the sacking of 50 per cent of civil servants. Sanusi, who spoke at a seminar in Warri on Tuesday, listed the sack as part of measures to reflate the economy. He said the government was […]

I have done nothing wrong: Naval officer cries

 By Joseph Onyekwere INSISTING that he did no wrong, a detained Naval officer, Lt. Commander Stephen Ochepo Edeh, who just returned to the country from a study trip abroad and arrested by the Naval authorities on the allegation that he exceeded the time he was supposed to spend abroad, has cried out for help. Edeh, […]

85 years old man arrested for rape

BY GBENGA ARIYIBI ADO-EKITI — An 85-year old man, Pa  Samuel Oladipupo, was nabbed by the men of Ekiti State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 12 year old girl (names withheld) The octogenarian  suspect, however, confessed to have made an attempt to make love with the girl, but  denied  ever having carnal  knowledge  of […]

Jonathan will lose in 2015: Shuluwa

BY PETER DURU Elder statesman and one of the founding fathers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abu King Shuluwa in this interview spoke on nagging national issues and gave reasons why the government should negotiate with the Islamic Boko Haram group, why Nigeria could break up after 2014 even as he expressed […]

Suspected ‘bomber’ arrested in Ekiti Govt House

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi Pandemonium broke out in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday when a young man, suspected to be a bomber, was arrested in front of the Ekiti State Government House. Our correspondent gathered that the suspect was dropped in front of the Government House by a commercial motorcyclist. The suspect was said to […]