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Abia govt returns 19 schools to original owners

Abia State government at the weekend returned 19 secondary schools to their original pre-civil war owners. The schools were taken over by the defunct East Central Government. The handing over ceremony was conducted under the chairmanship of Senator Ike Nwakachukwu. …

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Catholic Bishops urge Jonathan to fight corruption

Catholic Bishops have called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the nation’s leadership to display greater courage in tackling corruption, which has negatively affected national development. The bishops also urged Nigerians to embark on a national prayer against bribery and corruption. …

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Benue Police Command arrests bank robbers

The Benue State Police command yesterday arrested a dare devil robbery gang who attacked First Bank, Katsina-Ala. Briefing newsmen in his office on the incident, the State Police Commissioner Mr. Christopher Katso narrated that men of the Operation Zenda as …

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Benue Psychiatric Hospital debunk crisis speculation

Authorities of the Psychiatric Hospital Uselu, Benin City have described as untrue, malicious reports published by a National daily that fresh crisis was brewing at the hospital. They said the report is aimed at causing unnecessary acrimony and crisis in …

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House has the power to impeach Jonathan – Court

The House of Representatives can continue with its impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan as such action is within its jurisdiction, an Abuja Federal High Court has stated. The court, however, stated that the House can only achieve its goal …

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Quattara, Yari discuss with Jonathan in Abuja

PRESIDENTS of Cote d’Ivoire and Republic of Benin, Messrs Alassane Ouattara and Boni Yayi respectively, were in State House Abuja on Friday to confer with President Goodluck Jonathan on issues of common interest to the West African sub-region. The Ivorian …

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Security agencies avert street protests in Jos

An attempt by Moslem youths to embark on a protest march in Jos, Plateau State capital, after their Jumat prayers on Friday was duly stopped by a combined team of soldiers and policemen who dispersed them.          As at Thursday night …

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Jonathan assures that Nigeria will overcome challenges

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja reaffirmed his confidence in Nigeria’s ability to overcome its present challenges and emerge as a very strong, united, stable and economically-progressive nation. Speaking at a farewell audience with the outgoing Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria, …

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Akingbola defends self in court

The embattled former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank), Dr Erastus Akingbola, on Monday, stepped into the witness box to defend the allegation of stealing N47.1 billion levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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