Malabu probe: Reps backpedal on Jonathan’s invitation

Barely a week after the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption, malpractices, and breach of due process in the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL 245) better known as Malabu oil scandal, said it planned to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan, there are indications that the committee will no longer insist on the appearance of the former leader. New Telegraph reliably gathered that the ad hoc committee, led by Hon. Razaq Atunwa (APC, Kwara) may have considered the implications of the invitation of the former president…

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College warns students against cultism, exam malpractice

Determined to enhance the academic quality of the college, the management of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State has warned the students to steer clear of cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of anti-social behaviour that could truncate their education. According to the Provost of the college, Prof. Saviour Nathan Agoro, cultism has not only been outlawed in all higher institutions in the state under the Restoration Agenda of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, but that there are also stiff sanctions for any student or group of students…

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Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

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Dogara asks INEC to begin delineation ahead of 2019

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to activate the process of delineation of Federal Constituencies in accordance with provisions of the 1999 constitution. Speaking in an interview with NIGERIA NOW magazine, Dogara however, suggested that the exercise would have to wait till 2019 elections to avoid a situation where sitting elected lawmakers may be displaced. The Speaker noted that there have been clamours for more constituencies in view of rising population and other factors, and urged INEC to muster…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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Hunting dogs discover human parts seller in bush

Dogs on a hunting trip at Ukunu Eziora, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday made a macabre find – the den of an alleged human parts’ seller. Information has it that the suspect was engaged as a security guard with the Nnewi Anglican Diocese at its postponed university site in Ozubulu where he allegedly used it as a point to sell and supply human parts to eaters and ritualists. But the Administrative Secretary of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, owners of the higher institution the suspect…

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Ikoyi billions: Wike, CNPP accuse FG of plotting cover up

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the desperation of the Federal Government to cover corruption simply because her principal financial sponsor is involved. Briefing Rivers Christian leaders on the development at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Wike stated that the Rivers State Government is not interested in the prosecution of the immediate past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, but simply seeking the return of funds belonging to the state. He said that the should the Federal Government return the stolen resources domiciled by the Former Governor…

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Cast of Professor Johnbull challenge multiple taxation

The new episode of the weekly TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by Globacom, is challenging the propriety or otherwise of the age-old problem of multiple taxation in the business environment. The fresh episode, aptly entitled “Tax and Revenue”, according to its sponsor, Globacom “is meant to draw the attention of the authorities to the challenges entrepreneurs face in the hands of the multiple Task Forces set up by the various governments to collect taxes, revenues and rates.” Globacom said further in a statement: “It is a fact that some…

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God’s covenant of peace and blessing

Today is a special day in the Calendar of Christian religion. It is so because we are commemorating the highest event in Christendom which happens to be the focal point of our belief, for if Christ did not die, buried and resurrected, our belief will have been in vain and there would not have been any hope of restoration of the covenant we had with God before our foreparents severed it through sin. It is at Easter that we are reminded of how God sent His son to die as…

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