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Politicians, others arraigned, detained in Zamfara, Niger, Osun over subsidy protests

ZAMFARA State Police Command yesterday arrested and arraigned 21 persons, including two immediate past council Chairmen of Gusau and Shinkafi councils, and a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youth leader before a chief magistrate’s court...
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Candidates threaten to boycott Bayelsa polls, Sylva urges respect for law

THERE may be no end yet to the controversy trailing the emergence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Henry Seriake Dickson, in the February 11, 2012, governorship election in Bayelsa State, as about 20 candidates from various...
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Psychiatric hospital workers protest kidnap of colleague

ACTIVITIES were yesterday grounded at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City, Edo State as workers of the hospital began a work-to-rule to protest the kidnap of a senior consultant in the hospital, Dr. Charles Ikeji. He was abducted...
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House of Reps seek housing policy for FCT residents

Tasks FERMA on Ajaokuta-Okene roads IN line with its oversight function, the House of Representatives has passed a motion seeking a comprehensive and integrated housing policy for residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Consequently,...
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Wamakko, 28 others to contest Sokoto guber polls

INCUMBENT Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and 28 candidates from other political parties are contesting the March 10 gubernatorial election in the state. The number of candidates is...
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Ex-director canvasses more funds for orientation agency

FORMER Anambra State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Prof. Gabriel Unachukwu, has called on the Federal Government to adequately fund the body to enable it sensitise Nigerians on the socio- economic and political issues affecting...
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Summit group head seeks scrapping of security votes

THE chairman of Ondo State Economic Summit Group (OSEG), Mr. Banji Alabi, has called for the scrapping of security votes for the President, governors and council chairmen, as part of efforts to ensure judicious use of scarce resources in the...
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Group ends free medicare in Plateau councils

THE one week-long free medical services organised by the Defence Headquarters, under the aegis of Alliance Professional Resources Services Limited (APRESEL) in the four councils of Plateau State worst hit by the crises at the weekend concluded...
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Fuel, PHCN pre-paid cards’ scarcity hits Edo State

BARELY 24 hours after the Federal Government reduced the pump price of petrol from N138 to N97 per litre, scarcity of the product has hit parts of Edo State, including Benin City, the state capital. The few stations that sold the product suddenly...
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Government cuts down petrol price to N97

To prosecute culprits of fraud  “AFTER due consideration and consultations with state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly, government has approved the reduction of the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre,” President...