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Daily Archives: 23rd December 2014

Chime orders recovery of ex-Chief of Staff, Nwobodo’s official vehicles, withdraws her security aides

Mrs Ifeoma Nwobodo

The face-off between Governor Sullivan Chime and his erstwhile Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, may have deepened as seven official vehicles she took away while leaving the office in October were recovered on the orders of the governor Tuesday. Mrs. Nwobodo, who was the most influential member of Chime’s cabinet, resigned in October to enable her contest for Enugu ...

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You lied, Jonathan’s aide replies Osinbajo

Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri has faulted the claim by the Vice-Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that President Goodluck Jonathan is leading a visionless government. Omokri pointed out that the administration of Jonathan has recorded laudable achievements which are alien to a visionless government, stressing that such feats have ...

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Xmas: Residents scramble for 2000 dead fowls in Edo auto crash

No fewer than 2000 fowls were killed in Benin when a truck conveying them to the market skidded off the road into a ditch Monday morning. Aside the fowls, no lives was lost. According to an eye witness account, the driver had travelled all night along the Benin-Ore Expressway, and was dozing on the wheels when the accident occurred. It ...

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Global coal demand to reach 9bn tonnes by 2019

Global demand for coal over the next five years will continue marching higher, breaking the 9-billion-tonne level by 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual Medium-Term Coal Market Report just released. This is just as Nigeria, with abundant coal reserves spread across Enugu, Kogi, Nasarawa and Gombe states, is yet to fully utilize its deposits. The Minister ...

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FG may reduce pump price as petrol landing cost now below N97

Against the backdrop of the fall in global oil prices, the landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, commonly known as petrol, has dropped to N82.57 per litre as of Thursday, December 18, from N127.57 on November 3. The Federal Government may reduce the petrol pump price as  government spending on petrol subsidy has, therefore, fallen to a five-year low of ...

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Boko Haram: Ihejirika slams N100bn libel suit on Australian negotiator

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has instituted a N100bn libel suit against a self-styled Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davies, for accusing him (Ihejirika) of sponsoring the Boko Haram insurgent group. Ihejirika filed the suit before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja. He is, through his team of lawyers, comprising Chief Nnoruka Udechukwu (SAN), Prof. ...

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Enugu workers serve Chime strike notice over salary, other labour issues

Governor Sullivan Chime

Labour leaders in Enugu State rose from a meeting on Monday in Enugu, announcing their decision to embark on strike early next year if the state government fails to resolve outstanding issues relating to workers’ welfare and salary structure. The leadership of the workers, however, announced a 21-day ultimatum within which the government was expected to take necessary steps towards ...

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Ahmadu Ali is Jonathan’s Campaign Director – PDP

The national leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party may not appeal to members who defected from the party as a result of the rancour that followed its just-concluded primaries. The party has also named a former National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, as the Director-General, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation. It was also learnt that the party ...

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Jonathan to contest against semi-literate candidate –PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that its presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will be contesting against a semi-literate candidate. Ostensibly referring to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the party also said the election would be between Jonathan and   “a military jackboot.” Buhari, a former ...

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IG deploys specialised police units for Christmas

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has deployed various striking units of the Force to ensure security around the country during Christmas/New Year celebrations. The deployed units include the Police Mobile Force, Special Protection Unit, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Explosives Ordinance Department, Dog Section, and Mounted Troop. The IG has also directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of ...

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