HYPPADEC – States Fight for Board Appointments

Member states of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) are now fighting a fierce battle for the plum positions of chairman and managing director. LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt that the amendment of the Act setting up the commission has further fuelled the contest for the two offices, thereby delaying …

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Theophilus Ilevbare: Still on Lagos deportation – On the side of common sense

In the days that has ensued since the ‘deportation’ of some 72 persons of whom 14 were of Igbo extraction, I have watched the debate snowball into a convoluted ethnic … and rather … twist as some have even suggested a progom, presenting an opportunity for ethnic jingoist to jump …

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Anambra PDP Primaries: Uba, Nwoye Call for Cooperation

Senator Andy Uba Anosike explains last minute defection     By Charles Onyekamuo 
 The two candidates, who emerged at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) parallel congresses, in Anambra State at the weekend, Senator Andy Uba and Mr. Tony Nwoye, have separately called for cooperation from all the aspirants that participated in …

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We’re not backing down: Borno gov’t to renovate 800 classroom blocks …

by ‘Jola Sotubo In a bold and defiant move, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said that his government will start paying all parents from Northern part of the state who will enroll their children in school to acquire western education. The governor also said that all the schools burnt …

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The Challenges Of Reporting Under Emergency Rule

Since May 14, 2013 when emergency rule was foisted on three states, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, life has never remained the same with the residents of the affected states. MOHAMMED ISMAIL writes on the effect on capturing the daily goings-on vis-a-viz news reporting in one of the states, Adamawa. The …

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JTF, vigilance group kill four terror suspects in Borno

• Gunmen kill two  policemen, four others THE ongoing efforts at ending the Boko Haram terrorism in Borno State saw the Joint Task Force (JTF) and members of the Borno Vigilance Youth Group (BVYG) kill four terror suspects in Zajeri and Bolori wards of Maiduguri metropolis on Tuesday, while two …

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Sokoto Approves N1 Billion UBE Counterpart Fund

The Sokoto State governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has approved N1.03 billion for the payment of the state’s 2012 counterpart fund for the Universal Basic Education(UBE). Making the disclosure at the Government House yesterday, the state commissioner for information, Alhaji Nasir Danladi Bako, said the money would be sourced through a …

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