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Nigeria ranks second to Eritrea in road accidents – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps on Friday said that Nigeria ranked second to Eritrea in road accident rate. It therefore solicited the support of traditional rulers across the country to check accidents on the highways and reduce it by 50 per cent in line with a declaration by the United Nations. Read Full Story

 

Otedola insists Lawan demanded $3m bribe
Chairman of Zenon Oil, Femi Otedola, has insisted that the chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Subsidy Management, Mr. Farouk Lawan, demanded $3m bribes from him.Otedola stated that because he refused to oblige Lawan, his company was enlisted among those who bought forex without importing petroleum products. Read Full Story

 
Jigawa partners Spellbound Africa on child literacy
The Jigawa State Government has registered over 1,000 children to participate in an international spelling competition called Spellbound Africa. Read Full Story

 
Apostolic Church soccer final holds
The final of Area Superintendent’s Cup for Assemblies in the Apostolic Church FCT Field, Ogba Area will hold on Saturday at the Koko field, Guinness in Ikeja Lagos. Read Full Story

 
London Games to be first social media Olympics
The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider’s view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the “socialympics.”Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers – meaning social-savvy fans, whether watching on television or inside the Olympic stadium itself, will be almost constantly online. Read Full Story

 

Reigniting N’Assembly, Presidency’s conflict over separation of powers
There has been no disquiet. With David Mark as Chairman of the National Assembly, it has been a reign of compromises between the two main arms of government — the Legislature and the Executive. Although the lower chamber of the National Assembly had shown some sparkles and rattled the Executive, it has largely been regulated by the posture of the Senate and Mark, who appears to be playing the role of a “big brother.” Read Full Story

 
US announce new Africa strategy
The United States on Thursday announced a new strategy on sub-Saharan Africa which it said would provide a proactive and forward-looking vision grounded in partnership.The new strategy, which is anchored on four strategic objectives, commits the United States to elevate its efforts to strengthen democratic institutions as well as improving economic growth, trade and investment. Read Full Story

 
‘US expanding spying network in Africa’
The United States military is expanding a secret network of air bases across Africa in order to spy on al-Qaeda and other such groups, a US newspaper said, Aljazeera reports.The surveillance is carried out by small, unmarked turboprop planes with hidden state-of-the-art sensors that fly thousands of kilometres between air bases and bush landing strips across the vast continent, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Read Full Story

 

I did not mastermind bribery scandal – Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said there was no truth in widespread insinuation that his government was orchestrating the $620,000 bribery scandal involving the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on the fuel subsidy, Mr. Farouk Lawan, and an oil businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola. Read Full Story

 

Police quiz, detain Lawan
EMBATTLED Chairman of the fuel subsidy probe panel in the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, on Thursday surrendered himself to police for interrogation over the $620,000 bribe he had confessed to receiving from an oil marketer, Femi Otedola.The lawmaker was subsequently interrogated and detained along with the Clerk of his committee, Boniface Emenalo. Read Full Story

 

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