Abducted girls: Weeping mothers defy rains, throng Abuja

Charge FG to bring back girls alive Four more girls escape from captivity Jonathan, Mark, senators meet By Ikechukwu Okaforadi & Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri About 200 women yesterday defied the rains and thronged the National Assembly complex to protest…

Six weeks extension: Confab gulps fresh N22bn

Each delegate gets additional N4.5m By Hassan Haruna Ginsau The duration of the ongoing National Conference has been extended by a period of six weeks. The conference will now end on July 31, as opposed to the original end date of…

Nupe Foundation wants abducted girls in Chibok released

By Mohammed Kandi The Chairman, Nupe Foundation, Engr. Yusuf Yabagi Sani has appealed for the immediate release of the remaining of 273 girls that were recently abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.…

Atiku hails workers’ sacrifices amid tough times

Former Vice-President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has extolled the patriotism, unbroken faith in Nigeria and sacrifices of the Nigerian workers in the face of tough times. In a statement released by his media office in…

3 kidnap suspects set ablaze, one beaten in Ogun

From James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta Three suspected kidnappers were yesterday set ablaze by a mob in Ijoko area of Ota, in Ado-Odo-Ota local government area of Ogun state, for allegedly kidnapping a 26 year old Elizabeth Oluwole. The mob, who also…

Reps move to end ASUP, COEASU ten months strike

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives has decided to wade into the lingering disagreement between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), with a view to resolve…

PDP won’t tolerate arrogant members, says Mu’azu

By Lawrence Olaoye National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, has said the party would not tolerate any arrogance from its members ahead of 2015 general elections. Mu’azu, while receiving the Akwa-Ibom state PDP executive…

Reps to probe Ajaokuta Steel Privatization, Concession

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its joint Committee Steel, Privatization and Commercialization and Justice to investigate the concession, affairs and failure of the Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill (ASRM) for further legislative action. This is sequel…

Shettima slams Chikwe over comments on Chibok’s abduction

By Lawrence Olaoye Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima yesterday described as an affront to the nation’s security forces the yesterday remarks by the Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amb. Kema Chikwe, raising doubts on whether indeed, schoolgirls…

Don’t ban commercial motorcyclists – APC warns Yero

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The All Progressive Congress (APC) Kaduna State chapter has called on the Kaduna state Governor, Alhaji Muhktar Ramalan Yero, not to sign the bill banning commercial motorcyclists into law because far from improving security in the…