Sep 2012

Appeal Bakassi Ceding Now: Senate Tells Jonathan

In a race against time, Nigeria’s Senate has asked the President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately appeal the judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ceded the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to the Republic of Cameroon because the cessation is unconstitutional as it was not domesticated by the National Assembly.

Following the legal tussle between Nigeria and Cameroun, On October 9, 2002 the ICJ ruled that the Bakassi should be ceded to Cameroun.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

“They must be wiped out” – Moro, Soyinka speak on Boko Haram

Nobel Laureate and prolific writer, Wole Soyinka has said that for Nigeria to experience breath of fresh air, the government should eliminate the dreaded Islamist sect -Boko Haram out of the country.

The celebrated writer said this on  Monday when he visited the United Nations.
Soyinka said: “This is a violent organization,” Soyinka told IPS.

“What do you do with them? I am sorry, but you must fight them.”

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New States: Kalu Faults Kwankwaso

Former Abia state governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Sunday frowned upon toying with the hopes and aspirations of fellow Nigerians in the guise of politics,even as he advised Kano state governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to give the south- east a breather.

Apparently reacting to Kwankwaso’s submission that the south-east was undeserving of a new state,Kalu expressed concern that a compatriot could be so mean in his assertions.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Holy Slap: Igbinedion Drags Bishop Oyedepo To Appeal Court

Robert Igbinedion, the lawyer suing on behalf of the teenage girl humiliated with a dirty slap by Bishop Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church in a video which gained worldwide publicity, has filed an appeal challenging the judgement which gave victory to the wealthy Bishop in an Ogun State High Court two months ago. The appeal (Suit No: MT/73/2012) stated that the trial Judge, Mobolaji Ojo placed unnecessary and undue reliance on technicalities of the case to the detriment of the suit.

 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tinubu Must Apologise To Nigerians Over False Claim On Obama’s Invitation – S/West PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has said that Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu must apologise to Nigerians for bringing the country into disrepute with his lie that he was specially invited to attend the United States Democratic Party Convention.

 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

On true federalism, regionalism we stand – Yoruba Assembly By Emmanuel Oladesu and Bisi Oladele

The Yoruba General Assembly on Thursday called for regional autonomy for the Southwest in an atmosphere of true federalism in Nigeria. 

The group clarified that regional autonomy would not undermine or subvert national unity, stressing that it could only solidify national cohesion and harmony.

The assembly, which held a one-day conference at Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, also canvassed state police, return to parliamentary system, abolition of Land Use Decree, regional constitutions and role for traditional rulers.

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Friday, 7 September 2012

Bayelsa approves state emblem, anthem, coat of arms

Bayelsa State Government has approved a state emblem, anthem and coat of arms to mark and strengthen a sense of identity for the people of the state in line with the vision of the founding fathers of the state.

 

It said the decision was informed by the  administration’s stand on Ijaw mobilisation, Ijaw integration and the need to promote Ijaw fundamental interests.

 

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Friday, 7 September 2012