Reps express worry over delay in receiving MTEF, 2016 budget

Reps express worry over delay in receiving MTEF, 2016 budget

THERE is anxiety in the House of Representatives over the delayed transmission of the Middle Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) to the House, Daily Sun has learnt exclusively. Investigations showed that both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are worried that as at the middle of November, there are still no signs of the Presidency transmitting the MTEF and the 2016 budget to lawmakers. The Jonathan administration forwarded the…

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Horror! Man slaughters 4 own children 0

Horror! Man slaughters 4 own children 0

A 53-year-old man yesterday went berserk, slaughtering four of his children. The slain children were between the ages of eight and two; three males and one female. The horrific incident which occurred in Kawo new extension area of Kaduna metropolis happened at about 4.pm. The killer father identified as Mallam Saleh Magaji, also attempted to kill himself by trying to slit own throat. When our correspondent visited the emergency ward of Saint Gerald Catholic hospital,…

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Biafra: Mbaka gives condition to support protest 3

Biafra: Mbaka gives condition to support protest 3

SPIRITUAL Director of Catholic Adoration Minis­tries Enugu, Rev. Fr. Camil­lus Ejike Mbaka, has given one condition on which he would support the ongoing pro-Biafra protests in the South-East and part of the South-South. Mbaka said he would only support the agitation if those behind it come out to lead the struggle He warned that the protests are capable of snowballing into a huge crisis of the scale associated with Boko Haram if not curtailed now….

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Fuel scarcity bites harder

Fuel scarcity bites harder

In the past week, Nigerians have again been going through some harrowing times. Everywhere you look across the country, what you see are long queues of motorists seeking to buy fuel at filling stations. The incident has led to sharp practices by some oil marketers that fix arbitrary prices far above the official pump price approved by the Federal Government for Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) across the country. Nigerians are perturbed on what could have…

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Improved medical training

Improved medical training

Some Mondays ago, I read an article, entitled, Dog eats dog in Lagos, by Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, the respected neurosurgeon in the Healthwise section of The PUNCH. My appeal to the public and the authorities of the National Universities Commission is to allow any university offering first degree programme in Medicine to offer a postgraduate degree in Clinical Medicine. As of today, there are about 140 universities in Nigeria but only 20 offer first degrees…

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God makes kings, says Ooni-elect

God makes kings, says Ooni-elect

• I am coming to the throne to set a good example • Predictions on my son have come true, says father FOLLOWING his emergence as the Ooni-elect, only coronation-rites away from occupying the pre-eminent monarchical stool among an estimated 60 million Yoruba worldwide, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, yesterday said his ascension to the throne was a divine call, as “only God chooses kings.” The Ooni-elect who spoke to The Guardian in an exclusive interview…

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Tribunal upholds Ajimobi’s election

Tribunal upholds Ajimobi’s election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Oyo State yesterday affirmed the April 11 victory of the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who contested on the platform of the Accord, challenged the validity of Ajimobi’s victory on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the tribunal. He joined the APC, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the petition….

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Boko Haram: We must stop depending on foreign arms –CDS

Boko Haram: We must stop depending on foreign arms –CDS

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, said yesterday that Nigeria can no longer depend entirely on foreign military arms supplies to fight Boko Haram and other insurgency. He said the nation must develop its local arms production and be self-sufficient to adequately defend its territorial integrity. General Olonisakin said there was  the need for Nigeria to immediately embark on the development of local production of weapons to fight Boko Haram and tackle other…

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Appeal Court Adjourns Saraki’s Suit against CCT Indefinitely

Appeal Court Adjourns Saraki’s Suit against CCT Indefinitely

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja 
 The much-anticipated ruling on the appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, against the federal government and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which was slated for monday by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, has been postponed indefinitely. The appellate court failed to fix a date for the judgment with the Registrar, Mrs. Christie Aruna,  explaining that the court resolved to communicate a new date to parties in…

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Boko Haram storms Adamawa village, kills 12

Boko Haram storms Adamawa village, kills 12

SOME armed persons sus­pected to be Boko Haram on Saturday night attacked a village in Adamawa State, killing 12 people. Maina Ularamu, a for­mer chairman of Mad­agali Local Government Area, said the insurgents attacked Dar village in the council at about 8.30 p.m. He added that “two fe­male suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villag­ers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing 12.” Spokesperson of the Ad­amawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, con­firmed…

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