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Group Wants Obasanjo Tried Over Odi Killings

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Bayelsa State has announced plans to mobilise other human rights groups across the country to take former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, to the International Court of Justice at The Hague over the 1999 military invasion of Odi community in Bayelsa State. Chairman of CLO Bayelsa State Chapter, Chief Nengi James who made the revelation ... Read More »

Ibori Suspends Daily Independent Management …Restores Ted Iwere as Coordinator

Chief James Ibori

These are not the best of times for Daily Independent, the Newspaper title owned by Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori. Latest reports reveal that the top management of the paper has been sent on compulsory leave till January 31, 2014. We gathered that the sad end-of-year news was delivered to the affected top editorial and Management staff by ... Read More »

Oduah Promises New Facilities For Murtala Muhammed Airport

Princess Stella Oduah

Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, has promised that Nigerians will enjoy qualitative service and better facilities from January 2014. Oduah spoke while inspecting on-going work at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos where she revealed that the remodelling of airports was just the beginning of the big plans her ministry has for Nigerians, adding that she hopes through the ... Read More »

Ogbemudia Blames National Assembly For Bad Governance

Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia

Former governor of defunct Mid West and Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, has declared that the poor state of the country is an indictment on the National Assembly (NASS). The two-time governor, who attributed failure in governance to a situation of one person in position exercising powers of all, said the proposed national dialogue is a sign that the National ... Read More »

Plot to remove Gbajabiamila over us conviction thickens

Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

House Minority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is sure to have a very tough time in the house come 2014 as a plot has thickened to remove him over his alleged conviction in the US for 419! www.thelightnews.com said that a group from Gbajabiamila’s Surulere 1 Constituency in Lagos has perfected plans to storm the National Assembly to demand that the ... Read More »

Ahead 2105: APC sweeps Yobe LG polls


The ruling party in Yobe State, All Progressives Congress (APC), has won all the 17 Chairmanship and Councillorship seats contested for in the Local Government elections held over the weekend. Announcing the results in Damaturu, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), Alhaji Mohammed Jauro, said APC secured 999,700 of the 1.2 million votes cast giving a 78.99 per ... Read More »

Uduaghan warns contractors over abandoned projects

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Sunday has warned that his administration would no longer tolerate a situation where contractors abandoned projects in the state. Uduaghan gave the warning at the Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Iwere Kingdom held at the Foursquare Gospel Church in the Palace of the Olu of Warri. He described contractors who failed to execute government ... Read More »

2014 Budget: Jonathan to spend N2.3 billion as travel expenses

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

As details of the 2014 budget begins to come out, it is becoming obvious that the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s 2014 budget has no clear difference from that of previous administrations. For example, in 2014, the Presidency has proposed to spend of N2.378 billion on his travels. While N1.159 billion is for international journey, N1.219 has been earmarked for local ... Read More »