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Schools Resumption: Doctors Were Willing To Wait Till December- Akinwotun

The 2nd Vice President of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Segun Akinwotun, on Tuesday said doctors were willing to wait till December before changing their stand on the September 22 schools resumption date announced by the Federal Government. “At the time the NMA initially made the pronouncement that we will wait till December, it was because we still had a lot of fresh cases

Army Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Mutiny

A court martial of the Nigerian Army has sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for attempted murder of Major General Ahmed Audu, the former General Commanding Officer of the Seven Division in Borno State. Military authorities arraigned 18 soldiers in two batches of 11 and seven with charges ranging from mutiny, attempted murder, insubordination, false accusation, absent without leave and conduct to the prejudice of service discipline. However,

Corruption, Failed Criminal Justice System Fuelling Terrorism

The high rate of corruption and failed criminal justice system in Nigeria have continued to fuel crime and terrorism in the nation, a lawyer said on Tuesday, asking the government to show the political will needed to end the anomalies in the system. While speaking on the increasing rate of crime and terrorism in Nigeria, Mr Festus Keyamo, blamed the government for the insecurity, insisting that “when any crime at

2015: Why President deserves fresh term –Audu-Emeje

Former Kogi State first lady, Ambassador Aisha Audu-Emeje is in the vanguard of a second term ticket for the incumbent president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. She is the Deputy Director-General and member, Board of Trustees (BoT) of House-2-House Campaign for Democracy, a platform she claims has membership across the country and determined to draft Dr Jonathan into the 2015 presidential race. She spoke with Daily Sun in Abuja. What informed the

2015: We’ll beg Amaechi, Oshiomhole for Jonathan –Cairo Ojougboh

Dr Cairo Ojougboh is the National Vice-Chairman, South-south of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP). In a chat with newsmen in Abuja, he enunciated efforts by his leadership in the zone to galvanise support for the incumbent President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the party’s presidential convention. The PDP chieftain submitted that a fresh term for President Jonathan in 2015 demands the cooperation of people from the zone, irrespective of party

Thuggery is act of terrorism –Police

Kwara State Police Command has described thuggery as an act of terrorism.The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Salihu Garba, made the observation in Ilorin yesterday during his maiden press conference. He warned against defacing or outright destruction of political billboards, saying the command had zero tolerance for thuggery in whatever guise. “Destroying billboards will not stop the person who will win the election from winning, but that act

2015: North-West APC youths endorse Kwankwaso

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso’s presidential bid has received a boost as North-West All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Vanguard endorsed him to run. Speaking with Daily Sun shortly after a consultation team on Governor Kwankwaso’s presidential bid visited Zamfara State, a member of the youth vanguard, Alhaji Kabiru Oro-oro, said the governor deserved to run in 2015. According to Oro-Oro, Kwankwaso had all it

Confab’s report vindicated us –Ebute

National Chairman of Congress for Equality and Change (CEC), Senator Ameh Ebute, has said the report of the national conference has vindicated the aims and objectives of his group. Speaking with Daily Sun in Abuja, Ebute said the CEC had been campaigning for the equal treatment for Nigerians, including President Goodluck Jonathan, since its inauguration on August 5, 2010. Ebute, however, said if the recommendations of the conference were implemented,

Prepare hand-over notes, Fayemi orders aides

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has directed commissioners and other political appointees serving under his administration to start preparing their hand-over notes. The All Progressives Congress-controlled administration has exactly 30 days left in office beginning from yesterday. Fayemi gave the order at the inaugural meeting of a 19-member transition committee held yesterday in Ado Ekiti. The meeting comprised members from both the government as well as those from the

Ondo govt to establish cremation centres

Ondo State Government has concluded arrangements to establish cremation centres in the state following the passage of the bill on cremation into law by the state House of Assembly. The state Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, who disclosed this in Akure, said the centre would be put in place after the state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, signed the cremation law. The commissioner said the cremation centre would enable the people of