Friday, September 14, 2007

News Desk Friday, September 14, 2007

Kalu, AG Stalls Court's Hearing

ABUJA — A MOTION filed by the immediate-past Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Kalu to terminate his ongoing trial at a Federal High Court, Abuja was yesterday stalled after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Chief Michael Aondoakaa (SAN) asked for a month-long adjournment to enable him decide whether to continue with his (Kalu) trial or stop it. MORE>>

Attorney General is Absolutely Right - Afe Babalola

Lawyer to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Afe Babalola, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said, in an exclusive interview with DAILY SUN, that the AGF, had every right under the constitution to step into any criminal case he may deem fit at any material time. MORE>>

Police Kill 16 Robbery Suspects, Arrest 780 in Lagos

While briefing reporters at the State Command Headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar said out of the 780 suspects, 668 had been charged to court. Abubakar said his men recovered 16 arms, 43 ammunition of various caliber, 22 stolen vehicles and 255 motorcycles from armed robbers. MORE>>

N628m Contracts: Director Faults Speaker, Others

The Director of Works and Estate Management in the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Mahdi, on Thursday said that the controversial contracts for the renovation of the residences of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Patricia Etteh and her deputy, Alhaji Babangida Nguroje, did not follow due process. MORE>>

PDP Gives Ali, Others Quit Notices

The PDP, which held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday, said its decision to sack the executive officers ahead of the congresses and the National Convention was in tandem with section 13 (12) of its constitution. MORE>>

Nigeria Moves to Halt US Military

Defence sources, however, told THISDAY last night in Abuja that the Federal Government was already discussing with heads of government of the African Union and leaders of the sub-regional body, the Economic Community of West African State, on how to block any move by US to establish a base in the gulf. MORE>>

Ohakim Woos Foreign Investors

Another group in Texas was a consortium of about 12 investors providing different capabilities led by Ray Warren of Deep Southgate Chemical Blending and Manufacturing. Some others in the group include Oil Fields Services Industries, Trinity Industries and Petro Africa. MORE>>
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