Friday, September 21, 2007

News Desk Friday, September 21, 2007

Reps Exchange Blows as Etteh Defends Self

ABUJA—THE hitherto cold war between the pro and anti-Etteh groups in the House of Representatives over the N628 million controversial contracts snowballed yesterday into physical fighting between the two sides. MORE>>

Militants Get Presidential Amnesty...

ABUJA — FOLLOWING a series of high level negotiations, the Federal Government has granted Presidential amnesty to Niger Delta militants. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, announced yesterday, in Abuja, that the decision to grant militants amnesty was part of President Umaru Yar’Adua’s promise to solve the Niger Delta crisis once and for all. MORE>>

Tribunal Dismisses Yar'Adua's Objection to Atiku's Petition

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday scored a major victory in his battle to invalidate the election of President Umaru Yar’Adua, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja held that his petition challenging the president’s victory at the April 21 election must be heard against the wish of the president. MORE>>

'Niger Bridge May Collapse Soon'

The Niger Bridge between Asaba in Delta State and Anambra State may collapse soon. The Controller of Works in the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. J.A. Adesina, who spoke to journalist on Thursday, said the bridge lasted till now because of the light traffic on it initially. MORE>>

Odili Sues EFCC, Begs AGF to Stop Arrest

FORMER Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, asking the court to restrain the anti-graft body from prosecuting him over his tenure between May 29, 1999 and May 29, 2007. MORE>>

Senate to Probe Sale of Houses

SENATE declared yesterday that it would commence a probe of the sale of government houses and monetization policy of the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The probe is coming barely two weeks after President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua revoked the purchase of some government houses by some aides to former president Obasanjo near the villa. MORE>>
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