Saturday, September 08, 2007

News Desk Saturday, September 8, 2007

Union Berates S. African Official For Remarks Against Nigeria

Leaders of two Nigerian unions in South Africa on Friday demanded for an apology from a South African parliamentarian who allegedly made uncomplimentary remarks on Nigeria. MORE>>

Reps Shop For Etteh's Successor

Even before the nine-man panel set to investigate the circumstances surrounding the controversial N628 million contracts for the renovation of the official residence of Speaker Patricia Etteh and her deputy’s, Mr. Babangida Nguroje, as well as the purchase of additional vehicles, Saturday Champion can authoritatively reveal that the House has already started shopping for her replacement. MORE>>

ERA Alerts On Indiscriminate Siting Of Gas Pipelines In Lagos

Lagos may soon witness unprecedented loss of lives and property that will dwarf fatalities associated with pipeline explosions across the country if environmental and safety concerns are left unaddressed in the on-going pipeline projects in the city, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned. MORE>>

Armed Forces Allay Fears On Terrorism Attacks

The Nigerian armed forces yesterday pledged to forestall any possible terrorist attacks in any part of the country, assuring that they are battle ready to ward off any attack. This assurance came from the Director of Defence Information, Col M. D. Yusuf, following Thursday's alarm raised by the American Consulate in Lagos over a threat on western and United States' interests in Nigeria. MORE>>
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