Sunday, September 30, 2007

News Desk Sunday, September 30, 2007

Seven Reps fight for Etteh’s seat

AT least seven members of the House of Representatives from the South-west are now jostling to clinch the position of Speaker if the incumbent, Mrs. Patricia Olubunmi Etteh, is removed from office following the report of the nine-man ad-hoc committee that investigated the N628 million contract scam in the House which indicted her. They include Hon. Dave Salako, Hon. Dimeji Bankole and Hon. Kayode Amusan all from Ogun State. Others are Hon. Lad Alaba Ojomo from Ondo State, Hon. Wole Oke and Hon. Leo Awoyemi both from Osun State and Hon. Festus Adegoke from Oyo State.

OBISIA WARNS SAMUEL PETER

Peter, who has not landed a punch in a fight since defeating James Toney in a January elimination bout, was named the interim titleholder, days after Oleg Maskaev withdrew from a mandatory defense against him because of a back injury.
When Maskaev is able to fight, he would be required to face Peter or be stripped. And if he is stripped, Peter’s interim tag would be dropped.

Ibori to appear in London court tomorrow

The eagerness of the elders to prosecute Ibori is sequel to an earlier report that the Metropolitan Police in London had arrested a mistress to the former governor, and one of his sisters, in connection with an alleged multi-million pound money laundering case against him.

Babangida raises the alarm over threat to govt

The government, according to a statement issued on Saturday in Minna, the state capital, has uncovered ”some clandestine moves by some selfish individuals and groups to cause disaffection and mislead the people of the state by portraying that they have the capacity to operate what may appear as a parallel government.

We ‘ve suffered enough —Nigerians

Among the eminent Nigerians who spoke on the Nigeria’s 47 years of nationhood are former Petroleum Resources Minister, Senator Jibirl Aminu, former president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Pascal Bafyau, Secretary-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Abdulateef Adegbite, former Attorney-General and justice Minister, Prince Bola Ajibola and an Ogun State-based Islamic leader, Alhaji Munirudeen Nusirudeen.

Yar’Adua Explains 7-point Agenda to Military

President Umaru Yar'Adua yesterday explained his administration's seven-point agenda to the top brass of the military and tasked them to go beyond their traditional defence role by becoming advisers and drivers of the requisite peace and security necessary for sustained economic growth and development.
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