Wednesday, September 12, 2007

News Desk Wednesday, September 12, 2007

13 Killed in Ibadan Jailbreak

IBADAN — NO fewer than 13 inmates of the Agodi Prisons, Ibadan laid dead, yesterday, after the police opened fire on rioting prisoners as they made to break jail. Fourteen other inmates and eight prison officials were seriously injured in the violence. MORE>>

EFCC Insists on Kalu's Trial

ABUJA — THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is pressing ahead with its prosecution of the immediate past governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Kalu, for alleged corruption regardless of the objection by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Chief Mike Aondoakaa (SAN). MORE>>

Nigeria to Adopt 'Citizenship Diplomacy'

Nigeria has announced a “retaliatory” foreign policy, warning that any country that presents Nigeria as corrupt without showcasing the intellect of Nigerians would be declared a “hostile nation”. The new foreign policy tagged “Citizenship Diplo-macy” was unfolded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, yesterday. MORE>>

FG Stakes N2.4bn on Nigerian-American Hospital

The Federal Government has staked about N2.4bn as its equity participation in the proposed five-star Nigerian-American Hospital in Abuja. The private stakeholders in the hospital said they had just secured $11m equipment financing loan from a Netherland bank for the commencement of the first phase of the construction of the hospital. MORE>>

EFCC Apologises to Attorney-General Over Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally conceded superiority to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), as it reportedly tendered an apology on their face-off over the trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, for corruption. MORE>>
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