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By Oladele Ogunsola, Ibadan Academic and administrative activities were on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, disrupted at the University of Ibadan as three of the workers’ unions on the campus protest?ed the non-payment of their June allowance.Members of the three unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria...

•Approves Airlines For 2015 Hajj Operations By Chesa Chesa, Abuja PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to urgently clean up Hajj and Umrah operations with a view to restoring sanity and credibility in the yearly pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia. He gave the order against the background of reports of unethical practices...

DELTA State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the move to amend the laws of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) is to make it more effective in delivering on its mandate. According to him, the financial situation of the country has made it necessary for prudent and judicious utilisation of resources which has made it imperative for...

  By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa The state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, led by Tiwei Orunimighe, has been  dissolved  by aggrieved members of the party under the aegis of Legacy Party. The members alleged in a statement in Yenagoa on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 that Orunimighe and his officers diverted N248 million presidential campaign...

TWO suicide bombers, a male and a female, on Wednesday July 1, 2015 detonated a bomb in Molai village, a few kilometres from the places visited by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. A member of the youth vigilante group, Modu Abba, told newsmen in Maiduguri that another set of suicide bombers struck four days after Saturday’s bombing incident at the general...

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba THE peaceful protest at Oghara, Ethiope West Local Council of Delta State, over the gruesome murder of Comrade Benson Ogedegbe, the chairman of the local vigilance group by men suspected to be soldiers from the 19th Battalion on Tuesday, June 23, has taken another dimension. The protest was aborted following the arrest of four of the organisers. They...

Macys at Herald Square AMERICAN departmental store, Macy’s, has said it is pulling down all of Donald Trump’s brand merchandise from its stores...

By Emmanuel Udom, Lagos A DELEGATION of the United States Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday July 1, 2015 paid a familiarisation visit to the newly established Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) at its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja. Daily Independent gathered that the Embassy officials, led by Steve Vestel, used the opportunity to congratulate Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd)...

By Ignatius Okorocha, Abuja THE Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider the delivery of good governance to Nigerians, rather than being engrossed in internal crisis, stressing that  after campaigns and elections come governance. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday July 1, 2015 when he played host to a Coalition of...

By Emmanuel Udom, Lagos A LAWMA-PSP wastes disposal truck was on Tuesday June 30, 2015 night reduced to ashes when fire, ignited from its engine at Iyana-Ipaja bus-stop in Lagos, triggering off panic in the area. Some traders, who witnessed the inferno, disclosed on Wednesday July 1, that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening, when the driver noticed smoke coming out...