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Maman Alli (l) and Albishir (r)

Yobe awaits Supreme Court ruling: Like Amaechi Like Albishir?

By Oladipo Sanusi

Since Thursday Oct. 18 when the seven-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court led by Justice Aloysius Katsina-Ala declared Celestine Omehia’s occupation of the governorship seat of Rivers state illegal and ordered that former speaker of the state House of Assembly Rotimi Amaechi be “immediately” sworn in, political temperature has risen in far away Yobe state.

The apex court concluded its ruling on the Rivers case with an adjournment of an appeal brought before it by Sen. Usman Albishir challenging his wrongful substitution by the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Yobe to Nov. 20 for definite hearing and perhaps judgement.

 

Ado Bayero carpets Niger Delta militants over incessant kidnap

*As Islamic Bank partners Kano govt on Independent Power Project

By Salihu Othman Isah

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has taken a swipe at the activities of the Niger Delta militants, condemning their unwholesome attitude of kidnapping and terrorising innocent residents, both Nigerians and foreigners alike, living in the oil rich zone.

All Privatisation from 1999 to date will be reviewed, House Committee Chairman says

By Musa Usman in Abuja

The chairman, House committee on Privatisation, Hon. Njiddo Ahmed Gella, has said that all privatization exercises, carried out by the Bureau for Privatization and Public Enterprises, from the inception of civilian administration to date, would be reviewed.

POLITICS

Why ANPP withdrew petition against Yar’Adua - BOT chairman

From Salihu Othman Isah

The chairman Board of Trustees (BOT) All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), Alhaji Gambo Magaji, has advanced reasons why the party leadership decided to withdraw their petition against President Umaru Yar’Adua: “It is simply to give peace chance to reign.”

He however declared that ANPP did not abandon its party standard bearer, General Muhammadu Buhari.

When I was in ANPP we rigged elections – Kachako

By Salihu Othman Isah

Senator (Colonel) Isah Kachako is a popular grassroots politician in Kano state. A former acting military governor of Katsina state, he made it to the National Assembly as a Senator at one point. He was also at another time a director of intelligence in the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) before he crossed over to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he currently holds sway. He spoke to SALIHU OTHMAN ISAH on a wide range of issues recently.

I’m too big for Eagles bench- Aiyegbeni

By ‘Ladi Orifunmilola

Everton of England’s signing, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, says he is at war with Super Eagles manager, Berti Vogts, because the German keeps him on the substitutes’ bench.

In an interview with evertonfc.com, Aiyegbeni described as double standards the decision by Vogts to keep him on the bench while fielding other latecomers to the national team as first teamers

Ghana 2008: Nigerian defenders must toughen up—Westerhof

By ‘Ladi Orifunmilola

Former Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Clemens Westerhof has asked Berti Vogts toughen his defenders if Nigeria will make an impact at Ghana 2008 African Cup of  Nations.

We want Ikhana back, Kwara Utd fans cry out

Say: “Kafaru Alabi Must Go” as coach gets 3-match ultimatum

By Alloy Chukwuemeka

Following their unimpressive run in the ongoing Globacom premier league, Kwara United fans are calling on the club management to urgently bring back the team’s former coach Kadiri Ikhana on a salvage mission.

 

Committee on Solid Minerals to repeal obsolete laws - Hon Barde

Hon. Yakubu U. Barde is the chairman House of Representatives Committee on solid minerals. He spoke to our correspondent Musa Usman on plans by his committee to revive the sector, which had suffered neglect for a long time.

                  

Vol. 6 No. 15 November 17, 2007  EDITION...Of Truth and Excellence