MADAM RE-BRANDING AT NAFDAC, CAUTIONS ON USE OF TEST KITS.

Minister of Information and Communications Prof Dora Akunyili has described the on-the-spot test kits being used by NAFDAC to detect fake drugs as unrealistic. The minister stated this on Monday at the inauguration of the campaign on injection safety by NAFDAC in Abuja. “It is a wonderful preliminary testing kit, but when you arrest people, […]

2011: NGO WANTS RECs SALARIES INCREASED

THE Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) Monday made a case for an upward review of salary of Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). It said their “poor monthly pay” will encourage them to be ready tools in the hands of election riggers. CODER, in a memo sent to Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) chair Prof. […]

CRISIS AVERTED AT UI OVER MOSQUE

THE University of Ibadan (UI) went on forced holiday Monday following a students’ protest. The eight-hour protest paralysed activities as the institution’s main gate was shut to prevent the protest from spreading outside. The protest followed what was described as Friday’s disruption of a Ju’mat service by a student, Seun Adegunsoye. The 400-level Law student […]

AMMENDED CONSTITUTION CONTROVERSY: CIVIL SOCIETY SEEKS SUPREME COURT INTERVENTION

Some political groups and a section of the civil society on Monday in Lagos urged the Supreme Court to urgently resolve the conflict over the legality of the recently amended Nigerian Constitution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that controversy is surrounding the amended constitution which is yet to be assented to by President […]

FAKE APGA MEMBERSHIP CARDS FLOOD ABIA

THE leadership of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State has alerted its members of the circulation of fake party membership cards in the state, and warned both the old and new members to ensure that they were issued with genuine cards. According to the state chairman of the party, Mr. Morgan Anyalechi, […]

SOUTH EAST POLITICAL SUMMIT ENDORSES JONATHAN

SOUTH East geo-political zone, yesterday, unanimously adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the presidential candidate for 2011 at the South-East Political Summit attended by prominent Igbo leaders and leaders of various groups from the five states in the zone. They declared that Jonathan’s presidency would not only further the Igbo cause, but bring the much needed […]

2011: JONTHAN’S AMBITION STALLS ASSENT TO THE ELECTORAL BILL

The passage of the amended Electoral Act by the National Assembly has introduced a dramatic equation into the 2011 elections, a development that has led to mounting pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to withhold his assent. Section 89 (g) of the amended law provides that no government official or unelected person shall vote at the […]

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