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Nigeria’s widest circulating newspaper News Court awards Baba Suwe N25m compensation P4 Sport Newcastle set for Man United’s test, says Ameobi P24 Business CBN drills SEC on corporate governance compliance P11 VOL. 7, NO. 1955 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 TR UTH IN DEFENCE OF FREEDOM TRUTH N150.00 •INEC releases non-sensitive materials •AND MORE •PDP fails to stop suit against Wada •Audu: Jega restored my confidence in politics KOGI 2011 •PAGE 5 •COUNTDOWN TO THE DECEMBER 3 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN THE CONFLUENCE STATE Waziri gets sack letter from Anyim B ARELY 24 hours after her sack, the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, yesterday got a letter from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. But Mrs Waziri has shed the pangs of her removal by going ahead with preparations to receive the honorary doctorate degree to be awarded to her on Saturday by the Benue State University, Makurdi. There is anxiety in government circles over her plans to talk about her chal- From Yusuf Alli and Onyedi Ojiabor, Abuja lenges in office, with some officials asking her to shelve the idea “in her own interest”. Mrs. Waziri is to hand over to the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, on Monday. Mrs. Waziri was served her sack letter early yesterday. A copy of the three-paragraph letter from the OSGF reads: “I write to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has relieved you of your appointment as the Chairman of Continued on page 2 •Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola addressing a news conference to mark his one year in office at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State ... yesterday I aided Boko Haram to bomb INEC, says witness SEE ALSO PAGE 2 Detained Senator’s supporters protest Jonathan in Paris: sect will fizzle out Firms may buy back 15% of shares By Taofik Salako C From Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja A COURT heard yesterday how a man assisted the Boko Haram group to bomb the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Suleja, Niger State on April 8. Ahmed Ezimakor told a Federal High Court, Abuja that he helped the sect to get detonators and cables that were used in the INEC bombing and the attack on the Christian Fellowship Mission, also in Suleja. Ezimakor, whose parents are Igbo, was born in Niger Republic, where he grew up. He said he was approached because he is a trained miner. But he denied knowing the tools were to be used for mass murder. The witness gave the testimony at the ongoing trial of six suspected members of the group before Justice Bilikisu Aliyu. Continued on page 2 •From left: Managing Director/CEO, Afri-Pay Ltd, Mr. Adeyinka Adedeji; Chairman, Afri-Pay Ltd, Mr. Obinna Ufudo; and Group Managing Director/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, during the official launch of the first mobile payment service; U-Mo in Lagos … yesterday OMPANIES with large outstanding shares and those that feel theirs have been unduly underpriced due to the number issued can buy back up to 15 per cent, it was learnt yesterday. This is part of new rules on share buyback due to come into effect soon. A source at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) confirmed that the new rules on share buyback have been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will soon become effective. Continued on page 11 •AGRIC P15 •SPORT P24 •SOCIETY P29 •POLITICS P43 •MONEYLINK P55

The Nation November 25, 2011

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