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Nigeria’s widest circulating newspaper Govt to scrap agencies next year How Nigeria lost $2b to gas flaring, by Gowon NEWS Page 6 NEWS Page 7 •Ex-Head of State: market lost to Qatar •Expenses to go down by N36b VOL. 7, NO. 2254 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 TR UTH IN DEFENCE OF FREEDOM TRUTH ONDO 2012 N150.00 •Akeredolu to Mimiko: allow ACN transform Ondo •Accord sues INEC •Police warn against violence •NBA petitions IG over DPO’s transfer •AND MORE ON PAGE 8 •Widows of the deceased…yesterday PHOTO: NAN Slain ex-Prisons chief’s home torched as terrorists’ victims are buried I T was a job they never prepared for. But, for the families of the 10 people killed in Bauchi, there was no running away from the funeral. The ceremony evoked so much emotion and tension From Austine Tsenzughul, Bauchi in Bauchi on Tuesday and yesterday. Nine of the deceased were Sayawa. They were buried in Bauchi, the state capital and in Bogoro Local Govern- ment Area. Security was tight as Sayawa youths protested the killings. The Sayawa are a minority ethnic group, who are mostly Christians in a predominantly Muslim environment. The body of the retired Comptroller General of Prisons, Ibrahim Jarma, was buried in Azare, headquarters of Katagum local government. But, it was a double tragedy. As the funeral got under- way, the late Jarma’s home was set ablaze. Two minors were arrested in connection with the arson. One of them allegedly confessed to the police that he was asked by an unnamed mallam (Islamic teacher) to burn down the house, a four-bedroom bungalow on the Azare-Jama’are Road, for a fee. Governor Isa Yuguda pledged to keep the peace after visiting the families Continued on page 2 House uncovers plot to remove Tambuwal Jonathan meets Mark, Speaker over N5000 note row Anxiety as lawmakers get set for projects inspection H •Tambuwal OUSE of Representatives leaders summoned an executive session yesterday. The unusual meeting came 24 hours after their resumption from recess. It was all to stop a plot to remove Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal From Yusuf Alli and Victor Oluwasegun and Dele Anofi, Abuja from office. The plot, being co-ordinated by a lawmaker from Niger State, Mohammed Sani Idris Kutigi, the House leadership believes, is being sponsored by some forces in government, who allegedly felt embarrassed by the recent budget implementation row with the Executive. According to sources, most members of the House got yesterday a text message inviting them to “Operation Clean” in the chamber. The text reads in part: “This is inviting all first term members of the House of Representatives to an urgent meeting and launching of the project, “OPERATION CLEAN. Date, 20 SepContinued on page 2 •HEALTH WORKERS ON STRIKE P61 •ACN SLAMS PDP OVER OYO BRIDGE P10

The Nation September 20, 2012

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