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Prof. Ibidapo-Obe is Guest Lecturer @ Champion Man of The Year Award

ANTHONY OMOH ICE Chancellor of Federal University Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe will be the guest lecturer for this year’s Champion Man of the Year Award.


Professor Ibidapo-Obe who was the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) will give the lecture with the theme: Value Driven Leadership as the key to national development The lecture is apt as it will

clearly define the core essentials needed for development and the kind of characteristics the driver will possess to enable him/her achieve goals in a multi-faceted country like Nigeria where leadership is key to development achieved. This year’s Champion Man

of the Year Award goes to the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah for outstanding leadership and ability to show courage and resilience in spite of various odds to re-engineer an almost comatose aviation sector. Professor Ibidapo-Obe will in his

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No rift between Jonathan and governors —PDP •Oyinlola knows fate Feb 12

MALACHY UZENDU, Abuja Bureau Chief and YAHAYA TAIDI, Abuja

EOPLES Democratic Party P (PDP) yesterday insisted that there was no rift between

•Chairman, Transcorp Plc, Mr. Tony O Elumelu, CON, and Global CEO, General Electric (GE), Mr. Jeff Immelt at a meeting in Lagos yesterday, where a Framework agreement was signed to expand Ughelli Power Plc to a capacity of 1200 Megawatts by 2017, and re-launch a sustainable railway service for Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan and state governors of the party. This was as feelers from the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday showed that the National Executive Committee (NEC) will only hold after the crisis surrounding the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT)

has been sorted out and a new chairman elected. Even as tongues are wagging in the direction of Continues on page 6


Reps to probe $67bn Excess Crude Accounts scam CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja HE House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Committees on Finance and Appropriations to thoroughly investigate the alleged mismanagement of huge sums of money from the foreign reserve and the excess crude oil accounts. This mandate was the resolution of the House,


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Jonathan pledges fairness in federal appointments P

RESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his resolve to address the perceived marginalization in federal appointments within the next two weeks. He gave the assurance yesterday at the swearing in of seven members of the Federal Character Commission, a member of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Hassan Soko-Dabo, FCT and two permanent secretaries, Clement Ilo and Jemila Suara Continues on page 6

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