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Champion * * VOLUME 26

NO. 024


... Since 1988

Constitution Review:

Stakeholders accuse House of compromises CHUKWU DAVID and JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja ARIOUS segments of the Nigerian public yesterday came hard on the House of Representatives, accusing it of compromising its integrity in the on-going 1999 constitution review process. This was as a result of the sudden cancellation of the scheduled presentation of the collated results of the people’s public sessions on the review of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. The House Representatives had on


•Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (3rd r) and his Deputy, Hon. (Mrs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (2nd r) inspecting the on-going 48 Bedroom Hotel at Lagos State VIP Chalets in Badagry during an inspection tour by the Governor and members of the State Executive Council as part of a statewide projects inspection tour on yesterday. With them are: Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Olusola Oworu (4th r) and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Raji (r).

$3m bribe:

FG files charges against Farouk Lawan 6


(FCT) for the construction of first lady mission building and rehabilitation of prostitutes in Abuja this year. The lawmakers during a hot debate on the proposed N253.1billion budget for

going statewide inspection of projects to the Badagry axis, insisting that his administration is investing the funds it is borrowing in assets that will determine the quality of life of today and tomorrow’s generations. Fashola who spoke with journalists during the tour which took him to several Continues on page 6


EFCC probes N27bn Asaba Airport

the FCT for the 2013 fiscal year also slammed the FCT administration over reckless spending and insensitive on the plight of the people. Senators were particularly Continues on page 6

We’re investing borrowed funds in quality assets —Fashola AGOS State Governor, Mr. Lyesterday Babatunde Fashola(SAN) took the on-

•To be arraigned by EFCC today

N4bn Lodge for 1st Lady causes stir in Senate

COSMAS EKPUNOBI (Assist. Pol. Editor) ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja EMPERS rose yesterday on the floor of the Senate over the proposed N9billion budget by the Federal Capital Territory

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BARRY AGBANIGBI, Asaba CONOMIC And Financial Crimes has intensified a full scale probe into N27.7 billion allegedly sunk into Asaba international airport.



Already, officials of the commission have arrived at the state to collate information from all the relevant parties with a view to ascertaining Continues on page 6

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