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We’re not bothered by opposition merger —PDP MALACHY UZENDU, Abuja Bureau Chief ATIONAL Chairman of N the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bamanga

13 years after, Super Eagles qualify for AFCON final

Tukur, yesterday said the party was not bothered about the merger of opposition political parties but instead it was a healthy development if they could form a credible alliance against the PDP. Tukur, who made the statement while inspecting the new secretariat complex

•Wallop Mali 4-1 •Battle Burkina Faso on Sunday

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ACN, CPC, ANPP, APGA form new party 6


Senators move to over rule Jonathan on 2013 Budget COSMAS EKPUNOBI(Assist. Pol. Editor) ADEKUNLE ADESUJI

HE ding-dong over the Treached 2013 Budget may have the climax as Senators

commenced high level move to veto President Goodluck Jonathan’s assent on the Appropriation bill by two-third majority vote. The Senators mainly of northern extraction are alleged to have perfected plot to invoke section 58 of the 1999 Constitution to over ride the President’s veto. Section 58 empowers the National Assembly to overrule Continues on page 6

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