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Buhari, IBB, others shun Council of State

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja ATIONAL Council of N State met yesterday at the State House, Abuja

to discuss the State of the Nation, with former heads of state were conspicuously absent. They are Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Muhammadu Buhari and Abdusalami Abubakar. President Goodluck Continues on page 6

Terrorism: Jonathan

MEETING… (L-r)Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Delta State Emmanuel Uduagha, Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio and Adamawa State Governor Admiral Murtala Nyako during the National Council of State meeting held at the State House Abuja yesterday. PHOTO : ANAYO OPARA

should seek foreign help


PDP chides leaders of APC over registration •No plans to join party — PDP Govs

MALACHY UZENDU, Abuja Bureau Chief OLLOWING the discovery that an innocuous group of individuals have rushed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to file application for the registration of Africa Peoples Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that it was an indication that the promoters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) were unserious and merely grandstanding. INEC had confirmed that some people had submitted


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Oshiomhole, AGF fight in Aso Rock

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja


HE Council Chamber at the Tturned PresidentialVilla was almost to a boxing ring of sort

yesterday, as the Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke nearly engaged in a boxing bout over the

handling of investigation on Olaitan Oyerinde’s death. Late Oyerinde, Governor Oshiomhole’s Private Secretary, was murdered last year in Benin and since then,

there has been conflicting reports over who killed him. The two gladiators were at the State House for the Continues on Pg 6


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