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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

* * VOLUME 26 NO. 041

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Soldiers shoot 4 Nasarawa varsity students dead OUR Students of FUniversity the Nasarawa State were yesterday

shot dead by some soldiers who invaded the campus to quell protests by the students over water scarcity. The victims were among the hundreds of students who protested against the scarcity of electricity and water in the school. During the protest, some soldiers invaded the school and started firing shots which left four Continues on Pg 6

MEETING… Chairman PDP Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio (middle)flanked by other PDP Governors addressing the press after their inaugural meeting at Akwa Ibom Governor’s Lodge, Abuja yesterday

Governors fail to elect new chairman 6

British cardinal quits after claims of sexual advances ARDINAL Keith O’Brien, C Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has

resigned with immediate effect in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, he said in a statement yesterday. O’Brien, who as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh was leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, denies allegations that he made sexual advances towards priests in the 1980s. He had been due to be the only cardinal from Britain Continues on Pg 6

•Fix election for May Reps probe N1.56bn NNPC loan

2013 Budget: Senate threatens to override Jonathan

COSMAS EKPUNOBI, Abuja ENATE yesterday threatened to override President Goodluck Jonathan if he fails to sign the 2013 budget.

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Briefing journalists in Abuja, Mr. Kabiru Gaya, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the Senate would this week take a final decision on its next action

CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja

as regards the budget. President Jonathan is said to be reluctant about assenting to the budget which was forwarded Continues on Pg 6

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Of the House of SWaziriPEAKER Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal yesterday •Mark

said the proposed $1.56 loan by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

was neither captured in the 2013-2015 Medium Term Frameworks nor the 2013 budget. This was as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dieziani Continues on Pg 6

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