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Jonathan withdraws Oyo State nominee for INEC job

COURTESY… (L-r) Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State with former Senate President Ken Nnamani, Senator Barnabas Gemade and Secretary, PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Jubril Walid, during a courtesy call on Lamido, at the Government House in Dutse, yesterday. PHOTO:NAN


RESIDENT Goodluck P Jonathan yesterday withdrew the nomination of

Professor Akinola Muritala Salau as the National Electoral Commissioner from Oyo State. Although the details of his withdraw as Professor Continues on page 6

October 1, 2010 bombing:

Henry Okah jailed 24 years

•We’re disappointed, trial a sham —MEND


• Supports Jonathan on Boko Haram

ESPITE may be under R way for the embattled Director General of the

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),Ms Aruma Oteh, as indication emerged yesterday that the Senate may revisit

its earlier resolution on zero allocation for the commission in the 2013 fiscal year. Continues on Pg 6

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja IGHTEEN state governors Econduct have been indicted for nonof local government

election. This was contained in the report of the Nigeria Governors’( NGF) Forum Peer Review Mechanism, which was unveiled yesterday in Abuja. Continues on page 6


Sanusi confirms rejection of 2nd term as CBN Gov P6

House urges FG to immortalise Chinua Achebe

Senate bows to pressure on Oteh

COSMAS EKPUNOBI (Assist. Pol. Editor)

LG poll: NGF slams Obi, Fayemi

JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja House of TurgedHERepresentatives yesterday the Federal Government •Achebe

to immortalise the late Prof. Chinua Achebe by naming

a national monument in memory of the late literary giant. Leading the House in a debate on a matter of urgent public importance, Hon. Continues on page 6

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