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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013

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VOLUME 26

NO. 212

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No amnesty for Ombatse – Almakura

MEETING… (L-r) Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mr Sam Ortom; Director, Legal Drafting, Ministry of Justice, Mr Tahir Aminu; Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Vice-President Namadi Sambo, at a meeting of the National Council on Privatisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, yesterday.

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja ASARAWA state N g o v e r n m e n t yesterday came hard on

the clamour for amnesty for the militia, Ombatse Cult, saying it cannot be contemplated while a Juducial Panel of Enquiry is still sitting on their killings. Speaking against the backdrop of his purported statement that his government was looking into the Continues on Pg 6

Armoured cars:

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NCAA acted within the law – Oduah •’Allegations against me false’ •’Cars not for me’

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HE All Progressives Congress [APC] leaders yesterday held secret meetings with Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and Sule Lamido of Kano and Jigawa

States, assuring them a safe haven after dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for APC. This is even as the National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, said that the PDP

DENNIS NAKU, Port Harcourt HERE are indications that the political crisis in Rivers State may soon be over, as President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State yesterday flew same

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Governors were being persecuted for their honest stance against the barbaric and imperial tendencies of the ruling party, and its leadership Continues on Pg 6

APC is a party of hypocrites – PDP

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja EOPLES Democratic P Party (PDP) yesterday berated the All

Progressives Congress (APC), saying the opposition political party is “hypocritical and lacking in genuine ideology and principles”. PDP, through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated that “by wooing state governors of PDP extraction, the APC Continues on Pg 6

PDP crisis: Jonathan, Amaechi in secret meeting

APC leaders woo Kwankwaso

MUHAMMAD KABIR, Kano

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chopper to Okrika town ahead of today’s (Friday) burial of the foster mother of Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The development sparked off speculations of a possible peace rapprochement between the duo. Continues on Pg 6


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