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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

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VOLUME 27

NO. 012

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FG, states, LGs share N581.5bn for December T

HE Federal Ministry of Finance yesterday announced that the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) had shared N581.498 billion to the three tiers of government for December 2013. The Minister of State for Finance, Dr Yerima Ngama, announced this in Abuja when he addressed newsmen on the outcome of the FAAC meeting which Continues on Pg 6

Tukur resigns, gets juicy job

MEETING... (L-r) President Goodluck Jonathan; Vice President Namadi Sambo and former National Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, at the 63rd NEC meeting of the Party in Abuja yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

“For us to rest all these increased activities in our party, the party chairman has agreed to step aside. He is not guilty of any wrongdoing. In fact, I have to give him an assignment that is higher than PDP” — Jonathan

President sacks Service Chiefs

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja

N a renewed effort at Inorthern combating insurgency in part of the country, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday relieved three Service

Chiefs of their appointments. Consequently, he appointed new Service Chiefs for the Army, Navy and Air Force. However, he retained and elevated the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh to the position

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FRANCIS IGATA, Enugu

EMBERS of the M Academic Staff Union of Universities

(ASUU) yesterday passed a vote of confidence on the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, chapter executives of the union led by Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Abada. They however insisted on suspension of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bartho Okolo from office and the reinstatement of the suspended Pro-chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere by

Jonathan has right to seek re-election —Iwunayanwu HIEFTAIN of the Peoples C Democratic Party (PDP) and the chairman of the

•Badeh

UNN crisis: ASUU insists on VC’s removal

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MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja

of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Those sacked and the new appointees are: MajorGeneral Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah who takes Continues on Pg 6

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•Okonjo-Iweala

South East caucus of the party, Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said that people from the eastern part of the country will

take exception to any move to witch-hunt President Goodluck Jonathan over his legitimate right to run for a second term. The Executive Chairman of Champion Newspapers Ltd expressed the view on the heels of an endorsement by members of the National Continues on Pg 6


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