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Champion

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013

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VOLUME 26

NO. 252

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Doctors’ strike bites hard on patients M EDICAL doctors at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday joined the fiveday warning strike called by the Nigerian Medical Association. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the hospital reported that the action had paralysed healthcare services to the public. Pharmacists, nurses Continues on Pg 6

Declare defectors’ seats vacant, PDP tells Tambuwal

BUDGET…The Coordinating Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala laying the 2014 Budget Proposal to the Senate in Abuja yesterday.

Reps urge Jonathan to sack Oduah It’s a hidden agenda —Minister

CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja

EQUEL to the SHouse investigation of the of Representatives

Committee on the purchase of two armoured BMW cars for the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), the House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to review the engagement of the Minister. The lawmakers also directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Continues on Pg 6

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FG proposes N4.6trn budget for 2014

COSMAS EKPUNOBI, ADEKUNLE ADESUJI and JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja

EDERAL Government Fbudget yesterday presented a of N4.6trillion for the 2014 fiscal year to the National Assembly for consideration

and approval. Over 72 percent of the budget is however voted for recurrent expenditure for next year. The huge recurrent is targeted at job creation. The figure is about N300billion less than the

Mass failure in WASSCE •As 29% obtain credit in 5 subjects & above

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N4.9trillion approved for 2013 fiscal year. The budget is however predicated on $77.9 per barrel of crude oil. The annual ritual was performed at both chambers yesterday by the finance Continues on Pg 6

•Oduah

•Jonathan

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total of 86,612 candidates representing 29.17 per cent of the 308,217 candidates that registered and sat for the 2013 West African Senior SchoolCertificateExamination (WASSCE) obtained credits in five subjects and above,

including English Language and Mathematics Also, 299,784 had their results fully released while 38,260 others had theirs withheld in connection with examination malpractice. Continues on Pg 6

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