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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 * * VOLUME 26 NO. 174



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Auto crashes claim 1,437 in 6 months —FRSC HE Federal Road Safety Tyesterday Corps (FRSC), said that a total of

FORUM: (L-r) Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation Edem Duke, President African Finance Corporation Mr. Andrew Alli and Director-General Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Mrs. Sally Mbanefo at the NTDC Stakeholders Forum held in Lagos yesterday.

1,437 deaths were recorded between January and June in 1,397 road crashes involving buses nationwide. The Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka, made this known in Jos in a message to the opening of a sensitisation campaign organised by the FRSC and ARM Pension Managers. Chidoka, represented by the FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer, Mr Hussaini Alhassan, said 6, 831 Continues on Pg 6

New PDP:

Court refuses to reopen shut office 6

•Faction names NWC members

separate protests rocked TStateWO Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, and its environs

yesterday as students of the University of Port Harcourt took to the streets to protest the prolonged nationwide strike

embarked upon by University lecturers. Also, the congregation of the Anglican Communion and their clergy also took to the streets in Eleme area, where Archibishop Ignatius Kattey, was abducted last Friday, along with his wife, while on their way

Federal High Court A yesterday granted leave for an application for order

to Port Harcourt. Students of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) blocked some parts of the areas around their Choba main campus, on the out skirts of Port Harcourt, yesterday morning to Continues on Pg 6

Obuah to PDP: Expel Amaechi, Lamido, others now

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja HAIRMAN of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Felix Obuah, yesterday called for the expulsion of PDP governors who have so far declared for the “New PDP”. Obuah described as the height of anti-party activity, staging a walk out at the special convention of the party last Saturday. He also accused Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State


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Suntai: Court grants Falana leave to compel Adoke to give information

Protesters seek release of kidnapped bishop

DENNIS NAKU, Port Harcourt




of mandamus to compel the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Bello Adoke, SAN to produce information on Taraba Governor Danbaba Suntai’s state of health. Justice Sylvester

Chukwuma of the court in Abuja, who gave Mr Femi Falana (SAN) the leave in a ruling on an exparte motion, held that the reliefs were in accordance with inherent procedure. ``Having gone through Continues on Pg 6

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