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Champion

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 * *

VOLUME 26

NO. 150

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Okocha: Amaechi not afraid of probe DENNIS NAKU, Port Harcourt

OVERNOR Rotimi G Amaechi of Rivers State yesterday said neither

himself nor his administration was afraid of probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC). He described the EFCC invasion of the state as a violation of judicial process and witch-hunting of state government officials. Amaechi stated these just as the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Continues on Pg 6

BURIAL…(L-r) President, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; son of the deceased, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State; Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; at the burial of the late Pa Ademola Fashola, held at Ikoyi cemetery, Lagos yesterday.

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—ICC

•Amaechi

Pa Fashola buried amid tributes P

RESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, a former Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan and two governors yesterday extolled Pa Ademola Fashola, the late father of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State. The governors are Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti). Jonathan, in a message to the interment at Ikoyi, Lagos, said Pa Fashola lived a fulfilled life and died at the ripe age of 80 years. ``I express my condolences to the governor and other Continues on Pg 6

•JTF slams 24-hr curfew on Potiskum Nigeria now a twoparty state — Akande Crude oil theft on decrease —NNPC CHUKWU DAVID and KUNLE ADESUJI

NTERIM National Chairman ICongress, of the All Progressives APC, Chief Bisi

•Production hits 2.4 mbpd

SOPURUCHI ONWUKA IGERIAN National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has declared remarkable reduction in production losses attributable to crude oil and

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condensate stealing in the country, saying national daily average production level has returned to 2.4 million barrels of crude oil per day (2.4 mbpd). This is against a daily

average output of 2.13 mbpd before now. The corporation has also assured Nigerians of adequate supply of household kerosene, Continues on Pg 6

•Akande

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Akande yesterday said that the recent registration of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had clearly placed Nigeria as a

two-party state. This was even as he extended a hand of fellowship to President Goodluck Jonathan and other chieftains of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP to join the new party if they became tired of the Continues on Pg 6


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