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‘Alex Ibru’s vision must not die’ 


Alex-Ibru_copyUrhobo Historical Society condoles with family
Ghana party chief pays tributes

ALTHOUGH the remains of the Publisher of The Guardian and founder of the Trinity Foundation, Dr. Alex Uruemu Ibru, have been laid to mother earth, his immediate family, the clergy, and loved ones, yesterday maintained that “he lives on.”
At an outing and special thanksgiving service held for him, the clergy said the only way to make this belief relevant and enduring is to ensure that his legacies were not allowed to die..Read More...


No database on 70 % of Nigerians, says commission 


NIMCA DISCLOSURE came at the weekend from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) that more than 70 per cent of Nigerians currently do not exist on any official database in the country.

This, according to the commission, has necessitated the need for a harmonised database for the nation’s teeming population.
This was revealed at the weekend in Lagos by the Director General, NIMC, Dr. Chris Onyemenam, adding that there was need to confirm identities at several points in life..Read More...


Opposition to fuel subsidy removal rises 

Bakare_Pol_13-4-11 CNPP, Bakare, others vow mass protest
Want govt to build refineries

THE days roll by.  It is countdown to January 1, 2012. With a certain frenzy, the Federal Government reiterates its resolve to remove oil subsidy on that date.
But will it be a smooth sail? The opposition groups do not think so.  They are refining their measures to counter the government’s position.

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), civil society organisations (CSOs) and the vice presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the last general elections, Pastor Tunde Bakare, were among those who at the weekend expressed their resistance to the fuel subsidy removal..Read More...