Sunday, 04 March 2012 13:41
*******NEWSLINE: - Arik Air said it will resume daily flights to Johannesburg, 24 hours after suspending them in protest over South Africa’s refusal to let in 125 Nigerians on health grounds.
********Independence Day bomber died in Kuje Prison, Keyamo alleges
******** US Singer, Whitney Houston’s death is reportedly set to be ruled an accident following claims that police have found nothing suspicious to suggest foul play in her death
********The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde, has frowned at the turning of churches into profit-making ventures, reminding Christians that “Jesus has said ‘don’t turn my house into the den of robbers’”
***** Yoruba’s emphasis must be education - Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has admonished leaders in the South-West on the need to emphasise education in the drive for the development of the region
******* PDP Plans Emergence of Consensus National Chair with Dr Bamanga Tukur as the front runner ******* Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday identified non-continuity of government policies as one of the major problems affecting agricultural productivity in the country.
*******Ondo: Ex-commissioner, Others Return to Labour Party - Former Commissioner for Works in Ondo State , Pastor Yele Omogunwa, at the weekend led hundreds of members of the Action Congress of Nigeria to the Labour Party.
He declared that his group would work to ensure that the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, was re-elected for a second term in office********Ogun Governor Amosun felicitates with Obasanjo at 75****** Thousands have been sending and celebrating with the Leader of RCCG World-wide Pastor Adeboye on his 70th *******
INT’L: - London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on the Chancellor to offer national insurance holidays to create jobs, investment in infrastructure and a crack down on stamp duty avoidance in the budget. The Tory mayor - currently running in a close re-election fight with Labour rival Ken Livingstone - said he did not want to see anything which would "damage London" --------David Haye has claimed Vitali Klitschko has agreed to fight him, while the WBC champion has also stated he would be "happy" to face the British fighter.-------- Federer Beats Murray to claim Dubai title -------- Attacks on the graves of British servicemen in Benghazi, Libya, have been described as "appalling" by Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne -------- Cardinal criticises gay marriages - The government's plans for gay marriage are criticised as "grotesque" by the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Britain.---------- Poland suffers deadly train crash - Two trains collide on the Warsaw-Krakow mainline in southern Poland, leaving 15 people dead and about 50 injured, local officials say. -----------RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin seeks a third term as Russia's president in a vote which is on going now ----------Charities 'could face £5bn cuts' - A leaked report obtained by Labour suggests the charity sector is facing funding cuts of between £1bn and £5.5bn in the current financial year. -----------Scots 'Yes' campaign set for May - The "yes" campaign for Scottish independence will begin soon after the May local elections, First Minister Alex Salmond says. ---------East Africa port project launched - Construction begins on a multi-billion dollar port project in Kenya which will also see an oil pipeline, railway and motorway built to South Sudan and Ethiopia. ---------Accused NGO workers leave Egypt-Seventeen foreign democracy activists at the centre of a row between Egypt and the US are flown from Cairo to Cyprus, a day after a travel ban is lifted.---****--- BEN Television holds a 3 days business, political and resource networking weekend-away in May. Expected Executives includes Governors, Members of National Assembly and The Senate; NAFDAC DG, Minister of Information & Trade/Investment, NHC, FRSC, Telcos, etc. To register and for information, please email;
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