Thursday , 11 February 2016

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Nyako Condemns Attack On Police, Others In Girei


The senator representing Adamawa Central District on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdul-Aziz Murtala Nyako, has condemned in strong terms, the attack on police and a community that led to the death of a police officer and 30 others in Girei local government area as claimed by the …

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Kogi Gov. Reinstates 15 LG Chairmen Sacked By Wada

Yahaya Bello

Newly sworn-in Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reinstated 15 Local Government chairmen sacked by his predecessor, Idris Wada, for decamping to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is contained in a statement issued in Lokoja on Friday by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo. …

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Beware Of Politicians, Sycophants Lest They Lead You Astray, Awujale Advises Ooni

Awujale of Ijebuland-Ooni of Ife

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, yesterday advised the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to be wary of politicians, sycophants and cheerleaders lest they lead him astray. The Awujale gave the advice at his Ijebu – Ode palace, Ogun State, when the Ooni paid him a historical …

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Aftermath Of Bayelsa Polls: We Won’t Sack Civil Servants – Dickson

Seriake Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State said yesterday that his administration had no plans to sack civil servants in the state. Dickson, who spoke through his deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd), also denied reports in a section of the media that his government had identified over 500 civil servants …

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PayWithCapture offers zero service charge on DStv, Swift, others with discounts on airtime

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Nigeria’s leading innovative payment solution, PayWithCapture, has announced a series of ground breaking features with a recent update.   The new software update offers PayWithCapture users zero service charge on their DStv subscription payment and Internet recharge on Swift Networks and Smile Communications platforms.   ‎ In addition to making …

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Senate Asks FG To Immortalize Late Olubadan


The Senate on Thursday adopted a motion asking the Federal Government to immortalize the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana by naming a national or state monument after him as a mark of honour. The Senate also resolved to send a delegation to condole the family, people and government …

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Nigerian Army Arrests Wanted Boko Haram Suspect In Delta


A middle-aged man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested by officers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army in Sapele, Delta State. The suspect, Bukar Abacha, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele. A senior army officer, who …

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Nnamdi Kanu To Remain In Prison Custody As Court Rejects Bail Application


Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Friday rejected a bail application by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu has been in detention since his arrest last October in Lagos and is currently standing trial on treason charges. He had earlier …

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SSS Operative Docked For Allegedly Assaulting Police Officer


A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a State Security Services personnel, Yusuf John, for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Mr. John, 35, was arraigned before the court on a two-count charge bordering on criminal force and assault, offences he denied committing. The judge, Umar …

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FG Okays Forensic Audit Of NNPC, 80 Other Revenue Generating Agencies


The National Economic Council (NEC) rose from its 65th meeting on Thursday in Abuja, with a resolution to appoint two reputable audit firms to conduct forensic audit on 81 government revenue generating agencies. The resolution followed the submission of an interim report by the ad hoc committee of NEC, chaired …

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When Outright Buying Is Not An Option, Take A Lease!


Nowadays, vehicles have become more of a necessity rather than a luxury as it is directly connected to the daily hustle and bustle of many who need to move conveniently from one place to another, be it to get to work early, meet with clients or move their merchandise around. …

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$470m CCTV Contract Awarded By Late Yar’adua Did Not Follow Due Process – BPP


The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), yesterday, said that the $470 million contract awarded by the late President Musa Yar’Adua’s administration for the procurement and installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in Lagos and Abuja did not follow due process. Speaking at an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives …

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I’ll Appear In Court ‘At The Appropriate Time’ – Tompolo


Former General Officer Commanding, Movement for the Emanicipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Government Ekpumupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, yesterday, said he will appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, which issued a bench warrant for his arrest, January 14, but his appearance will be “at the appropriate …

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Obasanjo Introduced Corruption To The National Assembly – Dino Melaye

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Senator Dino Melaye, APC, Kogi West, has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of introducing corruption into the National Assembly while pursuing a third term ambition. Obasanjo had written to the leadership of the National Assembly, accusing the lawmakers of greed, graft and insensitivity to the country’s present economic state. In …

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MASSOB Not Trying To Colonize S-South But Decolonize Them From Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba Oligarchy – Madu


The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, dismissed insinuation that it was championing the Biafra secession cause, so as to colonise the south-south geopolitical zone given its huge oil resources. Reacting to a statement credited to Sagir Mohammed where he described the agitation for …

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Buhari Explains The Major Reason For Militancy In The Niger Delta


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that the non-cleanup of oil spillages in the Niger Delta, especially in Ogoniland, was responsible for the militancy the region witnessed in times past. Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, when he visited the United Nations Office in the Kenyan capital, as part of a 3-day state …

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NLC To FG: Use Recovered Loot To Build Refineries


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has urged the Federal Government to use funds recovered from those who looted the treasury to build refineries in order to meet the country’s energy needs. The organized labour made the call at a stakeholders meeting held in Lagos on fuel subsidy and petrol pricing …

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Kaduna Govt. Suspend Monarch Over Possession Of India Hemp


The Kaduna State Government has suspended the Village Head of Goma, Gimi District, Sanga local Government area of the state, Ibrahim Danladi, over alleged possession of Indian hemp. The suspension of Danladi took immediate effect following his arrest by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). A statement …

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Wike’s Supreme Court Victory Will Restore Peace To Rivers, Says Ateke Tom


As reactions continue to trail the Supreme Court judgment that validated the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, former Niger Delta ex-militant leader, Ateke Tom yesterday hosted his kinsmen to a feast to celebrate the victory. The venue was Tom’s family house at Ngeme-Biri Komju in Okrika LGA …

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Boko Haram Convict, Kabiru Sokoto Accuses FG Of Frustrating His Appeal


Convicted Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Umar alias Kabiru Sokoto, has accused agents of the Federal Government of frustrating his efforts to appeal his conviction and sentence. Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 20, 2013 sentenced Sokoto to life imprisonment for his role in the 2011 …

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