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Presidential Elections: Why I Conceded Defeat – Jonathan

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Several reasons have been given as to why President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 presidential election, but the real reason why he made the legendary concession has been revealed by Jonathan. Speaking, yesterday, while responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Denis ... Read More »

Lamido Threatens To Jail Maitama Yusuf Before May 29

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Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido has vowed to jail ex-Minister of Internal Affairs in the Second Republic, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf, before leaving office on May 29 over alleged diversion of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign funds. The governor and the PDP had accused Yusuf of diverting the N15 ... Read More »

Transition: Nigeria Has Shamed Doomsday Prophets – TAN

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The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) said that the country has proved prophets of doom wrong by the relative peace that followed President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss and peaceful transit from one civilian government to another. “We wish to congratulate all Nigerians for coming out victorious in the nation’s general election ... Read More »

Jonathan Urges World Leaders To Extend Support Given Him To Buhari

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged world leaders and international institutions to support the administration of the president-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). The president made the call when he had separate audiences with the new ambassadors of France, Senegal and Ethiopia. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Dr. ... Read More »

The New Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Now Available On Jumia!

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They say the end justifies the means! It has been a long wait which was filled with rumors, ridicules and rave reviews but at last the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos and the S6 Edge are finally here and are available for an outright purchase on Jumia! Customers nationwide can ... Read More »

Atiku Calls For Replacement Of INEC, Security Officials For Taraba Rerun Polls

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission and security officials implicated in the conduct of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly election in Taraba State should be replaced before the rerun election in the state. The INEC has scheduled the rerun governorship poll for ... Read More »

Inconclusive Polls Heightening Tension In Abia – Orji Tells INEC

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As Abians await the completion of the governorship election in Abia State, which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the outgoing Governor, Theodore Orji, has called on the Commission to be conscious of its conduct, live above board and release results of the April governorship and ... Read More »

Edo PDP Assembly Candidate Who Collapsed After Losing His Election In Hospital And Responding To Treatment

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A candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Edo State House of Assembly, who was reported to have collapsed on hearing of his defeat in last Saturday’s election, is responding to treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH. The hospitalized candidate (names withheld), according to Vanguard news, ... Read More »

TUC Urges Buhari To Address Workers’ Plight

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The Trade Union Congress on Wednesday urged the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to address the plight of workers in the country. The congress appealed to Buhari to employ his disciplinary tact to stamp out corruption in the civil service. Mr Ifeanyi Okechukwu, the Chairman of TUC in Anambra, made the ... Read More »

ICPC Helps 65-Year-Old Retiree Retrieve N.6m Unpaid Pension

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has assisted a retiree, Malam Adamu Umar, to retrieve money owed him by his previous employer. The commission in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Folu Olamiti, said Malam Umar, a resident of Sabon Gari, Zaria Local Government in ... Read More »

Military’s Focus Now On Location Of Abducted Chibok Girls – FG

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Intelligence has indicated that present military operation in the North East is focused in the area where the kidnapped Chibok girls are believed to be held, Mr Mike Omeri has said. Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference while ... Read More »

CJN Laments Prevalence Of “Fake’ Lawyers

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, ‎CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Wednesday, expressed serious concerns about the rising number of “fake” lawyers in the country. ‎The CJN, who stated this in Abuja during the official launch of “Stamp for Lawyers”, ‎a brainchild of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, lamented that the prevalence ... Read More »

Bayelsa APGA Faults Appointment Of Gov. Dickson’s Brother As Collation Officer

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Candidates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in the House of Assembly elections for Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituencies I and II, Mr. Preye Ozori and Ebiye Tarabina, have raised the alarm over an alleged plot to rig the rescheduled elections. Addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, the state capital on Wednesday, the ... Read More »

Insecurity: Rivers Election Petition Tribunal Relocates To Abuja

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The Rivers Election Petition Tribunal has relocated to Abuja for security reasons. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement was issued and signed by Mrs Deborah Musa, the Secretary of the tribunal. The statement said that ... Read More »

INEC Fixes April 25 For Elections Re-run In Imo, Abia

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the re-run of the governorship and state assembly elections in Imo and Abia States where elections were declared as inconclusive due to irregularities observed in the two states. Addressing journalists at the INEC headquarters, Owerri, on Wednessday, the state ... Read More »

You Must Avoid OBJ If You Want To Succeed As President, Owie Tells Buhari

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Former Senate Chief Whip, Rowland Owie, has advised president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of former President Olusegun Obasanjo if he desired to succeed as Nigeria’s leader. In a statement in Benin City, capital of Edo State, yesterday, Owie said: “To Buhari, I thank God for you, but you must ... Read More »

Nigeria May Be Without A President For 9 Hours Next Month

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Nigeria will have no president for some hours in May as President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to formally handover to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari on May 28, hours before the official inauguration. Until formally sworn in, Buhari cannot act as president. The Minister of Information, Mrs. Patricia Akwashiki, who briefed ... Read More »

Nigerians Abroad Sent N4.2trn Home Last Year – World Bank

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The World Bank has disclosed that $21 billion (N4.2 trillion) was sent home to families and friends, by its citizens living abroad, in 2014. However, the growth of remittance is expected to slow this year. This is contained in the latest issue of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, ... Read More »

Imo Lawmakers Protest Non-payment Of Salaries

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Imo State lawmakers have protested the non-payment of two months salaries by the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha. Rising from a plenary, yesterday, they marched to the Office of the Accountant-General of the state to protest the non-payment of their two months salaries and allowances. They also lamented that workers ... Read More »

Buhari’s Oil Policy To Focus First On Reform

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari plans to focus on ending corruption and reforming the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) before looking into other reforms in the oil sector, it has emerged. Four party sources from the All Progressives Congress (APC) told Reuters that the issue of fiscal terms, seen as crucial by ... Read More »