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Over 100 Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Allegedly Attack Benue Villages

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More than 100 persons, mostly women, children and the elderly, were feared killed on Sunday morning in villages and refugee camps located at Ukura, Gafa, Per and Tse-Gusa in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. The attack suspected to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen was on areas, which ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Calls For Removal Of Fuel Subsidy

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  Niger state governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu has called on the federal government to totally deregulate the oil sector by removing subsidy from petroleum products. Speaking at the inauguration of a 3-star hotel constructed jointly by the Niger state Development Company Limited and the State Sure-P said that removal of ... Read More »

When I Leave, I Will Dedicate My Time To The Unity Of This Country

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President Goodluck Jonathan today restated his reason for conceding defeat to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari following the March 28 presidential election. According to Jonathan, he did so because he had the love of the nation at heart. “I took that decision because I told people around me that no matter the ... Read More »

EFCC Faults The Sun Newspaper Report, Says Jonathan Didn’t Starve Anti-graft Agency Of Funds

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied media report that it claimed the outgoing administration deprived it of the much-needed funds to function effectively. The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday, said a report by the Sun newspaper quoting the commission’s chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, ... Read More »

#BBOG Group Decries Jonathan’s Exit Without Rescuing Chibok Girls

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With less than four days to the end of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group has lamented the fact that after over 400 days of the Chibok school girls abduction, their whereabout are still not known and their rescue still a mirage. In the final press briefing ... Read More »

Xenophobic Attacks: Jacob Zuma Not Welcome At Presidential Inauguration – NANS

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has advised President Jacob Zuma of South Africa to stay away from the presidential inauguration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on May 29. The Association also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should the South African President step into the country’s ... Read More »

EFCC Welcomes Buhari’s Pledge To Wage War Against Corruption, Hints On Declaring Ali-Modu Sheriff Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday welcomed the plan by the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to give priority attention to the fight against corruption. The commission, which has recently come under public scrutiny as a toothless bulldog in the war against graft, particularly in the last ... Read More »

Fairy And Iretiola Doyle, Match Made In Heaven

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Award winning actress, broadcaster, wife and mother, Iretiola Doyle, was recently named Brand Ambassador for Fairy Dishwashing Liquid. She describes the relationship as the right round peg in the right round hole – a perfect match. The Journey to fame: Education and Career She moved to Lagos after having studied ... Read More »

Nigerians Will Continue To Grapple With Fuel Scarcity Unless … – NUPENG

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The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) said yesterday that the scourge of fuel scarcity will persist in the country unless the federal government makes efforts to refine petroleum products in the country and make the nation’s refineries work again. President of the union, Comrade Achese Igwe ... Read More »

Catholic Bishops Reject Abortion For Impregnated Women Rescued From Boko Haram Camps

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The Health Committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has raised strong objections to the proposed abortion to be carried out on pregnant women rescued from the Boko Haram camps, saying what the women needed was special care and rehabilitation. Chairman of the committee and Auxiliary Bishop of ... Read More »

Join Ameyaw Debrah, Tolu Ogunlesi, Taiwo Kola Ogunlade, Subomi Plumptre, Ayo Rotimi Others At The New Media Conference On May 27TH, 2015.

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The inaugural edition of the New Media Conference is set to take place on May 27th, 2015 at Terra Kulture, Lagos. Join highly established names in digital media like Ameyaw Debrah, Subomi Plumptre, Tolu Ogunlesi, Demilade Olaosun & many others as they shine the light on the misconceptions of New ... Read More »

Nigeria Losing $2bn To Fuel Subsidy – Saraki

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Senator representing Kwara Central, Bukola Saraki says Nigeria was losing a total of $2 billion to fuel subsidy. Saraki, a senate presidency hopeful in the 8th National Assembly regretted that the alleged fraud in the scheme was being allowed to fester by the Federal Government. He therefore urged the incoming ... Read More »

Power Situation Worsens As Nigeria Loses 2,000MW To Gas Shortage

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The Federal Government, yesterday said Nigeria has lost more than 2,000 mega watts in the national grid due to shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants. A statement signed by the Chairman of the National electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi said that only five out of 23 ... Read More »

Buhari Allegedly Tells APC Governors Not To Interfere In Ministerial Appointments

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  President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to poke their noses into his choice of ministers to work with him after his swearing in on May 29. Vanguard learnt that Buhari may bring back a system used by the ... Read More »

Police Arrest Six Suspects In Stabbing Of School Pupils In Kano

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Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested six suspects in connection with the stabbing of two pupils of Fagge Special Primary school in the capital on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya made this known in Kano on Monday while briefing newsmen on the State ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity Forces University Of Ibadan To Close For Two Weeks

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  Although oil marketers say they will resume the lifting of petroleum products, it came a little too late for authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI), as the school, on Monday asked its students to vacate the premises, pending the time the problem of shortage of water and power ... Read More »

Osun Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike After Enduring Non-payment Of Salary For Six Months

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After months of enduring non-payment of salaries, workers in Osun State are going on an indefinite strike. Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Adekomi Jacob made this known today at a press briefing in Osogbo, the state capital. He disclosed that workers in the state have ... Read More »

NDLEA/Kashamu Standoff: NGO Calls For Due Process

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A non-governmental organisation, One Child One Teacher Africa (OCOTA), has expressed concern about Saturday’s attempted arrest of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu by operatives of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its Media Consultant, Mr Richards Jude, the organisation ... Read More »

How FG, States Shared N6.21tn From ECA In 4 Years – Okonjo-Iweala

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The Federal Government last night released details of how it shared N6.21tn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) with the 36 state governments between 2011 and 2014. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released the breakdown in response to a demand by the Nigeria Governors Forum that she should ... Read More »

Inauguration: 7,000 Policemen Deploy in Niger – CP

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The Niger State Police Command on Sunday said that it has deployed 7,000 personnel in Minna to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Sani Bello, on May 29. This is contained in a statement in Minna by Olusola Amore, the Commissioner of Police. “We have deployed no fewer ... Read More »