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Jonathan Commissions Bridge in Kano Bridge, Names it After Late Ado Bayero

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday inaugurated a multi-million naira bridge in Kano and named it after the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bridge was constructed by the Federal Government at Kundila Roundabout on the ever busy Zaria Road to ensure ... Read More »

Police Launch Manhunt For Kidnappers of Zamfara Emir

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The police in Zamfara have commenced search for the Emir of Bukkuyum, Alhaji Muhammadu Usman, who was abducted from his palace on Friday night by some gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, DSP Sanusi Aminu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram’s Attempt To Retake Bama

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Nigerian troops on Saturday quashed a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama, the defence headquarters said. Bama was retaken from Boko Haram last week. Spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said that over a 20 militants died while others fled with wounds. He said ... Read More »

Four Suspects in Police Net Over Murder of A/Ibom Ex-deputy Speaker

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested four suspected persons over the murder of former Deputy Speaker of the state, Mr. Okon Uwah. Uwah was killed on Wednesday March 18, when he went for a political meeting in Ward Three of Ukanafun Local Government Area of the state. The ... Read More »

CACOL Asks Tinubu to Come Clean on ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ Documentary

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Following the injunction obtained by national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu restraining media houses from broadcasting a documentary titled ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ that was running on the African Independent Television (AIT), the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), has called on the APC chieftain to ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Afraid Of Entering Recaptured Boko Haram Towns – Chad •We Won’t Join Issues With You – DHQ

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Chadian and Nigerien troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East are reportedly begging their Nigerian counterparts to take over towns recaptured from the sect. In the last three weeks, Nigerian troops have recorded major successes against Boko Haram insurgents, dislodging them from their strongholds and recovering large cache of ... Read More »

“INEC Is At Comfort Level, Headed For A Successful Election”, Jega’s Spokesman

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The Independent National Election Commission has allayed fears over the use of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) and card readers at the general elections, which is less than a week away. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, in an exclusive interview with SaharaTV, pointed out that the narrative ... Read More »

Elections: CAN Alleges Plan To Disenfranchise Bauchi Christians

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Christians in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have alleged plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disenfranchise them by keeping away the Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) from its members. Addressing a press conference in Jos, CAN coordinator ... Read More »

‘No Leader Has Equipped The Military Like Jonathan’

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Former Defence Adviser to Benin Republic and ex-Adjutant, Nigerian Defence Academy‎ (NDA), General Yakubu Usman (retd), said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has equipped the military more than any other government since independence. Speaking in Abuja on Saturday, when The Justice for Mandate Group ‎addressed a press conference, Usman admitted ... Read More »

12, 000 INEC Ad-hoc Staff Take Oath Of Neutrality In Taraba

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba on Saturday administered the oath of neutrality on the 12,000 ad-hoc staff it trained for the March 28 and April 11 polls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Magistrate Yazeedu Aliyu of the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Jalingo, administered the oath on ... Read More »

FG To Send Yoruba Teachers To Brazil

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The Federal Government is sending teachers to Brazil to teach Yoruba language in the South American country, Aminu Nabegu, Director monitoring evaluation and research in the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, said on Friday. According to him, the countries are already discussing the modalities for the implementation of the programme. ... Read More »

Ondo, Ekiti, 13 other States Most Prone to Electoral Violence, Says NEMA

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Ekiti, Ondo and Osun have been listed among 15 states most vulnerable to electoral violence in Nigeria, by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. The Head of Ekiti Operations Office, Saheed Akiode, stated this on Friday at a one day workshop on “Electoral Violence in Nigeria: Preparedness, Mitigation and Response ... Read More »

Stay Where You Are To Vote, Ohaneze Ndigbo Tells Northern Members

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A socio-political organisation, Ohaneze Nidigbo, Northern Zone, has called on its members to remain wherever they reside in any part of the country to vote during elections. Chief Obinna Nwankwo, the president of the organisation made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. He noted that the ... Read More »

Labour Ministry, DSS Disown NLC Factional Leadership

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The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Sen. Joe Ikenya, has said that the ministry was not aware of the existence of a factional leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress. According to him, the ministry participated in the election that produced the current NLC leadership led by Dr. Ayuba Wabba in ... Read More »

Card Readers, PVCs Will Make Polls Credible – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has supported the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use smart card readers and Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the 2015 general elections. The congress hinged its support on the premise that the use of the SCRs and PVCs would make rigging ... Read More »

Oyo Youths March In Solidarity With Nigerian Troops Fighting Boko Haram

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Youths in their thousands yesterday took to the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to show solidarity with Nigerian troops currently launching a massive operation against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast. The youths hinged their solidarity rally on the need to constantly appreciate the current efforts of Nigerian ... Read More »

Alleged Missing $20bn: Stop Trying To Hang Tag Of Corruption On Us – NNPC To Emir Sanusi II

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The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised a strong objection to the latest gambit of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who against the findings of the Senate Committee on Finance and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has ... Read More »

Unlike FG We Can Account For Every Kobo Spent On Projects – Fashola

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State Friday commissioned the Sogunro Housing Estate, Ogba, naming it after late nationalist, Pa Anthony Enahoro. Fashola, who was speaking at the premises of the 240 housing units, lamented that the housing deficit in the country forced the state government to embark on the Lagos ... Read More »

Retired Female Civil Servants In Borno Tackle Patience Jonathan Over Attacks On Buhari

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Retired female civil servants in Borno State have taken a swipe at the nation’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, over her broadsides on former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, and her comments regarding the violence in northern Nigeria. The women, who spoke under the Forum for Retired Female Civil Servants ... Read More »

Emir Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen In Zamfara

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The Emir of Bukkuyum in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Usman, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. The incident happened on Friday night when the gunmen invaded the headquarters of Bukkuyum local Government Area, shooting sporadically and chasing away residents before they whisked the monarch to an unknown destination. Although details ... Read More »