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Aregbesola Gives Osun Residents One Week Ultimatum To Submit Illegal Guns

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has given those in possession of illegal arm and ammunition in the state a seven- day ultimatum to either surrender the weapons or be ready to face the full wrath of the law. According to a statement issued by the governor’s media aide, Semiu ... Read More »

INEC Fix April 25 For Taraba Guber Run Off Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the run off of the Taraba governorship elections. The INEC Head of Public Affairs, Mr Fabian Yame, made this known to newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that contest is between Mrs Aisha ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Lost Glory Will Be Restored, Says Osinbajo’s Mother

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Madam Olubisi Osinbajo, the mother of the Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Tuesday that God had revealed to her that Nigeria’s lost glory would be restored. Mrs Osinbajo, 80, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that God also revealed to her that the successful and positive change ... Read More »

Extend Hand Of Fellowship To Political Opponents – Olubadan Tells Ajimobi

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, has congratulated Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on his re-election during the just concluded governorship election. A statement issued by the Olubadan’s Personal Assistant, Chief Isiaka Akinpeli, in Ibadan on Tuesday, quoted the monarch as giving his royal blessings to Ajimobi for ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns One For Defrauding Vietnamese Of $7,920

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Michael Akpan before a Lagos State High Court sitting in  Ikeja on one-count charge bordering on stealing, contrary to section 185 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011. According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Head, Media and ... Read More »

Counter-insurgency Operation: NAF Pilots Bold, Very Daring – Air Chief Amosu

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has said pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have shown a commendable degree of bravery by defying gunshot wounds to carry out aerial bombardments of insurgents’ hideouts in the North-East. Amosu said this during the winging ceremony of 15 fighter pilots ... Read More »

Ogun NLC Happy Over Amosun’s Re-election

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The Ogun State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, on Tuesday expressed happiness with the re-election of the State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, for a second term. The Congress Chairman, Akeem Ambali, made this known at the hall of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Abeokuta, the State capital, where he ... Read More »

Emulate Jonathan, Accept Outcome Of Guber, Assembly Polls, Group Tells APC Candidates

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A pro-democracy group, Coalition of Niger Deltans for Justice and Development, on Tuesday, called on aggrieved candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who lost elections, to accept defeat in good faith. The group specifically urged the APC candidates in Enugu, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers, Ekiti, Ondo and Akwa Ibom states ... Read More »

Brazil-Nigeria Route Most Notorious For Cocaine Smuggling – NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has described the Brazil-Nigeria route as the most notorious for cocaine smuggling. In a statement announcing the arrest of four suspected drug traffickers, who ingested 170 wraps of cocaine, Tuesday, the anti-narcotics agency called on its officials to remain vigilant when dealing with passengers ... Read More »

Jonathan Saved Nigeria From Crisis – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan saved the nation from monumental crisis and violence by conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election. In an address read on the floor of the Senate to welcome his colleagues from the election recess and Easter break, Mark said ... Read More »

Buhari To End Governors Life Pension Laws

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President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is set to lead a campaign against the pension laws for governors enacted by many states of the federation, reports Vanguard. According to the news platform’s sources, Buhari’s position is based on the incongruity of the laws under the country’s socio-economic environment. Majority of the 36 state ... Read More »

Boko Haram: My Administration Will Resume Training Agreement With US – Buhari

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would welcome the resumption of a military training agreement with the United States as part of efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The training agreement had been halted by the administration of President Goodluckk Jonathan when it could not meet its ... Read More »

Sambisa Forest Will Be Liberated By May 29 – Dasuki

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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has assured that on or before the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan ends on May 29, the Nigerian military would liberate the dreaded Sambisa forest, where some of the Chibok girls are suspected to be held in captivity. He gave the ... Read More »

Allison-Madueke Denies Seeking Asylum

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Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied seeking asylum in any part of the world, as widely reported. New York-based online news platform Sahara Reporters, citing the Business Council for Africa (BCA), said that the minister had been rejected by six countries in her search for asylum ahead of an ... Read More »

FG Still Committed To Rescuing Chibok Girls – Okonjo-Iweala

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Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, on Tuesday expressed the government’s commitment to ensuring the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, one year after they were taken from their school by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Okonjo Iweala made the pledge at a meeting with representatives of the Chibok ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: Putting A Face To Nigeria’s Greatest Tragedy

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As the world marks the one year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls, one artist reminds us of the actual faces of the tragedy, which is often remembered by numbers and hashtags. Nearly 300 teenage girls were kidnapped on the 14th of April, 2014, from their school in ... Read More »

Police Commends Kaduna Residents For Peaceful Conduct During Elections

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The Kaduna State Police Command has commended the people of the state for their exemplary conduct during the just concluded general elections. The command’s spokesman, Zubairu Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said there were no major security breaches throughout the period of the elections. He told the News Agency ... Read More »

Fayose Dedicates Victory At Supreme Court To God, Ekiti People • Vows To Leave State Better Than He Met It

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday in Abuja, which upheld his election as governor of the state. We had earlier reported that the seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice John Fabiyi, in a unanimous decision, upheld the earlier ... Read More »

TY Danjuma’s Civil War Statement, Insult On Ojukwu, Ndigbo – Umeh

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The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has taken a former Minister of Defense, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), to the cleaners for allegedly insulting the former Biafran warlord and Ikemba Nnewi, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Danjuma was quoted to have told reporters last Wednesday ... Read More »

AIESEC’s Lagos 1st Ever Youth To Business Forum

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A forum for youths to meet and network with top business leaders On the 18th of April 2015, AIESEC Lagos will hold its 1st ever Youth to Business Forum tagged Emerging Leaders, ‘’21st Century Leadership’’ and the 40th Anniversary respectively. The forum which is divided into 3 sessions (Inspire-Engage-Act) will ... Read More »