Friday , 1 July 2016

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Buhari Support Group Chair Cautions Gov Lamido Against Criticizing Buhari


The Chairman, fund raising committee for General Muhammadu Buhari Support Group, Farouk Aliyu has warned Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido against attacking the personality of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at political gatherings. “Though we know Governor Lamido has problem, because some times he talk in …

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Obasanjo The Root Of Nigeria’s Troubles – Adams


The national coordinator of the Odu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has blamed Former President Olusegun Obasanjo for laying the foundation of Nigeria’s current problems. He said this while addressing newsmen on his fears about the 2015 presidential election. According to him, as things stand, it seems as if …

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12 Ships Laden With Petrol Arrive Lagos Ports


Twenty-five ships carrying petroleum products and other commodities have arrived Nigeria through Lagos, according to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ships are waiting to discharge their contents at the ports, the Authority said yesterday. The NPA noted that 12 of the 25 ships are laden with petrol, while a …

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Bishop Slams Obasanjo Over Constant Criticism Of Jonathan


The Anglican Bishop of Okigwe, Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Osuegbu, has described as shocking, the continuous attack on President Goodluck  Jonathan by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He accused Obasanjo of having done “similar or worse things while in office”. “Some of us who have been watching for many years now, …

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IYC Condemns Alleged Diversion Of N600m Compensation For Odi Massacre


Ijaw youths under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, has described as “betrayal of trust”, the action of those accused of complicity in the alleged diversion of N600million out of the N15billion compensation paid to Odi Community in Kolokuma-Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa State as a …

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Army Trains 142 NSCDC Personnel On Weapons Handling, Counter-Terrorism


At least 142 men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been trained on counterterrorism and weapons handling by the Nigeria Army. The Commandant of the 31 Artillery Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Abba Dikko, who made the disclosure yesterday at the Batch C passing out ceremony in Minna, the …

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Seven Suspected Insurgents Die As Explosive-Laden Vehicle Explodes Before Reaching Target


Seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Monday met their end when an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, which they carefully concealed in a Toyota Pick-up van for an apparent deadly suicide mission, exploded before they could get to their target in Biu Market, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A security source, …

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2015 Elections: Folarin Urges Politicians To Shun Violence


The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, has called on politicians in tge country to eschew violence if truly their commitment to serving the people is the reason why they are running for public office. “We must do nothing to promote violence …

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Jonathan Administration Not Fighting Corruption – Akanbi, SAN


The pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd) and the Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission, Nigerian Bar Association, Malam Yusuf Ali (SAN), have accused the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration of treating corruption with kid gloves. The duo decried the increasing rate of corruption …

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Lagos APC Counters Group, Says We Created Conducive Environment For Igbos To Thrive


The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State says it created conducive environment for Igbos in the state to thrive. The party, therefore, called on the Igbos in the state not to be used by politicians who were using tribal sentiments to woo voters ahead of the 2015 elections. The …

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Gov. Al-Makura’s Not Dead – Media Aide


Following rumours making the rounds in Nasarawa State that Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has died while receiving treatment abroad, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yakubu Lamai, has denied such rumours, saying they are “malicious and callous”. According to the rumors, the governor had slumped at the Government House, Lafia, during …

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Ogun Pays December Salary With 10% Bonus

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The Ogun State government has announced payment of the December salary to workers in the state with an additional 10 per cent bonus, in spite of the financial challenges experienced by states across the federation. This was disclosed yesterday by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Taiwo Adeoluwa, at a …

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Buhari Gets N5bn From Farmers To Campaign For 2015 Presidential Election


The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Mohammadu Buhari’s campaign has gotten a further boost, as a group of yam farmers cutting across some northern states in the country yesterday pledged to support the former head of state’s presidential bid with N5 billion. The group made this …

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Labour Party Denies Endorsing Jonathan


The Labour Party, on Tuesday denied endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. National Chairman of the party, Abdulkadri Abdulsalam made this known in an interview in Abuja. He described the reports as baseless  rumours. Although the party has not announced any presidential candidate, …

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I Don’t Expect Your Praises Now; You Will Know My Worth After I’m Gone – Jonathan


The administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is arguably the most widely criticized in the history of democracy in Nigeria, especially due to the several economic challenges being faced at this time. Regardless of negative comments about his administration, the president has said that Nigerians will appreciate the good works he …

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Kidnapped Wife Of Ondo Monarch Found Dead


Wife of the Oba Lumure Ayelomi of Ayeka in Okitipupa area of Ondo State has been found dead 10 days after she was reportedly kidnapped. It was learnt that the monarch’s wife identified as Olori Dupe was allegedly murdered after her abductors collected N2 million ransom from the traditional leader. …

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Policemen Kill 2 Fulani Youths In Adamawa


Men of the Adamawa State Police Command on Friday arrested two Police officers over the alleged murder of two Fulani youths in Toungo Local Government Area of the state. The incident, which occurred around 5 pm, in front of the local government headquarters, was reportedly as a result of an …

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We Didn’t Endorse Jonathan For 2015 Presidency – S/West Muslims


The Muslim community of South West under the aegis of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), has denied endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 general election. Spokesman of the orgnisation, Alhaji Femi Abbas, in a statement on Monday said that a media report quoting one Mallam Hakeem Adelani …

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Emir Of Ilorin Debunks Purported Endorsement Of PDP Guber Candidate


The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of Kwara State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, yesterday denied endorsing any candidate for the 2015 election in the state. The denial came against the backdrop of an online report, which suggested that the emir endorsed the governorship candidate of the …

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NDE Empowers 1,427 In Zamfara

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The Zamfara Co-ordinator of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Alhaji Muhammad Alhassan, said that the directorate, under its various programmes, assisted 1,427 people in 2014. Alhassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Gusau that NDE, funded by the Federal Government, was meant to provide employment to …

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