Thursday , 28 July 2016

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Gov. Shettima Calls On Borno People To Accord President Jonathan Respect


Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has pleaded with his supporters and all residents of the state to accord President Goodluck Jonathan and his entourage the maximum respect when he visits the state as part of his nationwide campaign tour ahead of the February 14 presidential election. A statement …

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Certificate Saga: Babangida Stands Up For Buhari, Urges Aggrieved Persons To Go To Court


Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida on Friday stood up in defence of the embattled All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the authenticity of his secondary school certificate. The former military president called for caution on the unnecessary debate surrounding Buhari’s academic qualification, warning that any attempt to …

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Jonathan Releases N26bn For Dry Season Farming


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N26 billion for the 2015 dry season farming in the country. He announced this in Abuja, on Friday, at the AGRIFEST 2015, organised to mark the four years of agricultural reforms and implementation of the agriculture transformation agenda. “To further boost your …

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DHQ Blogsite Restored After Hackers Failed In Attempt To Infiltrate Database

Chris Olukolade

Director Defence Information, Maj. General Chris Olukolade says the information website of the Defence Headquarters,, which was hacked into at the early hours of Friday, January 23, 2015 has been restored. According to a statement by Olukolade, posted on, the site was defaced at the front end. He …

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Military Set For Major Attack As Terrorists Occupy Area ‘As Large As Belgium’

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

The military has finalised plans to conduct “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. PRNigeria, an online news platform with consultancy links with the security forces, reports that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large …

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Elections Hold As Scheduled, Jega Insists


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday, rejected the call for the postponement of the presidential election and declared that Nigerians will vote their next leader on February 14. INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, made the declaration in Abuja, at a workshop organised by the commission on “Mitigation of Violence …

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Bode George Supports Call For Postponement Of Elections


Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Friday, agreed with the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki on the need for Nigeria to postpone the February general elections. George, who addressed a press conference at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, also made the …

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This Nonsense Must Stop: Presidency Reacts To Attack On Jonathan


The presidency has reacted to the attacks on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Katsina and Bauchi states, by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC). It cautioned the opposition party to rein in its supporters. In a statement titled “This …

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‘We Don’t Need International Troop Support To Fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents

National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Friday, ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram. According to him, Nigeria and its partners can handle the threat. It is expected that African leaders will discuss the possibility of “enhanced international support” against Boko …

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US Secretary Of State To Meet Jonathan In Lagos Over Boko Haram


US Secretary of State, John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF), that he would visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram. “Violent extremism has claimed violence at …

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I Cannot Be Threatened From Visiting Bayelsa – Patience Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Thursday said nobody or group could threaten her if she decided to visit any part of the country. The president’s wife, who spoke through her media assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, was reacting to threats by some youth groups to disgrace her if she …

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Buy 2, Get 1 Free Every Single Day On The Jumia Flash Sale!!


Adding to the excitement of its Super Fashion Clearance Sale, decides to take it a step further with the upcoming scintillating Flash Sale on all products you love starting on Monday the 26th of January, 2015 till Friday the 30th of January, 2015.   Still in the Spirit of striped-down prices, thousands of …

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Eunisell Joins Leading Oil Companies At 19th Offshore West Africa Conference

PIX 1(1)

Africa’s leading fluid solutions company, Eunisell, this week joined other major oil and gas companies at the 19th Annual Offshore West Africa Conference (OWA), held on January 20th to 22nd the Eko Hotel, Lagos in showcasing some of its products and services. The company was at the 3-day conference and …

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Attack On Jonathan’s Convoy Crude, Unfortunate –TUC • Condemns Asari’s Inflammatory Comments

Bobboi Bala Kaigama-TUC

The Trade Union Congress has condemned Tuesday’s attack on President Goodluck Jonathan and his delegation by hoodlums in Katsina, describing the act as irresponsible, crude and unfortunate. The President and Secretary General of the TUC, Bala Kaigama and Musa Lawal respectively, in a statement Thursday, called the attack on Mr. …

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Ekiti To Ban Places Of Worship From Demanding HIV Test Before Joining Couples In Marriage


The Ekiti State Government would soon promulgate a law banning places of worship from compelling prospective couples to go for HIV/AIDS test before conducting marriages. The law would also make it an offence to reveal results of such test to other parties before the tested person knows his or her …

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Bayelsa CP Issues Stern Warning To Youth Groups Threatening Patience Jonathan

Seriake Dickson-Commissioner of Police-Valentine Ntomchukwu

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, grand rally in Bayelsa State on February 5, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has issued a stern warning to some youth groups threatening to disgrace the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, if she attends the campaign rally. Two …

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Ex-COAS Bemoans Politicization Of Military, Rates Performance Against Boko Haram Low


A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has rated the Nigerian Army low in its battle against Boko Haram insurgents, saying the performance of the military has been below expectation. The military’s conduct in the war against Boko Haram, he said, made the international community to question the …

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Ezekwesili Weeps For Nigeria’s Lost Empathy, Says It’s Time For The People To Win

Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister for Education, Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili, wept for Nigeria on Thursday over its citizens’ losing empathy they need to stand as a nation. Mrs. Ezekwesili broke down in tears over tragedies suffered by countless Nigerians in the past, from the Civil War to the abduction of more …

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No Basis To Postpone February Polls – INEC


Amid calls by some stakeholders, with the most recent coming from the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) that dates for the general election in February should be postponed, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared that there was no operational reason, including the concerns over the distribution …

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FG Denies Plot To Postpone February Elections


The Federal Government, on Thursday, distanced itself from calls for the postponement of the general elections slated for February, saying it will not interfere with the operation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, stated this while answering questions from newsmen during a security …

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