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Gov. Shettima Gives N100m To Victims Of Boko Haram Attacks In Bama

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has given a N100 million compensation package to victims of recent Boko Haram attack in Bama local government area of the state. The governor, who made the announcement yesterday when he defied all security concerns to visit the troubled area, commiserated with the leaders ... Read More »

Maku Urges Coordinated Effort To Boost Power Supply

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The Minister of Information and Supervisory Minister of Defence, Mr. Labaran Maku, has emphasised the need for contractors handling the construction of electricity generation and transmission plants in the country to synchronise their efforts in order to ensure a timely and smooth take off without delay. Speaking yesterday in Kaduna ... Read More »

47,000bpd Production To Be Lost As ENI Closes Flow Stations After Pipeline Fire

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Italian energy company, Eni, which operates in Nigeria as Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has started closing some flow stations after shutting down a key pipeline in the eastern Niger Delta. This development, which was caused by pipeline fire, came barely two weeks after a large amount of crude oil ... Read More »

Poverty, Unemployment Responsible For Insecurity – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has described poverty and unemployment as the two key factors responsible for insecurity in the country. Amaechi said this, weekend, when the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James F. Enwistle, paid him a courtesy visit in Port Harcourt. He also explained that until ... Read More »

Alison-Madueke Appointed OPEC’s Alternate President

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja

Recognition came the way of Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani-Alison-Madueke as she was appointed late last week at the 164th meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as alternate president of the group. The conference which was concluded in Vienna, Austria, also elected ... Read More »

Female Accounts Clerk Jailed 3 Months Over N8.3m Fraud

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An accounts clerk with the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment by a State High court sitting in Koton-Karfe, for defrauding the centre of N8.3 million. Mrs. Modupe Adeyemi, who was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, ... Read More »

Lagos Records 15 Cholera Deaths

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15 deaths have been recorded out of 354 suspected cases of cholera Lagos State, according to Dr. Ismail Abdul-Salam, Consultant Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist with the State Ministry of Health. Speaking, weekend, at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the State Ministry of the Environment, Office of Environmental Services, Abdul-Salam, ... Read More »

Plateau Roads Getting Resurfaced For Solomon Lar’s Dec. 14 Burial

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Arrangements are in top gear in Plateau State for the funeral of former governor of the state and PDP National Chairman, Chief Solomon Lar, who will be buried in Langtang, December 14. Already, roads and other facilities are being given a face-lift in preparation for various activities that would mark ... Read More »

Abia Demolishes Hospital Building Notorious For Selling Babies

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The five storey building housing Ezuma Hospitals, Aba, alleged to be notorious for sales of babies has been demolished by the Abia State government. A branch of the hospital in Owerri, the capital, was last week raided by the police who rescued 16 teenage pregnant girls held there. This came ... Read More »

Politicians Who Speak ‘As If Nigeria Is Their Bedroom’ Should Learn From Mandela – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan; his wife, Patience; mother of the President, Mrs Eunice Jonathan during a Memorial Service for the Late Nelson Mandela at Aso Villa Chapel, Presidential Villa, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, paid tribute to anti-Apartheid icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday, saying Nigerian politicians could not be compared with him as they threaten, boast and play little gods. According to him, such Nigerian politicians are tiny men and it is antithetical to good character of ... Read More »

PFN Urges FG To Step Up Fight Against Boko Haram

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has urged the federal government and security operatives to step up their battle against the Boko Haram insurgence, especially as the Yuletide celebration draws nearer. Anambra State chairman of PFN, Bishop David Eberechukwu, while addressing newsmen at Umunze, Orumba South local government area of ... Read More »

26-year-old Man Arrested For Defiling A 2-year-old Girl

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A 26-year-old man Kehinde Adejuwon, has been arrested by the police in Ogun for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl at Oja Odan in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed in a statement in Abeokuta. According to Adejobi, “the ... Read More »

FG Decries Deplorable State Of Its Secretariats

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The Federal Government has commenced plans to rehabilitate Federal Secretariat buildings and facilities across the country, after expressing disgust at the deplorable state of the buildings. The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni-Aji, who noted that the state of the buildings is worrisome said urgent steps ... Read More »

President Jonathan, Adesina To Attend Zoology Society’s Conference

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President Goodluck Jonathan is the Special Guest of Honour expected at the 8th Annual Conference of the Zoological Society of Nigeria, ZSN, holding between today and and December 12, at the Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka. The Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr. Akin Adesina will deliver ... Read More »

Three Siblings Burnt To Death In Lagos

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A one and a half year old child with two of his siblings were, weekend burnt to death in an inferno that engulfed a building and a church in Iba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, leaving property worth millions of Naira destroyed. The deceased siblings identified as Imoleayo Ismaila ... Read More »

Jonathan To Attend Mandela’s Memorial Service In South Africa

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President Goodluck Jonathan, who just returned from a visit to Germany and France will Monday evening leave Abuja to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of former President Nelson Mandela on 15 December, where 59 world leaders are expected. According to a ... Read More »

4 Suspected Sea Pirates Arrested By The Navy

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Four alleged sea pirates suspected to be behind various breach of maritime security in the nation’s waterways have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy. In a statement issued by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Pathfinder, Base Information Officer, Lt.-Cdr. Abdulsalam Sani, on Sunday in Port Harcourt, it was stated that ... Read More »

Jonathan, Akpabio To Speak At Centenary Event In London •Akwa Ibom Selected As Face Of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration

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President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio are scheduled to address the event to mark the kick-off ceremony and business forum of Nigeria’s centenary celebration at Park Lane, London. Facilitator of Nigeria’s centenary celebration and Executive Director of Dabbs International Nigeria Ltd., Mr. Emmanuel Minimah ... Read More »

Jonathan Writes Letter Of Commendation To NDLEA Over N33bn Drug Seizure

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President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for intercepting 233,699.875kg of narcotics in 2012, destruction of 1,404.27 hectares of cannabis plantation and the arrest of 8,052 suspected drug traffickers comprising 7,510 males and 542 females. The president’s commendation was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Agency through ... Read More »

As Lar Goes Home, Jonathan Says His Legacy Will Be Difficult To Emulate

PRSIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND CHIEF SOLOMON LAR EXCHANGE PLEASANTRIES AT A RALLY IN ABUJA

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said it would be difficult to emulate the legacy of late Solomon Lar, a former National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Jonathan, represented by David Mark, the Senate President, made this known at the Order of Commendation Service organised in honour of ... Read More »