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Ensure Credible Polls In 2015, U.S Urges FG

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The U.S government on Thursday urged the Federal Government to ensure that the 2015 general elections were credible. The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, made the call in Abeokuta during an official visit to the state. Entwistle, who was accompanied by the U.S Consul General, Mr Jeffery Hawkins, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Kill 32 In Northern Nigeria

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 32 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday. The coordinated attacks in Adamawa state late on Wednesday came just a day after Islamist militant fighters were blamed for ... Read More »

Missing Oil Revenue: 20 Auditors Examining NNPC’s Account – AGF

The Auditor General for the Federation (AGF), Mr Samuel Ukura on Thursday said that 20 auditors trained in gas and oil auditing were examining the accounts of the NNPC. Ukura said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts in Abuja to defend the 2013 ... Read More »

No Plans To Increase Fuel Pump Price – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday described as false, rumours of an imminent increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, the Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs ... Read More »

President Jonathan Addresses Nigeria On Centenary

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday addressed Nigerians on the. country’s centenary, stating that he feels great pride leading Nigeria into its second centenary. Read the full address below: Dear Compatriots, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s centenary; a significant milestone in our journey ... Read More »

World Leaders Arrive In Abuja For Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration

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More than 12 Heads of State arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s (today) centenary, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The visiting Heads of State were received at the airport by some members of the Federal Executive Council. Those that were ... Read More »

Isaiah Balat Finally Laid To Rest In Hometown Of Gora, Kaduna

VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), GREETING THE WIDOWS OF SEN. ISAIAH BALAT AT THE FUNERAL SERVICE IN BAFAI GORA, KADUNA STATE ON WEDNESDAY (26/02/14).

The remains of Sen. Isaiah Balat was on Wednesday laid to rest at his village, Gora-Bafai, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Balat was a Minister of Works and Housing during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Until his death last Tuesday, he was a Special Adviser ... Read More »

Yobe Massacre: Senate Directs Chief Of Army Staff To Relocate To Borno

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The Senate on Wednesday aligned itself with the position of the House of Representatives and directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah to deploy troops and relocate temporarily to the 7th Infantry Division, Maiduguri, Borno State, in order to checkmate the Boko Haram sect, which has recently stepped ... Read More »

Yobe Death Toll Stands At 29 – PTA Chairman

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The Parents Teachers’ Association of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, has described as misleading, the arbitrary figures of Monday night attack, reported in the media. The PTA Chairman, Engr. Mohammed Kati Machina, who made this known in an exclusive interview with The Nation in Damaturu, the Yobe capital ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Falana Urges FG To Pay Reparation To Parents Of Slain Students

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Lagos lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to pay reparation to the parents of the 43 students of the Federal Government College, Buni-Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, reportedly killed by Boko Haram for the “irreparable and avoidable loss of ... Read More »

Yobe Killings: Boko Haram Has Declared Open War On Nigerians – Mark

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Senate President David Mark on Wednesday condemned the gruesome murder in cold blood of students of the Federal Government College, Buni, Yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, in Abuja, the Senate President noted that the insurgents ... Read More »

ACF To Jonathan: Nothing Must Happen To Shettima Over Recent Comments

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The newly constituted leadership of the Pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Wednesday warned that no harm should befall the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, over his comment on the strength of soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country. In a statement ... Read More »

More Shocking Revelations As NEITI Uncovers Unremitted $22.8bn In NNPC

FROM LEFT:NNPC, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR ANDREW YAKUBU (R), WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM RESOURCES DOWNSTREAM, UPSTREAM AND JUSTICE, INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED CONNIVANCE OF NNPC WITH SWISS OIL DEALERS TO ROB NIGERIA IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (25/2/14).

The dust raised by the allegedly missing $10.8 billion has barely settled than another revelation by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, indicates that $22.8 billion undisclosed proceeds is not reflecting in the books of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. This latest revelation was made on Wednesday at ... Read More »

Adamawa Dep. Governor Denies Making Statement Justifying Boko Haram Attacks

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Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, on Wednesday distanced himself from reports, which quoted him as justifying the activities of the Boko Haram sect unleashing terror on the North- Eastern part of the country. A national daily had quoted Ngillari as saying at the commissioning of the Adamawa State ... Read More »

Bayelsa Communities Warn New Buyers Of Shell’s Facilities Over Outstanding Compensations

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The people of Nembe in Bayelsa East senatorial district, Bayelsa State, have warned prospective investors and buyers of oil wells and facilities owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company to investigate the non-payment of over $1bllion demanded from the company for damages inflicted on their communities by its over 50 years ... Read More »

Ondo Assembly Declares Seven-day Mourning After Speaker’s Death

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The Ondo State House of Assembly Wednesday declared a seven-day mourning in honour of the late Speaker of the House, Hon Samuel Ajayi Adesina. Adesina died on Tuesday in an undisclosed hospital after losing his battle against cancer of urinary bladder. Disclosing the declaration of the mourning period, Chairman of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: NHRC Urges FG To Transfer Students Out Of Violent Zone

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The Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Council, Dr Chidi Odinkalu Wednesday urged the Federal Government to consider the proposals for the transfer of children in the eight Unity Schools in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to other schools outside the region following the mass killing ... Read More »

Court Refuses Sanusi’s Application To Be Reinstated As CBN Governor

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After earlier issuing a restraining order on the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and State Security Service, their privies or any other law enforcement agencies of the Federal Government “from infringing on the rights” of the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, ... Read More »

Recovered $500m Abacha Loot Was Invested In Rural Projects- Minister

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The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has debunked claims by a newspaper columnist, Mr. Sonala Olumhense, that $2.5 billion Abacha loot recovered during the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo disappeared when she was also presiding as the nation’s finance minister. Reacting to ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrests Two Foreign Drug Dealers In Enugu

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Wednesday arrested two foreigners with narcotic drugs at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. According to a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the two suspected drug traffickers were caught during inward and outward screening of Ethiopian ... Read More »