Thursday , 25 August 2016


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John Kerry’s Message To Sultan “Garbage”, Says Fani-Kayode

John Kerry-Sultan

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described statements credited to U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, as “garbage”. Mr. Kerry, who was at the Sultan’s Palace in Sokoto yesterday as part of activities lined up during his visit to …

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Two Senior Boko Haram Commanders Killed In Failed Attack On Troops’ Laocation


Troops on Operation Lafiya Dole stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in northern parts of Borno State, have repelled an attempted attack on their location by Boko Haram terrorists. The Nigerian Army, in a statement by its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said the terrorists made the …

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Gov. Fayose Reiterates Commitment To Building Ekiti Airport


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has restated the commitment of his administration to build an airport in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital as soon as all impediments to the smooth take off of the project are cleared. The governor, who made the pledge yesterday at this year’s Udiroko Festival at …

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50 Houses Ravaged By Flood In Sokoto


No fewer than 50 houses were destroyed on Tuesday in Bachaka Village in Gudu Local Government area of Sokoto State by flood caused by an early morning rainfall.  Alhaji Sani Yakubu (APC) representing Gudu Constituency in the State House of Assembly told newsmen of the unfortunate development on Wednesday in …

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Ondo 2016: I Don’t Have A Preferred Candidate – APC Chair

Isaac Kekemeke

The embattled chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, said the allegation that he endorsed an aspirant for the party’s governorship primary was misplaced. According to him, he didn’t have any preferred candidate among the aspirants. Speaking with reporters after a three-hour meeting in …

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Fayose, Wike Have Seized PDP By The Jugular – Bode George

Bode George

An aspirant for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has accused Governors Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose of Rivers and Ekiti States respectively, of working hard to destroy the party. He said the PDP was in ruins and imminent danger as a …

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Benue Lawmakers Begin Refund Of N317m Car Loans To EFCC – Ortom

Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that 22 members of the State House of Assembly have begun to refund car loans they collected for personal vehicles to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Ortom, who said this when he received youths of Turan in Kwande Local …

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Kerry Pledges U.S Support For Buhari’s Anti-Graft War

John Kerry-PMB

The United States has pledged to do more to encourage Nigeria’s fight against corruption even as it hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s courage in tackling the hydra-headed monster. “We applaud what you are doing. Corruption creates a ready-made playing field for recruiting extremists”, visiting U.S. Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, …

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Many Killed As Fuel Tanker Goes Up In Flames In Edo


A petrol-laden tanker, which fell and spilled  its content resulting in an explosion Wednesday morning, has gutted no fewer than four houses at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi express road. Several persons were reported to have been roasted in the inferno that followed while properties were razed. Witnesses said …

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Ondo Guber: Mimiko’s Political Adviser Resigns Over Imposition Of Candidate

Olusegun Mimiko

A Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Political Affairs to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Otito Atikase Thompson, yesterday resigned his appointment in protest against the choice of ex-Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the November 26 poll in the state. …

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Obasanjo Restates Commitment To Working For Nigeria’s Unity

MDG : Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday reiterated his commitment to working for the peace and unity of the country. He made the pledge during a courtesy call on Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State yesterday in Jalingo, the state capital. Obasanjo said keeping Nigeria as a single entity was a …

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Budget Padding Scandal: Jibrin To Appear Before Sagay’s Anti-Corruption Panel Today


The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption has invited a former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abulmumin Jibrin, over the unfolding budget padding scandal. Mr. Jibrin, who opened a can of worms on the budgeting process in the House following his removal last month …

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Some Governors Are Slave Masters – NLC


The Nigerian Labour Congress and its affiliate organizations on Tuesday came out in their numbers in Lagos State to protest non-payment of their members’ salaries in over 20 states across the country. The workers specifically singled out Governors of Imo, Nasarawa and Benue States; Rochas Okorocha, Tanko Al-Makura, and Samuel …

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Ex.Gov. Osunbor Claims PDP Has Been Hijacked By ‘Evil People’

Oserheimen Osunbor

A former Governor of Edo State, Oserheimen Osunbor, has revealed that he was declared disloyal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he refused to share the state’s resources to party leaders. Mr. Osunbor, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections, said this at …

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WHO Hails Nigeria’s Response To Fresh Polio Outbreak


Nigeria’s prompt management of the recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in Borno State has been hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nigeria was warming up to receive a polio-free certification from the organization before two fresh infections were reported in two local government areas of insurgency-ravaged Borno State over …

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6,000 Jobs Under Threat Over Planned Concession Of Four Major Airports

Port Harcourt International airport

No fewer than 6,000 staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may lose their jobs if the proposed concession of the four major airports in Kano, Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja is actualized. Making this known shortly after a peaceful protest against the planned concession yesterday at the Mallam …

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Blasphemy: Zamfara Mob Killings Barbaric, Unacceptable – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Monday’s killings in Zamfara State and promised that the law will take its course against anyone found to have a hand in the unlawful act. A mob suspected to be students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in Talata Marafa, Zamfara State, burnt eight people to …

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Gowon In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari


A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd.) yesterday met President with Muhammadu Buhari behind-closed-doors at the State House, Abuja, over the state of the nation. The former military ruler, who recently supported the call for restructuring provided it is done within the context of one Nigeria, told State House …

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New Boko Haram Base In Bauchi Dismantled By Army- Senator Isa Hamma

Isa Misau

The new Boko Haram base in Bauchi State, has been dismantled by the Nigerian Army, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has disclosed. Misau, who is the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Bauchi Central, had recently raised an alarm that Boko Haram militants were migrating …

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Buhari, Atiku Felicitate With Sultan Of Sokoto At 60

Sultan of Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 60th birthday today (Wednesday). Abubakar III, a former military officer, who quit the Nigerian Army as a Brigadier General to become the 20th Sultan in November 2006 following the death of his elder …

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