Friday , 30 September 2016


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FG Cancels Plan To Build 10,000 Primary Health Care Centres


Indications emerged on Thursday that the 10,000 primary health care centres to be built by the Federal Government across all senatorial zones in the country, may no longer be feasible. This indication was given by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who explained that the ambitious project was canceled …

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Obaseki’s Victory Good For Democracy, Says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday broke his own tradition to congratulate the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the governorship election in the state. He also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki, for his victory at the polls. The Independent National Electoral …

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N600m Fraud: Court Grants Bail To Ex-Naval Chief, Jibrin, Two Others


Justice A. S. Umar of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama on Wednesday granted bail to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, and two others for an offence bordering on criminal conspiracy brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Others are retired rear …

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Demolished Shrine: God Instructed Me To Remain Silent – Pastor


A Pastor, Prince Adewale Fagbire, who was widely reported to have invaded his community shrine at Ketu-Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State to pull it down but was struck dumb and motionless, has given his own account of what happened. He said though the town’s traditionalists hit him …

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Edo Election: How Obaseki Floored Ize-Iyamu


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced a winner for the governorship election held on Wednesday in Edo State. He is Godwin Obaseki. Obaseki was declared winner of the election after polling 319,483 votes, while his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, garnered 253,173. He edged out …

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#EdoDecides: Security Beefed Up At Government House


Security has been beefed up at the Edo State Government House, Benin, and other public institutions as residents of the state await the announcement of final result of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Thursday protested in …

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#EdoDecides: PDP Accuses INEC Of “Fabricating” Results To Favour APC


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the governorship election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo State. With result of one local government yet to be announced by the electoral umpire, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki, is clearly leading …

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BREAKING NEWS: APC’s Obaseki Wins Edo Guber Polls


The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has won the Edo State governorship election. With election results in Ovia South West still being expected, Mr. Obaseki has swept the votes in 12 local government areas whilst his closest challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was the favourite candidate in five …

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#EdoDecides Results: Obaseki Extends Lead With 201, 372 Votes


After going on a short recess, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has resumed official collation and announcement of results of the Edo governorship election. Earlier, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had stormed the collation center at Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, to express their grievances with the results …

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BREAKING: PDP Supporters Storm INEC Office As Obaseki Leads


Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Ikpoba Hill, Edo State, in protest against official results of the governorship election so far released by the commission. The electoral umpire before going on a short recess on Thursday to …

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Edo Guber Results: Fight To Finish Between Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu


The governorship election in Edo State is proving to be a keenly fought contest between Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, official results so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, show. With the …

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FEC To Decide Fate Of National Assets – Minister

Minister of Information and Culture-Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said the Federal Government was yet to take a decision on the proposal to sell some of its national assets. The National Economic Council had last Thursday backed the National Economic Management Team’s plan to immediately inject more funds …

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Troops Kill 9 Boko Haram Members In Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, killed nine suspected terrorists at Bulabulin, Borno. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the troops had also wounded several others in the fight, which lasted for about an hour. “The troops’ hand …

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Edo Governorship Polls: Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Win Units


The Edo State governorship election held on Wednesday across the 18 local government areas of the state with some of the big names failing to deliver their polling units. The two leading candidates – Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party …

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Nigeria Getting Out Of Recession, Says Adeosun


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday said Nigeria was already pulling out of the economic recession following some positive measures the Federal Government had taken. Mrs. Adeosun added that the recovery plan was to invest more in infrastructure and stop wastage in governance. She made the assertion in …

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Actualization Of Biafra Not Feasible – VON DG, Okechukwu


The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra is no longer feasible and called on its proponents to have a rethink and support President Muhammadu Buhari “in constructing a prosperous and progressive Nigeria”. The VON boss pointed out that …

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Melaye’s Allegations Without Merit – MTN


Africa’s biggest mobile network, MTN, has denied allegations by Senator Dino Melaye (APC/Kogi West) that it illegally repatriated the sum of $13.92billion out of Nigeria. The senator had on Tuesday accused MTN Nigeria of repatriating the funds over a 10-year period (between 2006 and 2016). He also accused a serving …

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#EdoDecides: Collation Of Results Commences Today


Collation of results for the governorship election in Edo State would commence today, Thursday, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun, has said. Olumekun made the disclosure last night in Benin, the Edo State capital after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners. The …

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Guber Polls: Ize-Iyamu Lied, El-Rufai Wasn’t In Edo – Spokesman

Nasir-el-Rufai-Barnabas Bala Bantex

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State did not visit Edo State on Wednesday, his spokesman Samuel Aruwan, has said. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, had shortly after casting his vote in the governorship election in Edo State yesterday, raised the alarm over the presence …

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Suspension: Jibrin Draws Battle Line With House


Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said his suspension for 180 legislative days was flawed and would not stand the test of time. He said, “It is a non-issue and complete nonsense and it is not going to stand anywhere in the world. “As …

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