Wednesday , 27 July 2016


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Why Buhari Hates Ndigbo, Biafrans – MASSOB


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, said it had uncovered the reason behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s perceived hatred for the Igbo ethnic group. It stated that the president’s hatred for Ndigbo was one of the reasons Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu is being …

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Nuclear Scientists Arrive Adamawa To Inspect Site Of Uranium Radiation


Scientists from the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) have arrived Adamawa State to inspect the site of uranium radiation that allegedly killed villagers in Michika Local Government Area. The Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Shanti Sanshi Victoria, yesterday said an expert team from the NNRA, Abuja, had arrived the state to …

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North Tops As PDP Releases Zoning Formula


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Zoning Committee, on Tuesday in Abuja, released the zoning arrangements of the 21 positions up for grabs between the North and the South. Chairman of the Zoning Committee and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, presented the report to the party’s National Caretaker Committee, led …

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Plateau Doles Out N20m To Victims Of Chlorine Gas Leak


The Plateau State Government has paid the sum of N20 million as compensation to the relatives of the eight victims of the July 25, 2015 chlorine gas leak from a state-owned water treatment plant along Murtala Mohammed Way, Jos, Plateau State. Eight members of Dakum community choked to death as …

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Obasanjo Proffers Solutions To Current Economic Hardship

MDG : Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Federal and state governments on what steps to take to overcome the prevailing economic hardship currently being experienced by country and the citizens. The former president counseled that “times are hard” such as the one the nation contends with today, governments must not …

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Imo Senate, House Of Assembly Supplementary Polls To Hold Thursday – INEC


Barring any last minute change of plans, the supplementary polls to determine the actual winners of the Imo North Senatorial District rerun election, as well as the State Assembly seats for Oru East and Isiala Mbano, would now hold on Thursday this week. The rerun elections were conducted last Saturday …

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INEC’s Inability To Conduct Credible Polls, Threat To Democracy – Fayose

Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has raised the alarm that democracy is being threatened in the country with the way the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is handling elections since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office over a year ago. The governor, who alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial District …

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Confusion Trails Removal Of Kebbi NLC Chair


Confusion has trailed the purported removal of the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kebbi State chapter, Comrade Murtala Usman. Comrade Usman was removed at a meeting held by the State Executive Council of the NLC at its secretariat yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. Addressing journalists after …

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Embattled Kogi Speaker Resigns

House of Assembly-Momoh Jimoh

The embattled Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Momoh Jimoh Lawal, has resigned his position. Lawal, who was the leader of the G-15 group of lawmakers opposed to Governor Yahaya Bello, dropped his letter of resignation to the clerk of the House on Tuesday. The letter reads: …

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Vandalism: Power Supply Drops By 4,446MW

power supply

Attacks on gas pipelines by various militant groups in the Niger Delta brought power supply in the country on Sunday down by 4,446Megawatts (Mw). As a result, the Nigeria System Operator (SO) of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) could only send out 2,902Mw to the 11 electricity distribution companies …

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A/Ibom APC Hails Buhari Over Ex-Dep. Gov Ekere, Frank’s NDDC Appointments

Obong Nsima Ekere

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of former Deputy Governor Obong Nsima Ekere as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The party commended the president for reconstituting the intervention agency’s board just as it …

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Army/Shi’ite Clash: ‘Army Not Indicted In Commission’s Report’

Nasir El-Rufai and Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba

The recently disbanded Kaduna State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the December 12, 2015 clash between soldiers and members of the Shi’ite sect in Zaria, has debunked the speculation that it indicted the Nigerian Army. The Justice Mohammad Garba commission almost two weeks ago, submitted the report of its findings …

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Buhari Appoints Mbam As Chair Of RMAFC


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Elias Nwalem Mbam as the Chairman for the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). Engr. Mbam’s appointment was contained in a statement by Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi, the spokesman of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal. …

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INEC Officially Recognizes Makarfi As PDP’s Acting National Chairman


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has recognized Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff are locked in a battle for the chairmanship position of the main opposition party. The duo are currently in court over …

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MEND Replies Buratai Over Comments On The Use Of Force In Niger Delta

Tukur Buratai

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has berated the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for threatening the use of force in the Niger Delta. While MEND corroborated President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that the federal government was actually holding peace talks with militants in the …

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N500bn Social Investment Programmes Will Energise The Economy- Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

The N500billion Social Investment programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration are meant to “energize” the economy and deal with issues of poverty in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said. The vice president, who made this known on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of Muslim Lawyers Association …

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APC Governors Meet Buhari, Reaffirm Loyalty


Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja and reassured him of their support and loyalty. Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorochas, who spoke to State House correspondents after …

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Female Prisons Staff Dismissed For Smuggling Alcohol Into Kirikiri

Controller-General of Prisons-Ja'afaru Ahmed

A female Prisons staff attached to Kirikiri female prisons, Lagos, has been dismissed from the service for smuggling alcoholic beverages into the prison yard. A statement by a spokesperson for the prisons, F. Enobore, said on Tuesday that the dismissal letter signed on behalf of the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru …

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Abia Governorship Tussle: Appeal Court Orders Return To ‘Status Quo’


The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has ordered that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State should remain on seat pending the determination of a suit challenging his earlier removal from office. A five-member panel of judges, led by Morenike Ogunwumiju, said the parties in the matter must “remain …

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Shame As Ambassadorial Nominees Fail To Recite National Anthem, Pledge Correctly

Nigerian Senate

A mild drama played out in the Senate on Tuesday during the screening of Ambassadorial nominees as two of the nominees failed to recite the National anthem and pledge properly. The screening of the nominees commenced today after weeks of delay due to allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari did not …

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