Friday , 9 December 2016

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Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

NLC Accuses FG Of Foot-Dragging Over Minimum Wage Review

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Federal Government of dragging its feet on convening a meeting of the Committee on Minimum Wage. The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, made the accusation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Ozo-Eson said …

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BREAKING NEWS: Ekweremadu Leads Southeast Senators To Meeting With Buhari

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu this afternoon led the South East Senate Caucus to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Ekweremadu is the highest ranked political office holder from the South East in the All Progressives Congress-led federal government. The caucus …

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Nasarawa Deputy Speaker Defects To APC

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The Deputy Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Godiya Akwashiki, has announced his defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Deputy Speaker, Nasarawa State, House of Assembly, Godiya Akwashiki, defection, All Progressive Congress, Peoples Democratic Party Mr. Akwashiki was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to …

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NEITI: Obasanjo, Yard’Adua, Jonathan Administrations Squandered Over 70trn Oil Money

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Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Waziri Adio, on Tuesday disclosed that the administrations of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan squandered over N70 trillion earned from sale of crude oil and gas between 1999 and 2014. While Obasanjo was in office …

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Only God Can Unite Nigeria- Pres. Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that only God can unite Nigeria. The president pointed out that with over 450 ethnic groups, it is not easy for the people to come together without divine intervention. Buhari made this assertion while commissioning the Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local …

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EFCC Insists Recruitment Was Transparent

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The ongoing recruitment exercise into the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, conforms to due process and in tune with the federal character principle, a spokesman for the commission, has said. The commission announced recently that it was recruiting 750 cadets. The announcement drew the response of hundreds of thousands …

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Labour Party Urges Nigerians To Resist Buhari’s $29.9b Foreign Loan Request

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The Labour Party has called on Nigerians to resist attempts by the government to increase Nigeria’s debt burden. This is just as it described the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain a foreign loan of $29.9 billion without a detailed plan of repayment, as a “journey to the grave …

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Govs Demand Share Of Ecological Fund

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State governors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, on Tuesday demanded the release of ecological fund to their respective states. They made the call after a closed door meeting with Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja. Chairman of the Forum …

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Scores Injured As Herdsmen Attack Abia Community

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The Police in Abia on Monday confirmed that suspected herdsmen armed with firearms attacked a community in the state and left scores of the indigenes critically wounded. The police spokesman, ACP Ogbonnaya Nta, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the command had commenced investigation. The News Agency of …

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“EFCC Pressurizing Me To Incriminate Mrs. Jonathan”, Dudafa Alleges In Petition To NHRC

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Former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of illegally detaining him for his refusal to give incriminating statement against former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Dudafa made the allegation in a November 4 petition to …

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Bayelsa Supreme Court Judgment: PDP Accuses APC Of Intimidation

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Ahead of Tuesday’s judgment by the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the All Progressives Congress is trying to manipulate the ruling. The opposition party, therefore, advised the Supreme Court to stand firm against any manipulations. The apex court will deliver …

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Aisha Buhari Condoles With Families Of Slain Soldiers At Funeral

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The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has condoled with the families of late Lt.-Col. Mohammad Abu-Ali and six others, who died in counter-insurgency operations in Borno State. Mrs. Buhari offered her condolences to the families during the burial of the soldiers on Monday at the Military Cemetery in Abuja. …

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“We Need Oshiomole In Abuja”- President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benin, the Edo State capital, said the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, can do with the services of outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja. The president, who said it would be a waste of energy to allow the Edo governor to retire, promised a …

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Resist Increase In Pump Price Of Petrol, CNPP Urges Nigerians

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The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) on Monday urged Nigerians to resist any plan of a possible increase in pump price of petrol. The CNPP, which is the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political associations in the country, warned of a possible hike in the price …

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Buhari’s Delay In Endorsing Onnoghen As New CJN ‘Dangerous’ – SAN

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s foot-dragging over the endorsement of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria, has been described as “dangerous” by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Sebastine Hon. Mr. Hon pointed out that the tenure of the incumbent CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, would elapse in less than 48 …

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We Killed Kaduna NYSC Member Because Of A Girl – Suspect

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Adamu Jibril, the suspect arrested in connection with the killing of a serving NYSC member in Kaduna State, Lawal Auwal Kontagora, has confessed to the killing. Jibril, 22, said he killed the late Kontagora to stop him from dating a girl his friend wanted to go out with. The suspect, …

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Student Dies Of Hypertension Hours Before Mathematics Exam

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A student has been confirmed dead as a result of hypertension, two hours before his mathematics examination at the Jomo Kenyatta High School. The student, whose identity was revealed as Francis Gikonyo, was preparing to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, on Monday when he passed away. …

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HURIWA Slams Kano Govt. For Freeing Blasphemy Killing Suspects

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted the Kano State Government for calling off the prosecution of the suspected killers of a 74-year-old woman in Kano. The National Coordinator of HURIWA, Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that there was need to …

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I Gave ‘Gift’ To Judge, Not Bribe, Says Banire, APC Legal Adviser

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The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Muiz Banire (SAN), has denied media reports that he was grilled by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for making payment of N500,000 into a judge’s bank account. The APC legal adviser clarified that he was neither arrested nor invited by …

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Confirm Magu As EFCC Chair, Anti-Corruption Groups Tell Senate

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A coalition of anti-corruption groups have urged the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu, as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for Magu to be confirmed as EFCC Chairman, is presently before the Senate. According to the groups, …

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