Sunday , 25 September 2016


Ambode Wins Best Performing Governor


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend said the State was gradually emerging as the choice destination for investors, assuring that his administration would continue to work round the clock not only to become a shining example for Africans in Diaspora but retain the State as investors haven. …

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National Asset Sale: PENGASSAN Threatens Nationwide Strike


The national union of oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to shut down the country if the federal government goes ahead with the plan of selling national assets to navigate the country out of economic recession. The …

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Demands Oyegun’s Resignation As APC Chairman


There appears to be a rift in the ranks of the leading All Progressives Congress (APC) following the governorship primaries in Ondo state. Although Rotimi Akeredolu was declared winner, many of the party’s officials were dissatisfied with the resuots and claiming that the delegates register was tampered with. Asiwaju Bola …

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Niger Delta Youth Leaders To Avengers: Bombing Oil Pipelines Counter-Productive


Some youth leaders in the Niger Delta have called on the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups to desist from further attacks on critical oil and gas installations in the region. The youth leaders were reacting to the Avengers’ decision to pull out of dialogue with the Federal Government, …

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Change Begins With Me Launch: Lai Mohammed Threatens To Sue Newspaper, Two Others

Lai Mohammed

The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has threatened to slam the Daily Independent newspaper with a libel suit over a news report that the ‘Change Begins With Me’ concept was stolen by the minister, and that the launch of the campaign gulped N3.4 billion. The ‘Change Begins …

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APC Collaborating With INEC, Security Agencies To Rig Edo Guber Polls – PDP


Ahead of the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to use the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to manipulate the election. The National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, in a statement by …

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Enugu Rangers Are The New NPFL Champions


The Enugu Rangers are the new NPFL champions with a game to spare after beating Ikorodu United 2-1 at the MKO Abiola stadium. It is their first NPFL title in 32 years as their closest challengers Rivers United and Wikki Tourists failed to win their games. They will face El …

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Ambode Awarded Best Performing Governor In Nigeria


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State at the weekend said the nation’s commercial capital was gradually becoming the choice destination for investors, assuring that his administration would continue to work round the clock not only to become a shining example for Africans in Diaspora, but retain the state as investors’ …

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Alleged Diversion Of $7bn: Soludo Demands Unreserved Apology From Falana


A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has described Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) as ignorant, after the senior lawyer accused him on Saturday of unlawfully “doling” $7 billion of Nigeria’s reserves to banks as loan. Mr. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said …

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Okiemute Ighorodje wins Project Fame Season 9


The ninth season of Project Fame has come to an end. After the excitement and highs, Okiemute Ighorodje was announced as the winner. She went home with a 5 million Naira cash prize, an SUV, and a recording contract worth millions of Naira. Elizabeth was voted first runner-up, claiming the 3 million …

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Police Arrests 7 Armed Robbery Suspects In Kaduna


The Police in Kaduna State has apprehended seven armed robbery suspects who terrorized Godogodo town in Kafanchan Local Government Area on Sept. 24. The State Police Spokesperson, ASP Aliyu Usman, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in the state capital. According to him: “The contingents of policemen deployed for Operations …

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22 Boko Haram Militants Killed In Clash With Army


On Sunday, at about 1.00am, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters attacked Nigerian troops at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State. The attack which lasted for about an hour was reported to be in 3 waves involving the use of 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers. It was later …

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Boko Haram And Chad Troops Clash, 11 Killed

chAdian troops

Eleven people died during cross-border clashes between Boko Haram insurgents and Chadian Troops. Four were Chadian soldiers while the other seven were Boko Haram militants. A security source said Sunday that the clashes erupted a day earlier after Boko Haram militants launched a raid from Nigeria on a Chadian military post near …

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LGA In Sokoto State Set To Get Its First Secondary School

Ajuwon High School, Iju Ajuwon

There exists a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria which doesn’t have a secondary school. But not anymore in the coming months as it seems. Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor, laid the foundation for the construction of the first secondary school in Gudu LGA, Sokoto. The Governor laid the foundation for the school in …

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AfDB President To Discuss With Buhari, Adeosun, Emiefele Over Recession

The African Development Bank (AfDB)

  President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will arrive in Abuja on Monday to discuss how to stimulate Nigeria’s economic recovery. This was disclosed by AfDB on its website. Adesina, who will be on a three-day official visit will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and …

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Gov El-Rufai Visits Site Of Earth Tremor, Assures Residents Of Safety


The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday made a sympathetic visit to Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of the state, to commiserate with the residents following the earth tremor that occurred in the community last week. El-Rufai sympathized with the victims after meeting with residents …

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My Life, Family In Danger, Says Ex-Rivers Assembly Leader


Dr Chidi Lloyd, a former Rivers House of Assembly member, has called on security agencies to protect his life and that of his family members that were allegedly in danger. The Rivers Police Command have confirmed arsonists attack on the village home of the former House of Assembly Leader in …

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Imo Gov Cancels Existing MoUs Between Host Communities And Oil Companies


The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has cancelled all existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between oil producing communities and oil companies operating in Ohaji Egbema and Oguta area of the State. The Governor made this disclosure during the inauguration of the Amnesty Committee at the Sam Mbakwe expanded EXCO Chambers …

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Medical Miracle: Man Walks After Spending 43 Years In Wheelchair On Wrong Diagnosis


A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties, a newspaper reported on Sunday. When Rufino Borrego was 13, he was diagnosed by a Lisbon hospital as having incurable muscular dystrophy, the Jornal de Noticias reported. …

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How Did We Get So Hungry As A Nation?


Also,a former Governor of the Central Bank and now Emir  of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, threw cold water on some of  the  assumptions used. His words: “When I was the Governor of the CBN, the economy was growing at 37 per cent. The oil sector was not adding anything to GDP …

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