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Lamido Slams APC Over Campaign Promises

Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has criticised the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for already giving excuses for inability to implement its campaign promises when it had not even taken over power. Speaking at his last public function before leaving office, Lamido commissioned the N302 million Jigawa State ... Read More »

Women Affairs Minister Commends Jonathan For Signing Violence Against Persons Bill Into Law

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Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill into law. Maina said this at a news conference held by Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) on Tuesday in Abuja. According to her, ... Read More »

I Am Leaving Contented – Defence Minister Gusau

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Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd), on Tuesday said he was leaving public service a fulfilled person after putting in 41 years. He was appointed Minister of Defence by President Goodluck Jonathan on March 5, 2014. Speaking at a valedictory session in his honour at the Ministry of Defence, Gusau ... Read More »

Bitter Kola Cure For Ebola Still Ongoing – Iwu

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Renowned Professor of Pharmacognosy, Maurice Iwu, yesterday, reiterated that a compound in garcinia kola also known as bitter kola, is a possible cure for the Ebola Virus Disease, saying that the study is however, in progress. The former INEC Chairman explained that kola is an anti-viral product but much more ... Read More »

NEMA Deploys More Field Workers To Borno

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The National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency. NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri. Mr. Kanar said the deployment was to boost ... Read More »

Lagos Metro Rail Transit Project Will Cost N456 billion – Infrastructure Bank

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Managing Director, The Infrastructure Bank Plc, Mr Adekunle Oyinloye, says the proposed Lagos Metro Rail Transit (LMRT) project will cost N456 billion. “We still have some paper work to do with Lagos State for concession. Immediately the concession is done and we have a bankable document and get to finance ... Read More »

Jonathan Will Be Showing Great Patriotism By Deregulating Petroleum Pricing Before Friday – Ubah

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Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, said it is not too late for President Goodluck Jonathan to fully deregulate the country’s downstream petroleum industry. Ubah, whose company released 13 million litres of petroleum products to assuage the pains of Nigerians while oil marketers went on strike, urged ... Read More »

Over 100 Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Allegedly Attack Benue Villages

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More than 100 persons, mostly women, children and the elderly, were feared killed on Sunday morning in villages and refugee camps located at Ukura, Gafa, Per and Tse-Gusa in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. The attack suspected to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen was on areas, which ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Calls For Removal Of Fuel Subsidy

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  Niger state governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu has called on the federal government to totally deregulate the oil sector by removing subsidy from petroleum products. Speaking at the inauguration of a 3-star hotel constructed jointly by the Niger state Development Company Limited and the State Sure-P said that removal of ... Read More »

When I Leave, I Will Dedicate My Time To The Unity Of This Country

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President Goodluck Jonathan today restated his reason for conceding defeat to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari following the March 28 presidential election. According to Jonathan, he did so because he had the love of the nation at heart. “I took that decision because I told people around me that no matter the ... Read More »

EFCC Faults The Sun Newspaper Report, Says Jonathan Didn’t Starve Anti-graft Agency Of Funds

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied media report that it claimed the outgoing administration deprived it of the much-needed funds to function effectively. The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday, said a report by the Sun newspaper quoting the commission’s chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, ... Read More »

#BBOG Group Decries Jonathan’s Exit Without Rescuing Chibok Girls

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With less than four days to the end of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group has lamented the fact that after over 400 days of the Chibok school girls abduction, their whereabout are still not known and their rescue still a mirage. In the final press briefing ... Read More »

Xenophobic Attacks: Jacob Zuma Not Welcome At Presidential Inauguration – NANS

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has advised President Jacob Zuma of South Africa to stay away from the presidential inauguration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on May 29. The Association also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should the South African President step into the country’s ... Read More »

EFCC Welcomes Buhari’s Pledge To Wage War Against Corruption, Hints On Declaring Ali-Modu Sheriff Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday welcomed the plan by the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to give priority attention to the fight against corruption. The commission, which has recently come under public scrutiny as a toothless bulldog in the war against graft, particularly in the last ... Read More »

Fairy And Iretiola Doyle, Match Made In Heaven

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Award winning actress, broadcaster, wife and mother, Iretiola Doyle, was recently named Brand Ambassador for Fairy Dishwashing Liquid. She describes the relationship as the right round peg in the right round hole – a perfect match. The Journey to fame: Education and Career She moved to Lagos after having studied ... Read More »

Nigerians Will Continue To Grapple With Fuel Scarcity Unless … – NUPENG

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The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) said yesterday that the scourge of fuel scarcity will persist in the country unless the federal government makes efforts to refine petroleum products in the country and make the nation’s refineries work again. President of the union, Comrade Achese Igwe ... Read More »

Catholic Bishops Reject Abortion For Impregnated Women Rescued From Boko Haram Camps

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The Health Committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has raised strong objections to the proposed abortion to be carried out on pregnant women rescued from the Boko Haram camps, saying what the women needed was special care and rehabilitation. Chairman of the committee and Auxiliary Bishop of ... Read More »

Join Ameyaw Debrah, Tolu Ogunlesi, Taiwo Kola Ogunlade, Subomi Plumptre, Ayo Rotimi Others At The New Media Conference On May 27TH, 2015.

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The inaugural edition of the New Media Conference is set to take place on May 27th, 2015 at Terra Kulture, Lagos. Join highly established names in digital media like Ameyaw Debrah, Subomi Plumptre, Tolu Ogunlesi, Demilade Olaosun & many others as they shine the light on the misconceptions of New ... Read More »

Nigeria Losing $2bn To Fuel Subsidy – Saraki

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Senator representing Kwara Central, Bukola Saraki says Nigeria was losing a total of $2 billion to fuel subsidy. Saraki, a senate presidency hopeful in the 8th National Assembly regretted that the alleged fraud in the scheme was being allowed to fester by the Federal Government. He therefore urged the incoming ... Read More »

Power Situation Worsens As Nigeria Loses 2,000MW To Gas Shortage

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The Federal Government, yesterday said Nigeria has lost more than 2,000 mega watts in the national grid due to shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants. A statement signed by the Chairman of the National electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi said that only five out of 23 ... Read More »