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Ogbe Promises To Declare Jonathan A National Hero If He Brings Back Chibok Girls

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Former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbe has vowed to declare President Goodluck Jonathan a national hero if the ongoing truce talks with the Boko Haram could yield fruits and the abducted Chibok girls released. “Finally, the truce which government says is coming. If ... Read More »

Military Raises Doubt Over Ceasefire, Fears SImultaneous Attacks Across The North

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Military sources have disclosed that intelligence gathered indicate that Boko Haram was plotting deadly attacks across Nigeria’s north, raising doubts among military ranks about the ceasefire the federal government said it agreed with the sect. “We are in receipt of intelligence reports heralding simultaneous attacks across the north with the ... Read More »

Former NBA President, Wali Released By Kidnappers After 13 Days

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The immediate past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Okey Wali, SAN, has been released after 13 days in the kidnappers’ den. According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, Wali was released Thursday night. He however did not say if a ransom was ... Read More »

Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji Pays ‘Thank You’ Visit To Bishop Ademowo

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Recently discharged and acquitted Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Friday, paid a ‘thank you’ visit to the Diocesan Bishop of Lagos Diocesse and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Dr Ephraim Adebola Ademowo, for his support throughout the period of ... Read More »

Joint Border Posts’ll Check Terror, Trans-Border Crimes, says Jonathan

PRES. GOODLUCK JONATHAN & PRES. BONI YAYI AT THE FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY OF NIGERIA-BENIN JOINT BORDER POST, SEME-KRAKE, FRIDAY. (PHOTO CREDIT: REUBEN ABATI)

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday stressed that the creation of joint border posts will go a long way in checking terrorism and other trans-border crimes. The president spoke during the foundation stone-laying and re-launching ceremony of the construction of Seme-Krake joint border, which is one of the seven posts earmarked for ... Read More »

2015 Elections Will Be Bloody, But Jonathan Is Coming Back, Says Prophet Ayorinde

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Ahead of his formal declaration to run for a second term in office, President Goodluck Jonathan has been warned to be wary of disgruntled elements that might desperately make attempts on his life in a bid to remove him from power and foil his ambition to contest in the 2015 ... Read More »

Fayose Swears In Judge Who Headed His Impeachment Panel In 2006

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday swore in the man who headed his impeachment panel in 2006, Justice Bamidele Omotoso as judge in the state, to the surprise of many. Omotoso, who is an Ado Ekiti based legal practitioner had been cleared by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to be ... Read More »

Chinese Embassy Donates Vehicle To FCT Police Command

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The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xigotie, has described Nigeria as “a very important partner of China in Africa”. Xigotie made the remark on Friday after he donated a Peugeot 301 car to the FCT Police Command to assist it in fighting crime in the territory. He lauded ... Read More »

Alleged Impeachment Plot: Fayose’s Supporters Stage Protest Rally In Ado Ekiti

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Hundreds of supporters of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday trooped to the streets to protest alleged plan by members of the state House of Assembly to impeach the governor. The protesters, under the aegis of Positive Minds Club for Teachers (PMCT), first converged on Fajuyi Park, Ado Ekiti ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: T.B. Joshua Appear Before Lagos Corner On Nov. 5

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Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, will on Nov. 5 appear before a coroner’s inquest investigating the recent collapse of its guest house. The Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, announced Joshua’s appearance on Friday at the resumption of the inquest at an Ikeja ... Read More »

INEC Earnestly Preparing For The 2015 Elections, Says Jega

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that the body is putting everything in place for the smooth conduct of the 2015 elections. Speaking during a public lecture on “Values, Electoral Systems and the Importance of Successful Elections In Nigeria’s Foreign Policy” at the ... Read More »

Mob Burns Lecturer To Death For Crushing Five Pupils To Death In Taraba

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A lecturer at the Taraba College of Education (COE) Zing, Kassimu Umar, was on Friday burnt to death in a mob action after he allegedly hit and killed five primary school pupils with a vehicle he was driving. Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), of the Taraba Police ... Read More »

Court Refuses Secret Trial For Alleged Boko Haram Sponsor, Ali Ndume

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An application by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, that the trial of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume who is accused of sponsoring the Boko Haram sect, be conducted in secret has been refused by the Abuja Division of the ... Read More »

Open Letter To Jonathan: Don’t Contest In 2015 To Prevent Violence In Nigeria – Gumi

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Renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of polarizing Nigeria along religious divides, advising him to let go of his re-election ambition in the best interest of Nigeria. Although Jonathan has not officially declared his intention to run for presidency, all indications point towards a re-election ... Read More »

Oyo Confirms 10 Cases Of Lassa Fever

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Barely a week after Nigeria was officially declared Ebola-free, another hemorrhagic fever might have began spreading in the country, as Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Gbadegesin, who spoke to journalists in Ibadan, according to PM News, said that ... Read More »

Sudanese Ambassador Dies In Abuja

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The Sudanese embassy has confirmed the death of the country’s envoy, Dr Tagelsir Ali. The ambassador died at about 1 a.m. on Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja, according to the Media Advisor to the embassy, Mr Mohammed Abdulrahman. “He had malaria; there were some complications and he passed away around ... Read More »

Lagos Trains Traditional Doctors On HIV/AIDS Treatment

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Lagos State Government has concluded a two-day training programme for traditional medicine practitioners in the state on how to manage and offer treatment for six priority diseases in West Africa using traditional herbs prescription method. Traditional medicine practitioners have been trained in Lagos State on how to treat six priority ... Read More »

Petroleum Minister Allison-Madueke’s Sister Kidnapped In Port Harcourt

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The sister of Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, police said Friday. Osio Agama was kidnapped at gunpoint on Tuesday night, as she approached her car, according to the State police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad. According to him, police are at a loss as to why the ... Read More »

Jumia commences Sunday deliveries

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Jumia Nigeria, the No1 online store in Nigeria is delighting customers by introducing Sunday deliveries. Jumia Nigeria has introduced this service in a bid to give customers more flexibility and make their shopping experience even better. Recently, Jumia introduced the express delivery service where customers received their orders on the ... Read More »

Alex Otti Leaves Diamond Bank To Join Abia Governorship Race

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Diamond Bank has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Alex Otti, after he left to join the race for Abia Chief executive seat. Otti had last month denied reports that he has made public his intention to contest for the Governorship of South Eastern State of Abia in 2015. But ... Read More »

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