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Obasanjo Enrols For PhD At NOUN

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has enrolled for a Master of Arts (MA) and PhD degrees at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). He registered to study Christian Theology in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Vincent Tenebe stated that although admission and registration ... Read More »

Mob Sets Two Ablaze Over Alleged Okada Theft In Nasarawa

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A mob on Tuesday set ablaze two men over alleged attempted to steal a commercial motorcycle popularly known as okada at Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ismaila Numan, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Nasarawa. Numan said the ... Read More »

Ebola: Fashola Challenges Iwu To Reopen Research On Bitter Kola Theory

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, (SAN) on Monday promised to provide funds for any research work on the Ebola Virus disease. Fashola made the promise while disbursing grants to 31 beneficiaries whose research proposal had been approved by the Lagos State Research and Development Council. The governor used ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves Abuja Flat For Steward, Two Others

L-R; HEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL STEWARDS ONUH ISAAC MICHAEL (MON), TAXI DRIVER, MR. IMEH UBRU (MFR) AND TRAFFIC WARDEN, CPL.SOLOMON DAUDA (MON), AT THE 2013 AND 2014 NATIONAL HONOURS AWARD ON MONDAY.

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed to give a flat to the Head, Presidential Steward, Mr. Onuh Isaac Michael. It was learnt that Mr. Onuh, inspite of 30 years of service to his fatherland, having served several presidents, has not been ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Maintains Innocence In $9.3m Scandal, Explains Why He Leased Aircraft

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The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday, maintained his innocence in the controversial $9.3m smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli, using his private jet. Oritsejafor broke his silence during the National Executive Council meeting of CAN at the National Christian ... Read More »

Jonathan Condoles Emir Sanusi II And People Of Kano On Death Of Galadiman Kano

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President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II and the people of Kano on the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim. Alhaji Hashim, who was considered one of the most powerful members of the Kano Emirate Council, died early hours of Monday ... Read More »

2015: God Has Already Chosen Nigeria’s Next President – Sultan

FROM LEFT: SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD ABUBAKAR III; GOV. EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN OF DELTA AND BISHOP HASSAN KUKAH OF SOKOTO DIOCESE, DURING THE INAUGURATION OF HOLY MOTHER AND CHILD CLINIC IN SOKOTO ON MONDAY (29/9/14)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday said that God had already chosen who would be leader of the country in 2015. Abubakar was speaking at the inauguration of Holy Mother and Child Clinic, constructed by the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, to enhance health care delivery in the state. ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: We’ll Not Rush Investigation, Says Fashola

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Amid speculations that the circumstances surrounding the September 12 building collapse at Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun-Egbe in Lagos would be swept under the carpet, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Monday assured that government would act methodically in investigating the issue. He gave the assurance while receiving ... Read More »

Enugu Court Sentences Man, 24, To 3 Months Imprisonment For Stealing Generator Battery

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An Enugu Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced one Friday Eze, 24, of Enugu North Local Government Area to three months imprisonment for stealing an MTN generator battery. In her judgment, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Ifeoma Oruruo, said the convict understood the charge read to him and pleaded guilty to the one ... Read More »

Edo Assembly Pass 2015 Budget

GOV. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE PRESENTING THE BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2015 FISCAL YEAR TO THE SPEAKER, UYI IGBE LAST WEEK

The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday passed the 2015 budget estimates of N159.3bn into law, slightly higher than the N156.551bn Governor Adams Oshiomhole presented to the lawmakers last Tuesday. The budget was passed by the 15-member house, led by the Speaker, Uyi Igbe, after the lawmakers considered the ... Read More »

Obasanjo Goes Gack To School For Ph.D

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. The ex-president, whose official age is 76, will on Tuesday formally register as a graduate student at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, in Lagos. Mr. Obasanjo, ... Read More »

Court Declares Agbakoba’s Appointment As Bi-Courtney Assets’ Receiver ‘Null And Void’

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Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday vacated an order appointing Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, as receiver over the assets of Bi-Courtney Limited, its chairman Chief Wale Babalakin (SAN) and three others. The others are: Chartered Investment Limited, Resort International Limited and Roygate Properties Limited. The ... Read More »

NYSC: Civil Society Backs N4,000 Fee For Online Registration

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The Coalition of Civil Society Group (CSOs), has expressed support for the recently introduced online registration by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), saying the initiative was a step in the right direction. The group urged Nigerians to support the project and stop playing politics. “Having painstakingly investigated the circumstances ... Read More »

Water Supply Has Improved From 58% To 67% In The Past 3 Years — Water Resources Minister

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Access to potable water in Nigeria has increased from 58 percent to 67 percent within the last three years, Sarah Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources has revealed. “Before the inception of this administration, access to potable water was at 58 per cent, now access is at 67 per cent, while ... Read More »

You Can Be Poor And Still Shun Crime – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday noted that it was possible to be poor and shun crime, but rather choose to live a life of honour and dignity. The president said this at the 2014 National Honours Award Investiture ceremony held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. “You can see that ... Read More »

Adeyeri’s Murder: Police Arrest 19 In Ekiti

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Ekiti State Police Command is making progress in its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the murder of a former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Omolafe Aderiye last Thursday, as 19 suspects have now been arrested. “All the 19 are still with us as we ... Read More »

Private Sector To Take Over Federal Roads By 2019

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By 2019, the federal government will not be constructing its own roads; it will become the responsibility of the private sector. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku made this known in Abuja during a Ministerial press briefing organised by his ministry for the Works Ministry. “Everywhere in the world now, or ... Read More »

Adamawa Attacked Again By Boko Haram, 500 Houses Destroyed

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While reports of insurgents surrendering from Nigeria to Cameroon raised hope the country was winning the war against terrorism, recent attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram on Kubi and Watu villages of Michika local government area of Adamawa state shows there is much more to be done to end insurgency ... Read More »

Jonathan Places Designer Of Nigerian Flag On N4.7m Per Annum Salary For Life

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78-year-old designer of the Nigerian flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, has been placed on a salary equivalent to that of a Special Assistant for life by President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigeria adopted the flag, Akinkunmi’s entry in a competition held in 1959, ahead of the 1960 independence day. He was a 23-year-old ... Read More »

We’re Still Searching For Missing Fighter Jet – NAF

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The Nigerian Air Force last night disclosed that it is still trying to locate the whereabouts of the fighter jet, which went missing about two weeks ago. “We are still searching for the aircraft. The search team is still at work. Every information received so far has not given us ... Read More »

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