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EU/ECOWAS Agreement Harmful To Nigeria Economy

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The National Technical Committee on the European Union/ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiation on Thursday said Nigeria might lose its fiscal revenue by endorsing the agreement. The Vice-Chairman of the committee, Prof. Ademola Oyejide, made this known at the opening of the committee’s meeting in Abuja. Oyejide said that the ... Read More »

Kaduna Earmarks N4bn For Tackling Environmental Challenges

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Kaduna State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Lawal Kasimu, on Thursday said over N4 billion was earmarked by the government this year to combat environmental challenges. Kasimu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State, that the money was for the evacuation of refuse, clearance of waterways, tackling desert encroachment ... Read More »

Confab: Kutigi Denies CAN Allegation, Says No Plot To Undermine Christians

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Chairman of the National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd), yesterday denied the allegation that there is a grand plot to undermine the interest of Christians at the ongoing conference. Kutigi, who spoke through his Assistant Secretary (Media and Communications) Mr. Apandem James, described as misleading, the protest of the Christian ... Read More »

Kano: Sharia Court Sentences Man To Death By Stoning For Defiling Minor, Infecting With HIV/AIDS

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An Upper Sharia Court sitting at Nomansland of Sabon Gari area in Kano State has sentenced Ubale Saudi Dutsa, a 63-year-old man, to death by stoning, following his involvement in the defilement of a 12-year-old girl, Shamsiyya. Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Farouk Ahmad held that he relied on Sharia law ... Read More »

Borno Women Plead With Boko Haram To Release School Girls

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Coming on the heels of the abduction of about 234 female students at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State women yesterday arose in unison to demand the unconditional release of the girls, more than a week after they were seized from their hostels and taken to unknown location. ... Read More »

Security Forces On The Heels Of Abductors Of Borno School Girls, Says FG

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The Federal Government said yesterday security agencies are still conducting searches to rescue the female students abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen from Government Girls Secondary Schol, Chibok, Borno State. Senate President David Mark described the abduction of the girls as “embarrassing and sacrilegeous”. Speaking with State House Correspondents after ... Read More »

Lagos Govt Restates Commitment To Al-Mustapha’s Prosecution

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Amid speculations that the Lagos State government is no longer interested in following up on the murder trial of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer (CSO) to the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, the Lagos State government yesterday said it will pursue the case to a logical conclusion at the ... Read More »

Apologise To Victims Of Nyanya Bombing, Abduction, Rep Tells Jonathan

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chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to families of victims of Nyanya bomb blast and parents of the 234 students abducted at Government Girls College in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. She also urged the Federal Government to seek ... Read More »

Boko Haram Pays Recruits N500,000, More If Your Bomb Kills Many – Niger Gang

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Boko Haram recruits members, not just from Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, it also gets recruits from Niger Republic who it pays N500,000. However, their pay is raised should their bombs kill more people in Nigeria, the BBC has said. The teens, when they are enlisted, are given Tramol [an opiate ... Read More »

Boko Haram Threatens To Kill Abducted Girls If Search Continues

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Senate President, David Mark, has described the abduction of the secondary school girls by members of Islamist sect Bokoo Haram, as sacrilegious, just as unconfirmed reports say members of the sect, have threatened to kill the abducted students, should the search to recover them continue. The Senate President, Senator David ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Women Group Vow To Embark Search For Abducted School Girls In Sambisa Forest

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A coalition of women’s rights in Borno yesterday expressed their readiness to mobilise thousands of women to embark on a voluntary search and rescue mission into the notorious Sambisa forest, to ensure the release of the abducted students. The Borno women, under the auspices of BAOBAB Women’s Right, have said ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Soyinka Tasks FG On Release Of Abducted Girls

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Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Professor Soyinka, who gave the keynote address in Port Harcourt at the opening ceremony of ... Read More »

Aregbesola Tasks FG Over Rescue Of Abducted Students

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Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday in Lagos, called on the Federal Government to prioritise the rescue of the remaining abducted Government Secondary School girls in Chibok, Borno State and stop other acts of violence by insurgents in parts of the country. Aregbesola, spoke at the public presentation of a ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsman Confesses To Boko Haram Membership

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Groups alleged to be Fulani herdsmen that have unleashed terror on middle belt states of Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba, including those that recently killed scores of people in Zamfara state, are Boko Haram sect members, indications have emerged. This became known following the confessions of some arrested Fulani herdsmen that took ... Read More »

Stop Spreading Bomb Rumours, Police Warn FCT Residents

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The FCT Police Command on Wednesday appealed to residents spreading rumour of bomb blasts in the territory to desist from such habit. The spokesperson of the command, DSP Altine Daniel, made the appeal while reacting to another purported bomb scare at the Federal Secretariat. Daniel advised anyone with useful information ... Read More »

ASUP Plans Nationwide Protest For April 29

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Wednesday, said it had concluded plans to stage a nationwide protest over what it described as government’s insensitivity to its lingering strike. The National President of the union, Dr Chibuzo Asomugha, told newsmen in Abuja that the protest would take place on April ... Read More »

No Boko Haram Attack In Lagos – CP

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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Umaru Manko, on Wednesday said there was  no truth in a report that Boko Haram had attacked some people in the state. Manko made the announcement while briefing newsmen on the purported attack by the Islamic sect, stressing that Lagos was peaceful. Lagos State ... Read More »

Mobile West Africa 2014 brings world’s most influential mobile expert to Nigeria next month

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Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by ... Read More »

Wamakko: Nigeria Shouldn’t Be Importing Rice

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Sokoto State governor Aliyu Wamakko yesterday said Nigeria should not be importing rice from any country as the nation was blessed with abundant fertile land to grow the crop. Wamakko said this in Sokoto while receiving participants of Course 36 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), ... Read More »

Cattle Breeders Association Hails FG, Pledges To Work With Security Agencies

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The umbrella body of cattle breeders, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has commended the Federal Government for setting up a committee to resolve the incessant conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria. In a statement in Kano yesterday by its National Secretary General, Alhaji Baba Othman ... Read More »

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