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El-Rufai Picks Up Governorship Nomination Form, Says He’s Not Desperate To Win

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Former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has declared his intention to offer credible leadership in Kaduna State if he wins the 2015 governorship election, saying however that he was not desperate to win. El-Rufai said this on Friday in Kaduna when he obtained the APC nomination forms in the state. ... Read More »

Oando To Build 400MW Power Plant In Nigeria

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Oando Plc has disclosed plans to build a 400-megawatt power plant in Nigeria, after failing three times in bids to buy electricity utilities put up for sale in 2013. Chief Executive Officer of Oando Gas & Power Ltd. Bolaji Osunsanya in an October 29 interview with Bloomberg News said work ... Read More »

Gombe Police Parades 22 Suspected Thugs, Recovers Dangerous Weapons

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Gombe State Police Command has warned politicians in the state against recruiting youths as thugs. The state commissioner of police, Abdullahi Kudu Nma, gave the warning yesterday in Gombe when he paraded 22 suspected thugs. The police boss said: “We resuscitated Patrol 99, ... Read More »

FG To Relocate Original Inhabitants Of Abuja By 2015

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Original inhabitants of Abuja are to be relocated to their permanent site in 2015, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Smart Adeyemi, has said. Mr. Adeyemi stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday. He said that already, districts were being created ... Read More »

Etisalat Calls For Entry Into The 2014 Flash Fiction Category Of Its Prize For Literature

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Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat, has announced the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of the Etisalat Prize for literature. This award category which is in line with the company’s goal of inspiring and encouraging creativity is designed to celebrate the short form of storytelling. According to the Director, Brands ... Read More »

Ezekwesili Calls On FG To Prioritize Bringing Back Chibok Girls

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Former Minister of Education and Bringbackourgirls campaigner, Oby Ezekwesili has called on the Federal Government to make the rescue of the 219 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by the Boko Haram group priority over every other activity. Ezekwesili, who spoke yesterday ahead of the 200th day ... Read More »

2015: Despite Fears, Nigeria’ll Emerge Stronger, United – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday expressed optimism that despite the growing anxiety and challenges ahead of the 2015 general elections, Nigeria would emerge stronger and more united as a nation. The senate president, who made this known when the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria, Michel Arrion, visited him ... Read More »

Violence-Free 2015 Election Possible, Says Maitama Sule

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Dan masanin Kano and elder statesman, Dr. Maitama Sule, on Thursday, expressed optimism that a violence-free 2015 general election in Nigeria is possible, stressing that youth involvement will go a long way in achieving such. Deadly election-related violence, which occurred in northern Nigeria following the April 2011 presidential election left ... Read More »

Ekiti Denies Plan To Sack Civil Servants

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The Ekiti State Government has denied rumors making the rounds that plans were underway to sack civil servants, saying the news was being peddled on social media by the opposition, All Progressives Congress. In a statement on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti by the Special Assistant, Public Communication and New Media to ... Read More »

Vintim, Badeh’s Hometown, Taken Over By Insurgents

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Vimtim village in Adamawa State, the native town of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has finally been fallen to the Boko Haram insurgents. According to Residents in the area, the insurgents have sacked locals of the village. A source, who confirmed the incident, said before the ... Read More »

Breach Of CPC Act: Court Fixes Nov 4 for Arraignment of Coca-Cola’s Chief Executives

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Hearing in the criminal breach of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) Act by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and their Chief Executives‎, has been fixed for November 4th by a Federal High Court in Abuja. It was learnt that the accused persons have also been served ... Read More »

FG Commited To Military Equipment Upgrade – Defence Minister

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The Federal Government has assured the Nigerian security forces of its commitment to upgrading military hardware and equipment to help them fight security challenges and defend the territorial integrity of the nation. “Let me assure you of government’s commitment to the ongoing efforts at upgrading equipment holding of the Nigerian ... Read More »

IG Abbah Breached The Law By Withdrawing My Security Details – Tambuwal

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Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has reacted to the withdrawal of his security details by the acting Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba, saying the police chief breached the law by giving such order. Tambuwal had on Wednesday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives ... Read More »

Naira Under Pressure

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, increased political risk and dwindling appetite among emerging markets investors for frontier assets have put the country’s currency under pressure, the Bloomberg Africa FX report has revealed. The situation has depleted the country’s foreign exchange reserves, with policy makers ... Read More »

Defection: Police Withdraws Tambuwal’s Security Details

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Speaker House of Assembly Aminu Tambuwal’s defection to the All progressives Congress (APC) has continued getting kickbacks from different quarters, the latest being the Police. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, Thursday ordered that the policemen attached to the office of the Speaker be withdrawn. According to a statement ... Read More »

Child Bride: Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For 14-year-old Charged For Killing 35-year-old Husband

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Nigerian prosecutors want a 14-year-old girl sentenced to death for allegedly murdering her 35-year-old husband and his friends by putting rat poison in their food. The 14-year-old suspect Wasila Tasi’u, who hails from a poor northern Nigeria family, was forced to marry 35-year-old Umaru Sani in April. During the small ... Read More »

2015: Group Raises N150m For Ngilari’s Election As Gov Pleads For Time To ‘Pray And Consult’

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Gov. Bala Ngilari of Adamawa said he would consult and pray before taking final decision on whether to contest for the governorship of the state in 2015 or not. Ngilari said this on Wednesday in Yola, when he received a governorship nomination form purchased for him by the Adamawa Progressive ... Read More »

Businessman Sentenced To 10 Years’ Imprisonment With Hard Labour For Drug Trafficking

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Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Lagos Federal High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 31-year-old businessman, Onyemaechi Chibuzor, to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for drug trafficking. Ofili-Ajumogobia said she was convinced beyond reasonable doubts by the evidence presented by the prosecution that the convict actually committed the offence. ‪The ... Read More »

Police Smash Car Snatching Syndicate In Lagos, Recovers 15 Vehicles

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The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested five suspected armed robbers and recovered 15 stolen vehicles from them. Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti, said the suspected robbers were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. “Through the deployment of ... Read More »

Jonathan, Emir Sanusi Meet, Iron Out Differences

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After nearly a year of frosty relations, President Goodluck Jonathan and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, met Thursday in Abuja and ironed out their differences with both leaders pledging to work together in the national interest. Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was ... Read More »

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