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House Of Reps Hopeful Under APC Arrested Over Pipeline Vandalism

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A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism in Ogun State for pipeline vandalism. According to the suspect, his action was aimed at raising money for his political campaign towards 2015 general elections. Officer in ... Read More »

Taraba: Outbreak Of Diseases Kills 70 In IDPs Camp

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Outbreak of diseases have led to the death of about 70 persons in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp situated in Bali, Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State. Cholera reportedly killed 48, while measles killed 13 and nine died of other ailments. The camp where victims of attacks by ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises To Implement National Conference Recommendations, Sets Up Implementation Committee

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The recommendations in the report submitted by the National Conference following months of deliberations will be fully implemented, President Goodluck Jonathan has promised. “Every promise I make, God willing, I will see to its fulfilment. I assure you, we shall implement the report,” said Jonathan in his independence day broadcast ... Read More »

FG Gets N3.3bn Grant From EU To Support 2015 Elections

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Nigeria has signed 15 million Euro (N3.3 billion) grant agreement with the European Union (EU) to support the 2015 general election. According to the Minister of National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr Abubakar Suleiman, who signed on behalf of the Federal Government, the grant was to support Nigeria in scaling up ... Read More »

House Of Reps Halts Collection Of N4000 NYSC Call-up Letter Fee

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been mandated to suspend the online registration of prospective corps members which requires them to pay N4,000. The House of Representatives gave this directive on Tuesday following a motion moved by Hon. Hassan Saleh (PDP, Benue). “As laudable as the idea of sending ... Read More »

Nigeria At 54: Atiku Laments Poverty Rate, Quality Of Life

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As Nigeria marks its 54th independence anniversary, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has lamented that the quality of life of the people of the country has not improved, with poverty level still very high. Atiku said rather than improving the lives of people 54 years of being independent has been ... Read More »

El-Zakzaky Exposes Alleged Plot By Military To Use ‘Supporters’ To Kill Soldiers

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The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, on Tuesday exposed an alleged plot by the military to cause violence in Zaria, Kaduna State, using the movement as a cover. The cleric disclosed that he had to arrive in Zaria earlier than scheduled for his ... Read More »

Full Text Of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2014 Independence Day Broadcast

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President Goodluck Jonathan today addressed Nigerians to commemorate Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. Jonathan harped on the need for Nigerians to support the efforts of the government in its fight against terrorism. He also spoke of the achievements of his administration and policies put in place to ensure the development of ... Read More »

Ekiti Council Of Traditional Rulers Warn Against Suverting Fayose’s Mandate

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The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has warned against any attempt to subvert the mandate freely given by the people to the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in the June 21 governorship election. The traditional rulers, who made their position known after a meeting held in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, warned ... Read More »

It Will Not Take More Than Ten Years; You Will See Massive Changes In Nigeria – Jonathan

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Nigeria will be massively transformed in a positive way within the next 10 years, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday assured Nigerians. “…it would not take a lifetime for this country to change. It would not take more than 10 years. Within a space of 10 years, you would see major changes,” ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG’s Plan To Borrow $1bn Another Debt Trap – TUC

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The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has expressed worry over the decision of the Federal Government to borrow $1bn to prosecute the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-East. TUC President, Mr. Boboi Kaigama, said in his Independence Anniversary speech, made available to reporters on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Signs 2015 Budget Into Law

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Tuesday, signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill as passed by the lawmakers into law. Oshiomhole had last Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N156.551billion, but the lawmakers shored up the expenditure framework by almost N3billion and increased it to N159.3 billion. The governor, who ... Read More »

DSS To Appeal Court Judgment Asking It To Apologise, Pay El-Rufai N2m

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said it would appeal the court judgment asking it to pay former FCT Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, N2 million as damages, over alleged illegal detention. A Federal High Court sitting in Akwa, Anambra, on Monday, had also asked the service to tender ... Read More »

$9.3m: BBOG Concludes Plan To Sue FG, CAN President, Oritsejafor

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The #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group, yesterday, said it has concluded plans to drag the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and the federal government to court, over the $9.3 million cash found in the cleric’s private jet in South Africa, which was allegedly meant for the purchase of ... Read More »

Obama Pledges US Support On Terrorism Fight As He Congratulates Nigeria On 54th Independence Anniversary

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The United States will support Nigeria in its fight against terrorism, President Barack Obama pledged while congratulating Nigeria on its 54th independence anniversary. “Nigeria continues to play a key leadership role in Africa and at the UN in promoting regional peace and stability. “At the heart of our enduring friendship ... Read More »

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 »

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