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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 »

Boko Haram Reportedly Kidnaps 60 Women And Girls, Pays Bride Price

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Despite the widely reported truce talks between the federal government and terror group Boko Haram, 60 women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, reports have said. According to Agence France-Presse, residents of Wagga said that suspected Islamist gunmen went door-to-door looking for young women and ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: NLC Condemns Removal Of Wages From Exclusive List

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to move wages from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List in the on-going fourth amendment exercise to the 1999 Constitution, saying it will encourage exploitation of workers. The Congress, in a statement by its General Secretary ... Read More »

Jonathan Departs For Pilgrimage To Israel Today

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President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos on a brief pilgrimage to Israel, his office said in a statement on Thursday. The statement issued in Abuja by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said that Jonathan would visit Christian Holy sites during ... Read More »

Alleged Underfunding: Contractor Lied On Eastern Rail Line’s Project – Transport Minister

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The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was not underfunding the Port Harcourt-Makurdi rail line project. Umar said this in Enugu while addressing newsmen at the end of the14th session of the National Council on Transport. He said the claims by the contractors handling ... Read More »

Fayose: Ekiti Workers’ Salaries Comes First Before Political Appointees

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has told political office holders in the state not to expect their salaries until he had paid the state workers the over two months salaries owed them from the previous administration. Fayose, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, ... Read More »

Reps Seek Upward Review Of Corp Members’ Allowances

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The House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja passed for second reading a bill seeking an improved welfare package for members of the National Youth Service Corps. The bill seeks to amend the NYSC Act No 51 of 1993 by making provisions to enhance the welfare of corps members, encourage ... Read More »

Jonathan Reiterates Commitment To Constitutional Role For Traditional Rulers

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the Federal Government was collaborating with the National Assembly to create constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country. He made this known in his message to a two-day South-East and South-South Traditional Rulers Retreat in Enugu. Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister ... Read More »

Delta Council Poll: We’re Prepared To Deal Ruthlessly With Troublemakers – Police

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The Delta State Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered plans by some miscreants to foment trouble during Saturday’s local government election in the state. In a statement in Asaba, the office of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, said the police command was prepared to checkmate the activities ... Read More »

A/Ibom Police Foil Ex-Militants Attempt To Blow Off Itu-Calabar bridge

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has thwarted a plan by two former militants to blow off the 1.5km Itu-Calabar Bridge on October 5. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, stated this at a press briefing in Uyo, Thursday. According to the police boss, on September 20, 2014, the ... Read More »

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