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Unpaid Salaries: Teachers In Ekiti Vow Not To Resume Classes Today

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The Ekiti Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Tuesday called on its members not to resume for the new academic session on Wednesday as directed by the state government. The state chairman of the union, Mr Samuel Akosile, told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti that asking teachers to resume ... Read More »

Nigerians Are Guilty Of Destroying The Country’s Image Internationally – TB Joshua

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Nigerians are destroying the image of the country before the international community, with negative comments targeted at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun Egbe, Lagos, following the collapse of a guest house at the church. Founder of SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua has therefore slammed negative comments in video ... Read More »

IBB Set To Return From Germany After Undergoing Medical Care

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General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) says he has recovered and would soon be back in the country after spending weeks in Germany where he went for medical care. The former Military President was last month reported to have been rushed to Germany from his home in Minna, Niger State to receive ... Read More »

APC Calls Out Jonathan; Asks Him To Explain $9.3m, $5.7m Arms Deal To Nigerians

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Jonathan to address Nigerians over seizure of another $5.7 million by South African authorities. According to the party, the country has once again been embarrassed by the President Jonathan by the seizure of the new sum, also said to be meant ... Read More »

Cultural Value System Decay Responsible For Growth Of Insurgency In Nigeria

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Decay in cultural value system is largely responsible for insurgency in some parts of the country, the federal government says. To ensure sanity in the society and nip the scourge of terrorism in the bud, the FG has disclosed plans to develop a comprehensive and workable policy on value re-orientation ... Read More »

FG Begs Boko Haram Financiers To Stop

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The Federal Government has appealed to those financing the activities of terror group, Boko Haram to desist from doing so and surrender to the security forces. This was contained in a statement issued by Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre on Tuesday. “They (terrorists) should know that this war ... Read More »

‘Ponmo Consumption Can Kill You’

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The “ponmo debate” is set to continue in Nigeria as a scientist has warned that consumption of animal hides and skin can be injurious to health. Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Zaria Dr Isuwa Adamu gave the warning in Abuja on Tuesday, while speaking ... Read More »

APC Leaders Responsible For Trouble In Ekiti – Fayose

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Ayodele Fayose has described the comment of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) that some people plan to relocate from Ekiti State after the inauguration of the governor-elect. Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi on Tuesday described the claim by the lawyer as baseless ... Read More »

IPMAN Proposes $3bn Private Refineries In Kogi, Bayelsa

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has announced plans to establish private refineries. IPMAN National President, Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, told newsmen in Lagos that the association acquired more than 1,000 hectares in Kogi and Bayelsa for the proposed $3 billion (N495 billion) refineries. IPMAN had earlier in July ... Read More »

Northern Leader Seeks Pardon For 12 Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny

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The South-South and South-East Chairman of Northern Forum, Alhaji Musa Saidu, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the Army authorities to, in the spirit of Sallah, grant pardon to the 12 soldiers, who were recently condemned to death by a military General Court Martial in Abuja for acts of mutiny, ... Read More »

FG’ll Continue To Empower Niger Delta Youths – Minister

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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, in Abuja on Tuesday reiterated the ministry’s commitment to empower youths in the Niger Delta region. Oru spoke in an interview with The News Agency of Nigeria, explaining that the training of the youth was a continuous exercise designed to create employment ... Read More »

Fayose Inauguration: Ekiti Indigenes’ll Go On Self-Exile For The Next Four Years – Falana

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Human Rights activist and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has said that some indigenes of Ekiti State are planning to go on self-exile as soon as the governor-elect of the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is sworn-in next week. Fayose, who won the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti on ... Read More »

Scores Killed As Gallant Troops Free Gulak, Michika From Boko Haram Stranglehold

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Strong indications emerged yesterday that the Nigerian Military have crushed the Boko Haram sect and liberated Michika and Gulak in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State from the insurgents’ stranglehold. The two towns had been under the control of the insurgents since early last month. It was learnt that the ... Read More »

Bakassi Peninsula Belongs To Cameroon, Not Nigeria – Surveyor General

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Bakassi Peninsula belongs to Cameroon and not Nigeria, the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo has said. “Bakassi was more or less part of what they called Southern Cameroon. “I know that the available facts did not weigh in favour of Nigeria…the facts they (Cameroon) had at their disposal ... Read More »

Uduaghan Pardons 77-year-old On Death Row

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Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has granted state pardon to a 77-year-old man, Dickson Umukoro, and two others, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. Uduaghan, using his power of prerogative, in line with Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution freed condemned septuagenarian, 53-year-old Monday Tom and ... Read More »

Borno Hajj C’ttee Urges FG To Reopen Maiduguri Airport

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The Federal Government has been urged to reopen the Maiduguri International Airport, Borno State, so that the more than 4,000 Muslims, currently on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, can arrive in the country using the airport. The airport has been closed for about a year, due to the persistent Boko Haram ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Insists Zoning Formula Must Be Maintained In Niger

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Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Monday admonished the people of the state to maintain the zoning formula in the state, adding that it has always been the stabilising factor in the state’s politics. Aliyu who was at Kontagora to condole with the Emir, Seidu Namaska, over the death of ... Read More »

Arms Deal: South Africa Seizes Another $5.7m Nigerian Money

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The Nigerian government and its South African counterpart are enmeshed in a fresh diplomatic row over another $5.7 million arms money from Nigeria seized in that country, indications emerged yesterday. The latest conroversy is coming barely one month after two Nigerians and an Israeli national were nabbed in South Africa ... Read More »

Boko Haram Razed 185 Churches In Adamawa, Borno – Catholic Church

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The director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese, Rev. Gideon Obasogie, has said that two months after the capture of 11 towns in Borno and Adamawa states by Boko Haram insurgents, 185 churches in the diocese have been razed and 190, 545 people displaced, with surviving residents unable to ... Read More »

Boko Haram: NAF Acquires More Aircraft

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has bought some new and refurbished aircraft to sustain the tempo against the insurgents in the North East with a view to restoring permanent peace and stability in the area. The news was disclosed by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu ... Read More »

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