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80th Birthday: Gowon, A Good Example Of An Elder Statesman – Jonathan

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Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been described as a good example of a genuine elder statesman, who every Nigerian political leader should emulate. President Goodluck Jonathan, who made this known at the thanksgiving service to mark Gen. Gowon’s 80th birthday at the National Christian Centre in ... Read More »

Rampaging Fulani Gunmen Kill 25 In Taraba

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Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have allegedly attacked Sondi village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state killing twenty five people and destroying property worth millions of Naira. The State Police Command said they have recovered seven bodies in the aftermath of the attacks. The attack, which took place Sunday morning ... Read More »

Benue PDP Guber Aspirants Reject Elders’ Selection

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Eleven Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship aspirants in Benue State have rejected the recent selection of four of their colleagues by a coalition of PDP elders, as the only candidates recognized to contest the party’s primaries. In a press release in Makurdi on Sunday, the aspirants dismissed the selection exercise ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Reopens Public Schools Nov. After 7-Month Break

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The Borno State Government, Sunday, in Maiduguri said that public schools in the state will reopen in November. The Chairman, Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, Mohammed Dongel, stated this at a meeting and said that the schools would reopen in the first or the second week of ... Read More »

Jonathan To Visit Jigawa, Inaugurate Dutse Airport Tuesday

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President Goodluck Jonathan will visit to Jigawa on Tuesday, an official said. The Director of Press at the Government House, Dutse, Umar Kyari, said this in an interview on Sunday in Dutse. Mr. Kyari said the President Jonathan would inaugurate the multi-billion naira Dutse International Airport during the visit. The ... Read More »

Delta Community Seeks Govt.’s Intervention Over Fulani Herdsmen Attacks

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The Otulu community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta has called for the state government’s intervention over alleged incessant attacks on them by Fulani herdsmen in the area. The Otulu community Chief, Paul Eboji, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in ... Read More »

I Will Not Use My Position To Oppress Anyone – Fayose

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Ayodele Fayose has promised not to use his new position to oppress anybody, on his return to Ekiti State as Governor, eight years after leaving the seat. Speaking yesterday, during a thanksgiving service at the Deeper Life Praying Camp, Ajebandele, Ado Ekiti, Fayose disclosed that during his eight-year ‘political turbulence’, ... Read More »

Ebola: Lagos To Send Health Workers To Sierra Leone

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As Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to grip Sierra Leone, the Lagos State Government has disclosed it was deploying some health workers who helped Nigeria contain the virus, to the country. Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2,700 Days of his administration in office, Governor Babatunde Fashola said ... Read More »

Ceasefire: Tukur Dismisses Omeri’s Announcement On Imminent Release Of Chibok Girls

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The Principal Private Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Hassan Tukur has dismissed the declaration by the Co-ordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri that the abducted Chibok girls’ release was part of the government’s negotiating with Boko Haram on the ceasefire agreement. Tukur, who led the federal government ... Read More »

Ebola: 600 Nigerian Volunteers Join International Response Team

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As international efforts to curb the spread of Ebola gathers momentum, the Coordinator, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, said more than 600 Nigerians registered as volunteers in the international team to control Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Nasidi said this, while answering questions from newsmen ... Read More »

Chibok Schoolgirls Expected To Be Released On Tuesday

The more more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls are expected to be released on Tuesday, following a ceasefire agreement between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Federal Government, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing two senior government sources. A deal with Boko Haram for a ceasefire had been announced on Friday by ... Read More »

OPC Members Won’t Be Used For Election Violence In 2015 – Gani Adams

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The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has assured that none of the members of the congress will be engaged as thugs by politicians as the country prepares for the 2015 general elections. The OPC chieftain spoke during a meeting with members of the group in ... Read More »

Use Ceasefire Deal To Ensure Release Of All Boko Haram Captives, BBOG Charges FG

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The Federal Government has been urged to use the ceasefire agreement purportedly entered into with the Boko Haram sect to ensure that other Nigerians held involuntarily by the insurgents are released alongside the Chibok schoolgirls. A statement signed by Obiageli Ezekwesili, Hadiza Bala Usman, Maryam Uwais and Saudatu Mahdi on ... Read More »

Despite ‘Ceasefire’ Deal, Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Scores In Borno Villages

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Inspite of a purported Ceasefire agreement in place, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked two villages in Borno State, a local official has disclosed. The gunmen, in two Hilux vehicles, stormed Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government, in the northern part of Borno on Friday evening, shooting sporadically ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Has Agreed To Release Chibok Schoolgirls’

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Ambassador Hassan Tukur is a Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan. In an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service monitored in Zaria, Tukur explained how discussion with Boko Haram, in which he is personally involved, began. Excerpts: Can you shed more light on the ceasefire agreement with Boko ... Read More »

Help Us Quit, Kano Beggars Cry Out To Government

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Some street beggars in Kano on Saturday called on the state government to assist them in their efforts at quitting begging. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, pleading with appropriate authorities in the state to provide means of livelihood for them to sustain their family. One ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria Spends N1.5bn On Displaced People – NEMA

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The Federal Government has expended over N1.5 billion on the provision of relief materials to people displaced by activities of insurgents in three states in Northern Nigeria, an official said on Saturday. Muhammed Kanar, the Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zone, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the ... Read More »

Pray For 2015 Elections, Safe Release Of Chibok Girls, Jonathan Tells Intending Pilgrims

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President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all intending Christian Pilgrims to pray for a peaceful, successful conduct of the 2015 election as well as the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls. Jonathan, who was represented by the Senate President, Senator David Mark, made the call on Saturday in Abuja ... Read More »

It Was Not My Intention To Be Nigeria’s Head Of State – Gowon

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Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian Head of State has revealed that he had no plan to take over the leadership of the country after the July 1966 coup d’etat that caused the death of his predecessor, General Aguiyi Ironsi. “Honestly, it was not my intention to be a Head of ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Overcome Its Challenges – Adeboye

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General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has assured Nigerians that the country will overcome the challenges it currently faces, advising them to move closer to God who is the ultimate solution to the challenges. “The prayer that a new Nigeria will emerge by ... Read More »

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