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Lagos NMA Gives Fashola 21-Day Ultimatum Over Two Months Salary Arrears

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The Lagos State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Tope Ojo, has given the Lagos State Government a 21-day ultimatum to pay up the August and September 2014 salaries of doctors in its employ. Ojo, in a statement on Sunday, warned that if the government did not heed the ... Read More »

Yero Decries Attacks In Sanga, Murder of District Head

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Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Sunday condemned the attack on Ambe-Madaki Village in Sanga Local Government Area of the state. The governor also decried the murder of the District Head of Zangang in Atakar Chiefdom, Yohanna Shinkut, describing the acts as “devilish and unwarranted”. Mr. Yero, in a ... Read More »

Jonathan Used Confab To Divert Attention From Elections, Says NSCIA Scribe

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The Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said Nigeria is in trouble and pleaded with citizens to ensure that they elect competent people to rule over them as they go to the polls next month. Oloyede, who expressed this view in an ... Read More »

NGF Condoles With Jonathan Over Sister’s Death

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has expressed its condolence to the p​resident, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, and his family​,​ on the death of his younger sister, Nancy Jonathan-Olei. Mrs. Jonathan-Olie died on Sunday in Bayelsa. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, condoled with Mr. Jonathan in ... Read More »

CAN Asks Nigerians To Intensify Prayers Against Breakup

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has asked Nigerians to intensify prayers against the breakup of the country. The Chairman of CAN, Lagos State chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, said only prayers could help defeat the plans of the enemies for the country in 2015. A statement signed by CAN Secretary ... Read More »

NLC Warns Politicians Against ‘Do-or-Die’ Politics

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The Secretary-General, Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, has called on Nigerian politicians to avoid ‘do-or-die’ politics during the upcoming elections. The NLC secretary-general urged politicians to ensure that national interest is paramount over self-ambition and interest. Ozo-Eson said that politicians should realise that politics should not be a matter ... Read More »

Middle Belt Forum Calls For Dokubo-Asari’s Arrest Over Inflammatory Comments

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The Middle Belt Forum has called for the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, following his recent comment in which he allegedly declared that Nigeria would be on fire if President Goodluck Jonathan failed to win the 2015 presidential election. The MBF said Dokubo-Asari’s comment was ... Read More »

Minister Blames Sabotage, Insurgency For Prolonged Borno Blackout

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The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, on Sunday blamed the prolonged power outage in Borno on sabotage and insurgency. Wakil made the announcement in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media Mr Olawale Rasheed in Maiduguri. The statement said that government had made several attempts ... Read More »

Boko Haram Seize Army Base In Borno, Troops Flee

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Terrorist group Boko Haram has dislodged a multinational military force made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger and Chad, from its base, killing scores of soldiers and civilians in the process. According to fleeing residents, who escaped on canoes, some people drowned in Lake Chad, while running from the attack ... Read More »

Ogun PDP Senatorial Candidate Begins Door-to-door Campaign

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The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ogun Central district, Dr. Bisola Sodipo-Clark, has commenced a door-to-door campaign ahead of the February election. The chairperson of the National Eye Centre, Kaduna who is also a former Commissioner for Health in Ogun State led her campaign team to ... Read More »

TUC Calls For Reduction Of Fuel Pump Prices

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Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has expressed shock that the Federal Government was yet to effect a drastic reduction in the pump price of fuel despite the continued fall in global oil prices. President of the TUC, Bobboi Kaigama, in a statement to welcome Nigerian workers to the New ... Read More »

Edo APC Calls For Arrest Of Edo State PDP Chair Over N142m Allegation

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has called on the Edo State Police Commissioner to arrest and prosecute the state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, over his claim that Governor Adams Oshiomhole spent N142 million to commission projects executed by the state government. According ... Read More »

Religion Must Never Be Used To Divide Or Oppress Others – Buhari

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The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammed Buhari, (retd), yesterday, said religion should not be used to divide the country, but should rather strengthen the corporate existence of Nigeria. The former Head of State spoke at the 8th edition of the Annual Lagos Thanksgiving Service under ... Read More »

NGO Sues Okonjo-Iweala For Refusing To Disclose Salaries Of Political Office Holders

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A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Social Justice, has dragged Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, over her alleged refusal to grant access to details of salaries and emoluments that political office holders receive from the federal budget annually. The NGO, through its lawyer, ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom Unity Choir Enters Guinness Book Of World Records

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The Akwa Ibom State choral group has broken the world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world. The Guinness World Records has officially certified it and now has it on its website. The unity choir, a 25,272 man-choral group, broke the record at a concert ... Read More »

Pastor Tunde Bakare Wants Elections Postponed By Six Months

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Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare has called for the postponement of the 2015 general elections by six months. Bakare, who spoke, yesterday at his church, the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, in his State of the Nation’s address with the theme, The Gathering Storm and Avoidable ... Read More »

President Jonathan Loses Sister To Illness

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President Goodluck Jonathan has lost his younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei to a brief illness. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, Mrs. Jonathan-Olei passed away earlier on Sunday at a hospital in Yenagoa. She was 52. Burial arrangements ... Read More »

FG Should Provide Body Cameras For Police During Elections – NGO

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To ensure policemen are able to effectively discharge their duties at the forthcoming elections in the country, a non-governmental organisation, Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged, has urged the Federal Government to provide body video cameras for officers assigned to monitor the polls. According to a statement issued on ... Read More »

Blast Kills 2 In Adamawa

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Two people have on Sunday been killed in a bomb blast believed to be from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), in Dahlehi Community in the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa, reports have said. The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Jibrilla, confirmed the development in an interview in ... Read More »

Bayelsa Reviews Security Policy To Check Crude Oil Theft

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The Managing Director of Izon-Ibe Security Company, James Jephthah, said on Sunday that the Bayelsa Government has reviewed its security policy to check crude oil theft in the state. Mr. Jephthah told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yenagoa that the policy review was to check pipeline vandalism ... Read More »