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Boko Haram: Nigeria Can’t Afford Another Civil War – Chukwumerije

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The member representing Abia North Senatorial District, Senator Uche Chukwumerije has condemned the renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, warning that Nigeria cannot afford to experience another civil war within the short space of time. The senator was reacting to Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack at the popular ... Read More »

Insecurity: Police To Conduct Mock Security Exercise In Abuja Thursday

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The police authorities on Wednesday announced that it would be conducting a mock security exercise in Abuja on Thursday. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said: “This is to inform members of the public that the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with other security agencies will ... Read More »

Desertification: Jonathan Flags Off Great Green Wall Initiative In Kebbi

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President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday flagged off the Nigerian component of the Great Green Wall (GGW) progamme at Bachaka, Kebbi State. The GGW is aimed at checking desertification in 11 northern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara. Great Green Wall is a project ... Read More »

Amaechi Blames Presidency For Rivers’ Economic Woes

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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has blamed the sorry state of Rivers economy on the Presidency. “The political economy of Rivers State has been stagnated by the Presidency and their detractors. They do not mean well for our state,” said Amaechi, at an interactive session with students of Ignatius Ajuru ... Read More »

Photos: 77yr Old Woman, 2 Others Docked Over N65m Land Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday November 26, arraigned a 77- year- old woman, Alhaja Mulikat Shonekan and two others: Martins Ogiogwa, 40 and Mujekanm Petroleum Nigeria Company Limited before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a 5-count charge that borders on conspiracy ... Read More »

Suswam Sacks 23 Council Chairmen In Benue

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Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State on Wednesday authorized the sack of all the 23 local government council chairmen in the state with immediate effect. This was announced in a statement signed and broadcasted by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. David Salifu who urged all the affected council chairmen ... Read More »

Residents Desert Gubio Town As Boko Haram Sends Threat Letter

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Thousands of residents from Gubio town in Borno State yesterday fled to Maiduguri, the state capital after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect reportedly sent them a letter warning them of an imminent attack. The fleeing residents, who arrived Maiduguri on lorries, vans and trucks were seen in their ... Read More »

Why Borno Teachers Have Not Been Paid Two Months Salaries – Shettima

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Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has said that the ongoing teachers verification is responsible for the delay in payment of their two months’ salaries. The governor gave the explanation on Wednesday in Maiduguri at the launch of a free-feeding and uniform programme introduced by the government for schools in four ... Read More »

2015: Buhari Solicits For Campaign Funds On Facebook

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Former Head of State and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari is soliciting for funds on social media ahead of the 2015 presidential election. He plans to use any amount raised to fund his presidential campaign. Buhari wrote on his Facebook page, as he solicited for sacrificial ... Read More »

PDP: Tafawa Balewa’s Son Withdraws From Presidential Primaries After Screening

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Dr. Abdul-jhalil Tafawa Balewa, son of former Prime Minister has given up his presidential ambition as he declared his withdrawal from the race for the presidential ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday. Abdul-jhalil made the declaration shortly after he met with the screening committee of the ... Read More »

Why Projects Are Delayed In Lagos – Fashola

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has said the people of the state have been a major stumbling block on the government’s way in its bid to deliver projects on schedule. Fashola said this during the official commissioning of three major projects across the state. The commissioned projects are: Agege Transfer ... Read More »

Local Govt. Funds Now Free From States – Tambuwal

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Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal has said that there would be no more joint account between local and state governments. He said all necessary steps towards ensuring that local governments get their allocations directly from the Federation Account have been taken. Speaking during the sixth quadrennial national delegates’ ... Read More »

Elections Must Hold In Boko Haram-hit States – PDP

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The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday insisted that elections must hold everywhere in Nigeria, including the northeast beset by incessant attacks by terrorists. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh made the party’s position known while speaking on a live radio programme ... Read More »

Bauchi: Yuguda Presents N127bn 2015 Budget Proposal

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Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State on Tuesday presented N127.89 billion as the 2015 budget to the state house of assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2014 budget for the state was N133.7 billion. Presenting the budget, Yuguda said that the huge percentage of the budget ... Read More »

Court Remands Businessman Over Cocaine Trafficking

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Justice Musa Kurya of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered that a 36 year-old businessman, Moses Nwizu, charged with drug trafficking, be remanded in prison custody. Nwizu is being prosecuted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a charge of unlawfully importing about 1.57 kilograms ... Read More »

Insurgency In The North A Temporary ‘Destabilization’ – Aliyu

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Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State on Tuesday said the insurgency in the northern parts of the country was a temporary setback for the nation, which would soon become a thing of the past. The governor stated this in Minna, the state capital when he received in audience the Egyptian ... Read More »

Photos: EFCC Arraigns Three For N4.2m Land Scam In Zamfara

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned one Hassan Muhammed Bashar of Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau, Zamfara State and two others, Aliyu Muhammed and Murtala Abubakar before Justice Nasiru Umar Gumi of Zamfara State High Court, Gusau, on a 12-count charge bordering on conspiracy and ... Read More »

CBN Devalues Naira, Increases Interest Rate

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has devalued the naira from N155 to N168 as it battles to preserve macroeconomic stability. It has also increased its benchmark interest rate to a record high of 13 percent from 12 percent. Sliding oil prices has for months made speculations of a devaluation ... Read More »

Sneak Peek Into The Biggest Sale Of The Year: Jumia Black Friday Mega Deals

  Jumia Black Friday will produce the most amazing deals ever seen anywhere in Nigeria. On November 28th, see history in the making as Jumia Black Friday Sales gets ready to shatter internet records in Nigeria. All I can say is get your laptops, PC’s, tablets and mobile all data ready ... Read More »

Nyanya Bombing Trial: Tsav Decries Police, SSS Rivalry

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A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has lampooned the Department of State Services, also known as SSS for allegedly engaging in what he termed unhealthy rivalry with the Police over the prosecution of the suspected mastermind of the Nyanya motor park bombing. The retired CP ... Read More »