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Ekiti Council Of Traditional Rulers Warn Against Suverting Fayose’s Mandate

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The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has warned against any attempt to subvert the mandate freely given by the people to the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in the June 21 governorship election. The traditional rulers, who made their position known after a meeting held in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, warned ... Read More »

It Will Not Take More Than Ten Years; You Will See Massive Changes In Nigeria – Jonathan

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Nigeria will be massively transformed in a positive way within the next 10 years, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday assured Nigerians. “…it would not take a lifetime for this country to change. It would not take more than 10 years. Within a space of 10 years, you would see major changes,” ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG’s Plan To Borrow $1bn Another Debt Trap – TUC

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The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has expressed worry over the decision of the Federal Government to borrow $1bn to prosecute the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-East. TUC President, Mr. Boboi Kaigama, said in his Independence Anniversary speech, made available to reporters on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Signs 2015 Budget Into Law

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Tuesday, signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill as passed by the lawmakers into law. Oshiomhole had last Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N156.551billion, but the lawmakers shored up the expenditure framework by almost N3billion and increased it to N159.3 billion. The governor, who ... Read More »

DSS To Appeal Court Judgment Asking It To Apologise, Pay El-Rufai N2m

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said it would appeal the court judgment asking it to pay former FCT Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, N2 million as damages, over alleged illegal detention. A Federal High Court sitting in Akwa, Anambra, on Monday, had also asked the service to tender ... Read More »

$9.3m: BBOG Concludes Plan To Sue FG, CAN President, Oritsejafor

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The #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group, yesterday, said it has concluded plans to drag the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and the federal government to court, over the $9.3 million cash found in the cleric’s private jet in South Africa, which was allegedly meant for the purchase of ... Read More »

Obama Pledges US Support On Terrorism Fight As He Congratulates Nigeria On 54th Independence Anniversary

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The United States will support Nigeria in its fight against terrorism, President Barack Obama pledged while congratulating Nigeria on its 54th independence anniversary. “Nigeria continues to play a key leadership role in Africa and at the UN in promoting regional peace and stability. “At the heart of our enduring friendship ... Read More »

Obasanjo Enrols For PhD At NOUN

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has enrolled for a Master of Arts (MA) and PhD degrees at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). He registered to study Christian Theology in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Vincent Tenebe stated that although admission and registration ... Read More »

Mob Sets Two Ablaze Over Alleged Okada Theft In Nasarawa

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A mob on Tuesday set ablaze two men over alleged attempted to steal a commercial motorcycle popularly known as okada at Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ismaila Numan, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Nasarawa. Numan said the ... Read More »

Ebola: Fashola Challenges Iwu To Reopen Research On Bitter Kola Theory

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, (SAN) on Monday promised to provide funds for any research work on the Ebola Virus disease. Fashola made the promise while disbursing grants to 31 beneficiaries whose research proposal had been approved by the Lagos State Research and Development Council. The governor used ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves Abuja Flat For Steward, Two Others

L-R; HEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL STEWARDS ONUH ISAAC MICHAEL (MON), TAXI DRIVER, MR. IMEH UBRU (MFR) AND TRAFFIC WARDEN, CPL.SOLOMON DAUDA (MON), AT THE 2013 AND 2014 NATIONAL HONOURS AWARD ON MONDAY.

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed to give a flat to the Head, Presidential Steward, Mr. Onuh Isaac Michael. It was learnt that Mr. Onuh, inspite of 30 years of service to his fatherland, having served several presidents, has not been ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Maintains Innocence In $9.3m Scandal, Explains Why He Leased Aircraft

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The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday, maintained his innocence in the controversial $9.3m smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli, using his private jet. Oritsejafor broke his silence during the National Executive Council meeting of CAN at the National Christian ... Read More »

Jonathan Condoles Emir Sanusi II And People Of Kano On Death Of Galadiman Kano

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President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II and the people of Kano on the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim. Alhaji Hashim, who was considered one of the most powerful members of the Kano Emirate Council, died early hours of Monday ... Read More »

2015: God Has Already Chosen Nigeria’s Next President – Sultan

FROM LEFT: SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD ABUBAKAR III; GOV. EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN OF DELTA AND BISHOP HASSAN KUKAH OF SOKOTO DIOCESE, DURING THE INAUGURATION OF HOLY MOTHER AND CHILD CLINIC IN SOKOTO ON MONDAY (29/9/14)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday said that God had already chosen who would be leader of the country in 2015. Abubakar was speaking at the inauguration of Holy Mother and Child Clinic, constructed by the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, to enhance health care delivery in the state. ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: We’ll Not Rush Investigation, Says Fashola

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Amid speculations that the circumstances surrounding the September 12 building collapse at Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun-Egbe in Lagos would be swept under the carpet, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Monday assured that government would act methodically in investigating the issue. He gave the assurance while receiving ... Read More »

Enugu Court Sentences Man, 24, To 3 Months Imprisonment For Stealing Generator Battery

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An Enugu Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced one Friday Eze, 24, of Enugu North Local Government Area to three months imprisonment for stealing an MTN generator battery. In her judgment, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Ifeoma Oruruo, said the convict understood the charge read to him and pleaded guilty to the one ... Read More »

Edo Assembly Pass 2015 Budget

GOV. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE PRESENTING THE BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2015 FISCAL YEAR TO THE SPEAKER, UYI IGBE LAST WEEK

The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday passed the 2015 budget estimates of N159.3bn into law, slightly higher than the N156.551bn Governor Adams Oshiomhole presented to the lawmakers last Tuesday. The budget was passed by the 15-member house, led by the Speaker, Uyi Igbe, after the lawmakers considered the ... Read More »

Obasanjo Goes Gack To School For Ph.D

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. The ex-president, whose official age is 76, will on Tuesday formally register as a graduate student at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, in Lagos. Mr. Obasanjo, ... Read More »

Court Declares Agbakoba’s Appointment As Bi-Courtney Assets’ Receiver ‘Null And Void’

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Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday vacated an order appointing Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, as receiver over the assets of Bi-Courtney Limited, its chairman Chief Wale Babalakin (SAN) and three others. The others are: Chartered Investment Limited, Resort International Limited and Roygate Properties Limited. The ... Read More »

NYSC: Civil Society Backs N4,000 Fee For Online Registration

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The Coalition of Civil Society Group (CSOs), has expressed support for the recently introduced online registration by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), saying the initiative was a step in the right direction. The group urged Nigerians to support the project and stop playing politics. “Having painstakingly investigated the circumstances ... Read More »

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