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Eunisell Joins Leading Oil Companies At 19th Offshore West Africa Conference

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Africa’s leading fluid solutions company, Eunisell, this week joined other major oil and gas companies at the 19th Annual Offshore West Africa Conference (OWA), held on January 20th to 22nd the Eko Hotel, Lagos in showcasing some of its products and services. The company was at the 3-day conference and ... Read More »

Attack On Jonathan’s Convoy Crude, Unfortunate –TUC • Condemns Asari’s Inflammatory Comments

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The Trade Union Congress has condemned Tuesday’s attack on President Goodluck Jonathan and his delegation by hoodlums in Katsina, describing the act as irresponsible, crude and unfortunate. The President and Secretary General of the TUC, Bala Kaigama and Musa Lawal respectively, in a statement Thursday, called the attack on Mr. ... Read More »

Ekiti To Ban Places Of Worship From Demanding HIV Test Before Joining Couples In Marriage


The Ekiti State Government would soon promulgate a law banning places of worship from compelling prospective couples to go for HIV/AIDS test before conducting marriages. The law would also make it an offence to reveal results of such test to other parties before the tested person knows his or her ... Read More »

Bayelsa CP Issues Stern Warning To Youth Groups Threatening Patience Jonathan

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Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, grand rally in Bayelsa State on February 5, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has issued a stern warning to some youth groups threatening to disgrace the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, if she attends the campaign rally. Two ... Read More »

Ex-COAS Bemoans Politicization Of Military, Rates Performance Against Boko Haram Low


A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has rated the Nigerian Army low in its battle against Boko Haram insurgents, saying the performance of the military has been below expectation. The military’s conduct in the war against Boko Haram, he said, made the international community to question the ... Read More »

Ezekwesili Weeps For Nigeria’s Lost Empathy, Says It’s Time For The People To Win

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A former Minister for Education, Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili, wept for Nigeria on Thursday over its citizens’ losing empathy they need to stand as a nation. Mrs. Ezekwesili broke down in tears over tragedies suffered by countless Nigerians in the past, from the Civil War to the abduction of more ... Read More »

No Basis To Postpone February Polls – INEC


Amid calls by some stakeholders, with the most recent coming from the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) that dates for the general election in February should be postponed, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared that there was no operational reason, including the concerns over the distribution ... Read More »

FG Denies Plot To Postpone February Elections


The Federal Government, on Thursday, distanced itself from calls for the postponement of the general elections slated for February, saying it will not interfere with the operation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, stated this while answering questions from newsmen during a security ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgency Overshadowing My Achievements – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration has achieved a lot but his achievements are being overshadowed by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. He said this at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday, shortly before addressing a political rally in the state capital. ... Read More »

Wike, Peterside, Princewill Sign US Embassy Brokered Peace Accord

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Ahead of the general elections in Rivers State, three leading governorship candidates in the state, on Thursday pledged to work towards ensuring a violent-free poll next month. The governorship candidates are: Dr. Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party and Prince Tonye ... Read More »

Accept Election Results In Good Faith – Sultan To Politicians


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday called on politicians in the country to be prepared to accept the results of the forthcoming elections in good faith. The sultan made the call in Sokoto while receiving the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who visited ... Read More »

APC Gearing Up For Violence In Niger – Aliyu


Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger has accused the State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause trouble during elections in February. This is contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Israel Ebije, in Minna on Thursday. The statement said Aliyu’s position was in response ... Read More »

Buhari Promises To Jail Looters


All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential standard-bearer, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to jail any public servant who loots the treasury after he becomes president. He spoke yesterday in Gusau, Zamfara State during a campaign rally held at Old Gusau airstrip on Wednesday night. “If I am elected as your next president, ... Read More »

President Jonathan Attacked Again!

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Attack by alleged supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Nigeria’s commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces continued in Bauchi days after his convoy was stoned in Katsina, with at least six security aides attached to him injured in the onslaught on his motorcade on Thursday, after he addressed a ... Read More »

Filmmaker’s House Gutted By Fire In Lagos


The residence of popular playwright and filmmaker, Ola Balogun in Sabo area of Yaba, Lagos, was yesterday razed by fire. A nearby three-storey building housing the secretariat of two labour unions was also affected. The building housed the secretariat of Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria To Recall Troops From Peacekeeping Operations


The Federal Government is considering the recalling of soldiers in the country’s peace keeping mission abroad to enhance the operational capability of the military against insurgency in the North East. new balance 858 The Coordinator, National Information Centre, NIC, Mr. Mike Omeri, disclosed this, yesterday, during the usual press ... Read More »

‘Jonathan Failed Us, But He Remains A Better Choice Than Buhari’ – Middle Belt Group


The Middle Belt Dialogue (MBD), a group representing the ethnic nationalities in the Middle Belt, said although President Goodluck Jonathan failed the zone during his first term in office, they would support him instead of the Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). nike ... Read More »

My Achievements In Six Years – Jonathan

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Ahead of the presidential election which holds on February 14, President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed some of his achievements since he assumed office as the president of the country. He promised to do more. nike free trainer 7 “My dear friends on Facebook, in the following days and weeks, ... Read More »

After Seven Months Of Blackout, FG Reconnects Borno To National Grid


After close to one year in total blackout, the Federal Government has finally reconnected Borno State to the national electricity grid. This comes on the heels of the issuance of a 48-hour ultimatum by the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakil, to officials of the Transmission Company of ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Military Inadequately Equipped To Fight Boko Haram – Ex-SGF Kingibe


A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe, has said Nigeria’s military is ill-equiped to fight the Boko Haram sect. Kingibe, who was the late MKO Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 presidential election, also said the Boko ... Read More »