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Oil Firm Threatens To Stop Assisting Host Communities In Delta

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One of the upstream companies operating marginal fields under Oil Mining Lease (OML) 56, in Kwale, Delta State, Mid-Western Oil and Gas (MWOG), has threatened to stop empowering its host communities. This, he said, was because beneficiaries abuse the opportunities the company offers them. The company expressed disappointment that some ... Read More »

How We Intend To End Boko Haram Insurgency, Unemployment In Nigeria – Osinbajo

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has expressed confidence that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammed Buhari will wipe out the Boko Haram insurgents and create jobs in Nigeria if elected in 2015. Osinbajo, who is Buhari’s running mate said this while answering questions from his Twitter followers. ... Read More »

Atiku Preaches Hope, Peace At Christmas

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Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to celebrate Christmas with renewed hope for a better Nigeria. He also urged them to promote peace during this season of joy and good tidings. In a goodwill message by his media office in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr. Abubakar stated that ... Read More »

Benue CJ Orders Release Of 15 Awaiting Trial Prison Inmates

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The Chief Judge of Benue, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, has ordered the release of 15 inmates awaiting trial at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi. Hwande gave the order on Tuesday in Makurdi, after the Benue State Criminal Justice Committee visited the prison and reviewed over 300 cases. The chief judge who is ... Read More »

2015 Polls Requires Cooperation Of All Stakeholders – IG

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The Police said the successful conduct of the 2015 elections required the cooperation of politicians, electorate and other stakeholders, and not INEC and the force alone. The Force Spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, said in a statement on Tuesday that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, made the remark when ... Read More »

Yuguda Condemns Bauchi Central Market Bomb Blast

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Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has condemned Monday’s bomb blast at the Bauchi Central Market that claimed seven lives and injured many. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ishola Adeyemi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ... Read More »

Christmas: Okorocha Provides Free Transportation For Imo Indigenes In Lagos, Oyo

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If you are from Imo State and you stay in Lagos or Oyo state, do not worry about your transport fare home, your governor has provided buses that will convey you free of charge to Owerri, the state capital on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Rochas Okorocha’s administration is doing this ... Read More »

Boko Haram’s A ‘Foreign War’ Against Nigeria – Northern Govs

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Governors of the 19 northern states have urged Nigerians to look closely at the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the Northeastern part of the country to ascertain if the terrorists were not engaging in a foreign war against the country. The chairman, Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and ... Read More »

‘It’s Time For Action’, Southern Hunters Set To Join N/East Counterparts In War Against Boko Haram

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Hunters in Southern Nigeria on Monday stated their resolve to join forces with their members in the North East to put an end to the Boko Haram terrorist organization, who they described as waging a ‘senseless war’ against Nigeria. The hunters, under the aegis of Association of Animal Hunters of ... Read More »

Corruption May Stop Our Existence As A Nation – Ex-Minister Warns *Urges EFCC To Step Up Anti-Graft War

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A former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN), has said corruption is more capable of breaking the country than religion or ethnicity. This was contained in a paper he presented titled, “Rewarding Excellence and Integrity in Service”, at the maiden ‘Rewards and Recognition’ ... Read More »

You’ll Receive Your December Salaries Before Christmas – FG Assures Workers

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The Federal Government on Monday assured workers that their December salaries would be paid before Christmas. The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who gave the assurance in a statement by her media aide, Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, said already, the processing of their salaries had begun since last Friday. There ... Read More »

Army Commander’s Letter To Jonathan, Handiwork Of Boko Haram Elements – Minimah

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Kenneth Minimah, has described a letter purportedly written by an army commander claiming that troops in the theater of war in the Northeast lack the necessary weaponry to engage the insurgents as a machination of the Boko Haram sect. The viral letter, which ... Read More »

Christmas: Okorocha Provides Free Bus Rides To Owerri For Imo Indigenes In Lagos, Oyo

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To encourage its indigenes residing in Lagos and Oyo states to return home for the Christmas celebration, the Imo State Government has provided buses that will convey them free of charge to Owerri, the state capital on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The Imo State Liaison Officer, Lagos State, Mr. Alfred ... Read More »

Rivers Not Funding APC – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has denied rumours that his government sponsored the All Progressives Congress (APC) with N17 billion. Amaechi, who spoke, yesterday, at the flag off campaign for Dakuku Peterside, the governorship candidate of the APC in the 2015 elections at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt, urged ... Read More »

Synagogue Building Collapse Caused By Infrasonic Weapon – Witness

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Several witnesses have dismissed Pastor T.B. Joshua’s theory of sabotage in the building collapse at his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in September. However, an expert in explosives and weapons, Mr Biedomo Iguniwei, has laide credence to Joshua’s claim as he yesterday, told the coroner’s inquest that the collapse ... Read More »

2015 Elections: Yero Advises Religious Leaders On Education Of Their Followers

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Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Yero has urged religious leaders to educate their followers on proper conduct ahead of the 2015 elections. Yero spoke, Monday, when the leadership of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna. According to him, leadership comes ... Read More »

12 Oil Thieves Arrested By Nigerian Navy In Akwa Ibom

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The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, has arrested 12 suspected oil thieves during one of its regular surveillance in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Commanding Officer of the FOB, Commodore Abdu Odumu, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday. According to him, 200 drums of 250 ... Read More »

Blast Rocks Bauchi Market Hours After Explosion Kills 20 In Gombe

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A bomb explosion, Monday, rocked Central Market area in Bauchi, on a day a blast at a bus station in Gombe killed at least 2o people. The explosion occurred at a crowded area, although the number of causalities cannot be ascertained at the moment. One witness however told online news ... Read More »

Yuletide: IG Orders Security Beef Up Nationwide

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered that security be beefed up nationwide ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The directive came on the heels of a suicide bomb attack at a motor park in Gombe State on Monday, which left scores dead and several ... Read More »

Graduates Of Medicine No Longer Going To Be Mobilised Until After Housemanship – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps will no longer mobilise graduates of medicine who have not completed their housemanship and registered with appropriate authorities. The NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, made the announcement in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Aderibigbe said that the decision was taken at the ... Read More »