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FG Defends Movement Of $9.3 Cash To S’Africa For Arms Purchase

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The Federal Government yesterday opened diplomatic discussions with South African authorities on the seizure of $9.3m cash found on two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen. According to reports, the money was meant for the purchase of arms on behalf of Nigerian security services. The Nigerian government has therefore insisted that ... Read More »

Mbu Is A Puppet, Not A Lion; A Coward And A Disgrace To The Police Force – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has laughed off comments by the former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Joseph Mbu, where he described himself as a lion that tamed the governor in Port Harcourt. Mbu had while handing over to his successor in the FCT, Mr Wilson Inalegu, upon ... Read More »

Ebola Outbreak: Public Health, Cremation Laws Prepared Us – Fashola

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday said the state was able to successfully contain the Ebola virus due to existing laws which prepared the state for such a health issue. “Without the Public health law which was passed in 2002, we would have been in trouble. This was one ... Read More »

Suspected Fuel Subsidy Thief Dragged To Court By The EFCC

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An oil marketer, Opeyemi Ajuyah, yesterday, faulted the claim by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that her company diverted over 10,000 metric tonnes of petrol. Ajuyah and her company, Majope Investment Ltd, are being prosecuted by the EFCC before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court. They ... Read More »

Synangogue Building Collapse: Woman Survives After Four Days Under Rubble

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A woman has miraculously survived the collapse of a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, as she walked away only slightly injured after being pulled from the rubble. The death toll from the collapse which happened four days ago rose to 60 by Tuesday afternoon. ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Obasanjo Connived With Stephen Davies To Embarrass Jonathan – Dokubo

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Leader of the Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Alhaji Dokubo-Asari yesterday accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of conniving with Boko Haram peace Negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davies to name Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Senator Ali Sheriff as sponsors of the deadly sect in order to embarrass President Goodluck Jonathan. Asari who ... Read More »

Declare Total War On Boko Haram, Senators Urge Jonathan

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Senators want President Goodluck Jonathan to declare “total war” on Boko Haram and has now said they will meet with him. The upper house lawmakers will urge Jonathan “to declare total war on Boko Haram in the northeastern part of Nigeria and wherever else in Nigeria they may be”. The ... Read More »

Zamfara Shifts School Resumption Date To Oct. 13

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The Zamfara Government has further extended the resumption date for schools from Sept. 22 to Oct. 13, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alhaji Lawal Talata Mafara, said. The October date had been fixed by the Federal Government when the Ebola Virus Disease broke out in the country ... Read More »

Sultan To Politicians: Stop Using Children As Thugs

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The President General, Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday expressed concern over the use of children as thugs by politicians, urging them to put a stop to the practice. Speaking when the newly-elected members of the state’s working committee of ... Read More »

Lagos CP Okays Deployment Of Sniffer Dogs To Collapsed Building Site

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti, yesterday approved the deployment of three police sniffer dogs to assist in rescuing workers who may still be trapped under the rubbles of the collapsed building at Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos State. Disclosing this to journalists yesterday at ... Read More »

Ebola: Presidential C’ttee Warns Against Mass Gatherings As FG, NMA Agree On Sept. 22 Resumption Date

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The Federal Government and the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have harmonised positions on the September 22 resumption date for schools yesterday. NMA said the date set for the resumption of schools by the Federal Government was acceptable and that pupils should resume in order not to feed into what it ... Read More »

I Spend N73m Annually On Scholarships – Ndoma-Egba

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The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, says he spends N73 million annually on payment of scholarship for students in his constituency in various tertiary institutions in the country. Mr. Ndoma-Egba (PDP-Cross River) said this on Monday in Calabar during the presentation of scholarship awards for 2014/2015 academic session to 30 undergraduates and 12 post graduates ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: Woman Walks Out Of Rubbles Alive After 3 Days As Death Toll Hits 59

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As rescue work continued at the site of a collapsed building at the premises of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, in Ikotun, Lagos State, a 45-year-old-woman on Tuesday walked out alive from the rubbles unaided. The building collapsed around 12:44pm on Friday. Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Public Relations Officer ... Read More »

Customs Impounds Military Gears At Kano Airport

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The Kano/Jigawa Command of Nigeria Custom Service, NCS, has seized some military gears smuggled into the state through Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport. The state command comptroller, Umar Abbas, told a gathering of stakeholders that the impounded military gears include, military Camouflage Uniforms and boots. An elated Mr. Umar said ... Read More »

Modu Sheriff Storms Maiduguri With 200-Strong Soldier Protection, Sheds Tears At Warm Reception

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Alleged Boko Haram financier and former Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, arrived Maiduguri, the state capital, yesterday, with over 200 soldiers in his convoy. He was in town to pay a condolence visit to a friend and political associate, who lost his mother. The ex-governor, who recently announced ... Read More »

Mutiny: 12 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death, Five Others Freed

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A military court-martial sitting in Abuja early hours of Tuesday sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers to death by firing squad after they were found guilty of mutiny, disobedience and attempted murder in Maiduguri, Borno State last May. The court also sentenced a soldier to one-month jail term with hard labor while ... Read More »

Angry Babe Drags Boyfriend On The Floor In Yaba

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LMAO…ok bro I think she’s had enough; you can just take a girl to the mall on a date and all you do is bury your head on your phone chatting the moment away I mean c’mon which Lagos babe wouldn’t snap? Me I will snap o, seriously. This spy ... Read More »

ACF Blames Nigeria’s Woes On Jonathan, Former Leaders

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The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday, accused all former Nigerian leaders of northern origin as well as incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of being responsible for the past and present economic, social, security and political problems of Northern Nigeria. In a communique issued yesterday, after an emergency meeting of all northern ... Read More »

Man Electrocuted In Lagos While Vandalising Transformer

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A man has been found electrocuted in Lagos, while trying to vandalise a power transformer in Lonlo area of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos. According to reports, the deceased who was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans trousers, apparently hid under the cover of darkness and power failure to remove the steel ... Read More »

Energy Firms Owe Nigerian Banks N2.6trn

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Energy firms are owing banks in Nigeria about N2.644 trillion as at end-December 2013, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stated. The amount, according to the CBN in its recently released Financial Stability Report for December 2014, represents 24.21 percent of the total private sector credit in the period ... Read More »

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