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FG Pays N25 GENCOs’ Gas Debts To Boost Electricity Supply

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, said the Federal Government has paid off power generation companies,’ GENCOs, N25 billion debts owed gas companies for gas supplies in order to boost electricity generation and transmission nationwide. The Federal Government has also pledged to reduce the cost of borrowing for manufacturers in the country. ... Read More »

NLC Calls For Blockade Of Routes To Forests Occupied By Boko Haram

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advised the Federal Government to adopt starvation tactics in the fight against the Boko Haram by blocking all the routes leading to the forests in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states where the sects operate from. President of the NLC, Abdulwaheed Omar, who made the ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill Couple, Child, Maid In Lagos

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A man, his wife, his child and their maid were yesterday killed by gunmen, who stormed their apartment at Unity Estate, Akowonjo area of Egbeda, in the early hours of yesterday. The gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, stormed the building at about 2am and fired shots, apparently to wade ... Read More »

El-Rufai A Staunch Supporter Of Boko Haram – Ihejirika

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Former Chief of Army Staff, General Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika on Thursday accused former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufia as one of the frontline Commanders of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Ihejirika declared this while speaking to Vanguard over allegation by El-Rufai that he (Ihejirika) and former ... Read More »

Ebola Outbreak Could Exceed 20,000 – WHO

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The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as doctors know about now. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases ... Read More »

ACF Urges FG, Military To Reclaim Boko Haram Territories

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The pan-northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has urged the military and Federal Government to urgently reclaim parts of the country reportedly captured by the Boko Haram sect. It described the performance of the military and other security agencies as “unimpressive”. The ACF lamented that while reports have indicated that ... Read More »

2015 Polls: Nigeria Requires 500,000 Policemen – IGP

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The acting inspector-general of police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has said that the federal government has approved the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the force nationwide. IGP Abba, who made this disclosure yesterday during his visit to the LEADERSHIP Group headquarters, publishers of Leadership Newspaper, however, said he wished the figure ... Read More »

Ebola: Jonathan Cautions Against Stigmatising Nigerians

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President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country. Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said Jonathan spoke at a meeting yesterday with Mr. David Navarro, a Special Envoy of ... Read More »

Jang To Relocate To N9.6bn New Govt House Next Week

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Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jonah Jang, is expected to move into the newly-constructed Government House in Rayfield, Jos, on September 5. The office was constructed at the whopping cost of N9.6bn Consequently, the existing Government House and lodge in Jishe will be occupied by the traditional ruler of the ... Read More »

Bestiality: Kuje Court Sentences Tailor To 12 Months Imprisonment For Having s*x With Goat

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An Upper Area Court in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has sentenced a 20-year-old tailor to one year imprisonment for an act of bestiality (having s*xual intercourse with a she-goat). The police prosecutor, Ocheche Samuel, told the court that the case was reported at the police ... Read More »

Niger Reviews Shari’a Law To Reflect Current Challenges

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The Shari’a legal system in Niger State is being reviewed to meet current challenges, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Abdullahi Wuse, has said. Wuse said government would extend the system from the handling of civil matters to criminal cases, to make it more transparent and free from abuse. The Attorney General, ... Read More »

Melaye Urges Jonathan To Name FG-Owned Hospital After Late Heroine, Adadevoh

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A former member of the House of Representatives, Otunba Dino Melaye, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to name a Federal Government-owned hospital after the late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh in recognition of her gallant role in helping to prevent an Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in Nigeria. Adadevoh, a senior consultant at the ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls Group Visit Media House To Sustain Public Attention On Abducted Chibok Girls

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The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Group yesterday in Abuja reminded Nigerians that none of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued, alleging poor rescue operations. The group said this when its leaders visited the Abuja head office of Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Trust newspaper titles. Led by Mrs. Maryam Uwais ... Read More »

FG Adamant, Insists Resident Doctors Remain Sacked

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The federal government has insisted that resident doctors remain sacked and residency programme suspended in all teaching hospitals, despite mounting condemnations and affected resident doctors resuming at their duty posts. Addressing a media briefing after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi ... Read More »

Former Oyo Governor, Ladoja Loses 94-year-old Mother

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Former Governor of Oyo State and Ashipa Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has lost his mother, Alhaja Alimotu Shadiya Atoke Ladoja. The 94-year-old woman died at about 7 pm Wednesday at the Bodija country home of the former Governor. Former President of the Nigerian Union of Journalist ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has 50,000 Members In Camp Who Are Ready To Die, Group Claims

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The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group has claimed that Islamist sect Boko Haram has up to 50,000 members in its camp, some of whom are desperate to die. The group disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, citing Mr. Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist said to be close to the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Might Have Left Sambisa For Balmo Forest – Reports

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Fears were yesterday raised that Boko Haram terrorists may have relocated the over 200 abducted girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok and other abducted victims from Sambisa forest to their new haven in Balmo Forest, which borders Borno and Bauchi states. Communities contiguous to Sambisa forest raised the alarm through ... Read More »

Flood Sweeps Tricycle Operator Away In Owerri

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A commercial tricycle operator has been swept away by flood in Owerri, Imo State capital, following days of devastating torrential rain. The man was said to have been swept away by the flood as he tried to salvage his tricycle that ran into a gutter along Okigwe Road, Owerri. “The ... Read More »

INRC To Set Up Voters’ Registration Centres At LGA Offices Nationwide

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to set up registration points for enrolling unlisted voters into the voters’ register, at its Local Government Area (LGA) offices across the country. The commission said the continuous voters’ registration was aimed at addressing issues that prevented eligible voters from registering during the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Declaration Of Caliphate Meant To Provoke War – Yoruba Monarchs

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Monarchs in Nigeria’s South West, yesterday warned that recent declaration of Gwoza an Islamic ‘caliphate’ in the North-Eastern part of the country by Boko Haram was meant to provoke the country to full scale war. The royal fathers, who spoke through the Chairman Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution Committee, Oba Frederick ... Read More »

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