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Neither The President Nor Any Governor Can Claim Ebola Victory – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has said no one single-handedly worked on ridding Nigeria of Ebola and therefore no one can claim credt for wining the war against the virus; neither he nor any governor in the country. According to Jonathan, the war against Ebola was won by the Nigerian masses who ... Read More »

Borno May Experience ‘Double Jeopardy’ If Politicians Don’t Play According To The Rules – CP

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The Police Commissioner in Borno State, Clement Adoda, on Thursday warned politicians to abide by electoral rules and allow free and fair election in the Boko Haram ravaged state. He said should they allow anything contrary to this, the state might experience what he termed “double jeopardy”, which could further ... Read More »

Keyamo Accuses FG Of Double Standards In Prompt Intervention In Death Of Alamieyeseigha’s Son

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has accused the Federal Government of bias by the way it intervened promptly in the death of Mr. Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha, son of former governor of Bayelsa State, DSP Alamieyeseigha, in Dubai. In a statement on Wednesday, Keyamo said the government’s promptness in calling on ... Read More »

Fayose: I’ll Appoint A Special Adviser On ‘Stomach Infrastructure’

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The newly-inaugurated governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, has affirmed that in continuation of his welfare policy to the people of the state, he will appoint a Special Adviser on “stomach infrastructure”. “Today I declare full stomach infrastructure and there will be a Special Adviser on stomach infrastructure”, Mr. Fayose ... Read More »

Omeri Urges Bloggers To Be Professional In Their Work

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Bloggers and social media enthusiasts in the country have been urged to be professional in the dissemination of information. The Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri made the call while speaking at the Nigerian Bloggers and Social Media Workshop organised by the Agency in Abuja. Omeri ... Read More »

Jonathan Donates N250m To Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund

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A Fund aimed at revitalising the economies affected by conflicts and disasters in Nigeria has been inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan, with a donation of N250 million to help it achieve its goals. The Fund, Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund according to its managers, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, will be used ... Read More »

Jonathan Expresses Disappointment At Buhari’s ‘Baseless’ Allegation

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President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed disappointment at the “reckless” charges made against his administration by General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), advising the former Head of State to conduct his presidential campaign with regard for the truth. In a statement signed by Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Jonathan ... Read More »

Student Gets 24-year Jail Term For Facilitating Exam Malpractices

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A 20-year-old is set to spend the next 20 months of his life in prison after an Ikeja High Court found him guilty of the three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and examination malpractices preferred against him. Abiodun Raheem appeared before Justice Kudirat Jose of the Court on Thursday for creating ... Read More »

Reps Approve Life Pension For Speaker, Senate President, Deputies

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Members of the House of Representatives have approved life pension for the President and Deputy President of the Senate as well as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. This came as the lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favour of 71 amendments to sections of the 1999 constitution. ... Read More »

Maku, Chukwu, Wike, 4 Others To Quit Jonathan’s Cabinet

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The Federal Executive Council yesterday held a valedictory session for seven ministers set to resign their positions to contest the governorship of their states in the 2015 elections. President Goodluck Jonathan, who presided over the session, noted that the seven ministers might not be in attendance at the next FEC ... Read More »

$1.6m Fraud Allegation: EFCC Withdraws Charges Against Ajudua, Orie

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Reprieve came the way of Lagos lawyer and prominent socialite, Fred Ajudua Wednesday, after a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja discharged him of an allegation of defrauding two Dutch businessmen of $1.69 million proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ajudua was arraigned alongside one ... Read More »

Senate Assures New Tobacco Bill Won’t Lead To Job Losses

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The Tobacco Products Regulation and Control Bill, 2014 currently being considered by the Senate is not aimed at closing down multinational firms producing the product but designed to safeguard the health of the people. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, gave the assurance during a public ... Read More »

Police Sergeant Dies In Lagos During Promotional Exam

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A policeman has slummed and died in Lagos during the ongoing Police promotional examination to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector at the Police College, Ikeja. The Police Sergeant, identified as Lekan was attached to the Oyo State Police Command. He reportedly wrote the promotional examination last week, although he ... Read More »

1,000 Prophets, Pastors To Lead Fayose To New Govt House For ‘Spiritual Cleansing’

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Ahead of his swearing-in on Thursday as the Governor of Ekiti State at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose has gathered no fewer than 1,000 prophets and pastors to carry out “spiritual cleansing” at the newly inaugurated Oke Ayoba Government Lodge. The multi-million naira edifice, which was ... Read More »

Anenih On Trouble-Shooting Visit To Birnin Kebbi

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Chief Tony Anenih, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday called on stakeholders in Kebbi to settle their disputes in the interest of the party. Anenih made the call while addressing party leaders, members of the National Assembly and stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi. ... Read More »

Kwara To Hand Over Grant Aided Schools Back To Owners

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Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has restated the readiness of government to hand over grant aided schools to proprietors who expressed the desire to wholly run the schools. Ahmed made this known on Wednesday during an interaction with stakeholders in the education sector drawn from faith and community based ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Begins Trial Of 59 Soldiers Accused Of Mutiny, Insubordination

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Fifty nine Nigerian soldiers on Wednesday in Abuja appeared in an Army General Court Martial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny. All the accused soldiers pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor, J.E. Nwosu, an army Captain, alleged that the accused had on ... Read More »

#LagosHornFreeDay: Government Commends Motorists For Compliance

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The Lagos State Government has commended the people of the state for their compliance during the first Hoen Free Day observed yesterday. While several drivers complied, the government noted however, that some motorists violated the directive in some parts of the state by hooting their horns. Governor Babatunde Fashola had ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Calls For Three-Day Prayers, Fasting

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has raised the alarm over the persistence of wickedness and acts of evil in the country, saying such acts have bedeviled the country and held her back from progressing. National President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, therefore, called on Nigerians to embark on a three ... Read More »

FG’s Reaction To Death Of Alamieyeseigha Son Smacks Of Double Standards – Keyamo

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Radical lawyer and rights activist, Festus Keyamo Esq, has accused the Federal Government of bias in its response to the death of Oyamuyefa, son of former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Keyamo said the swiftness with which the government intervened ... Read More »

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