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Gunmen invade two Gombe towns, kill cleric

November 5, 2014 Administrator 0

By Yau Waziri Gombe Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents yesterday invaded Nafada in Gombe state, killing a notable Islamic cleric, Sheikh Adamu Misira, and scores of his disciples. Residents reported hearing sounds of gunfire between security agents and the insurgents for over four hours. There was no official confirmation about the incident as at the time of filing Read More

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We’re not helpless in Boko Haram fight – CDS

November 5, 2014 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said yesterday that the nation’s security agencies were not helpless in the war against Boko Haram insurgents following the recent capture of cities, especially Mubi and his hometown of Vintim in Adamawa state. Responding to enquiries from State House correspondents in Abuja, Badeh said Nigerians should Read More

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Jonathan, ECOWAS leaders meet on Burkina Faso

November 5, 2014 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan would today travel to Ouagadougou as a member of the three-man delegation of Heads of State and Government raised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate rapid resolution of the current political crisis in Burkina Faso. Members of the delegation are President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Read More

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Fishermen find missing NAF jet

November 5, 2014 Administrator 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Parts of an aircraft suspected to be the  missing Nigeria Air Force fighter jet which got missing during routine operations in the northern part of Adamawa state bedevilled by insurgency on September 12, 2014 were seen in River Benue by  local fishermen. The aircraft was found at Kwa Ine village of Demsa local government area of Read More

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Court foils ‘attempt’ to impeach Tambuwal

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

  Speaker extols Judiciary over judgement   APC in crucial meeting over PDP threat   By Ameh Ejekwonyilo and Bode Olagoke, Abuja Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday stopped the House of Representatives from re-convening before November 7 when the suit filed by the Speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, would be Read More

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Borno to re-open public schools on Nov 17

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state government yesterday said it planned to re-open all public schools on November 17, 2014. It would be recalled that all government or public schools in the state were closed down on March 14,  2014, following deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on public schools in neighbouring Yobe state and some parts of the Read More

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Only Tambuwal can reconvene House – APC Reps

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

Caucus of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives yesterday declared that only the Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, can reconvene the House from its ongoing recess. The caucus has also called on the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the parliament, which is, and remained an independent Read More

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Fight against terrorism yielding results – NSA

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo and Bode Olagoke, Abuja National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has said Nigeria was making progress in its efforts to end insurgency in the country. He stated this yesterday at a two-day workshop on security consciousness and awareness for journalists in Abuja. Dasuki, who was represented at the occasion by Ambassador Ola Seyinde, said: Read More

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Lamido inaugurates JSU Kafin Hausa Governing Council

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

Governor Sule Lamido has inaugurated the 10- Man Governing Council of Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa in his office. The 10-man council has Professor Abubakar Rasheed as Chairman and Dr MD Nasir as secretary, while other members included Professor Lawan Sani Taura, VC JSU Kafin Hausa  Professor Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu, Dr Abdulhamid Isa Dutse, Alh Aliyu Sambo, Professor Rukayyatu Ahmed Read More

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El-Rufai: Kaduna future bleak without responsible leadership

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Aruwan Kaduna Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday in Kaduna formally declared his ambition to aspire for the governorship of Kaduna state in an elaborate ceremony witnessed by thousands of his supporters. The aspirant while unveiling his plan for the state said the future of the state was bleak without responsible leadership to Read More

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Boko Haram may overrun Nigeria, says Atiku

November 4, 2014 Administrator 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Former Vice President and one of the aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has said that if nothing drastic was done the whole of Nigeria might be taken over by Boko Haram as the case “is presently in the north-eastern part of the country.” He alleged that the inability Read More

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mubi Attack:350 children feared missing

November 3, 2014 Administrator 0

—  Residents resort to prayers By Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz Yola No fewer than 350 children are feared missing following the commotion that greeted the annexation of Mubi, Adamawa  state, by members of  Boko Haram on Wednesday. As at the time the insurgents struck the town, many children were said to have been in their schools and got missing in the Read More

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Gombe blast: Death toll rises to 27

November 3, 2014 Administrator 0

By  Yau Waziri Gombe The death toll from the bomb explosion that hit the Gombe Line Motor Park in Gombe city, which was initially 25 has now risen to 27according to the Red-Cross Organization and Hospital staff. However, the condition of some of the people admitted in the hospital could not be verified and the police and security services have Read More

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Only oil thieves can support Jonathan in 2015 – Kwankwaso

November 3, 2014 Administrator 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state has said that only oil thieves that are plundering the economic resources of the nation could summon the courage to support president Good luck Jonathan’s presidential bid in 2015. Speaking to newsmen in his office Kwankwaso said Jonathan had lost his grip politically and that the personality cults supporting Read More

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Confab report unacceptable – Igbo leaders

November 3, 2014 Administrator 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Prominent Igbo political leaders under the aegis of Igbo Leaders of Thought, have called for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to make for the devolution of greater powers to the political units called zones, rather than the states. The group, which was optimistic that the creation of these zones will create a more united, strong Read More

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Jonathan picks presidential form

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Ogidan Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday picked his nomination and expression of interest form to re-contest for the office of the President. This is even as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to give automatic ticket to Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Kaduna state governor, Ramalan Yero and others Read More

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Jonathan in closed-door meeting with Emir of Kano

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday had a closed-door meeting with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was at the State House in company of some elders from Kano state. He met the president about two hours before he departed for the Read More

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Yari raises alarm over N3.1trn oil funds

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

By Umaru Maradu Gusau Governor Abdul’azeez Yari of Zamfara state has declared that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federal Ministry of Finance have failed to account for the whereabout of N3.1 trillion crude oil funds accrued from 2013 to date. The governor made the declaration when he received members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Zamfara state Read More

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2015: PDP extends sale of nomination forms

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

 Sacks acting state chairmen in Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Abia   The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday announced the extension of the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms by one week. This is even as the party announced the immediate sack of all acting states’ chairmen of the party in Delta, Enugu, Anambra and Abia state. Read More

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Nigeria has achieved over 70% MDGs requirements – Gbeneol

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol, has said that the federal government has achieved over 70 per cent of the requirements stipulated by the United Nations for countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. A statement issued yesterday by the MDGs office said that Gbeneol further stated in an interview with journalists Read More

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President Jonathan deserves 2nd term – RTEAN president

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

The transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan has really brought about socio-economic revolution capable of launching the country into economic giants in the next decades, the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) President, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq, has said. He said Jonathan administration has achieved a lot in many areas that even its self – appointed opponents have testified to Read More

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2015: 28 Borno lawmakers obtain APC guber form for Shettima

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

ByAwaal Gata Abuja Members of National Assembly and their counterpart at the Borno State Assembly, 28 of them in total yesterday picked an expression of interest and nomination form which they intend donating to the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, as their choice candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek re-election in 2015. The lawmakers consist of one Read More

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Removal of security detail: IG’s action illegal – Tambuwal

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

  APC, ACF kick   By Joshua Egbodo, Chizoba Ogbeche, Bode Olagoke, Abuja; Agboola Bayo, Ibadan, and Ahmed Tukur, Lafia Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has faulted the withdrawal of his security detail by the acting Inspector General of Police. The acting IGP, Alhaji Suleiman Abba, had yesterday ordered the redeployment of police personnel attached Read More

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2015: Kuffor visits APC leaders on fact finding

October 31, 2014 Administrator 0

The former Ghanaian president and the Head of the ECOWAS fact finding mission to Nigeria, John Kuffor has visited the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders with intention to hear from the party effort being put in place to ensure a violence free general elections next year. The former president yesterday in Abuja told Chief John Oyegun led Read More

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Kwankwaso: I’ll save Nigeria

October 29, 2014 Administrator 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Kano state Governor and one of the aspirants seeking to fly the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has vowed to save Nigeria from deteriorating condition if given opportunity to lead the country. Kwankwaso, who addressed thousands of his supporters in Abuja during his official declaration to seek the APC Read More