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Female suicide bombers kill 67 in Maiduguri

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

  Refugees build new town in Adamawa   By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state capital Maiduguri was yesterday up in flames when two bomb blasts left over 67 people dead and at least 98 others wounded. The bombs, which were detonated by two female suicide bombers on Babban Layi-Ahmadu Bello Way at the popular Monday Market, left over 30 shops Read More

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Military insists on emergency rule

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigerian military has insisted on the extension of emergency rule in the three North-east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe ravaged by insurgency, the Senate disclosed yesterday. Senate’s spokesperson, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, disclosed this after a marathon closed door meeting between the Upper Legislative Chamber and Service Chiefs which lasted almost eight hours. The meeting which started at about Read More

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Law School calls 3, 435 to Bar

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo Abuja The Nigerian Law School yesterday called its 3, 435 students to the Bar in Abuja. In an address at the ceremony, the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko, said the management of the school had taken “pro-active measures to safeguard its campuses in Kano and Yola by installing high perimeter walls with Read More

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7 protesting UniJos students shot

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Not fewer than seven students of the University of Jos were yesterday injured by gunshots fired by unidentified security operatives during a protest that led to the closure of the institution by the school authorities. Spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) deployed to restore law and order in Jos, the Plateau state capital, Captain Read More

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CBN kicks against FG’s $73 budget benchmark

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has kicked at the 2015 proposed oil price benchmark of US$73/barrel, describing it as “overly optimistic.” It argued that a weak public finance may impinge adversely on growth prospects as it shows up in reduction in critical public and private consumption and investment spending. The Monetary Policy Committee of the apex rose from its meeting Read More

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ORITSEJAFOR TO SULTAN: Write Boko Haram to stop killings

November 25, 2014 Administrator 0

  —We have done a lot — Sultan By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday called on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, to write a letter to the Boko Haram insurgents requesting for a halt in the mass killings of citizens by the sect. Speaking at the Read More

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PDP vows to resist APC’s ‘plot to truncate democracy’

November 25, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Ogidan Abuja Following the discovery by the Directorate of State Security (DSS) that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been allegedly engaged in the cloning of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in its Lagos office, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday vowed to resist the opposition’s plot to cause confusion and truncate democracy. PDP, in a Read More

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Nyanya bomb blast: IG’s absence stalls suspect’s trial

November 25, 2014 Administrator 0

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday struck out a suit filed by the Federal Government against the alleged mastermind of the April 14, bomb explosion that killed over 75 people at a bus station in Nyanya, Abuja, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, for “want of diligent prosecution.” The federal government had through the Inspector General of Read More

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Taraba Assembly elects new Speaker

November 25, 2014 Administrator 0

By stephen Osu Jalingo Taraba state House of Assembly yesterday elected Hon Mark Useni as its speaker; the new speaker replaces Hon. Josiah Sabo Kente who tendered a resignation letter on the floor of the House yesterday for what he called personal reasons. The house also cleared Sani Danladi Abubakar to be acting governor of the state pending when the Read More

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We can handle all medical cases in Nigeria — Turkish hospital

November 25, 2014 Administrator 0

By Edwina Ogiri Abuja Nigerian-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital yesterday said Nigerians no longer needed to travel abroad for medical treatment as it can handle almost all the cases. Its Medical Director, Dr. Mustafa Ahsen, revealed this while fielding questions from pressmen during an interview session in Abuja. He said: “Why travel abroad for checkup, surgery and other health reasons, when we Read More

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Why we raided APC’s data office, by DSS

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

The Department of State Security (DSS) has said its operatives invaded the data office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Saturday following a petition it received about some activities of the company. A text message by the spokesperson of the DSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar on Sunday, said the petition alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission’s permanent Read More

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2015: PDP is registering fake voters with INEC machines in Oyo– APC

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

  It is not true – INEC   By Agboola Bayo Ibadan The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday raised alarm of an alleged registration of fake voters in Oyo state by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) data capturing machines (DCMs). But INEC, in a swift reaction, described the allegation as “untrue and mere Read More

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Enyimba win Federation Cup again

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

Two-time African champions Enyimba defeated Dolphins 2-1 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos yesterday to claim their fourth Federation Cup title. Dolphins were the better side in the first fifteen minutes of the game but could not break the deadlock as the Peoples’ Elephant’s defence line stood resolute with goalkeeper Femi Thomas making some brilliant saves. First, it was Read More

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Mischief behind purported hate video, says pro-Shema groups groups

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

A coalition of groups supporting Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina state yesterday in Kaduna declared their position following criticism surrounding his purported call for violence contained in a video being circulated. The groups under the ageist of Civil Society Alliance for Good Governance said there is a calculated political mischief aimed at presenting Governor Shema as promoting violence and hate Read More

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Presidency to Obasanjo:Jonathan’s govt performed better than yours

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Ogidan Abuja   The Presidency yesterday faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment that President Goodluck Jonathan’s government is under performing. It said that not only were the claims of underperformance untrue and misleading, but that Jonathan has performed better than Obasanjo. It would be recalled that at the weekend, Obasanjo rated Jonathan’s government below average. In a statement Read More

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Impeachment: Ekiti lawmakers acted illegally – NBA

November 24, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Bar Association has described as illegal the removal of the Speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly and his replacement with a new one by seven members of the assembly. President of the association, Mr Augustine O. Alegeh, also said in a press release at the weekend that the said seven members of the assembly had acted Read More

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David Mark Shuts Down National Assembly

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

Condemns The Use of Teargas On Lawmakers, Staff.   The Senate President,David Mark has ordered the National Assembly to be shut following the chaos that ensued today after the Speaker of the House of Representatives,Honourable Aminu Tambuwal and his colleagues were prevented from entering the premises of the National Assembly by officers and men of the Nigerian Army. Senator David Read More

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Emergency rule: Senate summons Service Chiefs

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

 Military option not enough – Gaidam   By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Following Tuesday’s postponement of debate on President Jonathan’s request for further extension of the State of Emergency declared on Adamawa, Borno and Yobes states, the Senate debate yesterday on the matter ended in deadlock just as the upper chamber summoned the nation’s service chiefs to appear before it today Read More

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Oil price dip: Jonathan cuts 2015 budget by N235bn

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

The Senate yesterday received a revised version of the 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF-FSP from President Goodluck Jonathan, one which saw a cut to the 2015 Appropriation by N235 billion. The revised version of the MTEF document as transmitted by the president was a move by the federal government to reflect the present economic realities Read More

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NIS arrests 78 illegal immigrants in Kaduna

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested 78 illegal immigrants in Kaduna South local government area of Kaduna state, the Comptroller of Immigration Kaduna state Command, Nuhu Apang-Takum, has said. According to him, the arrest is part of mop-up programme of the Nigeria Immigration Service ahead of the 2015 general elections, particularly now that the national identification registration is ongoing, Read More

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Troops, hunters flush out Boko Haram in Gombi, Hong

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz Yola Locals and security sources yesterday said Nigerian troops, local hunters and other volunteers of the civilian JTF (People Resistance Force) were able to flush out rampaging Boko Haram insurgents and liberated the town of Gombi and Hong in Adamawa state. Blueprint gathered that the troops had secured the towns and had restored normalcy to the Read More

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World Peace Forum begins in Indonesia today

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

The 5th World Peace Forum (WPF) which is organised by the Central Board of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia, in collaboration with Cheng Ho Multi Culture Trust of Malaysia with the support of the Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among civilisations (CDCC) begins today in Jakarta, Indonesia. The forum which is scheduled to hold from Thursday, November 20 (today) to Sunday, November 23, Read More

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Buhari, Oyegun, Amaechi, others lead APC street protest in Abuja

November 20, 2014 Administrator 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja In a massive protest to send warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led federal government on the need not only to make sure elections hold in the north-eastern part of the country in 2015, it must also ensure a conduct of free, fair elections, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led thousands of its Read More

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FG extends emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

November 18, 2014 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The National Defence Council has approved the extension of the current state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, said yesterday: “We just reviewed the issue of the state of emergency and the government would be requesting the National Assembly to extend it.” Speaking to Read More

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12m Nigerians infected with diabetes – Commissioner

November 18, 2014 Administrator 0

Kano state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, has said that 12 million Nigerians were infected with diabetes and that the state government had commenced activities in order to reduce its prevalence. Speaking to newsmen in his office, he said the state government had introduced the KwanKwasiyya Ambulance Outreach programme for screening, treatment, referral and health education. The commissioner, Read More