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Shagari Calls For Another Governorship Primary Election

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Deputy Governor Mukhtari Shagari of Sokoto State has called for the setting up of another Electoral Committee to conduct fresh gubernatorial primary election in the State. Shagari made the call in a statement he issued in Sokoto on Tuesday. The statement told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that...

Jonathan To Recover N75 Million Pledges Owed Nigerian Legion

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday launched the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem and also promised to help recover from defaulters the N75 million they pledged to the Nigerian Legion during last year's launch. The annual emblem launch precedes series of events to honour fallen Nigerian soldiers and ex-servicemen, which climaxes...

IGP Demands Officials To Uphold Human Right

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Mr Suleiman Abba The Inspector General of Police (IGP), enjoined citizens as a way of marking the International Human Rights Day 2014 and as further proof of his commitment to respecting the rights of Nigerians. The IGP also stated that the launch of the Nigerian Police Force Human Rights Practice Manual...

Troops Storm Boko Haram Camp In "Balmo" Forest

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It has been reported by the Defence authorities that one of the major hideouts of insurgents in the North East-Balmo Forest, has been captured by the Nigerian Army. Balmo Forest connects Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa States, and has since been a used as a training ground for these insurgents. The Defence authorities...

 

73-Year-Old Brother Of MKO Abiola Arraigned For Defrauding A Pastor

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Mubasiru Abiola, the 73-year old brother of the late MKO Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, has been arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrates' court for allegedly defrauding a pastor of N1.5m.  The accused is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing. Mubasiru is accused...

Femi Fani-Kayode - Court Adjourns Trial Till February 2015

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned to Feb. 23, 2015, the trial of a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, charged with money laundering. The case was filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Fani-Kayode is standing trial before the court on a two count...

Man Kills Gay Partner With Screw Driver In Abuja Hotel

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A suspected gay named Mohammed Snu was reportedly murdered by his partner, Mohammed Umar, inside the room of a hotel in Garki, Abuja for refusing to pay him for sex.  Umar stabbed Snu multiple times in the ribs with a screw driver on Thursday Dec. 4th after Snu, refused to pay Umar...

'Nigerians Should Benefit From Oil Slump' NLC Tells Government

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The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has requested the Federal Government to reduce the pump price of petroleum products in line with declining prices of crude oil in the global market as has been done by other importing countries of refined petroleum products. Speaking at an interactive meeting with journalists, the General...

2015 Election: INEC Holds Summit For Traditional Rulers On Peaceful Elections

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Atahiru Jega, has called on traditional rulers to educate politicians and electorates in their communities on the need for peaceful elections in 2015. The INEC Chairman gave the advice at a summit organised by the commission in Abuja on Monday for traditional...

Minna Jailbreak: 108 Inmates Recaptured By The NPS

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The Nigeria Prison Service has said that 108 inmates have been recaptured out of the 275 that escaped from the Medium Security Prison, Minna, Niger State, and last week. The new Controller-General of Prisons (CGP), Dr. Peter Ekpendu, disclosed this on Monday in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer...

Federal Government To Increase The Capacity Of Armed Forces

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The federal government says it is stepping up the capacity of the armed forces and other security agencies to enable them to effectively deal with insurgents and terrorists.  Speaking during an audience with the Israeli ambassador to Nigeria, Uriel Palti, on Monday in Abuja. President Jonathan said that the positive effects...

Kashamu In Court, Stops Obasanjo From Publishing Autobiography

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An Abuja High Court has restrained former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, from publishing or have someone publish on his behalf, a new autobiography titled: ‘My watch.’ Justice Valentine Ashi made the restraining order last Friday following an ex-parte application filed and argued by Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), a lawyer of a...

 

Nigerian Military Release Detained Russian Plane After France Admits Ownership

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France has admitted ownership of the cargo plane that was impounded by military authorities at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, last Saturday. It said that the flight was covered by a diplomatic clearance given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, noting that the Autonov 124 Russian commercial plane was...

 

Military Recognizes Tambuwal As Speaker

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The Armed Forces on Monday recognised Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tambuwal was duly recognised as speaker at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja where President Goodluck Jonathan launched the emblem for the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration....

 

Boko Haram Cameramen Arrested In Adamawa By Nigerian Troops

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Among recent arrests were professional cameramen for the terrorist group, Boko Haram who are experts in photo, video recording and filming of their attacks on communities and atrocities against innocent citizens. The terrorists were arrested during patrols, surveillance and raid operations to track fleeing terrorists in communities around Adamawa state,...

 

Body Of Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Ashiru, Arrives Nigeria

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The body of the former Foreign Affairs minister, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, arrived the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, yesterday aboard South Africa Airways flight SA 060 accompanied by his wife, children and brother. The body, received by the family led by Prof. Toyin Ashiru, was later ferried...

Mutiny: Falana Petitions Army Chief, Urges Military To Pardon The 12 Convicted Soldiers

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A Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN), has petitioned the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) alleging that the judgment by a General Court-Martial of the army, which convicted 12 soldiers for mutiny, was characterized by “grave errors of law.” The soldiers had on May 14, 2014 staged...

“This Christmas Would Not Be A Smiling Season For Nigerians” - NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed that this year’s Christmas might not be a smiling season for Nigerians as a result of the austerity measures put in place by the federal government on the 16th of November designed to mitigate the negative impact of lower global oil prices on...

 

Nigerian Women Reject Federal Government's N9.2 Billion Stoves

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Following Federal Government’s plans to purchase N9.2 billion worth of cooking stoves and ‘wonder bags’ for rural women under the National Clean Cooking Scheme, women across the country have rejected the proposal, saying they do not need it. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) two weeks ago approved the sum of N9.2billion...

Traffic Gridlock On Abuja-Lokoja Highway As FERMA Fixes Bad Spots

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Several motorists plying the Abuja-Lokoja highway were on Sunday held up for hours due to heavy traffic on Murtala Mohammed bridge on River Niger. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the area, reports that vehicular movement was restricted on both lanes on the busy dual carriageway. The...