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High Commissioners Visit Buhari

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Nigeria has continued to receive accolades from more members of the international community over the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2015 general elections. Speaking after holding a closed door meeting with Nigerian president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, some foreign high commissioners in Nigeria acknowledged that the country is...

Abba Hands Over To Arase

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Nigeria’s new Acting Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has promised to provide the highest possible level of professional and responsible leadership to advance the fortunes of the Nigeria Police. Arase said this when he took over the mantle of leadership from his predecessor, Suleiman Abba, at the force headquarters in Abuja. Suleiman...

 

NLC Protests Xenophobia

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Members of the Joe Ajaero led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have joined in the protests against xenophobic attacks currently going on in South Africa. Organised Labour registered its displeasure with the attacks on foreigners living in South Africa at the South African embassy in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja....

 

Senators React To The Sack Of The Police IG

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Following the sack of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, by president Goodluck Jonathan, some senators have called on the incoming senate session to decentralize the power of the president over the offices of service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police. The lawmakers believe that such amendment of...

Don't Let Zoning Undermine Credibility, Students Admonish Buhari, APC

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The leadership of the Students Union in Nigeria has appealed to the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to ensure that the issue of zoning does not affect the credibility and composition of the leadership of the 8th National Assembly. The students' leadership at a press...

Constitution Amendment: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court

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The Federal Government (FG) has dragged the National Assembly (NASS) to the Supreme Court asking it to declare the proposed 4th amendment to the constitution as unconstitutional. In an originating summons filed by the Attorney General of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, the federal government wants the court to make an order...

 

Xenophobia: Nigeria Summons South Africa's High Commissioner

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Nigeria's Foreign Ministry has summoned South Africa's High Commissioner over anti-immigrant violence in which at least seven people have been killed. It called on the South African authorities to quell the unrest and bring those involved to book. Isolated counter-protests involving a few dozen people have occurred in Nigeria, in whose economy...

 

Petition Tribunals: Appeal Court President Warns Judges

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The president of the court of appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, says she will descend heavily on any judge found wanting during the elections petition tribunals. Justice Bulkachuwa said this in Abuja at the opening of a three-day retreat for justices of the court of appeal and chairmen election petition tribunals on...

 

Nigeria Immigration Begins Recruitment

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The Nigerian immigration service is holding another recruitment exercise after last year’s stampede that claimed several lives. The two-day exercise is being organized by the presidential committee to assist on immigration recruitment....

President Jonathan Sacks IGP Suleiman Abba, Appoints Solomon Arase as Acting IGP

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President Jonathan on Tuesday, April 21 sacked IGP Suleiman Abba and appointed Solomon Arase as Acting IGP. This was contained in a statement released by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.   The statement reads: President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of...

 

Deltans In Abuja Commend INEC

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The Delta state residents in Abuja have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for its role in ensuring peaceful and transparent election during the presidential election on March 28 and the April 11 governorship polls in the state. The group coordinator, Patrick Fufeyin, who made this known during a press...

 

Cote D’voire President Visits Buhari, Praises Nigeria Elections

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President of Cote D’voire Alasanne Dramane says the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2015 elections in Nigeria is a lesson for other African countries. Alasanne said this after holding a closed door meeting with Nigeria’s President –elect General Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja....

 

President Ouattara Thanks President Jonathan

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President of Cote D’ivoire, Alassane Ouattara says President Goodluck Jonathan has left a positive legacy for the African continent as he prepares to bow out as president of Africa’s most populous country. The Ivorian leader had paid a thank-you visit to the Nigerian leader at the Aso rock in Abuja on...

 

South Africa Xenophobia: Nigerians Rise In Protest

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Nigerians took to the streets in protest on Monday giving the South African government a 24-hour deadline to end the senseless killing of people from other African countries doing legitimate business in that country. Reports say the protesters made the demand when they marched to the South African High Commission in...

Chukwumerije Dies At 75

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Former Nigerian senator and Information Mister Uche Chukwemerije is dead. He dies in an Abuja hospital at the age of 75. Chukwumerije was elected a senator of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria in April 2003, representing Abia north senatorial district. He served as Minister Of Information in the final days of the military...

USA On Chibok Girls

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One year after over two hundred girls were kidnapped from their school by Boko haram insurgents, the nation’s focus appeared to have shifted to their memory rather than their rescue. While the cry to “ Bring Back Our Girls” remains a worldwide cause, Nigerians in Boston including students of Harvard university...

DHQ On Insurgency

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Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh says the feeling of hopelessness is one of the reasons for the Boko haram terror attacks in country’s North East. The Air Chief said this at the Defence headquarters in Abuja when the support our troops foundation presented three thousand books...

 

NUJ Elections

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The president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Mohammed Garba has promised to conduct a free, fair and credible election to elect its national delegates for the next tenure. Garba made this known on Friday during a formal inauguration of a seven-man committee to conduct rancour-free elections....

 

Temporary Respite For Air Travellers

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Normal flight operations have been restored at the country airports after a six-hour cancellation on Thursday, which was provoked by the strike of the traffic controllers union over unpaid salaries and allowances. The respite may however be temporary if the union goes ahead with its planned total shutdown scheduled to begin...

NHRC Condemns Kidnappings In The Country

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the spate of kidnappings in the country. Executive secretary of the commission Professor Bem Angwe made the condemnation while reacting to the recent abduction of the three children of Lere Orekoye in Lagos. He advised parents and guardians not to entrust...