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TAN Rallies Offending The Sensibilities And Intelligence Of Nigerians - APC

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country.Responding to the tepid defence of...

 

Nigerian Military Says One Of Its Air Force Plane Missing In Northeast

3 years ago /

A Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country's far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military said on Sunday.

Former President, Obasanjo To Visit Injured Son In Jos Today

3 years ago /

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is expected in Jos, Plateau State capital today, to visit his injured son, Lt Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, who is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the city. It was gathered that the former President, who is billed to touch ground at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos...

 

15 Dead, And Several Injured At Synagogue Church, Lagos

3 years ago /

Disaster struck yesterday at the headquarters of the popular pastor TB Joshua’s Synagogue of All Nation Church in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb when a six-storey building under re-construction in the premises collapsed at about 1pm, killing 15 members. Located behind the main structure, the collapsed building was identified as the Guest...

Governor Amaechi’s Cousin Assassinated in Rivers State

3 years ago /

Pandemonium broke out in Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State following the murder of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, an cousin to the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi. Some suspected assassins killed Mr. Ordu, the Vice-Principal of Community Secondary School, Aluu, earlier in the week. The deceased, whose pastime was hunting,...

NUPENG Gives FG 2-Week Ultimatum To Fix S/S AND S/E Region Roads

3 years ago /

Another industrial action looms in Nigeria, as the National Union of the Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, gives the federal government two weeks ultimatum to begin fixing roads in the south-south and south-east region of the country In a press statement signed by the national chairman of the petroleum tanker...

Jonathan Has No 'Liver' To Prosecute Sheriff - APC

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of being economical with the truth in its response to the widespread condemnation of President Goodluck Jonathan for hobnobbing with accused Boko Haram sponsor Ali Modu Sheriff.In a statement issued in Dubai on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai...

NECA Faults FG's Jobs Board Composition

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 inaugurated the Presidential Jobs Board, headed by the Vice-President Namadi Sambo and mandated it to create three million jobs in 12 months. Other members of the board include: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim; Minister of Petroleum Resources,...

Breaking: Scores Feared Dead As Building Collapses Near Synagogue Church In Lagos

3 years ago /

A number of people have been feared dead following the collapse of a building near Synagogue Church, Ikotun, Lagos. The incident which occured at about 2pm claimed the lives of worshippers in the Church who were probably staying in the building....

Withdraw Academic Certificates Of Guilty Corrupt Leaders - Omeri

3 years ago /

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, (NOA), Mike Omeri is calling for the withdrawal of academic certificates of public and private sector leaders found guilty of corruption to serve as a deterrent to others. Omeri believes this will help in building a corrupt-free society. He said this while receiving the vice-chancellor, university...

2015 Elections: INEC To Use Card Readers To Authenticate PVCs

3 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says its plan to use a card reader to identify authentic permanent voter cards for the 2015 elections has met all necessary security features and has been verified to be full-proof to ensure that the voting process is ninety-nine percent free of rigging. The commission...

Ex-Governor Of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff Still Under Probe - Presidency

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has come out and vehemently denied travelling to Chad with a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, for a meeting with the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, on terrorism issues. The President said he was fully aware of allegations leveled against the former governor, adding that he was...

'No Successful Bank Robbery In Lagos Since 2008' - Fashola

3 years ago /

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, speaking at the debut of “Both Sides” a political discourse organized by The Kukah Centre, during the week said there has been no successful case of armed robbery on any bank in his state in the last six years. He said since 2008, all robbery...

Ali Modu Sheriff Wasn't Part Of The President's Entourage To Chad - Presidency

3 years ago /

According to the special adviser to the Presdient on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, Ali Modu Sheriff was not part of the President Jonathan's entourage. We have noted with surprise, the unnecessary hue and cry raised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other bigoted critics of the Jonathan Administration over...

FG Aims At Enhancing Medical Services In Nigeria - Jonathan

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Thursday  in Abuja that the Federal Government is working to enhance medical services in the country by acquiring new technology and strengthening bilateral cooperation with countries like Cuba that have clear competence and expertise in the medical field. Speaking at an audience with the outgoing Ambassador...

Jonathan Didn't Have To Wait For International Media To Give Directive On #BringBackGoodluck Posters - APC

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the order by President Goodluck Jonathan for the removal of the #BringBackJonathan as a good first step, which is a mockery of the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag that has helped to call global attention to the fate of the over 200 girls who were abducted by Boko...

Ukraine Crisis: Nigerian Students To Be Transferred To Safer Regions

3 years ago /

The ongoing fight against Ukrainian military and separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk regions has compelled Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science to request the transfer of Nigerian students studying in universities in the regions to the safer central and western regions to continue their education Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on...

Construction Work On Second Niger Bridge To Begin Next Quarter

3 years ago /

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), one of the concessionaires of the Second Niger Bridge yesterday revealed that construction work at the bridge would commence before the end of the year. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NSIA, Mr. Uche Orji, said this while speaking at the launch of the 2014 Nigerian...

2015 Elections: We Can't Guarantee It Will Be Violence Free - INEC

3 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed doubts over a violence-free 2015 general elections in Nigeria.  

Nwanyanwu Quits Office As Labour Party National Chairman

3 years ago /

National chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, Tuesday gave an indication that he will be stepping down as chairman of the party.