Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Wizkid releases hit single Azonto video

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After months of slamming the nation’s airwaves, Wizkid has released the video of his super-hit single Azonto.

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Ebonyi state-owned varsity shut down over students’ protest

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EBONYI state government Thursday shut down its own institution, Ebonyi state University, EBSU, Abakaliki over the multiple protests that had plagued the University since the commencement of this year’s academic session by the students who are demanding a reduction in their tuition fees.

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Slim Burna pushes “I’m on fire” mixtape

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Slim Burner

Multi-genre musician and record producer Gabriel Halliday aka Slim Burna has just unveiled the official release date and cover art for his highly anticipated mixtape, “I’m On Fire”.

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Benedict vows ‘unconditional obedience’ to future Pope

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Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday vowed “unconditional obedience and reverence” to his successor on his final day as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics

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Somali president offers amnesty to pirates

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Somalia’s president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the Horn of Africa nation’s coast, he told AFP.

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Issues facing the next pope

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Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation on Thursday will leave his successor a formidable to-do list as the head of a Roman Catholic Church hit hard by sex abuse and money laundering scandals, internal bickering and growing secularism in Europe.

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FG plans N3bn loan for mechanised farming

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The Federal Government said on Wednesday in Abuja that it had set aside N3 billion for mechanised farming, to enable farmers to access modern implements.

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Attacks on my book’ll not change facts – El-Rufai

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FORMER Minister of the Federal Capital Territory,FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has said that attacks on him following his newly published book, would not change the message of the book, saying the contents were facts that happened.

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Britain warns against travel to North after Islamist raids

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Britain has warned its citizens in Nigeria to stay away from northern parts of the country where Islamist militants have threatened to attack and abduct nationals from Western countries.

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Arios! Pope Benedict XVI

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TODAY marks the end of the reign of Pope Benedict XVI as the head of the Catholic Church, in a manner like no other. We are witnessing the end of an epoch which last took place 598 years ago – a living Pope is acceding his office.

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Covenant varsity: Court adjourns suit of student expelled over porn

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Justice Mobolaji Ojo of Ogun State High Court sitting in Otta has fixed March 27, 2013 for Judgement in the suit filed by Vwamhi Longji Felix, challenging his illegal expulsion by the Covenant University, for allegedly watching pornography and secular music on his laptop.

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Police nab 3 for allegedly stealing 10 day old baby

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The police in Enugu have arrested three persons, including a lady for allegedly stealing a 10-day old baby.

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Which way, Nigeria? (I)

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Nigeria

WE shall keep remembering Charles Dickens (1812–1870). He might have been one of those who, in the early days, saw tomorrow. We are almost convinced that when he engaged himself in the superlative degree of comparison, close to a century and half ago, Dickens was already seeing the Nigeria of today.

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Drogba gets Euro clearance, Lazio fined

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Didier Drogba will be allowed to play in Galatasaray’s Champions League clash against Schalke after the German club had their objections over his eligibility thrown out by UEFA on Wednesday.

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We didn’t kill any student of Nasarawa varsity – Army

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that its troops killed four students of the Nasarawa State University who were protesting poor state of infrastructure in the institution, adding that its soldiers did not shoot any of the students during the protest.

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Newswatch suit: Jimoh Ibrahim owes me N30m, Ray Ekpu tells court

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Former Chief Executive Officer of Newswatch Communications Limited, Mr. Ray Ekpu, yesterday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that only a part of his retirement benefits was paid to him, after Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim acquired majority shares of the company.

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Senate moves to end unlawful detention

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MOVED by the dehumanizing condition which inmates were subjected to in the nation’s prisons, the Senate has begun the process of putting an end to unlawful detention of persons.

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Jonathan to NASS: You’re laying landmines for me

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President Goodluck Jonathan (l) addressing newsmen shortly on arrival at the Yamoussoukro International Airport, Cote D'ivoire for the 42nd Ordinary Summit Of Heads Of State and Government of ECOWAS on Wednesday (27/2/12).with him is President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D'ivoire.

SIXTY-NINE days after the National Assembly passed the 2013 Appropriation Bill, President Goodluck Jonathan reluctantly signed it into law fearing that it was replete with landmines, it was gathered.

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Oyerinde: Police covering up culprits, Oshiomhole insists

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Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, insisted that the Nigeria Police was shielding murder suspects involved in last year’s killing of his late Principal Private Secretary, Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde. Oshiomhole, who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, which held an investigative hearing on Oshiomhole’s allegations against the role of the Police in the murder case, said it was embarrassing that two security agencies working under the same government arrived at two conflicting conclusions on the case.

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32 countries to storm Warri for Athletics championships

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Over 421 athletes from 32 countries have so far confirmed their participation at the maiden African Athletics Youth Championships billed for March 27-31 in Warri, Delta State.

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Ado Bayero, 2 sons return

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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, returned home from London, yesterday evening, aboard a presidential jet which touched down at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at about 6.50pm.

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Ameobi, Martins still in Keshi’s plan

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Nigerians may have forgiven Shola Ameobi for declining a place in the Super Eagles team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup but the coach of the team from his words may give another chance to the Newcastle striker as the team starts preparation for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in March.

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Oke alleges irregularities in Ondo guber election

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THE candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, yesterday, opened his case before the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure challenging the Victory of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

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Nigeria loses N8trn to illegal gold mining

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Federal Government said, yesterday, that the country had lost $50 billion (N8 trillion) through illegal mining and exportation of unprocessed gold to neighbouring countries in the last 24 months.

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FG installs 3 power sub-stations in Lagos

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The Federal Government, yesterday, gave a boost to power supply in the country with the acquisition and installation of three units of 15 MVA (Megavolt Ampere) injection sub-stations in Lagos.

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The Sahel: Counting the cost of the war in Mali

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THE third phase of the battle in Mali is the democratisation process. The country’s electoral commission has announced July as the new month as opposed to April as initially agreed. This will present the challenge of healthy political process in the country when there are still conflicts in some parts of the country.

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Clinton: Fashola slams PDP

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GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, described Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as amateurish party, lacking in global development and trend.

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SANs, lawyers, hail NJC for retiring alleged ‘corrupt’ judges

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Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

National Judicial Council, NJC, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, last week after its emergency meeting in Abuja, recommended the retirement of two judges of the high court. The council accused Justices Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court and Thomas Naron of the Plateau State High Court for gross misconducts, contrary to their oaths of office. Specifically, they accused Justice Archibong of lacking “full grasp of the law and procedure of the court.”

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Nigeria, ten million mobile phones for farmers

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THE recently announced Ministry of Agriculture’s plan to distribute 10 million mobile phones to rural farmers has generated a lot of debate and criticisms. For Many Nigerians, it is a controversial gesture and a misplacement of priorities.

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Jonathan, Amaechi friction: Rivers youths threaten to dump PDP

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Some youths in Rivers State, under the aegis of Rivers Youths Democratic Movement, RYDM, have threatened to dump Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for emergent All Progressives Congress, APC, over perceived determination by President Goodluck Jonathan to frustrate Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s ambition in 2015.

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Court orders IGP, 2 others to pay lawyer N25.5m as damages

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OWERRI — An Owerri High Court presided over by Justice Nonyerem Okoronkwo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police to pay a Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr. Emeka Ozoani, N25.2 million instead of the N50 billion sought as aggravated damages for assault and humiliation.

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NNPC loses N3.6bn to Arepo pipeline vandalisation

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, might have lost N3.6 billion in the six weeks of the latest vandalism of its System 2B Pipeline at Arepo, in Ogun State. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, gave the indication, when he visited the site of the damaged pipeline, currently undergoing repairs.

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