Thursday December 25th, 2014
Thursday December 25th, 2014
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You’ve made a career of lying, Soyinka replies Obasanjo

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NOBEL prize laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, gave a rebuttal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest book, My Watch describing it as a narrative by a career liar always determined to crookedly project himself above his true standing among men.

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Bloody Monday: Bombers hit Gombe, Bauchi, kill 30

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BOMBING—Scene of the bomb blast at Dukku Motor Park in Gombe where 20 people died and 25 sustained various degrees of injuries, yesterday. Photo: NAN.

NO fewer than 20 people lost their lives with 25 others sustaining various degrees of injuries in yesterday’s bomb blast at Dukku motor park in Gombe.

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PDP Presidential Fund-Raising: Presidency, APC bicker over N21bn

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PDP FUND From left Senate President Senator David Mark, Vice President Arc. Namadi Sambo President Goodluck Jonathan, National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party PDP Alh. Adamu Muazu, Chairman  PDP Board of Trustee Chief Tony Anineh , Deputy Speaker Chief Emeka Ihedioaha and the Party Deputy National Chairman Prince  Uche Secondus  at  for the Party Fund Raising Dinner at the State House Abuja Saturday 20th 12 2014 STATE HOUSE PHOTOS

THE Presidency and groups backing the presidential aspiration of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) were at each other’s throats, yesterday, over the sum of N21.27bn raised at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign fund-raising dinner.

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Boko Haram killed our youths, took away our wives, daughters – Residents

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Eight months after Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 276 school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, with more than 200 of them still in captivity, the terrorists have again abducted another 191 people including women, girls and boys from Gumsuri community near Chibok.

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Why I chose Osinbajo as running mate – BUHARI

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BUHARI'S RUNNING MATE—APC Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari presenting his running mate  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Abuja.

All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, unveiled his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as a man of unimpeachable integrity who he said would join him in restoring hope to the country’s citizenry.

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Jonathan to present N4.4trn budget today

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2015-BUDGET

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan will today present the 2015 budget proposal of N4,357.96 trillion to the National Assembly.

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Court refuses to unseat Tambuwal as Speaker

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DEcamped—Speaker Tambuwal after decamping to APC, yesterday.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, refused to grant a fresh ex-parte application seeking to restrain Mr. Aminu Tambuwal from further acting as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Aftermath of PDP Primaries: Senators plot to impeach mark

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SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND THE  PDP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, ALHAJI BAMANGA TUKUR AT THE PDP FAMILY DINNER IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY

ABUJA — THE Senate may witness a change of leadership if the threat by aggrieved senators from the two main political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to impeach Senate President David Mark for not protecting them in the just concluded party primaries is carried out.

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Eligibility for 2015: Jonathan’s fate uncertain

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President Goodluck Jonathan displaying Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms  at the People's Democratic Party's Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday (30/10/14).

Tension is mounting at the Presidency and the core North over the court case challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 presidential election.

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2015 Presidency: It’s Buhari Vs Jonathan

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Buhari and Jonathan

WITH 3,430 votes, former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday, trounced his four opponents to emerge the 2015 presidential candidate of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Buhari, Atiku, Kwankwaso gun for APC ticket as PDP crowns Jonathan

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Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan (L) and vice president Namadi Sambo wave to supporters during a presidential primary in Abuja, on December 10, 2014. Jonathan is expected to be formally endorsed as the PDP candidate, with no other challengers, for the next year presidential elections.    AFP PHOTO

AS the Special National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ratifies President Goodluck Jonathan as PDP’s presidential candidate today, former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd); former Vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Kano State Governor, Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso are locked in last-minute manoeuvres to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket.

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Governors behind my 3rd term bid – obasanjo

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Author/Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, (left) with the Publisher of the Book ,Dr Eghosa Imasuen, at the presentation of a Book Tittle: ''My Watch'', By Olusegun Obasanjo in Lagos... yersterday 09/12/2014

President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, for the first time opened up on the third term agenda in the twilight of his two-term presidency, accusing some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors of being behind the third term project because they were going to benefit from it.

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PDP Governorship Primaries: Ribadu, Folarin, Okowa, Agbaje, others win

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APART from initial hitches leading to late commencement in most states and boycotts by aggrieved aspirants in a couple of states, the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lived up to the billing, yesterday.

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Akpabio, Orji, Jang, others win PDP Senate tickets

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Chairman PDP Governors' Forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State briefing State Houyse Correspondents on the meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the aggreived PDP Governors at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

THE  nationwide senatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) churned out a mixed grill of shocking and expected results.

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2015 Presidential Election: My conditions to campaign for Jonathan — Gov Sule Lamido

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Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido to endorse the presidential ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

Congresses for the nomination of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates for the Houses of Assembly election in 2015 took place nationwide on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Governor Sule Lamido joined his fellow delegates to participate in the exercise in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State. Lamido later spoke to Sunday Vanguard on some political issues

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REVEALED: What OBJ actually told PDP governors

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From Left Governor of Bauchi State, Ishaya Aguda, Godwin Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obansajo, Muhazu Aliu Babagida of Niger State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Liwel Imoke of  Cross River State during the visit to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hill Top Resident GRA Ibara, Abeokuta on the 4th December, 2014. PHOTO WUMI AKINOLA

Abeokuta, yesterday evening, indicating that the outcome of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors who had gone there to plead for the President’s support was initially played down.

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APC Primaries: Ambode tops in Lagos as Tambuwal, Umana, Emerhor, others win

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State (2nd right) receiving his certificate of return.

AMID hitches here and there, the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, held governorship primaries across the country to pick its governorship candidates in 31 states where governorship elections will hold next year.

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Damaturu, Maiduguri Aattacks : 38 policemen, 6 soldiers, 106 others dead

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Relatives sit around one of the victims of twin suicide blasts at Kano central mosque in the accident and emergency ward of the Nassarawa Specilist Hospital in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 28, 2014. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists tha have been carrying deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO

The Police High Command in Abuja, yesterday, confirmed that 38 Police officers were killed during Monday and Tuesday’s attacks on Damaturu and Maiduguri by Boko Haram terrorists, who targeted police stations and other security agencies. More than 150 persons, including two medical doctors, a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu and his two children were also killed during the attacks, a rescue official and a health worker told AFP.

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50 female suicide bombers on the prowl

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A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014.

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100 killed as Boko Haram hits Yobe, Borno

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Residents look at a burnt car outside the central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on Novemer 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday, intensified terrorist activities, targeting two state capitals in the North-Eastern part of the country with co-ordinated bomb explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State capital and gun attacks in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.

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Kano mosque attack, sin against God – Pope

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Pope Francis on Sunday joined forces with Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew I to make a rare joint pledge of support for the embattled Christians of the Middle East. On the final day of his first visit to Turkey, Francis also urged an end to the millennium-old schism between the Orthodox and Catholic churches and said this was all the more urgent due to the violence against Christians by Islamic State (IS) extremists.    AFP PHOTO

CATHOLIC Pontiff, Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attacks that occurred at the Emir of Kano’s Central mosque in Kano, which claimed about 200 lives, describing it as an “extremely serious sin against God.”

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Bomb blasts kill 200 in Kano Central Mosque

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A man speaks on his hospital bed on November 25, 2014 about injuries sustained following double female suicide bomb attacks that killed 45 people in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria.  More than 45 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in northeast Maiduguri

The orgy of violence in the Northern part of the country by gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, continued yesterday, with the killing of over 200 Muslim worshippers, who were sent to their grave by a triple blast that rocked Kano Central Mosque, where the Emir of Kano normally leads prayers.

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Corruption Allegation: You lied, Senate hits back at Obasanjo

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OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

THE Senate yesterday tackled former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo over his allegation that the National Assembly was using constituency projects to siphon public funds, saying the former president was out to denigrate the sanctity of the parliament.

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Why Jonathan has failed to defeat B’Haram – OBJ

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President Jonathan and Gen. Obasanjo (Rtd)

FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, sneered at President Goodluck Jonathan for not having adequate understanding of the Boko Haram insurgency and being unable to proffer a response to the menace starring the nation in the face.

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CBN devalues Naira, now N168 to dollar

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, yesterday, devalued the national currency, the Naira, as it moved the midpoint of the official window of the foreign exchange market from N155 to N168 to the one US Dollar. This means that the Naira will exchange between N168 and N174 to the dollar at the foreign exchange market. Official devaluation of the naira became inevitable as a result of reduction in government revenue from oil production and sales. The devaluation will increase the volume of Naira available to the federation account and to various levels of government to prosecute their local programmes.

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Court voids charges against Nyanya bomber

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, struck out the three-count terrorism charge preferred against Aminu Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the April 14, 2014 bomb blast that killed more than 75 persons and injured 120 others at a crowded motor park in Nyanya Abuja.

The charges was entered against him by the Inspector-General of Police.

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Nigeria on the verge of chaos – Tukur

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*PDP National Chairman, Dr Bamanga Tukur

More reactions have continued to trail last Thursday’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police as former Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Adeniyi Akintola and various groups and professional associations have condemned the invasion and called for caution.

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Don’t arrest Tambuwal, APC warns

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From the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, came a stern warning to the Presidency: Shelve any plan to arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.

The opposition party said government would be pouring petrol on naked fire if Tambuwal was arrested. The warning was issued on a day the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the police denied that any move to arrest the Speaker was being contemplated.

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S-Court reinstates impeached Taraba Deputy Governor

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Abubakar Danladi and Umar Garba

The Supreme Court, yesterday, voided the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sani Abubakar by the State House of Assembly.

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Police take over NASS, tear-gas lawmakers

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Tambuwal adjourns sitting till Dec 3, says House under siege

Heavily armed policemen, yesterday, invaded the National Assembly complex, tear-gassed and tried to prevent members of the House of Representatives, including the Speaker, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from entering the complex.

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Buhari, Amaechi, others in protest rally against FG

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APC Leaders Ogbonnaya Onu(right) Muhammadu Buhari APC National Chairman John Oyegun ,Nat Sec, Mai Mala Buni and Hon Farouk Adamu  during the Salvation Rally by the party in Abuja yesterday  Photos Abayomi Fayese

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant and former Head of State, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, led thousands of party supporters in a protest rally in Abuja, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government of playing politics with Boko Haram.

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Naira in free fall against dollar

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The recovered stolen money.

The fortunes of the national currency, the Naira took a sharp turn downwards yesterday as it fell by 270 kobo, with the parallel market exchange rate rising to N180 per dollar from N177.3 on Monday.

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