Wednesday September 17th, 2014
Wednesday September 17th, 2014
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Sawyer was mad to bring Ebola here – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, described the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer’s visit that heralded the entry of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into the country, as “pure madness.”

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Osun: Why Aregbesola won

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State (2nd left) and his deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori celebrating their re-election at Freedom Park, Osogbo, yesterday. Photo: Dare Fasube. 

IT is no longer news that Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) comfortably beat Senator Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retain his seat for another 48 months in power in weekend’s Osun State polls. What perhaps is news is the avalanche of reasons for Aregbesola’s convincing victory.

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Osun Decides: Aregbesola leads

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was, last night, shoving aside a stiff challenge from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Senator Iyiola Omisore as early results from yesterday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State trickled in.

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Ebola Alert! Nigeria records 2 deaths, 9 cases

  /   in Ebola Outbreak, Headlines 12:32 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan approved a N1.9 billion special fund to combat Ebola

LIKE wild Harmattan fire, the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continued to spread yesterday across the globe with Nigeria recording two more cases and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a global health emergency.

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Ebola Latest: US rejects Nigeria’s request for trial drug

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The United States of America, yesterday, dashed the hope of an early cure for Ebola Virus victims in Nigeria when it refused to share the trial drug with Nigeria. US President Barak Obama says it would be premature to share the experimental drug with Africa.

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Ebola now national emergency – Health Minister

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FOLLOWING the death of the matron that was one of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died recently of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has described the presence of Ebola in the country as a national emergency.

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More feared infected with Ebola virus

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A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27. AFP PHOTO /

THERE were fears, yesterday, that six of the eight primary contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, may have tested positive to the Ebola virus, but are yet to show signs of the disease.

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Nigerian female doctor tests positive to Ebola

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Men clean their shop in Monrovia where offices were closed for disinfection against the epidemic of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola on August 1, 2014. The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the west African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea today to launch a $100 million (75 million euros) emergency joint response plan.   AFP PHOTO

The Federal Government has confirmed the first case of Ebola Virus Disease in a Nigerian medical doctor, who was among the people that had the first contact with Mr. Patrick Sawyer, the deceased Liberian and first confirmed Ebola victim in the country.

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Jonathan promotes hatred – Kwankwaso

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Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, yesterday, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of running a government based on ethnic sentiment and religious bigotry.

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Chibok girls fingered as suicide bombers

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

The delay in freeing the over 200 girls seized from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, may have exposed them to radicalisation by their captors, who are now using them for suicide bombings, a source told Sunday Vanguard at the weekend.

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Jonathan lacks political will to fight terror – Atiku

  /   in Headlines 12:17 am   /   Comments

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FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has taken a cursory look at the present security challenges in the country with massive killings and wanton destruction of property in some parts of the country by members of the Boko Haram sect, saying President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will to nip it in the bud.

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Ebola Scare in Anambra: Govt detains corpse from Liberia

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Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victim

A CORPSE of an Anambra State indigene brought from Liberia, yesterday, caused scare of the dreaded Ebola disease in the state, with officials of the state ministry of health directing security operatives to cordon off the mortuary where the body was deposited pending investigations by experts from the Federal Ministry of Health.

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EBOLA: Panic spreads

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Victim of the deadly Ebola virus disease, Patrick Sawyer wth wife, Decontee

Following the death in Nigeria of a Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, panic has gripped Nigerians especially all those who were in the same flight with him from Liberia.

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N100m LARGESSE: Our leaders cheated us — Chibok parents

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President Jonathan interacting with parents of abducted Chibok girls at the State House

The N100 million cash gift allegedly given to parents of abducted Chibok girls when they met President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22 at the Presidential Villa is now causing disquiet among the aggrieved parents.

They have reported ly cried out that they have been cheated by their community leaders in the sharing formula.

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Female suicide bombers strike again in Kano

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Panic gripped residents of the ancient city of Kano, yesterday, as two female suicide bombers struck the city within five hours of each other, killing five persons less than 24 hours after another set of bombers blasted the city, killing six persons.

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Female suicide bomber, 5 others killed in Kano

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President Goodluck Jonathan (r) receiving a greeting card from Vice President Namadi Sambo; FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed and the Minister of State FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinnjide during Eid-il-Fitri homage paid the President by residents of the FCT led by Vice President Namadi Sambo at the President's Residence, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Ancient city of Kano witnessed fresh bomb attacks, yesterday, as twin explosions targeted at worshippers at Saint Charles Catholic Church, Sabon Gari, and a police check point in Kano killed six persons. The dead included a soldier, two women, a man, a child and a female suicide bomber.

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Kaduna Blasts: Killing Buhari, Bauchi would have set Nigeria on fire – Presidency

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THE Presidency yesterday expressed thanks to God that the perpetrators of Wednesday’s twin bomb blasts targeted at both the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi in Kaduna State, did not achieve their evil motives of killing the two prominent Nigerians, saying that the country would have been set on fire if they had succeeded.

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KADUNA BOMB ATTACK: I don’t know how I came out alive – Buhari

  /   in Headlines 12:05 am   /   Comments

Black jeep of Gen Buhari attacked in Kaduna on Wednesday

Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday, said it remained a mystery how he survived the bomb attack on his convoy in Kaduna on Wednesday.

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82 killed, scores injured as Buhari escapes death in Kaduna bomb blast

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People look at the burnt out shell of a car following an explosion on July 23, 2014 in Kaduna, north of Nigeria. A second blast today in the city has killed at least 17 people, the national rescue agency said, after an earlier suicide attack in the city killed at least 25. An around-the-clock curfew was announced for the city after the bombings. AFP PHOTO

At least 82 persons were killed yesterday, and several others injured in two bomb blasts in Kaduna, targeted at former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi. Both men, however, escaped unhurt.

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100 days after: Why I have not visited Chibok – President

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CHIBOK GIRLS—President Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, David Mark in a group photograph with the girls that escaped from their abductors during the special meeting between the parents of the abducted Chibok girls and the President at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, yesterday. Inset: President Jonathan with some of the parents at the meeting. Photos. Abayomi Adeshida.

ONE hundred days after the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, met with parents of the girls. At the closed-door meeting were 53 of the girls, who had earlier escaped from their abductors as well as representatives of Chibok community and other stakeholders.

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Buhari to Jonathan: Nigeria sitting on keg of gun powder

  /   in Headlines 12:07 am   /   Comments

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Former Head of State and chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, x-rayed current political developments in the country and concluded that Nigeria was headed for the brink.

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Why Nyako fled Nigeria — Aide

  /   in Headlines 12:58 am   /   Comments

Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

There was a clear indication last night that former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was sacked last week, had fled the country.

A competent source confirmed to Vanguard exclusively that the governor was not in Nigeria, having left the shores shortly after he was impeached by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct.

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Treason, Graft: Nyako on the run – EFCC

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AFTER fruitless attempts to pin down and arrest impeached Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, the Federal Government appears to be under pressure to declare him wanted.

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Impeachment Bid: Nasarawa erupts in protests

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Impeachment— Nasarawa State residents took to the streets, yesterday, protesting moves to impeach Governor Tanko Al-Makura. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Hell was literally let loose, yesterday, in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital as supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, engaged in a free-for-all, using dangerous weapons over attempts to impeach the state governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura by the state House of Assembly.

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Terrorists having upper hand – Danjuma

  /   in Headlines 12:36 am   /   Comments

VICTIMS' SUPPORT COMMITTEE—President Goodluck Jonathan (3rd left); Vice President Namadi Sambo (2nd  left); Chairman of the Committee on Victims'    Support Fund, Lt. Gen. T. Y. Danjuma and other members at the inauguration of the committee at State House, Abuja, yesterday.

Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.), yesterday, lamented that insurgents appear to be having an upper hand in the country at the moment and tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to bring the insurgency to an end.

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Nyako impeached; faces treason charges

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ADAMAWA—Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi (L), administering Oath of Office on the  Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru, at the Government House in Yola after impeachment of Nyako yesterday.

There were indications last night that the impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, might be arrested by security agents and charged to court for alleged treason.

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Deadlock in confab over derivation votes

  /   in Headlines 12:07 am   /   Comments

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UNABLE to reach an agreement on three major fund-related issues, the National Conference, yesterday, threw back the key issues to the Federal Government to work out and adjourned till August 4.

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Impeachment: Panel indicts Nyako

  /   in Headlines 12:10 am   /   Comments

Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

There were indications last night that the panel raised by the Adamawa State House of Assembly to probe the allegations of misappropriation of funds had indicted the state governor, Murtala Nyako. Also, the panel might have cleared his deputy, Bala James Ngilari. The panel is expected to submit its report to the state House of Assembly today.

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Revenue Formula: Confab in disarray, adjourns abruptly

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UPROAR OVER Revenue formula: Delegates to the National Conference argue during debate on revenue sharing formula as the conference degenerated into a rowdy session, yesterday.

THE National Conference was, yesterday, thrown into confusion as moves to reach a compromise on recommendations ended in deadlock sparking off chaos at the plenary session. The rowdy situation forced the house to adjourn abruptly till Monday to prevent the exchanges from degenerating to fisticuffs.

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Confab: Protest, as c’ttee raises derivation to 18%

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THERE were protests on the floor of the National Conference, yesterday, as the Elders’ Committee raised the 13 per cent derivation to 18 per cent.

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How Nyako can be saved – PRESIDENCY

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Last minute spirited efforts by two former heads of state to stave off the axe of impeachment hanging over the head of embattled Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, are not yielding fruits.

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North fails to stop CONFAB on new states

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Confab: From left, Alh. Umaru Hadejima discussing with Senator Shaidu Dansadau and Dr Garba Abari  during Consideration of Devolution of Power Committee’s Report at National Confab in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

THE planned showdown between southern and northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference over reshaping the power configuration in the country, turned into an anti-climax, yesterday, after conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi ruled against reversion of positions adopted last week.

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