Friday August 22nd, 2014
Friday August 22nd, 2014
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Perm Sec blames delay on East-West road on inadequate funding

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The out-going Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Bashar, yesterday, blamed the set-back on completion of the East-West road on inadequate funding by the Federal Government.

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Fight against terrorism: Gov. Orji wants Army encouraged

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ABIA State governor, Theodore Orji, has called on Nigerians to encourage the Nigerian Army in the battle against the current security challenges facing the nation.

Governor Orji said encouragement and not criticism was what the soldiers needed now to be able to battle the Boko Haram terrorists tormenting the nation.

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Ekiti PDP dissociates self from planned pro-Jonathan rally In Ibadan

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ADO EKITI—THE planned political rally by a group within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ibadan Oyo State, tomorrow to drum up support for the second term bid of the President Goodluck Jonathan might have suffered a setback yesterday as Ekiti State chapter of PDP dissociated itself with the rally.

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Amosun must double subvention of tertiary institutions — NASU

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

ABEOKUTA—NON Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU has urged the State government to increase the subvention of tertiary institutions in the state from its present 20 per cent to 100 per cent.

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MDGs: South-South compares notes, adopts new approach to meet target

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With only less than a year to the 2015 target of the Millennium Development Goals, the South-South states, yesterday, took time off in Abuja to compare notes on what they had been dong in the area of education with a view to meeting the target set by the United Nations.

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Revenue Allocation: FG yet to justify its 52 percent share — Fashola

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Babatunde Raji Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State yesterday said the Federal Government was yet to justify the 52 percent revenue allocation; it received monthly from the federation account.

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Confab delegates form group to push for implementation of report

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Confab: From left, Mr Christian Udechukwu, Chief Dan Nwanyanu, Chief Victor Umeh and Senator Ike Nwachukwu discussing during National Conference in Abuja . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

ABUJA — As the 2014 National Conference came to an end, yesterday, some delegates have formed a pressure group which main aim is to explore all necessary avenues to ensure that all the adopted recommendations of the conference are implemented by the Federal Government.

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Police allay fears over abandoned car in Mararaba, Abuja

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ABUJA — The Police in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed the report of a bomb attempt in the Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory over a suspicious car parked in the middle of the road which caused serious pandemonium in the area.

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Adamawa 2014: APC calls for lifting of curfew

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As the October 11 governorship by-election in Adamawa State draws nearer, the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to lift the existing curfew in the state in order to create a level-playing field for all political parties that will participate in the electoral contest.

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NURTW CLASH IN LAGOS: Oluomo’s loyalists destroyed his property, says factional leader

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Protesting NURTW members in Lagos.

LAGOS — Members of a faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, yesterday described as untrue, claim by their National Treasurer, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka Oluomo, that loyalists of a factional leader destroyed his (Oluomo) property during last Saturday’s clash at the 10th anniversary of the coronation of Oba Agbabiaka of Isolo.

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Ekiti denies outbreak of ebola

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Government yesterday debunked rumour of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the state and cautioned against creating unjustifiable panic through indiscriminate spreading of unsubstantiated rumours about spurious cases of Ebola.

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Two student cult leaders nabbed for murder

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AKURE — TWO students of the Ondo State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, who are said to be notorious cult leaders, Jimoh Fidelis and Dare Wale, have been arrested by Police detectives for murder.

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Fishermen rescue 74 Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria migrants drifting at sea

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Tunisian fishermen rescued 74 migrants Thursday who had drifted for five days after leaving Libya aboard an inflatable boat in an attempt to reach Italy, an official said.

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Pension funds: FG’s retirees raise alert over fresh looting

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The Association of Federal Public Service Retirees, AFPSR, Thursday, cried out to President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene and save them from impending agonies, saying the looting in the pension offices was resurfacing.

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I was offered N30,000 for human skull —Suspect

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LAGOS — Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos have smashed a syndicate that specialised in selling human parts, arresting three of its members.

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Van Vicker quits set for fear of Ebola

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It thus sounds like many of the jokes being peddled about the Ebola scare but award winning Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker, doesn’t see anything about the virus as a joke. The actor who has a Liberian lineage, has made it open that he is scared of going back to Liberia to shoot the second part of his movie, ‘Bendu Sudan’ because of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country,

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Killer of Lagos bizwoman charged with murder, robbery

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An Ebute-Metta magistrate’s court has ordered that a 31-year-old man, William Kenneth Chukwunango, a.k.a KCM, who murdered his lover, a business woman based in Festac Town, Lagos, Lizzy Njideka-Nzewi, be remanded in prison custody, pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

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Thousands receiving aid after Boko Haram siege

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Nearly 11,500 people from one town in northeast Nigeria are receiving emergency aid after fleeing Boko Haram militants, the country’s main relief agency said on Thursday.

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Ebola: Woman dies, after 4 hospitals fail to treat her

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Medics in full gear to avoid contracting the virus

Ekiti State Government yesterday debunked rumours of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the state and cautioned against creating unjustifiable panic through indiscriminate spreading of unsubstantiated rumours about spurious cases of Ebola

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Confab:  We have shamed our critics – Jonathan

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Confab Closes— From left: President Goodluck Jonathan receiving Report of 2014 National Conference from  Chairman of the Confab, Justice Idris Kutigi at the closing ceremony of conference in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

My dear brothers and sisters, I am not unmindful that there were delegates who were in this hall when I inaugurated this conference who today are not part of this closing event as the cold hands of death have snatched them. I pray that Almighty God will grant eternal repose to the souls of our departed patriots and protect all the families they have left behind. They would be proud of what you, their living colleagues, have done to end what we started together.

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Ebola: NURTW cautions members against over-loading

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A Lagos commercial bus popularly called DANFO

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Thursday advised its members against over loading passengers to reduce the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD).

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Insecurity: FG plans summit for youth organisations

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FEDERAL Government has planned to organise a summit for Uniform Youth Organisations to come up with a common position aimed at promoting peace and curbing insecurity in the country.

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IGP appoints Ojukwu, Police PRO, deploys Mba

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Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has appointed DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu as the new Force Public Relations Officer to replace ACP Frank Mba who has been redeployed to Lagos State Command as an Area Commander, Area J, Ajah.

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S.Africa parliament in chaos as members yell at Zuma ‘Pay back the money’

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South Africa’s parliament collapsed into unprecedented chaos Thursday as a group of radical lawmakers hijacked presidential question time, standing and yelling repeatedly at President Jacob Zuma: “Pay back the money”.

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Police  arrests  man for abducting traffic Warden

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gun State Police Command has arrested a young man, Tosin Owolola,27, for allegedly abducting a traffic warden at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta .

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UK launches £6.5m Ebola research fund

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Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the Wellcome Trust on Thursday in London launched a 6.5 million pounds appeal fund for research on combating the Ebola virus.

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Boko Haram takes over another Yobe town

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Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official said Thursday.

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S.Africa bans travellers from Ebola-hit nations

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South Africa on Thursday issued a ban on all non-citizens travelling from three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola.

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Nigerians mourn brave doctor, Ameyo Adadevoh

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Nigerians are united in paying tribute to the Senior Consultant/Physician and Endocrinologist at First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who many noted ‘sacrificed’ her life to curb the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by restraining Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer to his bed.

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Ribadu’s fate uncertain as PDP NWC fails to consider waiver

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ABUJA — THE prospect of the 2011 presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in jeopardy, yesterday, following the failure of the PDP’s National Working Committee, NWC, to discuss a waiver for him.

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Ameyo Adadevoh: Presidency, Ezekwesili, others pay tribute

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Dr.Ameyo Adadevoh

The Presidency has paid tribute to the late Dr. Ameyo Shade Stella Adadevoh, who died of the Ebola Virus disease she contracted from the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer.

Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, described her as the real Nigerian hero, quoted the bible in his tribute. He tweeted via his handle @renoomokri that, “No greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends-John 15:13. Rest in Peace #DrAdadevohaRealNigerianhero”.

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UK to send three jets to search Chibok girls

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Britain’s RoyaL Air RAF, Force will send three warplanes to help locate the Nigerian schoolgirls taken by an Islamist terror group, the force has reported.

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