Wednesday July 30th, 2014
Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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Jonathan launches new 64-page e-passport

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President Goodluck Jonathan has launched the new 64-page e-passport in Abuja, Wednesday.

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Chibok parents need comfort, not sorrow; Presidency tells Ezekwesili, others

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The presidency has urged Nigerians to desist from spreading false stories capable of compounding the woes of the parents of the abducted Chibok girls

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Army inaugurates Court Martial to try erring personnel

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Maj.-Gen Emmanuel Abejirin, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division Nigerian Army, Ibadan, on Wednesday inaugurated a general court martial to try erring personnel within the division

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10-year-old, 2 others arrested with explosives in Katsina

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Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mr Mike says security forces stopped a car in Kano’s neighbouring state of Katsina today and arrested three suspected Boko Haram members.

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Female bomber kills 6 in Kano

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A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria’s Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.

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My wife is a slut, estranged hubby tells court

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“My wife is a prostitute and a slut; she has desecrated her matrimonial home,’’ a cabinet maker, Samson Animashaun, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday.

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Plan to probe me ridiculous, says Nyako

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Former Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa has described the plan by the Acting Governor of the State to probe his administration as “ridiculous.’’

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Six dead in latest Kano Poly attack

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The latest suicide blast in Kano city killed six people on Wednesday and was carried out by a woman, the fourth time a female bomber has attacked the city in a week, an official said.

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First lady disowns drowned Christopher Awai

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has disowned one Christopher Awai that drowned at a swimming pool in a hotel in Abuja saying he is not related to her.

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Many feared killed as female suicide bomber attacks Kano Poly

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A female suicide bomber Wednesday blew herself up at Kano Polytechnic while students were checking their results in the school.

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Ebola: Jim Iyke flees Liberia

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Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke has fled Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia.

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‘Death of steel industry aggravated unemployment rate’

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The Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN) on Wednesday in Lagos said that the “death” of the steel industry in the country aggravated the nation’s unemployment rate.

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Police confirm Yobe bomb attacks

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The Yobe Police Command on Wednesday in Damaturu confirmed Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Potiskum.

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FG calls for trucks’ holding bay in Lagos

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The Federal Government on Tuesday, urged Lagos State to build permanent holding bay for trucks and tankers to park, to ease the logjam around Apapa area of the State

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Woman strips naked to hug Mandela statue in S.Africa

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A woman stripped naked in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg and caressed a huge statue of the liberation hero as astonished bystanders looked on, local media reported Wednesday.

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Gunmen kidnap Senator’s mother in Bayelsa

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Gunmen, Tuesday morning,kidnapped Senator Emmanuel Paulker’s 90-year old mother.

The abduction took place at her residence at the Opolo suburb of Yenagoa.

Details later.

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APC is a party managed by two individuals – Fani-Kayode

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Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode said on Tuesday in Osogbo that his decision to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was well-thought-out.

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S.Africa extradites German priest on sex abuse charges

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A German Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of children in his native country and in South Africa has been extradited to Germany, police said Wednesday.

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20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

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More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

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150 feared trapped in landslide in India village

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A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said.

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Ebola: Liberia places senior officials under observation

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The Liberian football association LFA said Tuesday it has suspended all activities in the country as a measure to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Suicide bombers hit two mosques in Yobe

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Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told AFP blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.

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Oby Ezekwesili condemns Jonathan, Okupe over ‘N100m’ gift to Chibok parents

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Former Minister of Education and a leader of the BringBackOurGirls campaign, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the presidency for allegedly doling out money to the parents of the abducted Chibok girls during a visit to the Aso Villa

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Plans underway to move tank farms from Apapa-Oshodi Road — Obanikoro

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The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro disclosed, yesterday, in Lagos that there were plans to relocate the tank farms along the Oshodi/Apapa expressway as a way of finding a lasting solution to the unending gridlock.

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Impeachment: I’ll appear before probe panel —Al-Makura

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Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, yesterday, said he would appear before the impeachment panel set up by the state House of Assembly, even as he described the panel as illegal.

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Jonathan, Tambuwal, Okonjo-Iweala, others condole with El Rufai over son’s death

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Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el‑Rufai, over the death of his son, Hamza.

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PDP lawmakers displaying legislative rascality, says Obende

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THE Senator representing Edo North senatorial district of Edo State in the National Assembly, Senator Domingo Obende, yesterday described the gale of impeachment in the country as legislative rascality being perpetrated by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Envoy had no contact with ebola disease victim — LAGOS GOVT

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LAGOS—LAGOS State Government yesterday said Nigeria’s Ambassador to Liberia, Mrs. Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie was not one of the persons that had contacts with the late Liberian victim of Ebola disease, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, as earlier reported, blaming official of the Federal Government for the error.

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New IGP: Jonathan, Police council settle for Suleiman Abba

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By Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA — Indications emerged, yesterday, in Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Police council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Mbama Okiro (IGP, rtd) have settled for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba as the next

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Houses of Assembly: Valour or Vanity?

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A few years ago, the majority of state Houses of Assembly in the country for the fear of their governors voted against the constitutional amendment granting them autonomy. It is thus puzzling that the state legislative houses have in the last few weeks commenced a series of impeachments directed at governors and deputies. From whence is the boldness?

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Rivers Police arrest man, 10-yr-old boy for witchcraft

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PORT HARCOURT— The residents of Iwofe, Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State were on Monday, thrown into confusion following the apprehension of a 10-year-old boy said to have turned into a cat to witch-hunt a family in the community.

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How robbers unleashed mayhem on Bariga residents during Eid-el Fitri

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LAGOS— Residents of Popoola and Ore-ofe Streets, in Bariga area of Lagos State are still in shock over the terror unleashed on them by dare devil robbers who invaded the area during the Eid-el Fitri celebration, Monday night.

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