Wednesday July 1st, 2015
Wednesday July 1st, 2015
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Football: I’m not corrupt, insists Blatter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter

To anyone who accuses the 79-year-old of corruption, Blatter has a clear response. “I will answer: Do you understand this word at all which you use? Anyone who accuses me of being corrupt must first of all prove it to me,” he insisted.

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APC crisis: ACF berates Akande, cautions against reckless statement

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Northern Political

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has berated a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, for accusing the North of conspiring against Yoruba’s in the current face-off in the party.

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WizKid, Yemi Alade, Fuse ODG snub BET TV Awards in Los Angeles

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*Wizzy doing his thing

Three Nigerian artistes nominated for the Best International Act (Africa), at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) TV Awards in Los Angeles, California, have twitted that they would boycott the event.

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My reputation, life was almost ruined – Fani- Kayode

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*Fani

FORMER spokesperson of immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said who was on Wednesday discharged and acquitted by the Federal High Court in Lagos have said that the process almost destroyed his life, family, reputation,health and my career.

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Gunmen kidnap former Rep. candidate in Nasarawa

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Kidnap-syndicate

The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Mary Enwongulu, All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency at the 2015 general elections.

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2 men get N200, 000 bail over alleged theft of N80, 000 motorcycle

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court-law

An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday granted a bail of N200,000 to two men — Semiu Obabiyi and Dani Shuaib — who allegedly stole a motorcycle valued at N80,000. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Funke Odubanjo, who gave the ruling, also granted the duo two sureties each in the like sum.

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Gunmen kidnap former Rep. candidate in Nasarawa

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The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Mary Enwongulu, All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency at the 2015 general elections.

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Gmail gets “Undo Send’’, users can now recall mails

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Any Gmail user, who regrets a message they just sent, has the option to undo the action, provided they are quick enough, a report said on Wednesday.

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Money laundering verdict: Fani-Kayode thanks judiciary

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*Fani-Kayode

I wish to thank the Nigerian judiciary for dispensing justice in an honest and God-fearing way and for refusing to be intimidated by anyone or guided by anything other than the evidence presented before them in this case.

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Alleged money laundering: Fani-Kayode discharged and acquitted

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FEMI FANI KAYODE

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been discharged and acquitted of the money laundering charges by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Lagos Auto Spare Market, Ladipo demolished

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ladipo

Officials of the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State yesterday have commenced a demolition exercise at the Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market in Mushin.

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45m persons will go blind 2020

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Some female blind beggars at their shanty abode in Minna and Blind beggars on the beat

President of Nigerian Optometric Association NOA Dr Damian Echendu, has said that no fewer than forty- five million persons will go blind by 2020 globally.

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N1.2 b pension scam: Judge rejects plea bargain

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One billion naira suspect - police Pension scam suspect, Veronica Onyegbula at FCT High Court in Abuja, Wednesday. Photo Gbenga Olamikan

Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by suspects in a N1.2 billion pension contract scam to enter a plea bargain and terminate the trial over the fraud.

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Senate Leadership: Leave us alone, we can resolve our problems, Senate leadership to APC leaders

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Saraki

THE leadership of the Senate opened up yesterday that Senators were capable of nipping in the bud, the perceived crisis presenting rocking the upper Chambers and by extension, the National assembly of they were left on their own by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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You are setting the North against the South, Baraje tells Akande

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Bisi Akande

FORMER Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and now a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Kawu Baraje, yesterday lampooned former interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande over his statement that the emergence of the principal officers in the national Assembly, enjoy the backing of some business interests and anti-Buhari elements.

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North-east Govs demand resettlement, reintegration of Boko haram victims

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Women and children fleeing from Boko Haram attacks sit at Kabalewa Refugees Camp, Diffa in Niger Republic, on March 13, 2015. Governor of northeastern Nigerian Borno State Kashim Shettima recently visited refugee camps where Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram Islamists attacks are sheltered in Diffa province of Niger Republic. More than 13,000 people have been killed and some 1.5 million made homeless in the Boko Haram conflict since 2009, while recent cross-border attacks from Boko Haram bases in Nigeria on neighbouring countries have increased security fears.  AFP PHOTO

North east governors have urged the federal government to resettle and reintegrate all the victims of the insurgency scattered across the region.

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Bank customers hail extension of BVN deadline

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Bank customers who turned out in their thousands on Tuesday in Awka for last-minute registration for Bank Verification Number (BVN) have hailed the decision to extend the exercise.

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Bundu waterfront shooting: SERAP faults FG’s N6.5m compensation

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The payment followed the ECOWAS Court of Justice judgment obtained by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 10 residents of Bundu waterfront and surrounding communities in June 2014.
 

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7 women arrested in Ondo for prostitution, child trafficking

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prostitutes

Akure—Seven women have been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State command, for alleged prostitution and child trafficking.

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Boko Haram prisoners: More protest in Anambra

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PROTEST: Youths protesting alleged planned relocationn  of Boko Haram prisoners to Anambra State in Onitsha yesterday.

Traders and residents of Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Tuesday, closed shops and businesses in protest against alleged transfer of Boko Haram detainees to the Prisons in the town on Sunday night.

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Why CBN extended BVN registration deadline to Oct 31

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Customers besiege banks as BVN registration deadlines expires

LAGOS — The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN), yesterday extended the deadline for customers to enrol for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) by four months till October 31, 2015.

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Osun pays Nov, Dec salary arrears

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Aregbosola

Osun State government has announced a fifty per cent cut in salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the state even as it commenced process of paying the salaries of civil servants in the state.

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Ebola returns to Liberia four months after clearance

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

The corpse of a 17-year-old boy has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, the country’s deputy Health Minister said late Monday. He added that no other case had been reported.

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One month in office: APC rates Buhari high

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President Muhammadu Buhari chairs the meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg on Saturday

Lagos — The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday x-rayed President Muhammadu Buhari’s one month in office and concluded that he had hit the ground running with what he achieved.

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Governors’ inability to pay salaries

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Protest-pension

These governors are funny. For goodness sake, if you can’t do your job as a governor, resign!” said Tim this Tuesday morning in the Apapa-bound bus. “Sharing of oil money has made many of them so lazy, they can’t even think of how to generate funds to run their states.”

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B/Haram prisoners: Protest in Anambra sponsored by state govt —APC

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state and President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Friday, 24 April 2015. in Abuja.

All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State has accused the state government of allegedly sponsoring last weekend’s demonstration by traders over alleged transfer of Boko Haram prisoners to the state.

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My govt’ll ensure protection of pipelines – Buhari

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ABUJA — President Mohammadu Buhari has assured that his government would ensure adequate protection of oil and gas installations across the country to prevent vandalism, oil theft and piracy.

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Publish full details of Imo’s finances without delay, Ihedioha tells Gov Okorocha

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Ihedioha  and Okorocha

OWERRI—Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has again challenged Governor Rochas Okorocha to stop his oratory and publish full details of the state’s finances without further delay. This came on a day, Governor, Okorocha assured Imo people that the state will soon enjoy steady power supply. Ihedioha also challenged the governor to publish for public consumption the reports of SURE-P, NDDC and River Basin Authority, with a view to getting Imo people know who truly allocated or applied public funds in the interest of the people.

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Wife of former Bayelsa Speaker kidnapped

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Yenagoa- Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped Madam Martha Binabo, wife of former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and former Acting Governor, Rt. Hon. Nestor Binabo.

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INEC: Drama as Buhari overrules Jega on handover

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Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ,Attahiru Jega (right) handing over to the Acting Chairman, Ahmed Wali during the handover ceremony at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja on. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

ABUJA — It was the end of an era, yesterday, when the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, formally handed over to Amb. Ahmed Wali as acting chairman of the electoral body.

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Alleged $2.1bn withdrawal: You lied, Okonjo-Iweala tells Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole and Okonjo-Iweala

Immediate past Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy & Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday described as “false and malicious,” the allegation by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, that she spent $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, without authorization.

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APC’s plot to remove Deputy Senate President, futile – Sen Ohuabunwa

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SENATOR Mao Ohuabunwa has said the plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to remove the Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, would end in futility, noting that only the Senate that elected him had the constitutional powers to do so.

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