Thursday March 26th, 2015
Thursday March 26th, 2015
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Britain reburies King Richard III

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Thousands of people gathered inside and outside Leicester Cathedral on Thursday in London for the reburial of Richard III, the last English king to die in a battle.

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AGF denies diversion of N120m NUJ dues

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The office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) has denied the allegation by Nigerian Union of Journalists that it was owing the union over N120 million in non-remitted union dues.

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Chad, Niger troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

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Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger’s defence minister said on Thursday.

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Twelve hurt in NY building collapse, blaze

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Twelve people were injured Thursday when a building collapsed and fire tore through a second building, which was also in danger of falling down, in New York’s East Village, the fire department said.

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FG makes u-turn; reopens sea borders

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Barely 24 hours after shutting all borders for the 2015 elections, the Federal Government on Thursday reversed the order by reopening sea borders.

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Eve – of – poll appeal to political party leaders by Emeka Anyaoku

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HAVING acted as Chairman and principal witness to the signing of the Abuja Accord by 12 presidential candidates and their party Chairmen on 14 January 14, 2015, I wish on the eve of the elections to remind all the signatories of their solemn commitment to the letter of the Accord.

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Election countdown: Long queues at ATM points in Badagry

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Scores of residents of Badagry in Lagos State on Thursday rushed to Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) points to make last minute withdrawals, ahead of the presidential elections, slated for Saturday.

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Presidential election will decide future of Nigeria, says Ekweremadu

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The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, says the March 28 presidential elections will decide the future of Nigeria.

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Pope Francis to meet Obama at the White House

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The White House on Thursday confirmed that Pope Francis would meet with President Barack Obama at the White House during his visit to U.S. on September 23.

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Elections: Soldiers deployed to ensure order, stability; says FG

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The Federal Government said the current deployment of soldiers across the country was in furtherance of the objective to ensure peace, order and stability throughout the elections.

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Buhari must never be allowed to get close to power – Dokubo-Asari

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MEMBERS of the Niger Delta People Salvation Front, NDPSF, volunteers, led by their leader, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, marched the streets of Warri, Delta State, causing unprecedented traffic in a show of strong solidarity and support for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s re election.

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POLL: TMG deploys 4000 monitors

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The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) Thursday announced that it will deploy 4,000 citizen observers to monitor the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

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Mimiko’s deputy’s defection, welcome devt – APC

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Ondo State All Progressives Congress Chairman,Mr. Isaac Kekemeke described the defection of Ondo State Deputy Governor AlhajiAli Olanusi as a welcome development and a plus to the party.

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Oshodi now calm after thugs went on rampage

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Oshodi now calm after hoodlums went on the rampage earlier today.

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Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria

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Nigeria’s military has detained two Al-Jazeera television journalists in the country’s northeast, where troops have been battling Boko Haram militants.

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6 ships laden with petrol arrive in Lagos

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Six ships laden with 157,200 tonnes of petrol have arrived Lagos ports awaiting to berth the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Police mobilise 18,000 security personnel for presidential election in Sokoto zone

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President  Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Mr Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Sokoto, said on Thursday that 18, 000 security personnel had been mobilised for the general elections across Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

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Elections: Prime Minister David Cameron writes President Goodluck Jonathan

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British P M, Cameron and President Jonathan. Jonathan keeps mum over Cameron's comment

The Prime Minister David Cameron has written to President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that Nigerian elections go ahead this weekend, warning that failure to do so ‘would risk national security and stability, and adversely affect Nigeria’s international reputation’.

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Breaking news: Mimiko’s deputy defects to APC

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Ondo State Deputy Governor Alhaji Ali Olanusi has defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC).

Details later.

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Ensure violence-free election, Anyaoku tells party leaders

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Emeka Anyaoku

Elder statesman, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has appealed to leaders of political parties to stay true to the Abuja Peace Accord by ensuring a violence-free election.

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UK to train Syrian opposition forces to fight IS group: minister

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Britain will begin training Syrian “moderate opposition forces” in Turkey and other regional countries within weeks as part of its efforts to fight Islamic State militants, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced on Thursday.

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We would accept outcome of election, Jonathan, Buhari pledge

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President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, have pledged to accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election after a closed door meeting held Thursday morning in Abuja.

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Limit FG’s control of $480m Abacha loot, SERAP tells US govt

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has proposed to the U.S. Department of Justice “a repatriation arrangement to limit control or management of $480 million forfeited Abacha funds by the Nigerian government to the extent necessary to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the process.”

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Stop insulting Yoruba Obas, PDP tells APC leaders

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Jona Oba

PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO yesterday warned the leaders, Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders to stop insulting Yoruba Obas, just as it accused the opposition party and its leadership of consistently indulging in what it termed, all manner of occultism.

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Igbo President will help heal civil war wounds – Gowon

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General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

A former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), said on Wednesday that an Igbo president would help heal the civil war wounds, maintaining that he supports the idea of rotational presidency

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Jonathan says Gwoza to be liberated Friday

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja assured that Gwoza in Borno, the last town under Boko Haram terrorists, would be liberated by Friday to pave way successful conduct of general elections in all states of the federation.

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N230m Bauchi PDP campaign funds missing – Mai’auduga

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The Director General of Governor President Good Luck Jonathan campaign council in Bauchi South Alhaji Mai’auduga has explained that over 230mn campaign funds from the presidency meant to support Bauchi Peoples Democratic Party PDP campaigns is yet to reach the campaigns Organisation.

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Jonathan, Buhari in closed door meeting

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By Ben Agande, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari are presently meeting behind closed door after the two signed annother agreement brokered by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. The meeting brokered by the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections, led by Gen. Abdusalami Abdusalami (retd.), is meant to extract

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Jonathan’s administration managed Nigerian’s economy creditably – Okupe

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VISIT: Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin  during a visit to Vanguard Media  Ltd, Apapa, Lagos, yesterday.  Photo: Diran Oshe.

AHEAD of Saturday’s Presidential election, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe yesterday gave an insight into why the people of the South West would vote overwhelmingly for President Goodluck Jonathan.

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How Jonathan starved governors of funds – Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP led Federal Government of incompetence to manage the myriads challenges confronting the country, hence, the administration should be voted out of office on March 28th

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes on Yemen rebels

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Saudi warplanes bombed Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching a military intervention by a 10-nation coalition to prevent the fall of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

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Mrs Jonathan in control of police in Rivers – Amaechi

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Ahead of the March 28 General elections, Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of breaching the Abuja Peace accord. He accused Mr. President and the PDP of inciting violence in the country.

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