Friday December 19th, 2014
Friday December 19th, 2014
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Spiritualist docked over alleged N3.5m fraud

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The Police in Lagos on Friday docked a 37-year-old Yinka Daudu, who claimed to be a spiritualist, for allegedly stealing N3.5 million belonging to one Monday Jatau.

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APC raises alarm over purchase of Permanent Voter’s Cards

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the antics of a certain political party that has engaged in buying Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) with a view to disenfranchising the owners of such cards, especially in opposition strongholds.

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CBN toughens currency trading curbs to halt naira fall

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The central bank on Friday announced new measures to curb currency speculation as part of an effort to defend the naira which has been hit hard by the collapse in global oil prices.

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Moringa leaves cure 300 diseases, says Don

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A Don, Prof. Zachariah Russom, says Moringa leaves can cure more than 300 diseases.

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Osinbajo improved judicial system in Nigeria, Lagos – Fashola, Asha

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing Lagos East Senatorial District yesterday, said Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2015 election, was the sole person that improved the not too good judicial system left by the military in 1999 in Nigeria, especially in Lagos.

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Igbos are better off in APC – Okorocha

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Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called on Ndi Igbo to work with team spirit and unity of purpose as to reposition the zone at the main stream in Nigeria polity.

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IYC condemn smear campaign against Tompolo

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The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has described as cheap blackmail the claim that Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo was awarded a contract by NIMASA to acquired warships to carryout ethnic cleansing.

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My govt would not relent in improving standard of living – Jonathan

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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, flagged off workers’ housing scheme to build 100, 000 housing units across the federation, just as the labour unions called on the federal government to ensure that the houses were affordable.

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Corruption in Nigeria, even in churches, ushers steal from offerings – PFN Chief

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ANTI – corruption preacher and Deputy National President (South South) Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigerian (PFN), Rev. Simeon Okah has said corruption is so endemic in Nigeria that even in churches, ushers steal from tithes and offerings.

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Pakistan to hang convicted militants in wake of school massacre

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Islamabad – Prison authorities in Pakistan on Friday were preparing to hang convicted terrorists after the government lifted a six-year moratorium on executions, officials said. The decision followed the massacre of 135 school children and 12 others by Taliban gunmen at an army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar. At least 17 militants convicted

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New N100 note goes into circulation

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GOVERNOR OF CENTRAL BANK, MR GODWIN EMEFIELE, DISPLAYING  THE NEW N100 NAIRA COMMEMORATIVE CENTENARY BANKNOTE AFTER THE UNVEILING IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (12/11/14)

The Central Bank of Nigeria said that the commemorative N100 banknote unveiled recently by the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is going into circulation from Friday.

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I get contradictory advice on national issues – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he always get contradictory advice from authorities when he wants to take decisions on major national issues.

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Bode George cautions Obanikoro over attacks

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George: Soon, FG will resolve Diya, others’ rights issue

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, has called for an end to verbal attacks by Obanikoro.

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Death sentence on 54 soldiers, miscarriage of justice —Falana

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Femi Falana

ABUJA — FIFTY-FOUR soldiers, who were sentenced to death on Wednesday by the General Court-Martial following their conviction on a two-count charge of conspiracy to mutiny and mutiny, have described their sentence as gross miscarriage of justice which cannot stand.

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2 sentenced to death for stealing fowls in Osun

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OSOGBO—Justice Jide Falola of an Osun State High Court sitting in Okuku has sentenced two robbers to death for stealing fowls.

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Robber, car snatching kingpin killed in Enugu

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ENUGU—Operatives of the Awkunanaw Division of Enugu State Police Command have smashed a notorious armed robbery and car snatching syndicate, which had allegedly been terrorizing motorists and residents of Enugu metropolis and its environs.

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NIMASA spends N20bn on Seafarers’ programme

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*Maritime

The proposed Ibaka deep sea port, Akwa Ibom, has been relocated to Ibeno Local Government Area, while the name has been changed to Ibom from Ibaka.

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Prisoners in Nigeria have right to vote in all elections, court rules

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Time for sports for the inmates

BENIN—A Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, has held that prisoners in Nigerian prisons have the right to vote in all elections conducted in the country.

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Oko Poly, Anambra, Innoson sign MoU on skills acquisition for students

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THE Federal Polytechnic, Oko has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Anambra State government and Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, Nnewi for a partnership programme on skills acquisition for students of the institution and all technical and vocational colleges in the state.

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Alleged Rights Violation: Court reserves ruling on suit against Coca-Cola, NBC

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ABUJA— A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, fixed February 3, 2015, to determine the legality of the fiat that was issued by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, for the prosecution of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, its Managing Director, Mr Adeola Aderunji, and the Chief Executive of Nigerian Bottling Company, Ben Langat for alleged violation of the Consumers Protection Council Act.

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Amaechi leads APC presidential campaign team

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Rotimi Amaechi

LAGOS— The All Progressives Congress, APC, has named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, which will drive the party’s efforts to win the 2015 presidential election.

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Ibaka deep sea port relocated to new site

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FPSO Vessel

THE proposed Ibaka deep sea port, Akwa Ibom, has been relocated to Ibeno Local Government Area, while the name has been changed to Ibom from Ibaka.

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Soldier arrests robbery suspects operating in military uniform

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LAGOS—A soldier, who also doubles as a commercial bus driver has foiled an attempt by a three-man robbery gang on its way for an operation in Ajah area of Lagos.

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Nda-Isaiah, Saraki congratulate Buhari, Osinbajo

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SAM Nda- Isaiah

FORMER presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and founder of Leadership Group Limited, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, yesterday, congratulated General Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the presidential candidate of the party at the APC’s third convention and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).

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21 shot as communities fight over ownership of Ughelli main market

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UGHELLI—THE feud between youths of Ekiugbo and Otor-Ihwreko communities, both in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State over the ownership of the Ughelli Main Market degenerated, Wednesday as over 21 persons sustained gunshot injuries in renewed hostilities between the warring parties.

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I was never arrested by EFCC, says Ortom, Benue APC gov candidate

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*Ortom

Former Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments, and All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom has debunked the rumours making the rounds in the state and on social media that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Corruption: NJC to start prosecuting judges – CJN

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Cross section of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria at their inauguration in Abuja on Friday

ABUJA — The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, said the National Judicial Council, NJC, would start prosecuting judges found to have been involved in any form of corruption.

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2015: Aggrieved Osun APC assembly aspirants retrace steps

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APC-Osun

Contrary to the insinuation that the processes leading to the emergence of candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, were trailed with irregularities, which may tear the party, some aggrieved aspirants have agreed to shelve their personal interest for the party’s interest to ensure it gets victory at the 2015 elections.

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I’ve no plans to defect to APC —Benue Dep Gov

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The Deputy Governor of Benue State, Chief Steven Lawani has said that he had no plans to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC , following his defeat at the just concluded governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State, in the state.

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Ex-militants block E-West Road afresh over non-payment of allowances

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File: Ex-militants

Motorists plying the East-West Road were, yesterday, stranded for hours as ex-Niger Delta militants under the Federal Government’s amnesty programme blocked the road in protest over alleged non-payment of their arrears.

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PDP carpets Edo APC lawmakers over rejection of LG autonomy bill

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EDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, condemned the decision of Edo lawmakers to reject the Local Government Autonomy Bill, describing their action as an indication that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government in the state has an aversion for the genuine reform of the Nigerian constitution.

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Senior civil servants threaten nationwide strike over unpaid salaries

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Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday, threatened to call out its members in the public service on strike over unpaid October to December 2014 salaries.

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