Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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Burkina army chief assumes power after president ousted

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Blaise Compaore

Burkina Faso’s army chief Navere Honore Traore said he was taking power on Friday as head of state after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation.

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Gombe triple blasts: 8 dead, 34 injured says NEMA

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A triple bombing at a bus station during Friday morning rush hour in Gombe killed at least eight people and wounded 34 others, rescue workers told AFP.

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APC asks Jonathan to show better understanding of democracy

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Jonathan-Lai

The All Progressives Congress has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to show better understanding of democracy by immediately restoring the police security details the Inspector General of Police unlawfully withdrew from the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

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Tambuwal remains the speaker of the House, says Ozekhome

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Chief Mike Ozekhome, a Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist in his reaction said, “Section 68 (1) (g) of the 1999 Constitution as altered, merely prohibits carpet crossing or defection from the original sponsoring political party to another. Where that happens, a member of the Senate or House of Representatives is to vacate his seat.

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Nigeria’s GDP on steady rise in spite of insurgency – Perm Sec

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Amb. Martin Uhomoibhi, outgoing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that Nigeria’s economic growth rate had been steady despite the insurgency in some parts of the country.

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Over 30 feared dead as three bombs rock bus station in Gombe

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About 30 were reported dead after an explosion rocked the popular Gombe Line Transport Services Limited in Gombe State.

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Asornists set Rivers PDP secretariat on fire

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A part of the Rivers state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was gutted by fire in the early hours of Friday.

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Lagos traders lament long market sanitation hours

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Traders in Lagos metropolis have expressed displeasure on the business hours they lose every week during the Thursdays market sanitation in the state.

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Burkina Faso leader refuses to quit despite coup, violence

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Blaise Compaore

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze.

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Police arraign three for sexual assault

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The Police in Abuja on Friday arraigned three men before a Zuba Upper Area Court for allegedly fingering a lady without her consent.

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Nigerians import N300bn textiles annually – NLC

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The Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr lssa Aremu, has said that Nigerians import N300 billion worth of textiles and garments annually without paying duties or taxes to government.

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Yoruba youths to endorse Jonathan

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YORUBA Youth Initiative, YYI, has concluded plans to endorse the presidential ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos.

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Presidency orders Ihedioha to write Tambuwal to reconvene plenary within one week

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It was gathered yesterday that the presidency may have directed the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha to formally write the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal to reconvene plenary sessions within one week or face impeachment.

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Adamawa 2015: PDP zones out Gov Ngilari from contesting

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SWEARING-IN: Gov. Bala Ngilari of Adamawa (left), taking oath of office before Justice Lawan Lagre in Yola, yesterday. Photo: Nan.

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday dashed the hopes of Governor Bala James Ngilari of Adamawa State from taking part in the 2015 governorship poll as it ruled out the possibility of people from Adamawa Central contesting the election.

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Drama, as 14-yr-old suspected killer bride goes ‘dumb’ in court

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14-year-old aw Wasila Tasi'u

There was a mild drama at Gezawa High Court, Kano, yesterday as a girl-bride, Wasila Tasi, suspected to have killed her husband and three others in April, failed to utter a word in court during her trial.

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Delta LG Polls Fallout: Tompolo is threatening my life – Keyamo

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Keyamo

HUMAN rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has alleged that ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has threatened to kill him.

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200th day: Make rescue of Chibok girls top priority, Ezekwesili pleads

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Some women, led by Mrs  Oby Ezekwesili,  protesting the abduction of 230 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

The rescue of the 219 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by insurgents of the Islamist Boko Haram group must take priority over every other activity, Bringbackourgirls campaigner, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has said.

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Jonathan picks nomination forms

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JONATHAN PICKS HIS NOMINATION FORMs: Peoples Democratic Party, Pdp National Organising Secretary, Amb. Abubakar Mustapha (m) presenting expression of interest and nomination forms to President Goodluck Jonathan at the party's secretariat in Abuja, yesterday. On the left is PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu. Photo: NAN.

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he collected the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party to vie for the 2015 presidential election.

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Amosun vs Adesegun: APC feigning ignorance of my plight – Ogun Dep Gov

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun State Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun yesterday, insisted that the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was aware of the ill treatment he is subjected to by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

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Shell loses N23bn over insecurity in Nigeria, others

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Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday that it lost $146 million, about N23.36 billion from insecurity in Nigeria, and from the impact of its divestment across the globe, among others, in the third quarter of 2014.

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Burkina army seizes power after uprising

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The army’s seizure of power in Burkina Faso on Thursday amounted to a “coup”, an opposition leader told AFP, adding that they consider the president’s departure “non-negotiable”.

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Mimiko: Ondo PDP faction insists on own congress

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THE sacked state Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State yesterday insisted that it will conduct tomorrow’s state congress of the party across the 203 wards in the state.

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AD pegs presidential form at N5m, gov form at N2m

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The Alliance for Democracy, AD, yesterday in Lagos said presidential aspirants vying on its platform are to purchase its nomination forms for the 2015 elections with N5 million each.

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Ekiti govt denies plan to sack civil servants

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Ekiti State Government has said it has no plan to sack any civil servant in the state public service as being peddled on social media by the opposition.

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Osun poll: Security beefed up as tribunal begins pre-hearing

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Osun State Election Petition Tribunal yesterday began pre-hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the August 9 governorship election in the state.

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I went into drugs to finance my dad’s burial — suspect

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Agu-Ifeanyi

Three Brazil-based Nigerians have been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, with drugs suspected to be cocaine worth N131 million, concealed in female footwears and laptop bags.

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11 pick Abia guber forms

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ELEVEN governorship aspirants were, yesterday, confirmed to have picked forms for 2015 election in Abia State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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2015: Jonathan gets kudos over call for popular candidates

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The directive to outgoing governors and those seeking elective offices on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by President Goodluck Jonathan to field popular candidates has been commended by the Urhobo in Delta Central senatorial zone of Delta State.

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Utuama joins Delta governorship race

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UTUAMA

DEPUTY governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, yesterday, joined the governorship race in Delta State after the purchase of nomination form for him by The Peoples Network” for Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama for Governor 2015.

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Nigeria’s pension assets now N4.5trn, says PenCom

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*One of the protester Mr. Felix Adewale Balogun, Chairman Shomolu Local Government Education Authority bin cary out, during  A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

NATIONAL Pension Commission, PenCom, yesterday in Lagos, said the nation’s total pension asset, had risen above N4.5 trillion.

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Azikiwe’s son guns for senate

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Late Dr. Nnamdi-Azikiwe

First son of first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, yesterday, in his Onisi Onira residence, urged Ndigbo to use the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to negotiate and bargain with the two leading political parties; Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, to better the lots of the people of the south-east.

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2015 Presidency: Kwankwaso picks nomination form

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Forty-eight hours after he publicly declared his intention to contest for Presidency on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015, Kano State governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has purchased the party’s Expression of Interest and Presidential Nomination forms for N27.5 million.

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