Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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Delta records impressive turnout at LG polls

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Voters in Delta on Saturday turned out in large number to vote during the local government elections across the state.

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Turaki pledges to tackle challenges in labour sector

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Mr Tanimu Turaki, the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, on Friday, said he would effectively address the challenges facing the labour sector in the country.

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Islamic calendar: Borno declares Oct. 27 holiday

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The Borno Government on Saturday declared Oct. 27 holiday to mark the beginning of the 1436th Islamic calendar.

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NUBIFIE scribe decries slavery in banking sector

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The General Secretary of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), Malam Muhammed Sheikh, on Saturday decried what he described as slavery in the banking industry.

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Delta records impressive turnout at LG polls

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Voters in Delta on Saturday turned out in large number to vote during the local government elections across the state.

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Obama reassures Ebola-wary American public

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President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be “guided by the facts, not fear” when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus, as he urged a sensible vigilance.

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2 lawyers in court over forgery of dead man’s will

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The police in Edo on Friday arraigned two lawyers and a 50-year-old man over alleged conspiracy and forgery of a dead man’s will.

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Ogbe promises to declare Jonathan national hero if girls return

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CHIBOK GIRLS—President Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, David Mark in a group photograph with the girls that escaped from their abductors during the special meeting between the parents of the abducted Chibok girls and the President at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, yesterday. Inset: President Jonathan with some of the parents at the meeting. Photos. Abayomi Adeshida.

Former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Audu Ogbe has said that Bring Back our Girls group (BBOG) is neither an armed nor a hostile organization working against the Nigerian government or its agencies.

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Jonathan arrives in Jerusalem for pilgrimage

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President Goodluck Jonathan (2nd left) praying with other Nigerian pilgrims at the side of River Jordan, the place where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist, weekend.

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel.

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Police kills robbery suspect after attack on NYSC lodge

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The Police in Delta on Friday confirmed the death of an armed robbery suspect during a gun duel between its patrol team and a robbery gang which attacked National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Oghara.

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Girl dies of Ebola in Mali’s first case

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A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali on Friday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister’s office told AFP.

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Fayose swears in Judge who headed his impeachment panel

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Ayodele-Fayose

Ekiti State Gover-nor, Mr Ayo Fayose yesterday stunned the people of the state when he swore in as a judge of the state the man who in 2006 headed his impeachment panel.

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Former NBA President, regains freedom after 13 days in captivity

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Okey Wali

Thirteen days after he was abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen, the immediate past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, on Thursday night, regained his freedom.

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2015: Jonathan’s re-election will set Nigeria ablaze again – Gumi

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (M), SPEAKING AT THE BREAKING OF RAMADAN FAST AT  THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Well known Islamic Cleric, Sheik Dr. Ahmed Gumi has foretold of violence should President Goodluck Jonathan go on to contest and win the 2015 Presidential election.

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Terrorism: Army sends GOC to office

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As the military on-slaught to dislodge Boko Haram enters a new stage, and the agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram sect is breached severally, the Army High Command in Abuja has removed the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 division Jos, Major General Mohammed Zaruwa.

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Ojukwu knew Obi would dump APGA – Obiano’s aide

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*Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu

FORMER Governor Peter Obi’s recent defection from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is still causing ripples, with Governor Willie Obiano’s senior special assistant on inter party affairs, Chief Ben Obi saying yesterday that the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu knew that the former governor would dump APGA.

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Police quiz Fintiri over alleged contract scam

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Adamu Fintir

The sacked Acting Governor of Adamawa State and Speaker of the of the state house of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been quizzed by detectives from the Force headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Abuja over alleged contracts inflation.

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Boko Haram sponsorship: No secret trial for Ndume – Court

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Mohammed Ndume

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, refused an application for the trial of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume who is accused of sponsoring the Boko Haram sect, to be conducted in secret.

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S-Court sacks lawmaker representing Ughelli North Constituency

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The Supreme Court, yesterday, sacked a member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing Ughelli North Constituency II, Mr. Edoja Akpodiete, saying he should within 90 days, refund all the salaries and allowances he had collected since 2011.

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2015: BoT unites Kaduna PDP ahead of

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The Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has settled the misunderstanding between members of the party in Kaduna State ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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Negotiate or crush Boko Haram, Kwankwaso tells Jonathan

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Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to take urgent steps to arrest worsening spate of insecurity in the country by either negotiating with the insurgents or crushing them.

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Why I featured in Ikwokirikwo — Dillish Mathew

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When BBA -The Chase winner, Dillish Mathew was spotted in a musical video set with Nigerian-born high life musician, Flavour for the musical video of Ikwokirikwo earlier this year, tongues statrted wagging that there is something going on between the two.

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Why I keep my husband as my manager — Lara George

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Lara George began her musical journey in her alma mater school choir – Queens’ College, Yaba, Lagos. Years later, she transformed into a professional whose inspirational style of delivery helped define the new sound and direction of Nigerian gospel music.

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2015: Ambode declares interest in Lagos guber race

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Lagos State Governorship Aspirant Mr Akinwumi Ambode (second right), flanked by All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Alhaji Safiriyu Abiodun Sunmola (third right) and others during Ambode declaration for Governor of Lagos at Onikan Stadium yesterday

AFTER weeks of consultation, Finance and Management czar, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has finally declared to contest the Lagos 2015 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Consensus Candidate: APC may dump Atiku for Buhari

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Buhari and Atiku

BARRING any changes, the All Progressives Congress, APC is set to adopt former Head of State, Gen. Mohammed Buhari (retd) as its consensus candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

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Fashola wants Archive Centre in Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fasho-la has urged the people of Lagos to contribute to building archives to ensure that history is properly handed down to future generations.

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Military doubts Boko Haram ceasefire, expects deadlier attacks

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Members of the court martial sit during the inauguration to try soldiers accused of mutiny tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Abuja on October 2, 2014. Nearly 100 soldiers tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's far northeast appeared at a military court martial on Thursday, facing a range of charges including mutiny. The hearing comes just weeks after a tribunal sentenced 12 soldiers to death following their conviction for shooting at their commanding officer in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in May. AFP PHOTO

SELF-acclaimed Secretary General of Boko Haram, Mallam Danladi Ahmadu, has blamed armed robbers and hired assassins among other criminals, who he said had infiltrated the terrorist group for breaching its cease fire agreement with the Federal Government, saying that the agreement is on course.

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2015:Ndoma-Egba faces huddle to return to senate

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The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba is facing serious huddle in the realization of his re-election bid to the senate in the 2015 elections.

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Uduaghan celebrates birth with orphans

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday put smiles on the faces of orphans as part of his diamond birthday celebration with donations of various food items including cash.

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Lagos 2015: Old students of Unity Schools drum support for Ambode

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A social organisation comprising old students of Unity Schools in Nigeria, the Continuity Group, has said it would continue to drum support for Akinwunmi Ambode to become the next governor of Lagos State.

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My vision for Delta State —-Oyibode

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IN the build up to the 2015 general elections, a Delta State governorship aspirant, Hon. Gabriel Chukwuma Oyibode, said he has a vision that will transform the state and restore its dwindling fortunes. He said his vision matched those President Goodluck Jonathan had for Nigeria and this had inspired him to enter the governorship race of Delta State, because it was people oriented.

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Petroleum Minister inaugurates Multi-Stakeholder C’ttee on Ogoniland

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Efforts by the Federal Government to seek an enduring solution to the issue of environmental restoration of Ogoniland as proposed in the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Report, received a major boost on Friday with the establishment of the Multi-Stakeholder Committee on Ogoniland by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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