Thursday July 2nd, 2015
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
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97 killed in Boko Haram’s fresh attacks in Borno mosque

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Health officials carry the body of a victim  of a suicide bomb attack out of an ambulance in  Potiskum, in northeast Nigeria's Yobe State, on June 15, 2015. Ten people were killed in twin suicide bombings in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, a police source and a civilian vigilante assisting the military against Boko Haram told AFP on June 15. Eight vigilantes were killed in the first blast in the Igwanda area of the city, while two died in the second outside a tavern and brothel in the Dorawa area. AFP PHOTO

“The attackers have killed at least 97 people,” a local from Kukawa village, who gave his name as Kolo, told AFP, while a fisherman who also witnessed Wednesday’s attack corroborated the figure.

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APC conflict: Odigie-Oyegun wants aggrieved parties to embrace compromise

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has called on all aggrieved groups in the National Assembly debacle to embrace compromise.

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Saraki condemns renewed Boko Haram attacks

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President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has condemned renewed Boko Haram attacks in the North Eastern part of Nigeria in spite of the ongoing Ramadan.

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Buhari sacks SSS, DG, Ekpenyong appoints Daura as replacement

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong.

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FG to submit national plan on climate change to UN in Sept.

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The Federal Government said on Thursday that its Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would be submitted in September. Dr Samuel Adejuwon, the Director, Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Adejuwon said that Nigeria was taking its time to develop solid INDCs that would help address the impact of climate change without jeopardising its quest for development.

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JAMB to determine admissions cut-off marks on July 14

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”The 2015 Policy Meeting which usually comes up with the cut-off point has been fixed for 14th July, 2015. ”This meeting defines the criteria for the year’s admissions into higher institutions,’’ it said. The statement said that the cut-off points are arrived at after extensive deliberations with vice-chancellors of universities, provosts of colleges of education, rectors of polytechnics, monotechnics as well as innovative enterprise institutions and other stakeholders.

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Tanker driver gets N250, 000 bail for manslaughter

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According to him, the 38-year-old Ashimiyu from Opoyeosa Street, Ibadan, was a bus conductor. He said the accused committed the offence at Onile Bus Stop on Lagos-Badagry Expressway at about 1.30 p.m. on June 30.

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Desmond Tutu celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

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South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu (R) and staff from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy hold up a poster wishing Nelson Mandela a happy birthday at the Marconi Beam Public Primary School in Cape Town on 18 July 2013. Nelson Mandela spent his 95th birthday in hospital Thursday but his health was "steadily improving", the South African presidency said, as people around the world honoured his legacy with charitable acts.  With a wave of good deeds planned to mark Nelson Mandela Day, South Africans awoke to word that their national hero was getting better six fraught weeks after he was admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection.  AFP PHOTO

They includes the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007 a South Africa Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. The 83 years old Tutu was one year older than his wife and they have four children and seven grandchildren.

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Police arraign 3 farmers charged with rape

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The police on Thursday arraigned three farmers in a senior magistrates’ court in Katsina for raping a 10-year-old girl. The accused are Yahuza Musa, 20, Tasiu Abubakar, 20 and Sadiq Isyaku, 20. The trio, who reside in Dakiya village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nafisa Bagiwa on one-count charge of rape.

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NBA-Africa unveil consortium of partners for maiden games in Africa

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Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (L) vies with Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas during the Men's preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Lithuania vs Nigeria on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Lithuania won 72 to 53.AFP PHOTO

“The game will impact young people throughout the continent, both on the court and in the community, as we bring some of the world’s most recognisable athletes to Johannesburg to celebrate our long tradition in Africa.’’ The statement noted that Team Africa, would comprise, players from Africa and second-generation African players, with team captain and two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng (Miami Heat; born in South Sudan), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder;Congo) and GorguiDieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal).

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Wike to use 30bn loan to develop Rivers

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The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor of Rivers, Mr Opunabo Inko-Tariah, has said that the state government’s N30 billion loan will be used to develop the state. Inko-Tariah told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday that insinuations by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress that Gov. Nyesom Wike intends to borrow N100 billion were untrue.

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NYSC to re-open orientation camp in Yobe next year

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File photo: The NYSC Batch 'B' Corps Members At Their Passing -Out Parade At Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna on Thursday. Photo by Olu Ajayi

Mr Ibrahim Lass, Yobe State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYCS), on Thursday said that the management of the scheme would consider re-opening orientation camp in the state next year. According to Lass, the reopening depends on if the state government rehabilitates the camp.

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Gun men abduct FCE Obudu Chief Librarian

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“Four of them entered the house while three of them or so waited outside and I am suspecting they are kidnappers and not hired killers because they would have killed him here if they wanted to kill him.”

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Police arrest 11 cultists in Delta

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A suspected offender being forcefully arrested  by policemen attached to a task force team.

OLEH-THE police in Delta State have arrested 11 suspected cultists in Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. It was learnt that cultists had gone on rampage in the area on Wednesday in the aftermath of a violent clash between members of rival cult groups, unleashing hostility on residents of the area.

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Militants kill five peacekeepers in northern Mali

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“Five peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed on Thursday between Timbuktu and Goundam, during an attack by terrorists,” said a source in MINUSMA, the UN’s force in the west African nation.

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Ships laden with frozen fish,rice, others arrive Lagos ports

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Eight ships laden with petrol, diesel, bulk rice and frozen fish have arrived Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, waiting to berth.

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‘No room for Boko Haram detainees in Ekwulobia Prison’

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“The Ekwulobia medium security prison would definitely be overcrowded, having been built to accommodate 85 people. Already, 134 inmates were there before they brought 47 Boko Haram detainees and the congestion will lead to inmates’ ill health, misconduct and may lead to threat of jail break.

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Wife Begs court to restrain husband from returning her to village

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A middle aged woman, Mrs Onyime Ekannem, on Thursday pleaded with an Ojo Customary Court in Lagos to restrain her husband, Ini-Obong, from sending her back to their village for instituting a divorce suit against him.

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8 killed as train falls into canal in Pakistan

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At least 8 people including a senior army officer were killed on Thursday when a train carrying soldiers and military hardware fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge, officials said.

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NANS kicks against calls for scraping of education agencies

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has faulted calls for scrapping of agencies in the Education Ministry, warning that it would further dwindle the fortunes of the sector.

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Respect sanctity of ballot box, Ekweremadu fires back at critics

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DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, asked those seeking his resignation as the Deputy Senate President on account of being in the minority party, to respect the sanctity of ballot box.

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Sylva withdraws suit challenging Senator Ben Bruce

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THE former Governor of Bayelsa state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Timipre Sylva yesterday in Yenagoa, withdrew his suit challenging the election of Ben Murray-Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Senator-elect for the Bayelsa East Senatorial District.

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STF destroy houses in Jos village

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The Special Task Force, STF in Plateau State yesterday destroyed houses in Foron a village in Barkin Ladi following a purported “search operation” carried out in the area by men of the Special Task Force.

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‎Election tribunal adjourns suit against Saraki

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The electoral victory of the senate president,Senator Bukola Saraki of the All Progressives Congress(APC)in the last senatorial election being challenged by the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in kwara central senatorial ,Alh Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman was on wednesday in ilorin adjourned till July 22,2015 by the three- man State and National Assembly election petition tribunal led by Justice Josiah Mejabi.

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AU Commission gets first woman Secretary General

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African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Zuma, has appointed outgoing Secretary General of the commission, Amb. Jean Mfasoni, Special Advisor in her Office as from 1 July 2015.

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Ebola in Liberia: Be on alert, FG tells health ministries

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

The Federal Government had advised Nigerians to be vigilant and embrace basic hygiene as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) re-emerges in Liberia.

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Relationship: I want to have sex on my 18th birthday, will I get pregnant?

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I will be celebrating my 18th birthday soon. I have been going out with my boyfriend for some time now and I am still a virgin. However, I have promised to have sex with him after my 18th birthday and have told him to buy some condoms as I don’t want to be saddled with an unwanted pregnancy.

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EFCC vs Kwankwaso: Court orders parties to maintain status quo

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Justice Mohammed Yahaya of Kano high court sitting in Gezawa has ordered the operatives of EFCC and the embattled former Governor of Kano , Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit before it.

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‘Harassment of National Assembly may lead to Buhari’s impeachment’

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AN Abia State based Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere has warned the ruling All Progressive Congress [APC] to allow the election of Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara to stand and allow Nigeria to move forward.

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6 children drown, as boat capsizes in Lagos

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LAGOS —Tragedy struck, yesterday, at Irawe area of Ojo, Lagos State, after a canoe conveying 14 schoolchildren capsized. Six children reportedly drowned, while eight others, including the driver, were rescued.

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N12trn debt profile worsens Nigeria’s woes

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LAGOS — Nigeria’s total internal and external debt stock stood at N12.06 trillion or $63.5 billion as at the end of March this year, up from N11.2 trillion or $67.726 billion in December 2014 according to figure released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) yesterday.

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Lagos Tribunal dismisses Agbaje’s petition against Ambode

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Lagos—Following the confirmation of his victory at the Election PetitionTtribunal, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday called on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jimi Agbaje to join hands with him in moving the state forward.

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