Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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Jonathan’s adoption by PDP, a shame – Balewa

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Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa

A presidential aspirant and son of a former Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa has described the recent adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2015 election as shameful.

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2015: Obanikoro joins Lagos gov race

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ABUJA—Outgoing Minister for State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro declared yesterday that his interest in taking a shot at the governorship of Lagos State, was to rescue the state from unnamed individuals that have put the state in bondage and to stop the commercialization of its governance.

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One dead, 16 thugs arrested at Amosun’s Ilaro rally

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Pandemonium broke out, yesterday, at Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State as two groups of hoodlums clashed, leaving one person dead.

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Jonathan first non ambitious President ever produced in Nigeria -Clark

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Chief Edwin Kiagbodo

FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark has urged State Governors to find ways of solving their problems which should be addressed by them and leave President Goodluck Jonathan out of those issues, just as he stressed that in the history of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan remains the only president ever produced that has not been ambitious to govern.

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Killing of 9 policemen in Arepo: court closes prosecution’s case

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File: pipeline fire at Arepo

A FEDERAL High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, closed the case of the prosecution in the on-going trial of suspected pipeline vandals, who allegedly killed nine policemen in Arepo, a suburb town in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

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Ikpo endorses Adigwe for senate

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An elder statesman and two-time Senator in Nigeria, Senator Nosike Ikpo, has thrown his weight behind the aspiration of Hon. Pascal Adigwe, to vie for the Delta North Senatorial seat in 2015.

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2015: Ijaw youths reject zoning of elective positions in Bayelsa

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Yenagoa- Hundreds of Ijaw youths have protested against zoning of elective positions in Bayelsa State, just as Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange, commenced his campaign to return to the Senate to represent the East senatorial district. He insisted that he was the best material Bayelsa could offer in the Senate.

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Businessman sues IG, others over unlawful detention

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Suleiman Abba

A businessman, Mr. Yinusa Ganiyu, has dragged the Inspector General of Police, Lagos State Commissioner of Police and GTRich Investment Limited before a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, claiming N200 million as damages for his unlawful detention

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Go and present popular candidates, Jonathan tells PDP Govs

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Chairman PDP Governors' Forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State briefing State Houyse Correspondents on the meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the aggreived PDP Governors at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

AHEAD of the November 29 governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where candidates would emerge for the February, 2015 election, President Goodluck Jonathan has told governors elected on the platform of the party that they must produce for PDP very popular and acceptable candidates that were capable of wining elections.

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Fayose blasts Fayemi for spending N3.3bn on Gov’s Lodge

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File: Ekiti state Governor Elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has condemned his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi, for committing N3.3 billion to the construction of a Governor’s Lodge built at the twilight of his administration.

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Ebola: Nigeria records 60% survivors

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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 World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday, declared Nigeria free of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, a no mean achievement given the deadly and delicate nature of the disease. Nigeria lost eight persons to the disease including the index (first) case, Mr Patrick Sawyer, the late Liberian-American who brought the disease to Nigeria on July 20, 2014.

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Labour welcomes Nigeria’s declaration as Ebola free state

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ORGANISED Labour yesterday expressed delight that Nigeria had been declared free of Ebola Virus Disease EVD, by The World Health Organisation, WHO, saying “this is a credit to Nigeria and all Nigerians.”

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$9.3m arms deal: Adeboye defends Oritsejafor

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; Ayo Oritsejafor; Enoch Adeboye; David Oyedepo and Mike Okonkwo

GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, yesterday, defended the national president of the Christian Association, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, following the controversy surrounding the seizure of $9.3 million arms purchase funds by South Africa.

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Why we set up c’ttee to advise aspirants, by Edo North PDP

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BENIN CITY—THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo South senatorial district of Edo State has explained that it decided to set up committee to advise aspirants to avoid crisis after primaries and not to impose any particular candidate.

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Warri PDP assures on peace between Ijaw, Itsekiri

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WARRI—VICE Chairman of Delta Waterways Security Committee and Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Warri South-West Local Government, Chief Boro Opudu, has chided Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group, WIPMG over its threat of fresh Warri crisis, describing the group as “a kind of Boko Haram name existing on paper.”

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Uduaghan ‘ll hand over to me next year, boasts Okowa

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GOVERNORSHIP aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday boasted that the incumbent governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, would hand over to him in 2015.

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Old rivalries tear Abia PDP apart

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*Gov Orji

Old political rivalries in Abia State which divided supporters of the former governor of the state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu from the mainstream of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have resurfaced breaking the harmony recently forged by Governor Theodore Orji.

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Four members of Ebonyi SEC resign to contest 2015 polls

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ABAKALIKI—THERE were indications yesterday that no fewer than four members of Ebonyi State Executive Council, SEC, had resigned their appointments to contest various positions in the 2015 general elections.

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4 job seekers drag FG to court

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Four unemployed youth have asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to compel the Federal Government to pay them N10 million as general damages for failing to provide them with jobs.

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Delta North gov aspirants won’t fight over party’s ticket —Ochei

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Hon. Ochei

ASABA—PEOPLE’S Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial hopeful in Delta State, Hon. Victor Ochei, has said the conspiracy by people who want Delta North (Anioma) governorship aspirants to fight and fall apart over the party’s ticket will fail.

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Court nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim’s ownership of Newswatch

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Jimoh Ibrahim

LAGOS—A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, nullified businessman, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited, publishers of Newswatch publications by quashing a Share Purchase Agreement, SPA, which transferred ownership of the newsmagazine to Ibrahim.

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Falling oil prices: NECA demands FG’s contigency plans

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*Oil rig

NIGERIA Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has called on the Federal Government to explain in details the contingency plans put in place to avoid any economic shock that may arise from falling crude oil prices in the international market.

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Unilorin’s VC laments incessant invasion by herdsmen

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The Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed concern over the incessant invasion of the university premises by the cattle rearers such that it is threatening the security situation of the university.

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Disburse SURE-P funds directly to LGs, Edo urges FG

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BENIN—Edo State Government, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to disburse the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, funds directly to local government councils rather than passing them through state coordinators.

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Tension in Imo community over rape of 11-yr-old girl

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Uneasy calm has enveloped the sleepy, rural Ehume autonomous community in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, following the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl.

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Reps endorse N4,000 for online NYSC registration

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*Corps members

THE House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development has endorsed the N4,000 for the online registration of members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

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GNI, Sharafa dump LP, join Ogun PDP gov race

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

A governorship aspirant of the Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State, Nasir Gboyega Isiaka otherwise known as GNI, yesterday, dumped the Labour Party and joined the People’s Democratic Party.

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Osun PDP tasks Aregbesola on school students’ uniforms

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Gov. Aregbesola with students of the O' School Reform initiative.

The Osun State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday appealed to the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola over the plight of the newly admitted high school students in the state, who have not been able to get clothings for the common uniform his administration introduced.

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2015: Orubebe dismisses claims of anointed PDP candidate

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PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP governorship aspirant in Delta State, Elder Godsday Orubebe, yesterday, rebuffed insinuations of a favoured governorship aspirant in the party saying all major aspirants are friends of the outgoing governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

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Kwara 2015: Ibrahim promises good leadership

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Jani: Changing permutations

Ilorin-based industrialist and Chairman of Lubcon Oil, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim has said he is prepared to give correct leadership to Kwara State, not based on the distribution of token gifts to the populace.

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Delta Governorship: Gbagi, Obuh clash over PDP membership

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TWO governorship aspirants in Delta State, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi and Sir Tony Obuh, yesterday, sang discordant tunes over the latter’s membership of the party.

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Anxiety in Bayelsa community as water level rises

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*Community sacked by flood in Bauchi. INSET: Motorcycles and tricycles wading through a flooded road

The rising water level around low lying Azikoro in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State is now causing fear among residents of possible invasion of their homes by reptiles.

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