Friday December 19th, 2014
Friday December 19th, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synagogue: Coroner admits building plan as exhibit

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A Lagos State Coroner’s Court investigating the collapsed building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations yesterday admitted the plan of the building and other adjoining structures as exhibits.

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Anambra women honour Stella Oduah

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Anambra North Women Association, ANWA, has honoured former Aviation Minister and Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the area, Princess Stella Oduah, with an award of excellence.

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Obiano to flag off Anambra Heritage festival

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State will be the special guest of honour as the maiden edition of the Anambra Heritage Festival kicks off on December 22nd at Rojenny Stadium complex, Oba, Anambra State.

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Jigawa approves N650m for construction of Manpower Devt Institute

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Jigawa State government has approved N650 million contract for the construction of accommodation facilities at Manpower Development Institute, MDI, Dutse, the state capital.

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Adeboye spends three hours in Apapa-Oshodi gridlock

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Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian  Church of God  [RCCG],

THE General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Thursday spentdeclared that Vanguard Newspapers remains his number one newspaper. He made the remark during a visit to the corporate headquarters of Vanguard Media Limited in Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos where he ministered at the 2014 edition of the Vanguard Media Christian Fellowship end-of-year thanksgiving service themed: “Divine blessing and prophetic breakthrough”.

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PDP, Ayogu Eze trade words over alleged forgery

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IN another development, Enugu State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senator Ayogu Eze, yesterday traded words over alleged forgery of the party’s December 8, 2014 governorship primaries result sheet.

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Enugu gov: Court orders PDP, INEC to maintain status quo till Jan 14

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Justice EvohChukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Thursday, ordered the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to submit or accept anyone as the governorship candidate of the party till January 14.

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Ministry meets with NUPENG, PENGASSAN

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The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity on Thursday in Abuja, met with oil workers union NUPENG and PENGASSAN over the three days warning strike.

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No `Northern` or `Southern` citizen in Nigeria, says Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday urged Nigerians not to see themselves as “Northern“ or “Southern“ citizens, but as people and a race bound by the same history and constitution.

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APC names Amaechi DG, Presidential Campaign Organization

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

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Consultant at TB Joshua’s church says collapsed building had no permit

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A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua told an inquest Thursday that the building which collapsed at Joshua’s church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval.

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FG declares Dec 25, 26 as public holidays

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.

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Mutiny: Killing 54 soldiers will amount to genocide – Falana

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File: Court martial

Barely 24 hours after the General Court Martial headed by Brigadier General Mohammed Yusuf delivered judgment on the trial of 59 soldiers and found 54 of them guilty of mutiny and conspiracy to mutiny thereby sentencing them to death, indications has emerged that the sentences will be appealed as killing them will amount to genocide.

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