Thursday April 24th, 2014
Thursday April 24th, 2014
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Insurgency: Jonathan, govs, heads of secuirty agencies, religious leaders meet

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An expanded meeting of the National Security Council is underway at the Presidential Villa with President Goodluck Jonathan, state governors, heads of the various security agencies and para-military organizations in attendance.

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Clashes break out in eastern Ukraine

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Clashes broke out between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, as Russia called for new talks to solve the crisis.

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Akpabio removes 2 commissioners

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Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has relieved two commissioners of their appointment.

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Imo Govt. to revive 3 moribund industries

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The Imo Government has announced plans to revive three moribund industries established by the first civilian administration of the late Chief Sam Mbakwe about thirty-three years ago.

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FG congratulates Okonjo-Iweala for winning Rockefeller award

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday congratulated the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for winning the Rockefeller Foundation’s Leadership Award.

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Investing in ICT will develop ECOWAS region – Official

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Mr Isaias Barreto de Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technology, says investing in the sector will contribute to the rapid development of the region.

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Labour threatens to shut 8 DISCOs over tariff

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INDICATIONS emerged, yesterday, of an imminent blackout across the country as organised labour vowed to shut down Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC; Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IEDC, and six others, including power plants, tomorrow over electricity tariff without power supply, among others.

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Youth unemployment gave rise to terrorism, kidnapping in Nigeria, says Uduaghan

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DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has attributed the spate of terrorism and other violent crimes in the country including kidnapping largely to the problem of youth unemployment, which he said, had been neglected over the years.

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Boko Haram pays N500,000 to Niger recruits — Gang members

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Boko-recruits

Boko Haram recruits members, not just from Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, it also gets recruits from Niger Republic who it pays N500, 000. However, their pay is raised should their bombs kill more people in Nigeria, the BBC has said.

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Take over Taraba State security, House of Assembly urges FG

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strategizing: The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Kenneth Minima (left); his Air Force counterpart, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (middle) and General Officer Commanding 3rd Division, Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen John Zaruwa, aboard a Nigerian Air Force plane strategising with the aid of maps in the ongoing counter-terrorist operations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, during a visit to the area, weekend.

JALINGO —The Taraba State House of Assembly has asked the Federal Government to take over the security of the state following the massive loss of lives, destruction of property and displacement of people as in the state.

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DPO accused of rape still in detention – Lagos CP

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko, yesterday, assured Nigerians that the panel investigating the alleged rape of a mother of three by a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Lagos was working hard to unravel the truth behind the claims.

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Terrorism: Rep urges Jonathan to apologise to victims of Nyanya bombing, abduction

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A survivor of the blast

Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to families of victims of Nyanya bomb blast and parents of the 234 students abducted at Government Girls College in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.

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Lagos opens up on Al-Mustapha appeal, Ejigbo assault, others

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Lagos—Lagos State Government, yesterday, said police report was delaying prosecution of those arrested in connection with the case of two women severely tortured over alleged theft of pepper in Ejigbo area of the state.

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Ekiti, Osun guber polls’ll be rig and roast – Tinubu

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Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (2nd right); Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State (left); Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of  Osun State (middle) and Senator Ganiyu Solomon after the Code of Conduct Bureau quashed a case against Tinubu, in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

FORMER Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday threatened fire and brimstone over any plan to rig the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states fixed for this year’s June and August, warning that “It will be rig and roast.”

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How fake NGO members beg with cancer-stricken baby

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Emotion ran high, yesterday, at the Oduduwa office of the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikeja, after an indigent woman revealed how she was raped by members of a non existing Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, which promised to help treat her two-and-half year-old daughter of cancer.

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Nyako’s allegation, height of irresponsibility – Maku

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Information Minister, Labaran Maku

Even as the furore generated over his allegation that the Federal Government was involved in acts of genocide against the north was yet to end, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, yesterday, launched a fresh attack on President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that he had a hand in the security challenges facing the north in the country.

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HIV patient, 63, sentenced to death for raping, infecting minor

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Kano was jolted, yesterday, when an Upper Sharia court in the state sentenced to death by stoning a 63-year-old HIV positive for raping and infecting a minor with the deadly virus.

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Power generation hits 4,105 MW – FG

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The Federal Government claimed, yesterday, that the country’s generation capacity has picked up, hitting 4,105.90 megawatts as at Tuesday, this week.

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Ladoja vows not to return to PDP

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AS preparations for 2015 governorship elections hot up in Oyo State, a former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, yesterday said no amount of overtures would make him return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Osun PDP warns members over attending meetings

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Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has directed its members to seek clearance from its secretariat before attending or convening meetings.

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Ekiti won’t accept Abuja-imposed gov – Fayemi

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GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, yesterday declared that the people of the state would resist any move from Abuja to impose a governor on the people in the forthcoming governorship election.

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Court stops Bauchi APC congress

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A district court in Azare, Bauchi State has stopped the ongoing local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

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Rep calls for decisive action against insurgency

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The Nyaya explosion: Photo: Citizen
Irikefe Bubu-Joe .

The lawmaker decried the insecurity measures so far adopted in tackling insurgency and corruption, saying a more drastic measure would bring the current situation under control.

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Oko crisis: Youths storm Government House

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Hundreds of placards-carrying youths from Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, stormed Government House, Awka, demanding the removal of their traditional ruler, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, who they accused of undermining peaceful coexistence in the community.

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Mob sets ablaze suspected ritualist in Abeokuta

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RESIDENTS of Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State yesterday, ignored police warning not to take laws into their hands in Saje area of Abeokuta North Local Government area when an unidentified man, suspected to be a ritualist, was set ablaze by irate mob.

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Uduaghan links terrorism to poverty

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, yesterday, identified poverty as a major cause of violence in some parts of the country and pledged his administration’s commitment not to give the malaise a foothold in the state.

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Soldier, 4 others killed in Hyambula village

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A picture taken from a video distributed to journalists in recent days through intermediaries and obtained by AFP on March 5, 2013 reportedly shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by six armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place.

Yola — Unknown Gun-men have attacked Sabongari Hyambula village, bordering Gwoza in Borno and Madagali Local Government of Adamawa, killing a soldier and two civilians including a mad woman.

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Boko Haram threatens to kill abducted schoolgirls if search is not stopped

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One of the lucky abducted students in Chibok who was later rescued and being handed over by her parents at school premises on Monday. Photo by Ndahi Maiduguri.

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

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Ferry mishap: Lagos deploys signs on waterways

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Towards improving water transportation and implementation of general safety and security on its waterways, the Lagos State Government has completed dredging and channelization of Ijegun-Egba and Ebute-Ojo axis.

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APC’ll not form next govt in Adamawa — Marwa

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Marwa

Yola — Former Military Administrator of Lagos, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacked ‘’what it takes to form the next government in Adamawa State.’’

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Bauchi receives N10bn World Bank loan to resuscitate water sector

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Nigerian woman fetch water from a local pond, which is  a source of drinking water making her susceptible to Guinea worm larvae infestation. Photo by E. Staub, courtesy of the CDC and The Carter Center.

The Bauchi State Government is to receive N10 billion loan from the World Bank to resuscitate its water sector, the former state Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Sani Bura, has said.

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Divorce census from politics, NPC boss pleads

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The Chairman, Nigerian Population Commission, NPC, Sir Eze Duruiheoma, SAN, has appealed to Nigerians to divorce politics from the forthcoming national census.

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