Tuesday January 27th, 2015
Tuesday January 27th, 2015
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Pipeline vandals on rampage in Lagos: Kill 2 policemen, motorcyclist; 2 NSCDC men missing

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The sleepy Abulewa community in Ikorodu area of Lagos was, yesterday, thrown into pandemonium, following sporadic gunshots from armed pipeline vandals, which left two policemen and a commercial motorcyclist dead.

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Trending: Criminals target car batteries in Ebonyi

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ABAKALIKI—a syndicate now moves round Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, at night, removing car batteries from vehicles of unsuspecting owners.

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You’re sectional governor, Osoba tells Amosun

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Chief Segun Osoba and Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun

Former governor of Ogun State, and national leader of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Olusegun Osoba, yesterday, described the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as a “sectional governor.”

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it’ll vote for political party with Igbo’s interest

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THE Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, LCDA, chapter of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said Igbo will only vote for a political party or candidate that will protect their interest.

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Nigeria holds great hope citizens—Chidoka

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Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has said despite present difficulties, Nigeria holds great opportunities for her citizens with projections that the nation’s economy will continue to grow at over six per cent for the next 20 years.

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POLLS: APGA scoffs at Anambra PDP’s multiple candidates

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AGGRIEVED members of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, led by Senator Alphonsus Igbekwe described as illegal and undemocratic the multiple candidates allegedly being presented by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State for the next month’s general elections.

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Cholera kills 8 in Anambra

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Awka—EIGHT persons have been confirmed dead in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, following an outbreak of cholera in the area.

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Ex Orji’s aide raps PDP leaders over Imo gov primaries

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FORMER Special Adviser to Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Mr. Ben Onyechere, yesterday, lampooned the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over alleged inability to settle aggrieved members of the party after the governorship primaries in Imo State.

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Lamido presents N99.950bn budget 2015 to Jigawa Assembly

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*Sule Lamido

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, has presented a budget estimate of N99.950 billion for 2015, to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

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NAFDAC smashes fake Viagra, Alomo Bitters syndicate

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LAGOS—The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has smashed syndicates specialised in the faking and distribution of Viagra and Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, two popular performance enhancing drugs registered in the Nigerian market.

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Buhari’s certificate propaganda, PDP’s ploy to divert attention —EMERHOR

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All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate for Delta State in next month’s elections, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has said that the certificate propaganda of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, was a ploy by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to divert the attention of Nigerians from the PDP’s dwindling popularity and rejection.

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Fashola condemns attack on Jonathan’s convoy

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LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has condemned the attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Bauchi State and other parts of the country, saying Mr. President has every right to campaign in any part of the country.

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Bridge banks: AMCON transfers ownership to Skye, Heritage Banks

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LAGOS — The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, yesterday, officially transferred the ownership of Mainstreet Bank Limited and Enterprise Bank Limited to their new owners, Skye Bank Plc and Heritage Bank Limited, respectively.

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The 2nd River Niger Bridge at Onitsha and toll charges

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The Federal Ministry of Environment, FMEnv, has released for public comments the report of an Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, study with respect to the planning, construction and operation of a new bridge project across the River Niger at Onitsha.

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Oil prices steady above $48 per barrel

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Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel, yesterday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro.

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Inec recovers 7,812 snatched Pvcs in Akwa Ibom

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UYO—Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Austin Okojie, has implored those who snatched the commission’s Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, to return them, adding that 7,812 of the 10,000 cards had been recovered by the police.

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Two teenage girls to get $20,000 in 2015 Technovation challenge

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Two Nigerian school girls between the ages of 10 and 18 would go home each $10,000 richer, as a global technology entrepreneurship program for girls, Technovation challenge, kicks off the 2015 edition.

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A better Nigeria is realisable —Uduaghan

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LAGOS — Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, yesterday, said that a better Nigeria was realisable, as he called on Nigerians, irrespective of their positions, to work together to ensure that the dream was realised.

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Radisson Blu shuts down operations over renovation

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The five-star, water-front Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, has shut down operations to conduct extensive renovation of its facilities, as part of its management’s commitment to retain standards and remain the hotel of first choice for guests visiting Lagos, for business or pleasure.

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Lawyers flay calls for shift in election schedule

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LAGOS—A group of lawyers under the platform of Lawyers for Change (Lawyers4Change) has described as mischievous, the call for a shift in the dates for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

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Passengers escape death, as fire consumes commercial bus

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ABAKALIKI—Passengers on board a commercial bus narrowly escaped death yesterday as the vehicle, an L-300 Mitsubushi, burst into flames along Ezza Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

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Feb Poll: HOSTCOM in Ijaw back Jonathan, Okowa

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty. The 56-year-old made the announcement to tens of thousands of supporters in the red, white and green of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a carefully orchestrated ceremony including patriotic music, dancing, prayers and speeches. AFP PHOTO

Host Communities Producing Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, in Ijaw area, Delta State, have thrown their weight behind the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s election as governor of Delta State, saying the duo have people-friendly agenda for Nigerians and Deltans in particular.

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NDDC begins youth empowerment training in Edo, Delta, Ondo

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AS part of its efforts to tackle youth unemployment in the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has embarked on an empowerment training for youths in Ondo, Delta and Edo states.

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College provost decries decline in quality of teachers

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PROVOST of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Dr Ignatius Ezoem, has decried the quality of teachers being produced in the country and stressed the need for the upgrade of Nigeria’s education standard.

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Scores killed, many flee following a renewed Boko Haram raids in Adamawa

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Kano – Scores of people have been killed and many others forced to flee to the mountains following a renewed series of Boko Haram raids in northeast Nigeria, a lawmaker and a relief agency official said Tuesday. The reported attacks by the Islamists targeted the Michika area in northeastern Adamawa state, where bodies reportedly littered

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Brass LNG shareholders constitute pre-FEED team

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Shareholders and partners of Brass Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, project have constituted a new pre-Front End Engineering Design, FEED, team and adopted a new technology, APCL, to ensure the sustainability of the project.

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NFA expresses sadness at Agbonavbare’s death

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The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday expressed its deep grief and that of the entire Nigerian football family at the death of former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare.

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Jonathan, Mark disown Maku ‘dangerous boy’

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The Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Sen. Ahmadu Ali, on Tuesday described former Information Minister, Mr Labaran Maku, as a ‘’dangerous boy’’.

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Boko Haram ‘bomb maker’ held in Potiskum

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A man suspected of being behind the manufacture of explosives used in a series of Boko Haram suicide attacks has been arrested in northeast Nigeria, a senior police officer told AFP on Tuesday.

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I never doctored any Cambridge document on Buhari – Fani-Kayode

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DIRECTOR, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said Tuesday, that he never doctored any document from Cambridge University on the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd.

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Strike: No judiciary worker should be denied January salary – NBA

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA- The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Tuesday, ‎commended the decision of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, to call off the strike action ‎that crippled legal activities in the country for almost three weeks. ‎The legal body however warned that no member of JUSUN should be penalised or denied January

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We’ ll overcome all challenges before polls – Jega

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CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Tuesday, assured that the commission would overcome all its challenges before the commencement of the elections in February.

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