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Japan condemns ‘outrageous’ hostage murder

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as “outrageous and unforgivable” and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion.

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Our candidates, policies are better, PDP tells APC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its array of candidates for the February elections are better than those of the APC, adding that the same is applicable to the policy direction of both parties.

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Enough of mudslinging, APC tells PDP

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The All Progressives Congress,APC, has challenged the PDP to tell Nigerians how it plans to move from the near zero governance of the past six years of the Jonathan Administration to good and purposeful governance, instead of engaging in perpetual and tiring mudslinging.

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Boko Haram wages new attacks as Kerry visits

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Nigeria’s military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.

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Ukraine rebel offensive marks dangerous new stage in conflict

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A major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels allegedly backed by Russia has marked a dangerous new stage in the nine-month conflict and dashed hopes for a truce, pressuring Western nations to act.

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Protester killed as Egypt marks revolt anniversary

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Egypt on Sunday marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 democratic revolt, with the death of a protester and a bomb blast in the capital underscoring tensions in the most populous Arab country.

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Boko haram releases 192 hostage in Yobe

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Boko haram members Sunday released 192 out of the 218 people abducted at Katarko town, Gujba local government area of Yobe state.

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Six skiers killed in avalanche in French Alps – police

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Rescue workers on sound the bodies of six skiers who went missing a day earlier after being carried away by an avalanche during a trek in the Queyras mountain range in the French Alps, police said.

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For Buhari’s supporters, no wait is too long

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Aliyu Abdulrazhi had been on his feet since 6:00 am but had no intention of leaving Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign rally in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

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Boko Haram attacks: Military imposes curfew as Maiduguri boils

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Troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri.

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External forces stalled Chibok girls rescue – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Maiduguri, yesterday.

President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed the non-rescue of the abducted Chibok girls on external forces, promising that his administration would do everything possible to end the Boko Haram insurgency in a matter of months.

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Fashola accuses FG of diverting SURE-P money

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of diverting Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, money for the funding of the campaigns of President Gooodluck Jonathan.

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Nigeria will never change if PDP wins — Buhari

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THE presidential candidate of the APC, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned that if the ruling People Democratic Party (PDP) should win the February 14 election, the country will “never again witness change”.

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We’ll end looting in Lagos, says Agbaje

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, vowed, yesterday, to end what he called the looting trend in the state.

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Abuja irate soldiers nearly killed us — Construction workers

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BEFORE, it was the issue of extra-judicial killing or police brutality that was so rampant.

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Itsekiri to Jonathan: Visit to Olu of Warri wont save you unless…

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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

WARRI Study Group, WSG, an influential Itsekiri group in Delta State, yesterday, insisted that President Goodluck Jonathan’s surprise visit to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, on Friday, would not stop Itsekiri and other ethnic nationalities in the Niger-Delta from voting against him if he did not perform the groundbreaking of the $16 billion Export Processing Zone, EPZ, Ogidigben, before next month’s presidential election.

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Village head, 29 others feared dead in Borno Boko Haram attack

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At least 30 people, including the village head, were, on Friday evening, feared dead when some suspected insurgents attacked Kambari village in Kinduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

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Insurgency: INEC considers capturing less than 10% of registered voters to represent constituencies

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MORE facts emerged yesterday as to why the forthcoming general elections should not hold as less than 10percent of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, were captured by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the three troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

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Missing Ekiti grandmother in Lagos branded a witch, escapes mob lynching

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Police officers holds arms to block supporters of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from marching on the president's official residence in Abuja on October 14, 2014.   Some 276 girls were seized from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the night of April 14. AFP PHOTO

Their joy knew no bounds and this could easily be noticed as they were all in jubilation mood last Thursday. Reason: Their 72-yr-old grand mother, Modupe Obafemi, who was declared missing a fortnight ago, has been found.

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Elechi’s absence at PDP rallies proves alliance with opposition – Ex-Governor Egwu

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FORMER governor of Ebonyi State and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Ebonyi North in the next month’s elections, Dr Sam Egwu, has alleged that the absence of Governor Martin Elechi from the party’s rallies, which kicked off two weeks ago across the 13 local government areas of the state, was a clear indication of his support for the opposition, Labour Party.

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Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia and Christmas decorations in Lagos,by Patrick Dele Cole

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Oxford Street London Christmas decorations are world famous. The decorations are mainly put up by the shops in the street. It an annual event bringing in millions of people to watch and more importantly to buy goods on the street for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford – Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader

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Pa Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of the Yoruba group, Afenifere, was a top member of the Action Group, led by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the first republic. He also belonged to the Awolowo – led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the second republic. At the inception of the latest democratic experiment in 1999, he joined the late Pa Abraham Adesanya and Chief Bola Ige, among others, to form the Alliance for Democracy which dominated the governments in the South-west. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation.

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Face-off: The APC and the culture of violence, by Femi Fani-Kayode

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Once again, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whilst chanting ‘’sai Buhari’’ and carrying brooms, have stoned our candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, on his way to a rally in the north. It happened in Bauchi State. This is the second time that this has happened in two days. The first time it happened was in Katsina State.

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Fastest-growing economy: Don’t be harbinger of negative stories, Omokri tells APC

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The Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has urged the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, not to be harbinger of negative stories about the country.

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Jonathan campaigns in Borno, vows to crush Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Jonathan, Saturday, reassured the people of Borno state and the north east zone that his administration will do everything possible to end the activities of Boko Haram terrorists and restore peace in the country.

Jonathan was speaking during a campaign rally held at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri.

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Bakers urge early distribution of casava bread equipment

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The Masters Bakers and Caterers Association of Nigeria (MBCAN), Lagos chapter, on Saturday appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in the distribution of cassava bread equipment to bakers.

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PDP sponsors attacks on Jonathan, says APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi as part of its devilish plan to demonize the opposition and force a postponement of next month’s general elections.

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CNN verdict: an affirmation of global confidence in Nigeria’s economy – PDP

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CNN Money, a business analysis programme, on Friday listed Nigeria as one of the fastest growing economies for 2015.

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IG orders crackdown on political thuggery

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, on Saturday ordered a crackdown on political thuggery by the police following instances of attacks by some party supporters against their opponents.

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Archbishop says Agbaje “best man for the job’’

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The Archbishop of the Resurrection Praise Ministry, Sampson Benjamin, on Saturday said that Jimi Agbaje had unique virtues that could make him the best man for the governorship of Lagos State.

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World leaders head to Saudi after king’s death

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World leaders headed to Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer condolences following the death of King Abdullah, with US President Barack Obama cutting short a trip to India to pay respects.

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Boko Haram killed four of my grown-up children

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Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the city which is the epicentre of the Islamist group’s six-year insurgency and where President Goodluck Jonathan is to launch his re-election campaign Saturday.

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