Sunday April 19th, 2015
Sunday April 19th, 2015
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Fire razes over 300 shops at Ogbe-Ijoh market

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OVER 300 shops were razed, Saturday evening, as Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri, Delta State, went up in flames again.

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Weedkillers not Molokun god responsible for Ondo mysterious deaths — WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says pesticide poisoning is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in Ondo state

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104 arrested for electoral offences in Rivers

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104 persons have been arrested at different locations in Port Harcourt for alleged electoral-related offences. 

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South Africa vows crackdown against Xenophobic attacks

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Thousands of people take part in the "peace march" against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa, on April 16, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on April 16 appealed for the end of attacks on immigrants as a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead threatened to spread across the country. In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants in Durban and surrounding townships have been targeted, forcing families to flee to camps protected by armed guards.   AFP PHOTO

South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind a wave of Xenophobic attacks, saying 307 people had been arrested over violence that has left at least seven people dead.

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Pope urges world to act after new Mediterranean tragedy

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Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to respond “decisively” after 700 migrants were feared drowned in the deadliest migrant shipwreck yet in the Mediterranean.

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“Buhari can’t end corruption with one stroke”

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Though the expectation of the people is high on the need to end corruption in Nigeria, but it has permeated vital fabrics of the Nigerian society such that General Buhari, when he assumes power would not be able to wipe it out with just one stroke and as such should do his best and take the country to the next level and hope that someone would continue in his footsteps after him.

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2.5m suffering food insecurity in Niger

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More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday.

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Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

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An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 people to death after a retrial over a 2012 football stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

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Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

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The knives are already being sharpened for the leaders of Britain’s political parties, several of whom could see their careers brought to a brutal end if they fail to deliver at the May 7 election.

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700 feared dead in migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean

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Seven hundred people are feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe capsized off Malta, the UNHCR said Sunday.

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60 killed in battle over fish pond

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Police IG Sulaiman Abba

No fewer than 60 persons were feared killed at the weekend in a bloody communal crisis between Ologba and Egba communities of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

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The military and the Boko Haram challenge

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Chibok

Shortly before the six weeks shift in the general elections in February, requested by the military to enable it rout Boko Haram from Nigerian shores and recover scores of local government and communities overran by the terrorists in the North East, the Nigerian Army was in the eye of the storm.

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Why Senate asked Jonathan to return original copy of Constitution Amendment Bill

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Contrary to the content of the letter that President Goodluck Jonathan refused to sign the Constitution Amendment Bill because of alleged usurpation of executive powers by the National Assembly in the bill, among other reasons, there is an allegation that Jonathan signed the original amendment bill.

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Impeachment Threat: I am ready to negotiate with APC lawmakers — Fayose

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The face -off between the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly and Governor Ayo Fayose may soon be over, as the governor says he is willing to negotiate with the lawmakers

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Buhari’s government: ICT stakeholders set digital agenda

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Although technology was at the center of the just concluded 2015 elections, Nigerian IT practitioners have expressed fresh concern saying that Nigeria may not reap the benefits of digital economy of the 21st century unless the incoming government listens to the wake up call of making Information Technology the centerpiece of national development mission.

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Adefuye, Lagos LG scribes congratulate Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo

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Senator Anthony Adefuye as well as the Executive Secretaries of Local Governments in Lagos State have saluted the All Progressives Congress for its sweeping victories at the just concluded 2015 polls.

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CHIBOK ABDUCTIONS:We, the guilty Nigerians

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We are all guilty! No sphere of society can be excused in the abduction of the over 200 Chibok girls. From the media that was divided along North/South dichotomy or ruling party/opposition party reportage, to the pro-northern or pro-Jonathan propagandists, the needed unity of purpose against members of Jama’atu Ahliss-Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad (western education is evil), otherwise known as Boko Haram, was missing.

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Sen. Gemade calls for prosecution of Army Commandant over assault

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Senator Barnabas Gemade has called on the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to investigate and prosecute the Commandant, 72 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Benue State, Col. Timothy Lagbaja, for the alleged harassment, intimidation and assault on him during the April 11, governorship and state assembly elections

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Chibok girls, one year on

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Some of the abducted Chibok girls

April 14, 2014 will ever remain fresh in the minds of the people of Chibok in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State following Boko Haram’s invasion of Government Girls Secondary School in the town where over 200 school girls writing their Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) were abducted.

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Chibok: Nothing without the girls

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JUST a year ago, nobody knew Chibok. A bit of exaggeration there – not many knew Chibok, and, definitely, not the millions that do today, within and outside Nigeria. Chibok, a local government area in Borno State, which shares the name with its headquarters, has been in the news for a year, and counting, all for the wrong reasons. Online indexes on Chibok grew from nothing to more than 3.4 million and growing daily, but Chibok is nothing without its girls.

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We won’t allow criminals hurt Nigeria’s interest — Ambassador

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Thousands of people take part in the "peace march" against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa, on April 16, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on April 16 appealed for the end of attacks on immigrants as a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead threatened to spread across the country. In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants in Durban and surrounding townships have been targeted, forcing families to flee to camps protected by armed guards.   AFP PHOTO

The South African Government has assured Nigeria that it will not allow the activities of criminally minded elements in its domain to destroy the strong bond existing between the two brotherly nations.

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Chibok girls kidnapping timelime

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Women Arise civil society led by Joe Odumakin (C) accompanied by afro-beat musician Femi Anikulapo Kuti demonstrate to press for the release of missing Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 12, 2014. Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. AFP

2014….April 14. Boko Haram militants kidnap more than 200 schoolgirls

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‘Why Igbo never vote out of fear’ -

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Egesi

In this interview, Mr. John Patrick Egesi, President/Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Shipping and political, analyst explains why Igbo’s would always vote in gratitude to those who have been fair to them. Egesi spoke against the backdrop of the statement by Oba Rilwan Akiolu that the Igbo in Lagos should vote the APC candidate ahead of the April 11 gubernatorial poll in the state.

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Inconclusive Abia Guber: Wabara, Abia South leaders on war path

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The fury of the men gathered for the press conference in an uptown Ikeja restaurant was obvious. Among them were some of the pre-eminent professionals of the Ukwa Ngwa area of Abia State. A former president of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara, was at the middle of what was designated as the high table. Others included retired bureaucrats and politicians.

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DELTA: Ogboru rejects guber result, heads for tribunal

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GUBERNATORIAL candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, has rejected the result of the April 11 gubernatorial election, saying he was heading to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election he alleged was characterized by massive rigging by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Oronto Douglas, a blessing to Niger Delta — Ijaws

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Oronto Douglas

The Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, has described the late Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research and Documentation, as a blessing to the Niger Delta.

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Madness in S/Africa: We stand with Jonathan government on safety of Nigerians — Buhari

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Jonathan and Buhari

President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said he is in full support of the steps taken by the Jonathan government to protect Nigerians from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Alleged Seizure of Property: Effurun landlords drag Delta govt to court

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Some of the alleged compulsorily acquired property

TWO landlords in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta State, Johnson Umode and Paul Idoghor, have, in separate suits, dragged the Delta State Government to court for alleged compulsory acquisition of their property without payment and compensation

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How S/African king sparked xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others

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Countries neighbouring South Africa on Friday prepared to evacuate their citizens from South Africa as the UN raised the alarm over deadly xenophobic attacks which have displaced thousands.

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NANS to South Africa: Stop xenophobic attacks in 7 days or we’ll retaliate

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Jonathan and Zuma

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the South African Government seven days ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans resident in that country.

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Boko Haram beheads Cameroonians, death toll rises to 19

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Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night’s attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.

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Sat Guru Maharaj Ji advises President-elect on sincere, transparent govt

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Satguru Maharaj Ji & his devotees

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, founder of One Love Family, has called on the President-elect, Gen. Mohamadu Buhari, and governors-elect, to make the welfare of Nigerian workers their priorities.

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