Friday July 25th, 2014
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Ijaw Ex-militants demand creation of Toru-Ebe, Oil River states

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Ex-millitant  submiting their weapons during the amnesty programme last year.

Former militants of Ijaw extraction under the aegis of Meinbutu, have called for the inclusion of Toru-Ebe and Oil River states in the proposed states approved by the national conference.

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Delta $16bn Gas City project: Gbaramatu Ijaws demand own Epz c’ttee

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ETHNIC contention for stakes in the $16 billion Odigigben Export Processing Zone, EPZ, in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, has escalated with Ijaws of Gbaramatu Kingdom asking the Delta State Government to inaugurate an EPZ Interface Committee for Ijaws affected by the project as had been done for their Itsekiri neighbours.

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NPA deceiving Nigerians, says Lagos govt

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FASHOLA VISITS WHARF: Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State (left), listening to Mr. Aloga Ogbogo, General Manager (Admin) of Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO (right); as Chief Remi Ogungbemi, President, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, AMATO, (2nd right) and others watch during Governor Fashola's visit to Apapa/Oshodi Expressway and Wharf to check compliance of Truck, Tankers Drivers and Owners, at Wharf  Gate, Apapa, Lagos yesterday. Photo by Bunmi Azeez.

Lagos State Government yesterday, described as act of deception and falsehood the response of the management of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, to recent comments by Governor Babatunde Fashola on the persistent gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, which has continued to cripple vehicular movement and business activities in Apapa and its environs.

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PDP chides Ekiti Assembly for creating 19 LGDAs

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Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti (l) and Governor-Elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, during Fayose's visit to the Governor in  Ado-Ekiti on Monday

Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday berated the state House of Assembly for approving the creation of additional 19 Local Government Development Areas, LGDAs, in the state, saying the House acted illegally.

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Sylva condemns attack on Buhari

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Timipre Sylva

Former governor of Bayelsa State and chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, has condemned Wednesday’s bloody attack on the convoy of General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State and National Leader of the APC.

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Ohanaeze youth tackles Arewa wing over call for dissolution of Nigeria

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OHANAEZE Youth Council, OYC, has condemned in strong terms the call by Arewa Youth Development Foundation for the dissolution of Nigeria, describing it as a big offence that warranted treasonable prosecution.

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NCP denies ALSCON’s alleged asset stripping by UC Rusal

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The fact-finding committee of the National Council on Privatization, NCP, on Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria, ALSCON, has said that the allegation of asset stripping against UC Rusal, owners of the company, was untrue.

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Don’t pay for medicare, Uduaghan tells pregnant women

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GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has advised pregnant women and nursing mothers in the state not to pay any health official for medical services.

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Soldiers destroy kidnappers’ camp in Aba

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bulldozer demolishing illegal structures at Ladipo

SOLDIERS from 144 Battalion Army base, Ngwa High School in Aba, Abia State, have destroyed a kidnappers’ camp located at Amuzu Ibeku in Osisioma Local Government Area.

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EDSTMA faults Edo PDP on murder allegation

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The Edo State Traffic Management Agency, EDSTMA, has described as wicked, claims by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that one of its officials killed one Mr. Godfrey Imobhio, who was hit by a towing truck on May 2, 2014.

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Religious leaders can end Boko Haram, not Jonathan — Oritsejafor

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President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, has said religious leaders in the north and not President Goodluck Jonathan, could end the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Crisis brews in Imo as lawmakers seek better welfare package

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Gov Okorocha of Imo State

The executive and legislative arms of government in Imo State may be heading for serious confrontation, following what the lawmakers see as executive exploitation.

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CBN, states sign N220bn MoU for SMEs

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the 36 state governors for a N220 billion micro and macro development fund for the Small Scale Enterprises, SMEs, across the country.

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Attack on Buhari could have triggered violence – expert

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A security consultant, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has described Boko Haram’s attempt on the life of former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Kaduna as an attempt to plunge Nigeria into widespread political-ethno-religious violence.

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Apapa TRAFFIC: Gridlock worsens as contractor abandons site

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Another view of Berger Yard Bus Stop.

LESS than 48 hours after it was reported that the contractor engaged by the Federal Government to repair failed portions of the Apapa end of the ever busy Oshodi/Apapa Expressway had commenced repair works, investigations yesterday revealed that the contractor might have abandoned the job as road users, residents and others continue to suffer the heavy gridlock.

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Labour blasts Okonjo-Iweala over alleged N1.8tn salary bill

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ASSOCIATION of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday in Lagos, lambasted the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over recent claims that N1.8 trillion was being spent annually on wages in the public service, saying the Minister was economical with the truth.

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It’s tough coping with 9 children — Policeman’s widow

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ABEOKUTA — It was an emotion laden occasion for widows of policemen who died in the course of duty, yesterday, in Abeokuta.

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NBA holds valedictory session for Aturu

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Vice chairman, NBA Ikeja branch, Barr. Lateef Abdulsalam, members, Barr. Oludare Akande, Barr. Adekunle Ajasa, Mrs Maimuna Eseigne and Barr, Wahab Shitu, during NBA Ikeja branch session for Late Bamidele Aturu, held at NBA Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

Ahead of his burial tomorrow, the remains of late human rights lawyer and activist, Mr Bamidele Aturu, were yesterday laid-in-state at the Ikeja secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, at a special valedictory session, in his honour by the Bar.

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‘Nigeria needs proper hospitality training institution’

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He has worked in about 14 countries in four different continents as hotelier. Today, Michael Rathgeb is the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos.

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Kidnap in Lagos: Suspect is mentally unstable — Police

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LAGOS — Medical report of the mental state of the mother of four who alleged that the General Overseer of Holy Family Ministry, Prophet Ernest Chukwuemeka, sent her to kidnap a seven-year-old boy for ritual purpose, last month in Ikorodu area of Lagos is out.

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Labour blasts Okonjo-Iweala over alleged N1.8tn salary bill

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Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

LAGOS—ASSOCIATION of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday in Lagos, lambasted the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over recent claims that N1.8 trillion was being spent annually on wages in the public service, saying the Minister was economical with the truth.

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NIMASA builds satellite surveillance centre to tackle pirates

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In a move to tackle the menace of pirate attacks in Nigeria’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has established a satellite surveillance centre.

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Army reviews dress regulation

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The Nigerian Army has disclosed plans to review its dress regulation, which would ensure that its troops were kitted with same type, standard and quality of military wears.

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IMPEACHMENT: PDP gives Al-Makura’s deputy conditions

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ABUJA—AHEAD of the planned impeachment of Governor Umaru Al Makura of Nasarawa State and the eventual takeover by his deputy, Mr. Luka Barau, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reportedly barred Barau from seeking governorship election in the 2015 poll.

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JTF, Police repel pirates’ attack on oil installation in Bayelsa

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The Joint Task Force (JTF) and Police in Niger Delta said on Thursday it repelled attack by suspected pirates on a flow station at Ogboinbiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

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Former Petroleum Minister, Lukman, buried in Zaria

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KADUNA— The remains of the late former Petroleum Minister and President of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, 75, were yesterday laid to rest in, his home town, Zaria, amid tears and praises from well wishers.

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Gunmen kill Village Head, 14 others in Borno

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MAIDUGURI— Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, yesterday, invaded Garubula Village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi and 11 others, including the District Head’s bodyguard.

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FG secures release of 248 containers of power equipment after 11 years

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The Federal Government, yesterday, secured the release of 248 containers of power equipment trapped in the ports for about 11 years.

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Why we’re slow in rescuing Chibok Girls – Presidency

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THE Presidency, yesterday, gave an insight into why the Federal Government was slow at rescuing the over 200 Government Secondary School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.

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FRSC cautioned over court judgment on new number plates

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The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has been asked to stop misinforming Nigerians over its plan to, from August 1, start impounding vehicles with the old number plates in clear disregard of an order of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which held that the commission has no such powers to phase out the old number plates.

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Couple, 15 others nabbed for visa fraud

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LAGOS — Operatives of the Police Special Fraud Unit have arrested 17 persons over visa fraud.

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How translation tech can help you speak in unknown tongues

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There is no doubt that being multilingual in this global village is an added advantage. But when compared to the thousands of languages in today’s tower of Babel, it’s next to impossible that one person would be able to speak them all. But an advantage of today’s world is its smart tech from which translation tech evolves. Here are some ways translation tech apps is empowering users with the right tongues at the right time:

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