Saturday April 19th, 2014
Saturday April 19th, 2014
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May God Almighty bless our dear nation, guide us always, Jonathan prays

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Jonathan arriving COCIN church in Abuja, yesterday.

resident Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday reiterated his unshaken belief in the ability of the nation to overcome all retrogressive and divisive forces. He also prayed that may God Almighty bless our dear nation, guide us always.

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Reflect on unity, CAN urges Nigerians at Easter

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The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of Easter to reflect on the nation’s unity and progress.

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Pray for Nigeria, Northern governors urge

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The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has called on Christians to use the Easter period to pray for the quick resolution of the security challenges currently confronting the nation.

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Low key Easter celebration in Abuja

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- Activities in Abuja were low key on Saturday as the Easter holidays and celebrations continued, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Egypt Brotherhood leader jailed for insulting prosecutor

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An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced an Islamist leader on trial for murder alongside deposed president Mohamed Morsi to a year in jail for insulting a prosecutor, judicial sources said.

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Easter: Pray for peace, Patience Jonathan urges Nigerians

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has urged Nigerians, particularly Christians and women, to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the country. ‎

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Abuja bombing: Boko Haram claims responsibility

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A survivor of the blast

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital in a video obtained Saturday, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction by the Islamists.

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MH370 search at ‘critical juncture’ – Malaysia

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The search for missing flight MH370 is at a “critical juncture”, Malaysia’s transport minister said Saturday, two days after Australia’s premier said a submersible device had one week to find wreckage from the plane in the Indian Ocean.

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Don’t import war to the West – APC tells VP Sambo

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The All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun has said it rejected the war intention of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who declared in Abuja Wednesday, that the July 21 and August 9 elections in Ekiti and Osun will be ‘a war’ that the Peoples Democratic Party will ‘fight’ to regain the two states at all cost.

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Police arrest suspected kidnapper of two children

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One of the officers arrested for gross indiscipline

A self acclaimed actor, Onyeke Micheal has been arrested by the detectives in Ondo state Police Command for an attempt to kidnap two children of the same parents in Ore area of the state.

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Fearful Easter: Police commence special operations at airports, motor parks, others

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered special security operations across the country to ensure peaceful Easter celebrations.

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Bauchi records 86 deaths, 82 auto crashes in 2014

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Mr Yakubu Attah, Assistant Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday said that Bauchi zone RS 12 recorded 86 deaths from 82 road crashes in the first quarter of 2014.

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77 persons feared dead in herdsmen attack

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One of the houses razed during the last Jos crisis

The Red Cross yesterday said in Wukari, Taraba State that about 77 people lost their lives during the crises between some Fulani herdsmen and the indigenous people of the area few days ago.

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Gunmen kill vigilante chair in Delta

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SUSPECTED gunmen, yesterday, shot dead the Chairman of Udu Central vigilance group, Mr. Prosper Erhinyoja, at a beer parlour, along the Delta Steel Company, DSC, Road in Ovwian town, Udu Local Government of Delta State.

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Boko Haram: How insurgency wrecked the North

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It may not just a matter of time for the entire north eastern geo-political hemisphere of Nigeria to be engulfed by a looming famine coming on heels of the activities of Boko Haram. Saturday Vanguard in this special piece documents the economic woes of the people.

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Easter: Fayose, Fayemi, Bamidele sue for peace

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Gov.Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on the people not to see the June 21 governorship election in the state as a “do-or-die” affair.

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Robbers invade varsity hostels, rape students

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Armed robbers in the early hours of Friday unleashed terror on the students of the Osun State University, Osogbo at their different private hostels located close to the campus of the university.

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Northern Gov’s wives seek unconditionally release of abducted female students

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Northern Governor’s Wives Forum, has decried the abduction of over 120 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, early in the week, pleading that the girls be released unconditionally

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Zamfara Govt. spends N130m on fumigation

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The Zamfara Government said it N130 million to fumigate the state as part of its efforts to tackle malaria in the state.

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EASTER: Clergies task Nigerians to pray for peace

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Mr Ernest Okorie and others of St Dominic Church Young Christian Workers performed the Passion of Jesus  as Christians all over the world mark Good Friday the day Jesus Christ was crucified yesterday. Photo by Biodun Ogunleye

Christian faithful in Nigeria joined their counterpart worldwide to celebrate the passion and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

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Insurgency: Jonathan, PDP seeking political gains, says APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of politicizing Nigeria’s security by engaging in outright deception to exclude APC Governors from the meeting the President himself had called for Thursday to discuss the security situation in the country.

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Total discovers oil in coast of Cote d’Ivoire

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French oil group, Total, has announced the detection of oil in the deep water off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire.

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Nyanya blast: First lady donates medical items to hospitalised victims

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The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday in Abuja distributed medical items to the hospitalised victims of Nyanya bomb blast.

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Tunisian president slashes salary by two-thirds

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Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as “critical.”

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‘Abduction of school girls, a setback for girl-child education’

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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.

The Foundation for the Victims of Child Abuse, (VCAF), has warned that the abduction of school girls could discourage parents from embracing girl-child education.

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At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

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JUBA- At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday’s attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said. “Forty-eight bodies, including children, women, men, have been recovered from inside the base. The bodies of 10 attackers have been found outside the

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Ritualist beheads two-yr-old boy, rapes mother in Ogun

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ABEOKUTA —A suspected ritualist, yesterday, beheaded a two‑year‑old boy and raped his mother in a bush in Ofada town in Obafemi‑Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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AWO BOOK LAUNCH: You’re trivialising national security, Yoruba leaders tell PDP

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LAGOS—EMINENT Yoruba leaders yesterday berated the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, for linking the recent bomb blast in Abuja to the All Progressives Congress, APC, noting that issues of national security should not be trivialised on the alter of politics.

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Jonathan reschedules meeting with governors on security matters

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President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) inspecting parade during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Abuja On Saturday (6/7/13)

The expanded National Security Council meeting with all State governors summoned by President Goodluck Jonathan has been rescheduled for April 23.

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How DPO raped me in detention—Sales girl

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LAGOS — Trouble is brew-ing at a police division, Lagos Island following claims by a mother of two that she was raped by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, while in detention at the station.

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Easter Celebrations: LAGBUS offers free bus rides to Lagos residents

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The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced that residents of the state would enjoy free bus rides on Easter Monday, on its LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd buses.

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Malaysian Muslims protest against Obama visit

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About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam.

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