Friday July 31st, 2015
Friday July 31st, 2015
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Oyegun, APC Governors in crucial meeting

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APC briefing on Boko Haram Sponsors

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APCN Chief John Oyegun and the party’s governors were in a crucial meeting last night.

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Wolverton woo ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha

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Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha,

Former World Cup and Premier League star Jay-Jay Okocha could be on the verge of a shock move to amateur side Wolverton Town after playing for their reserve side last week, the club confirmed.

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APC, party of capitalists lacking democratic credentials —Dokpesi

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BENIN—Chairman of DAAR Communication and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has described the All Progressives Congress, APC, as self-styled progressives and capitalists lacking democratic credentials, adding that the PDP finding itself in opposition today was caused by some of its members.

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Ooni: Aregbesola in closed-door meeting with Ife Royal Council

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VISIT: Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State (right) with and Lowa of Ile-Ife, High Chief Joseph Olasoji  Ijaodola (2nd left) and other members of Ife Traditional Council during their visit to the governor on the rumoured death of the Ooni of Ife at Govt House,Osogbo.

Members of Ife Royal Traditional Council, RTC, the umbrella body of all traditional title holders from Ile Ife, yesterday met with Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State at the Government House, Oke-Fia, Osogbo behind closed doors following Tuesday rumoured death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade.

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APC alleges plot by Rivers govt to discredit Amaechi

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*Nyesom Wike

PORT HARCOURT—The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, said it has uncovered plans by the Rivers State Government to formulate a false damaging report against former Governor Rotimi Amaechi of the state.

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Delta students vow to shutdown Asaba over unpaid bursaries

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PROTEST—University of Lagos students protesting the re-naming of the institution after late MKO Abiola yesterday in Lagos.

STUDENTS of Delta State origin under the auspices of National Association of Delta State Students, NADESSTU, have threatened to shut down the capital city of Asaba, if their 2013/2014 bursary was not paid in the next two weeks.

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Lagos Assembly uncovers bloated estimate in councils’ budgets

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Lagos—Lagos State House of Assembly, through the Committee on Economic Planning and Budget, has uncovered bloated Overhead Estimate in the budget of the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs over the years to the detriment of the Capital Expenditure in the state.

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Uzamere to Saraki: Reconcile with Lawal group

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BENIN CITY—THE immediate past senator representing Edo South senatorial district of Edo State, Senator Ehigie Uzamere, yesterday, urged the senate President, Bukola Saraki to take a cue from how the crisis in the House of Representatives was resolved, by closing ranks with the group of senators led by Senator Ahmad Lawal, warning that the nation may not have ministers in the next one year if the crisis persist.

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Power transmission hits 4662MW

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ABUJA: The Federal Government said, Wednesday that power transmission from the national grid has increased to 4662 megawatts.
Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which disclosed this in a state signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, noted the new peak was attained at 08.00pm on Tuesday, 28th July, 2015.

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Okorocha urges Church leaders to pray for Nigeria

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Imo State Governor and Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has urged Christian leaders in the country to throw their weight behind the anti-corruption crusade and policies of President Mohammadu Buhari.

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Aiming at Buhari through Amina

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Chief Olisa Metuh, the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was seemingly enthusiastic last Tuesday. For the first time the opposition party spokesman seemed to have found a weapon to puncture the clean image that has been generally said of President Muhammadu Buhari with his depiction of the appointment the president’s alleged blood relation as the nation’s chief election umpire as the height of corruption.

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Gov Poll: Era of changing govs at will over in Bayelsa —Alamieyeseigha

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Diepreiye Alamieyeisegha

Yenagoa—Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, yesterday, said that the era of changing governors at will in the state was over and called on Bayelsans to rally support for Governor Seriake Dickson return bid.

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6 dead, several hospitalised as cholera ravages Delta community

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Children collect stagnant water for use at home in Harare  Photo: AP

A cholera outbreak in Aladja, a community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State has reportedly killed six persons, while several others have been hospitalised.

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Okagbare eyes World Championship, All Africa Games tickets

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Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor reacts after winning the women's 100m event at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Shanghai on May 17, 2015. AFP

Olympic and World Championships medalist, Blessing Okagbare is on course to cruise into the 15th World Championships in Athletics and the 11th All Africa Games both scheduled to hold this year.

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Understanding Ikpeazu’s pace in Abia

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Two months after Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu commenced his four-year mandate as the governor of Abia State, the direction of governance in the state appears amazing.

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Wike appoints Prof Didia new RSUST VC

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*Nyesom Wike

PORT HARCOURT— Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has appointed Professor Blessing Didia as new acting Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

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GOV POLL: Era of changing govs at will over in Bayelsa —Alamieyeseigha

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Diepreiye Alamieyeisegha

Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, yesterday, said that the era of changing governors at will in the state was over and called on Bayelsans to rally support for Governor Seriake Dickson return bid.

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NCAA gives 14-day ultimatum to debtor airlines on TSC

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, yesterday issued a 14-day ultimatum to all debtor airlines to pay up the five per cent Ticket Sales Charge,TSC, and Cargo Sales Charge, CSC, to the authority.

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Shonekan, Ibidapo-Obe, others eulogise Alex Duduyemi’s virtues at book launch

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lagos—EMINENT Nigerians including former head of the defunct Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe; the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, yesterday in Lagos paid glowing tributes to foremost philanthropist and the Asiwaju of Ile-Ife, Chief Oyekunle Alex-Duduyemi describing him as a philanthropist per excellence.

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Retirees sue SPDC for N800m over entitlements 

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File Photo: Aged Pensioners waiting for their entitlement

Seventy-Seven retirees, affected in the batch 2010 retirement exercise of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, Western Division, Delta State, have dragged the company before the National Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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Oliseh: Road to Russia 2018 ‘ll be tough

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Newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has warned his countrymen and women not to expect miracles from him, even as he assured that the country can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Oritsefemi, Olamide in silent feud over Sebee remix

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It was learnt during the week that problem started weeks after Sossi dropped the remix. Sossi and his management were said to have paid Olamide N1.5 million for him to feature in the remix while Oritsefemi was allegedly paid N500,000.

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Synopsis: Tempting Fate

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Tempting Fate

Two brothers, one of deep faith and the other buried in a life of crime have their worlds torn apart when the wrong one goes to jail and the other commits an unforgivable act.

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Highlife is not dead – Chris Ajilo, highlife legend

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Chri Ajilo

Highlife music is not dead. What is happening today is titbits from here and there and then they mix it up and call it something else. But highlife is our traditional music. In other words, the whole of West Africa, nobody can tell me that highlife originates from Ghana, or Cameroon. No, it’s all African music put together and the main thing is the message, the music itself, and the lyrics.

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Ambode orders parastals, agencies to vacate rented apartments

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Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

Ambode orders parastals, agencies to vacate rented apartments

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Baba Ganaru takes charge at Pillars

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Kano Pillars FC

Mohammed Baba Ganaru has officially taken the reins as head coach of Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars.

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APC Govs brace up for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

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BUHARI MEETS APC GOVS/GOVS-ELECT—Front row from left: Govs Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa); AbdulFattah Ahmed (Kwara); Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje (Kano); National Chairman APC; Chief John Odigie Oyegun; Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; President-Elect; Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; Gov. Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Speaker and Sokoto Governor Elect, Aminu Tambuwal; Kebbi Governor-Elect Senator Abubakar Bagaudu Atiku and Deputy Governor-Elect, Ngeri. Back row: Governor Kashim Shettima (Borno); Muhammad Bundow Jubrilla (Adamawa); Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Nasir El-Rufai; Governor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); Governor Mohammad Abubakar (Bauchi); Plateau State Governor-Elect, Simon Lalong and former Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi when the President-Elect met APC governors and governors-elect, yesterday in Abuja to kick-start the new government as May 29 hand-over date approaches. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze.

Governors of All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday said that there were ready for the forth-coming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

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EFCC probes Ondo govt over alleged misappropriation of funds

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INDICATIONS emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, might beam a search light on the finances and expenses of Ondo State government, following a petition over alleged financial misappropriation.

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Residents ‘arrest’ 2 robbers in Ilorin

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Two dare-devil armed robbers were shocked in the wee hours of yesterday as they were overpowered and arrested by brave residents of Iluteju, Ilorin, Kwara State, shortly after dispossessing a resident of N500,000 and a car.

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja shines at World Travel awards

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Etienne Gailliez, General Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja with other managers holding the awards

“To win the World Travel Awards in five categories is unprecedented in Nigeria and we are delighted that our efforts at delivering world class experiences consistently to our Guests are recognised and appreciated. It is a fitting reward for the hard work and dedication of our Team Members especially in the past year. The awards are, therefore, dedicated to all our Team Members”, Etienne concluded.

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Evolving technology: The Archos example

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Archos player

One of such companies is Archos. A pioneer in the portable audio and video player market since 1988, Archos now specializes in Android Tablets and Smartphones. Between, 1988 and now, it has been a testament of adapting to succeed. In 2000, Archos launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, Archos launched its first generation of Smartphones with the Archos Platinum series.

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32-yr-old man commits suicide over wife’s infidelity in Bayelsa

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A 32-year-old man, Tuesday in Yenagoa, committed suicide after drinking an insecticide, known as Sniper, after he learned that his wife was having an extra-marital affair at Ikolo in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

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