Sunday November 23rd, 2014
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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2015 elections: INEC to engage Air Force, Navy – Commissioner

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The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would engage the services of Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies for adequate security during general elections in 2015.

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FG to link state capitals with rail system, says Jonathan

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Passengers moving  towards the train

President Goodluck Jonathan said all state capitals would be linked with rail transportation to boost the nation’s economy.

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Reps crisis: Impeachment not the answer — Hon. Ogene

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Hon. Ogene

Hon. Victor Ogene, member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra State, in the House of Representatives, has denied being part of any move to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Police arrest ex-soldier, four others for kidnapping in Ogun

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Acting Police IG Sulaiman Abba

Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ogun State Police Command, led by Muhammed Tijani, have arrested an ex-soldier, and four suspected members of a kidnapping syndicate terrorising the state.

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EPZ controversy: FG gives Itsekiri, Ijaw one week to resolve differences or lose project

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President Jonathan

THE Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has given the Itsekiri and Ijaw in Delta State one week to resolve the disagreement over the $16 billion Delta Gas City project or government would take the project elsewhere.

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N15 billion bond: Gov Elechi in the eye of the storm

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*Gov Elechi

UNLIKE most states in the South-East that often times made the headlines for wrong reasons since 1999, the political scene in Ebonyi State has been characteristically stable and somewhat harmonious.

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15 perish in Enugu auto crash

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The accident scene

No fewer than 15 persons were yesterday confirmed dead when a heavy duty truck laden with 600 bags of cement suffered break failure, lost control and rammed into a market in Oji-River, Enugu State.

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2015: Atiku works out variables for running mate

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All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar may have listed three variables in deciding a running mate should he pick the party’s ticket in the forthcoming primaries.

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Shema denies opposition crush story

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Gov Ibrahim Shema

Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema has stated that he was quoted out of context in a recent news report making the round wherein he was said to have likened the opposition to cockroaches meant to be crushed.

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No rift between wives of Obiano, his deputy, says DG’s aide

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The Governor Of Anambra Sate, Dr. Willie Obiano (left) flanked by his wife (Ebele) taken oath of office from Justice Peter Umeadi….. today
Photo by Obi Ikechukwu

ANAMBRA State government declared yesterday that there was never a time the wife of the governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, slapped the wife of the deputy governor, saying those peddling the rumour were only trying to create tension in the state.

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Enlarging internet coverage

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The rapidly developing mobile Internet connects users anywhere, anytime. According to Deloitte’s research on customer behaviors in 2013, Wi-Fi is now the most popular choice for wireless network access. The research report shows that 69% of smartphone users use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet at home, office, or school, more than 2G and 3G systems. In addition to private network usage, 43% of smartphone users connect to the Internet using public Wi-Fi access.

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EPZ: Activist advises Ijaw, Itsekiri leaders

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Repentant militants surrendering their arms

National Coordinator of Niger Delta Grassroots Movement (NDGM), Mr. Weyinmi Olley, says disagreement over naming and other interests of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) project site is between few Ijaw and certain Itsekiri communities which can easily be resolved for the benefit of all.

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2015: Why a technocrat should succeed Uduaghan, by Opone

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Opone

Chief Johnson Ossai Opone is a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Delta State. Opone, who hails from Ndokwa in Delta North, is one of the few technocrats from the private sector aspiring to succeed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

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Why I am in the governorship race, by Olejeme

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Olejeme
... in search of a better life for the people

Destiny, the urgent need to empower the people of Delta State and an answer to the clarion call by well-meaning individuals were given by Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as the three main reasons for joining the 2015 governorship race.

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Benue: The David Mark, Onoja battle for supremacy

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Senate President, Sen. David Mark.

As political activities continue to gain momentum across the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, there is a simmering battle for supremacy in the Benue South senatorial district between Senator David Mark and a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Chief Mike Okibe Onoja. Onoja, a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, few days back, declared his interest to contest the Benue South senatorial seat with Mark.

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Uduaghan commended over LG commission boss

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THE Association of Heads of Personnel Management and Treasurers to Local Government has commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for the appointment of Comrade Olumami Oyibo as the Chairman, Local Government Service Commission.

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Lionel Messi equals La Liga scoring record

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi matched a 59-year-old record with his 251st La Liga goal to equal Telmo Zarra’s mark as the leading goalscorer in the history of the Spanish top flight

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Inside the Edo Akara Parliament

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akara-pix-1

When one gets to any gathering in Edo State and you see people talking about the Akara Parliament, you may not understand what it is until you get there. The parliament holds every Saturday morning at the residence of the Edo State Commissioner for Works, Barr. Osarodion Ogie, and it attracts powerful politicians across the three senatorial districts of the state. It is a Saturday ritual where politicians eat bread and akara (been cake). People come with different types of drinks to donate to the feast.

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Jonathan did not order Police to invade N/Assembly — Abati

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Reuben-Abati

In this interview with Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, he explains the type of persona President Goodluck Jonathan his and the success of his re-election declaration penultimate week.
He speaks about the uncommon virtue of calmness and good sense of President Jonathan.
On last week’s drama at the National Assembly, Abati categorically denied any involvement of the presidency in the episode

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I can’t be like Maheeda but I am funky – Sefiya

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Sefiya

Sefiya is a budding Afropop artiste who may appear like a greenhorn in the music terrain, but she knows what she is about and how to go and get it. In a ‘no holds barred’ interview with Showtime she boldly declared that she is in a world of her own.

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Invasion of our Lagos office, worst political scandal — APC

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APC-lagos-office-damaged

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Saturday invasion of its offices in Lagos by security agents, calling it perhaps the worst political scandal in Nigeria’s history

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I have not ordered Tambuwal’s arrest – NSA

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National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki,rtd

National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has denied reports that his office had ordered the arrest of Speaker House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal at a meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo and Inspector General of Police Suleman Abba.

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JTF demolishes stolen crude depot, sets 2 tucks ablaze in River

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The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers

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Relationship coach, Chaz B passes on

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Chaz-B

Ace broadcaster, On Air Personality and Relationship Coach, Charles Bruce Chukwuma, also known as Chaz B has passed on.

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Give Judiciary Its Money

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Senior Advocates Of Nigeria and other  dignitaries,  at the Valedictory Court Session in honour of retiring Chief Justice of  Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday (20/11/`14).

AS a people of many words, we appreciate the essence of justice. The speed of justice is something we use to illustrate the essence of ensuring that justice is done, and in a fashion, that does not vitiate

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Society urges President Jonathan to sign National Health Bill

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The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Health Bill into law.

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INEC sets up 15 standing committees for general elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has set up 15 Standing Committees to ensure the success of the general elections in 2015.

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Media creating false impression about insurgency – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in London said that the media was blowing the security situation in the north eastern part of the country out of proportion.

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Danladi,Taraba Acting Governor, appoints SSG

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The Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, has appointed, Mr Timothy Kataps, as the Secretary to the State Government.

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Violence in 2015 elections inevitable if… – AKS CP

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Commissioner of Police (CP), Akwa-Ibom State, Mr Gabriel Achon has warned that violence in the 2015 general elections in the country would be inevitable if politicians do not obey the rules governing electoral process.

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2015: Why APC will defeat Jonathan – Kwankwaso

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Kano State governor and one of the presidential aspirants of All Progressives Congress, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan will lose 2015 election following the
deteriorating security situation and worsening economic scenario .

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Arrest of Tambuwal: FG pouring petrol on naked fire – APC

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tear-gas-lawmakers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that the reported plan hatched by the Presidency to arrest House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal could trigger a crisis that will be fatal for the nation’s democracy, hence there is the need to jettison the plan out of abundance of caution.

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