Wednesday March 4th, 2015
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Boston marathon bombing suspect goes on trial

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The American student accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston marathon bombings that killed three and injured 264 others went on trial Wednesday.

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Merkel warns Russia of new sanctions if ceasefire violated

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia Wednesday of new sanctions if the Ukraine ceasefire accord is not fully implemented, insisting that Kiev be allowed to regain full control of its eastern border.

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Fuel Scarcity: DPR to clamp down stations hoarding petrol

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday threatened to clamped down indefinitely any petrol filling station engaged in hoarding

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MASSOB insists Jega must go now

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INEC Boss, Prof Jega

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB, has said that it would resist election in the South if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega refuses to go.

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FEC approves N2.445Billion for Automotive Laboratories

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The Federal Executive Council FEC wednesday approved a N2.445billion (€11.574million) contract for the procurement and supply of auto-testing equipment to be installed in three laboratories located in Enugu, Zaria and Lagos. Minister of Industry, Trade and investment Olusegun Aganga who addressed state House Correspondents after the meeting yesterday stated that the contract also include the cost of training the personnel that would man the laboratories.

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British ex-marine killed fighting IS in Syria

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A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces battling Islamic State jihadists in Syria, leaving his family “devastated” Wednesday.

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Belgian arrested for child rape in DR Congo: police

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A 74-year-old Belgian man has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on allegations he raped two girls, police said Wednesday.Francis Belliz is accused of “raping two Congolese girls, 11 and 13 years old,” and is being held in custody in the capital Kinshasa, police spokesman Colonel Pierrot Mwana Mputu said.

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Floods leave 38 dead in Tanzania

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Residential buildings sacked by flood in Umuna.

At least 38 people have died with 82 others been injured in heavy rains and floods in Tanzania’s northwest, officials said Wednesday. Torrential rains, hail and high winds hit Kahama district in Shinyanga region late on Tuesday, a statement from the office of President Jakaya Kikwete said, expressing his “shock and extreme grief”.

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Governor of Russia’s Sakhalin island arrested in graft probe

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The governor of Russia’s far eastern gas hub of Sakhalin has been arrested on suspicion of taking a massive bribe, investigators said Wednesday, in a rare graft probe targeting senior officials. The long-serving governor of the Pacific island, Alexander Khoroshavin, 55, was arrested alongside several other officials for “receiving a bribe on a particularly large scale”, the powerful Investigative Committee said in a statement.

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The elderly are not aliens— Pope

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Pope Francis salutes as he gives his traditional Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2014 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

“If we do not learn to look after and to respect our elderly, we will be treated in the same way.” Pope Francis, wearing the mantle of a humble advocate for the poor while defending Catholic orthodoxy, rose from modest beginnings to become, in 2013, the first Latin American leader of the 1.2 billion-strong Church.

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At least 10 dead as migrant boat sinks off Sicily

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A boat transporting migrants has capsized off Sicily, killing at least 10 people, while scores were rescued, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday. Hundreds of people have died in recent months as waves of migrants from North Africa and Middle East conflict zones attempt to reach Europe, prompting criticism of rescue efforts.

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Police chase, mob on the run as controversy trails Sunday killing of Suspect suicide bomber

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Female-bomber

“All our investigations have proved that this woman was mentally sick and had nothing to do with suicide bombing,” he told newsmen, without specifying her condition. “We as law enforcement agents will not stand by and allow people to take the law into their hands.

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Let Nigeria be

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THE drumbeats reminiscent of those  heard before the civil war are again threatening, discordant and sometimes frightening.  One sometimes cannot decipher whether we are preparing for an election or a war. On the day Professor Jega announced this postponement the countdown started.  It is now a matter of a few short weeks and the ‘bring

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Alleged defamatory comments: Fani-Kayode demands N5bn from  Lai Mohammed 

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Femi Fani- Kayode and Lai Mohammed

DIRECTOR, Media and Publicity of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode has concluded arrangements to sue the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed over alleged defamatory publication.

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Netanyahu denounces Obama push for Iran nuclear deal

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced President Barack Obama’s drive for a nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, warning Washington is paving Tehran’s path to a bomb.

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Emwazi father says no proof his son is ‘Jihadi John’

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The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of “false rumours” circulating.

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Alleged defamatory comments: Osinbajo demands N2bn damages from Fani-Kayode

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Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has demanded N2 billion as damages from the presidential spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode for alleged publication and dissemination of defamatory statements against him.

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5 killed as hoodlums clash in Lagos

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Palpable fear has gripped residents of Alaba, Mosafejo, Apasa and Ojo Road in Amukoko-Ajegunle areas of Lagos, as hoodlums battling for supremacy engaged themselves in a free-for-all, leaving five persons dead, while many others sustained injuries.

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Jonathan: S-West APC faults Yoruba leaders on endorsement

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (M) PDP NATIONAL  CHAIRMAN, ALHAJI ADAMU MU'AZU; FORMER GOV OF OGUN STATE, OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL; PRESIDENT,  OODUA COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE, ASIWAJU ADETOKUMBO AND MEMBERS OF OODUA COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE AFTER A  MEETING WITH  PRESIDENT JONATHAN AT THE STATE HOUSE MARINA IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY (20/2/15).

ALL Progressives Congress, APC, in the South West zone has described the recent post-national conference summit where some Yoruba leaders endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition as an assemblage of strange bedfellows who lacked the political aura to sell the candidacy of the President to reasonable people in the zone.

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Pregnant woman pours hot water on neighbour for peeping during her bath

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A pregnant woman, Mrs Mercy Chintua, has been arrested by the operatives of Enugu State Police Command over allegation of assault on her neighbour, whom she said spied on her while she was taking her bath.

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Many corruption allegations against my government are politically motivated – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence 
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

President Goodluck Jonathan has berated internal and external criticisms of his administration as corrupt asserting that a significant proportion of the allegations has beenpolitically motivated.

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Buhari’ll turn Nigeria’s misfortunes around – Amaechi

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

With few weeks to the presidential election, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has again assured that the All Progressives Congress, APC, under Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will turn the country’s misfortunes around if elected.

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Re-elect only politicians with good track records — Fashola

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has urged the electorate to ensure that incumbent politicians seeking re-election were brought back based on their track records and not on promises.

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War against terror : Military’ll avoid human rights abuses in its operations —Jonathan

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Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that the Nigerian military would take every precaution to avoid collateral damage to lives and properties of civilians as it intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram.

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Real causes of fuel scarcity, by Okonjo-Iweala

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ABUJA— President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, directed the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to pay with immediate effect all outstanding monies owed to oil marketers so as to end the current gruelling fuel scarcity that has crippled the nation and caused untold hardship to millions of people.

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Agbaje, Ambode, Akele, others for Lagos gov gender dialogue

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Ambode and Agbaje

Governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jimi Agbaje, and his All Progressive Congress, APC counterpart, Akinwunmi Ambode will today field questions from the women of Lagos State at the first Lagos governorship Gender Dialogue holding at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.

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Nigerians need problem solving president —Peterside

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Dakuku Peterside

Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria desperately needs a president with a strong character and bearing to lead the country.

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Ex-gov Nyako moves to challenge impeachment

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Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

Former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for permission to apply for an order of mandamus against the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta.

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Why I concentrated devt in Asaba, by Uduaghan

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Uduaghan

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, yesterday, explained why his administration built the International Airport, ultra-modern Government House and other development projects in Asaba, the state capital.

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Wike vows to end Rivers, Bayelsa conflict over Soku oil wells

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Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Mr Nyesom Wike, has said that he has obtained a firm promise from President Goodluck Jonathan that a political solution will be reached on the lingering Soku oil well conflict between Rivers and Bayelsa States.

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SYNAGOGUE: Can coroner be sued or not?

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, yesterday, asked parties before Coroner’s Inquest investigating the September 12, 2014 building collapse at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, to canvass arguments on whether the coroner was a “juristic person” that can be sued or can sue.

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Hate Campaign: APC dares NIMASA, threatens to open can of worms

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Jonathan-Buhari

The war of words between the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over a disputed sponsorship of hate campaign against General Muhammed Buhari, the presidential flag-bearer of the party, has taken a dramatic twist as the party has threatened to open a Pandora box if NIMASA fulfills its threat of approaching the court on this matter.

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