Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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CBN to withdraw N500bn from banking system

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Mr Godwin Emefiele answering questions  during his screening by the Senate for  Central Bank Governorship in Abuja on Wednesday

LAGOS — The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it would withdraw N500 billion from the banking system through the recent increase in the cash reserve requirement of banks.

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Impeachment: APC senators embark on mobilization against Jonathan

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*National Assembly

ABUJA—All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators are allegedly making frantic moves towards mobilizing their members and aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senators to ensure the purported impeachment plot against President Goodluck Jonathan commences anytime the Senators meet next week.

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PDP destroying Nigeria through corruption — Buhari

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BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, warned, yesterday, that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was gradually destroying the nation with the sustenance of the culture of corruption and impunity.

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3 men attempt to force baby out of 8-month pregnant lover’s womb

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Dutse—Operatives of Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have apprehended three men for allegedly attempting to pull out the baby from the womb of an eight-month pregnant woman at Gusau quarters in Gumel Local Government.

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Amaechi blames Rivers’ dwindling economy on Presidency

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has blamed the Presidency for the stagnation of the state’s economy.

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EFCC arraigns 77-yr-old woman over N65m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned a septuagenarian, Alhaja Mulikat Shonekan, before a Lagos High Court in Ikeja for allegedly stealing and fraudulently converting N65 million entrusted in her care for the purchase of 90 acres of land in Ogun State.

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Buhari’s aircraft denied landing at Makurdi airport

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BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

MAKURDI — A chartered aircraft conveying former Head of State and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) and his entourage, was yesterday allegedly denied landing rights by the authorities of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

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EPZ controversy: Itsekiri, Ijaw talks end in deadlock

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File: Repentant militants surrendering their arms

THE preliminary talks between the Itsekiri and Ijaw in Warri, Delta State, on the controversy surrounding the naming of $16 billion Export Processing Zone, EPZ project, Ogidigben, Warri South-West Local Government Area, has ended in a stalemate.

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Daughter of governor’s aide, bizman rescued from kidnappers

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LAGOS—Lagos State Police Command has rescued the daughter of Special Adviser to Kwara State Governor on Political Matters, Miss Sa-adat Bibire, winner of a beauty pageant and Alhaji Hammed Fashola, an oil and gas dealer, from kidnappers’ dens in Delta and Lagos states, respectuvely.

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2015: PDP screens Jonathan, Tafawa Balewa

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President Goodluck Jonathan displaying Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms  at the People's Democratic Party's Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday (30/10/14).

ABUJA—AHEAD of the December 10, 11 National Convention of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the party yesterday screened President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Fence-climbing lawmakers suspected thugs —IGP

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ABUJA—Members of the House Committee on Police Affairs were shocked yesterday when the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr Sulaiman Abba, told them that he would not address Aminu Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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2015: Dakuku Peterside emerges Rivers APC consensus gov candidate

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Dakuku Peterside

All Progressive congress, APC, in Rivers State yesterday, chose the member representing Andoni Nkoro federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Dakuku Peterside as it’s consensus guber candidate.

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Bayelsa lawmakers move against Speaker over comment against President

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President Jonathan

Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly may move against the Speaker, Mr. Benson Kombowei over statement credited to him against President Goodluck Jonathan.

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I can fix Nigeria if elected —Okorocha

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*Imo state Governor,  Okorocha

GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, yesterday, in Asaba, Delta State, said he could fix Nigeria if given the mandate.

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Diversification key to Delta’s economic growth —Elumelu

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Mr. Godwin Elumelu has said that he will dedicate his first tenure to the diversification of Delta State’s economy, if elected governor in 2015.

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Court fixes Dec 1 for ruling in suit against fake DSS operative

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Sagbama, Bayelsa State, yesterday, adjourned till December 1, for ruling in the suit by the state Police Command against a 47-year-old man, Victor David, over alleged impersonation as an officer of the Department of State Security, DSS, and extortion of N20,000 from a suspected cultist in the area.

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Gunmen kill 7 soldiers, 43 others in Zamfara

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Gusau — About 50 people, including seven soldiers, were reportedly killed in Zamfara State yesterday by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers.

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Vice-Chancellor advises group on capacity- building

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File Photo: Ex-militants now students in Murdoch University, Dubai.

Participants at the recently held 9th Nigerian Network Operators Group (Ng NOG) Workshop 2014 have been advised to get back to base and teach others in order to raise a team.

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Abraka community demands due process in selection of DELSU VC

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has been told to prevail on the Governing Council of Delta State University, Abraka, in the appointment of the next Vice Chancellor of the university.

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Kidnappers of Chief Registrar demand N100 million ransom

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PORT HARCOURT—Kidnappers of the Chief Registrar of Rivers State High Court, Mr. Leonard Adoki, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.

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Kidnappers of Chief Registrar demand N100 million ransom

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PORT HARCOURT—Kidnappers of the Chief Registrar of Rivers State High Court, Mr. Leonard Adoki, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.

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2015: I’ve the experience to govern Delta —Obi

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FORMER acting governor of Delta State and a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant, Mr. Sam Obi, has said that he has the required experience to pilot the affairs of the state, if elected in 2015.

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AMCON completes sales of Enterprise Bank for N56bn

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LAGOS — The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has announced the successful completion of sale of Enterprise Bank Limited to HBCL Investment Services Limited for N56.1 billion.

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Abraka community demands due process in selection of DELSU VC

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has been told to prevail on the Governing Council of Delta State University, Abraka, in the appointment of the next Vice Chancellor of the university.
Alleging that the process of selection was abnormal, the community, in a letter to the governor, insisted that due process should be followed.

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Police vow to nab Kogi varsity don’s killer

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LOKOJA—Kogi State Police Command has said that one of the escapees from Kotokarfe Prison break was responsible for the murder of Kogi State University lecturer, Professor Justice Otitolaye.

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Man threatens sister’s ex for jilting her

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Dutse—The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested 36 years old Abubakar Sadiq, at Dala, Kano State, for threatening to kill his sister’s ex-lover for dumping her.

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Jonathan flags off Great Green Wall initiative in Kebbi

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President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday flagged off the Nigerian component of the Great Green Wall, GGW, progamme at Bachaka, Kebbi State. The GGW is aimed at checking desertification in 11 northern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

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2015: S-West youth groups endorse Jonathan

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A COALITION of South West Youth Groups Wednesday threw their weight behind the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Presidential election.

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Fashola blames Lagosians for delayed projects

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Lagos-sweepers

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, declared that the major challenge facing his administration in project delivery on schedule in the state was the residents’ factor.

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IYC lauds re-appointment of NIMASA boss

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The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Lagos chapter, led by it’s Chairman, Mr. Boma Johnbull, has lauded the re-appointment of the Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpolokemi, for another term in office.

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World Teachers’ Day: Golfers honour teachers

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*Pupils listen with rapt attention in their ‘modernised’ classroom

As part of efforts to mark the 2014 United Nations World Teachers Day in Nigeria, a non-governmental organistion, Hopegate Foundation, recently held a charity golf tournament titled: Honour The Teachers Kitty, at the Ikeja Golf Club.

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30 houses razed in P-Harcourt inferno

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By PORT HARCOURT—Two persons were burnt in an inferno that razed about 30 makeshift houses at Elechi Beach in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in the early hours of yesterday. Vanguard gathered that the fire started at 12.30 a.m., from a candle that was allegedly lit in one of the makeshift apartments in

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