Thursday August 21st, 2014
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CONFAB: Deliberations’ll be utilised to settle Nigeria’s problems

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VICE-PRESIDENT Namadi Sambo

ABUJA — VICE President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, promised that the outcome of the 2014 National Conference will be utilised to settle the problems currently confronting the country.

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Impeachment: Chime operated poultry as I did, says Enugu dep gov

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Chime and Onyebuchi

Onyebuchi told the 7-man panel headed by Mr. Uche Franklyn Oraekeiyi, that he had not committed any offence that could warrant his removal from government by impeachment, insisting that the poultry in his official residence and that of the governor were in existence before they came into government in 2007

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God’s on my side —Olejeme

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Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, has said that she has the backing of God to be the governor of Delta State in 2015

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Edo sets up Ebola c’ttee

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AGAINST the backdrop of the spread of the Ebola disease, the Edo State Government has inaugurated a Rapid Response Committee that would be responsible for the control, monitoring and surveillance of the disease.

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Police, Agip, Bayelsa community leaders meet over Obama Flow Station

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The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 5, Benin, Edo State, yesterday, has summoned the officials of Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, and the representatives of six communities in Nembe Kingdom in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over alleged plot by some youths to blow up pipelines linking the Obama flow station.

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AZIZA: Urhobo group suspends protest over zoning of DELSU’s VC

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Impeachment— Nasarawa State residents took to the streets, yesterday, protesting moves to impeach Governor Tanko Al-Makura. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.

COALITION of Urhobo Youth Organisation, CUYO, has suspended its planned protest, earlier scheduled for Friday, to Government House, Asaba, against the alleged move to zone the position of the Vice Chancellor of the Delta State University, Abraka to Delta South senatorial district.

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Fayose, Fayemi disagree over Ekiti’s debt profile

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Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti (l) and Governor-Elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, during Fayose's visit to the Governor in  Ado-Ekiti on Monday

INCOMING Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and Governor Kayode Fayemi, yesterday disagreed over the debt profile of the state.

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Ribadu’s fate uncertain as PDP NWC fails to consider waiver

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ABUJA — THE prospect of the 2011 presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in jeopardy, yesterday, following the failure of the PDP’s National Working Committee, NWC, to discuss a waiver for him.

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APC accuses Mimiko of non-performance

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State yesterday accused the ruling Labour Party, LP, administration of non-performance since it secured a second term.

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2015: We won’t allow masked security men —Jega

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said yesterday, that it would not allow the use of masked security agents to safeguard the 2015 general elections, stressing that “any security personnel deployed for the election must be someone identifiable.”

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‘Omisore’s stolen mandate’ll be retrieved’

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Two of the groups that supported the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Omisore Youth Solidarity Forum, OYSF and Iyiola Omisore Organisation, IOO, yesterday in Osogbo alleged that the poll was fraught with massive rigging and irregularities by the All Progressive Congress, APC.

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Govs should sell their private jets to create jobs —Sen Adeyemi

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ABUJA —SENATOR Smart Adeyemi, PDP, Kogi West, yesterday, upbraided state governors maintaining private jets to sell them and use the proceeds to boost job creation in their states.

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Security operatives on receiving end in fight against insurgency — Sen Ndume

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The Senator representing Borno Southern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has said Nigerian security operatives have been at the receiving end in fight against insurgency in Nigeria, especially in the North East.

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US govt commits $14.55m to fighting Ebola

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

The United States Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins, said, yesterday, that his government has committed over $14.55 million to support the fight against Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, since the outbreak in March, 2014.

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Chibok girls: Na’Abba urges Nigerians to be patient with FG

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Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Umar Ghali Na’Abba, has enjoined Nigerians to be patient with the Federal Government over its current efforts to secure the release of the abducted Chibok school girls by the Boko Haram sect.

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NMA resists pressures from Mark, Uduaghan, Okupe to call off strike

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THE Leadership of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has refused to yield to the pressures mounted on it by the Senate President, Senator David Mark, Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, to call off the on-going strike.

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UK to send three jets to search Chibok girls

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Britain’s RoyaL Air RAF, Force will send three warplanes to help locate the Nigerian schoolgirls taken by an Islamist terror group, the force has reported.

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Ohakim warns against dirty politics in PDP

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Owerri—The immediate past governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has warned politicians in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, that the party would only loose the next general election, if dirty politics against fellow members did not cease forthwith.

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Hoodlums storm 4 INEC registration units in Delta

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ABRAKA—POLICE in Delta State have arrested nine suspected political thugs for allegedly invading three Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, registration units in the state, snatching 1,301,000 permanent voter’s cards, PVCs, in the last 48 hours.

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2015: Suswam backs Ortom’s guber ambition

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The Governorship aspiration of the Minister of State for Trade and Investments, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has received a boost following the endorsement of his candidature by political stakeholders, youths and women groups in the state.

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Delta NLC hails Uduaghan over devt in education sector

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DELTA State Council of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has commended the pragmatic initiatives by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of the state towards the development of the educational sector and ensuring that every child gets access to education in the state.

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Four killed, 9 arrested as hoodlums clash in Lagos

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Lagos — Four persons were, Tuesday, killed in a renewed fight between factions of social miscreants in Otto and Ilopo areas of Apapa, Lagos, while several others were injured.

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SAP earmarks $500m to upgrade local African talents, drive innovation

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Systems Applications and Products, SAP, in Johannesburg, South African announced plans to invest $500 million to up-skill local African talents and drive sustainable innovation and growth in five African countries.

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Ebola: Bayelsa takes delivery of protective gear

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

Bayelsa State Government, yesterday, said it had taken delivery of personal protective equipment for its health workers as part of measures to check any outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the state.

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1.3m voters’ cards stolen in Delta, 8 arrested

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POLICE in Delta State have arrested eight suspected political thugs for allegedly invading three Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, registration units in the state and snatching 1,301, 000 permanent voters’ cards, PVCs, in the last 48 hours.

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APC lauds INEC over successful distribution of PVCs

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APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kwara State chapter, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, its Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and the Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Chief Timothy Ibitoye, over the successful handling of the just concluded Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, distribution in Kwara State.

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I ‘ll run an all-inclusive govt— Omo-Agege

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FORMER Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, and governorship aspirant, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has promised to run all-inclusive government when elected governor of the state in 2015.

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FG didn’t sack doctors —Health Minister

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An empty ward in a Lagos owned hospital due to the strike by the medical doctors

Abuja — The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu said, yesterday, that contrary to media reports, the Federal Government has not sacked any doctor under its employ.

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Ebola, others: Fashola signs N11bn adjusted budget into law

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, signed the re-ordering (adjustment) of year 2014 budget bill of the state into law.
A total of N11.66 billion of the budget was reordered.

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Falconets down Korea DPR, soar into final

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Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-2 victory over Korea DPR in the highest-scoring semi-final ever seen at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Oshoala also laid on two more goals in a win that leaves the Super Falconets to face either France or Germany on Sunday at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, and the North Koreans to play for third place at the same venue

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NGO trains women, girls on ICT in Jigawa

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No fewer than 40 women and girls will benefit from a two-week training programme on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, organised by an NGO, Centre for Information Technology, CITAD.

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