Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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I’ll step on toes, Abuja minister threatens

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

WORRIED over the distortion and violation of the master plan in the nation’s capital territory, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday, threatened that his administration was prepared to step on toes in restoring the distorted master plan to its original plan as conceived by the founding fathers.

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60-yr-old ex-policeman kills wife, self in Ogun

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ABEOKUTA— The Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, said it would unravel the circumstance that prompted a 60-year-old retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sunday Isokpehi, to shoot himself and his 40-year-old wife, Gladys, to death.

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Resident doctors petition Lagos Assembly over unpaid salaries

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Resident Doctors in Lagos, have petitioned the State House of Assembly, seeking its intervention over alleged refusal of the state government to pay their August salary.

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Feud between Presidency, ministers stalls inauguration of five Federal boards

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President Jonathan

THE Lingering disagreement between some ministers and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is delaying the inauguration of no fewer than five Federal Government agencies, Vanguard learnt on Monday.

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2015: CJN calls for appointment of more judges

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Voting in session at Ophori-Olomu.during the election. Photo: Akpokona Omafuaire.

ABUJA—Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, yesterday, called for the appointment of more Judges, saying it would help towards expediting the dispensation of justice in the country.

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Apprehension mars resumption of schools in Enugu

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ALTHOUGH a hand-ful of pupils and students in public schools reported to schools, yesterday, academic activities did not kick off due to fear of Ebola disease.

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Man allegedly rapes 20-year-old girl, uploads her nude photos online

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A30-year-old man has allegedly raped a 20-year-old girl (names withheld) and uploaded pictures, taken during the act, on the social media.

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Awka people slam N200m suit on govt for destroying MFB

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Awka — DIRECTORS of Awka Micro Finance Bank, acting on behalf of the people of Awka, have dragged Anambra State government to court over the recent demolition of the bank and allocation of the land to a private developer to build shopping malls.

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Why we resumed Sept 22—Private schools

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Candidates writing the UTME at the University of Abuja, Saturday.

Lagos—Despite the directive given by Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, that all learning and teaching activities for 2014/2015 academic session be suspended until Wednesday, October 8, several private schools resumed for academic activities yesterday.

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NLC confirms N400m mortgage scam

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Nigerian Labour  pix

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday confirmed that workers might have been defrauded by one of its business partners, even as it assured workers who deposited money into the NLC-Kriston-Lally account, to which NLC is a signatory that “their funds are safe”.

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UNGASS holds 1st child marriage panel

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rape-toon

The United Nations General Assembly, UNGASS, has held it’s first-ever panel discussion on child marriage in New York. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage.

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INEC extends continuous voter registration in 12 states

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Abuja—The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday extended the Phase II of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for seven days in 12 states.

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FG to take over expansion of Lagos-Badagry road

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One of the failed sections of the Lagos- Badagry Expressway between Trade Fare and Ojo military barracks

THE Federal Government is to take over reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, the Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, said yesterday

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Police arrest 4 murder suspects in Borno

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Acting Police IG Sulaiman Abba

The Borno State Police Command yesterday arrested four suspects for alleged murder and rape in Maiduguri metropolis, even as it warned criminally minded individuals who engaged in nefarious activities to desist and turn a new leaf or face full wrath of law.

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2015: Obuh qualified to be governor, says Macaulay, Delta SSG

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Tony Obuh

Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Ovuozourie Macaulay, has described a governorship aspirant in the state, Mr. Tony Obuh as a near perfect gentleman, who served the state diligently and qualified to be governor, adding he has all it takes to manage a complex state as Delta.

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2015: Jonathan’s endorsement undemocratic —Kwankwaso

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Governor Kwankwaso and President Jonathan

GOVERNOR Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, has described the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole PDP candidate for 2015 Presidential election as undemocratic.

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Oshiomhole urges lawyers to obey to court orders

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Oshiomhole

GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has challenged lawyers in the country to speak up against disobedience to court orders, saying that it portends danger for the rule of law.

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2015: RTEAN backs Jonathan

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BARELY few days after the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 Presidential Election, the leadership of Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, yesterday, threw its weight behind the president, urging him to come out and not disappoint Nigerians.

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Police arrest 48 robbers, kidnappers in Delta

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DELTA State Police Command, yesterday, said 48 suspected armed robbers/kidnappers were arrested by men of the command in the last two months and expressed the readiness of the command to tackle criminal activities in the state.

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33,000 cases pending in Anambra High Courts

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Awka — A total 33, 161 cases are pending in the High Courts of Anambra State as at June, 2014, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Peter Umeadi, has said.

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State Assembly legislators move to check ‘executive recklessness’

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*Broken Mace

MEMBERS of the State Houses of Assembly in the 36 states of the federation have formed an association known as National Association of State Assembly Legislators, NASAL, to fight for their financial autonomy and check what they described as executive recklessness.

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Police arrest six kidnappers in Ondo

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Akure—SIX suspected kidnappers were amongst the 48 suspected criminals paraded by the Police in Ondo State yesterday.

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Workers shut AOCOED over unpaid benefits

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ACADEMIC and other activities at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, AOCOED, Ijanikin, Lagos were shut yesterday by members of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, and the Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education, Nigeria, SSUCOEN, protesting unpaid salary arrears, and pensions to pensioners.

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Edo Church building collapse: Oshiomhole vows to prosecute culprits

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GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that the state government will investigate the circumstances leading to the collapse of a church building in the state which killed one person and left two others injured.

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Lagos Assembly to probe non-payment of LASUTH doctors

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*Front view of BT, LASUTH under lock and key last Monday

The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, directed its Committee on Health to investigate the allegation of nonpayment of August salary to resident doctors.

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Rivers guber aspirant vows to reconcile Amaechi, Odili, Wike, Secundus

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Wike and Amaechi

A governorship aspirants of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Senator Lee Maeba, has promised to reconcile Governor Rotimi Amaechi with former governor Peter Odili and the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, if he became governor of the state.

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Judgment in case against Ogbulafor adjourned

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Prince Vincent Ogbulafor

Abuja—Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, yesterday, adjourned judgment in a case filed against Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, till September 24.

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Urhobo youths protest purported zoning of Delta Varsity VC position

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Urhobo youths, under the aegis of Coalition of Urhobo Youth Organisation, CUYO, yesterday, staged a peaceful protest at the Delta State Government House, Asaba, against what they described as the victimisation of Urhobo candidates who applied for the position Vice Chancellor of the Delta State University, Abraka.

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Abia 2015: Guber aspirant condemns zoning formula

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UMUAHIA — AHEAD of 2015 governorship election in Abia State, one of the leading aspirants, Dr. Uche Ogah, has said he would not respect the zoning formula adopted by the party, saying PDP had no belief in zoning, but capability and meritocracy.

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Mark blasts APC over comments on 2015 polls

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Senate President David Mark

THE Senate President, David Mark, yesterday told All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop propagating falsehood over the alleged plot to postpone the 2015 general elections, saying he never said there would be no elections next year.

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Police foil attack on armoury in Kogi

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

The Police in Abuja yesterday disclosed that an attempt by unknown gunmen to attack one of its divisional stations in Kogi State, with a view to carting away arms stocked in its armoury has been foiled.

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Obiano’s economic programmes attract $382m investments to Anambra

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Obiano

Determined to ensure that Anambra State was not found wanting in economic development, Governor Willie Obiano’s administration has attracted investment worth $382.3m (N62bn) into various economic segments in the state.

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