Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
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High cases of deserters dangerous for military, Nigeria — TUC

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TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has warned that increasing reported cases of deserters in Nigerian Army over lack of weapon to confront the Boko Harem insurgency is a dangerous trend that can destroy the army

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Lagos APC reaffirms commitment to Traffic Law

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File: Traffic gridlock on Apapa/Oshodi express road, due to slow construction job of the road by Julius Berger and commuter spent sever hours on the road. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, restated its commitment to the Lagos Traffic Law resisting motorcycle operators (Okada) from plying some designated roads in the state.

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2015 elections: We’re ready for open debate on Nigeria’s future — Fashola

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President Jonathan and Gov Babatubde Fashola of Lagos

AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, said All Progressives Congress, APC, would not shy away from any public debate on issues affecting the citizens of the country.

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6 factory workers, 2 others docked for stealing N24m goods

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LAGOS — Six factory workers and two others have been arraigned before an Ebute-Metta chief magistrate’s court, sitting in Oyingbo for allegedly stealing 24 drums of chemical worth N24 million.

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African ship owners to audit cargo on African bound imports

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File photo: The e-waste-laden ship at the Tin-Can Port Lagos.

African Ship Owners Association ASOA has concluded plans to carry an audit on all cargoes that are brought into the continent with a view to getting African participate in carriage of their own consignments.

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2015: I, Uduaghan, have not endorsed any guber aspirant, says Clark

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NATIONAL Leader of the Ijaw nation, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and himself, have not endorsed any gubernatorial candidate and warned those campaigning with their names to stop forthwith.

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AAU students body faults allegation of lack of infrastructure on campus

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BENIN CITY—THE Students Union Government, SUG of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State has faulted allegations by some students that the management of the university failed to provide infrastructure and comfortable learning environment for students despite the monthly subvention from the state government.

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FoI Act: APC sues Bauchi govt over debt profile

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BAUCHI State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under the Freedom of Information Act 2011, yesterday, dragged the state government to the State High Court demanding an explanation on the outstanding government loan.

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30 inmates graduate in vocational studies at Agodi prison

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No fewer than 30 inmates of Agodi prison in Ibadan have benefitted from the vocational training programmes organised by the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Prison Service.

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Flood wreaks havoc in Owerri

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*Community sacked by flood in Bauchi. INSET: Motorcycles and tricycles wading through a flooded road

Property worth millions of Naira have been destroyed at Mbonu Ojike Street, Owerri, as a huge flood occasioned by several days of torrential rain in the capital city, submerged houses.

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I can swear in Oba shrine PDP did not offer us money —Edo Dep Speaker

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LAGOS—Suspended Deputy Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Festus Ebea, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, did not offer any of the members that defected to PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, money to defect.

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Nigeria’s big banks shop for N405bn lifeline

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Banks operating in the country may have to raise as much as N405 billion ($2.5 billion) from local or foreign sources to beef up their capital especially the big four banks considered too big to fail.

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PDP NWC meets on guidelines for party primaries

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THE National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will meet today to brainstorm on proposed guidelines for the party primaries for presidential primary election and for all elective offices.

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Health workers condemn stigmatisation of Ebola victims

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

Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, yesterday, condemned the stigmatisation of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, victims, particularly by relations and the society at large.

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Fire guts Big Brother Africa house

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This year’s Big Brother Africa season 9 reality show which is billed to commence this Sunday, in South Africa has suffered a setback as the houses in which the 28 contestants will be kept for 91 days yesterday afternoon went up in flames.

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Bama: Curfew on Maiduguri now 7pm to 6am

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Amidst reports that Boko Haram insurgents have over-run Bama, the second largest town in Borno State, the Defence headquarters yesterday said the curfew imposed on Maiduguri on Monday by the 7 division of the Nigerian Army has now been reviewed from 7pm to 6 am.

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Ondo police inaugurate 39-member anti-cultism squad

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AKURE — The Ondo State police authorities, yesterday, inaugurated a 39-man Special Anti Cultism Squad, SACS, to fight cultism and other related violent crimes in the state, warning them against extortion and harassment.

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2015: APC now doubts aspirants over defection of lawmakers —Edokpolo

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A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State and House of Assembly aspirant, Mr Aiyemenkhue Edokpolo, yesterday, lamented that the defection of four APC legislators in the State House of Assembly was making it difficult for leaders of the party to trust aspirants, who are seeking the mandate of the party in the forthcoming 2015 general elections.

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Pro-Biafra group appeals to Jonathan over release of detained members

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The Biafra Zionist Federation, BZF, yesterday, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to order the immediate release of its leader, Benjamin Onwuka, and other members of the group who have been in detention for the past two months.

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PDP leaders plan soft landing for Mimiko

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LEADERS of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo have resolved to give governor Olusegun Mimiko a soft landing after his decision to defect to the party at the national level.

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EBONYI IMPEACHMENT: Nwaobashi group obeys court ruling, attends sitting

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SOME members of Ebonyi State House of Assembly loyal to Helen Nwaobashi group of the House yesterday attended a plenary at the State House of Assembly, following a court ruling which dismissed the application brought by her group seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain Mr Chukwuma Nwazunku from parading himself as speaker.

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Cameroon army ‘kills 40 Boko Haram fighters’

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Cameroon’s army claimed on Tuesday to have killed more than 40 Boko Haram fighters who tried to storm a strategic border crossing from Nigeria.

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Outburst: Apologise to UPU or be excommunicated, group tells Magege

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URHOBO Liberation Movement, ULM, has issued a one week ultimatum to the National Chairman of the Delta Central Political Movement, DCPM, Chief Olori Magege to tender an unreserved apology to the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, for his outburst against the leadership of the body or face excommunication.

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Uduaghan, PDP lauded on party primaries

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Former board member of Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS, Asaba, Mr. Emudia Akponyoma, has hailed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and Chief Peter Nwaboshi, the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chairman for the successful and peaceful conduct of the party’s local government primaries in the state.

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Lagos INC tasks Ijaws on voter’s registration

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IJAW National Congress, INC, Lagos chapter, has urged all Ijaws resident in Lagos to come out enmass for the upcoming permanent voter’s card issuance and registration of eligible voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

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2015: Erebor’s NASS ambition gets boost

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Chief Augustus Erebor, a House of Representatives aspirant for the Isoko federal constituency has been described as a selfless person and the best candidate from Isoko South Local Government Area to represent the constituency come 2015

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Call for Nwaoboshi’s sack, mischievous — Bomadi PDP youth circuit

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BOMADI—Youth Circuit of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, has described the call for the sack of the state Chairman of the party Chief Peter Nwaoboshi as ridiculous and mischievous.

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NASS urged to revisit Toru-Ebe State creation

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THE National Assembly has been urged to revisit the issue of creation of Toru-Ebe State for the Ijaws to correct the injustice meted out on them by past governments.

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INEC Sabotaging 2015 Elections — SERG

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South East Revival Grou, SERG, has accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, of setting up the 2015 general elections to fail as it raised alarm that the commission was working to disenfranchise people from certain geo-political zones in the country.

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Onwusanya attributes growing population in Delta to peace, infrastructure

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Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Peter Onwusanya, has said the growing population of Delta State, especially Asaba, the state capital, underscores the huge investment by the state government in infrastructural development, making the state very attractive to other Nigerians.

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Jigawa to train 5000 youths on vocational skills

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THE Jigawa State Government plans to train over 5000 youths before 2015 in different vocational skills through the state economic empowerment directorate.

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Aide slams Orbih, Senator on Oshiomhole’s achievements

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Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Henry Okpamen, has berated Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih and former Senator representing Edo North senatorial district, Senator Yisah Braimoh, over their penchant to misinform the general public on the achievements of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of the state.

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