Friday March 6th, 2015
Friday March 6th, 2015
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African Union endorses plan for anti-Boko Haram force

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The African Union has endorsed the creation of a regional force of up to 10,000 men to join the fight against the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, diplomats said Friday.

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Cameroon honours 38 soldiers killed in Boko Haram fight

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Cameroon honoured 38 soldiers on Friday killed in fighting with Boko Haram Islamists in recent months, with officials pledging the struggle against the militants will be won.

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Forum of Councilors in Nigeria set to adopt Buhari

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The list of political stakeholders in Nigeria supporting the presidential aspiration of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) yesterday increased following the decision by the National Councilors’ Forum of Nigeria, an umbrella organization of all the councilors in Nigeria to formally adopt him.

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African comedy in focus as Alibaba features on African Voices

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Ali Baba

The entertainment industry in Africa provides self employment to talented educated and uneducated youths and is said to generate huge revenue for the government. Stand-up comedy, an entertainment genre, contributes significantly to the industry.

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Delta LG legislative arm suspends 5 members

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LEGISLATIVE arm of Bomadi Local Government Council, Delta State yesterday, slammed an indefinite suspension on five of its members for alleged gross misconduct and conspiracy.

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Even if PDP shows video of Tinubu, Buhari robbing CBN, Nigerians will vote us —APC

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File photo; Tinubu and Buhari - leaders of ACN and CPC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has maintained that its followers will still vote for the party, even if, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, shows a video of its leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, robbing the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

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S-Court declines to sack Gov Dickson of Bayelsa State

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The Supreme Court, Friday, dismissed an appeal that sought to sack ‎Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State from office.

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Enough of broken promises, bring back our Chibok girls, APC tells Jonathan

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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to bring back the missing Chibok girls to their parents, rather than sending emissaries to them and making yet more pledges as the president has been doing over the past few days. 

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Senate queries N1.275b security vote for Defence Ministry

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The Senate

THE Senate Committee on Defence and Army, yesterday, demanded how the over N1.275 billion budgeted to the Ministry of Defence in the 2014 fiscal year was spent.

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Husband seeks dissolution of marriage for alleged threats to life

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A civil servant, Kamorudeen Shomide, on Friday pleaded with an Orile Agege Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 19 years’ old marriage to his wife, Ganiyat for alleged to threats to life.

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Brig.-Gen. Bello says soldiers’ involvement in sports enhances mental alertness

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Brig.-Gen. Ahmadu Bello, Commander, Nigerian Army Mapping and Survey Command (AMSC), on Friday said the soldiers’ involvement in sports would ensure their physical fitness. Bello made the statement while speaking with journalists at the end of the AMSC Sports Week in its command in Owode Yewa Barracks, in Ogun.

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Ebonyi impeachment saga: Presidency intervenes

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BARELY eight days after the embattled Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Martin Elechi was served an impeachment notice by the State House of Assembly, a reliable source close to Vanguard revealed that the Presidency had ordered the Governor to collapse the structure of Labour Party, LP into PDP to avoid the impeachment move against him.

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Buhari/Osinbajo campaign: LASTMA issues traffic advice to Lagos motorists

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa has said that some sections of the Lagos roads will be closed for some hours on Saturday.

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Gbenga Daniel mourns chief Bayo Kuku

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The immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has expressed his deep condolence on the death of Chief Bayo Kuku, (CON), the Ogbeni Oja of Ijebuland and Chairman, Council of Ijebu Chiefs.

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We “ll occupy Aso Villa, major towns if elections are shifted again – APC Youth

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National Youths Wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to mobilize Nigerian youths and indeed all APC’s supporters to occupy the Aso Presidential Villa and major cities in Nigeria should the general elections be postponed for the second time.

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Indian city under curfew after mob lynches rape suspect

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Authorities in a northeastern Indian city said Friday they had imposed a round-the-clock curfew, a day after a rape suspect was pulled out of jail and lynched by a mob and another man was killed in the subsequent police firing.

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PDP begins grassroots campaign for Jonathan’s re-election

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Barely 22 days to the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country, the PDP in Benue has taken its presidential rallies to the villages.

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LAWMA’s ineffectiveness leads to clamour for return of cart pushers

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Heap of refuse at Coconut bus-stop on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, yesterday.

Residents and traders in various parts of the Lagos metropolis on Thursday clamoured for the return of cart pushers, to enhance evacuation of refuse in the state.

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It’s amazing seeing Ph.D holders looking for jobs – Okojie

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) will establish a portal for Ph.D holders in order to facilitate their engagement in the Nigerian university system, the Executive Secretary, Prof Julius Okojie, has said.

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Businessman docked for cheating

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The Police on Friday arraigned one Yahya Usman, a businessman who resides in Lugbe, Abuja, in a Senior Magistrates’ Court, Wuse Zone 2 Abuja, for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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Canada pastor held by North Korea

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A Canadian pastor who went missing in North Korea is being held by the communist state’s authorities, his church and Canadian consular officials said Thursday.

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Reps to probe NNPC over N3trn LNG profit

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House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is set to probe The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over $14.9 billion (about N3 trillion) profit from the Liquified Natural Gas, LNG paid to it since 2004 till date.

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Ex-militant commanders set up election monitoring groups

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Former militant commanders in the Niger Delta have set up election monitoring groups ahead of the forth coming general polls.

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IS ‘bulldozed’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq says

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The Islamic State group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists’ latest attack on the country’s historical heritage.

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Buhari arrives from UK, says he’s physically, mentally fit

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Mohammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom early Friday Morning after a two week break, saying he was physically and mentally fit.

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‘My husband instructed me to hide his corpse’

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Mrs Joy Olatunji Shittu, the widow who allegedly hid her husband’s corpse in a house since 2013 has revealed that her husband instructed her to do so, while he was alive.

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Do you love your partner to death?!

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Charleigh Disbrey and Mert Karaoglan

There is a thin line between a romantic statement like: “I love you so much, I want to share my life with you until death do us part”, and the lunatic-fringe anthem” “I love you so much that if you try to leave me, I will kill you”. Cloud, a relationship expert says that people who say such things love others the way spiders love flies; they love to capture them, trap them in immobilising fetters, and drain nourishment out of them at peckish moments, this is not the kind of love you want.

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Fuel scarcity: Marketers receive 58 million litres

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Abuja-Scarcity

The lingering fuel scarcity which hit had on the entire country in the last four days, may easy up this week.

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74 men, 20 children killed for refusing to join Boko Haram

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MAIDUGURI—The Islamic sect, Boko Haram, yesterday, slaughtered 74 men and 20 children at Njaba Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State for refusing to join the insurgents.

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Buhari is truly brain dead, Fani-Kayode insists

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Femi Fani-Kayode

ABUJA—PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, said yesterday that wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan has no apology on her assessment of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) as being “brain dead,” saying she was right.

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Card Reader: PDP set to rig elections, says APC

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•Card reader

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the public avowal of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to oppose the use of Card Reader in this month’s rescheduled elections as a vindication of its claim that the ruling party was desperate to rig the election or prevent it from holding.

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Mismanagement, Nigeria’s main problem – Obasanjo

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obasanjo-Tinubu

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, lamented yesterday that mismanagement of resources has been the main problem confronting Nigeria.

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