Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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Man, 28, bags 7 months in prison for stealing ram

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An Upper Area Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Shamsudeen Usman, to seven months imprisonment for stealing a ram.

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China ‘vulnerable’ to Ebola outbreak

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

China is “vulnerable” to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday.

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Police confirm rescue of abducted Petroleum Minister’s sister

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The Rivers Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the rescue of Mrs Osiya Agama, a sister of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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APC will fix Nigeria, say Tambuwal, Oyegun, Buhari, others

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APC Leaders, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Sokoto State Governor and Chairman of the Convention Committee , Magatakada Wamako , New APC National Chairman Chief Odigie- Oyegun, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakarand Chief Ogbonaya Onu  shortly after election of new National Chairman in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr. John Oyegun yesterday re-echoed the determination of the party to relaunch Nigeria onto the path speedy development and greatness.

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Mother of four docked for stealing N15m

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Lagos— A 36-year-old mother of four, Ebele Okeke, was yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly stealing N15 million under false pretence.

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Man, 32, commits suicide over N1,000 theft

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ABAKALIKI—A 32-year-old man, Mr. Simon Mbam, of Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has committed suicide after he was tortured by some villagers for allegedly stealing N1,000 from a shop in the market.

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Herdsman kills friend for sleeping with wife

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ABEOKUTA—A Magistrate’s Court sitting at Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday, remanded a herdsman, Mohammed Ibrahim, in prison custody for allegedly killing his friend, Abdullahi Saliu, for sleeping with his (Ibrahim) wife.

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Nigerians in diaspora caution Jega over 30,000 polling units

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Anambra Supplementary Election: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru  Jega addressing pressmen , announcing November 30 for Supplementary election at  Anambra State  while National Commissioner Lawrence Nwuruku looks on in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

NIGERIANS resident in the United States of America, have called on the Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission,INEC, Prof Atahiru Jega to accept professional recommendations and legislative disapproval on the use of the newly created 30. 000 polling units during the 2015 general elections.

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Mechanic allegedly abducts, rapes 13-yr-old girl for 5 days

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A Lokoja senior magistrate’s court has remanded a 28-year-old mechanic, Abdulkadir Salihu, in prison custody for allegedly abducting and raping a teenage girl for five days.

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Fall in oil price, blessing for Nigeria, says National Planning Minister

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Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described the fall in the international price of oil as a blessing in disguise for Nigeria, assuring that the development would impact positively on the country’s economy

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Lack of parliamentary books affects legislative process—Ekweremadu

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DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that the dearth of reference materials on legislative processes was a setback to the performance and development of legislative practice in Nigeria and the entire African continent.

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SON arrests 25, shuts two factories over substandard goods in Onitsha

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, yesterday shut two factories and a shop for allegedly producing and selling substandard goods in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, and arrested 25 suspects.

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Frontline female PDP leader to contest Rivers guber election

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A frontline female leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Barr. Abieatedoghu Bob-Abbey Hart, has declared her intention to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state.

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Edo immortalises Akhigbe

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Mike Akhigbe

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, unveiled a statue of the former Chief of General Staff, Vice-Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe, in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state, to immortalise him.

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Crisis deepens as PDP zones A-Ibom governorship to Eket

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Abuja — THE simmering crisis rocking Akwa Ibom State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, deepened, yesterday, with the official declaration by the National Working Committee, NWC, that it had zoned the governorship seat to Eket Senatorial District.

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Jonathan challenges eligibility suit, picks PDP nomination form today

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Abuja—President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday prayed the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to dismiss the suit challenging his eligibility to seek re-election next year, even as he said he will formally pick the nomination form today to contest the presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Doing business in Nigeria now easier – World Bank

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The World Bank has given a positive assessment of doing business in Nigeria and 34 other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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No payment of gratuity for Cross River State pensioners

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Governor Imoke

Every month, Cross River State Pensions Board, CSPB, receives N180 million from the government to pay pensions to over seven thousand pensioners.

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LCCI calls for concessioning of MMIA

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LAGOS—The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, yesterday, advocated for the concession of the Murtala Mohammed airport to allow for efficiency.The President of LCCI, Alhaji Remi Bello, made this call in Lagos, adding that, Nigeria cannot have world class airports if they are managed by bureaucrats.

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80% of Nigeria’s pipeline network has been vandalized — FG

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Respite seems not to be in sight for the chaotic traffic situation across the country, especially on roads to the country’s ports, as the Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that 80 per cent of the country’s 5,120 kilometers pipeline network for petroleum product distribution have been vandalised.

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SYNAGOGUE: Coroner insists T.B. Joshua must testify in court or…

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By Abdulwahab Abdulah, Bartholomew Madukwe & Ebele Okafor LAGOS—The Coroner Court investigating the collapse of a guest house within the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, on September 12, yesterday, insisted that Prophet T.B. Joshua (Synagogue’s General Overseer) must appear before the court in person. This was as Synagogue’s counsel, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, told the

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Dagogo-Jack to Amaechi: Stop disrespecting Jonathan

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Rotimi Amaechi

Following the exchanges between Rivers State governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the Presidency, immediate past chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Power, and governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Mr. Beks Dagogo-Jack, has advised the governor to desist from disrespecting the President.

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Amosun, Adesegun’s face-off: Power supply to dep gov’s house cut over N5m debt

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Power supply to the official quarters of the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun was disconnected by officials of Ibadan Electricity Distribution company because the government owed the company about five million naira.

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2015: JNI tasks INEC, political parties on transparency

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The Jigawa chapter of the Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, JNI, yesterday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, political parties and their candidates to ensure transparency in the forthcoming 2015 general elections.

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Delta LG polls: Three APC agents petition AIG over alleged attack

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WARRI—Three All Progressives Congress, APC, agents in last Saturday’s council polls in Delta State, allegedly manhandled and wounded by suspected rival political party thugs at Ovwor-Olomu, in Ughelli South Local Government Area, have petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 5 .

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Court aborts Abia PDP congress

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A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, yesterday, stopped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from going ahead with its plan to conduct ward congress election in Abia State on November 1.

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Parents of late bus conductor, LASTMA trade blames

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Traffic gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway as hoodlums took over the road in the wake of Mr. Ikeckukwu Abasirim's death. INSET: Late Mr. Abasirim. PHOTO: Biodun Ogunleye.

Controversy is currently trailing the death of Ikechukwu Abasirim, the 36-year-old bus conductor allegedly crushed to death by officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Monday, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos, as LASTMA has exonerated its men of culpability.

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Ondo PDP leaders resolve to work with Mimiko

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.VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), PRESENTING PDP FLAG TO GOV. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO OF ONDO STATE,  WHO DEFECTED TO THE PARTY  IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (2/10/14).

LEADERSHIP of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ondo state and the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have resolved to bury the hatchet, work together, unite the party and move forward to build a formidable Party in the state.

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I’ll continue to assist FRSC, special marshals — Uduaghan

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, has said the state will continue to partner with the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC and assist Special Marshals, as a voluntary arm of the FRSC by creating enabling environment for them to carry out their duties.

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NASS sends health bill to Jonathan for assent

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The Senate

THE National Assembly has transmitted the National Health Bill to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent, it was disclosed yesterday.

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2015: Group makes case for credible primaries

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*A cross section of participants at the workshop

Activists for Good Governance, AGG, has faulted the use of money, religion, and other primordial sentiments to choose candidates for elections in Nigeria.

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FG slashes port charges by 20%

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Seaport

IN a bid to stop Nigeria-bound cargoes from being diverted to ports of neighbouring countries, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, yesterday slashed charges by as much as 20 percent.

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