Thursday October 2nd, 2014
Thursday October 2nd, 2014
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Varsities Talk: Bringing back university life to the North-East (2)

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BY and large, they are turning out graduates who could not possibly be employed by the Organised Private Sector or multi-nationals and who can only find employment within their own states.

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Okebukola charges educationists to fight corruption in education

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Okebukola

IN its quest to eradicate corruption in Nigeria, the Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Professor Akinsola Okebukola has tasked educationists to fight against corruption in the education sector.

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NUJ tasks prospective journalists on values

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*Some of the newly acquired gunboats to tackle kidnapping, piracy

THE Nigeria Union of Journalist has tasked prospective journalists to be committed and hardworking in the quest of being a journalist.

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Eid-el-Kabir: Zaria ram sellers lament low patronage

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SALLAH: Rams at Zango Market, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, yesterday. NAN PHOTO.

Ram sellers in Zaria, Kaduna State, have decried low patronage of their wares barely three days to the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

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Nigeria, a toddler at 54, but…— Sen Nworgu

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CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Nkechi Nworgu, has decried the slow pace of the country’s development 54 years after independence, likening it to a toddler.

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Early signs of cancer discovered in bloodstream

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute have discovered that people suffering from pancreatic cancer have very high levels of certain amino acids in their bloodstream years before they show any other signs of the disease.

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Ex militants to procure N10.5m guber form for Dickson’s re-election

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Ex-militants in the Niger Delta under the Second Phase Amnesty have expressed their readiness to sacrifice three months of their allowances and set aside N10.5 million for the purchase of the expression of interest form for Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, to contest for a second term in office during the 2016 governorship poll in the state.

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Apostolic church empowers members with tricycles in Delta

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AS part of activities to mark its 18th Annual Area Men’s Movement Convention, the Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Warri Area, Delta State, has empowered five indigent members of the church with tricycles.

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Aziza’s demise unites Delta ethnic nationalities

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IJAW, Itsekiri and Isoko nations of Delta State, have pledged improved relations with the Urhobo of Delta Central in honour of the late General Patrick Aziza, President-General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, who died recently.

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Shagari says PDP’s support for Jonathan not in doubt

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Sokoto State Dep. Governor, Alhaji Mukhtari Shagari, on Wednesday in Sokoto said that the loyalty of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to President Goodluck Jonathan was not in doubt.

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Oshiomhole commissions 1000-capacity lecture theatres at AAU

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GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commissioned two 500-seating capacity lecture theatres and a block of lecturers’ offices at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

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Sallah: Police task residents

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THE Community Development Areas, CDAs, and residents of Sango, Ogun State, have been urged to be vigilant during the Eid-Kabir celebration to maintain the existing cordial relation being enjoyed in the area.

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Ogbaru chief pleads for flood victims

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CHAIRMAN of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Victor Agolua, has appealed to the Federal Government to complement efforts of Anambra State Government in providing relief materials to the flood ravaged areas in the state.

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2015: Andoni elders endorse Anyanya for Rivers guber

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Traditional rulers and chiefs of Andoni, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, poured encomiums on Major Lancelot Anyanya (rtd) as they endorsed him to contest the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State.

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Delta celebrates elder statesman at 88

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State is expected to lead the state government and people of Udu Kingdom, Udu Local Government Area of the state, to celebrate elder statesman Ambassador G. Sefia who turns 88 tomorrow.

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Campaign team raises fresh alarm over plan to muzzle Ayogu Eze

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The Senator Ayogu Eze Governorship Campaign Organisation has again raised fresh alarm over what it called desperate attempts to hire thugs to demonstrate against its candidate’s insistence on open primaries by some elements in Enugu State.

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House of Reps aspirant nabbed over alleged pipeline vandalism

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A59-year-old suspected vandal, who was arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism in Ogun State, has blamed his indulgence on his quest to raise money for his political campaign towards 2015 general elections.

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Oko Poly moves to check extortion of students

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AUTHORITIES of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra State, have set up an anti- corruption unit to checkmate incidence of alleged extortion of students of the institution.

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Enugu police command commences aerial crime patrol

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ENUGU State Police Command has deployed two helicopters and personnel as it commences intensive aerial crime patrol, advising criminals to leave the state in their own interest

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Fintiri sacks Toungo West Devt Area’s boss

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The Administrator of Toungo West Development Area, Mr. James Micheal has been relieved of his appointment by the Adamawa State acting Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri along with the secretaries of Toungo West and Toungo South Development Areas, Mohammed Hassan and Hamidu Marafa respectively.

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US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

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The director of the US Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House.

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Delta Speaker lauds Nigerians’ spirit of patience

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THE Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Right Hon Peter Onwusanya, has lauded Nigerians for their spirit of patience that has encouraged leaders to deliver on dividends of democracy, peace and security.

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Somali jailed for 30 years over Christmas US bomb plot

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A court jailed a Somali-US man for 30 years on Wednesday for plotting to blow up a crowded Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands in the US state of Oregon.

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Ministry sets up database for women politicians

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AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is set to commence the development of a national database on all women political aspirants, with a view to throwing its weight behind them.

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Nigerians, let God’s words be your shield, says Rev Oyebanji

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A Lagos-based cleric, Rev Abraham Oyebanji has called on all Nigerians not to consider themselves wise in any matter, but take everything to God for guidance. In these days of war and pestilence, only those who have the grace of God will survive.

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Ibeju-Lekki Council decries inadequate teachers, schools

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THE Executive Chairman of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area, in the Epe division of Lagos State, Mr. Olorunkemi Surakat has called on the state government to address the issue of inadequate teachers in the existing schools within Epe area and environs.

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2015: Ashafa clears air on Lagos governorship intention

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*Senator Ashafa

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who is representing Lagos East Senatorial District, under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally laid to rest speculations making the rounds on his ambition for governorship slot in Lagos State, as he declared his intention to run for a second term in the senate come February, 2015 general elections.

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Motorists, passengers groan in gridlocks in Abuja

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Motorists and commuters suffered long hours in gridlocks on roads leading into Abuja city centre from satellite communities as a result of security checks mounted by the military along the road.

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2015 elections: NCP wants participation of all parties

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The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Wednesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow all political parties to contest the 2015 general elections.

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Financial operators score 3rd quarter performance of capital market low

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Some financial operators in the capital market on Wednesday said that consistent fluctuations of the Nigerian bourse impacted negatively on investors’ expectations in the third quarter of 2014.

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2015: It will be a disaster not to re-elect Jonathan – Airhiavbere

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THE former Commander of the Army Finance Corps and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Gen.Charles Airhiavbere has declared that it will be a disaster for the nation if President Goodluck Jonathan is nor re-elected for a second term.

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Jimi Agbaje lauds Nigeria at 54, preaches hope

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Jimi Agbaje

A Lagos governorship aspirant in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has said that post-Independence Nigeria’s survival for 54 years demonstrated more than anything else that the country was worth celebrating.

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