Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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Disburse SURE-P funds directly to LGs, Edo urges FG

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BENIN—Edo State Government, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to disburse the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, funds directly to local government councils rather than passing them through state coordinators.

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Tension in Imo community over rape of 11-yr-old girl

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Uneasy calm has enveloped the sleepy, rural Ehume autonomous community in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, following the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl.

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Reps endorse N4,000 for online NYSC registration

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THE House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development has endorsed the N4,000 for the online registration of members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

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GNI, Sharafa dump LP, join Ogun PDP gov race

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

A governorship aspirant of the Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State, Nasir Gboyega Isiaka otherwise known as GNI, yesterday, dumped the Labour Party and joined the People’s Democratic Party.

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Osun PDP tasks Aregbesola on school students’ uniforms

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Gov. Aregbesola with students of the O' School Reform initiative.

The Osun State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday appealed to the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola over the plight of the newly admitted high school students in the state, who have not been able to get clothings for the common uniform his administration introduced.

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2015: Orubebe dismisses claims of anointed PDP candidate

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PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP governorship aspirant in Delta State, Elder Godsday Orubebe, yesterday, rebuffed insinuations of a favoured governorship aspirant in the party saying all major aspirants are friends of the outgoing governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

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Kwara 2015: Ibrahim promises good leadership

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Jani: Changing permutations

Ilorin-based industrialist and Chairman of Lubcon Oil, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim has said he is prepared to give correct leadership to Kwara State, not based on the distribution of token gifts to the populace.

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Delta Governorship: Gbagi, Obuh clash over PDP membership

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TWO governorship aspirants in Delta State, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi and Sir Tony Obuh, yesterday, sang discordant tunes over the latter’s membership of the party.

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Anxiety in Bayelsa community as water level rises

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

The rising water level around low lying Azikoro in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State is now causing fear among residents of possible invasion of their homes by reptiles.

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2 arrested for robbing woman of recharge cards, cash

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Police have arrested two suspects in Agbor, Delta State, for allegedly attacking and robbing a woman, Uloma Ofo, of two bags containing assorted recharge cards and some money.

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Omo-Agege enters Delta gov race

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AHEAD of the November 29 Governorship Primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, two governorship aspirants in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege and Mr. Andrew Warri, yesterday stormed the Party’s National Secretariat, to pick their expression of Interest and Nomination forms, kicking against alleged zoning introduced in some states.

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Former Anambra Dep Gov joins race for senate

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FORMER deputy governor of Anambra State under Senator Chris Ngige’s administration, Dr. Okey Udeh, has joined the race for the senate to represent Anambra South senatorial zone on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

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Strike: Health workers threaten showdown

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HEALTH workers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, yesterday, continued with their ongoing indefinite strike warning that if the Federal Government refuses to meet their demands in the next one week, other unions in the health sector would join the strike in solidarity.

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Ombatse raps political leaders over neglect of displaced Eggon refugees

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The proscribed Ombatse religious group in Nasarawa State, has expressed its disappointment with Eggon political leaders over their alleged gross neglect of their indigenes, who were chased out of their ancestral homes by Fulani herdsmen in the area.

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BoI warns commercial, dev banks of loan defaulters

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The Bank of Industry, BOI, has called on commercial and development banks in the country to beware of dealing with bad corporate customers on its red book and who are now on the prowl.

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Ondo PDP raises alarm over fake membership cards

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

THE Ondo State chapter of the People Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday raised the alarm over alleged circulation of fake membership cards of the party in the 203 wards in the state.

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Anambra govt seals off 59 buildings over tax default

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THE Anambra Government said it sealed off no fewer than 59 residential buildings and business premises since 2011, over default in payment of taxes by property owners.

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2015: ‘No automatic ticket, consensus candidate in APGA’

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Gov. Peter Obi (middle), flanked on the left by the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh and the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Engr. Emeka Sibeudu and on the right  by  the Gov’s wife, Margaret Peter-Obi and Wife of the National Chairman, Lady Prisca Umeh at the Flag-off of APGA Campaign, yesterday at Ekwueme Square, Awka.

National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, yesterday said there would be no automatic ticket or consensus candidate in the party during the 2015 general elections in the country.

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Labour protests new policy at Onne terminal

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Cross section of Nigerian workers, during the 2014 Workers day commemoration, THEME: Building Enduring Peace and Unity, Panacea for Sustainable National Development, at Onikan, Stadium, Lagos Island. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

MARITIME Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, yesterday, threatened to shut the nation’s ports over plot to designate the INTELS Terminal, Onne, Free Zone Ports, Port Harcourt Rivers State, a National Terminal for the clearance of heavy lift cargoes and deep draught vessels, saying it would lead to massive loss of jobs.

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Man remanded over phones, N180,000 theft

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A middle aged man, Adebiola Micheal, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere over an alleged theft of two black berry phones and N180,000 cash from one Adeola Adirat.

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Community disowns decamping lawmaker

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BENIN CITY—Elders and leaders of Urhonigbe community in Orhiomwon Local Government Council of Edo State, have disowned the lawmaker representing Orhiomwon South constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Friday Ogierakhi, for decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the All progressives Congress, APC.

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ASUU-DELSU condemns Associate Prof’s kidnap

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ASABA—THE Academic Staff Union of Union, ASUU, Delta State University, Abraka branch, has condemned the suspected kidnap of one its members, Dr. Nyerhovwo Tonukari, an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology by suspected gunmen.

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Collective admin: PMAN sends SOS to Jonathan, Tambuwal

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The Performing Musicians’ Employers’ Association of Nigeria, PMAN, has sent an SOS to President Goodluck Jonathan, calling for the immediate liberalization of collective administration in Nigeria.

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KMF lecture holds today

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KOLAGBODI Memorial Foundation, KMF, will hold its 18th Annual Kolagbodi Lecture on The Fight for Women’s Rights and Prospect for Effective Participation of Women in the Trade Unions, today in Lagos.

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2015: Maeba joins Rivers governorship race

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Senator Lee Maeba has announced his intention to contest Rivers State governorship election in 2015.

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US says talks to free Nigerian girls ongoing

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A US official on Monday confirmed that a ceasefire deal appeared to have been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants, but said talks to release some 200 kidnapped girls were ongoing.

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Lagos to get 2,400 polling units —REC

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lagos—The Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola has said that Lagos State would get 2,400 additional polling units ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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Diezani Vs NASS : Court grants minister’s application to amend suit

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An Abuja Federal High court on Monday granted an order to amend a suit seeking to challenge the legality of the National Assembly to probe the Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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Forum endorses Ekweremadu’s return to senate

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An amalgamation of academic professionals, political and business bodies, operating on the platform of Save Awgu Forum Enugu, SAFE, has endorsed the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu for re-election in Enugu-West senatorial zone of Enugu State.

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Oil Spill: Ikara Community Sends SOS FG

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THE people of Ikara Community in Ikpoba Oka Local Government Area of Edo State have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, following an oil spillage in the community, caused by ruptures in the oil pipe lines of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, which passed through the community.

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Nigerian Breweries, FRSC sign MoU on “Don’t Drink and Drive’’ campaign

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Nigerian Breweries PLC and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a yearly campaign called “Don’t Drink and Drive.’’

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Onokpasa tasks Deltans on credible LG polls

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Lawyer and public affairs commentator, Jesutega Onokpasa, has called on Deltans to accord the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, the requisite support to deliver credible polls in the impending local government elections slated for this weekend.

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