Wednesday July 1st, 2015
Wednesday July 1st, 2015
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Onazi apologises to NFF, appeals $5,000 fine

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Ogenyi-Onazi

Super Eagles’ midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has formally apologized to the Nigeria Football Federation for his on-field action that led to a straight red card in last month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Chad in Kaduna.

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PDP rejects Buhari’s appointment of Zakari as INEC Acting Chairman

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Mrs  Amina Bala Zakari

NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Wednesday rejected in totality the appointment of Hajia Amina Bala Zakari as acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC by President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that the presidency plans to use her appointment to compromise the Election Tribunals in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Sylva withdraws suit challenging Senator Ben Bruce’s election at tribunal

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Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State

THE former Governor of Bayelsa state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Timipre Sylva Wednesday in Yenagoa, withdrew his suit challenging the election of Ben Murray-Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Senator for the Bayelsa East Senatorial District.

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Davido, Yemi Alade, others to perform at MTV Africa Awards 2015

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Lagos, 1 July 2015: MTV Base has revealed that Davido, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Bucie and Cassper Nyovest, have been added to the sizzling performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015. The five African artistes join US R&B star NE-YO at the fifth edition of the MAMA on 18 July.

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El-Rufai inaugurates 16-man committee to end killings in Kaduna

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Nasir-el-Rufai

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday inaugurated a 16-member committee to find solutions to the incessant killings in the Southern part of the state. The committee, headed by retired Gen. Martins Agwai, a former Chief of Defence Staff, had 30 days to unravel the causes of the attacks.

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US, Cuba to restore ties; Obama calls for end to embargo

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President Barack Obama: Their voices have been heard and Egypt will never be the same

US President Barack Obama announced a deal Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, describing it as an “historic step forward” that must be followed by an end to the decades-old US embargo.

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Tribunal strikes out Agbaje’s petition against Ambode, APC

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Ambode-vs-Agbaje

The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday struck out the petition filed by Mr Jimi Agbaje of PDP against Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Breaking news: EFCC to challenge Fani-Kayode’s acquittal

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Chief Femi Fanikayode  at the Federal High Court,Ikoyi.2

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it will challenge Femi Fani-Kayode acquittal by a Federal Court in Lagos.

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6 persons missing, 3 soldiers injured in ambush in Plateau

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Six persons have been declared missing in an ambush in Pang village in Heipang, Barkin Local Government of Plateau, according to Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman for the Special Task Force (STF).

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NNPC probe: Ashafa commends Buhari, says move driven by legislative action

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*Senator Ashafa

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East, Senatorial District, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the probe and dissolution of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), board stressing that the move is a fallout from legislative action.

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UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

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rescued-pregnant-chibok

“Many survivors of these horrific experiences are now pregnant by their rapists … and several reportedly wish to terminate these unwanted pregnancies,” he said. But in Nigeria, abortion is only legal when the life of the woman is at risk, Zeid said, warning that a lack of access would only add to the horrendous suffering the former captives had been through.

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Lagos gives ultimatum to Okada & tricycle riders

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*File photo: Okada operator

The Lagos State Government has issued a 21 day ultimatum to motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle riders to vacate the restricted routes or face the full wrath of the law. This was made known to newsmen by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello after a consultative meeting with the leadership of the various associations of both the motorcycle and tricycle riders in the State.

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Court dismisses FG’s request to extradite Kashamu to US to face drug charge ‎

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Kashamu

ABUJA—–Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has halted moves by the federal government to extradite Senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States of America, USA, to face drug related charges.

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Appoint a farmer as next minister of Agriculture – Association tells Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari chairs the meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg on Saturday

“Nigeria farmers have not had it well in terms of having a farmer as their minister that will pilot affairs of the ministry and having rural farmers at heart when making policies.

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Excess Crude: Okonjo-Iweala should explain whereabouts of $4.1bn – Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole and Okonjo-Iweala

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – The war of words between Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala continued on Wednesday as the Comrade Governor challenged the former minister to explain what happened to the $4.1 billion she presented in her last report. Apart from the afore mentioned

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EFCC’s threat of arrest confined Kwankwaso to his residence – Lawyer

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Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso’s Attorney, Barrister Okechukwu Eze Wednesday told a Kano High court sitting in Gezawa that how EFCC threat of arrest of former Governor of Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has confined him to his residence in Abuja

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Kwara teachers threaten to boycott classes over unpaid salaries

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Some teachers in public schools in Kwara on Wednesday said they may start boycotting classes if the two months salaries owed them were not paid. The teachers, who spoke with newsmen in separate interviews across the state, expressed worry at the development.

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

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Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Hollywood A-list couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.

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Again two suicide bombers blow selves up as Osibanjo visits Borno

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Gombe presidential rally Car-Bomb-Blast

Two suicide bombers on Wednesday morning accidentally blew up themselves at Molai Leprosy/General Hospital and about 100 metres away from a locally established market, living both suicide bombers dead with two innocent people injured as many residents including admitted patients and hospital workers scamper for safety.

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Football: I’m not corrupt, insists Blatter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter

To anyone who accuses the 79-year-old of corruption, Blatter has a clear response. “I will answer: Do you understand this word at all which you use? Anyone who accuses me of being corrupt must first of all prove it to me,” he insisted.

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APC crisis: ACF berates Akande, cautions against reckless statement

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Northern Political

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has berated a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, for accusing the North of conspiring against Yoruba’s in the current face-off in the party.

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WizKid, Yemi Alade, Fuse ODG snub BET TV Awards in Los Angeles

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*Wizzy doing his thing

Three Nigerian artistes nominated for the Best International Act (Africa), at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) TV Awards in Los Angeles, California, have twitted that they would boycott the event.

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My reputation, life was almost ruined – Fani- Kayode

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Chief Femi Fanikayode  at the Federal High Court,Ikoyi.2

FORMER spokesperson of immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said who was on Wednesday discharged and acquitted by the Federal High Court in Lagos have said that the process almost destroyed his life, family, reputation,health and my career.

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Gunmen kidnap former Rep. candidate in Nasarawa

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Kidnap-syndicate

The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Mary Enwongulu, All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency at the 2015 general elections.

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2 men get N200, 000 bail over alleged theft of N80, 000 motorcycle

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court-law

An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday granted a bail of N200,000 to two men — Semiu Obabiyi and Dani Shuaib — who allegedly stole a motorcycle valued at N80,000. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Funke Odubanjo, who gave the ruling, also granted the duo two sureties each in the like sum.

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Gunmen kidnap former Rep. candidate in Nasarawa

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The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Mary Enwongulu, All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency at the 2015 general elections.

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Gmail gets “Undo Send’’, users can now recall mails

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Any Gmail user, who regrets a message they just sent, has the option to undo the action, provided they are quick enough, a report said on Wednesday.

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Money laundering verdict: Fani-Kayode thanks judiciary

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*Fani-Kayode

I wish to thank the Nigerian judiciary for dispensing justice in an honest and God-fearing way and for refusing to be intimidated by anyone or guided by anything other than the evidence presented before them in this case.

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Alleged money laundering: Fani-Kayode discharged and acquitted

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FEMI FANI KAYODE

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been discharged and acquitted of the money laundering charges by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Lagos Auto Spare Market, Ladipo demolished

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ladipo

Officials of the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State yesterday have commenced a demolition exercise at the Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market in Mushin.

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45m persons will go blind 2020

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Some female blind beggars at their shanty abode in Minna and Blind beggars on the beat

President of Nigerian Optometric Association NOA Dr Damian Echendu, has said that no fewer than forty- five million persons will go blind by 2020 globally.

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N1.2 b pension scam: Judge rejects plea bargain

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One billion naira suspect - police Pension scam suspect, Veronica Onyegbula at FCT High Court in Abuja, Wednesday. Photo Gbenga Olamikan

Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by suspects in a N1.2 billion pension contract scam to enter a plea bargain and terminate the trial over the fraud.

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