Sunday April 19th, 2015
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Madness in S/Africa: We stand with Jonathan government on safety of Nigerians — Buhari

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Jonathan and Buhari

President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said he is in full support of the steps taken by the Jonathan government to protect Nigerians from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Alleged Seizure of Property: Effurun landlords drag Delta govt to court

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Some of the alleged compulsorily acquired property

TWO landlords in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta State, Johnson Umode and Paul Idoghor, have, in separate suits, dragged the Delta State Government to court for alleged compulsory acquisition of their property without payment and compensation

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How S/African king sparked xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others

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Countries neighbouring South Africa on Friday prepared to evacuate their citizens from South Africa as the UN raised the alarm over deadly xenophobic attacks which have displaced thousands.

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NANS to South Africa: Stop xenophobic attacks in 7 days or we’ll retaliate

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Jonathan and Zuma

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the South African Government seven days ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans resident in that country.

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Boko Haram beheads Cameroonians, death toll rises to 19

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Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night’s attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.

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Sat Guru Maharaj Ji advises President-elect on sincere, transparent govt

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Satguru Maharaj Ji & his devotees

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, founder of One Love Family, has called on the President-elect, Gen. Mohamadu Buhari, and governors-elect, to make the welfare of Nigerian workers their priorities.

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Xenophobic attacks: Buhari backs FG’s steps

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A woman holds a cardboard as she takes part in a "peace march" against xenophobia attended by thousands of people in Durban on April 16, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on April 16 appealed for the end of attacks on immigrants as a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead threatened to spread across the country. In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants in Durban and surrounding townships have been targeted, forcing families to flee to camps protected by armed guards.   AFP PHOTO

The President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed full support to the steps taken by the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Ahoada-East LG chairman in Rivers abducted

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The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the abduction of Chief Cassidy Ikegbudu, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ahoada East Local Government Area.

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President Jonathan urged to hand over power on May 29

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN LOOKING  CALM AND UNRUFFLED AFTER CONCEDING DEFEAT TO HIS OPPONENT AT THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), in Yobe, Alhaji Umar Kukuri, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to hand over power on May 29, 2015.

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APC boycotts Rivers re-run election

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By Davies Iheamnachor The All Progressives Congress APC, has boycotted the re-run for the state house of Assembly election which held in four LGAs in the state, Saturday. The election which held in the state was peaceful but witnessed a low turn out of voters. Candidates of the APC for the State Assembly election had

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’20 Ondo youths die from strange illnesses due to sacrilege done to Molokun god’

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Mrs. Ramota Salawu, the fish seller (The octopus)

High Chief Moses Enimade, the Oyewoga of Ode Irele in Ondo State, says the recent death of 20 youths in the town was caused by sacrilege done to Molokun, god of the land.

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Rescheduled election holds in 4 constituencies in Anambra

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The re-scheduled election in four state constituencies held in Anambra State amid tight security on Saturday.

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PDP condemns Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, describes as provocative and completely unacceptable the xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.

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Rivers: We did not lose, we were robbed – APC Chieftain

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who doubles as the lawmaker representing Emohua constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd has said his party did not lose the keenly contested election in the state rather was robbed of its sure victory.

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Defection: S-Court sacks House of Reps member from Ondo State

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It was end of the road for the lawmaker representing Akure South/North Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Ifedayo Abegunde, as the Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered him to immediately vacate his seat following his defection from the Labour Party, LP, which sponsored his election

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FIVE political parties seek cancellation of Abia gov election

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FIVE political parties that participated in the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia State have rejected the entire exercise and called for total cancellation of the exercise and a re-run election organized by INEC in the state.

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Mysterious fire engulfs Otukpo main market, over N250m worth of goods, cash destroyed

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Goods and cash worth over N250million wereThursday night destroyed in a mysterious fire outbreak that engulfed over 120 shops at the Otukpo main market, in Benue state.

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INEC can’t cancel any announced result – REC

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC for Anambra State, Mr. Edwin Nwatarali insisted yesterday that the Commission has no powers to cancel any election result announced by INEC returning officer, saying those who felt aggrieved over the outcome of the national assembly election in Anambra State should pursue their matter at the election petition tribunal.

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Pastor Adeboye prays for UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, others

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Pastor Adeboye prays

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor E.A Adeboye, prayed for UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and the congregation at the ‘Festival of Life’ programme holding in London.

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We‘ll provide a decent, credible opposition – PDP

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Following the recent spate of kidnapping in the country, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, advised parents and guardians not to entrust their children to strangers, as such practice could expose them to different forms of rights abuses.

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Huge debts await Buhari, in-coming govs

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AFTER the euphoria of their electoral victories, one of the major challenges that will confront the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and 20 or 21 new governors is the level of debt stock the out-going administrations will leave behind.

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Ogbulafor, who said PDP will rule for 60 years, visits APC

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Vincent Ogbulafor

Gale of defections hitting the outgoing ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP assumed a serious dimension yesterday with its former National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor visiting the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Abuja.

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Fayose must account for security breaches in Ekiti – APC

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THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has called the attention of the security agencies and Nigerians to the spate of security breaches in the state, saying Governor Ayodele Fayose was responsible for the state of siege Ekiti people have found themselves.

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Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria provides hotline for distressed Nigerians, cautions against falsehood

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NEW MINISTERS SWORN IN, IN ABUJA

The Nigerian Embassy in South Africa has provided an emergency number for distressed Nigerians who might need help, especially for those who will like to leave the country as a result of the ongoing xenophobic attacks.

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Uduaghan commissions N4.1B Effurun flyover

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GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday commissioned the 447 metres dual carriage flyover on the Effurun Roundabout, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta state.

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Pipeline Surveillance: Urhobo community issues one-week ultimatum to FG, NNPC to approve contract

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ONE of the host Communities of Nigeria, Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, Urhobo Ethnic Nationality, Delta State, yesterday, issued a one week ultimatum to the Federal government, the Nigeria National Petroleum Company, NNPC and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC to approve the pipeline surveillance contract due to the Urhobo failing which the security of oil facilities in Urhrobo land cannot be guaranteed.

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Akwa Ibom professionals congratulate Udom

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THE League of Akwa Ibom Professionals has congratulated the Akwa Ibom Governor-elect, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, on his victory at the gubernatorial polls of April 11, in Akwa Ibom State.

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Robbers attack Vanguard S/South Advert Manager

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THE South-South Regional Advert Manager of Vanguard Newspapers, Dr. Nat Bunuju was attacked by four armed young men along Okhoro road, Benin City on Thursday while coming from an all night holy Passion week service with members of his family.

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Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa begs Nigeria, others; pledges to bring perpetrators to justice

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Jonathan and Zuma

The government of South Africa has pleaded with Nigeria and other nations in Africa affected by the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.

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Build people or they revolt against you, Badeh tells leaders, politicians

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels and Politicians to develop programmes and policies that would improve the lives of their people.

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Suspension of Delta APC members is irrational, says Prof Akaruese

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THE reported suspension of two leaders, Mr. Sunny Mene and Dr. Alex Ideh, of the All-Progressives Congress, APC, in the Warri North Local Government Council Area of Delta State by the leadership of the Party is already generating another controversy as Prof. Lucky O. Akaruese of the University of Port Harcourt, a leader in Koko ward of the council described the action as ‘pathologically irrational, vindictive and possibly one of the senseless and politically unwise decisions ever orchestrated’.

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ECOWAS berates South Africa over xenophobic attacks, demands urgent actions from Zuma

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-A Cross Section of ECOWAS Chief of Defence Staff during their meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan today Monday at the State House in Abuja

The Authority of ECOWAS of Heads of State and Government has condemned the barbaric, criminal and xenophobic murder of innocent African foreigners in South Africa, urging the South African Government to act quickly to stop the increasing wave of attacks across its country.

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