Thursday March 5th, 2015
Thursday March 5th, 2015
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Gas City Project : Ijaw, Itsekiri resolve differences

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THE Ijaw and Itsekiri, yesterday in Asaba, Delta State, resolved their differences over the Gas City Project and appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to fix a date for the ground-breaking.

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CBN establishes N300bn fund for manufacturers, others

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Mr Godwin Emefiele answering questions  during his screening by the Senate for  Central Bank Governorship in Abuja on Wednesday

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, announced the establishment of N300 billion fund, which allows newly-established manufacturing companies to borrow up to N10 billion for 15 years at single digit interest rate.

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Polls: Arenyeka urges support for Jonathan, Okowa

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PEOPLES’ Democratic Party, PDP, South-South zonal Legal Adviser and Warri South Local Government Area Coordinator for Jonathan/Okowa campaign, Ada Val Arenyeka has called on the electorate to vote President Goodluck Jonathan for President and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for Governor of Delta State in theb coming elections.

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I didn’t spite my deputy — Aliyu

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Gov. Aliyu

Niger State governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has defended his action over the handing over of administration of the state to the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Barrister Adam Usman, instead of his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto, while on vacation.

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Yero orders release of detained APC supporters

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*Gov Yero of Kaduna State.

Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State yesterday ordered the release of scores of All Progressives Congress, APC, supporters detained for unruly acts against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Kaduna spends N3.5bn on pry schls intervention projects

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*Gov Yero of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State government spent N3.5 billion to execute 187 intervention projects in its primary schools last year, Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Mr Ishaya Akau, has said.

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Jonathan laments deplorable state of Enugu-Port Harcourt road

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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Federal road deteriorated due to neglect by previous administrations in the country.

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No quarrel with Rivers APC Chair —Tele Ikuru

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PORT HARCOURT— Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Engr. Tele Ikuru, has denied allegations in some quarters that a major quarrel broke out between him and the state chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, over who should make the caretaker committee list in Andoni Local Government Area.

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Travellers stranded as students shut down Kwale-Asaba Expressway over fees hike

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UGHELLI—Travellers plying the ever busy Kwale-Asaba Expressway were, yesterday, stranded for over two hours as students of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State, grounded all forms of vehicular movements along the Ozoro axis in protest against sudden hike in school fees by management of the institution.

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Widow hides husband’s corpse for three years

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Policemen attached to Ojokoro Division in Lagos have arrested a 60-year-old woman and her two children for allegedly refusing to release the corpse of her late husband to his family members for proper burial, three years after his demise.

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Wike makes empty threats —GTCO

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Director-General of Greater Together Campaign Organisation, GTCO, Mr Victor Giadom, has described the threat by the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike, to make public the financial dealings of All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside, as an empty threat.

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Invasion of Lagos community by thugs, cops: Residents appeal to Jonathan, Fashola

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OBY Nwakor, a fish farmer in Labora/Owode area of Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos, is among thousands of residents who were recently rendered homeless due to no fault of theirs. Nwakor moved to Labora community in 2008. With the little income he made from his farming business, he built a little house to provide accommodation for him and his family.

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Mrs Akpabio takes campaign to grassroots

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Mrs. Ekaete Unoma  Akpabio

The grassroots-meet-the-women campaign tour of the wife of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs. Ekaette Akpabio, yesterday, recorded a huge success in Oruk Anam, Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Ika as the women of the areas assured the governor’s wife that their permanent voter’s cards, PVC, were all intact to vote PDP.

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Nigeria High Commission, UK group hold asset mgt summit in Lagos

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LAGOS—Following the successes of the last two summits in London, the Asset Summit Africa 2015 will be held for the first time in Africa at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on March 31 and April 1.

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Insurgency: Some Nigerians might become stateless— NHRC

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Some parents whose daughters were abducted...still waiting

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, declared yesterday, that many Nigerians may soon become stateless due to the activities of Boko Haram.

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IG’s c’ttee on communal clash commences sitting in Enugu

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Nigerian police chief Suleiman Abba

Worried by incessant communal clashes leading to killings and wanton destruction of property nationwide,the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has set up a Communal Clash Committee to mitigate incidences of inter- and intra-communal crisis.

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NUC accreditation fever grips IMSU

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Palpable anxiety has gripped the management, staff and students of Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, following the forthcoming visit of an accreditation team from the National Universities Commission, NUC.

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Ogun govt demolishes FG building over non-approval

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

ABEOKUTA— The Ogun State Government has reportedly demolished a property worth N34m belonging to the National Assembly Complaints Commission, a Federal Government agency in Abeokuta, the state capital.

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Ejigbo torture: Court fixes March 20 for arraignment

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The arraignment of 10 persons charged before a Lagos High Court in Lagos for allegedly tortu-ring three women at the Oba Morufu International Market in Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos, in February 2013, was yesterday adjourned till March 20.

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25-yr-old girl shot dead in Delta

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ASABA—SUSPECTED armed robbers have shot dead a 23-year-old girl, Favour Ogun, after robbing her of N30,000 cash at Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.

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Suit on passage of PIB suffers setback

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Lagos—A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, struck out an ex parte application praying for an order of mandamus compelling the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill.

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Women, police clash over disputed Prince Erediauwa’s land

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BENIN—A mild drama ensued at the site of the disputed land between Edo State governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and a son of the Oba of Benin, Prince Ekpen Erediauwa, yesterday, as protesting women chased away workers at the site at Okoro-Otun Street, GRA, Benin.

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Ambode no match for Agbaje, says Lagos PDP chair

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Akinwunmi Ambode

LAGOS—THE Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tunji Shelle, has said that there was no way the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akinwunmi Ambode will defeat the PDP’s governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje when both candidate square up on April 11, in the governorship election.

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INEC to take delivery of 400,000 PVCs in Lagos

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LAGOS—THE Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Lagos State has said that it will take delivery of 400, 000 Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, next week, lamenting that a little over 1.8 million PVCs were still uncollected in the state.

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PDP Nat’l Vice-Chair blasts non-performing governors

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National Vice-Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Kairo Ojuogbo, yesterday, attributed the allegations against the party to those he described as non-performing governors on the party’s platform.

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NCAA to fine foregn private aircraft N200m

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LAGOS—Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, yesterday, said that the regulatory authority will fine any foreign registered privately operated aircraft the sum of N200 million for falling to regularise their documentation in conformity with the agency’s regulations.

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‘Synagogue building collapsed due to foundation overload’

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

LAGOS—A structural engineer, Mr Saheed Ariyori, yesterday, told the Coroner’s Inquest investigating the September 12, 2014 building collapse at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, that the load imposed on the foundation was far more than what the foundation can bear, hence the collapse.

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Jonathan promises to involve youths in his administration

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President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to engage more Nigerian youths in his administration if he is re-elected on March 28.

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EKITI: INEC clears all candidates

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On the test running of Card Readers before the conduct of 2015 elections, the INEC boss said it was meant to erase doubts about the new innovation.
He added that his commission was not envisaging failure in the performance of the machines to be deployed.

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Group flays Igbo indigenes for collecting money from politicians in Lagos

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Lagos – A group, Association for the Defence of Igbo Interest in Lagos, Wednesday, raised an alarm on the existence of some faceless individuals in the name of Ndigbo who collect money from candidates seeking elective positions in the 2015 general elections. Coordinator of the group, Prof Chris Nwokobia, who made the remarks at a

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Ebonyi Impeachment saga: We’re looking for amicable resolution — DEP GOV

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Ebonyi State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate and Deputy Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, yesterday explained that the meeting which held in Abuja concerning the political situation in the state ended very well.

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Armed men invade Senator Ayogu Eze’s residence

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By Austin Ogwuda Enugu—Armed men invaded the country home of Sen Ayogu Eze, representing Enugu North Senatorial District in the senate in Inere Umuiyida of Enuguezike in Igboeze-North LGA with an alleged mission to harm him. Vanguard gathered that the invading hoodlums, numbering ten, stormed the place at about 5.20 pm on Tuesday shooting sporadically into the air.

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