Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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200th day: Make rescue of Chibok girls top priority, Ezekwesili pleads

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Some women, led by Mrs  Oby Ezekwesili,  protesting the abduction of 230 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

The rescue of the 219 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by insurgents of the Islamist Boko Haram group must take priority over every other activity, Bringbackourgirls campaigner, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has said.

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Jonathan picks nomination forms

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JONATHAN PICKS HIS NOMINATION FORMs: Peoples Democratic Party, Pdp National Organising Secretary, Amb. Abubakar Mustapha (m) presenting expression of interest and nomination forms to President Goodluck Jonathan at the party's secretariat in Abuja, yesterday. On the left is PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu. Photo: NAN.

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he collected the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party to vie for the 2015 presidential election.

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Amosun vs Adesegun: APC feigning ignorance of my plight – Ogun Dep Gov

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun State Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun yesterday, insisted that the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was aware of the ill treatment he is subjected to by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

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Shell loses N23bn over insecurity in Nigeria, others

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Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday that it lost $146 million, about N23.36 billion from insecurity in Nigeria, and from the impact of its divestment across the globe, among others, in the third quarter of 2014.

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Burkina army seizes power after uprising

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The army’s seizure of power in Burkina Faso on Thursday amounted to a “coup”, an opposition leader told AFP, adding that they consider the president’s departure “non-negotiable”.

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Mimiko: Ondo PDP faction insists on own congress

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THE sacked state Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State yesterday insisted that it will conduct tomorrow’s state congress of the party across the 203 wards in the state.

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AD pegs presidential form at N5m, gov form at N2m

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The Alliance for Democracy, AD, yesterday in Lagos said presidential aspirants vying on its platform are to purchase its nomination forms for the 2015 elections with N5 million each.

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Ekiti govt denies plan to sack civil servants

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Ekiti State Government has said it has no plan to sack any civil servant in the state public service as being peddled on social media by the opposition.

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Osun poll: Security beefed up as tribunal begins pre-hearing

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Osun State Election Petition Tribunal yesterday began pre-hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the August 9 governorship election in the state.

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I went into drugs to finance my dad’s burial — suspect

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Agu-Ifeanyi

Three Brazil-based Nigerians have been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, with drugs suspected to be cocaine worth N131 million, concealed in female footwears and laptop bags.

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11 pick Abia guber forms

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ELEVEN governorship aspirants were, yesterday, confirmed to have picked forms for 2015 election in Abia State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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2015: Jonathan gets kudos over call for popular candidates

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The directive to outgoing governors and those seeking elective offices on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by President Goodluck Jonathan to field popular candidates has been commended by the Urhobo in Delta Central senatorial zone of Delta State.

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Utuama joins Delta governorship race

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UTUAMA

DEPUTY governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, yesterday, joined the governorship race in Delta State after the purchase of nomination form for him by The Peoples Network” for Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama for Governor 2015.

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Nigeria’s pension assets now N4.5trn, says PenCom

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*One of the protester Mr. Felix Adewale Balogun, Chairman Shomolu Local Government Education Authority bin cary out, during  A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

NATIONAL Pension Commission, PenCom, yesterday in Lagos, said the nation’s total pension asset, had risen above N4.5 trillion.

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Azikiwe’s son guns for senate

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Late Dr. Nnamdi-Azikiwe

First son of first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, yesterday, in his Onisi Onira residence, urged Ndigbo to use the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to negotiate and bargain with the two leading political parties; Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, to better the lots of the people of the south-east.

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2015 Presidency: Kwankwaso picks nomination form

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*Kwankwaso

Forty-eight hours after he publicly declared his intention to contest for Presidency on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015, Kano State governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has purchased the party’s Expression of Interest and Presidential Nomination forms for N27.5 million.

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Ex-NCC boss, Ndukwe joins race for Senate

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Ndukwe, Former NCC Boss

Former executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Chief Ernest Ndukwe, one of the nation’s most respected telecom technocrats has thrown his hat into the political ring.

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LASTMA official, four policemen arrested over bus conductor’s death

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Traffic gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway as hoodlums took over the road in the wake of Mr. Ikeckukwu Abasirim's death. INSET: Late Mr. Abasirim. PHOTO: Biodun Ogunleye.

IndicationS emerged yesterday that an official of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, is among four policemen arrested over the alleged killing of a 36-year-old bus conductor, Monday, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

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Independence Building: FG appoints TIB advisor

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The Federal Government has appointed The Infrastructure Bank Plc, TIB, as transaction advisor for the re-development of the Independence Building, Lagos into a National Trade and International Business Centre, NTIBC.

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2015: Delta women back Olejeme for Delta governorship

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Olejeme
... in search of a better life for the people

As the governorship primary of Peoples Democartic Party, PDP, draws nearer, a group, Concerned Ladies for Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, CLNO, yesterday, threw its weight behind Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, saying she would perform well if elected governor of Delta State in 2014.

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Policeman shoots villager in Delta

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Acting Police IG Sulaiman Abba

AN anti-riot policeman has allegedly shot Mr. Joseph Agbabule, a villager from Kolokolo, Enerhen, near Warri, Delta State, for allegedly invading the premises of Wallace Company, an indigenous firm engaged in electrification work in the community.

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No Hijab, No vote: Muslim group support Ambode

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The Coordinator of Muslim Support Group for Ambode, Alhaji Tijjani Yusuf has urged Muslims in the state irrespective of their ethnic background to support Mr Akiwunmi Ambode’s aspiration as the next Lagos State governor because of his track records while in service.

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Car crushes couple in Bauchi

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*Scene of the accident, yesterday.

A couple was, yesterday, crushed by a vehicle at Rampa Village in Darazo Local Government Area, Bauchi State.

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Synagogue: Collapsed building had no approval – Lagos

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

By Abdulwahab Abdulah, Bartholomew Madukwe & Ebele Okafor Lagos—Lagos State Government yesterday said that the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Lagos that killed 116, did not have planning approval. Lagos State commissioner for physical planning Olutoyin Ayinde also said that several other structures on the site of TB Joshua’s SCOAN

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Kidnappers release abducted expatriate in Ogun

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An expatriate with the German construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria, who was kidna-pped by four gunmen last Friday, has been released.

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2015: NASS aspirant visits Warri-South West, South PDP

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A lawyer and House of Representatives hopeful for Warri Federal Constituency, Ada Val Arenyeka, yesterday, paid a consultative visit to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Warri South West and Warri South Local Government Areas of Delta State.

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Speaker to battle Chime’s anointed, Ugwuanyi for Enugu gov seat

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Ugwuanyi: Consensus candidate

SPEAKER of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Eugene Odo, yesterday formally declared his intention to contest the governorship election of the state in 2015, setting a stage for a major confrontation with Governor Sullivan Chime’s anointed candidate, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

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Truck driver bathes policemen in petrol

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A truck driver, Tola Omoleke, has been charged before an Oshodi Magistrate Court in Lagos for threatening the life of Assistant Superintendent of Police, James Agborun and Ali Sakiru, by pouring petrol on them.

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Police arraign 3 in Enugu over mace theft

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*Broken Mace

THREE persons have been arraigned before a chief magistrate’s court, in Awgu, Enugu State, for allegedly breaking into the council’s secretariat and forcefully taking away the Mace, the official symbol of authority used by Awgu local government legislative arm.

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Niger spends N2bn on disaster management in seven years

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The Niger Government yesterday, said it had spent about N2 billion on disaster management in the state in the past seven years.

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Benue gov: PDP youth groups, others root for ex-INEC director

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Youth groups from both the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP , and other opposition parties the in Benue State, yesterday declared their support for the governorship aspiration of a former Director at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Emanuel Akem.

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Court declares ban on BringBackOurGirls protests illegal

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Joseph Mbu

An Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, yesterday, held that the erstwhile Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Joseph Mbu, acted illegally when he banned the #BringBackOurGirls group from conducting any form of protest within the FCT.

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