Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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‘I won’t seek elective post again’

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Former military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye (Rtd), has declared that he would not seek any elective post again.

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180, 000 unemployed graduates to benefit from SURE-P internship scheme

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*Job seekers

Over 180, 000 unemployed graduates across the country are to benefit from the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, this year.

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Gridlock, as tanker overturns on Onitsha-Enugu road

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The non-completion of Onitsha-Enugu expressway has continued to constitute danger to motorists and other road users as a tanker laden with kerosine yesterday fell at Umunya end, spilling its content.

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Senate begins investigation into 9.3m dollars cash

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CAUGHT—Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, S-Africa. INSET: The Bombardier Challenger jet.  Courtesy: Flightaware.

The Senate on Tuesday began investigation into circumstances surrounding the seizure of Nigeria’s 9.3 million dollars in South Africa.

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NLC pleads for lighter sentence on 12 condemned soldiers

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Tuesday pleaded with the Nigerian Army to commute the death sentences on soldiers found guilty of mutiny to lighter punishments.

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British Muslim group takes on IS jihadists on Twitter

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As international military action builds up against the Islamic State, a British Muslim association is taking on the jihadists through Twitter with the campaign #notinmyname.

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Military denies release of Chibok girls

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

The Defence Headquarter has denied the alleged release of the Chibok girls.

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Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria – WHO

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The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.

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Lawmakers in rowdy session over ‘killing’ of motion on $9.3m arms deal

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MEMBERS of the House of Representatives Tuesday went on a rowdy session over the ‘killing’ of a motion on the $9.3million exported into South Africa to purchase arms.

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Enugu declares Sept. 25 work free day for Jonathan re-election rally

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The Enugu State Government has declared Sept. 25 a work-free-day for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election rally.

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Lagos CP, Aderanti urges citizens to install CCTVs in homes

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Illegal arms owners in Lagos State have been ordered to surrender their weapons within two weeks or face the wrath of the law.

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Oshiomhole presents N156.6bn 2015 budget

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has presented the State’s 2015 Budget estimates of N156.551 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval.

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CBN lists challenges to electronic payment system in Nigeria

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Abuja- The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has named weak risk management framework and security issues among the major challenges affecting electronic payment system in the country. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, made the disclosure as a keynote presenter at the 8th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria in Abuja

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US eliminates Al-Qaeda plotters in Syria

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US air strikes have killed a group of Al-Qaeda veterans, members of the Khorasan group in Syria, who were suspected of plotting an imminent attack on Western targets, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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APC will take over Aso Rock in 2015 – Okorocha

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*Okorocha

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to start preparing his handover notes now, as “the All Progressives Congress, APC, is putting finishing touch to take over Aso Rock in 2015″.

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NUPENG bemoans more than N10bn revenue lost to 5-day strike

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Diezani

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) says their members cumulatively lost more than N10 billion during the recent five-day strike by workers of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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Toyosi Akerele, Saka, Ali Baba, others for Leadership Conference

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Ali Baba

The future Leadership conference, is a bi-annual leadership conference convened by Springboard that brings together Nigerian youths from different parts of the country for the reason of promoting good character, values, supporting individual initiatives, as well as empowering youths towards personal transformation for the purpose of facilitating societal transformation at all levels of our society.

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Army arrest soldier for cutting Pastor’s hair

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The Nigerian Army, 3 Battalion Effurun, Delta State yesterday arrested an overzealous soldier on guard at the Alegbor Check point for violently cutting the hair of General Overseer and Founder, Tower of Faith Ministries, Rev. Felix Omas.

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Hundreds of half nude women throw mud, stones at Gov Yero

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Gov Mukhtar Yero

Hundreds of half nude protesting women booed and threw objects at an unusually long convoy of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero at Fadan Karshi, in Sanga Local Government Council, LGC, in Southern part of Kaduna state yesterday.

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$9.3m arms deal: JNI insists on probe

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The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, yesterday asked both the National Assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the controversial $9.3m seized by the South African authorities by two Nigerians and an Israeli.

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2015: Governor Chime rallies support for Jonathan’s re-election

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AHEAD of 2015, the Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime has floated a non-partisan pressure group aimed at sensitizing the people of Enugu State for the sole aim of drumming support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Big ammo stash found in White House intruder’s car

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A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard Monday.

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US, Arab allies warplanes bomb IS jihadists in Syria

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US and Arab warplanes hammered Islamic State militants in eastern Syria early Tuesday, opening a new front in the fight against the jihadist group, defense officials said.

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Dufil unveils judges for Indomie Independence Day Awards

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Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Nigeria’s leading instant noodles ,Tuesday, announced the names of Judges for the 2014 Indomie Independence Day Award (IIDA) for Heroes of Nigeria.

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World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

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The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

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No rift between Shettima, SSG – Borno Govt

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The Borno Government on said there was no disagreement between Gov. Kashim Shettima and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Baba Jidda.

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Algerian troops hunt for French hostage

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Algerian troops scoured a mountainous eastern region Tuesday for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants linked to the Islamic State group who have threatened to execute him, a security source said.

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Emel wows builders with new products

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Emel Building Materials, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has unveiled three new products at the recently held 2014 Archibuilt Exhibition in Abuja which is an annual international forum organised by the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).

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Okorocha tasks Nigerians on unity as he marks 52nd Birthday

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has called on Nigerians to unite and shun politics of deceit.

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Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic action – WHO

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.

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EU condemns China’s life sentence for Uighur scholar

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The European Union condemned Tuesday China’s “completely unjustified” life sentence against Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti and called for his immediate and unconditional release.

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Suicide attack kills four in NW Pakistan

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A car bomb suicide attack targeting a senior military officer rocked Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 24, officials said.

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