Thursday April 17th, 2014
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Jonathan insensitive, hardhearted for campaigning day after Abuja blast— APC

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Jonathan in Kano on Tuesday.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan is exhibiting the traits of an insensitive and utterly hardhearted leader by returning to his illegal campaign trail, barely 24 hours after 75 of his compatriots died in a bomb blast in Abuja, and as news broke that 200 school girls have been abducted by Boko Haram in Borno.

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Northern govs condemn attack

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Minna—TheNorthern States Governors Forum, NSGF, yesterday, condemned the bomb attack which killed over 100 people and injured several others at a bus terminal in Nyanya, Abuja, Monday.

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Don’t allow terrorists to run down Nigeria, Mark tells Nigerians

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Senate President, Sen. David Mark

The Senate President, David Mark, has called for concerted efforts among Nigerians to end the incessant terrorist attacks in the country.

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Abuja blast linked to UK White Widow

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British international terrorist, ‘White Widow,’ real name Samantha Lewthwaite, may be the mastermind behind the horrific Monday attack in Nyanya, near Abuja.

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One dies, several injured in Lagos cult clash over girlfriend

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LAGOS — A 33-year-old man has been killed during a feud between two cult groups around Iba new site.

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Osun PDP, APC trade words over planned mayhem

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OSOGBO – THE ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday traded words over alleged plot to assassinate an unnamed governorship aspirant before the August 9 election in the state.

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19-yr-old Pakistani nabbed with N228m heroin at MMIA

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LAGOS — A 19‑year‑old Pakistani, Iftikihar Muhammed Arslan, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for attempting to smuggle 25 parcels of heroin into the country.

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Kogi speaker’s 2 sons kidnapped

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LOKOJA — Gunmen, yesterday, invaded the house of the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Mr. Momoh Lawal Jimoh, at Okengwe, in Okene Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped two of his children.

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Abuja bomb blast: ‘We saw our brother burning’

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ABUJA — Forty-eight hours after the bomb blast at Nyanya motor park, an outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, the whereabouts of a 20‑year-old recharge card seller at the park, Isa Nuhu, is yet to be known despite the fact that one of the family members saw his body burning at the scene of the incident.

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Secret of Olubadan’s long life, by Jonathan

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IBADAN—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that clean mind, good character, clear conscience and good record of service have made the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, to enjoy longevity.

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Rivers 2015: Group flays First Lady’s alleged endorsement of Wike as next gov

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Pan Rivers Alliance, the umbrella body of Rivers State socio-political organisations, has condemned the statement credited to the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, endorsing Supervising Minister of Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, as next governor of the state.

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Bomb scare at NASS

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ABUJA — BARELY 24 hours after the Nyanya bomb blast, there was pandemonium, yesterday, at the National Assembly as staff abandoned their duty-posts as early as 1.30p.m. to avoid being killed by a bomb allegedly planted in the complex.

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Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge: Assassins nearly got me — Adegboruwa

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LAGOS—Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegbouruwa, yesterday, called on Nigerians to hold the Lagos State Government and all those who have vested interests in the Lekki Ikoyi bridge toll fee, responsible for any harm that may come his way, following the invasion of his Lekki home Monday night by eight armed men.

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N11.5 bn fraud: Alao-Akala has case to answer – Court

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IBADAN – ATTEMPTS by the former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala to quash the alleged misappropriation of N11.5 billion suit filed against him and his former aides by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, yesterday failed as the Court of Appeal in Ibadan dismissed the suit.

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Kwankwaso is a fraudster — Jonathan

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Jonathan in Kano on Tuesday.

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Kano at a PDP rally described Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, as a fraudster for embezzling allowances meant for party delegates during the 2010 PDP Presidential primaries.

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Ibori’s London case: I’m confused — British Judge

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As the former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori’s London confiscation case resumes today, the court will attempt to break the logjam that bogged it down all through last week; to try Ibori afresh or not.

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W/Cup: Eagles must go beyond 2nd round – Green

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NIGERIA, Calabar : Nigeria's (top L-R) midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Brown Ideye, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Godfrey Oboabona, defender Efe Ambrose, (bottom L-R) midfielder Victor Moses, defender Uwa Echiejile, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and midfielder Ahmed Musa pose for a group picture before the 2014 FIFA World Cup African zone second leg play-off football match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Calabar on November 16, 2013. Nigeria won 2-0. AFP PHOTO/

Nigeria Football Federation executive committee member and chairman of the technical committee, Barrister Chris Green says Nigeria’s target in Brazil 2014 World Cup is to surpass their previous record
in the quadrennial football showpiece. And Green believes Nigeria has the team to achieve that target.

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Okorocha, Anglican Bishop, don condemn Nyanya bombing

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Okigwe South, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha, have described Monday’s bombing of a busy bus terminus at Nyanya, Abuja, as a complete waste of innocent lives by blood thirsty terrorists.

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World Economic Forum: FG to deploy 6,000 policemen, soldiers

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THE Federal Government, yesterday, pledged to deploy more than 6,000 police and soldiers to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja next month, a day after a bomb attack by suspected Islamist militants on the capital’s outskirts killed dozens.

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DAY after Abuja Blast: Please, allow me search for my sister’s remains, man begs

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ABUJA—TWENTY FOUR hours after a carefully planted bomb went off, killing no fewer than 100 people and leaving over 176 others with various degrees of injuries, Nyanya Motor Park, the scene of the incidence has turned into a ‘Mecca’ of sort, as people troop out to visit the area.

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Fayose vows to re-unite party before polls

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ADO EKITI – FORMER governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the forthcoming governorship election, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, yesterday said he would use his position to re-unite the party ahead of the election.

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Oil thieves’ threats won’t deter me —Uduaghan

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WARRI—GOVERNOR of Delta State and Chairman, National Economic
Council on Oil Theft, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday, said he had received countless threats to his life from oil thieves, but vowed that the intimidation will not deter him from going after the economic saboteurs.

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Again, APC shifts LG congress in Anambra

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ONITSHA— For the second time, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State, has postponed its proposed local government congress to tomorrow due to logistic reasons.

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BOKO HARAM: Close N-East borders, Ekiyor urges FG

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TRANSITION Committee Chairman of Patani Local Government Area, Delta State, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to close all boarders in the North-East as a way of addressing the problem of insecurity posed by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.

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Obiano condoles Nyanya bomb blast victims’ families

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AWKA — ANAMBRA State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has called for integrated intelligence gathering approach to the threat posed to the country by terrorism.

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Bayelsa law students hail Lokpobiri

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Indigenes of Bayelsa West senatorial district, Bayelsa State, at the Nigeria Law Schools, have called on prominent indigenes of the state to emulate the kindness of Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who has been financially supporting them in the last six years.

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APGA validly nominated Obiano — Umeh

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AWKA — CHIEF Victor Umeh of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, yesterday, in Awka, told the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that his party validly nominated Chief Willie Obiano for the November 16, 2013, governorship election in the state.

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Ojukwu’s son promises open-door policy at Nnewi LGA

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ONITSHA— Chief Emeka Ojukwu (Jnr.), son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has pledged to run an open-door policy administration throughout his tenure as the sole administrator of Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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2015: INEC to integrate gender issues in electoral programme

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it would integrate gender issues in all electoral programmes, in order to achieve gender inclusiveness in the 2015 general elections and subsequent polls.

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N500bn NDDC suit: Why we are in court — Niger Delta monarchs

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ABUJA — Twenty-one traditional rulers from the oil producing areas of the Niger Delta, yesterday, besieged the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, asking for an expeditious hearing of a N500billion suit they filed against the Federal Government.

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Kumuyi lauds FUTA mgt

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The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said that the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, will continue to be unique and achieve great success because the management, staff and students have continued to rely on God for sustenance.

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Six suspected kidnappers of Clark’s son arraigned, remanded

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SIX accused persons, alleged to be involved in the kidnap of the son of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Mr. Ebikeme Clark, were yesterday, arraigned before an Asaba Chief Magistrate’s court in Delta State.
The suspects were brought to the court premises amidst tight security.

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