Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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Remembering Awoniyi

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It will be exactly seven (7) years November, 28, 2014, when late Sunday Bolorunduro Awoniyi, CON, a man of strong moral standard passed on.
Until his demise, Late Awoniyi, a man of great integrity and deep sense of public service was the Chairman of the National Executive Council of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).

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Schools close in Niger’s east over Boko Haram attack fears

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Schools and health centres were closed in the east of Niger out of fear of attacks by Boko Haram, an Islamist group based in Nigeria which is increasingly staging cross-border raids.

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NASS Invasion: Staff back call to arm Sergeant-at-Arms

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AGAINST the backdrop of last week’s police invasion of the National Assembly, where some legislators and workers were tear-gassed, staff of National and State Houses of Assembly have supported Wednesday’s call by Senator Ita Enang that sergeants-at-arms in the various legislative houses be armed to protect the legislature.

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Suspected thief caught with bales of clothing material

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Kwara State Police Command paraded one Mr. Akinola Obafemi, who is in his late 40s, with plenty of bails of lace materials, guinea brocades and other expensive clothing material, allegedly stolen.

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2015: We must send PDP packing – Aregbesola

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Osogbo, the Osun state capital stood still on Thursday as Governor Rauf Aregbesola was sworn in for another one term of four years amidst glamour.

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Airtel launches its first 4G service in Africa

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Nigeria telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel, Airtel, Thursday launched Africa’s first 4G service in the Seychelles. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE, making the Seychelles amongst the first countries in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.

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Corruption allegation: You’re a liar, senate tells Obasanjo

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THE Senate Thursday said that the allegation by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the National Assembly was using constituency projects to siphon the public funds was a total lie meant to denigrate the sanctity of the parliament.

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35 killed in Adamawa roadside explosion

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No fewer than 35 people including five military personnel and a local hunter were reported to have been killed by a bomb explosion Thursday morning around Mararaba-Mubi area of Adamawa State.

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Tough talk but no multi-national force yet to fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria and its neighbours vowed to have nearly 3,000 troops on the ground to combat Boko Haram by the start of this month but as the year-end approaches, a regional force has yet to be deployed.

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OPEC agrees to maintain oil output level

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OPEC decided here Thursday to maintain its oil output ceiling, Kuwait’s oil minister told reporters, despite a global supply glut that has sent crude prices crashing.

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Drop in allocation: Dickson to sack political appointees

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has warned that some political appointees might be relieved of their appointments should the dwindling financial fortunes of the state fail to improve.

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Alison-Madueke elected OPEC President

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Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Allison Madueke, has been elected as President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Abba presiding over most partisan police in history – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba for daring to say he does not recognize Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and for weaving a web of lies to cover up the real reasons the police invaded the National Assembly.

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Qaeda moved US hostage ahead of Yemen raid -report

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Al-Qaeda militants holding an American journalist in Yemen moved him and two other foreign hostages just days before a raid to free him, a Yemeni defence ministry website said.

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OPEC begins pivotal meet as oil prices hit fresh lows

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OPEC ministers met Thursday to decide whether to slash oil production amid a glut in global supplies, sending crude prices to new lows ahead of their pivotal vote.

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Jonathan a good product, says Obuh

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People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant, in Delta State, Mr. Tony Obuh, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a good product that well-meaning Nigerians were pleased to relate with.

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Microsoft Mobile to reward customers with 12 cars in the ‘Lumia Christmas’ celebration

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Nokia Lumia-530

With the holiday right around the corner, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services has announced the commencement of the ‘Lumia Christmas’ promotion

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2015: Atiku accuses PDP of using security operatives against APC members

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FORMER Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar yesterday accused the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the country of using security operatives against members of the All Progressive Congress, APC because it cannot match the strength of the opposition.

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Senate to probe police invasion of NASS

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THE Senate, yesterday, constituted a 7-member panel to probe last week’s invasion of National Assembly by men of the Nigerian Police Force, resulting in commotion following teargas canisters thrown by police personnel.
The Red Chamber vowed that those found to have been involved in what it described as “unwarranted action” would be appropriately prosecuted in line with the laws of the land.

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Two civilians killed, monitors shot at in east Ukraine

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Ukraine’s military said Thursday that two civilians were killed in the latest clashes in east Ukraine, as international monitors observing the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels reported being fired upon.

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Soldier killed in Indian Kashmir in ongoing militant attack

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Militants attacked an army patrol in Indian Kashmir on Thursday leaving one soldier dead as fighting continued near the border with rival Pakistan, a security official said.

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Boko Haram: Chukwumerije warns against another civil war

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The senator representing Abia North senatorial zone, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije has condemned the renewed attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East .

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8 Abia PDP gov aspirants cleared for primaries

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File photo: A cross section of supporters at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

EIGHT governorship aspirants have been cleared to contest for the ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 governorship election.

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Crack in Rivers PDP deepens

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Nyesom Wike

After the screening of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in the South-South, there have been accusations and counter-accusations, while the 12 disqualified aspirants have threatened to appeal the result of the just concluded screening exercise.

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Chime mops up Vanguard in Enugu

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Gov. Chime

Vanguard newspaper was missing from the newsstands in Enugu yesterday following the blanket purchase of yesterday’s edition of the newspaper meant for circulation in the Coal City State.

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PDP says APC has no meaningful programme for Nigeria

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NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday challenged the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC to a debate where achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan led government would form the discourse.

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Stop antagonising Jonathan, Babatope tells Obasanjo

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Jonathan and Obasanjo

FORMER Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope has taken a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for criticising the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan,accusing him of being antagonistic to the government of the day.

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CBN to withdraw N500bn from banking system

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

LAGOS — The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it would withdraw N500 billion from the banking system through the recent increase in the cash reserve requirement of banks.

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Impeachment: APC senators embark on mobilization against Jonathan

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*National Assembly

ABUJA—All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators are allegedly making frantic moves towards mobilizing their members and aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senators to ensure the purported impeachment plot against President Goodluck Jonathan commences anytime the Senators meet next week.

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PDP destroying Nigeria through corruption — Buhari

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BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, warned, yesterday, that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was gradually destroying the nation with the sustenance of the culture of corruption and impunity.

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3 men attempt to force baby out of 8-month pregnant lover’s womb

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Dutse—Operatives of Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have apprehended three men for allegedly attempting to pull out the baby from the womb of an eight-month pregnant woman at Gusau quarters in Gumel Local Government.

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Amaechi blames Rivers’ dwindling economy on Presidency

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has blamed the Presidency for the stagnation of the state’s economy.

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