Sunday October 26th, 2014
Sunday October 26th, 2014
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Former NBA President, regains freedom after 13 days in captivity

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Thirteen days after he was abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen, the immediate past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, on Thursday night, regained his freedom.

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2015: Jonathan’s re-election will set Nigeria ablaze again – Gumi

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (M), SPEAKING AT THE BREAKING OF RAMADAN FAST AT  THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Well known Islamic Cleric, Sheik Dr. Ahmed Gumi has foretold of violence should President Goodluck Jonathan go on to contest and win the 2015 Presidential election.

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Terrorism: Army sends GOC to office

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As the military on-slaught to dislodge Boko Haram enters a new stage, and the agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram sect is breached severally, the Army High Command in Abuja has removed the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 division Jos, Major General Mohammed Zaruwa.

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Ojukwu knew Obi would dump APGA – Obiano’s aide

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*Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu

FORMER Governor Peter Obi’s recent defection from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is still causing ripples, with Governor Willie Obiano’s senior special assistant on inter party affairs, Chief Ben Obi saying yesterday that the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu knew that the former governor would dump APGA.

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Police quiz Fintiri over alleged contract scam

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The sacked Acting Governor of Adamawa State and Speaker of the of the state house of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been quizzed by detectives from the Force headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Abuja over alleged contracts inflation.

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Boko Haram sponsorship: No secret trial for Ndume – Court

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, refused an application for the trial of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume who is accused of sponsoring the Boko Haram sect, to be conducted in secret.

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Fela Durotoye, Airtel to promote leadership development among Nigerian students

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Deliver The Future tour, a GEMSTONE Nation Builders initiative is set to embark on a leadership and personal transformation tour to eight tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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S-Court sacks lawmaker representing Ughelli North Constituency

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The Supreme Court, yesterday, sacked a member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing Ughelli North Constituency II, Mr. Edoja Akpodiete, saying he should within 90 days, refund all the salaries and allowances he had collected since 2011.

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2015: BoT unites Kaduna PDP ahead of

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The Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has settled the misunderstanding between members of the party in Kaduna State ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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Negotiate or crush Boko Haram, Kwankwaso tells Jonathan

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Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to take urgent steps to arrest worsening spate of insecurity in the country by either negotiating with the insurgents or crushing them.

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Why I featured in Ikwokirikwo — Dillish Mathew

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When BBA -The Chase winner, Dillish Mathew was spotted in a musical video set with Nigerian-born high life musician, Flavour for the musical video of Ikwokirikwo earlier this year, tongues statrted wagging that there is something going on between the two.

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Why I keep my husband as my manager — Lara George

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Lara George began her musical journey in her alma mater school choir – Queens’ College, Yaba, Lagos. Years later, she transformed into a professional whose inspirational style of delivery helped define the new sound and direction of Nigerian gospel music.

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2015: Ambode declares interest in Lagos guber race

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Lagos State Governorship Aspirant Mr Akinwumi Ambode (second right), flanked by All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Alhaji Safiriyu Abiodun Sunmola (third right) and others during Ambode declaration for Governor of Lagos at Onikan Stadium yesterday

AFTER weeks of consultation, Finance and Management czar, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has finally declared to contest the Lagos 2015 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Consensus Candidate: APC may dump Atiku for Buhari

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BARRING any changes, the All Progressives Congress, APC is set to adopt former Head of State, Gen. Mohammed Buhari (retd) as its consensus candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

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Fashola wants Archive Centre in Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fasho-la has urged the people of Lagos to contribute to building archives to ensure that history is properly handed down to future generations.

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Military doubts Boko Haram ceasefire, expects deadlier attacks

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Members of the court martial sit during the inauguration to try soldiers accused of mutiny tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Abuja on October 2, 2014. Nearly 100 soldiers tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's far northeast appeared at a military court martial on Thursday, facing a range of charges including mutiny. The hearing comes just weeks after a tribunal sentenced 12 soldiers to death following their conviction for shooting at their commanding officer in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in May. AFP PHOTO

SELF-acclaimed Secretary General of Boko Haram, Mallam Danladi Ahmadu, has blamed armed robbers and hired assassins among other criminals, who he said had infiltrated the terrorist group for breaching its cease fire agreement with the Federal Government, saying that the agreement is on course.

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2015:Ndoma-Egba faces huddle to return to senate

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The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba is facing serious huddle in the realization of his re-election bid to the senate in the 2015 elections.

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Uduaghan celebrates birth with orphans

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday put smiles on the faces of orphans as part of his diamond birthday celebration with donations of various food items including cash.

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Lagos 2015: Old students of Unity Schools drum support for Ambode

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A social organisation comprising old students of Unity Schools in Nigeria, the Continuity Group, has said it would continue to drum support for Akinwunmi Ambode to become the next governor of Lagos State.

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My vision for Delta State —-Oyibode

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IN the build up to the 2015 general elections, a Delta State governorship aspirant, Hon. Gabriel Chukwuma Oyibode, said he has a vision that will transform the state and restore its dwindling fortunes. He said his vision matched those President Goodluck Jonathan had for Nigeria and this had inspired him to enter the governorship race of Delta State, because it was people oriented.

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Petroleum Minister inaugurates Multi-Stakeholder C’ttee on Ogoniland

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Efforts by the Federal Government to seek an enduring solution to the issue of environmental restoration of Ogoniland as proposed in the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Report, received a major boost on Friday with the establishment of the Multi-Stakeholder Committee on Ogoniland by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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Meet the man who tamed Nigeria’s most lawless city

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This intresting piece was culled from www.telegraph.co.uk, written by their Chief foreign correspondent,  Colin Freeman,   He famously claims to be “just doing his job”. But in a land where politicians are known for doing anything but, that alone has been enough to make Babatunde Fashola, boss of the vast Nigerian city of Lagos, a very

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Fashola accuses FG of frustrating red rail line project

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Governor Babatunde Fashola, while addressing large crowd at the commemoration of his 2,700 days in office and account of stewardship of his administration within the last 100 days in Ikeja, attributed the failure to commence work on the red rail line to uncooperative posture of the Federal Government.

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Student gunman dead after US school shooting – police

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A student gunman died after opening fire at a US school Friday, a police spokesman said.

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World wastes enough food to feed estimated 2bn people, says UN Report

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United Nations, Oct. 24, 2014 (NAN) The UN says the world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people.

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Lagos trains traditional healers on treatment of hypertension, HIV/AIDS, other

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Lagos State Government has concluded a two-day training programme for traditional medicine practitioners in the state on how to manage and offer treatment for six priority diseases in West Africa using traditional herbs prescription method.

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Fayose’s supporters stage protest rallies in Ado Ekiti against alleged impeachment plot

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Hundreds of supporters of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Friday trooped to the streets to protest alleged plan by members of the state House of Assembly to impeach the governor.

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Mob set lecturer ablaze for killing five pupils in auto crash

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Alhaji Kassimu Umar, a Lecturer at the Taraba College of Education (COE) Zing, was on Friday burnt to death in a mob action after he allegedly hit and killed five primary school pupils with a vehicle he was driving.

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Gunmen kidnap oil minister, Diezani’s sister

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The sister of Nigeria’s powerful petroleum minister has been kidnapped in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said Friday, in the latest abduction targeting a prominent political family.

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Police confirms Oke Wali’s release

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Rivers state Police command has confirmed release of the former president, Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Chief Oke Wali, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN

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Jonathan to declare Nov. 11.

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President Goodluck Jonathan with PDP chieftains at the party's rally for August 9 governorship election in Osun State.

The Chairman of the Presidential Declaration Committee, Dr. Haliru Bello, has revealed that the committee has fixed November 11, 2014 as the day for the formal declaration by President Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015.

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Russia seizes banned EU meat disguised as chewing gum

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Russian customs officers are struggling to digest a new smuggling scam after some 600 tonnes of banned meat from Europe were discovered disguised as other items such as chewing gum.

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