Sunday April 20th, 2014
Sunday April 20th, 2014
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Nigeria Under Siege: Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab backing Boko Haram – American Security Expert

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*Boko haram

A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.

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Students’ Abduction Saga: Girls yet to be rescued — Borno Govt, Principal

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Chris Olukolade

THE Borno State Government and Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, Mrs. Asabe Aliyu Kwarmbula have denied reports that most of the abducted girls have been rescued.

Mrs. Kwarmbula particularly denied reports credited to her that she told the Military Spokesman, Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade that most of the girls abducted have been rescued, with only eight still missing.

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Students’ abduction latest: How we escaped – School girls

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*Boko haram

SOME of the abducted students of Girls Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State yesterday narrated how they escaped from the terrorists.
The terrorists, numbering more than 100 stormed the school wearing army uniforms and deceived the schoolgirls into thinking they were soldiers who had come to evacuated them from an impending attack, unknown to them that they were being abducted.

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24 hours After Abuja Blast: Gunmen abduct 100 school girls in Borno

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*Boko haram

—Less then 24 hours after the Boko Haram terrorists bombed the Nyanya bus terminus in Abuja, killing more than 100 innocent Nigerians, some unidentified gunmen suspected to be members of the terrorist organisation again abducted more than 100 female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Borno State.

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100 perish in motor park bombing

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‘Mummy, mummy, don’t let me die’, the agonising cry of a 15-year-old boy, whose legs were shattered and holding on to his mother trailed the deafening bomb explosion reverberating through the Federal Capital City.

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Bloody Weekend in Borno: 60 killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks

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Barely 48 hours after suspected Boko Haram terrorists massacred more than 200 persons including students who were writing their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Borno, the insurgents, yesterday, continued their killing spree as they killed no fewer than 60 persons in Ngoshe and Kaigamari villages of Borno close to the border with Cameroon.

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2015: Muslim/Muslim Ticket: APC Govs set for showdown with Buhari, Tinubu

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There were very strong indications at the weekend that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors who defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, are ready to fully engage leaders of their new party, former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, and former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the growing suggestion that both men are plotting to contest as presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2015 elections, Sunday Vanguard can reveal.

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Rainstorm tragedy hits Lagos, Ilorin

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PIC.2. RAINSTORM RAVAGE AJASE IPO AREA OF ILORIN

Tragedy struck in Lagos and Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, yesterday, as six persons including a pregnant woman and her three children were electrocuted as rainstorm swept away three others in Ilorin.

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PDP Govs move against 37 defector Reps

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File: PDP and House Members meeting— Cross Section of governors at the PDP National Working Committee  meeting with members of the House of Representatives in Abuja, Tuesday. Photo:  Gbemiga Olamikan.

GOVERNORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to, as a matter of urgency, declare vacant the seats of the 37 federal lawmakers who dumped the PDP for the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, if they fail to return to PDP.

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2015: Presidency, APC fight in America

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The Presidency and opposition parties led by the All Progressives Congress, yesterday, took their battle for the 2015 elections to far away Washington D.C., in the United States of America.

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Zamfara Massacre: Death toll hits 200; 18 APC supporters, 7 others also killed

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A Zamfara community burnt down by the rampaging Fulani herdsmen

A survi-vor of the weekend’s massacre in Unguwar Galadima community in Zamfara State, which claimed hundreds of lives, yesterday, narrated how the attack was carried out, saying he counted 61 bodies even as the corpses were buried in mass graves.

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Gunmen attack two villages in Zamfara

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Chris Olukolade

Two villages in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State were attacked yesterday afternoon, killing 28 people .
Also the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Friday said the deployment of troops to some state in the North-Central was aimed at restoring normalcy in those states.

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DSS to appeal Court judgment ordering FG, Police to pay Sanusi N50m damages

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COUNSELS TO FORMER GOV. SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, MRS VICTORIA ALONGE (L) AND MR BASHIR RAHIM,  DISCUSSING AFTER HEARING OF THE  SUIT FILED AGAINST  POLICE AND  DSS, AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN IKOYI, LAGOS, ON THURSDAY (3/4/14).

Suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday, secured a major victory in his legal battle against the Federal Government as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, declared as unlawful, his arrest and seizure of his international passport on February 20.

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N255m bullet-proof cars: EFCC grills Oduah for 5 hours

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In a move seen as a sign of her further rejection by the Presidency, sacked Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, was yesterday summoned for interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over her role in the purchase of two armoured BMW cars.

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We won’t vacate our seats – Defected Reps

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File Photo: Cross section of  House of Representatives members at the National Assembly in Abuja Photo : Gbemiga Olamikan

THE 37 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the House of Representatives, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, appealed Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s ruling that they illegally left the PDP for the APC and, therefore, should resign.

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Attempted Jailbreak: Our bloody war with B’Haram detainees —DSS

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Soldiers called in to stop the rampaging Boko Haram detainees, Sunday morning.

The Department of State Service, DSS , confirmed, yesterday, that 21 Boko Haram suspects were killed in a shoot-out at its detention centre between its operatives and the sect members.
DSS said two of its operatives sustained serious injuries.

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Policeman runs amok, kills wife, 5 others, self

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TEARS FOR SLAIN POLICEMEN—Ambulances bringing the remains of the slain Police officers to Dalhatu Specialist Hospital Morgue in Lafia, Nasarawa State, yesterday. Photo: NAN.

PANDEMONIUM broke out in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday, when a police corporal, Sunkanmi Ogunbiyi, went berserk, shot dead his wife, a landlady, two year-old girl and three others before killing himself.

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I’ll review Sanusi’s N266bn deficit, says — Emefiele

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

NIGERIA’s next governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, promised to review the past expenditure profiles of the nation’s apex bank to find out why it ran a budget deficit of N266 billion in 2013.

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74 killed in fresh Benue, Borno mayhem

  /   in Headlines 12:32 am   /   Comments

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IT was another day of bloodshed, yesterday, as 74 persons, including five policemen, were killed in separate incidents in Benue and Borno states even as Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has called for military assistance to check the killings.

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Jonathan’s 75% voting rule splits confab

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Chairman of National Conference, Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi with his gavel at Conference on Monday in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The first major deadlock set in at the National Conference, yesterday, when delegates were split over the clause stipulating that all decisions to be reached must be done through consensus or a vote of 75 per cent majority.

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Weekend massacre: 90 killed in Borno, Benue

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strategizing: The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Kenneth Minima (left); his Air Force counterpart, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (middle) and General Officer Commanding 3rd Division, Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen John Zaruwa, aboard a Nigerian Air Force plane strategising with the aid of maps in the ongoing counter-terrorist operations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, during a visit to the area, weekend.

No fewer than 90 persons were killed, weekend, in separate incidents in Benue and Borno States.
In Benue, 55 persons were killed, yesterday, afternoon in one of the bloodiest clashes between Tiv youths and suspected Fulani mercenaries at Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of the state, while 35 persons died when Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram terrorists exploded at a market square in Ngurosoye village of Bama council area of Borno State.

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Unemployment crisis: Nigeria without oil is the solution – Gov. Uduaghan

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*From Left,
Mr Sam Amuka,hIS wife Rita Amuka;Mr Olusegun Osoba and his Wife Derin Osoba;Chief [Dr] Innocent IfediasoChukwuma;Governor Emmanuel  Uduaghan of Delta State and his wife Roli Uduaghan;with Amb Bashiru Yuguda And Ahmed Monsur.

Amid the staggering unemployment challenge facing the nation, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State asked the authorities to look beyond oil for solution.

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Boko Haram: It’s now fire for fire – Jonathan

  /   in Headlines 12:19 am   /   Comments

*Shekau and Jonathan

Presi-dent Goodluck Jonathan has sent a strong message to the Boko Haram terror group that the Nigerian government would no longer treat it with kid gloves.

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IMMIGRATION tragedy: Dead candidates get 3 job slots each

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NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers cover their nose and mouth for safety after security agents from the immigration services threw a cannister of tear gas to disperse the crowd in Abuja National Stadium, on March 15, 2014. At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria's capital Abuja on March 15 after thousands of pannicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive at the national stadium. AFP PHOTO

President Jonathan, yesterday, directed that three job slots each be reserved for families of those who lost their lives during the Nigeria Immigration recruitment exercise.

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Terror: Nigeria, France, 4 others join forces

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) hugs French President Francois Hollande after they opened the Nigeria-France business forum in Abuja on February 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Following the upsurge in Boko Haram insurgency in the North-Eastern part of the country, Nigeria has entered into agreement with France, Cameroon, and three of her other neighbours in a bid to contain the menace of the terrorists.

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Jonathan to delegates: Let’s re-launch Nigeria

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President Goodluck Jonathan flanked by Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Conference Chairman, Justice Legbo Kutigi  (4r) while the Speaker TIONAL CONFERENCE House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (3l); Vice Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Boolaji Akinyemi (3r); Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Aloma Mukhtar (4l) and other dignitaries watched in a group photograph with delegates after the inauguration of the 2014 National Conference of the People of Nigeria at the National Judicial Institute, Airport Road, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 17/03/2014

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, advanced reasons his administration opted to convoke the National Conference this year, citing national unity, peace and progress as some of the compelling factors.

Jonathan, who inaugurated the 492-member conference at about 5 p.m at the premises of the National Judicial Institute in Abuja, said the challenges staring the nation in the face and the need to move the nation forward also informed the convocation of the dialogue.

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Immigration job test tragedy: Over 16 feared dead

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*Pix. 4: Applicvants who could not find seats await further insatructions as others take seats to write the Nigeria Immigration Service examinations at the 60,000 capacity National Stadium, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Over 125,000 applicants in Abuja and Lagos alone chasing 4,500 jobs! 16 feared dead in the scramble. Thousands fainted from stampede and exhaustion.

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Withdraw fuel subsidy, Finance commissioners tell FG

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Finance Commissioners from the 36 states of the federation rose from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting in Abuja, yesterday with a resolution asking President Goodluck Jonathan to withdraw fuel subsidy.

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Missing oil money: Sanusi’s claims, cheap blackmail – FG

  /   in Headlines 12:03 am   /   Comments

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The Presi-dency, yesterday, asked suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to provide a clear response to allegations of financial recklessness levelled against him and stop misleading Nigerians and the international community that his suspension was because he alleged that monies were unremitted to national coffers by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

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Benue gov, Fulani herdsmen in gun battle

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Governor Suswam, right and the Benue state CP Adams Audu inspecting the besieged communities in Guma LGA

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Monday, afternoon escaped death by the whiskers when his convoy was ambushed by Fulani herdsmen who engaged his security aides in exchange of gunfire at Tee‑Akanyi village in Guma local government area of the state.

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NATIONAL CONFAB: FG in fix over delegates’ accommodation

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THERE were indications, yesterday, that the Federal Government is in a fix on how to accommodate the 492 delegates to the National Conference, billed to begin next Monday.

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Gas emission: How we escaped death – Student

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A student receiving medical attention after another chemical explosion at the Ogba Shopping Arcade,  Ogba, Lagos.

Miss Omolade Ogungbamigbe, one of the 13 students of Ogba Junior Grammar School, Ojodu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, yesterday recounted how she and her mates escaped death after they inhaled poisonous fumes in their school.

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