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Anambra governorship race: Nwoye is PDP’s candidate – Tukur

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, said in Abuja on Monday that Tony Nwoye is the party’s candidate for the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election. Tukur said this when he received the report of the party’s primaries from the Chairman of the five-man ...

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Terrorism: Lebanese, Indian detained for taking pictures

The police in Abuja on Saturday arrested and temporarily detained  two foreigners for suspected terrorism. The two foreigners, a Lebanese and an Indian were arrested for taking photographs of strategic public facilities while driving in a car. The Indian was driving while his Lebanese counterpart was taking ...

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Benefits of power privatization to manifest soon – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said Monday in Abuja with the successful conclusion of the sale of the country’s power generation and distribution companies, Nigerians will soon begin to enjoy the positive benefits of the privatization of the sector. A statement issued by his media aide, Dr. Reuben Abati, said ...

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FG set to revive national shipping carriers

The Federal Government has said it is ready to grant approval to indigenous shipping firms to export crude oil and stem the nation’s huge capital flight. This is coming 17 years after the liquidation of the Nigerian National Shipping Line, which paved the way for only foreign marine tankers to move the nati...

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Jonathan sacks Minister of Youth Development

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday relieved Alhaji Inuwa Abdul-kadir of his appointment as Minister of Youth Development. According to a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, the President’s directive takes immediate effect. The statemen...

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Minister of Youth Development sacked

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday sacked the Minister of Youth Development, Inuwa Abdul-Kadir, from the cabinet. The statement entitled: “Termination of the appointment of the Honourable Minister of Youth Development” reads: “His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President and Commander ...

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Nigeria to earn N320bn from digital broadcasting

The Chairman, Fatora Consult Limited, Mr. Edward Amana, has said the country can earn $ 2bn (N320bn) revenue from digital broadcasting if properly managed.  He said this in Abuja as a guest lecturer at the third anniversary of the Nigerian Television Authority/Startimes TV Joint Venture. Under the auspices o...

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Dangote wants govt to export petroleum products

The President/Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has urged the government to begin the production of petroleum products for export as part of strategies to diversify the nation’s export base. He made the call in a keynote address he presented at the 9th All Nigerian Editors’ Con...

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No-work, no-pay threat won’t stop our strike –ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday said the threat to implement a ‘No-work-No- Pay’ policy by the Federal Government would not stop the ongoing strike embarked upon by university teachers throughout the country. The union in a press release titled; “ASUU on government threat of No...

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NSCDC discovers illegal ‘oil wells’ in two houses

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over the weekend, sealed up two houses and arrested eight suspects, including the landlords of the houses, for allegedly digging oil wells in their compounds. The houses which have wells supplying petrol rather than water are located in Animatu Ilo Street, ...

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Rivers PDP expels Amaechi loyalists

The state working Committee of Rivers State branch of PDP has expelled 14 Commissioners and other top officials  in a move seen as a ploy to prevent  those loyal to Governor Rotimi Amaechi from attending the National Convention of the party this weekend. The immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the Pa...

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Have we crossed the Rubicon?

Contrary to the gloomy picture initially painted by the Roundtable of Distribution Companies (the Disco Roundtable) 13 of the 15 preferred bidders for the distribution (Discos) and Generation (Gencos) companies finally met the deadline for the payment of the balance of 75 per cent of their bid price for the u...

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Why ailing Suntai was rushed home –Source

Indications emerged yesterday that the ailing Taraba State Governor Danbaba Suntai was flown home to abort a move by some powerful individuals in the state to force the hands of the executive and the state House of Assembly to declare him incapacitated and remove him from office. Suntai, who arrived at the Nn...

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Lagos and risk of ocean surge

Lagos, according to a recent report, has again been threatened by severe flooding with the alarm that violent tidal waves are on the increase across the coastal areas. Lekki, Alpha, Elegushi beaches and their environs, among others, have already been declared danger zones for residents and fun seekers alike. ...

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8 PDP governors float new party

* Aliyu, Wamakko, Nyako, Kwankwaso, Amaechi, others involved * PDM, Anenih disagree over party status The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is far from being over as eight governors elected on the party’s platform are set to dump the party for a new political party to be known as the Voice of the...

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NSCDC discovers illegal ‘oil wells’ in two houses

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over the weekend, sealed up two houses and arrested eight suspects, including the landlords of the houses, for allegedly digging oil wells in their compounds. The houses which have wells supplying petrol rather than water are located in Animatu Ilo Street, ...

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FG, health workers meet today over strike

The Federal Government will today meet with leaders of health workers who embarked on strike across the country last Wednesday. The meeting, expected to help resolve the longstanding row, will be attended by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu; Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu a...

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S/Court fi xes August 27 for review of Mimiko’s victory

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, has recalled some justices of the Supreme Court from vacation to sit on an emergency panel constituted to review the judgement of the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Court of Appeal which declared Governor Olu...

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Anambra LP tasks aspirants on guidelines, denies alleged Ubah’s exit

THE leadership of Labour Party (LP) has reminded all governorship aspirants and those intending to run for the November 16, 2013, race of the procedure for the party’s primary election scheduled to hold on Wednesday, August 28. It stressed that aspirants who are less than six months’ old in the party shou...

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NPC faults Kwankwaso’s call for removal of chairman

THE National Population Commission (NPC) has faulted comments made by Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, calling for the removal of the NPC Chairman, Eze Festus Odimegwu, over his criticism and credibility of the 2006 census.    In a statement signed by Chairperson of NPC, Public Affairs Committee...

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Prologue: Emergence of law reporting in Nigeria

The publication of the Nigeria Law Reports [cited as NLR] in 1916 signaled the beginning of organiised law reporting in Nigeria. That publication was at the initiative of the then Judicial Department. It is not often remembered that law reporting in Nigeria is thus almost as old as Nigeria. The publication of...

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STF adopts new strategy to check crime in Plateau

THE Nigerian Army has embarked on community development strategies, including provision of social services, as weapons to fight crime and maintain peace and unity among the people in Jos, Plateau State.    The Commander, Sector 5 of the Nigerian Army Special Task Force in the state, Col. Alade Adedi...

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Health workers meet ministers Monday, may call off strike

Pharmacists predict more crises in sector THE five day old strike action by health worker under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) may be called off today (Monday) after a meeting between the leaders of the union and Ministers of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu; and Labour and Productivity, Mr. Em...

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Obasanjo urges employers to engage competent security managers

FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has enjoined manufacturers and industrialists in the country to employ only competent security directors and managers who can help to prevent losses, crimes and hazards associated with their operating environments.    In a goodwill message delivered at eigh...

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Anambra LP tasks aspirants on guidelines, denies alleged Ubah’s exit

THE leadership of Labour Party (LP) has reminded all governorship aspirants and those intending to run for the November 16, 2013, race of the procedure for the party’s primary election scheduled to hold on Wednesday, August 28. It stressed that aspirants who are less than six months’ old in the party shou...

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NPC faults Kwankwaso’s call for removal of chairman

THE National Population Commission (NPC) has faulted comments made by Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, calling for the removal of the NPC Chairman, Eze Festus Odimegwu, over his criticism and credibility of the 2006 census.    In a statement signed by Chairperson of NPC, Public Affairs Committee...

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Dillish wins Big Brother Africa ‘The Chase’

The grand finale of reality TV show, Big Brother Africa went down with five finalists Beverly, Melvin, Cleo, Elikem and Dillish. First to be evicted was Beverly, followed by Melvin, then Elikem, leaving Cleo and Dillish as the final two standing. At the end of the day Cleo was evicted leaving Namibia’s ...

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Electoral body disqualifies APC from C’ River LG poll

The Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission has said the All Progressives Congress is not qualified to field candidates for the September 21 local government elections in the state. Chairman of CROSIEC, Mr. Patrick Otu, stated this on Friday after a meeting held at the commission’s office in Cala...

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PDP to bar Amaechi, 27 lawmakers from national convention

BARRING any last change of mind, the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and 27 members of the State House of Assembly loyal to him will be stopped from attending the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party slated for August 31, 2013. The Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, disclo...

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Ozekhome: Four police rescuers killed

Less than 48 hours after it paraded 44 suspected criminals, the Edo State Police Command on Friday lost four of its men in an attempt to rescue Mike Ozekhome, SAN, from suspected kidnappers. The suspects, who it was gathered succeeded in taking away Ozekhome and his driver, are being trailed by the police, le...

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Ozekhome: IG orders manhunt for abductors • NBA, Sagay, Keyamo react

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on Saturday ordered the Edo State Commissioner of Police to launch a manhunt for the abductors of prominent human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, who was kidnapped on Friday evening at the Ehor stretch of the Benin-Auchi motorway in the state. Ozekhome wa...

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Governor Suntai arrives Abuja, assisted off a chartered jet

Ailing Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai arrived Abuja from the US today around 1:00 PM Nigerian time.  Mr. Suntai who had to be assisted out of a charted Gulfstream jet that brought him from the US had to be assisted to leave the aircraft by three persons before he was driven in a Land […]...

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20 private hospitals closed in Niger over illegal operations

The Niger Ministry of Health has ordered the closure of 20 private hospitals in the state for operating illegally and without following proper medical procedures. Dr Usman Baba-Agaie, Director, Private Hospitals and Laboratories, stated this on Sunday in Minna in an interactive session with journalists. He st...

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Suntai may arrive Jalingo today

Governor Danbaba Sunatai of Taraba State will on Sunday (today) arrive Jalingo, approximately 10 months after he was flown abroad for treatment following an air crash involving his private jet in Yola. Sources close to the governor told our correspondent that Suntai arrived London from New York on Saturday. H...

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Suntai may arrive Jalingo today

Governor Danbaba Sunatai of Taraba State will on Sunday (today) arrive Jalingo, approximately 10 months after he was flown abroad for treatment following an air crash involving his private jet in Yola. Sources close to the governor told our correspondent that Suntai arrived London from New York on Saturday. H...

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