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Fuel Scarcity: Buhari lambasts Jonathan, past leaders for neglecting refineries

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed outrage at the current fuel shortage that has lingered nearly a week, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan and past Nigerian leaders who failed to fix the refineries. In his first response to the…

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U.S. lawmakers warn Nigerian government against further shift of elections

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has passed a unanimously bipartisan legislation to condemn the activities of the insurgent group in Nigeria, Boko Haram. The Committee, chaired by U.S. Representative, Ed Royce, lambasted the group over its bloody attacks, which has left thousands of citizens dead, while several hundreds of…

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Ebola: Sierra Leone sacks National Security boss

The Head of Sierra Leone National Security, Mustapha Dumbuya, has been sacked after security agents seized 250kg of controversial Ebola blood samples, bound for South Africa, at Lungi International Airport. Mr. Dumbuya, a retired Brigadier-General, was relieved of his duties over the weekend and was immediately replaced by his deputy,…

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The funny side of T.B. Joshua

By Ihechukwu Njoku Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua has released a video on YouTube showcasing a side of the cleric unknown to many. T.B. Joshua is regularly in the news for his alleged prophetic prowess, the controversial deliverance said to be occurring in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) as…

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Nigerians can now pay their taxes online

The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Monday announced the take-off of the online tax payers’ platform to ease the payment of taxes in the country. The Service explained that with the new arrangement, anybody who wishes to pay tax can easily do so online by logging into the internet banking…

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Ayogu Eze loses bid to snatch Enugu PDP governorship ticket

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday ruled that a member of the House of Representatives, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was the duly elected governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu state. It held that his challenger, Ayogu Eze, a Senator, failed to abide by any section of the 1999…

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Court refuses application to stop INEC from use of card readers

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application filed by four political parties seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission from using electronic card readers in the coming general elections. The parties are Alliance for Democracy, United Democratic Party, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria and Action Alliance.…

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Fuel Scarcity: Oil workers urge Okonjo-Iweala to intervene

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, on Monday in Abuja called on the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to intervene in the current fuel crisis in the country. Isaac Aberare, the NUPENG General Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the intervention of the minister…

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Police arrest 50 protesting JAMB candidates in Benue

The Benue Police Command on Monday arrested 50 candidates of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for violent protests and stoning of security officials. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hyacinth Dagala, said the police intervened to prevent breakdown of law and order when the candidates started throwing…

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Saudi diplomat released after years as al-Qaeda captive in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry announced the release of Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi consul in Aden after three years as a hostage in Yemen. The Ministry said that the diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after being released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years in captivity. Al-Khalidi, Saudi consul…

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Nigeria Civil Defence arrests 41 beggars in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Corps in Jigawa State on Monday said it arrested 41 beggars for seeking alms. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Muhammad Gidado, said they were arrested in Dutse Local Government Area. Mr. Gidado said “more than 41 beggars were mopped up from the streets of…

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Nigeria Navy hands over 11 suspected oil thieves to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over 11 suspected oil thieves to the Economic and Financial Crime's Commission for prosecution, an official said Monday. Navy Captain Noel Madugu, Commanding Officer, Forward Operating Base, Brass, said the suspects were on board the vessel “MT Redemption” which was arrested by Nigeria Navy Ship…

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Ebonyi judiciary workers call off two-month strike

The Judiciary Staff Union in Ebonyi on Monday in Abakaliki announced the calling off of its two- month-old industrial action. The Chairman of the union, Jude Ukason, who announced it, directed its members to return immediately to work. He said the strike was called off due to the agreement reached…

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Group seeks U.S., E.U. pressure against shift of Nigeria polls

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice at the weekend called on the international community, particularly the European Union, United States and Canada, to pressure the Nigerian government to ensure rescheduled elections are held as planned. The civil society group said it was worried that after an inter-agency consultative…

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Pray for defeat of Boko Haram, Jonathan tells Easter pilgrims

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged prospective Easter Christian pilgrims to pray for peace in the country and the total defeat of Boko Haram militants. The President, represented by the Anambra Governor, Willy Obiano, gave the advice at the launch of the 2015 Easter Pilgrimage to Israel, Greece and Rome on…

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Nigeria2015: Don’t remove Jega, CNPP warns Jonathan

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has expressed outrage over alleged plot by the presidency to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, from office before the expiration of his tenure in June. Media reports claimed at the weekend that the presidency had shortlisted four…

Mr. Ribadu picked Habila Istifanus, a Reverend, centre in picture as his running mate

Boko Haram: Ribadu commends Jonathan, Nigerian soldiers, others for successes

The Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, has lauded the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan and security operatives for routing the Boko Haram insurgents from occupied territories with minimal collateral damage. He said both the political leadership and the armed forces deserve a vote of confidence…

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How Edo pastors shared ‘N7 billion PDP bribe’ – APC

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said over 400 clergymen in the state shared money offered as bribe to the Christian Association of Nigeria by the Peoples Democratic Party to support President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election. The party, in a statement…

Canaan House clinches first position at MD School inter-house sports

Canaan House has emerged the winner of the 11th biennial inter-house sports of MD Nursery and Primary School.   Canaan House, also known as Blue House, achieved the feat winning nine gold, eight silver and 12 bronze medals.   The inter-house sports, which featured the three branches of the school…

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Mob burns woman to death

By Mijinyawa Ahmed Some residents of Bauchi on Sunday set ablaze a lady at the popular Muda Lawal market. The mob were said to have acted after the lady refused to be searched, amidst suspicion she was a member of the Boko Haram, whose insurgency including use of suicide female…

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PDP constitutes “War Council” in Kwara for general elections

The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of institutionalising bloodshed and violence in the state with the constitution of a “War Council” ahead of the forthcoming general elections. It called on the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to brace…

PDP Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu

‘PDP constitutes “War Council” in Kwara for general elections’

The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of institutionalising bloodshed and violence in the state with the constitution of a “War Council” ahead of the forthcoming general elections. It called on the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to brace…

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Ebonyi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Gov. Elechi

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has agreed to serve an impeachment notice on Governor Martin Elechi, after accusing the governor of corruption and gross misconduct. A motion for the notice to be served on the governor was approved after the acting Majority Leader of the House, Francis Nwifruru, on…

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2015 Federation Cup competitions begin March 7

The 2015 Men and Women Federation Cup competitions will kick off with the state preliminaries on Saturday, March 7. This was disclosed in a statement by Ademola Olajire, Assistant Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), quoting the association’s Head of Federation Cup Unit, Ruth David on Thursday in Abuja.…

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Obasanjo denies snubbing Jonathan, Shagari, other ex-Presidents

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media reports that he deliberately arrived late at the birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari, after the departure of other past leaders and President Goodluck Jonathan. President Shagari’s 90th birthday was marked with an unusual fanfare Wednesday with President Jonathan and all former…