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Falana slams Nigeria’s senior lawyers, judges; accuses them of frustrating corruption trials

April 18, 2014

Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana Mr. Falana says the country’s senior lawyers must stop railroading the poor to prison while rich and powerful criminals continue to... read more

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Easter: PDP urges peace, unity in Nigeria

April 18, 2014

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary. “Let us use this Easter to rededicate ourselves to all the things that bind us together”. The Peoples Democratic... read more

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AU prepared to lift Guinea Bissau sanctions

April 18, 2014

The AU suspended Guinea Bissau from its membership after a coup in the world’s known transit point for narcotics.…... read more

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PSquare deny breaking up with brother, Jude

April 18, 2014

Jude Okoye, PSquare’s elder brother, recently kicked off his own record label. Pop duo, PSquare, have denied that their elder brother, Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye, has... read more

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Abduction of school girls, setback for girl-child education, says Foundation

April 18, 2014

“It is our belief that schools are exceptionally different from every other public place and must be provided with adequate security so as to remain... read more

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10 Nigerian universities, others share $150 million World Bank fund

April 18, 2014

The 10 Nigerian universities will get (N11.2 billion). The World Bank on Thursday approved $150 million (N24 billion) to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven... read more

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Crazy bills: NERC directs electricity firms to set up concrete metering plans

April 18, 2014

The metering plan, he said, must take care of the interest of post-paid customers who have electricity meters that are not prepaid, and those without... read more

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Abuja explosion: Minister orders reconstruction of Nyanya Park

April 18, 2014

Bala Mohammed also ordered the deployment of more mass transit buses. Barely four days after the unfortunate bomb blast which claimed scores of lives at... read more

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Commuters face hardship after Nyanya bomb blast

April 18, 2014

Nyanya commuters task FCT administration on safer and alternative motor parks and more buses. Some Commuters in Nyanya, Abuja, have called on the Abuja administration... read more

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PDP insists APC governors shunned Jonathan’s security meeting

April 18, 2014

The PDP is making the claim despite the comments attributed to the leader of the PDP governor’s forum, Goodswill Akpabio, that the APC governors were... read more

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Why our governors didn’t attend Jonathan’s security meeting – APC

April 18, 2014

APC governors The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday said its governors did not attend the enlarged security council meeting hosted by President Goodluck... read more

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Borno govt. says 20 abducted girls now reunited with their families

April 18, 2014

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima The Borno state Commissioner for Education, Musa Kubo, on Thursday said a total of 20 girls have now been recorded as... read more

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Jonathan politicises Nigeria’s insecurity, fails to invite APC governors for crucial meeting

and April 18, 2014

PDP governors, presidential aide differ on governors’ invitation An expanded security meeting to dwell on the worsening insecurity across Nigeria was held on Wednesday in... read more

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Nigerian military retracts claim it freed 107 abducted schoolgirls, says students are still missing

April 17, 2014

An apparently embarrassed Nigerian military on Thursday backtracked on its claim that it freed majority of the 129 female students of the Government Girls’ Secondary... read more

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Lagos University, LASU, lecturers threaten strike

April 17, 2014

“ASUU would be holding its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the expiration of the ultimatum and ASUU-LASU will embark on a full scale strike,... read more

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NNPC donates medical consumables to Abuja explosion victims

April 17, 2014

“We call on all Nigerians to join hands and work towards ensuring that the activities of terrorists are brought to an end in the country.”... read more

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How state spent Ekiti’s N25 billion bond – Finance Commissioner

April 17, 2014

He said the state government settled for the bond because of its transparency, 14.5 per cent interest rate compared with banks’ lending rate of between... read more

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Olubadan at 100: Clerics, others discuss longevity

April 17, 2014

“If Nigerians can live rightly, God will lengthen their days. Wicked people will die before their time,” he said. Participants in a workshop have said... read more

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WAEC parades 20-year-old student nabbed for allegedly swindling candidates

April 17, 2014

The suspect designed a fraudulent website where he claimed to supply solutions to examination questions. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday paraded a... read more

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Nigerien arrested in Nigeria for raping woman, beheading toddler

April 17, 2014

The police said the suspect confessed to the crime. A middle-aged Nigerien, Mamodu Bashir Ibrahim, was on Thursday arrested by the Ogun State Police Command... read more

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UPDATE: Why Court ordered Abuja administration to stop Park and Pay policy

April 17, 2014

Mr. Affen of the private firm which challenged the policy in court says the park and pay policy was illegal as there is no enabling... read more

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Pistorius trial adjourns until May 5

April 17, 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial Image credit: www.telegraph.co.uk A defence forensic expert says Steenkamp was hit by rapid gunshots. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic... read more

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JAMB releases UTME results, cancels 36,164

April 17, 2014

Twenty-four candidates scored 250 points and above in the examination. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released the results of the universities matriculation... read more

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Abuja explosion: Nigeria releases names, details of injured victims

April 17, 2014

Some of the victims have been discharged from hospitals. The Nigerian government on Thursday released a list of 126 victims admitted in various hospitals after... read more

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Nigeria recommends 2020 target for Africa to attain Universal Health Coverage

April 17, 2014

“If year 2020 is set as a dateline many countries will work hard to implement it.” Nigeria on Thursday proposed the year 2020 as target... read more

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