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Nigerian jailed for duping Australian of $800,000

Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos High Court has convicted and sentenced Promise Ntuen Ekemini…

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Illegal private security firms threaten Nigeria’s security – Official

The existence of illegal security outfits in Nigeria is a threat to national security, Ime…

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Nigeria 2015: Governors, Skye Bank Chairman, others donate N21 billion to PDP

Despite being unable to pay civil servants in some of their states, the 21 governors…

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Don’t leave PDP, Jonathan begs Akala, Maku, Obanikoro, others

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who lost at the primaries to remain in party in the interest of democracy. Mr. Jonathan made the appeal on Saturday night while speaking at the PDP fund raising dinner held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He…

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Nigeria 2015: SERAP drags APC, PDP to court for undisclosed campaign expenses

For failing to disclose their planned expenditure and sources of funding, Nigeria’s two largest political parties have been charged to court. The suit is coming over one month after both parties received a Freedom of Information, FOI, request, but declined to disclose their finances to a civic group, Socio-Economic Rights…

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Nigerian military kills “large number” of Boko Haram terrorists, recovers  arms

A large number of terrorists were on Friday killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, the defence headquarters has said in a statement. The troops laid ambush for the terrorists between Maiduguri and Damboa during a mop up operation in the area, killing several of them and…

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How my predecessor sent assassins after me — Gombe Governor

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state has accused his predecessor in office, Danjuma Goje, of sending political thugs, known as “Kalare Boys” to assassinate him when he visited Kashere town on a courtesy call to the federal university there. The governor was reacting to a statement released by the All…

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L​agos hospital ​denies responsibility for patient’s death

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, has described as unfounded, the accusation that one of its patients, Folake Oduyoye, died because of the hospital's negligence. The Acting Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Chris Bode, made the assertion on Saturday in Lagos at a news conference. The…

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Illegal immigrants from Niger caught with Nigerian voter cards

The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, arrested and repatriated 430 illegal immigrants in Jigawa State between January and November 2014, the service said. The service also said its personnel seized temporary and permanent Nigerian voter cards from nationals of Niger who entered Nigeria illegally. The Comptroller of the NIS in the…

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Gombe Governor, Dankwambo, clamps down on APC members, properties, party claims

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the acts of intolerance by Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who has been working hard to obliterate the APC presence and also victimize the party's members in the state. In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary,…

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Buhari capable of salvaging Nigeria from current “woes” – Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress, APC’s gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has hailed the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo as the party’s presidential candidates, saying Mr. Buhari is capable of saving Nigeria from its current “woes”. Mr. Tambuwal spoke on…

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Lagos gives 15 percent salary bonus to workers

The Lagos State Government will pay its workers 15 percent bonus in the December salary as an end- of-the-year gift, the State Head of Service, Oluseyi Williams, said on Friday. Mrs. Williams spoke at the end-of-the-year get together and appreciation party for principals and directors in the Ministry of Education.…

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U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria. It said the U.S. government…

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Nigerian military confirms killings near Chibok; says “abductions” being investigated

Nigerian troops have taken over Gumsere, a town near Chibok, where residents said at least 30 people were killed and over 100 others abducted last Friday by suspected Boko Haram militants, the defence headquarters said Friday. The military said while it could confirm some people were killed in the attack,…

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Yobe, Borno villages under Boko Haram attacks 

Hours after soldiers of  the 7th  Division of the Nigerian Army celebrated the killing of over 70 Boko Haram terrorists after repelling attack on a village near Maiduguri, the insurgents have launched fresh attacks on two towns near Potiskum, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. The attacks are still going on…

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INEC sets up committee to ensure Displaced Persons vote

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has raised a task force on how to get people displaced in different parts of the country to vote in the February 2015 general elections. There are about 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Nigeria, according to the United Nations Higher Commissioner for…

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APC accuses an unnamed political party of buying voter cards

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused an unnamed political party of engaging in buying Permanent Voter's Cards, PVCs, with a view to disenfranchising the owners of such cards, especially in opposition strongholds. In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party…

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Defence Minister, Gusau, charges soldiers to show courage against Boko Haram

The Minister of Defence, Aliyu Gusau, on Friday reassured the military of the federal government’s continued support in the ongoing war against Boko Haram and other terror organizations. Mr. Gusau, who gave charge at the burial of two Air Force officers at the military cemetery in Abuja, charged soldiers to…

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Niger, Benin, Mali, Cameroun more prosperous than Nigeria – Global Report

Despite its latest status as Africa’s biggest economy, and its government’s claim of improved standard of living, Nigeria was not only one of the world’s least prosperous countries in 2014, but also one of Africa’s poorest beaten by smaller nations like Niger, Benin, Mali and Cameroun, an annual global prosperity…

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Pakistan to hang convicted militants in wake of school massacre

Prison authorities in Pakistan on Friday were preparing to hang convicted terrorists after the government lifted a six-year moratorium on executions, officials said. The decision followed the massacre of 135 school children and 12 others by Taliban gunmen at an army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar. At least…

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Exhume Adekunle’s body for befitting burial in Ogbomoso, says Alabi-Isama

A Nigerian civil war veteran, Godwin Alabi-Isama, a retired Brigadier General, on Thursday, called for the exhumation of Benjamin Adekunle’s corpse from the Ikoyi cemetery for a befitting hero’s burial in Ogbomoso. He made the call at a public lecture in honour of the late Mr. Adekunle by Ogbomoso Community…

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Fayemi, Pastors laud selection of Osinbajo as running mate to Buhari

A former Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kayode Fayemi, as well as the Pastors Council of Northern Nigeria, have hailed the choice of Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s presidential candidate for the…

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Keyamo petitions APC over former Speaker, Masari’s alleged forged certificate

A Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has petitioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, over claims that its gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Aminu Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, emerged the APC gubernatorial candidate in Katsina two…

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N1.3trn NEEDS Assessment Funds: Minister reads riot act to universities

The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, has asked all public universities who are beneficiaries of the annual N1.3 trillion NEEDS assessment fund to ensure due process is followed in all procurement processes as contained in the Public Procurement Act 2007. The minister spoke at a one day retreat in Abuja,…

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INEC extends deadline for submission of governorship forms

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had shifted the deadline for the submission of governorship and House of Assembly candidates’ forms from December 25 to December 26. The chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Kayode Idowu, made this known on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalists. Mr.…