Wednesday, April 23, 2014

INEC hopeful on Diaspora voting – Jega

April 2, 2014

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT Indonesian Embassy invited Commission’s chair to observe Diaspora voting in Nigeria The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it... read more

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544 Nigerians `voluntarily’ return from Switzerland in 2013 – Swiss government

April 1, 2014

Nigeria is the third main country of origin for asylum seekers in Switzerland in 2013 with 1,764 asylum applications. The Swiss Federal Office of Migration,... read more

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Former banker bags 5-year jail term for N10 million fraud

April 1, 2014

The banker is accused of misappropriating money belonging to Mainstreet Bank. A former staff of Mainstreet Bank, Hadiza Mustapha, on Monday bagged a five-year jail... read more

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30 Nigerians convicted for drug offences in Pakistan, says High Commissioner

April 1, 2014

None of the convicts is on death row. Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi, said on Tuesday that 30 Nigerians have been convicted for... read more

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30 Nigerians convicted for drug offences in Pakistan, says High Commissioner

April 1, 2014

None of the convicts is on death row. Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi, said on Tuesday that 30 Nigerians have been convicted for... read more

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Defection: APC criticises judge, vows to appeal ruling

April 1, 2014

APC said judge should not have made statement urging lawmakers to resign.…... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan fumes over North-West governors’ reluctance to sponsor Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem

April 1, 2014

President Jonathan pushes for state sponsorship of Muslim, Christian pilgrimages in spite of contrary recommendation by a presidential committee he empanelled.…... read more

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Cameroon arrests two weapons suppliers to Boko Haram

April 1, 2014

Army says offensive attacks on terrorists have intensified.…... read more

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1.8 million Nigerians enter job market yearly, says Okonjo-Iweala

April 1, 2014

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala The minister said the federal government created 1.6 million jobs last year.…... read more

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3 primary school children drown in Abakaliki

April 1, 2014

Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi “The first person jumped into the river and did not come out and the other two followed suit and were... read more

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Lagos files stay of execution order on judgment against toll collection on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

April 1, 2014

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola Lagos State urged the court to restrain the respondents from giving effect to the judgment delivered on March 27 pending the... read more

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Nigerian Government to retire 1,050 civil servants in three weeks – Official

April 1, 2014

Federal Secretariat Abuja The would-be victims were supposed to have retired long ago, Bukar Aji said.…... read more

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Jonathan’s Speech: National Conference delegates pledge to build better Nigeria

April 1, 2014

The delegates agree that Nigeria has too many challenges confronting it.…... read more

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National Conference: Lamido of Adamawa’s outburst missing from Votes of Proceedings

April 1, 2014

The Lamido had threatened to quit Nigeria with his subjects.…... read more

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Fuel scarcity: Marketers threaten nationwide strike over shut down of NIPCO

April 1, 2014

“We are just being careful not to shut down our retail outlets nationwide because we control over 87 per cent retail outlets.…... read more

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Murder of NNPC engineers at Arepo: Absence of witness stalls suspects’ trial

April 1, 2014

They are standing trial on a seven-count charge bordering on vandalism and murder.…... read more

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Nigerian Police dismiss officer accused of raping four-year-old

April 1, 2014

Photo Credit: Saharareporters.com Another accused was paraded for allegedly murdering his wife after she refused to have sex with him.…... read more

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Nigeria assumes rotational UN Security Council presidency

April 1, 2014

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file photo) Nigeria will hold the position for one month.…... read more

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4 MTN staff docked for theft

April 1, 2014

The suspects were arraigned in Abeokuta for allegedly stealing cables valued at N300,000.…... read more

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Four suicide bombers killed, many others feared dead in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

April 1, 2014

Four suspected terrorists believed to be suicide bombers, apparently heading for an NNPC facility along Maiduguri-Damboa road have died in their IED-laden vehicles, the defence... read more

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Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman finally honours EFCC invitation on corruption allegations

April 1, 2014

Danladi Umar alleged demanded N10 million bribe and collected N1.8 million from a suspect.…... read more

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Nigerian military, Boko Haram kill over 1,500 people in 2014 – Amnesty International

April 1, 2014

“Civilians are paying a heavy price as the cycle of violations and reprisals gather momentum.”…... read more

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Court orders arrest of ‘abducted’ The Sun newspapers’ editor for alleged contempt of court

and April 1, 2014

John Ukpai also ordered the arrest of Chuks Onuoha, the Abia correspondent of The Sun Newspapers. A Chief Magistrate at an Umuahia Magistrate Court in... read more

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PREMIUM TIMES named finalist for prestigious international media award

April 1, 2014

PREMIUM TIMES is known for offering the fastest breaking news and the deepest investigative reports about Nigeria Nigeria’s leading investigative paper, PREMIUM TIMES, has been... read more

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Boko Haram: Borno, Yobe elders allege complicity of security agencies in terror attacks

April 1, 2014

Boko Haram members Ciroma, Kingibe, Daggash, others oppose extension of emergency rule in three north eastern states Some elders from Borno and Yobe States, on... read more

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