Friday, April 18, 2014

Petrol scarcity may worsen as NUPENG shuts NIPCO’s loading operations

March 29, 2014

“NIPCO serves as the Federal Government’s strategic depot for fuel storage and distribution across the country.” The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,... read more

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Two lawyers found dead inside vehicle in Delta

March 29, 2014

The lawyers are believed to have been murdered. The police command in Delta has commenced investigations into the death of two lawyers inside a vehicle... read more

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Facebook to build drones, satellites to beam internet around the world

March 29, 2014

A still image from a promotional video showing how Facebook and Internet.org will deliver internet access via aerial drone. Image: Internet.org Facebook’s flying-internet efforts mirror... read more

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Despite being PDP candidate, you must face trial for N416 million fraud, Court tells Fayose

March 28, 2014

Ayo Fayose The court admitted more exhibits against the ex-governor.…... read more

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Retired judge, Olufunmilayo Timehin, murdered in Abeokuta

March 28, 2014

The judge was allegedly murdered by her housemaid.…... read more

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Nigerian security agency, JTF, arrests two Britons, others for crude oil theft, bribery

March 28, 2014

two british nationals arrested for bribing JTF officials The syndicate offered N20 million bribe to JTF officials.…... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: National Conference: Stalemate caused by Northern delegates’ fear of gang-up by majority Southern delegates

March 28, 2014

National Conference in plenary PREMIUM TIMES investigation shows that delegates from the South are more than their counterparts from the North.…... read more

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Nigeria yet to recognise Kosovo as independent country – Minister

March 28, 2014

The minister said Nigeria does not support secessionism.…... read more

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JAMB to conduct Nigeria’s UTME in 7 other countries – Registrar

March 28, 2014

The Registrar says Nigerians should stop going abroad to get an education.…... read more

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Court strikes out suit by decampee PDP lawmakers

March 28, 2014

“The PDP cannot declare their (lawmakers) seats vacant,…” the court also ruled.…... read more

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ASUP, COEASU Strike: Nigeria government accuses lecturers of being adamant

March 28, 2014

The unions have been on strike since 2013.…... read more

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NCC pledges to sanction Nigeria telecom operators for poor services

March 28, 2014

NCC says mobile phones have no adverse effect on users.…... read more

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Nigeria Police move to resolve farmers-herdsmen clashes

March 28, 2014

Clashes between farmers and herdsmen have been ongoing in several states.…... read more

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Jonathan mourns Hamman Misau, asks National Conference delegates to honour deceased

March 28, 2014

Mr. Misau, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, died on Thursday evening at the National Hospital, Abuja.…... read more

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Rivers Govt talks tough, says NJC lacks power to suspend Chief Judge Agumagu

and March 28, 2014

Governor Rotimi Amaechi Agumagu was suspended for accepting appointment as Acting Chief Judge of Rivers.…... read more

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I didn’t scale the fence, I only jumped over the gate – Nasarawa Attorney-General

March 28, 2014

Innocent Lagi The Nasarawa state House of Assembly on Wednesday directed the police to arrest the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi,  for... read more

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National Conference delegate, Hamma Misau, is dead

March 28, 2014

One of the delegates to the ongoing National Conference representing the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, ARPON, Hamma Misau, is dead. Mr. Misau,... read more

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Sanusi sues Financial Reporting Council; accuses it of exceeding its powers

March 28, 2014

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,  Lamido Sanusi, on Thursday sued the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, accusing... read more

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8,000 bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria daily – Agriculture Minister

March 28, 2014

The Federal Government plans to establish rice levy fund to support local rice production. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, said in... read more

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Financial Reporting Council blocks PREMIUM TIMES reporter from venue of CBN probe

March 27, 2014

The Financial Reporting Council punishes PREMIUM TIMES over its reporting on the suspension of CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido, and the role of the Council in... read more

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Nigerian Aviation trainee aircraft veers off runway while landing – Official

March 27, 2014

Photo: airplanes.glo-con.com “The aircraft stopped safely a few metres beside the runway, normal flights to the airport were not disrupted as a result of the... read more

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Rectors seek end to polytechnic, varsity discrimination

March 27, 2014

The rectors also asked ASUP and the federal government to shift ground on the strike. The Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology... read more

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Nigeria backs UN General Assembly resolution declaring Russian annexation of Crimea illegal

March 27, 2014

The resolution, in the 193-member UN General Assembly, was supported by 100 countries; 11 countries voted against with 58 abstentions. Nigeria on Thursday in New... read more

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Jonathan endorses computer-based test for UTME – JAMB

March 27, 2014

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board “This year, the examination will be taking place in 153 centres with 600,000 candidates across the nation.” The Joint Admission... read more

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National Conference: No provision for referendum in Nigerian Constitution – Lawmaker

March 27, 2014

National Conference in plenary Victor Ogene says “…there is nothing on referendum before the House.” The outcome of the ongoing national conference may be an... read more

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