Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nigerian Police deploy 600 mobile officers to Benue, IG says

March 24, 2014

Mohammed Abubakar, IGP of police The police boss listed the challenges the force faces in tackling communal crisis. …... read more

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Ex-Minister, T.Y. Danjuma, seeks secret trial in messy dispute with former business associate

March 24, 2014

 Mr. Danjuma believes the media should be shut out of the case to protect the res of the litigation and maintain the dignity of the... read more

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Redeemed Church Pastor docked for allegedly stealing N2.4 million

March 24, 2014

The pastor was parish treasurer at his Redeemed Christian Church of God parish.…... read more

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Alleged N47 billion fraud: Akingbola’s trial stalled as lawyers file fresh objection

March 24, 2014

Erastus Akingbola The defendants were first arraigned in 2011.…... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian anti-corruption agency enmeshed in corruption scandal

March 24, 2014

The EFCC is already investigating the allegations.…... read more

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Badagry Slave Route faces environmental degradation

March 24, 2014

Badagry is popular for its slave trade tourism Tree felling as become a norm in Badagry.…... read more

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Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

March 24, 2014

Egypt Protest [Photo: guardian.co.uk] Many of the convicts were sentenced in absentia.…... read more

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U.N. queries Jonathan over poor, expensive electricity supply

March 24, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan The United Nations lists eight questions theNigerian government must answer over increased electricity tariff  The United Nations has published the ‘Joint Letter... read more

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Nigerian government earmarks N160 billion to curb crude oil theft

March 24, 2014

Illegally refined diesel is transported to market Mr. Jonathan said a technical committee has already been set up to look into all aspects of implementation... read more

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APC chieftain writes Petroleum Minister, demands full disclosure on crude oil sales

March 24, 2014

Ms. Alison-Madueke had said subsidy on petrol could no longer be sustained. A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Okechukwu, has requested the... read more

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El-Rufai flings terror allegation back at PDP

March 24, 2014

Nasir El-Rufai Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Sunday in... read more

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National Conference: Plenary resumes Monday; Christian, Muslim prayers cancelled

March 24, 2014

National Conference in plenary The National Conference will resume plenary sitting on Monday after delegates went on a three-day break to study the working documents... read more

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Borno market blast: Death toll now 32, as officials switch off GSM lines

March 23, 2014

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader The casualty figure from the Ngurosoye village bomb blasts on Thursday has over the weekend risen to 32 deaths, hospital... read more

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Nasarawa LG Poll: APC wins 6 local governments, PDP 4

March 23, 2014

Nasarawa State The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission has announced the result of Saturday’s local government election in the state, According to the result announced... read more

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Immigration recruitment tragedy: Abba Moro’s family opens up, begs Nigerians for patience

March 23, 2014

Abba Moro The family said it was concerned the tragedy may tarnish Mr. Moro’s record…... read more

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Four worshippers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack on Kenya church

March 23, 2014

Many believe the attack was carried out by Al Shabaab.…... read more

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APC slams Jonathan over ‘campaign rallies’, foreign trips

March 23, 2014

The opposition party said the president has failed to visit Yobe State nearly a month after students were murdered by Boko Haram.…... read more

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Broadcast regulator, NBC, to sanction stations denying opposition parties air access

March 23, 2014

The director general of the National Broadcasting Commission said he has received several complaints from political parties.…... read more

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Jonathan arrives Netherlands for nuclear summit

March 23, 2014

The summit would focus on what has been achieved in securing nuclear materials.…... read more

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PDP takes early lead in Nasarawa local government election

March 23, 2014

Umaru Tanko Al Makura, Nasarawa State Governor The opposition party has won in four local government areas already.…... read more

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NAPTIP convicts 47 people for child trafficking in Edo, Delta

March 23, 2014

Traffickers visit the country mainly in December to lure unsuspecting youth into getting non-existing jobs in Europe…... read more

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Missing Malaysia jet: French satellite detects ‘debris’ in Indian Ocean

March 23, 2014

The transport ministry did not give details about what the “potential objects” might be…... read more

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Nigeria, Namibia to build joint oil refinery

March 23, 2014

Nigeria will also train Namibian diplomats at the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy…... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: National Conference leadership to expel accredited journalists who write “offensive” reports

March 23, 2014

The accreditation of any journalist whose reports are considered offensive by the leadership of the National Conference will be withdrawn. Journalists whose reports are considered... read more

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Nigerian Govt to spend N1.18 billion as monthly allowances for Conference Delegates

March 22, 2014

National Conference in plenary PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported on Friday that the delegates would get far less than the N4million a month that was... read more

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