Monday, April 21, 2014

Pastor Bakare explains his criticism of Justice Kutigi’s Islamic prayer, denies Islamophobia allegation

March 20, 2014

Pastor Tunde Bakare is convener of Save Nigeria Group The General Overseer of Later Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said his comment on the... read more

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National Conference: Islamic group attacks Pastor Bakare over criticism of Justice Kutigi’s Islamic prayer

March 20, 2014

National Conference in plenary A rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has lashed out at  fiery Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare, over his comment on... read more

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Northern Governors call emergency meeting on Boko Haram, National Conference

March 20, 2014

13 Northern governors met with U.S. Officials. The Northern State Governors’ Forum, NSGF, has called an emergency meeting for Tuesday, March 25, in Abuja, Nigeria’... read more

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Atiku cautions against use of soldiers for elections

March 19, 2014

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar The former vice president said deployment of soldiers during elections could affect the credibility of the military. A former Vice... read more

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I am Nigeria’s largest private employer of labour, Atiku says

March 19, 2014

Mr. Abubakar discussed job creation on twitter. A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said on Wednesday that he believes he is the largest private employer... read more

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Cancer: Senate investigates non-issuance of import licences for treatment reagents

March 19, 2014

“Bureaucratic bottleneck has stopped the treatment of cancer patients in the country resulting in the death of many people which is avoidable”. The Senate has... read more

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CBN Suspension: Court adjourns Sanusi’s suit against Jonathan to April 8

March 19, 2014

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Mr. Sanusi prayed for interlocutory injunction restraining the president from suspending him as the governor of the CBN. A Federal High Court... read more

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PDP challenges opposition to debate on Jonathan`s achievements

March 19, 2014

Olisa Metuh The PDP said it stood by its statement accusing the opposition of sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday... read more

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Jonathan appoints new Group Executive Directors for NNPC

March 19, 2014

All the appointments are with immediate effect. President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed new Group Executive Directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to fill... read more

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Human Trafficking: Nigerian Senate passes bill to amend existing law

March 19, 2014

The new law recommends stiffer penalty for traffickers. Three months after a PREMIUM TIMES exclusive investigation on human trafficking in Nigeria, the Senate has decided... read more

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Senior Staff of colleges of education insist on strike

March 19, 2014

The workers said they would not bank on promises by the government. The Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, SSUCOEN, on Wednesday... read more

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Sacked worker runs amok, kills 7

March 19, 2014

Officials said that the attack was not politically motivated. Six persons were shot dead in Turkey on Wednesday after a recently fired employee returned to... read more

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Immigration Tragedy: Civil society group declares national mourning, mass rally

March 19, 2014

Surging crowd at an Immigration recruitment centre in Abuja The rally will hold on March 27. The Joint Action Front, JAF, has declared March 27... read more

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Subsidy fraud: Court fines EFCC counsel for delaying trial of 3 oil marketers

March 19, 2014

The court refused the plea of the accused to dismiss the suit. An Ikeja High Court has imposed a N5,000 fine on an Economic and... read more

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Jonathan to meet Pope Francis, attend Nuclear Summit in The Netherlands

March 19, 2014

The President will leave Abuja on Thursday. President Goodluck Jonathan will join other world leaders, including President Barrack Obama of the United States, President Francois... read more

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Nigerian Government pleads with ASUP, COEASU to call off strike

March 19, 2014

The Education Minister said the government had met 90 per cent of the principal demands of the lecturers. The Federal Government on Wednesday pleaded with... read more

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Immigration Tragedy: Civil society group declares national mourning, mass rally

March 19, 2014

The rally will hold on March 27. The Joint Action Front, JAF, has declared March 27 a day of national mourning for those who lost... read more

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Lagos FRSC arrests 8,112 traffic offenders in February

March 19, 2014

The command recorded 22 road crashes, which claimed 16 lives and left 56 people injured, during the 2013 end of year patrol. The Lagos State... read more

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Pro- Russian forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters in Crimea

March 19, 2014

Vladamir Putin, Photo: foxnews.com The activists took down the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with Russia’s. Pro-Russian activists on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters... read more

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Defilement of minors: Lagos court slams stringent bail conditions on suspected serial rapist

March 19, 2014

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court admitted the suspected serial rapist to a bail of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum. A 52-year-old security guard,... read more

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THISDAY Vs. Former Editor Ibe: Lawyer goes berserk in court

March 19, 2014

Nduka Obaigbena The General Counsel of THISDAY Newspapers, Chinwe Izegbu, on Wednesday went berserk in court after she was cross examined in the case brought... read more

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U.S. lawyers seek repatriation of Abacha loot to Nigeria

March 19, 2014

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha The U.S. had seized $458 million of Abacha loot. Two U.S. senior lawyers and professors of law have asked... read more

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IMF Managing Director, Lagarde, questioned in French corruption probe

March 19, 2014

The payout of 400 million euros was made to controversial businessman, Bernard Tapie, in 2008 when she was finance minister.…... read more

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Apo 6 killing: Trial of police officers suffers another adjournment

March 19, 2014

The deceased were returning from a night party in 2005 when they were allegedly killed by the police officers.…... read more

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NESG wants investigation report on missing oil funds made public

March 19, 2014

The Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group said Nigerians want to know the facts of the missing oil funds and the exact amount involved.…... read more

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