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NBA ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE IN ABUJA

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ALEGEH (SAN); VICE-PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO WELCOMING PRESIDENT 

MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO THE 55TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE OF NIGERIAN BAR 

ASSOCIATION IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (23/8/15)
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Don’t cover the misdeeds of crooks, Buhari urges Nigerian lawyers

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja urged Nigerian lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of…

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8 countries arrive Abuja for Pan-African Science Olympiad

Participants from eight African countries have so far arrived Abuja for the Pan-African Science Olympiad…

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Nigeria Premier League: Kano Pillars suffer first home defeat in 12 years

The invincibility of Kano Pillars at the their home ground came to an abrupt end…

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Buhari thanks Emir Sanusi for voluntary Hajj duties

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary offer by the leadership of the Muslim community under the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, to carry out an oversight over the Ad-hoc committees of government officials established by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, to cater for the general welfare of…

Rotimi Amaechi

Why I’m fighting to stop Wike’s probe of my administration — Amaechi

The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has again explained why he is opposed to and wants to stop the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by his successor, Nyesom Wike to probe some selected government transactions, while he (Mr. Amaechi) was governor. In a statement released by…

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SSANU threatens nationwide strike over funding of universities’ staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities on Sunday in Lagos urged the Federal Government to rescind its decision to stop funding universities' staff schools. Alfred Jimoh, SSANU’s National Vice-President, Western Zone, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the association might go ahead with its planned strike should the…

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan, Launching the Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria (G-Win) in Abuja

Despite Jonathan’s 16 years in power, ex-president’s Otuoke community begs for potable water

Despite holding various major leadership positions for 16 years where he had opportunities to better the life of his people, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan could not provide potable water for residents of his home community in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The water scarcity in Otuoke is similar…

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PDP Commences e-registration of members

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has resuscitated the online system for registration of party members a‎cross the country. The party said Edo State would be used as a pilot for the project, a development that has resulted in the deferment of earlier scheduled congresses…

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ICC investigates Oba of Lagos for anti-Igbo remarks

The International Criminal Court has commenced investigation of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, for statements made about the Igbo's in the build-up to the Lagos governorship election. In the statement, available on line, Mr. Akiolu vowed that Igbos in Lagos who voted against his preferred candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, would…

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EXCLUSIVE: Use Fulani herdsmen, hunters to fight Boko Haram, Joda, Ribadu, others advise Buhari

As Nigeria grapples with the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-Eastern part of the country, the option of recruiting and paying “attractive amount of money” to Fulani herdsmen to tackle the insurgents has been recommended to the Federal Government. The recommendation is contained in a bulky report titled: “Towards a…

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Nigeria governors to meet UN leader, Ban Ki Moon, Sunday

The governors of Nigeria's 36 states will hold a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on Sunday in Abuja. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, had told the media after the meeting of the forum…

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Akwa Ibom: Documents show Umana’s running mate resigned from FCDA before joining politics

The deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Benedict Ukpong, voluntarily retired from service as deputy director, engineering services, Federal Capital Development Authority, on December 22, 2014, more than 60 days before the April 11, 2015 governorship election, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively confirm. PREMIUM TIMES…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo: Say what you like about me, I’ll support Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best alternative to provide the necessary change in Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo made this known on Saturday while hosting the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, at his residence in Abeokuta. He said irrespective of people's view…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Boko Haram terrorists ambush Army Chief’s advance team

One soldier was killed in an ambush Friday during a daring visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to troops currently battling Boko Haram terrorists in parts of Borno state.  The army chief, who arrived Maiduguri first, set out on the journey through Mafa to Gamboru-Ngala border town where regrouping…

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Ooni’s final rite: Palace warns residents to stay indoors for Oro deity

Residents of the ancient town of Ile-Ife, have been warned to remain indoors for the Oro deity to observe the final funeral rite for the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ile-Ife, Osun state, observed that the palace town criers…

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Seven killed, many wounded as armed men attack Taraba village

By Mohammed Mustapha Reports from Kortse village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state say at least seven people were feared killed, and several others were left with various degrees of injuries, when some unidentified armed men suspected to be herdsmen invaded the village. Taraba state in recent years…

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INVESTIGATION: How Jonathan appointed suspected serial thief, Ladan Salihu, to head Radio Nigeria

In Goodluck Jonathan’s Nigeria, relying on the influence of powerful individuals, including former Vice President Namadi Sambo, a man made it to the position of director general of a key and influential federal institution after he was indicted and even recommended for sack by investigative panels for stealing and gross…

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Amaechi denies owning foreign bank accounts, laments plots to smear him

The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied reports that he owned bank accounts in the United States and Switzerland. In a statement Friday, Mr Amaechi said the stories were concocted to ridicule his person and achievements. Mr Amaechi said although he initially ignored the reports, he…

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi, bag productivity award

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, others bag productivity award

The corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Thursday, in Abuja, received the National Productivity Order of Merit Award. Celebrating the fifteenth National Productivity Day, with the theme: "The Role of Productivity in the Change Agenda", the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Iloh,…

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Nigeria losing $2.9bn yearly to tax waivers – Report

A new report by ActionAid and Tax Justice Network Africa has revealed that governments in four member-countries of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, lose an average of $9.6billion revenue every year through corporate tax incentives and waivers. The report, which examined tax incentives granted over the years…

Solomon Arase, IG of Nigeria Police Force

Police IG: Hospitals free to treat all accident, gunshot victims

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged doctors to treat accident and gunshot victims without seeking police clearance. An earlier directive that had been in place for years required gunshot victims to present police clearance before receiving treatment, a move authorities hoped will help in arresting fleeing criminals.…

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Judge stops Senate’s move to summon The Nation journalists

Justice Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday, granted an interim injunction restraining the Senate from summoning The Nation's journalists over an article the newspaper published recently. In his ruling, the judge barred the Upper House of parliament from ‎compelling the journalists to produce any material…

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UPDATED: Buhari suspends Nigeria Immigration boss, David Parradang

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang.[caption id="attachment_157158" align="alignright" width="150"] David Shikfu Parradang[/caption] Mr. Parradang was asked to immediately proceed on suspension Friday while the service’s deputy comptroller general, Martin Abeshi, takes over, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. It was not…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Job applicants accuse Kaduna teachers’ board of extortion

The Kaduna State government has directed all candidates applying for teaching jobs in the state not to pay money into any bank account as directed by the state Teachers Service Board or any other agent. Applicants for jobs advertised by the state government were directed by the teachers' board to…

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Buhari Urges Guinea Bissau Leaders To Respect Country’s Constitution

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed over the unfolding political situation in Guinea Bissau following the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Domingos Pereira and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz. Mr. Buhari was "deeply concerned" about the event, his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said, and in demonstration of "true African solidarity…