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Health workers’ strike driven by rivalry — NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Wednesday decried the ongoing strike by public sector health…

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Nigeria will contain bird flu — Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina, on Wednesday assured that the Federal…

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Don’t hold elections in Adamawa, Gov. Ngilari tells INEC

The Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, Tuesday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,…

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Only registered IDPs in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe will vote – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that only registered Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, within the troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, will be allowed to vote in the February general elections. INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, made the disclosure on Tuesday morning at a workshop on Internally Displaced…

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EXCLUSIVE: Katsina College releases Buhari’s ​WASC results

Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, which Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, graduated from in 1961, has released Mr. Buhari’s secondary school certificate examination results. The results, obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday, confirm Mr. Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West…

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PDP blames APC for attack on Jonathan in Katsina

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned Tuesday’s attack on President Goodluck Jonathan by supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Wednesday said the attack is “a clear indication that the APC is not ready to dial…

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EFCC says JUSUN strike hampering prosecution offenders

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, says the strike by the judiciary workers is hampering its operations as it has crippled its arraignment of suspected fraudsters. An official of the commission, who preferred anonymity, on Wednesday said that the ongoing strike had led to the granting of bail to…

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, brands Nigerian soldiers cowards; says Baga weapons enough to win war

The controversial leader of the Boko Haram terror group Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday declared the duo of President Goodluck Jonathan and his 2015 arch-rival, Muhammadu Buhari as infidels who cannot rule Nigeria. He declared that the war he is waging would soon bring democracy to an end. Mr. Shekau who…

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Buhari requests secondary school to release details of own WASC result

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has addressed a press conference in Kano where he spoke about the raging controversy over his academic qualifications. In the speech, Mr. Buhari directed his old school, Provincial Secondary School, Katsina (now Government Colege, Katsina) to release details of his West…

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Fuel tanker owners threaten strike

Nigerians may be forced to contend with another round of fuel crisis in the next one week, as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, said it has issued an ultimatum to the government over some unresolved issues affecting their operations. NARTO is the central platform for all owners…

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Oil Crisis: Nigeria will do everything to remain in emerging market index — CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Tuesday restated its commitment to defend the Naira and its exchange rate in line with core mandate and responsibilities. The governor, Godwin Emefiele, said at the end of the two-day Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting in Abuja that the bank would do everything…

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Soldiers in Ogun intercept Akwa Ibom-bound truck with over 3,000 ballot boxes

A truckload of about 3,600 ballot boxes was on Tuesday intercepted in Ogun State by soldiers attached to the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta. The Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this to journalists. Mr. Adejobi said the driver of the truck and exhibits recovered were handed over…

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Gov. Yero backtracks, calls for peaceful campaign despite APC “harassment”

Following outrage over his audiotaped threat of violence against the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, the Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has backtracked, calling on his supporters instead to remain calm and law-abiding. Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of sole administrators of the 23 Local Government Areas of the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army releases academic records to Buhari

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday publicly released the academic details of former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, but denied at the same time it could not vouch for the authenticity of his Senior Secondary Examinations results. Speaking to the media, Army Spokesperson, Olajide Laleye, reversed the Army’s earlier position that it…

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Security agents fire tear gas as thugs stone President Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina

Security agents attached to President Goodluck Jonathan had a frantic time dispersing a surging crowd of political thugs attempting to attack President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy Tuesday in Katsina. The broom-wielding thugs pelted Mr. Jonathan's convoy with stones and chanted 'Sai Buhari' as they struggled to get within touching distance of…

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APC unveils fund-raising strategies for Buhari’s campaign

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday unfolded the strategies for raising fund to finance its Presidential Campaign saying the intention was to democratize campaign funding in the country and to operate a transparent and accountable fundraising and management. Director of the Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Fundraising Committee and Governor of Lagos State,…

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Immigration Jobs: Oshiomhole accuses Jonathan, Abba Moro, of defrauding Nigerians

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Federal Government of defrauding unemployed Nigerian youth of over N800 million in a spurious employment deal. The governor, who was addressing a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Etsako Local Government Area of the state, also disputed claims by…

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Nigeria2015: Buhari is qualified, APC insists; cites another law

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has defended the academic qualification of its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, citing new legal details after the Nigerian Army denied it has copies of Mr. Buhari’s certificates as he earlier claimed. The Constitution requires a minimum of secondary school certificate or its equivalent for election…

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Buhari to speak Wednesday over his qualification for election

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, will speak to the media Tuesday on details of his qualification, amid a raging controversy on whether he is fit to stand for the February 14 election, his campaign office said. The Buhari campaign office said Tuesday that the…

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APC rejects PDP’s denial of Fayose’s controversial Buhari advert

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has dismissed the rebuttal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of a newspaper advertorial by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. The advertorial published on the front pages of the Punch and Tribune Newspapers on Monday suggested that if elected into office, the…

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Buhari begs Kano people for votes, says love not enough

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Kano urged his supporters to endeavour to get the permanent voter cards as the love and support shown towards him would be wasted without their votes. Mr. Buhari spoke at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, venue of the party’s…

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PDP disowns Fayose over Buhari “death” advert

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDP, has distanced itself from a newspaper advert sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, suggesting the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, will die in office if voted president. In the advert published by Punch, Mr. Fayose compared Mr. Buhari…

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INEC to allow only accredited election observers during polls

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Plateau State, Godwin Kwanga, has said most election observers are obstacles to the success of polls. Mr. Kwanga said this on Tuesday at a meeting of the heads of security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, candidates of some political parties, traditional rulers…

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Ogun governorship candidate becomes incoherent at public debate

A mild drama occurred on Tuesday at the political debate organised by the Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Ogun State Chapter, for governorship candidates, as one of the contenders found it difficult to boldly face the public and attend to questions. The debate which took place at DLK…

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We don’t have Buhari’s original certificates – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said it did not have the original, certified true copy or statement of results of retired General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate for the February general elections. The Director of Army Public Relations, Olajide Laleye, said this while briefing journalists in Abuja on…