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Akinwunmi Ambode

Professionals in Lagos Stand up for Ambode

A coalition of professionals, civil society advocacy groups, artisans and market people has come together to lend support to sustained excellence in governance in Lagos State. According to Jide Ayobolu, Chairman, Editorial Board, Enterprise Africa Magazine, who spoke on behalf of the group, “We Stand for Lagos”, after a meeting…

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Iran offers to help fight Boko Haram

By Shu'aibu Adamu Iran on Saturday announced plans to assist in the fight against the Islamist group, Boko Haram, as part of its contribution for global peace. The country's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Amir Hossein Abdollohian, made the announcement while addressing the press on Saturday on the sideline of the…

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Group wants new SEC DG removed over approval of Gombe N30billion bond

The newly appointed acting Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Munir Gwarzo, has come under fire for his alleged approval of the N30 billion bond for Gombe State government. A political pressure group, Gombe Good Governance Group, otherwise called G4, has petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan, to demand Mr. Gwarzo’s…

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YABATECH declares 22-day vacation for elections

The Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day vacation to enable them exercise their civic rights during next month’s general elections. This is contained in a bulletin signed by the Head, Public Relations Unit of the college, Charles Oni.…

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North should start grooming Jonathan’s successor in 2019 – Ahmadu Ali

The Director General of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Ahmadu Ali says the Fulani socio-cultural group - Miyyetti Allah, the Yoruba socio cultural groups - Afenifere, and Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, have all endorsed the re-election bid of President Jonathan. Mr. Ali said this at the campaign rally of the PDP…

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Nigeria must lead Africa to adopt Mbeki report on illicit financial flows, says ActionAid

Ahead of the presentation of the final report of the Thabo Mbeki Panel on illicit financial flows at the ongoing summit of African Union, AU, ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Nigerian government to play a leading role in ensuring the adoption and implementation of the recommendations in the report.…

President Goodluck Jonathan at a Presidential rally

Presidential Poll: How Jonathan Will Beat Buhari In North – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential flagbearer, President Goodluck Jonathan will beat the APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, fair and square in the north, come February 14. The party also said with President Jonathan’s soaring popularity among the voting population across the country, it would win more than two-thirds…

Mohammed Wakil, Minister of States for Power; Photo Credits: The Breaking Times

PDP group says power minister too weak to win Borno for Jonathan

The Minister of States for Power and Steel, Muhammed Wakil, is currently facing the anger of some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members who are now calling for his sack. The members of the party accused him of sidelining the party structure in Borno state, especially during the recent PDP presidential…

FILE PHOTO: Musiliu Obanikoro at the Lagos PDP governorship primaries rally

Buhari was stoned in Lagos, Obanikoro insists

‎Musiliu Obanikoro, the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, on Saturday insisted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, was stoned in Lagos on Friday on his way to his party’s presidential rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Mr. Obanikoro had posted a comment…

Mother and child in an Internally Displaced People's camp Yola, Adamawa state.

INVESTIGATION: Grim tales of rape, child trafficking in Nigeria’s displaced persons camps

By Charles Dickson On a bed at the female ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital laid a 15-year-old girl in an evidently bad state. Her face and head were bandaged, leaving slits through which only a bruised eye and swollen lips were visible. On her body were clearer…

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NCC approves MainOne as infrastructure firm for Lagos region

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Thursday approved MainOne Cable as the licenced infrastructure company (INFRACO) for the Lagos region. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Eugene Juwah, said at the 4th Information and Communications Technology, ICT, industry Forum organised by the Ministry of Communication Technology in Lagos, that HIS,…

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El-Rufai accuses Kaduna commissioner of stockpiling weapons to blackmail APC

The campaign team of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Nasir El-Rufai, has issued a statement accusing an unnamed commissioner in Kaduna state of stockpiling arms as part of a plot to unleash violence on the state and blame it on the APC. Read the full statement,…

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Edo Commissioner dumps APC, joins PDP

By Jefferson Ibiwale A commissioner in Edo State, Dennis Idahosa, on Friday dumped the ruling All Progressives Party, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Idahosa, who defected with some other leaders of the APC in Ovia South West local government area, said they left for the PDP to…

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Davido releases single, video, The Sound

Davido kicks off 2015 with the release of ‎The Sound, featuring South Africa's Uhuru and Dj Buck. The Sound, a single off his untitled sophomore‎ album was produced by Uhuru and Shizzi‎. In the video shot by Sesan in Dubai, Davido goes sky diving, ‎jumping out of a plane, He…

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How to make your relationship work

Sometimes, being in a relationship may not be easy. It is easier judging from the outside than judging from the inside. That is why sometimes you may see some relationships that look so great from afar, the guy is proclaiming the love he has for her on Instagram all year…

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APC welcomes Presidency’s denial of pushing for election shift

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the statement by the Presidency/Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that they are not behind the ongoing campaign for next month's general elections to be shifted, saying both must now back up their words with action by cutting off the funding for the surreptitious campaign…

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NFF President disowns Facebook account

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], Amaju Pinnick, has refuted rumours that he has a Facebook account. “My attention has been drawn to an account on the popular, interactive social media channel Facebook, which carries my name and photograph. “I wish to state categorically that I am not…

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Serena Williams wins Australia open title again

American Tennis star, Serena Williams, showed superior firepower on Saturday to win the 2015 Australian Open Women’s title after beating Russian, Maria Sharapova, in a thrilling final match. Serena who lost just two sets in previous games, defeated Sharapova in two straight sets; 6-3 7-6 7-5 to win her sixth…

Omobola Johnson, Hon. Minister of Information Technology. [Photo: technologytimesng.com]

Nigeria may privatise NigComSat by 2018, says Minister

The Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, on Thursday said the Federal Government will invite private investors to buy into the Nigerian Communications Satellite, NigComSat, if all things go as planned. The Minister, who spoke in Lagos at the 4th Information and Communications Technology, ICT, industry forum organised by the…

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UPDATE: Stranded Arik passengers flown to Ibadan Saturday, to get compensation for mistreatment

Stranded Arik Airline passengers, originally scheduled to travel to Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital at 3.25 p.m. on Friday, were eventually flown to their destination 7 a.m. Saturday. Saka Waheed, one of the stranded passengers made this known via a twitter post at about 9:08 a.m. Saturday. "Safe landing at…

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INTERVIEW: Buhari will win presidential poll by a landslide – Dele Momodu

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Michael Abimboye, journalist, social critic and former presidential candidate, Dele Momodu, speaks on the coming presidential election, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other sundry issues. Excerpts: You are one of the critics of the Jonathan administration, what do you think…

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Fake travel agent allegedly dupes prospective travellers of N10 million

A suspected fake travel agent has made away with over N10million from prospective travellers who were billed to travel to Qatar. The runaway suspect, who operates with the name Richingrace, with his office located at number 35,Nawair-ud-deen road, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, had audaciously appeared on a live radio…

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Kim Kardashian’s stepdad, Bruce Jenner, transitioning to a woman

People Magazine has confirmed that American Olympian and patriarch of the famous Kardashian/Jenner family, Bruce Jenner, is transitioning to a woman. According to the magazine the news was confirmed by a source close to the family. "Bruce is transitioning to a woman," the source said. "He is finally happy and…

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2015 Elections: Catholic Church to deploy 4889 observers in 23 states

The Catholic Church would be deploying 4889 observers in 23 States of the country for the forthcoming general elections. The Executive Secretary of Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey, said this during a press briefing on Friday in Abuja where he expressed fears of possible outbreak of…

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in a Presidential campaign rally

Presidential Debate: APC shielding Buhari’s intellectual laziness — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation said on Friday that the decision by the All Progressives Congress [APC] not to participate in the presidential debate being organized by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) is simply to shield from Nigerians and the international audience its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari’s intellectual…