Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nigeria: ‘124 die in road crashes in Lagos in 10 months’ – Afrique en Ligue

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Military to evict civilians from barracks – News24


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Military to evict civilians from barracks
News24
Abuja – The Nigerian Army has started the mass eviction of civilians from barracks across the country, Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, said, Punch reports. Ihejirika said that he had already issued a directive to the commanders in charge of the barracks
Insecurity: Army Chief Orders Non-Military Personnel Out of BarracksOsun Defender
Jaji bombing latest: ARMY EJECTS CIVILIANS FROM BARRACKSNigerian Tribune
Terrorism: Army To Kick Civilians Out Of BarracksInformation Nigeria
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Bill to curtail state flags and anthem passes second reading – CHANNELS


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Bill to curtail state flags and anthem passes second reading
CHANNELS
A bill which seeks to curtail the manner by which state governments in the country come up with flags and anthems has passed second reading amidst a shouting match between two principal officers on the floor of the House of Representatives as more points
Reps Seek Procedure For States' FlagsOsun Defender
National symbols bill passes second reading in HouseP.M. News

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Governor Suntai’s aides return to Nigeria from Germany – CHANNELS


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Governor Suntai's aides return to Nigeria from Germany
CHANNELS
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) and the Chief Details of Governor, Danbaba Suntai; the Taraba state Governor arrived Nigeria after successfully undergoing medical treatment in Germany sequel to injuries they sustained in the October 25th plane crash.
Few Weeks After They Were Flown Out, Two Of Suntai's Aides ReturnInformation Nigeria
Gov Suntai's Aides ReturnLeadership Newspapers
Suntai's Two Aides ReturnTHISDAY Live

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Fashola arrests policeman riding ‘okada’ on express road – BusinessDay


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Fashola arrests policeman riding 'okada' on express road
BusinessDay
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday ordered the arrest of a policeman riding a motorcycle on Lagos/Abeokuta expressway. The governor spotted the policeman when his convoy was passing on the Ikeja section of the expressway.
Why PDP can't take over Lagos, by ACNThe Guardian Nigeria
Traffic Law: Fashola Arrests Police Officer Riding OkadaInformation Nigeria

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Emir Of Ilorin Assures The Saraki’s Of Continued Support – Osun Defender


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Emir Of Ilorin Assures The Saraki's Of Continued Support
Osun Defender
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, has assured that he would continue to extend the support given to the late elder statesman, Dr. Olusola Saraki and the Waziri of Ilorin as the political leader in

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Reps Threaten to Order Okonjo-Iweala’s Arrest Over Police Pension – AllAfrica.com


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Reps Threaten to Order Okonjo-Iweala's Arrest Over Police Pension
AllAfrica.com
Abuja — House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her refusal to honour invitations from its Committee on Pensions. Members of the committee also want the
Pension: Reps Panel Order Finance Minister To Appear Before ItLeadership Newspapers

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Obasanjo’s Mosque – the Mysteries, Mission and His Men – AllAfrica.com

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Standing with the brethren – World Magazine


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Standing with the brethren
World Magazine
TERROR: The inside of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kaduna, Nigeria, following a suicide bombing on Oct. 28. WASHINGTON, D.C.–In Nigeria more than 1,000 Christians crowded into St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kaduna on the last Sunday in October.
20:30 Boko Haram joins Mujaheddin brethren for a jihadAgenzia Giornalistica Italia
Boko Haram leader salutes global jihadists in video: SITEAFP
Nigeria gunmen attack Abuja Sars police HQBBC News
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2015 and Igbo small minds – Daily Sun


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2015 and Igbo small minds
Daily Sun
No matter your attitude to his politics, one thing you can't gainsay about the current crusade of former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, for a president of Igbo extraction in 2015, is the large-mindedness of it all. Being a non-partisan campaign for now,
PDP gives conditions for Kalu's re-admissionThe Guardian Nigeria

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6 arraigned for murder, pipeline vandalisation – Nigerian Tribune


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6 arraigned for murder, pipeline vandalisation
Nigerian Tribune
THE police, on Thursday in Lagos, arraigned six suspects in connection with the alleged killings at Arepo, Ogun State scene of pipeline vandalisation. They were arrested by the Inspector General of Police Pipeline Anti-Vandalisation Unit. The suspects
Arepo: Police arraign six for killing NNPC staffCHANNELS
Court remands 6 for murder of NNPC engineersDaily Times Nigeria
6 Suspects Arraigned, Remanded In PrisonP.M. News (blog)

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Navy promotes 112 officers – Osun Defender

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Court halts prosecution of Babalakin – Nigerian Tribune


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Court halts prosecution of Babalakin
Nigerian Tribune
alt JUSTICE Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has halted the prosecution of the chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Wale Babalakin, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering charges.
Babalakin gets court order to halt arraignmentThe Guardian Nigeria
Court did not stop Babalakin prosecution, says EFCCWorldStage
FHC Grants Babalakin Leave To Apply For Prohibition Order Against EFCCLeadership Newspapers
THISDAY Live –AllAfrica.com –Osun Defender
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Uduaghan tasks NBA on criminal justice system – Nigerian Tribune


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Uduaghan tasks NBA on criminal justice system
Nigerian Tribune
DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has charged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to expedite action on the reform of criminal justice in the country, so as to achieve sustainable justice. Besides, he charged the association to collaborate with the
NBA laments declining budgetary allocation to judiciaryThe Guardian Nigeria
Reform The Criminal Justice System, Uduaghan Charges NBALeadership Newspapers

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Slain banker: Deceased had only 3 wounds -Accused’s father – Nigerian Tribune

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I did not preside over N2.3bn failed road contract -Anenih – Nigerian Tribune

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Navy promotes 19 Commodores; 93 other senior officers – CHANNELS

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Robbers kill one in Kano – CHANNELS

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PDP gives conditions for Kalu’s re-admission – The Guardian Nigeria

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Court throws out IBB $12.4bn Gulf Oil Windfall case – BusinessDay


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Court throws out IBB $12.4bn Gulf Oil Windfall case
BusinessDay
The Federal High Court on Thursday in Abuja dismissed an application demanding information on the statement of account relating to the spending of the 12.4 billion dollars oil windfall between 1988 to 1994. Delivering ruling on objections raised against the
Court Strikes Out $12.4bn Gulf Oil Windfall Suit Filed Against IBBOsun Defender
You have no right to sue over $12.4 billion spent during Babangida's regime Information Nigeria
Court dismisses $12.4bn Gulf oil windfall suitNews24

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Gunmen ‘dressed as soldiers’ kill 10 at Nigerian pub – Mmegi Online


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Gunmen 'dressed as soldiers' kill 10 at Nigerian pub
Mmegi Online
Gunmen said to be dressed as soldiers opened fire on a central Nigeria pub, killing 10 people in a region hit by waves of clashes between Christian and Muslim ethnic groups, authorities said on Tuesday.
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three People In Plateau StateOsun Defender
Gunmen kill 2 relations of Plateau LG chairmanNigerian Tribune
Death toll rises in attack on Plateau beer parlourThe Guardian Nigeria
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85-year-old arrested for raping a teen – News24


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85-year-old arrested for raping a teen
News24
Ekiti – An 85-year old man, Samuel Oladipupo has been nabbed by the Ekiti Police for allegedly defiling a 12 year old girl, Vanguard reports. The suspect, however, denied having carnal knowledge of the Junior Secondary School girl. He said he was actually
'Suicide Bomber' Arrested in Ado-EkitiAllAfrica.com
Outrage as 85-yr-old man allegedly rapes 12-yr-old girlNigerian Tribune
85-Year-Old Grandfather In Police Net For Defiling 12-Year-Old GirlOsun Defender
THISDAY Live –Leadership Newspapers
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ASUU wants autonomy for Nigerian universities – BusinessDay


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ASUU wants autonomy for Nigerian universities
BusinessDay
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday in Abuja renewed its call for autonomy for Nigerian universities. The president of the union, Dr Nasir Fagge said that the call had become necessary due to interference in the running of the
Outrageous Fees:Who Is To Blame?Leadership Newspapers

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You are here: News Politics The Waziri-Lamorde complaints: Any substance? – BusinessDay


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You are here: News Politics The Waziri-Lamorde complaints: Any substance?
BusinessDay
The explanation given by Ibrahim Lamorde, chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), when he appeared last Thursday before the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes to defend the agency's 2013 budget, has
Reps Threaten EFCC With Zero BudgetAllAfrica.com
The rich, lawyers and EFCC's dilemmaNigerian Tribune
Budget 2013: Reps Threaten EFCC With Zero AllocationLeadership Newspapers
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Armed Robbers Raid Three Banks in Early Evening Attack in Edo State. – Osun Defender


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Armed Robbers Raid Three Banks in Early Evening Attack in Edo State.
Osun Defender
Armed robbers stormed Auchi in Edo State late night robbing three major banks amidst heavy gunfight with Nigerian troops. The brazen attack led to raids on three major banks in the township namely First Bank, GuarantyTrust and Access bank. A dozen
Auchi Robbery: Edo govt. decries shortage of policemen in the stateCHANNELS
Robbers' day of terror in AuchiNigerian Tribune
Police confirms 7 dead in Auchi attackNews24

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Obasanjo Scores Shema’s Govt High – AllAfrica.com

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Ogun suspends 1 024 teachers for certificate forgery – News24


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Ogun suspends 1 024 teachers for certificate forgery
News24
Abeokuta – The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has suspended 1 024 teachers for falsification of certificates and other irregularities. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta by the Chairman of SUBEB, Chief
Ogun state suspends 1024 teachers over forged certificatesCHANNELS
Fake certificates: Ogun suspends 1024 teachersDaily Sun

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Ex-MD’s trial: Court rejects EFCC’s witness – Nigerian Tribune


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Ex-MD's trial: Court rejects EFCC's witness
Nigerian Tribune
JUSTICE Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday, rejected a witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to testify in the on-going trial of the former Managing Director of Finbank Plc, Okey
Court rejects EFCC's witness in ex-Finbank chief's trialThe Guardian Nigeria
Alleged N10.9b Theft: Court Rejects EFCC Witness In Trial Of Ex-Finbank DirectorsLeadership Newspapers

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NYSC Directorate Refutes Allegation Over NYSC Members Welfare – Leadership Newspapers


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NYSC Directorate Refutes Allegation Over NYSC Members Welfare
Leadership Newspapers
The allegation that the living condition and general welfare of National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) members at the Kaduna State orientation camp were poor has been refuted by the State coordinator, Mrs Victoria Ango who described the allegation as false

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NYSC Directorate Refutes Allegation Over NYSC Members Welfare – Leadership Newspapers


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NYSC Directorate Refutes Allegation Over NYSC Members Welfare
Leadership Newspapers
The allegation that the living condition and general welfare of National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) members at the Kaduna State orientation camp were poor has been refuted by the State coordinator, Mrs Victoria Ango who described the allegation as false
Boko Haram: 900 Corpers Opt Out Of Kano, NigerP.M. News (blog)
Insecurity – 262 Corps Members Redeployed From KadunaAllAfrica.com
800 Corps Members Redeployed from Kano Due to InsecurityTHISDAY Live

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Bayelsa LG Polls: Violence Mars PDP Screening Of Aspirants – Leadership Newspapers

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Labour leader calls for establishment of new refineries – CHANNELS

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Fashola Identifies Over- – Leadership Newspapers


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Fashola Identifies Over-
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Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday identified over-population as a major challenge facing the delivery of quality healthcare in the state. Fashola, represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, made the remark in a lecture
Lasu Gets New Gov CouncilAllAfrica.com
Fashola constitutes LASU Governing CouncilOsun Defender

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“RE: AREGBESOLA IS SPECIALLY ANNOINTED” – Pastor Adeboye Was Right. – Osun Defender


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“RE: AREGBESOLA IS SPECIALLY ANNOINTED” – Pastor Adeboye Was Right.
Osun Defender
Towards the end of last year, the highly respected man of God Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) came calling at the office of the governor of the state of Osun, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola. Pastor Adeboye
We've restored Osun's hope in the last 2 years —AregbesolaNigerian Tribune
Gov Aregbesola Tasks New UNIOSUN Governing CouncilLeadership Newspapers
Osun spends N424m on schools in two yearsThe Nation

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Edo Unity Club hails Gov Adams Oshiomhole – Osun Defender


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Edo Unity Club hails Gov Adams Oshiomhole
Osun Defender
HITHERTO, there had been a yearning gap in the area of the formation of strong tribal union, social organisation or club that can unite, merge and realign all the geographical proximity, ethnic affinity and language diversity of Edo State indigenes in and

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Nollywood, Nigeria’s greatest ambassadors – Jonathan – BusinessDay


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Nollywood, Nigeria's greatest ambassadors – Jonathan
BusinessDay
President Goodluck Jonathan has described Nollywood stars as Nigeria's greatest ambassadors whose activities have positively rubbed off on the image of the country to the global community. President Jonathan stated this Tuesday when members of the
Patience Jonathan talks tough on women empowermentDaily Times Nigeria
Nollywood Markets Nigeria Positively – JonathanOsun Defender
My Brother's Death Is Quite Painful – JonathanInformation Nigeria
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Governors’ forum signifies interest in the devolution of powers – CHANNELS


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Governors' forum signifies interest in the devolution of powers
CHANNELS
The thirteenth edition of Nigerian governors' forum focused on constitutional issues as the governors are considering a review of the devolution of power in the amendment of the constitution. The meeting which was held in Abuja during the day as the
Outrage as govs move against LG autonomy, seek more powersThe Guardian Nigeria
Nigerian Governors Want Local Governments Scrapped but Don't Want Information Nigeria
Governors Mull Devolution Of Powers, Still Divided On State PoliceLeadership Newspapers
WorldStage –Osun Defender
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Ogun police parade 24 robbery, murder suspects – Osun Defender


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Ogun police parade 24 robbery, murder suspects
Osun Defender
The Ogun State Police Command yesterday paraded 24 robbery and murder suspects in Abeokuta, the state capital. Addressing journalists during the parade at the Eleweran headquarters of the command, the Commissioner of Police, Ikhemefuna Okoye,
1 die as 2-storey building collapses in OwerriNigerian Tribune
Police Parade University Student, 23 Other Suspects In OgunInformation Nigeria

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Govt removes Onagoruwa as BPE boss – The Guardian Nigeria


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Govt removes Onagoruwa as BPE boss
The Guardian Nigeria
DIRECTOR-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) Bolanle Onagoruwa was on Tuesday, relieved of her appointment. No reason was given for the sack of Onagoruwa but a statement by Vice President Namadi Sambo's spokesman, Umar Sani,
Onagoruwa, BPE DG, sackedNigerian Tribune
Onagoruwa, BPE DG, forced out following tumultuous tenureBusinessDay
Jonathan sacks BPE bossCHANNELS
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Constitution amendment: Eminent Nigerians call for referendum – Nigerian Tribune

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Asset declaration: Jonathan, Sambo not defaulting, ministers too —CCB – Nigerian Tribune


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Asset declaration: Jonathan, Sambo not defaulting, ministers too —CCB
Nigerian Tribune
The Code of Conduct Bureau, on Tuesday, said President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo were not defaulting as far as asset declaration was concerned, as the duo had declared their assets with the Bureau as provided by its Act.
Report corrupt public officials to us – Code of Conduct BureauCHANNELS
CCB: Why We Can't Disclose Jonathan's AssetsTHISDAY Live
134717 public officers yet to declare assetsOsun Defender

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Auchi bank robberies: 3 soldiers, 7 others killed – Nigerian Tribune


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Auchi bank robberies: 3 soldiers, 7 others killed
Nigerian Tribune
DETAILS gathered from Auchi, Edo State, have revealed that not less than 10 people lost their lives to the Monday night robbery attack that occurred in the town. This is just as the Chief Medical Director, Auchi Central Hospital, Dr Jude Omoregie, confirmed to
Seven killed as Nigeria gunmen rob banks and attack policeJerusalem Post
Auchi Attack Was Carried Out By Terrorists – LegislatorAllAfrica.com
7 killed, two injured in southern Nigeria police stations attackNzweek
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10 killed at beer parlour in Jos – Nigerian Tribune

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Anti-terror Squad Combs Abuja – Leadership Newspapers


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Anti-terror Squad Combs Abuja
Leadership Newspapers
A combined team of security operatives yesterday conducted a search of hot spots and suspected hideouts of criminals in the nation's federal capital. The aim of the operation, LEADERSHIP gathered, is two-fold: to smoke out suspects who escaped from the
Minister convenes emergency meeting on Abuja attackOsun Defender
Abuja attack: Police tighten security at FCT Command ComplexThe Guardian Nigeria
What Is SARS?AllAfrica.com
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Issues in Jonathan’s media chat – Nigerian Tribune


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Issues in Jonathan's media chat
Nigerian Tribune
Leon Usigbe looks back at the recent presidential media chat and some of the issues it threw up, suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan needs more conscious effort at preparations before undertaking such venture. Goodluck Jonathan PRESIDENT
Pressure on president to switch on more lightFinancial Times
Don't allow Nigeria to break up in your hands, Jonathan's late brother advised himBusinessDay
OBJ strategises against Jonathan in 2015News24
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Edo Unity Club hails Gov Adams Oshiomhole – Nigerian Tribune

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Day Uduaghan paid unscheduled visit to project sites in Warri – Nigerian Tribune


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Day Uduaghan paid unscheduled visit to project sites in Warri
Nigerian Tribune
Emmanuel Uduaghan Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, paid an unscheduled visit by to the sites of some ongoing projects . Delta State correspondent, Ebenezer Adurokiya, who was on the trip, reports. THE governor of Delta State,
Gov Uduaghan Assures Investors Of Good Business EnvironmentLeadership Newspapers
ACN Drags Uduaghan To Court Over Caretaker CommitteesOsun Defender

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PDP, ANC collaborate to tackle “continental and global challenges” – CHANNELS


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PDP, ANC collaborate to tackle “continental and global challenges”
CHANNELS
The National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, said on Tuesday that the party would collaborate with African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa to tackle continental and global challenges. Tukur said this when
Adamawa PDP chairman cautions members against indisciplineThe Guardian Nigeria
PDP Not Happy With Growing Unrest –TukurOsun Defender
Boko Haram: Security Not PDP's Jurisdiction – Bamanga TukurLeadership Newspapers
WorldStage –THISDAY Live
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Amosun swears in two new female commissioners – CHANNELS


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Amosun swears in two new female commissioners
CHANNELS
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has sworn in two female commissioners, bringing the number of females in the cabinet to 12. The new commissioners are Mrs. Yewande Amusan, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and Mrs Ronke Shokefun,
Amosun preaches fairplayThe Guardian Nigeria
Amosun Swears-In 5 FemaleLeadership Newspapers
Jonathan, Amosun condole with TheNEWS/PMNEWSP.M. News

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Atiku urges action against terrorists – The Guardian Nigeria


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Atiku urges action against terrorists
The Guardian Nigeria
FORMER Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigeria leaders, irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious leanings to collectively condemn the activities of insurgents, as it was capable of affecting the unity and progress of the nation. Abubakar
Atiku, Haliru, Omeri Condemn Jaji BombingAllAfrica.com
Atiku Abubakar Clocks 66, Thanks Well WishersOsun Defender

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2014 – Mimiko, Oyinlola, Fayose, Others Meet Over Osun, Ekiti – Osun Defender


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2014 – Mimiko, Oyinlola, Fayose, Others Meet Over Osun, Ekiti
Osun Defender
oyin As part of efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to wrest power from the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Osun and Ekiti states respectively, the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governors of Osun and Ekiti states,

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Kogi gov denies calling for commence of preparation for 2015 election – WorldStage


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Kogi gov denies calling for commence of preparation for 2015 election
WorldStage
Abuja (WorldStage Newsonline)– Captain Idris Wada, Governor of Kogi State on Tuesday denied the reports that he had called for commencement of preparation for 2015, thereby disregarded the directive of President Goodluck Jonathan on the issue.
Is Wada the Unseen Hand in Kogi Crisis?Osun Defender
2015: It's Time To BeginLeadership Newspapers
PDP backs Kogi Gov on 2015 Presidential election commentDaily Times Nigeria
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ANC, PDP to Partner on Political Relationship – Osun Defender


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ANC, PDP to Partner on Political Relationship
Osun Defender
The ruling parties of Nigeria and South Africa, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Africa National Congress (ANC), have agreed to partner in order to strengthen political relationship between the two countries. This was made known by the Treasurer
PDP, ANC To Collaborate On Continental Challenges – TukurLeadership Newspapers
South African transformation envisionedNews24

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JTF recovers buried ammunition in Damaturu – News24


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JTF recovers buried ammunition in Damaturu
News24
Yobe – The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe on Tuesday said it recovered 5 207 rounds of assorted ammunition buried in a hideout in Kandahar area of Damaturu. Lt. Lazarus Eli, JTF spokesman, said in a statement in Damaturu that the items were recovered
JTF uncovers illegal armoury in DamaturuCHANNELS
5200 Rounds Of Ammunition Seized As JTF Uncovers Boko Haram ArmouryOsun Defender
JTF Recovers Over 5000 Rounds Of Ammunition From Boko Haram Suspects In SaharaReporters.com

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Jonathan approves nominees for National Order of Merit Award – Osun Defender


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Jonathan approves nominees for National Order of Merit Award
Osun Defender
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the conferment of Nigerian National Order of Merit Award on two distinguished Nigerians for 2012. A statement on Tuesday in Abuja, signed by Mr Adamu Mu`azu, Secretary, Nigerian National Merit Award,named

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Our “Men of God” and Private Jets

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Ex-banker on hunger strike returns home – News24


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Ex-banker on hunger strike returns home
News24
Lagos – A former employee of the defunct Hallmark Bank, Olubiyi Odunaro, who was on hunger strike over his unpaid benefits has suspended the strike, Premium Times reports. Mr. Odunaro said he suspended it due to appeal by the Lagos State Government
Ex-Banker Suspends 14-Day Hunger Strike As Lagos State Government Information Nigeria
53 Year Old Former Employee of Hallmark Bank, Olubiyi Odunaro Suspends Bella Naija
Hunger strike: Ex-banker suspends indefinite action as Fashola wades inOsun Defender

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ANPP Chieftain Killed In Borno State Two Days After Returning From Hajj – Osun Defender


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ANPP Chieftain Killed In Borno State Two Days After Returning From Hajj
Osun Defender
news54-300×215 Tension again grips residents of Magumeri as unknown gunmen stormed the area in the early hours on Monday, killing the Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State, Alhaji Tar
Gunmen kill district head, ANPP chief, others in BornoThe Guardian Nigeria

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2013 Budget: Senate Committee Wants More Funds Allocated for Military … – Osun Defender


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2013 Budget: Senate Committee Wants More Funds Allocated for Military
Osun Defender
2401F01.Shamsuddeen-Usman The Senate Committee on Establishment Monday described the allocation of N199.343 million as pension for the military in the 2013 budget as grossly inadequate. The committee warned the Executive against the poor
2013 Budget: Senate BemoansLeadership Newspapers

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Adoke Inaugurates Human Rights Commission Governing Board – THISDAY Live

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2013 Budget: Senate Bemoans – Leadership Newspapers

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Ali’s son, others re-arraigned for N4.5bn subsidy fraud – The Punch


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Ali's son, others re-arraigned for N4.5bn subsidy fraud
The Punch
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, re-arraigned Mamman, son of former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmadu Ali, along with two others for N4.5bn subsidy fraud. The re-arraignment before
Subsidy scam: EFCC re-arraigns Ahmadu Ali's son, othersNigerian Tribune
Ahmadu Ali's son re-arraigned over subsidy fraudNews24
N4.4bn Subsidy Scam: EFCCRe-Arraigns Ahmadu Ali's son, OthersOsun Defender
Leadership Newspapers –P.M. News –WorldStage
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Police ministry defends N2.8bn anti-terrorism budget – The Punch


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Police ministry defends N2.8bn anti-terrorism budget
The Punch
The Nigeria Police Force is spending up to N2.8bn next year to fight terrorism in the country. Minister of Police Affairs, Affairs, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubode (retd.), said the money would be spent on procurement of anti-terrorism equipment and other logistics.
Police budget N2.798bn for 2013Nigerian Tribune
Police demand N2.8 billion to fight terrorism in 2013CHANNELS
Police To Spend N2.8bn ToLeadership Newspapers

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Nigerians must celebrate Ex-Super Eagles players —Akpabio – Nigerian Tribune


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Nigerians must celebrate Ex-Super Eagles players —Akpabio
Nigerian Tribune
Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio has enjoined Nigerians to remember and celebrate former players of Super Eagles for their outstanding contributions to the popularity of the country. Governor Akpabio made the call on Sunday when the
Nigeria: New hatchery has 540000 daily capacityWorldPoultry.net
NFF hails Akpabio, as Gov redeems N10m pledge to EagletsOsun Defender

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Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA polls: Obanikoro’s supporters protest delay in appeal … – Nigerian Tribune


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Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA polls: Obanikoro's supporters protest delay in appeal
Nigerian Tribune
Supporters of Ibrahim Obanikoro, son of Musuliu Obanikoro, a former Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana, on Monday, stormed a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja to protest the indefinite adjournment of the appeal tribunal which was supposed to hear the
Justice Phillips: Lagos election tribunal resumes sitting soonP.M. News
Obanikoro Supporters Protest Indefinite Adjournment By Appeal TribunalLeadership Newspapers

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FG committed to boosting non-oil sector revenue —Jonathan – Nigerian Tribune


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FG committed to boosting non-oil sector revenue —Jonathan
Nigerian Tribune
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to boosting the non-oil sector revenue in the country. The president stated this while declaring open the 2012 annual Comptroller-General of Customs conference,
President Jonathan Tasks Customs On Nigeria?s BordersAllAfrica.com
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FG to introduce satellite surveillance on Nigeria's bordersDaily Times Nigeria
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Cynthia Osokogu: Court releases suspected pharmacists – Nigerian Tribune

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Ajimobi alleges plot to cause trouble in Oyo – The Guardian Nigeria


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Ajimobi alleges plot to cause trouble in Oyo
The Guardian Nigeria
GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday alerted of fresh plans by some aggrieved politicians in the state to unleash mayhem using some officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who are on police wanted list.
Ajimobi Warns against Plans to Unleash Violence in OyoTHISDAY Live
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Oyo to compulsory French in secondary schoolsNews24
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Police Assure Of Safety Of Kidnapped Former VC – Osun Defender


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Police Assure Of Safety Of Kidnapped Former VC
Osun Defender
The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said it would ensure the release of the kidnapped former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Prof. Ilochi Okafor. The former VC was kidnapped on Sunday at his residence at 31 Pioneer
Gunmen kidnap former Nnamdi Azikiwe University VCCHANNELS
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ACN Drags Uduaghan To Court Over Caretaker Committees – Osun Defender


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ACN Drags Uduaghan To Court Over Caretaker Committees
Osun Defender
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has concluded plans to institute a legal action against Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, over the appointment of caretaker committees to manage the affairs of the 25 local government areas of the state.

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Police Foil ATM Robbery, Recover N6.9m – Osun Defender


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Police Foil ATM Robbery, Recover N6.9m
Osun Defender
Ogun State Police Command yesterday in Shagamu area of the state foiled a robbery attempt on the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of one of the new generation banks in the state. The police also recovered N6.9m and two methane gas cylinders from the
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House queries ministry officials over N3.3 billion road contracts – CHANNELS


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House queries ministry officials over N3.3 billion road contracts
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T he House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has queried the Ministry of Works over alleged irregularities in the award of two road contracts valued at over N3.3bn. The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Solomon Adeola, said on Sunday that
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“We Must All Deprecate This Razzmatazz And Nestorian Braggadocio … – Information Nigeria


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“We Must All Deprecate This Razzmatazz And Nestorian Braggadocio
Information Nigeria
photo Former lawmaker and Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Patrick Obahiagbon has joined the long list of other Nigerians currently condemning Men of God for owning private jets. The famous grammarian voiced his position on
Private jet is a necessity for me — OritsejaforNews24
I'm not ashamed to own a plane- Oritsejafor – Says I had no idea how the jet Nigerian Tribune
Oritsejafor, CAN President, says government has failed NigeriansOsun Defender
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Whence the Statesmen? – AllAfrica.com


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Whence the Statesmen?
AllAfrica.com
Mni — Benjamin Disraeli, one time British Prime Minister once observed that the world needs to be "… weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians"! So much had been said about the failure of Nigerian state maybe we should change
There's no rift between Jonathan, Obasanjo —OyinlolaNigerian Tribune
Odi solution for Boko Haram – how good?BusinessDay
2015: Why Obasanjo Is AngryLeadership Newspapers
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PDP wins Lagos LG seat – News24

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Airport Worker Nabbed With US $2 Million in Lagos – AllAfrica.com


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Airport Worker Nabbed With US $2 Million in Lagos
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Lagos — A staff of a company operating at the Lagos airport was arrested along with a traveler trying to transport over two million dollars and 20,300 Saudi Arabian riyals at the weekend. Mr. Hassan Rmaiti who had a duty card supplied by the Federal Airports
Airport committee hands over bags with $2073160, SAR 20300 to CustomsNigerian Tribune
Task force arrests two with undeclared million at Lagos airportThe Guardian Nigeria
Task Force Arrests Two with $2m at Lagos AirportTHISDAY Live
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How I Led the Abia Liberation Struggle – Gov. Orji – AllAfrica.com

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2014: Mimiko, Oyinlola, Fayose, Others Meet Over Osun, Ekiti – Leadership Newspapers


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2014: Mimiko, Oyinlola, Fayose, Others Meet Over Osun, Ekiti
Leadership Newspapers
As part of efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to wrest power from the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Osun and Ekiti states respectively, the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governors of Osun and Ekiti states, Prince
S'west politics: Mimiko, Oyinlola, Fayose in secret talksOsun Defender
Why I appeared before N18.3bn probe panel – OyinlolaThe Punch

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Stop harassing okada riders, Lagos speaker tells police – Osun Defender


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Stop harassing okada riders, Lagos speaker tells police
Osun Defender
ikuforiji Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has asked the state Police Command to stop its officers and men from harassing commercial motorcyclists operating on inner roads as recommended by the traffic law. Ikuforiji spoke during
'Okada' restriction opens more investment windows in LagosBusinessDay
Reconsider Your Stance On Okada Ban – Segun Ogundimu Urges FasholaInformation Nigeria

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Lam, an irrepressible democrat – Mimiko – Osun Defender

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‘Tourism Can Lift Nigeria’s – Leadership Newspapers

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PDP, between reconciliation and reality – The Guardian Nigeria

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Ojukwu’s life worth emulating —Cleric •As family marks one year remembrance – Nigerian Tribune

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Ogun state police foil ATM robbery – P.M. News (blog)

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PDP wins 15 chairmanship seats in Benue council polls – The Guardian Nigeria


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PDP wins 15 chairmanship seats in Benue council polls
The Guardian Nigeria
AMID allegation of malpractice, Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, (BSIEC) Sunday declared the result of last Saturday's local council polls with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP clinching 15 chairmanship seats out of the 23 councils in the
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‘Why Elechi suspended three commissioners’ – The Guardian Nigeria


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'Why Elechi suspended three commissioners'
The Guardian Nigeria
PAST misdeeds rather than improper dressing might have been the major reasons Ebonyi State Governor Martins Elechi suspended three members of his cabinet from office for three months recently. Governor Elechi had through a statement by his Chief
Ebonyi suspends Attorney-General for improper dressingNews24
3 commissioners suspended for improper dressing in EbonyiNigerian Tribune
Nigerian governor suspends 3 aides for wearing jeansP.M. News
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Tukur urges priority to education, energy sectors – The Guardian Nigeria

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11 killed, 30 injured in Nigerian military church attack – Xinhua


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11 killed, 30 injured in Nigerian military church attack
Xinhua
LAGOS, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — The Nigerian Army on Sunday said twin explosions rocked the St. Andrew Military Protestant Church in Jaji in central north Kaduna State, killing 11 people and injuring 30 others. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Brig.-Gen.
Jaji bombing: Death toll rises to 15 •I saw bomber praying in his car —Witness Nigerian Tribune
Death toll in Nigeria bombing rises to 15: armyReuters
At least 11 killed in suicide attacks on church at Nigerian military baseCNN International
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Ahmadu Bello University Honours Babangida, Danjuma, Others – AllAfrica.com


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Ahmadu Bello University Honours Babangida, Danjuma, Others
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Zaria — The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria yesterday honoured former Head of State Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Jabar and Alhaja A. Mogaji. The four personalities were honoured
ABU At 50: Jonathan SalutesLeadership Newspapers
ABU graduates 800000 students in 50 yearsThe Nation

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Nigeria after Fareed Zakaria….Nothing changes…

On 17th November 2012, Fareed Zakaria lived to his billing – a good orator with sharp insights of the undercurrents that shape politics and economy. I am pretty sure that neither Airtel (the organizers of the Night of Influence) nor the 500 influential men and women that attended the event were disappointed.  Read More...

2014: No plot against Fayemi, Aregbesola –Mimiko – Daily Sun


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2014: No plot against Fayemi, Aregbesola –Mimiko
Daily Sun
Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko has described as untrue and the figment of the writer's imagination, a newspaper report that he's mobilizing against his Ekiti and Osun state counterparts ahead of the gubernatorial elections due for 2014 in the states.
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Jakande Estates:Lofty Idea Crippled By Neglect – The Guardian Nigeria


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Jakande Estates:Lofty Idea Crippled By Neglect
The Guardian Nigeria
“I HAVE been their pastor for several years and I know them on a personal level. They were more than wonderful people; very nice, intelligent and friendly. They relate well with everybody; but the major problem was their mum. She was so protective of the
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Communal clash: Police arrest gang leader, 12 others in Nasarawa – Nigerian Tribune


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Communal clash: Police arrest gang leader, 12 others in Nasarawa
Nigerian Tribune
THE Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abayomi Akeremale, on Saturday, confirmed the arrest of Benjamin Jato alongside 12 members of a group allegedly threatening the peace of Koro people at Agyaragu in Jenkwe development area of the
Nasarawa Assembly threatens to impeach Al-MakuraBusinessDay
Agyaragu crisis: Nasarawa Govt. orders arrest of sponsorsNews24
Nasarawa Under the Iron Heel of OmbatseAllAfrica.com
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Communal clash: Police arrest gang leader, 12 others in Nasarawa – Nigerian Tribune


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Communal clash: Police arrest gang leader, 12 others in Nasarawa
Nigerian Tribune
THE Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abayomi Akeremale, on Saturday, confirmed the arrest of Benjamin Jato alongside 12 members of a group allegedly threatening the peace of Koro people at Agyaragu in Jenkwe development area of the
Nasarawa Assembly threatens to impeach Al-MakuraBusinessDay
Agyaragu crisis: Nasarawa Govt. orders arrest of sponsorsNews24
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Collapsed man: Edo dep gov threatens Airhiavbere – Nigerian Tribune


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Collapsed man: Edo dep gov threatens Airhiavbere
Nigerian Tribune
EDO State deputy governor, Pius Odubu, has threatened to sue the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 governorship election in the state, General Charles Airhiavbere, and his campaign organisation over comments
“Apologize or face lawsuit” – Edo deputy governor tells AirhiavbereOsun Defender
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Ibori Loot – Court Adjourns Till Dec 11 – AllAfrica.com


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Ibori Loot – Court Adjourns Till Dec 11
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An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday dismissed an application brought before it by one Olalekan Bayode asking to be joined as intervener in a case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking forfeiture to the Federal
Refrigerator Repairer Narrowly Escapes Prison Following Claim To Ibori's $15m Information Nigeria
Ibori's $15m: Court dismisses interloperP.M. News (blog)
Court dismisses intervener's application in $15m Ibori bribe caseWorldStage
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Judgment On $12.4 Billion Oil Windfall Adjourned – AllAfrica.com


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Judgment On $12.4 Billion Oil Windfall Adjourned
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A court in Abuja yesterday adjourned till November 29 judgment in a suit seeking information on how $12.4 billion accrued from oil windfall was spent by the Federal Government during former President Ibrahim Babangida's tenure. Justice Gabriel Kolawole
Judge postpones ruling on oil windfallCHANNELS
Judge adjourns ruling in $12.4bn oil windfalls suitBusinessDay
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Construction companies in Imo protest non-payment of contract sum – CHANNELS

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