Monthly Archives: June 2013

Omisore battles INEC and Jega over Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner … – Osun Defender


Osun Defender
Omisore battles INEC and Jega over Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner
Osun Defender
omisore Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorshp aspirant, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to task over the commission's position on the fate of Osun State's 
Omisore is accepted in all Osun LGs – Campaign organisationNigerian Tribune
INEC faults Omisore claims over Osun Resident Electoral CommissionerDailyPost Nigeria

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Ogun road accident claims toddler, one other – Premium Times


Premium Times
Ogun road accident claims toddler, one other
Premium Times
The accident-prone and notorious Onipepeye village axis along Siun-Abeokuta dual carriage road, again, on Saturday, claimed the lives of two persons, while 14 others sustained serious injuries in an auto crash. The dead victims in the accident include a 
2 died, 14 injured in Ogun auto crashNigerian Tribune
Amosun Promises Workers Civil Service Estates, Car LoansCHANNELS
ASUP strike: Amosun offers mediatory roleP.M. News

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Visa bonds a blow to ‘special relationship’ with India – The Independent


The Independent
Visa bonds a blow to 'special relationship' with India
The Independent
There's been an angry backlash to plans announced by the British government to introduce £3,000 bonds for visitors from six countries which are deemed to be “high-risk”. And rightly so. The plan is offensive, counter-productive and unlikely to achieve its aim.
Ogbodo: Visa Bond: The British Can Do BetterThe Guardian Nigeria
Nigeria slams UK cash visa bond plan as 'discriminatory'Mmegi Online
The bonds that can neither tie nor scareFinancial Times
CHANNELS –Afrique en Ligue
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President Jonathan is not a weak leader – Allison-Madueke – DailyPost Nigeria


DailyPost Nigeria
President Jonathan is not a weak leader – Allison-Madueke
DailyPost Nigeria
A new book edited by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke has revealed that external factors and local impediments had been the major hindrances to the President Goodluck Jonathan's dream of repositioning the country in the 
Minister Commends Jonathan On Women EmpowermentThe Guardian Nigeria
Jonathan Hosts Dinner To Honour Nigerian WomenCHANNELS
The Endless Lamentations of Goodluck JonathanOsun Defender
THISDAY Live –Leadership Newspapers
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Mogaji: Exit of a Great Merchant – THISDAY Live


Nigerian Tribune
Mogaji: Exit of a Great Merchant
THISDAY Live
Until her demise recently, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji was a force to reckon with in the public space of Lagos, not just because former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu is her son, but specifically due to her involvement in the South-west politics before independence.
Fashola Marks 50th BirthdayCHANNELS
Fashola at LASU Students Union's Confab, speaks on virtues needed by youth WorldStage
Amaechi romances opposition, spotted with Tinubu at Fashola's 50th birthday Osun Defender
Premium Times –P.M. News –AllAfrica.com
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Plateau killings: 42 given mass burial, inhabitants return without security – Nigerian Tribune

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Boko Haram members kill 1 soldier, abduct 3 others in Yobe – Nigerian Tribune


Nigerian Tribune
Boko Haram members kill 1 soldier, abduct 3 others in Yobe
Nigerian Tribune
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, on Friday, killed a soldier and abducted three others during an attack on the military in Potiskum, Yobe State, a military source told Sunday Tribune on Saturday. The source, who craved anonymity, said the 
Boko Haram Kills Soldier, Abducts Three OthersThe Guardian Nigeria
JTF Clash With Boko Haram Suspects In Yobe StateCHANNELS
Officials: Clash Kills 20 Militants in NigeriaABC News
Premium Times
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Drama as prostitutes beat up sanitation officers – Nigerian Tribune


Osun Defender
Drama as prostitutes beat up sanitation officers
Nigerian Tribune
A drama ensued on Saturday as prostitutes in a popular brothel in Akure, the Ondo State capital, beat up environmental officers that were enforcing compliance with the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. The call girls numbering about 15, 
Prostitutes, clients attack Ondo Task Force officialsDailyPost Nigeria

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Drama as prostitutes beat up sanitation officers – Nigerian Tribune

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Ekiti PDP crisis deepens as court hears suit against exco – Nigerian Tribune

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“ We are making progress in all the sectors ” – President Jonathan scores … – DailyPost Nigeria


DailyPost Nigeria
“ We are making progress in all the sectors ” – President Jonathan scores
DailyPost Nigeria
President Goodluck Jonathan has again scored himself high, stating that his administration “is making progress in all the sectors of the economy.” The president stated that his government was committed to attaining the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 
Jonathan Commissions Cottage Hospital In OtuekeCHANNELS
Maternal Mortality Rate Drops by 30%, Says PresidentDaily Times Nigeria

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No going back on death penalty, anti gay bill – FG – DailyPost Nigeria


Nigerian Tribune
No going back on death penalty, anti gay bill – FG
DailyPost Nigeria
The Federal Government has rejected the recommendation by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the protection of same sex marriage and the abolition of death penalty. This was contained in a draft report to the United Nations Human Rights 
Defence ministry treated 25000 for HIV/AIDS in 1 yr -MinisterNigerian Tribune
5000 Armed Forces Personnel Serving in UN Peacekeeping Missions – ObadaDaily Times Nigeria
FG: West Can't Force Values on Us over Death PenaltyTHISDAY Live
Leadership Newspapers
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The Furniture maker saved from hanging – P.M. News


WorldStage
The Furniture maker saved from hanging
P.M. News
But at the last moment, the prison authorities realised that his death sentence, imposed by a military tribunal, required a firing squad. It had not been prepared. Thankgod was spared, at least for now. 4 convicts hanged in Benin. The Nigerian furniture maker 
Nigeria To Defend Death PenaltyCHANNELS
Ashiru Defends Oshiomhole Over Execution Of PrisonersThe Guardian Nigeria
Lawyers file appeal to halt 5th Nigerian executionBoston.com
FIDH –Premium Times –Amnesty International
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NGF crisis: Moves to reconcile Amaechi, PDP factions suffer setback – Osun Defender


Osun Defender
NGF crisis: Moves to reconcile Amaechi, PDP factions suffer setback
Osun Defender
amaechi The plan by the Chairman, of the PDP Governors Forum, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, to reconcile Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State with the leadership of the party appears doomed. The Presidency is said not to be favourably disposed to any such 
DRAMA AT NEC MEETING •No seat for NGF chairmanNigerian Tribune
Nigeria: Only Undemocratic Governors Support Jang – AmaechiVanguard
I'm Old Enough To Be Your Father, Jang Tells AmaechiCHANNELS
The Guardian Nigeria –Leadership Newspapers –Premium Times
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2014: Who Occupies The Awka Govt. House? – Leadership Newspapers

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An Overview Of Structural Transformations In Nigeria And Africa – The Guardian Nigeria


Ventures Africa
An Overview Of Structural Transformations In Nigeria And Africa
The Guardian Nigeria
Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Roberts Orya, in this analysis takes a critical look at structural transformation in Africa particularly in Nigeria and how it can change the economy for rapid development.
Nigeria vs SA in flawed GDP battleMail & Guardian Online
Obama's Africa rhetoric: Beware!Aljazeera.com
21 Quotes From African Billionaires On Business, Passion And LifeVentures Africa
How we made it in Africa –The Root (blog) –Leadership Newspapers
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Anambra 2014: Ifeanyi Ubah registers in LP – National Mirror


Daily Sun
Anambra 2014: Ifeanyi Ubah registers in LP
National Mirror
frontline gubernatorial aspirant and chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah yesterday registered himself formerly as a card-carrying member of the Labour Party (LP). Ubah, who stormed Otolo Nnewi Ward I of the party, in Nnewi North Local 
Capital Oil Boss, Uba Joins Labour PartyP.M. News

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Lagos big girls swap husbands for sex toys – Nigerian Tribune


Nigerian Tribune
Lagos big girls swap husbands for sex toys
Nigerian Tribune
SEX toys are increasingly finding their ways into the Nigerian market by the day and becoming a habit among women. The Free Encyclopedia describes a sex toy as “an object or device that is primarily used to facilitate human sexual pleasure such as a dildo 

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FG warns against unauthorised siren, covered number plates – Nigerian Tribune


Leadership Newspapers
FG warns against unauthorised siren, covered number plates
Nigerian Tribune
THE Federal Government on Friday said the ban on unauthorised use of siren, covered number plates and unregistered vehicles is still in place. The Nigerian Police has therefore been ordered to arrest and prosecute any public official found engaging in 
FG warns public officials against unauthorised use of sirens , covered number Premium Times

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3 policemen killed chasing okada in Lagos – Nigerian Tribune

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Residents Desert Communities, As STF Confirms 48 People Killed In Thursday’s … – The Guardian Nigeria


Leadership Newspapers
Residents Desert Communities, As STF Confirms 48 People Killed In Thursday's
The Guardian Nigeria
THE Special Task Force (STF) Friday came with a statement that suspected Fulani gunmen stormed the villages of Langtang South Local Council Area of Plateau State on Thursday, June 27, killing about 28 persons. The attacked villages, according to the 
About 20 Killed In Plateau State Over Cattle TheftCHANNELS
STF, Police Differ on Casualty Figure in PlateauTHISDAY Live
Plateau Killings: Death Toll Hits 40Leadership Newspapers
BBC News –AllAfrica.com
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Sanusi Laments High Level of Medical Tourism From Nigeria – CHANNELS


CHANNELS
Sanusi Laments High Level of Medical Tourism From Nigeria
CHANNELS
The Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has lamented the high level of medical tourism which according to him “has been a major source of leakage in Nigeria's growing economy”. Lamido, who was speaking at a town hall meeting with 
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Court grants Leadership journalists bail, adjourns till July 16 – DailyPost Nigeria


DailyPost Nigeria
Court grants Leadership journalists bail, adjourns till July 16
DailyPost Nigeria
Two Leadership journalists re-arraigned by the Federal Government, before an Abuja High Court on an 11-count criminal charge, bordering on conspiracy and forgery have been granted bail. Group News Editor, Tony Amokeodo and Political reporter, 
Nigeria: FG Re-Arraigns Leadership Newspapers' Journalists in CourtVanguard
Alleged forgery: FG re-arraigns 2 Leadership journalistsNigerian Tribune
Nigeria re-files charges against Leadership journalistsCPJ Press Freedom Online
THISDAY Live
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Nigeria cattle feud: Villagers killed in Plateau state – BBC News


BBC News
Nigeria cattle feud: Villagers killed in Plateau state
BBC News
Gunmen in central Nigeria have attacked three villages killing at least 28 residents in a feud over cattle, a military spokesman has told the BBC. Capt Salisu Mustapha said the security forces responded, killing 20 gunmen. He said Fulani herdsmen were 
33 killed in Nigeria community clashXinhua
Gunmen Kill 28, Lose 20 in Langtang Violence – STFAllAfrica.com
Gunmen kill 33 in PlateauNigerian Tribune
ABC News –Afrique en Ligue
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Okorocha Resolves Traditional Leadership Tussles in Imo Communities – Daily Times Nigeria


Leadership Newspapers
Okorocha Resolves Traditional Leadership Tussles in Imo Communities
Daily Times Nigeria
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has intervened and resolved the lingering traditional leadership tussles in some communities in the state. The contests had prevented the affected communities from producing their traditional rulers, known as `Eze'' for many 
Governor Okorocha resolves chieftaincy disputes in Imo communitiesDailyPost Nigeria

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Capital Oil Boss, Uba Joins Labour Party – P.M. News

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Nigeria has recovered N5.5 billion Abacha loot – Adoke – DailyPost Nigeria


The Punch
Nigeria has recovered N5.5 billion Abacha loot – Adoke
DailyPost Nigeria
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, has disclosed that the Federal Government has recovered over N5.5 billion looted by former Head of State, General Sani Abacha. He made this disclosure at the 2013 
Nigeria: FG Recovers £22.5 Million Stolen Assets Abroad – AdokeVanguard
FG recovers N5.5bn Abacha lootNigerian Tribune
Liechtenstein to repatriate Abacha £175m looted fundThe Punch
The Guardian Nigeria –CHANNELS –THISDAY Live
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PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Encouraging Teachers Strike – CHANNELS


CHANNELS
PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Encouraging Teachers Strike
CHANNELS
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the Edo State government to rethink their decision over the ongoing strike by teachers in the State. The Chairman of PDP in Edo state, Dan Orbih said this at a rally at Uhunmwode where the party received 

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33 killed in Nigeria community clash – Xinhua


Leadership Newspapers
33 killed in Nigeria community clash
Xinhua
JOS, Nigeria, June 28 (Xinhua) — Up to 33 persons were confirmed dead on Friday by local residents and officials in central north Nigeria's Plateau State following an attack by unknown gunmen in three communities. Mark Lipdo, the coordinator of Stephanus 
Gunmen Kill 28, Lose 20 in Langtang Violence – STFAllAfrica.com
Nigerian Military Confirms 28 Killed in Langtang, Plateau AttackPremium Times
Gunmen kill 33 in PlateauNigerian Tribune
THISDAY Live –Leadership Newspapers
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Jonathan Appeals to Reps Over N72 Billion Slash in 2013 Amendment Bill – AllAfrica.com


National Mirror
Jonathan Appeals to Reps Over N72 Billion Slash in 2013 Amendment Bill
AllAfrica.com
Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, responded swiftly to the rejection of his 2013 Budget Amendment Bill by the House of Representatives by asking the lawmakers to restore N72.2 billion they had slashed from the proposed legislation he sent 
2013 budget amendment: Jonathan writes Tambuwal, seeks urgent passageNigerian Tribune
2013 Budget: Jonathan Writes To Reps Again Seeking Another AmendmentCHANNELS
Jonathan Provides Details on Budget Amendment to HouseTHISDAY Live
National Mirror –Premium Times –Leadership Newspapers
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IG Holds Interactive Session with Junior Officers – Daily Times Nigeria

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A Knee – Jerk Approach to Managing Immigration in the UK – AllAfrica.com

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PDP postpones National Convention, South West Congresses – Premium Times


Premium Times
PDP postpones National Convention, South West Congresses
Premium Times
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has postponed its July 20 Special National Convention and the July 11 party congresses in the South West geo-political zone due to the coming Islamic Ramadan Fast. This is just as indications emerged on Thursday that 
PDP suspends special national convention, South-West zonal congressesNigerian Tribune
Northern govs protest forces PDP to postpone conventionOsun Defender
PDP suspends Daniel, 12 othersThe Guardian Nigeria
Daily Times Nigeria
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NSCDC team promises more impressive outings – Nigerian Tribune


Leadership Newspapers
NSCDC team promises more impressive outings
Nigerian Tribune
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has pledged to maintain impressive outing in subsequent sporting events within and outside the country ,just as it commended its representatives at the just concluded Cross Rivers/All Nigeria Open 
NSCDC Declares War on Oil Bunkers, Illegal RefineriesTHISDAY Live

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72 hours to deadline: Subscribers rush to register SIM cards •Date stands – NCC – Nigerian Tribune

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25 days after: Kenyan plane still grounded at Lagos airport – Nigerian Tribune

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NEC prunes cost of police reforms to N1.5trn Sets up committee on crude oil theft – Nigerian Tribune


CHANNELS
NEC prunes cost of police reforms to N1.5trn Sets up committee on crude oil theft
Nigerian Tribune
THE National Economic Council (NEC), on Thursday, pruned down the cost of police reforms from the initial overall estimate of N2.8trillion to N1.5trillion while extending the reform period from five to six years. The decision to reduce the amount followed the 
States To Contribute 1% Of Allocation To Funding PoliceCHANNELS

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Senate probes $27m proceeds of embassy property in Washington – Nigerian Tribune


Leadership Newspapers
Senate probes $27m proceeds of embassy property in Washington
Nigerian Tribune
The Senate, on Thursday, commenced investigation into the embezzlement of the sum of $27 million realised from the sale of four prime properties belonging to the Nigerian government in the US allegedly by embassy officials. The properties, located in 
I did not authorise sale of Nigeria's property in Washington – OgwuPremium Times
$23m Proceeds from FG Property in Washington D.C Duly Accounted for – MinistryDaily Times Nigeria
Missing $27m: Foreign Ministry Debunks AllegationsTHISDAY Live
Leadership Newspapers –WorldStage –Osun Defender
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$1.69m fraud: Court turns down Ajudua’s bail application – Nigerian Tribune


SaharaReporters.com
$1.69m fraud: Court turns down Ajudua's bail application
Nigerian Tribune
JUSTICE Olubunmi Oyewole of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Thursday, dismissed the bail application filed by a popular Lagos-based lawyer, Chief Fred Ajudua, who was alleged of defrauding two foreigners of $1.69 million by the Economic and 
$1.6m fraud: Court refuses Ajudua bailNational Mirror
Court denies Ajudua's bail bid over alleged fraudThe Guardian Nigeria
Court Dismisses Ajudua's Bail Application, Remands Him In Kirikiri PrisonCHANNELS
SaharaReporters.com –DailyPost Nigeria –WorldStage
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PDP suspends Daniel, 12 others – The Guardian Nigeria


Osun Defender
PDP suspends Daniel, 12 others
The Guardian Nigeria
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday suspended former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and 12 others for alleged anti-party activities. The Executive of Ward 12, Sagamu Local Government, Ogun East senatorial district where 
PDP Suspends Ex-Governor Daniel, 12 OthersOsun Defender

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Still on Jonathan, opposition and 2015 – The Punch

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We are turning Yenagoa into Dubai of Africa -Gov Dickson – Nigerian Tribune


Nigerian Tribune
We are turning Yenagoa into Dubai of Africa -Gov Dickson
Nigerian Tribune
Bayelsa State governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, recently hosted select newsmen to an interview where he enumerated the developmental strides in the state. He also spoke on other issues. Taiwo Adisa brings the excerpts: IN recent times, you 
Judge dismisses Sylva's case challenging candidature of DicksonDailyPost Nigeria
Gov Dickson Lauds Judiciary For Upholding ElectionLeadership Newspapers
Court Dismisses Sylva's Suit to Unseat DicksonAllAfrica.com

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States To Contribute 1% Of Allocation To Funding Police – CHANNELS


CHANNELS
States To Contribute 1% Of Allocation To Funding Police
CHANNELS
The National Economic Council, NEC, has approved a recommendation that one per cent of monthly allocations meant for states be deducted and used to fund the Nigerian Police Force. The deducted fund, which is an addition to the regular police allocation, 

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Nigeria: Jega Admits Presence of Corrupt Staff in INEC – Vanguard


Leadership Newspapers
Nigeria: Jega Admits Presence of Corrupt Staff in INEC
Vanguard
Abuja — Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, has admitted the presence of corrupt officials and staff who aid and abet rigging and other electoral malpractices during elections in the commission.
2015: INEC unveils strategic plan for credible electionsNigerian Tribune
Implement Electronic Voting Before 2015, Senate Tells INECCHANNELS
Envoy tasks INEC on 2015 pollsThe Guardian Nigeria
Leadership Newspapers –Codewit Global Network –Daily Times Nigeria
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Nigeria: Fashola Tasks Lawyers On Culture of Impunity – Vanguard


DailyPost Nigeria
Nigeria: Fashola Tasks Lawyers On Culture of Impunity
Vanguard
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola SAN has charged members of the Nigerian Bar Association to speak up against the culture of impunity. The governor, who gave the charge while hosting members of the Nigerian Bar Association- Ikeja Branch and 
Jonathan wishes Fashola happy 50th birthdayPremium Times
Lagos gov commends college association over developmentNigerian Tribune
Babatunde Raji Fashola – The Cicero Of Isalegangan At 50P.M. News
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President pledges better Nigeria, S’America ties – The Guardian Nigeria


CHANNELS
President pledges better Nigeria, S'America ties
The Guardian Nigeria
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja pledged Nigeria's commitment to be at the forefront of efforts to promote greater economic and trade relations between Africa and South America. Speaking at an audience with Venezuela's out-going 
Jonathan Hosts Dinner To Honour Nigerian WomenCHANNELS
Nigeria'll promote trade relations between Africa, South America- JonathanPremium Times

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Reps probe HIV/AIDS fund management – The Guardian Nigeria

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NSCDC Declares War on Oil Bunkers, Illegal Refineries – THISDAY Live

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Kano Police Arrests 3241 Suspected Criminals In Six Months, Says … – SaharaReporters.com

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Rivers State Police Chief clarifies comments, calls Governor Amaechi his Brother – DailyPost Nigeria

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Contextualizing Obama’s Visit to Africa – Toward Freedom


Toward Freedom
Contextualizing Obama's Visit to Africa
Toward Freedom
From June 26 through July 3, 2013, for the second time in his presidency, Obama will be visiting Africa; specifically Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. According to the White House Press Release, “The President will reinforce the importance that the United 
Obama's Africa rhetoric: Beware!Aljazeera.com
Questions persist on Nigeria's exclusion as Obama begins African tourThe Guardian Nigeria
Africa: Hey, What's the Fuss About Obama's Africa Visit?AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Observer –DailyPost Nigeria
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Boko Haram’s connections with other militant groups – Fierce Homeland Security


Vanguard
Boko Haram's connections with other militant groups
Fierce Homeland Security
The Nigerian jihadi group Boko Haram has increased its synergies with national and regional militant groups in recent months, says an article published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. The group may be benefiting from the experiences of 
Boko Haram member confesses to killing 23 in 2 days •50 detained members Nigerian Tribune
Islamic Extremists Target Civilians in NigeriaABC News
Boko Haram gives ultimatum to Christians and civil servantsMyjoyonline.com

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Debate: Was Jonathan Right In Rejecting State Of Nation Address Bill – CHANNELS


CHANNELS
Debate: Was Jonathan Right In Rejecting State Of Nation Address Bill
CHANNELS
President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday refused to assent to the State of the Nation Address Bill which was passed by the legislative arm because it disregards his discretion to choose whether or not to attend. The bill provides for an annual state of the 
NIGERIA: Jonathan Returns State of the Nation Address Bill to National AssemblyCodewit Global Network
Jonathan urged that Clause 1 should be redrafted before he signsspyghana.com

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Lawyers File Appeal to Halt 5th Nigerian Execution – ABC News


The Guardian
Lawyers File Appeal to Halt 5th Nigerian Execution
ABC News
Human rights lawyers have filed an urgent appeal to try to prevent Nigerian authorities from executing a convicted armed robber by firing squad, two organizations said Thursday. The suit filed Wednesday argues it is unconstitutional to deny an appeal to the 
Nigeria: Edo AG Faults Amnesty Int'l On Execution of Four Death Row InmatesVanguard
Amnesty International: Nigeria to execute 5th death row inmate tried by military Edmonton Journal

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Political Parties Should Enhance Capacity Through Training – VP – AllAfrica.com

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Terrorism – Ihejirika Lauds Ndigbo for Not Attacking Northerners – AllAfrica.com


DailyPost Nigeria
Terrorism – Ihejirika Lauds Ndigbo for Not Attacking Northerners
AllAfrica.com
Onitsha — The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has commended Ndigbo for not making the mistake of embarking on a reprisal attacks against northerners resident in Igbo land during bomb attacks in Kano and other parts of the north. He said if 
Boko Haram: Ihejirika hails Ndigbo for not attacking NorthernersDailyPost Nigeria

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Osun 2014: It’s between Aregbesola and the rest – Osun Defender


Osun Defender
Osun 2014: It's between Aregbesola and the rest
Osun Defender
rauf As the battle for the Abere Governor's Office and the Okefia Government House draws near, politicians in Osun State, the state of the living spring have started positioning themselves for the various political offices. They have as well been mapping out 
ACN's tenure is over in Osun, says OlasunkanmiThe Guardian Nigeria
'There is adequate water supply at grassroots in Osun'Nigerian Tribune
Osun To Establish Driving School To Train Road Users.CHANNELS

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Proposed Judicial Reforms in Constitution Amendment Will Check Corruption – AllAfrica.com

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Nassarawa Governor inaugurates Commission of Inquiry into Ombatse killings – DailyPost Nigeria


DailyPost Nigeria
Nassarawa Governor inaugurates Commission of Inquiry into Ombatse killings
DailyPost Nigeria
Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has appointed a nine man judicial commission of inquiry into the recent gruesome killings in the state. The team has also been mandated to investigate the destruction of patrol vehicles and the missing 
Nasarawa killings: Al-Makura inagurates 9-man judicial commission of inquiryNigerian Tribune
Nigeria: Ombatse Killings – Nasarawa Empanels Commission of InquiryVanguard
Al-Makura Inaugurates Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Killing of Security Daily Times Nigeria
Leadership Newspapers
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Obi Doles out Funds for Sick Ex-Rangers Players – Daily Times Nigeria


Daily Sun
Obi Doles out Funds for Sick Ex-Rangers Players
Daily Times Nigeria
Governor Peter Obi of Anambra on Wednesday in Onitsha issued cheques to sick ex-Rangers International players to enable them receive adequate medical attention. The Commissioner for Information, Joe-Martins Uzodike, disclosed this to newsmen after 
2014 guber 'war' in AnambraNigerian Tribune
Anambra 2014: The kind of governor we want, by IkedifeDaily Sun
Guber Aspirant Accuses Obi of Reckless Spendingspyghana.com

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Lebanese Plead Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges – THISDAY Live


The Daily Star
Lebanese Plead Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges
THISDAY Live
The three Lebanese – Mustapha Fawaz (49), Abdullahi Thahini (48) and Tahal Roda (51) – were Wednesday arraigned with two of their companies – Amigo Supermarket Limited and Wonderland Amusement Park Resort before a Federal High Court in Abuja, 
Hezbollah: FG finally arraigns Lebanese suspectsNigerian Tribune
Hezbollah-linked Lebanese charged with terrorismArab News
Govt arraigns Lebanese over armsThe Guardian Nigeria
Voice of America –CHANNELS
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NAFDAC nabs 14 over manufacture of ‘fake’ Custard brands – The Guardian Nigeria

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2015 polls: Lagos PDP desperate to reconcile – The Guardian Nigeria


Nigerian Tribune
2015 polls: Lagos PDP desperate to reconcile
The Guardian Nigeria
LAGOS State, apart from being the most economically viable state in the country, tops a select few that the local chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) PDP has never won over. The others are Borno, Yobe and Zamfara. Since 1999, the PDP has 
Jega must reform INEC before 2014 election in Osun —OmisoreNigerian Tribune
Nigeria: Pre-Election Campaigns – PDP Wants Axe On ACN, CPCVanguard

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Alleged N5.2bn scam: Court dismisses charge against Ugbane, Elumelu – National Mirror


Times of Nigeria
Alleged N5.2bn scam: Court dismisses charge against Ugbane, Elumelu
National Mirror
A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, high court, yesterday, dismissed charges of alleged financial impropriety preferred against Senator Nicholas Ugbane and the former Chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee on Power, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu.
N5.2B Fraud: Court Frees Elumelu, UgbaneP.M. News
REA Scam: Court Discharges And Acquits Elumelu, UgbaneTimes of Nigeria

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Reps throw out 2013 budget amendment bill •Say it failed to meet requirements – Nigerian Tribune


Nigerian Tribune
Reps throw out 2013 budget amendment bill •Say it failed to meet requirements
Nigerian Tribune
THE House of Representatives, on Wednesday, threw out the 2013 amendment budget request sent to it by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that the request failed to meet constitutional requirements. The decision was sequel to a June 5, 2013 
Reps Reject Proposed 2013 Amendment BillCHANNELS
2013 Budget: Reps reject Jonathan's Amendment BillNigerian Observer
House Rejects Bill to Amend 2013 BudgetTHISDAY Live
Daily Sun
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Suspected oil thieves vandalise NNPC pipeline at Atlas Cove – The Guardian Nigeria


Leadership Newspapers
Suspected oil thieves vandalise NNPC pipeline at Atlas Cove
The Guardian Nigeria
SUSPECTED crude oil thieves on Wednesday attempted to siphon products from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines at the Atlas Cove, an action that led to an explosion at the Akinbo Jetty area. It was gathered that the vandals 
Vessel Laden with Petrol Explodes at Atlas Cove – NEMADaily Times Nigeria
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Nigeria: FG Bans Civil Servants From Accepting Chieftaincy Titles – Premium Times


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Nigeria: FG Bans Civil Servants From Accepting Chieftaincy Titles
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The announcement is contained in a statement signed by Tope Ajakaiye, Director (Communications), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He said the ban also included other sundry awards until their retirement or disengagement from the 
FG bars civil servants from accepting chieftaincy titlesNigerian Tribune
FG bans civil servants from accepting chieftaincy titlesOsun Defender
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22-Year-Old Nigerian Explains How He Swindled American Women Out Of $48K … – UPTOWN Magazine


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22-Year-Old Nigerian Explains How He Swindled American Women Out Of $48K
UPTOWN Magazine
There are all kinds of terrible men to be found on online dating websites. Girl, I could tell you stories. But the most terrible of all is probably this guy, Chibuzor Akobundu (far left), a 22-year-old Nigerian college senior who was arrested for swindling American 
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Recruit More People Into Military To Fight Insurgency, Senate Urges Jonathan – CHANNELS


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Recruit More People Into Military To Fight Insurgency, Senate Urges Jonathan
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The senate has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the military and security agencies to carry out urgent recruitment to increase the size of the forces as the insurgency has overstretched the security agencies. The decision was one of the 

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Constitution Amendment: Nigerians Must Watch Out For Legislative Dictatorship – CHANNELS

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Senate Confirms Ken Nnamani As ICRC Chairman – CHANNELS


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Senate Confirms Ken Nnamani As ICRC Chairman
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The Senate has confirmed former Senate President, Dr Ken Nnamani as the chairman Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The lawmakers also confirmed Mrs. Comfort Saro-Wiwa, sister of late Ken Saro Wiwa as a member of the 

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Aregbesola: Warming up for 2014 – Osun Defender


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Aregbesola: Warming up for 2014
Osun Defender
Aregbesola Many indigenes and groups have endorsed Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola for a second term, owing to his performance in office in the last three years. On the live television programme, 'Ogbeni Till Daybreak', last Friday, the governor 

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Reps Member Decries Persecution Of Fani-Kayode – P.M. News


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Reps Member Decries Persecution Of Fani-Kayode
P.M. News
Executive Chairman, House Committee on Human Rights, Rotimi Makinde representing Ife Central Constituency in the House of Representatives, has condemned the persecution of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode in the guise of prosecution.
2015: Fani-Kayode denies backing AliyuThe Punch
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APC: Akande, Masari, el-Rufai, Others Emerge Interim National Officers – THISDAY Live


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APC: Akande, Masari, el-Rufai, Others Emerge Interim National Officers
THISDAY Live
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has confirmed that its national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, will serve as the interim national chairman of the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress (APC), while Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Dr. Muiz Banire will 
APC picks national officers: •Bisi Akande, national chairman •Masari, dep Nigerian Tribune
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NGO Endorses Aregbesola For Second Term •Cites Developmental Projects As … – Osun Defender


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NGO Endorses Aregbesola For Second Term •Cites Developmental Projects As
Osun Defender
rauf A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Peoples Welfare League (PWL), has outlined the numerous measures taken by the governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to uplift the living standard of the masses in the state. Highlighting 

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Defence Headquarters – Most Wanted Insurgents Captured – AllAfrica.com


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Defence Headquarters – Most Wanted Insurgents Captured
AllAfrica.com
The defence headquarters in Abuja yesterday said that some of the notorious leaders of fleeing insurgents in Borno and Yobe states have been captured. It also said in a statement that military weapons and explosives were recovered in the insurgents 
State of emergency: DHQ assessment team end tour of Yobe, Borno operational Nigerian Tribune
Insurgency: Nigerian Military capture Boko Haram leadersDailyPost Nigeria
Emergency Rule: Security to be Relaxed in Adamawa, Yobe for RamadanTHISDAY Live
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Opposition parties cannot sack ACN from South-West – Tinubu – DailyPost Nigeria


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Opposition parties cannot sack ACN from South-West – Tinubu
DailyPost Nigeria
Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has affirmed that attempts by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other opposition parties to oust the ACN from South-West states would fail.
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Fashola Wants Nigerians to Embrace Development-Driven Values – Daily Times Nigeria


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Fashola Wants Nigerians to Embrace Development-Driven Values
Daily Times Nigeria
Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos has called on Nigerians to embrace values and make choices that will encourage the development of the nation. Fashola made the call at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, when he delivered the 21st annual lecture of 
Fashola advocates sound social, cultural values as tools for good governanceWorldStage
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OSUN INFO COMMISSIONER COMMENDS GOV. AREGBESOLA ON SECURITY – Osun Defender


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OSUN INFO COMMISSIONER COMMENDS GOV. AREGBESOLA ON SECURITY
Osun Defender
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State of Osun, Mr. Sunday Akere has commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for implementing a model security and safety framework in the state which has translated to peaceful co-existence among the 

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The Party’s Over – Wall Street Journal


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The Party's Over
Wall Street Journal
Millions of voters have moved out of the political party system. The decline of loyalty has made politics less stable and predictable — and has resulted in close elections. Article; Comments. more in Politics & Policy | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ».
2015: INEC presents draft guidelines to political partiesNigerian Tribune
Stakeholders want govt to fund partiesThe Guardian Nigeria
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MTN Foundation spends N7.5b on social projects – The Guardian Nigeria

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Tambuwal decries politicians’ desperation ahead of 2015 polls – The Punch


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Tambuwal decries politicians' desperation ahead of 2015 polls
The Punch
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday frowned on what he called “shameful political doctrines” that had crept into the country's politics ahead of the 2015 general elections. Tambuwal noted that though 2015 was two years 
2015: Tambuwal talks toughNigerian Tribune
Tambuwal Warns Political Parties Of Internal Autocracy Ahead Of 2015CHANNELS
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Commissioner faults Kaduna Assembly over ‘missing’ N560m – The Punch

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Police arrest 97 kidnappers, 131 robbers in Anambra – National Mirror

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2014: Bode George tasks South-West PDP leadership on Osun, Ekiti – Nigerian Tribune

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Ondo election appeal is legless —Olanipekun – Nigerian Tribune


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Ondo election appeal is legless —Olanipekun
Nigerian Tribune
DR Olusegun Mimiko's lead counsel in the appeal against re-election at the Election Petitions Tribunal, which ruled in favour of the Ondo State governor in the October 20th 2012 governorship election, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has described the appeal 
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$1.6m fraud: Court throws out Ajudua’s application to quash charge – Nigerian Tribune


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$1.6m fraud: Court throws out Ajudua's application to quash charge
Nigerian Tribune
JUSTICE Olubunmi Oyewole of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Tuesday, threw out the application filed by a lawyer, Fred Ajudua, asking the court to quash the $1.6million fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes 
Ajudua loses bid to stop trial over $1.69m fraudThe Guardian Nigeria
Court Dismisses Ajudua's Application To Quash 419 ChargesCHANNELS
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Nigeria: Why Bank Fraud Is On the Rise – SFU Boss – Vanguard

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Nigeria Immigration warns job-seekers against fraudsters – The Guardian Nigeria


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Nigeria Immigration warns job-seekers against fraudsters
The Guardian Nigeria
THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned unsuspecting Nigerians against the activities of job fraudsters who post fake Immigration vacancies on the Internet. The warning came from the spokesman of the service, Mr. King Ekpedeme on Tuesday.
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Immigration Officials Arrest 155 Irregular Immigrants In ZariaLeadership Newspapers
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Court orders arrest of alleged oil subsidy scammers – The Guardian Nigeria


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Court orders arrest of alleged oil subsidy scammers
The Guardian Nigeria
JUSTICE Adeniyi Onigbanjo of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, Tuesday issued a bench warrant against two oil marketers, Oluwaseun Ogunbambo and Habila Theck, for failing to attend their trial without cogent reasons. The judge also revoked the bail granted 
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Jonathan declines assent to State of the Nation Address Bill – Premium Times

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2015: PDP will retain its position in Nigeria, new spokesperson, Okeke, says – Premium Times


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2015: PDP will retain its position in Nigeria, new spokesperson, Okeke, says
Premium Times
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tony Okeke, said on Tuesday that the party will retain its pre-eminent position in the nation's political arena come 2015. Mr. Okeke stated this during a chat with journalists in Abuja, 
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PDP can't hold mini-convention —OyinlolaNigerian Tribune
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Nigeria, other D8 countries target $500bn trade by 2018 – The Punch


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Nigeria, other D8 countries target $500bn trade by 2018
The Punch
The Developing Countries Organisation for Economic Cooperation has unveiled plans to improve the volume of trade among member countries within the next five years to $500bn. The D-8 Secretary General, Dr Seyed Mousavi, disclosed this on Monday in 
D-8 Trade Ministers Holds First Meeting In NigeriaCHANNELS

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NHRC seeks reports on rescue ops in U’khand – Zee News


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NHRC seeks reports on rescue ops in U'khand
Zee News
NHRC seeks reports on rescue ops in U'khand New DelhI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought reports from Uttarakhand and the central government over the measures being taken for the evacuation and rehabilitation of 
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Train Crashes Into Truck in Kaduna – Osun Defender


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Train Crashes Into Truck in Kaduna
Osun Defender
train wreck A Nigerian passenger train that took off from Kano and bound for Lagos crashed into a faulty truck late this afternoon (Nigerian time), officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have confirmed. The accident took place a few 
Kaduna: 4 injured in Lagos-bound train mishapNigerian Tribune
Lagos Bound Train Derails In Kaduna, Injures FourCHANNELS
Kano-Lagos Passenger Train Collides with Truck in KadunaTHISDAY Live
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Anglican church honours Ekweremadu, calls on Tukur, Anenih to resign – DailyPost Nigeria


DailyPost Nigeria
Anglican church honours Ekweremadu, calls on Tukur, Anenih to resign
DailyPost Nigeria
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu is one of the personalities to be honoured by the Anglican Diocese of Enugu during its second session of the 15th synod. The synod which begins on June 26, 2013 will include a presidential address to be 
Quit politics now, Bishop tells Anenih, Tukur, othersOsun Defender
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Ashiru: Britain Yet to Communicate £3000 Visa Bond to Nigeria – THISDAY Live


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Ashiru: Britain Yet to Communicate £3000 Visa Bond to Nigeria
THISDAY Live
The federal government has said it is yet to receive any official communication from the United Kingdom (UK) over the plan to compel first time visitors from Nigeria to deposit a £3,000 cash bond before they can enter the UK. The money would be forfeited if 
9000 Nigerians in jails abroad, says ministerThe Guardian Nigeria
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