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Ballot snatching, violence mar Kano council poll

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano The Local Government election in Kano, northwest Nigeria, held on Saturday was characterized by violence and electoral malpractices, just as the voters complained about late arrival of election materials in most polling units. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba con...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Largest dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on ...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Lagos pays outstanding gratuities to local govt. pensioners

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola The Lagos State Government said it has completed payment of outstanding gratuities to local government pensioners and next of kin of deceased pensioners from 2005 to December 2006. Mr Ashimi Adewale, Permanent Secretary, Office of Local Government Establishment, Trainin...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Nigerians want Confab recommendations subjected to referendum – NOI Poll

An opinion poll conducted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls popularly known as NOIPolls, has revealed that 79 per cent of respondents would like the outcome of the conference to be subjected to a referendum. This was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the National Conference Assistant S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Fayemi reiterates commitment to repositioning Ekiti

Governor Kayode Fayemi Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has reiterated the commitment of his administration to repositioning the state. Fayemi stated this on Wednesday while campaigning at Odo-Ayedun in Ikole Local Government Area of the state. He said that the state government would not relent in its efforts ...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Woman dies praying for Chibok girls

Wife of Katsina State governor, Hajiya Fatima Ibrahim Shema A woman, Hajiya Maimuna Danja, died on Wednesday on her way to Katsina to pray for the release of the abducted Chibok girls. The woman, who hails from Danja in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State, died in a car crash on Danja-Katsina road. S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Ogwuche, fleeing Nyanya bomber arrested in Sudan

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, one of the two suspects declared wanted on Monday by the State Security Service in connection with the 14 April bomb attack at a bus station in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja has been arrested in Sudan. Mike Omeri, the Director General of National Orientation Agency, NOA announced the arrest o...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Jonathan rules out prisoner swap with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago. Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds, who is in Nigeria for talks about the international rescue missi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

FRSC confirms 3 dead in Ogun auto crash

Federal Road Safety Officers at work The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said three persons died and three others sustained injury in an accident which occurred on the Papa/Ilaro road on Wednesday. The FRSC Unit Commander in Ogun, Fatai Bakare, told NAN at Itori that the accident occurred at about 11:45...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Access Bank moves to block probe of IB acquisition

In a bid to forestall the the probe of how Access bank Plc acquired Intercontinental bank Plc by Financial Reporting Council of Nigerian FRCN, the outgoing managing Director of Access bank plc, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede and a Director of the bank Herbert Wigwe have dragged the organization before a Federal Hi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

US confirms drones deployed to Nigeria

Global Hawk drone: deployed to Nigeria, Pentagon confirms The US military is flying surveillance drones as well as manned aircraft over Nigeria to help the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. However, the data is not yet being shared with th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigerian troops angry after Boko Haram killed 4 in ambush

Nigerian Soldiers fired shots in the air at Maiduguri barracks on Wednesday because they were angry with their commanders about having been made to return at night to the city through an area where Boko Haram is fighting an insurgency, soldiers told Reuters. The shooting came in the wake of an ambush of Niger...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Jonathan withdraws assent from 2014 budget bill

Nigeria’s Government said on Wednesday that the 2014 appropriation bill passed by the National Assembly about two months ago has not been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan because of “distortions” introduced into the document by the lawmakers. Labaran Maku, Information. Minister who rev...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Bi-Courtney to spend N500m to improve MMA2 facilities

MMA 2 Terminal The management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Ltd (BASL) on Wednesday said it would spend about N500 million to improve facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos. Chief Executive Officer of BASL, Christophe Pennick, told journalists that the money would be used to u...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Bayern’s Ribery doubtful for German Cup final

Franck Ribery Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery admits he faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Germany Cup final showdown against Borussia Dortmund in Berlin due to a back injury. “I feel good, but 90 minutes could be difficult,” admitted the 31-year-old France star after traini...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Arsenal can handle FA cup pressure – Wenger

Arsene Wenger: hopeful Arsenal can end title drought Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Wednesday expressed confidence that the pressure of the club’s nine-year trophy drought will not derail his side in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Hull City. “You don’t play with the history,” ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

FG seals NNPC depot, four filling stations in Ogun

In the file: NNPC Mega filling station The Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment on Wednesday sealed five filling stations in Ogun over alleged sharp practices. NAN reported that the affected stations included a NNPC Mega station on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway at Ifo. The other filling stations located i...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Polytechnic workers suspend seven months strike

A building in Nasarawa State Polytechnic The Nasarawa State Polytechnic chapter of Non Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP), on Wednesday suspended its seven months-old-strike. Chairman of the union, David Ayitono-Goshi announced the suspension in Lafia while briefing journalists on the outcome of the...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

80 % of Uwais-led Panel’s recommendations implemented – Jega

INEC Boss: Attahiru Jega The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that nearly 80 per cent of the recommendations of the Justice Lawal Uwais-led Political Reform Panel has been implemented. Jega made the statement in his presentation at the National Conferen...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Police adopt community-based policing

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar The Zone 10 Police Command Sokoto on Tuesday said it had adopted a community-based policing to ensure full participation of all citizens in the fight against terrorism. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, Alhaji Bala Hassan, mad...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

JAMB: 250 prisoners in Kaduna, Ikoyi Prisons sit for CBT examination

Inmates receiving lecture The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said that 250 prisoners in Kaduna and Ikoyi Prisons in Lagos would sit for the test and over 616,000 candidates would sit for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer-Based Test (CBT). A state...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

‘Nigerian Music Videos Among The Best In Africa’

The Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of MTV Networks Africa, Mr Alex Okosi, has said that Nigerian artistes and video directors now produced some of the best music videos in Africa. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that prior to the advent of MTV Base in Africa Nigeria p...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

World Cup: Super Eagles will perform well – Mutiu Adepoju

Mutiu Adepoju Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has said he expects the Super Eagles to perform well at the forthcoming 2014 World Cup. Adepoju told NAN as the players round off the season at their clubs, it would be good to kick-start rigorous preparations for the tournament. He said that it was...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

UN appoints first female peacekeeping commander

Major General Kristin Lund United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday in New York, named Maj-.Gen. Kristin Lund, as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus. The Norwegian commander, the first female to command a UN force, would take over the command with 930 soldiers and 66 police on...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigeria willing to talk with Boko Haram on hostages – Turaki

Tanimu Turaki Nigeria is willing to talk to Boko Haram about securing the release of 223 schoolgirls still held hostage by the Islamists, Special Duties Minister Taminu Turaki told AFP on Tuesday. Turaki, who last year headed a committee tasked with pursuing an amnesty pact with some Boko Haram fighters, said...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

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