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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...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 14, 2014

RE: #BringBackOurLion: LOL! Do you really believe a lion escaped from Nekede Zoo?

So yesterday, you read here on IMO STATE BLOG that a lion reportedly escaped from Nekede Zoo. As funny as the report sounds, we can’t help but wonder if indeed the Nekede Zoo housed a Lion since it had been run down for years. How did the Lion escape? Where were the handlers when it […]...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on May 14, 2014

ABSG accuses Governor Okorocha of being insensitive to the plight of Imo workers disengaged from Abia civil service.

Abia State Government has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of being insensitive to the plight of his citizens especially Imo workers disengaged from Abia State Civil service. Reacting to a statement credited to Governor Okorocha on May Day in which he was said to be apologizing on behalf of Imo workers sacked...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on May 10, 2014

#CHIBOK ABDUCTION: Pictures from Imo First Lady’s protest walk.

  Recently, we told you that the Imo state first lady, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha was going to lead a protest walk over the abduction of the school girls in Chibok. The walk was held in Owerri yesterday, Friday. Here are some pictures from the event.       —————...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on May 10, 2014

Lagos generates N8.4bn from land transactions in 2013

Hakeem Muri Okunola The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it generated about N8.4billion from land transactions in 2013. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Permanent Secretary of Lands Bureau, gave the figure at the 2014 Ministerial Press Briefing in Ikeja. The permanent secretary said the figure was about 19 per ce...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Gambia barred from Africa for two years

Gambia National Team Gambia has been barred from all African competitions for two years because of age cheating, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Saturday. The suspension means the west African country forfeit a 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles scheduled for mid-May. CAF sa...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 4, 2014

Fulham, Cardiff relegated from Premier League

Fulham manager, Felix Magath Fulham and Cardiff City were both relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after losing their penultimate games of the season. Fulham slipped into the Championship after 13 years in the top flight after losing 4-1 at Stoke City, while Cardiff City’s 3-0 defeat at Newcas...

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Nigerian runs drug supply ring from Aussie detention centre

A Nigerian detainee at Sydney, Australia’s Villawood Detention Centre has been arrested by New South Wales police for allegedly running a major drug supply ring. The 39-year-old Nigerian, who was not identified, was taken into custody by officers from the State Crime Command investigating the importatio...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

IMO APC CRISIS: Details from the latest drama over the weekend as State Party Chairman, Woman Leader resign.

The ruling party in Imo state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is now in a race against time to put its house in order before 2015 as the crisis rocking it took a new dimension over the weekend. In what will be a big blow for the credibility of the Imo governor Rochas Okorocha within […]...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Nigeria Risks Expulsion from UN Council Over Endless Violence

The seeming helplessness and inability of the Nigerian government to effectively stem the unending spiral of violence by Boko Haram terrorists that has engulfed Nigeria is creating a deep sense of international outrage and frustration, especially at the UN, where Nigeria currently holds the rotatory Presidenc...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Apr 22, 2014

CAF disqualifies Gambia from U-20 tournament

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced Gambia’s disqualification from the U-20 African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifiers for the 19th edition of the competition. A statement by CAF indicated that the decision was taken by the Organising Committee for the Orange Africa U-20 Champions...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Residents beg Imo State government to rescue them from filth.

Residents of Owerri have called on the Imo Government to provide an effective way of refuse disposal, especially in residential areas of the city. The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri that there was no effective waste disposal system in the state. Mr Willy Nzuko, a landlord in Uratta,...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Easter greetings from Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

As we remember the death of Jesus and celebrate His resurrection, we must never forget that if not for the sacrifice He made for all, there could never have been a celebration and hope for a better future. Such is the message of Easter to all our leaders to make the sacrifices necessary so that […]...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Easter message from Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.

As Christians all over the world celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus this season, the Executive Governor of Imo State, and the Chairman of All Progressive Congress [APC], Governors’ Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, OON has urged all Nigerians especially Imo people to forgive one another and...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Presidency, benefitting from the insurgency – APC

While the electorates, whom the government owes the responsibility to protect are on the receiving end of the unrestrained terrorism attack, the government appears to have ran out of options or have jettisoned its duties, choosing rather to engage in blame game and outright deceits. Huhuonline.com understands...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Apr 18, 2014

A lesson from Algiers: Stemming youth brain drain

ALGIERS(AFP) – They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements. With unemployment in the oil-rich North African nation hovering at 21.5 pe...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Statement from Buhari on Nyanya Bomb blast

“The attack today at Nyanya was horrific, heartbreaking, and a cruel act of merciless slaughter. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. I also pray and hope for the full and speedy recovery of those wounded. My heart breaks every time I take to this platform to offe...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on Apr 16, 2014

EFCC recovers N4.3bn from Oil Subsidy Suspects- Lamorde

Ibrahim Lamorde, Executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today disclosed that the Commission has recovered N4.3billion from suspects involved in the petroleum subsidy scam. He said this on 15 April when the management of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency led by...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 16, 2014

What Our People Will Gain From Rebasing The GDP

Ngozi Okonjo-Iwaela, Finance Minister, in this interview with RayPower FM, reacts to criticism of the rebasing exercise Many Nigerians want to know what the rebasing is all about… What the GDP measuremnet means is that you know we have statistics to get better data and information on the perfomance of o...

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Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The Emir From Cameroun At Abuja Conference

By Kanayo Esinulo  It was clear to everyone present that the man spoke out of point. The Emir simply wanted to provoke a sensitive issue that was not on the floor for discussion. Without wasting anyone’s time he gave an outline of his unimpressive dual citizenship, and his preference for his Adamawa Kingdo...

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Posted on Apr 15, 2014

FG to protect farmers from climate change

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and rural Development, has reiterated that Federal Government’s determination to protect farmers from the adverse effects of climate change. Adesina made the remark when he received the report of the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Resilience (ACARN) on c...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 12, 2014

VIDEO: Passengers protest on ARIK AIR flight from Lagos to Newyork. LOL!!! Must watch!

Apparently, this isn’t the first time they’ve had similar issues.  Many have taken to their social media handles to voice out their experiences with this airline. See comments below.   This is such a shame!! Arik has no excuses whatsoever for this.   —————&...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Indians troop to vote from Monday

The first Indian voters head to the polls Monday for the world’s biggest election, set to sweep the opposition Hindu nationalists to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defe...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 6, 2014

Girl, 14, Rescued From Forced Marriage

Kazeem Ugbodaga A 14-year old girl from Niger Republic has been rescued after she was forcefully married to a Bureau de Change operator in Yaba area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria. The girl (name withheld) was forcefully married to 25-year old Bashiru Yaya also from Niger Republic on 29 December, 2013 while the ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Chad withdraws troops from Central Africa

N’DJAMENA(AFP) – Chad announced Thursday it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in the violence-torn Central African Republic after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that held power for most of last year. Chad came under the spotlight last weekend when at least ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 4, 2014

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