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15 Feb 2015
• Military hopes to contain insurgency soon • Navy gets four new war ships • UN condemns escalation of B’ Haram attacks  IT was still cruel disregard for human life, as a female suicide bomber who disguised as a passenger at the Damaturu Central Motor Park in Yobe State detonated a “veil hidden” Improvised Explosive Device…
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13 Feb 2015
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Abdul-Aziz, son of former governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako.    Abdul-Aziz, who was declared wanted about two weeks ago, was picked up Friday morning by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Gombe, Gombe State, and immediately flown to Abuja, where he is currently being…
13 Feb 2015
BOKO Haram militants have carried out an attack on Chad overnight, the first such assault on Chadian soil, officials say. Fighters crossed Lake Chad in four motorboats and attacked a village, an army spokesman told the BBC. The Islamist militants were pushed back by Chadian troops after killing several people, residents said. Chad recently joined…
11 Feb 2015
  • Warns personnel against compromise, subversion THE military has reiterated its commitment to support the electoral process and safeguard the nation’s democracy, contrary to insinuations that there is a plan to take over government. It also warned all military personnel against seditious acts or taking steps capable of compromising democratic governance.   The assurance…
10 Feb 2015
• Fashola, APC, others condemn move  • l can’t be intimidated, says ex-gov • Army denies allegation  A FRESH controversy may be brewing over alleged military surveillance in the Ikoyi, Lagos residence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday decried the “intimidation” by…
9 Feb 2015
• Adefarasin preaches peace, unity  A CHEERY prediction came yesterday from the United States (U.S) Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle that Nigeria would not split in spite of her current socio-political problems.   Speaking in Lagos at a news conference on the premiere of the award-winning movie, Selma, which chronicles the true life story…
9 Feb 2015
NIGERIA'S general election will not be postponed past March 28, National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told AFP on Monday, after he successfully lobbied for a poll delay because of Boko Haram violence.  "Those dates will not be shifted again," Dasuki said when asked if the polls, initially scheduled for February 14, could be pushed back…
8 Feb 2015
UNKNOWN gunmen on Saturday night kidnapped Mr Dariye Defwang, the father of Sen. Joshua Dariye, at Mushere, his village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gunmen invaded the fenced area housing the former Plateau Governor’s family and started shooting sporadically, which scared the villagers.…
6 Feb 2015
• After Meeting With Stakeholders FOLLOWING directives from the National Council of State after its meeting on Thursday in Abuja that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should consult widely with the security and other stakeholders, there were indications Friday that the commission may take a definite position on the dates for the election.   …
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4 Feb 2015
• APC asks body to reject postponement  • Military denies alleged plan for interim  president  • Condemns campaign mocking Defence chief, • Warns against dragging institution into politics  • British envoy seeks credible, violence-free polls  INDICATIONS have emerged that today’s meeting of the National Council of State is billed to be tough as the nation’s…
3 Feb 2015
•Scientists advance treatments for disease WEDNESDAY is World Cancer Day. It is a day that unites the world in the fight against cancer. Activities to mark the day are being spearheaded  by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria). The 2015 World Cancer…
2 Feb 2015
Pledges speedy action      PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday received the report of the forensic investigation into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with a pledge to ensuring that all aspects of the reports would be implemented to move the industry forward.   The submission of the report is coming barely 24 hours after Sanusi’s predecessor…


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Upon being informed that her famished and desperate peasant compatriots could not afford their staple diet of bread, the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette (1755-1799) allegedly
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Lagos State Government, yesterday, said it had embarked on the construction of the Opebi-Mende Link Bridge and the approach roads in Ikeja Local Council for ease of commuting
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The story has been that of unchanging marginalisation of the education sector by the federal government in its policy formulation and annual budgetary appropriation.
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The Rotary Club of Omole Golden (District 9110) has disclosed plan to provide ultra-modern public toilets at major markets and motor parks as part of its advocacy to tackle
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Terrorist kingpin, Alhaji Shanono, has been killed in a major air raid, the Air Force high command has confirmed.