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1 Feb 2015
• Police allay fears, parents seek public holiday • NAPPS directs members to await govt’s directive AHEAD of this month’s elections, strong indications have emerged that public and private schools across the country may be closed.   The move may not be unconnected with fears being expressed by parents over the safety of their children,…
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31 Jan 2015
• We’ll Face Buhari, Anytime, Anywhere, Says Fani-Kayode  • NPAN Plans Presidential Debate Feb. 3 THE Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) is insisting on the participation of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in a live television debate with President Goodluck Jonathan.     Director of Media and Publicity of…
AU-CHAIRPERSON-ZUMA
30 Jan 2015
•AU proposes 7500 strong force THE Federal Government’s insistence that it does not need international force to tackle effectively the Boko Haram menace notwithstanding, the like hood of a deployment of such to fight the insurgents brightened Friday during the opening of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To further lend backing to…
jona-in-Ondo
28 Jan 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday reiterated his commitment to youth empowerment if re-elected in the February 14 poll, just as he urged the PDP leadership in Ondo State to resolve the crisis rocking the party.    Meanwhile, the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has stated that President Jonathan lacked the competence, capacity and training to deal…
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27 Jan 2015
• Group urges elections in victims’ camps •APC alleges fresh plot to scuttle polls  AHEAD of next month’s elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday held a meeting with leaders of all registered political parties over the issues of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the relocation of polling units…
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25 Jan 2015
 • Scores feared killed in fresh Borno attacks, troops repel onslaught  • President’s convoy trapped in Maiduguri, Shettima urges calm • Nigerians protest insurgency in London   AFTER about five months in captivity, 192 out of 218 people abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Katarko town in Gujba Council of Yobe State, were yesterday released…
MILITARY-BOKO
25 Jan 2015
NIGERIA’S military repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno State capital, Maiduguri in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Sunday. The insurgents, who are trying to carve out an Islamic state, began attacking the city on Sunday just after midnight. Scores of militants and soldiers were killed, a military…
Farouk-Ahmed
23 Jan 2015
EVEN with crude oil sold below $50 per barrel and at N87 per litre of petrol in Nigeria, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) insists government still subsidizes the product.    Executive Secretary of the PPPRA, Farouk Ahmed, who gave the clarification in Abuja Friday, stated that the price of crude oil dropped to…
JEGA
22 Jan 2015
• Allays fears over rigging, others• APC, others fault Dasuki’s alleged call for polls shift, NSA denies claims• Again, PDP faults Buhari’s certificate  AGAINST the backdrop of yesterday’s alleged call by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), for postponement of next month’s elections,  the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would not…
Buhari-OK
21 Jan 2015
• Alma Mater releases his Statement of Result • PDP accuses him, APC of breaching peace accord  • Opposition party decries attack on President’s convoy  • Mammoth crowd at Jonathan’s campaign in Kano  BARELY 24 hours after the Nigerian Army said that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) retired Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate…
Buhari-2015
21 Jan 2015
FOLLOWING the needless attention the certificate saga has attracted and to put in perspective the submission of the Army authorities on Tuesday regarding the issue in question, the  presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday said he has formally contacted his Provincial Secondary School ( now Government College), Katsina to make public…
BALLOT-PAPER
19 Jan 2015
• Doubts secure-proof of ballot papers, delivery time • Award of contract to foreign firms in Nigerians’ interest, says commission  THESE certainly are not the best of times for the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) Limited called the ‘Mint’ as it has come under some heavy burden of servicing a N4 billion facility…

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Nigerian gay seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) is among persons that are facing imminent deportation to their home countries. The Guardian UK reported that mothers and grandmothers, some of whom have lived in the UK for decades, are among those facing deportation to Nigeria and Ghana on a controversial Home Office charter flight…
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