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22 Jan 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan in Sokoto dismissed as erroneous the notion that he hates the northern part of the country and has been marginalising it in terms of development. He also canvassed unity of all, especially at these trying times in the nation. The president, who spoke while addressing a political rally in furtherance of his…
22 Jan 2015
Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, though have expressed commitment to the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, have however, continued to trade blames over allegations of inciting supporters to acts of intimidation and harassment. El-Rufai, who reacted to the…
22 Jan 2015
THE Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kogi State council has called on the state governor, Captain Idris Wada to prosecute perpetrators of the N700 million West African Examinations Council (WAEC) fees fraud.    Chairman of the union, Ali Atabo, at a press briefing yesterday, said the decision to stop the payment has thrown innocent students…
22 Jan 2015
WHAT was meant to restrain stakeholders in the state from overheating the polity before the elections became an avenue for trading accusations between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the police in Lokoja.    The candidate for House of Representative Dekina/Bassa Federal constituency on the platform of the APC Benjamin Ikanni at a stakeholders workshop…
22 Jan 2015
ORGANISED labour in Plateau State comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) rose from its meeting yesterday afternoon giving the state government a 14-day ultimatum within which to resolve the outstanding labour issues with civil servants in the state.    After a meeting yesterday, NLC Chairman…
22 Jan 2015
THE Borno State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Federal Government to “dialogue” with its members by speeding up the resolution of the judiciary workers’ strike, which already had crippled court activities in the last two weeks in the country.   Chairman of the Maiduguri Branch of the association, Abdulwasiu Alfa,…
22 Jan 2015
THE President, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Dr. Margee Ensign, has blamed the massive poverty and under- development in Nigeria and other African countries on poor quality education and lack of paying attention to women’s education.   The AUN president, who spoke in Yola during the presentation of 125 Spring 2015 new students’ pledge…
22 Jan 2015
AS debates continue on the security implications of holding elections in the insurgency-ravaged North-East and the legality of having the polls at the internally-displaced persons’ camps in the region, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has given assurance that elections in the region would not pose a security challenge.   The Director-General of…
22 Jan 2015
• Gaidam says state spends over N10b to fight Boko Haram  THE Chairman of Yobe State Traditional Council of Chiefs (YTCC) and Emir of Fika, Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammadu Idrissa, has urged the Federal Government to improve security in the North-East by deploying more troops with increased “intelligence surveillances” on Boko Haram modus operandi and…
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21 Jan 2015
THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ‎Wednesday decried the alarming rate of hate speeches that have characterised electioneering campaigns and political commentaries in the country ahead of next month’s elections.    Also, the commission outrightly condemned the‎ advertorial sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State captioned “Nigeria: Be Warned”, saying it amounted to hate…
21 Jan 2015
THE All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) yesterday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to make public reports of the   probe panel on the Aviation ministry.  The organization in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated that the President should not sweep the outcome of the probe panel…
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21 Jan 2015
• Party faults NCC’s order to service providers on political adverts FOR refusing to participate in the National Conference convoked by President Goodluck Jonathan to find solutions to the myriads of problems facing the nation, the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Chief Olu Falae said the All Peoples Congress (APC) does not…

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