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Shagari
24 Feb 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Second Republic President, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, as he clocks 90 years today.     In a statement on his behalf by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan described Shagari as a committed patriot and outstanding leader, saying that the present administration…
24 Feb 2015
JIGAWA State ‎governor, Suleiman Lamido, declared Tuesday that his refusal to defect to the All progressives' Congress (APC) along with governors Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso of Kano, Akilu Wamakko of Sokoto State and three other governors was guided by his commitment to fight for the national interest. Speaking with reporters shortly after a meeting with the…
GEJ-NEW-OK
24 Feb 2015
IRKED by the non-inclusion of any native of Abuja in the eight ministerial nominees sent to the Senate, the original inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory have sued President Goodluck Jonathan to the tune of N1.310bn damages for non-appointment of Abuja natives into the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since 1999. Also joined in the suit…
24 Feb 2015
AN accident involving four vehicles along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway has claimed three lives with five others seriously injured.       The incident was said to have occurred on Monday morning within the axis of the Okhuahae bridge.     The mishap involved two trucks marked ABS 91 XA belonging to Dangote Group, XB 995 UKP belonging to…
24 Feb 2015
FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday in Abeokuta has said he does not have any official account on any social media network. Obsasnjo was reacting to a twitter account, @newsvergeonline, which posted a tweet on Sunday, claiming that Obasanjo had described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation,…
24 Feb 2015
AT least 13 people were killed when a blast ripped through a bus in the northeast Nigerian city of Potiskum on Tuesday, a union official and a driver at the bus station told AFP. "For now we have 13 dead and they have taken 17 others to hospital. The death toll may change," said a…
WHO
23 Feb 2015
• Injectable, ‘self-healing’ hydrogel may offer long-term drug delivery DETERMINED to protect people from infections acquired through unsafe injections such as hepatitis B and C, and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, called for all health-care programmes to switch to syringes that cannot be used more than once.   The United…
Buhari-new
23 Feb 2015
HEARING in two out of many suits instituted at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division to disqualify the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, from the March 28 presidential race was Monday stalled owing to his failure to serve his written address on the plaintiffs in the matter.    There are…
23 Feb 2015
Ganiyu Solomon backs Ambode THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has asked Governor Babatunde Fashola to pay striking medical doctors in the state without delay.    Agbaje, a pharmacist, spoke against the backdrop of the warning strike embarked upon by doctors in the employment of the…
Presidents
23 Feb 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, alongside his counterparts from the Republic of Congo (President Denis Sassou N Guesso) and Equatorial Guinea (President Teodoro Obiang Nguems Mbasogo) have appealed to the international community for more support to consolidate on the ongoing war against terrorism in the north-eastern Nigeria.   The three leaders who, stressed the need to strengthen…
BABALAKIN-OK
23 Feb 2015
A LAGOS High Court sitting in Ikeja Monday discharged the embattled Chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), and four others over allegation of N4.7 billion fraud preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   The presiding judge, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, while ruling on the application for quashing of the…
Alhassan-copy
23 Feb 2015
WHO lauds progress in disease eradication efforts NIGERIA has introduced the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into the nation’s routine immunization schedule. Also, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said Monday that Nigeria was on course to interrupting the transmission of the wild polio virus.    It will be recalled that the World Health…

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