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21 Feb 2015
THE Comptroller of Prisons in Cross River, Mr Clement Udosen, has confirmed that some inmates at Afokang Prison in Calabar South Local Government Area, on Friday attempted jailbreak. Udosen told newsmen in Calabar that the inmates overpowered some prison guards, seized their rifles, fired shots and injured some of the guards. He said that the…
21 Feb 2015
THE Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has advised politicians to refrain from acts capable of disrupting the unity of the country. He gave the advice at a lecture in Abuja titled; ``Democracy in Nigeria, So Near, Yet So Far’’, organised by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja chapter. The lecture was…
21 Feb 2015
 A CIVIL society organisation, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has applauded the recent gains recorded by the Nigerian Armed Forces against the Boko Haram. This is contained in a statement issued by the Executive Director, CASER, Mr Frank Tietie, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday.…
21 Feb 2015
RESIDENTS of the northeast Nigerian town of Gamboru returned to their homes for the first time since Chadian forces retook it from Boko Haram, they said Saturday. Scores of people crossed the 300-metre (yard) bridge that forms the border with Cameroon under military escort to survey the ravaged town and homes looted by the militants.…
BROWN
20 Feb 2015
THE United Nations (UN) envoy and former British Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, yesterday appealled to Boko Haram insurgents to free the over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls they abducted last year who have been held for 10 months.   His appeal came after the reported release this week of women and girls kidnapped by the Islamist…
IMOKE-OK
20 Feb 2015
 SECURITY agents in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, yesterday foiled an early morning jailbreak attempt by inmates of Afokang Prisons, Calabar.  The attempt in which no life was lost was foiled by the joint task force of security agents made up of Nigeria Police, personnel of the Nigerian Army and prison officers.   According to inside…
20 Feb 2015
AHEAD of the April 11 governorship election, leader of the Southern Kaduna Winning All (SOKWINA) and former State General Secretary of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Katung Peters, has said that Southern Kaduna people are solidly behind the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Muhktar Ramalan Yero, in his bid to retain his office in…
ALIYU-IBETO
20 Feb 2015
THE frosty relationship between Niger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu and his Deputy, Ahmed Musa Ibeto, deepened yesterday with the latter debunking claims by the former that he handed over the affairs of the state to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, because his deputy was out of the country.   Aliyu had…
OJERINDE
20 Feb 2015
THE Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, has allayed concerns by visually impaired candidates that they would be excluded from the Computer Based Test (CBT), saying that the matriculation examination is an all-inclusive examination for every Nigerian child irrespective of their disabilities.   The Registrar also disclosed that the 2015 UTME…
NIPP
20 Feb 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan assured Friday that his administration would boost the national electricity generation capacity by 5,700 megawatts by the end of this year.   The President,  who spoke at the formal commissioning of 750MW Olorunshogo II Power Station in Papalanto area of Ogun State, also hinted that his government was working towards generating power from…
20 Feb 2015
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that contrary to subjective reactions that the postponement of the February election dates was injurious to the nation’s democracy, unfolding events, especially the prevalent huge deficit in the distribution of the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) have shown that the development rather saved the nation and the Independent National…
20 Feb 2015
THE Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) alleging the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was sponsoring political violence in the state.  In a letter dated February 16, this year, and titled ‘In the Matter of State Sponsored Pre -Election Violence in Ekiti State’, the…

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