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20 Jan 2015
• Urge for peace during next month’s polls THE Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Kaduna, donated N10 million to victims of 2011 post election violence in Kaduna.   Tinubu, who said the money was his personal contribution to the sympathetic condition of the…
20 Jan 2015
AS the campaigns for next month’s presidential election continue to generate controversies, the Primate of the Orthodox Anglican Church of Nigeria, Bishop Christopher Umane, has urged the two major presidential candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his counterpart in People’s Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan, to be cautious of their…
20 Jan 2015
THE Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN), a network of over 303 non-governmental organisations and human rights activists, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to set up more collection centres for the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).   According to the group, more collection centres would ensure that every Nigerian of voting age receives…
20 Jan 2015
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the replacement of Assistant Inspector General of Police Umar Manko with Joseph Mbu as the Assistant Inspector General Of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan Lagos. The Police High Command Tuesday announced the removal of Manko who was redeployed to National Institute Of Strategic Studies…
20 Jan 2015
THE military on Tuesday stepped into a political row about the legitimacy of the main opposition candidate to run for president, in a fresh twist to an issue gripping the campaign. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised doubts about whether President Goodluck Jonathan's main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, obtained his school-leaving qualification. Under Nigerian…
20 Jan 2015
HUNDREDS of people from four villages near the devastated Nigerian town of Baga have been forced to flee after a warning from Boko Haram militants, witnesses and community leaders said Tuesday. News of the exodus from Kekenu, Budur, Yoyo and Mile 90 villages came as Niger hosted a meeting on how to fight the rebels…
20 Jan 2015
THE Deputy Commandant, Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Emmanuel Ayisire, on Tuesday said it would collaborate with other security agencies to ensure safety and peace during and after the February general elections.Ayisire made the assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.He said the group was also planning to have a seminar…
20 Jan 2015
TWENTY nine ships are to arrive in Lagos ports with foods, petroleum products and other goods from Jan. 20 to Feb. 7.The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) disclosed this in its daily publication, the ‘Shipping Position,’ made available to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday.The document stated that 14 of the expected ships would arrive in the…
20 Jan 2015
THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Seme Border Patrol on Monday handed over two victims of human trafficking to National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).The Controller, Border Patrol Command, Mr Abdulahi Hayatu while handing over the victims, said that they were arrested in a Young shall Grow luxury…
20 Jan 2015
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it introduced card readers for voters’ accreditation in order to verify the rightful owners of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Mr Abdulganiyu Bello, the Electoral Officer for Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara, stated this in Kosubosu at a meeting with stakeholders in the area. Bello said…
20 Jan 2015
NIGERIA was on Tuesday awarded $8.1 million in funding for a final push to eradicate polio, as it nears six months without a case of the disease. Rotary International, which is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to wipe out the virus, said the money would go towards vaccination, research and surveillance programmes. Nigeria…
20 Jan 2015
PETROLEUM marketers in Sokoto and its environs have continued to retain the N97 old pump price of petrol, contrary to the N87 price per litre announced by the Federal Government on Sunday. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) who monitored the petroleum supply situation in Sokoto on Monday and Tuesday reported that…

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