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27 Feb 2015
FOUR youths suspected to be party members were arrested in Benue State in possession of over 1,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) belonging to other individuals.    The Guardian learnt that the suspects, who were arrested by the ‘A’ Division of the state police command in Makurdi, have been transferred to the police headquarters for interrogation.…
27 Feb 2015
ABIA State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has commiserated with the family of late Chief Onwuka Kalu, Okpuzu of Abiriba who died last Monday in a London hospital.  The governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, described the death of the foremost Abia industrialist as “a great loss to his family, Abia state and…
27 Feb 2015
WORRIED by the incessant market fire outbreaks in South- East states, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday staged a one day Sensitization and  Simulation exercise for traders at the popular Eke Market in Awka, Anambra state.  Several markets in the east such as the popular Onitsha Main Market, Nnewi Market, Eke Awka, Ariara…
27 Feb 2015
THE Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha has said that all the funds allocated to the state since inception of his administration more than three years ago have been justifiably  used, contrary to the claims made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship  candidate and  Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha.…
27 Feb 2015
DESPITE efforts to contain infectious diseases, Anambra State government has revealed that 14 new cases of Leprosy has been discovered in some communities in the state.  The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joe Akabike who disclosed the surge of the infection while fielding questions from newsmen in Awka on Wednesday, announced that by 2014, the…
27 Feb 2015
THE new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Sokoto State Police Command, Alhaji Salisu Abdullahi Fagge has lamented that activities of political thugs were seriously threatening the peaceful nature of the state, however, assuring citizens of the state of a hitch free and violence free poll.    Fagge, who was addressing his maiden press…
27 Feb 2015
SOKOTO State Governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in the April elections, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has said that his desire to be in Senate is not for personal interest but for the purpose of serving the entire country.    The governor, while fielding questions at the correspondents’ forum said, “I am…
27 Feb 2015
* Police recover 340 stolen election materials, arrest 23 political thugs Ahead of the March 8 deadline, the distribution of permanent voters cards PVC in Kano has reached 82 per cent, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.    Kano has the largest number of voters across the country with over 4.9 million eligible…
27 Feb 2015
Yero assures of improved security EVEN as the war against Boko Haram terrorists by the military rages in the north eastern part of the country, the Kaduna State Police Command has uncovered the den of an extremist Islamic sect in Farakwai village, few kilometers to Zaria city where armed police dislodged the members called Kalakato…
BAGA-1
26 Feb 2015
APPARENTLY to boost the morale of troops and calm frayed nerves, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited Mubi in Adamawa State, about three months after Nigerian soldiers recaptured the town from the insurgent group, Boko Haram.   The president arrived at Yola International Airport at about 10.45a.m accompanied by the Chief of Defence staff, Service chiefs…
TWIN-BOMB
26 Feb 2015
• ‘ISIS trying to radicalise young Nigerians’ TWO separate bomb blasts yesterday rocked the Bauchi Road axis of Jos North Local Government in Plateau State, leaving behind many casualties.  The incident occurred as the Federal Government issued an alert to Nigerians that agents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are trying to…
NAT.-ASS
26 Feb 2015
• Rights group tasks N’Assembly on wasteful expenditures THE Bill for an act to establish an independent National Assembly Budget Research Office (NABRO) scaled second reading at the Senate yesterday.   Sponsored by the Senate Majority Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, the bill seeks to provide the National Assembly with objective, timely and non-partisan analysis of economic…

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