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26 Feb 2015
KANO State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two ex-convicts for allegedly smuggling dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis sativa.     The suspects were caught along Emir Road, Sabon Gari Kano in a dark green Mercedes Benz Car with registration number AA809AJG containing compressed 104 blocks of Cannabis sativa…
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26 Feb 2015
• Faults Agbaje on Lekki-Epe road toll GOVERNOR Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State has appealed to residents to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that no fewer than 1.4 million were still uncollected.    Fashola, at the state-wide All Progressives Congress (APC) rally at Ifako-Ijaye…
26 Feb 2015
AHEAD of the May 29 handover date, members of the pro-democracy group, Nigerians United for Democracy (NUD), has warned against the installation of an interim government in place of a democratically elected one.    Spokesperson of the group, Mr. Ezenwo Nwagu, who addressed journalists in Abuja yesterday, urged those mooting the idea of a coup…
26 Feb 2015
• Says criticism of Buhari not personal EKITI State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, yesterday disclosed that the committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2006 to get a presidential candidate for the party did not consider the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, rather, he was forced on the party by then out-going…
26 Feb 2015
TWO suicide bombers have killed at least 15 people at a bus station in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say. Only one of the bomber's explosives detonated properly, the other bomber died at the scene in Biu, witnesses told the BBC. A second bombing has hit a crowded bus station in the town of Jos, in north-central…
26 Feb 2015
SEVERAL months of tireless agitations and protests by students of the Lagos State University (LASU) Thursday yielded result as the state government began a refund of tuition fees for 2013/14 session.     The refund was an aftermath of school fees’ review by the government after students protested the initial high tuition.    Following the release…
26 Feb 2015
PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday vowed to "lead from the front" in the fight against Boko Haram if elected in Nigeria's forthcoming election. The former military ruler, who rejected descriptions of him as a "dictator", also argued against further delays to the election and said a free, fair and peaceful…
26 Feb 2015
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State; has called on the police and other security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecutes executive members of 23 political parties for agitating an Interim Government in the state; despite recent clarifications by President Goodluck Jonathan that such calls are treasonable offence under the Nigerian laws. State Chairman of APC, Alhaji…
26 Feb 2015
SIX years after the deadly Boko Haram sect  killed thousands of Mubi residents and its environs, President Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday made a surprise visit to the ghost town of Mubi with soldiers mounting road blocks in the neighbouring villages. Jonathan who arrived Yola International Airport at about 10am boarded a chopper to Mubi accompanied by over ten fighter jets. The…
26 Feb 2015
THE Borno State chapter of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Thursday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to “postpone and extend” the forthcoming general elections to September 26, 2015 in the state, because of seven un-resolved issues and insecurity for it to conduct a free, fair and credible elections in the state. Borno’s polls shift, according…
26 Feb 2015
THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the appointment of four directors for Unity Bank Plc. The bank said in a statement on Wednesday that three non-executive directors and one independent director were approved by the CBN. It said that the non-executive directors are Mrs Yabawa Lawan Wabi, Mr Dauda Iliya and Mrs Priya…
26 Feb 2015
A TWIN suicide attack this week at a bus station in Nigeria's Kano city killed 34 people, a union official said Thursday, giving an updated toll after police said 10 people died.  Boko Haram Islamist militants have not claimed the blasts, but the group has repeatedly targeted Kano, including bus stations, throughout its six-year uprising. …

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