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21 Jan 2015
• Party faults NCC’s order to service providers on political adverts FOR refusing to participate in the National Conference convoked by President Goodluck Jonathan to find solutions to the myriads of problems facing the nation, the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Chief Olu Falae said the All Peoples Congress (APC) does not…
NOAH
21 Jan 2015
• Agbaje berates Fashola on housing, others LAGOS State government yesterday ordered the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria (TAN) and its affiliates to immediately remove campaign posters illegally pasted on street poles in the metropolis.    And if TAN fails to comply, the government said the appropriate state agencies team would remove the posters in line…
21 Jan 2015
A SOCIO-POLITICAL group from the North, the Northern Emancipation Network (NEM) has expressed concern over the reported endorsement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari by former President Ibrahim Babangida.    The group said the purported endorsement raises many moral questions, alleging that Buhari’s first marriage broke up because his…
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21 Jan 2015
THE world’s most influential think-tank based in the United States, Brookings, have projected a President Goodluck Jonathan victory over the opposition candidate’s Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections which it suggests would be keenly contested.  According to a statement, the analysis, context and rationale of the think-tank’s projections are contained in the Brookings…
21 Jan 2015
• Declare support for Jonathan MEMBERS of various civil society groups under the umbrella of National Coalition for Civil Society Organizations, Wednesday matched through major roads in Abuja to protest non-compliance with the new pump price by most filling stations across the country.   The Executive Director, Conscience Nigeria, Mr. Tosin Adeyanju, who spoke on…
21 Jan 2015
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha and security agencies of destroying the campaign billboards of President Goodluck Jonathan mounted in some strategic areas in the state.    At a briefing held yesterday at the PDP secretariat in Owerri, the State Chairman of the party, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie, said…
21 Jan 2015
UNICEF tasks govt, others on eradication NIGERIA is making further inroads into its quest to be declared free of wild polio virus and going by the calculation of the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders, the nation is counting down to interrupting the virus transmission next July (in six months time). However, recent information that Nigeria…
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21 Jan 2015
Additional 1,669 validated, ready for payment OUT of the projected list of 47, 000 former workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), about 45,000 were validated and paid their severance packages and their pension, the Federal Government has said.  Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo Wednesday said 2,400 of the workers are yet…
21 Jan 2015
Setback in fight to abolish death penalty, says French body HUMAN Rights Agenda Network (HRAN), an amalgamation of about 303 civil society organizations has condemned the execution of two Nigerian citizens, Solomon Okafor and Daniel Enemuo for drug related offences in Indonesia on 18th January 2015. Also, international human rights body, Avocats Sans Frontières France…
21 Jan 2015
THE House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport has bemoaned the decay in the rail transport system in the country and called for urgent intervention to resuscitate the sector. It stressed the need for President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately address in an in-depth form, the challenges and prospects of the Nigerian Railway system so as…
21 Jan 2015
NIGERIAN volunteers to Namibia have been advised to be good ambassadors of the country and avoid getting involved in the local politics in that country. Director General of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) Dr. Pius Osunyinkanmi gave the advice yesterday while addressing the volunteers at the agreement signing/send forth for their departure of the volunteers…
21 Jan 2015
THE Rights Monitoring Group (RMG), a coalition of civil society organisations, is planning to provide insurance cover for thousands of its members who will serve as observers during the forthcoming general elections.   The National Co-ordinator of the group, Mr. Olufemi Aduwo, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the RMG observers have been adequately trained…

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