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Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law
FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers.

FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers

The introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government has so far led to the discovery of 46,821 ghost workers and saved the nation N118.9 billion. The Coordinating [...]

June 11, 2013 Government and politics
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Declare June 12 Democracy Day – SANs BY SUCCESS NWOGU,

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Yusuf Ali and John Baiyeshea, have called on the Federal Government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. In separate telephone interviews with our correspondent on Saturday, they stated that June 12 was [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics, Return to democracy
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Why we revived Awolowo, MKO’s party — Falae, Fasehun BY LEKE BAIYEWU AND GBENGA ADENIJI

Former minister and presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae and founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun, have said they are reviving  old opposition parties to give the electorate an alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics
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NYSC Coordinator Warns Corps Members Against Absenteeism

Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that any corps member who absconded would repeat the service year. We discover that corps members have various reasons for absconding during their service year, but for whatever reason, NYSC [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
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Fulfil Your Promises To S’East, Ndigbo Tells Jonathan

The Ndigbo Unity Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfil his promises to the people of the South East In a statement by its President, Augustine Chukwudum, which was made available to Saturday PUNCH, the group asked for [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram.

The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram. WE Will go to Court If Their Rights Are Infringed – Ango Abdullahi.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has been angered by the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to Ban the activities of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram and Ansarul. In a statement, released by their spokesman, Prof Ango Abdullahi, the Elders [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election

Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election – Imo Deputy Gov.

Prince Eze Madumere, the Imo State Deputy Governor has revealed the intention of Governor Rochas Okorocha to join the race for the office of the President of Nigeria come 2015. Governor Okorocha was a Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic [...]

June 6, 2013 Foreign relations, Government and politics
APGA

APGA COMMENDS PRESIDENT JONATHAN FOR PROSCRIBING BOKO HARAM, ANSARU.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) commends President Goodluck Jonathan on his bold, decisive and courageous proscription of Boko Haram and its splinter group Ansaru and declaring their activities illegal and acts of terrorism. We affirm that the President’s action [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics
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PDP SUSPENDS SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR, WAMAKKO.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, from the party. The PDP stated this after its National Working Committee’s meeting in Abuja this evening. Governor Aliyu Wamakko refused to honour repeated invitations from his [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics
Boko Haram Arrest

Boko Haram’s Recruiter Arrested In Maiduguri.

The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) have arrested a recruitment Agent for the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram in Maiduguri today. The troops also arrested five Niger Republic Nationals at a hideout in Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Nigeria has officially banned two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them will face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years. President Goodluck Jonathan declared Boko Haram and Ansaru to be terrorist groups, his office said. The army [...]

June 5, 2013 Law
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate former Lagos State Gov., Chief Bola Tinubu, for alleged certificate forgery. Justice Saliu Saidu dismissed the application, filed [...]

June 4, 2013 Law
Mustapha Fawaz Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery

Mustapha Fawaz, Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery.

Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden in a bunker. [viralpullquote ]Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
ACN to Jonathan

ACN To Jonathan: Nigerians Need No ‘Marking Scheme’ To Assess Your Administration.

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said that Nigerians need no ‘marking scheme’ to assess the Goodluck Jonathan Administration or any administration for that matter and noted that the people know when a government has impacted positively on their [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Lamido Amaechi

We Will Sack Bad Leaders in 2015. – Gov Rotibi Amaechi.

Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi has assured his supporters that they have all it takes to kick out bad leaders from Nigeria in 2015. [viralpullquote ]Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Amaechi Lamido

Lamido, Amaechi’s Posters Flood Abuja.

The Campaign pictures of the embattled Rivers State Governor Hon. Chibuike Amaechi , posters bearing his photograph and Governor Sule Lamido for the 2015 presidential election now litters some parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. [viralpullquote ]The Campaign pictures [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Olusengu Obasanj

Nigeria Has Been Stagnant For So Long, It Is Time To Change – Obasanjo.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical measures to accelerate effective utilisation of human and natural resources for sustainable development in the country. [viralpullquote ]Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Atiku

Group Asks Jonathan To Step Down For Atiku.

The Adamawa Think Tank, a pressure group in Adamawa State aimed at promoting the political aspiration of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his ambition of seeking re-election in 2015. [viralpullquote ]The Adamawa Think [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
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Mimiko, Oke, others back Jonathan

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has urged  Nigerians to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to bring an end to the security challenges facing the country. [viralpullquote layout=”vs-quote-second-layout” font_color=”#1da810″ ]Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has urged  Nigerians to [...]

May 17, 2013 Government and politics
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Jonathan writes National Assembly on emergency rule NIYI ODEBODE, OLUSOLA FABIYI AND OLALEKAN ADETAYO

THERE were indications on Thursday that President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded details of the state of emergency proclamation to the National Assembly for ratification. Also, reports indicated that the details would be subjected to plenary debate on Tuesday next week. [...]

May 17, 2013 Military
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Philanthropist donates toilets to police

Chairman of Mellos Group of companies, Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, has donated a block of toilets and bathrooms to the Bode Thomas Police Station, Surulere, Lagos. Yusuf said the facilities were to ameliorate the sufferings of men and officers of the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
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Court Sentences Bus Driver To Death For Kidnap

A high court in Warri, Delta State has sentenced a 32-year-old commercial bus driver, Efe Taire, to death by hanging, having found him guilty of a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping and demanding N30 million ransom. Similarly, a [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
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NSCDC Nabs Man For Allegedly Duping Facebook Friend, Rev Father

NSCDC Nabs Man – Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ondo State have arrested one Arowolo Femi for duping a girl he met on the Facebook of N850,000 and a Reverend Father. Arowolo, according to the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
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2015: Northern Elders Draw Battle Line

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday said power must return to the North in 2015, warning governors in the zone to cue behind the power-for-North struggle or see themselves as anti-North. The elders also threatened to take the Federal Government [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
Akpabio Endorses Jonathans

Akpabio Endorses Jonathan’s Declaration Of Emergency

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Godswill Akpabio has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, saying it will go a long way to [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan Speech

President Goodluck Jonathan’s FULL Address.

THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BORNO, YOBE AND ADAMAWA STATES IN ORDER TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE AFFECTED STATES OF THE FEDERATION – MAY 14, 2013. Dear compatriots, 1. It has become [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
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Nasarawa Gives N1m Cheque Each to Widows of Slain Policemen

The Nasarawa State Government on Monday issued cheques of N1 million each to the widows of policemen killed at Alakyo, Lafia Local Government Area by the Ombatse militia group. Presenting the cheques to the widows at the State Police Command [...]

May 14, 2013 Government and politics
Bola Tinubu

Tinubu May be Heading To Jail Over Certificate Forgery.

The federal high court ikoyi Lagos has reserved the ruling on the suit filed by Dr Adegbola Dominic against inspector general of police and commissioner of police Lagos state to June 4th, 2013. Dr Dominic took the duo to court [...]

May 13, 2013 Government and politics
Iranian to Jail for Arms Smuggling

Court Jails Iranian For Smuggling Arms Into Nigeria

Mr Azim Aghajani, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in the city. A Nigerian, Ali Jega was also convicted [...]

May 13, 2013 Law