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Purported Iyabo Obasanjo’s letter a forgery – ex-President Obasanjo’s family members, aides

Spokespersons and family members of ex-President Obasanjo allege presidency officials forged the letter as a way of getting back at Mr. Obasanjo over his acerbic letter to President Jonathan A shocking letter purportedly written by Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, daughter of former [...]

December 18, 2013 Government and politics
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No Election In States Under Emergency Rule

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr Attahiru Jega has announced today that the commission will not conduct any election in the states under the Emergency rules in 2015 general election. In the line, it is likely that [...]

December 16, 2013 Government and politics
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Gbenga Daniel Expelled – Labour Party

The Labour Party has dismissed the immediate past Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, from its fold. The party announced the dismissal in a statement jointly signed by its Ogun State Chairman, Simeon Olabode, and Secretary, Sunday Oginni. Mr. Daniel, elected [...]

December 14, 2013 Government and politics
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Jonathan, Gowon, Others Attend Plateau Ex-Governor’s Funeral

President Goodluck Jonathan and former military leader, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, are among the many dignitaries in Jos on Friday for the funeral rites of Chief Solomon Lar. The PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, his Board of Trustees counterpart, Chief Tony [...]

December 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Michael Adebolajo – Trial Update December 2013

Michael Adebolajo who faces court for murdering a British soldier in London in May 2013, told at his trial on December 9, 2013, Monday that he loves Al-Qaeda and considers the Islamic militants to be his “brothers”. A 28-year-old murderer [...]

December 10, 2013 Law
ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various [...]

December 8, 2013 Law
New FIRS policy vital to tax mgt – CITN

New FIRS policy vital to tax mgt – CITN

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria has said the new Transfer Pricing Regulations issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service will play significant roles in tax administration. According to the institute, Transfer Pricing Regulations determine, in large part, the [...]

December 6, 2013 Government and politics
Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

A Joint Investigation Team set up by the Defence Headquarters on Wednesday recommended the immediate trial of over 500 Boko Haram suspects. The sect members were arrested during security operations carried out in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States, the military [...]

December 4, 2013 Law
Edo PDP Launches Special Program to Assist Widows

Edo PDP Launches Special Program to Assist Widows

The Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin launched an empowerment package for widows in the state. Mr. Dan Orbih, the state Chairman of the party, confirmed this on December 3, 2013, Tuesday. He said the programme [...]

December 3, 2013 Government and politics
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Curfew In Maiduguri Reduced To 11 Hrs, GSM Networks Restored

The Borno State Government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew in Maiduguri, the state capital, and also some indications have emerged that GSM networks have been restored in the troubled state. The curfew is now to last from 7:00 p.m. to [...]

December 3, 2013 Government and politics
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Bamidele quits APC, joins LP

Representative of Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in Ekiti State at the National Assembly, Opeyemi Bamidele, has defected from the All Progressives Congress to Labour Party in pursuance of his governorship ambition in 2014. The lawmaker’s decision to defect from the ruling [...]

December 1, 2013 Government and politics
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APGA Candidate, Obiano Wins Anambra Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Willie Obiano winner of the governorship election after securing a total of 180,708 votes in the supplementary elections conducted on the 30th [...]

December 1, 2013 Government and politics
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Jega Promises To Fix Faults

Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), promises a better voting experience at today's supplementary governorship election in Anambra. He says that this time, the blunders of the November 16 and 17 polls will be corrected. The election is [...]

November 30, 2013 Government and politics
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ANAMBRA: INEC Holds Supplementary Poll Today

Today the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary election in 210 polling units in Anambra State where election was cancelled on November 16, 2013 to determine the winner of the governorship election in the state. About 4,000 aggrieved [...]

November 30, 2013 Government and politics
Lebanese Dealers Jailed for Life

Lebanese Arms Dealer Jailed For Life.

The Federal High Court in Abuja today sentenced one of the three Lebanese suspects arrested for illegal possession of weapons and connection with the Hezbollah. The suspects are Talal Ahmad Roda, Mustapha Fawaz, the owner of a popular Amigo Supermarket [...]

November 29, 2013 Law
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Comedian Julius Agwu Sues Etisalat For N100m

We are solicitors to Mr. Julius Agwu, one of Nigeria's most sought after entertainers (hereinafter referred to as “our client”) and on whose behalf we write. Our client is the owner of the Etisalat GSM phone number 08189555555, which he [...]

November 27, 2013 Law
Egypt approves contentious law to ban protests

Egypt approves contentious law to ban protests

Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour approved a controversial law Sunday that regulates demonstrations and gives authorities the power to ban protests deemed a “threat” to national security, officials said. The law also says protesters can be jailed for up to [...]

November 24, 2013 Law
JTF Raids Insurgents Hideout, Kills Two, Recovers Weapons of War

JTF Raids Insurgents Hideout, Kills Two, Recovers Weapons of War

The Joint Military Taskforce Tuesday morning conducted a raid on the insurgent hideout located at Gayawa village , Ungogo local Government area of Kano State culminating in the death of two suspected gunmen. The combat operation which lasted about one [...]

November 20, 2013 Military
Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa plans partnership to create 30,000 jobs

Bayelsa State Government in partnership with the Organized Private Sector, is planning to create about 30,000 jobs in oil and gas and other sectors of the economy. To realise this, the government has initiated a bilateral agreement with a United [...]

November 14, 2013 Government and politics
Emergency Rule - Jonathan Presents Security Report to House

Emergency Rule – Jonathan Presents Security Report to House

BY NDUKA NWOSU AND MUHAMMAD BELLO President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday sent a report on the security situation in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to the House of Representatives to back up his request for the extension, by another six months, [...]

November 13, 2013 Law
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Happy Birthday Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Traders in Lagos State, western Nigeria, are apprehensive that markets will be shut tomorrow for the 70th birthday celebration of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. Some of the traders who spoke with P.M.NEWS wondered why markets should be closed [...]

November 1, 2013 Government and politics
Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam today took delivery of trucks and construction equipment worth 361 million Naira.

Construction Equipment Worth N361 Million – Yobe Government

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam Yesterday took delivery of trucks and construction equipment worth 361 million Naira. The equipment was procured for the state ministry of works as it embarks on massive inter-town road constructions across the state. This is [...]

November 1, 2013 Government and politics
Doctor Conrad Murray Released

Doctor Conrad Murray Released

The former doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death has been released from jail. Jail records confirmed Conrad Murray's release on Monday and the sheriff's office said he left a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12.01am (1800 AEDT). The former [...]

October 28, 2013 Law
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Court adjourns, awaits appeal – Farouk Lawan Bribery Case

BY IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE An Abuja High Court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of the Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan, to await the report of an appeal filed [...]

October 24, 2013 Law
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Unity Of Nigeria Should Be Main Agenda Of National Dialogue– Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has tasked the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue to ensure that the unity of Nigeria remains sacrosanct as the nation prepares for the convocation of a national conference.   Senator Ekweremadu who gave [...]

October 23, 2013 Law
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For the records: ‘What High Population Does To National Development’

The Governors of Lagos and Edo states, Babatunde Fashola and Adams Oshiomole respectively, have identified the need to tackle poverty by addressing Nigeria’s population growth. The duo, who expressed concern over Nigeria’s spiralling population, decried that it was taking a [...]

October 23, 2013 Government and politics
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President Jonathan Leaves For Israel

President Goodluck Jonathan will  embark on a pilgrimage to Israel. Jonathan will also meet with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. Jonathan's delegation and Israelu authorities in their disucssions plan to [...]

October 23, 2013 Government and politics
Traditional Rulers Council Focuses On Peace And Security

Traditional Rulers Council Focuses On Peace And Security

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has reconstituted the state’s Traditional Rulers Council to promote peace and security at the grassroots, an official said on Saturday in Enugu.   The state’s Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Emeka Abugu, said in a [...]

October 19, 2013 Government and politics
When supporters, opponents agreed on national confab

When supporters, opponents agreed on national confab

With the views so far expressed on National Conference, it appears that even the opposition camp sees such as a new road to revival of Nigeria, writes IDOWU SAMUEL Nigeria’s journey in nationhood will be 100 years by the dawn [...]

October 19, 2013 Government and politics
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 212013 SELECTION INTERVIEW

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 21/2013 SELECTION INTERVIEW

  SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 21/2013 SELECTION INTERVIEW ABIA STATE Serial Application No   Name   Gender (a) (b)   (c)   (d) 1. DSSC/2013/31137 Agomoh Chidinka Obichi Male 2. DSSC/2013/1503 Anyim Emmanuel Chukwunonso Male 3. DSSC/2013/20919 Chukwu Miriam Orji [...]

October 18, 2013 Military