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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
Bamidele Quits

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
Lagos Population

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
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Deported Igbos Sue Lagos State Government For N1bn

The 76 alleged miscreant that where deported by the Lagos State Government has taken the Lagos State Government to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The suit was filed by seven of the deportees:Nnenna Ogbonna, Joseph Aniebonam, Osondu Mbuto, [...]

October 16, 2013 Law
FCT seals Adamawa governor’s lodge •For contravening land use rules

FCT seals Adamawa governor’s lodge •For contravening land use rules

Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Saturday sealed off the Adamawa Governor’s Lodge located in Maitama district, Abuja over what they called the building’s contravention of the land use rules. The FCTA said the action was taken [...]

October 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Titus Alams New Speaker Elected – Plateau Assembly

The Plateau State House of Assembly has elected a new speaker following the resignation of John Clark Dabwan. Member representing Bokkos Constituency, Titus Alams has been elected as the new speaker following the resignation. Deputy Speaker, John Bull Shekarau presided [...]

October 12, 2013 Government and politics
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Plateau Assembly Speaker Resigns – Deputy Impeached

The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, John Clark Dabwan, has resigned his position, prompting the House to adopt the member representing Bokkos Constituency, Titus Alams as the new Speaker. The House also impeached the Deputy Speaker, John [...]

October 10, 2013 Government and politics
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Nasarawa Government Bans The Ombatse Cult Group

The Nasarawa State Government has banned the activities of Ombatse Cult group in the state. This was revealed, during the on-gong hearing by the Commission of Inquiry into the activities of Ombatse which reportedly massacred over 120 security men including [...]

October 8, 2013 Government and politics
INEC, NASRDA Sign MoU on Constituency Delimitation

INEC, NASRDA Sign MoU on Constituency Delimitation

By Chuks Okocha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on the usage of satellite to conduct the forthcoming constituency delimitation exercise in the country. [...]

October 3, 2013 Government and politics
Lawal Babafemi

Babafemi, Appears In U.S. Court For Allegedly Providing Support To al Qaeda

Lawal Babafemi, was on Friday arraigned in a U.S. Federal Court, Brooklyn, on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda and criminal use of firearms. Mr. Babafemi, 33, also known as “Ayatollah Mustapha’’, was arraigned on a four-count charge [...]

September 29, 2013 Law
President Jonathan Holds Media Chat Tomorrow

President Jonathan Holds Media Chat Tomorrow

President Goodluck Jonathan will tomorrow, Sunday, speak on current national issues during a presidential media chat to be broadcast live at 7pm, local time. A statement by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity says, President Jonathan [...]

September 28, 2013 Government and politics