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Tuesday 21st May 2019,
Hope for Nigeria
okonjo-iweala-picture on fuel subsidy

Govt recovers N14 billion from subsidy fraud MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR

THE Federal Government has recovered over N14 billion, sequel to audit exercise conducted on fuel subsidy claims. [viralpullquote ]THE Federal Government has recovered over N14 billion, sequel to audit exercise conducted on fuel subsidy claims.[/viralpullquote] The audit exercise was part [...]

June 3, 2013 Finance
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No urgency to pass budget amendments —NASS

The House of Representatives has said the amendments proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to the 2013 budget are not issues requiring urgent consideration. [viralpullquote ]The House of Representatives has said the amendments proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to the 2013 [...]

June 3, 2013 Finance
REVEALED-Nigerian-Filling-Stations-Tactics-for-defrauding-Customers

How Nigerian Filling Stations Cheat Customers – EXPOSED

Petroleum marketers’ have resulted to disreputable activities that are taking a toll on end-users. They have adjusted meters at the pump to show more liters than have been in fact filled in a vehicle’s tank. For instance, when a motorist [...]

June 2, 2013 What the papers say
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Pipeline Explosion in Lagos

Suspected vandals have been blamed for the pipeline explosions that took place Saturday in Lagos. [viralpullquote ]Suspected vandals have been blamed for the pipeline explosions that took place Saturday in Lagos.[/viralpullquote] The explosion occurred at Ijeododo after a downpour that [...]

June 2, 2013 Incidents
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Drinking of Dead Husbands’ Bath Water outlawed in Akwa Ibom

Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom that subjects women to inhumane treatment after the death of their husbands. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom [...]

June 2, 2013 Culture
Turkey Riot

Turkey protests rage for second day

Police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters, whom prime minister described as ‘extremists running wild' Violent clashes between police and protesters have continued for a second day in Turkey, as the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the demonstrators [...]

June 1, 2013 Uncategorized
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Gunmen Invade Obasanjo Farms, Kidnap 2

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had on Friday morning stormed Obasanjo’s farms in Mfamosong, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State and kidnapped two Asians said to be staff of the Oil Palm Estate. [viralpullquote ]Unknown gunmen suspected [...]

June 1, 2013 Incidents
Amosun Aregbesola Soyinka

Amosun, Aregbesola, Soyinka Visit 450,000-Year Old Igbale Aiye (Origin Of Mankind)

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, his counterpart from the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in company of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday visited Igbale Aiye, a village believed to be the origin of mankind.   [viralpullquote ] [...]

June 1, 2013 History
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Picture Emerges of Pistorius’s Bathroom

A picture purportedly of the bathroom where paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly after he thought she was a burglar, has been posted on the SkyNews website in the United Kingdom. [viralpullquote font_size=”15″ ]A picture purportedly [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
fire

Six Shops Burnt As Fire Guts Two-Storey Building In Lagos

Scores of traders escaped death on Thursday after fire engulfed a two-storey building in Awori area, Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Scores of traders escaped death on Thursday after fire engulfed a two-storey building in Awori [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
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FG May Clamp Down On MASSOB, OPC

The Federal Government may soon commence a clampdown on “extremist groups”, especially the Oodua People’s Congress and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. [viralpullquote ]The Federal Government may soon commence a clampdown on “extremist groups”, [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
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
train-derails

Another Rail Accident As Train Derails In Lagos

A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege, in an incident said to have been caused by defective tracks. [viralpullquote ]A section of a train [...]

May 30, 2013 Transportation

Africa’s ‘New Cities’: Urban Future or Utopian Fantasies?

Gleaming skyscrapers towering over upwardly mobile professionals and flashy cars cruising along brightly lit avenues; young urbanites zipping past manicured lawns to enter their luxury condos; state-of-the-art labs fostering tech savvy entrepreneurs' million-dollar ideas. A glimpse of Africa's urban future or [...]

May 30, 2013 Africa
obasonjo Lamido

There Is Need To Change Nigeria. Lamido Can Do The Job – Olusegun Obasanjo.

Apparently referring to the current high-wire politics and horse-trading ahead of 2015, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido has exhibited good governance abilities, and has the capacity and competence to rule Nigeria. The ex-president [...]

May 30, 2013 General
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
JTF discover armunition

JTF Uncover Armoury in Kano In A Lebanese Warehouse.

Special forces drafted from the Nigerian Military, yesterday night, raided a residential building-cum-warehouse packed with sophisticated military hardware at Bompai, a highbrow area located within the precinct of police and immigration headquarters in the troubled northern commercial city. The warehouse [...]

May 30, 2013 Crime
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
Custom Official Arrested

Soldiers Arrest Top Customs Officer For Clearing Arms For Boko Haram.

A high ranking customs officer allegedly aided the importations of weapons for Boko Haram. Soldiers have arrested a serving senior official of the Nigeria Customs Service in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for allegedly assisting Boko Haram insurgents to import [...]

May 30, 2013 Incidents
Jonathan Goodluck and Electricity

Our Children Will Not Remember Generator Again — Jonathan.

With the short and medium-term programmes mapped out for the power sector in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said Nigerian children soon would no longer depend on generators for electricity supply. [viralpullquote ]With the short and medium-term programmes [...]

May 30, 2013 Power
Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Concessionaire plans N100 to N400 toll rates, bans commercial vehicles PROPOSAL by the Lagos State government to charge toll rates ranging from N100 to N400 on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was Tuesday faulted by lawmakers in the state. [viralpullquote ]PROPOSAL [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
Nigerian Democracy Day

Democracy Day: Nigerians express mixed feelings

Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over governance as the country celebrates its 14th Democracy Day . [viralpullquote ]Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over governance as the country celebrates its 14th Democracy Day .[/viralpullquote] The Federal Government had declared May 29 [...]

May 29, 2013 Return to democracy
JAMB Examinations

Why 16,000 JAMB results were cancelled – Minister

By CALEB AYANSINA Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates. [viralpullquote ]Minister of Education, [...]

May 29, 2013 Education
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Nigerian Defence HQ Says Close Associate Of Boko Haram Leader Is Dead

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday said a terrorist believed to be a close associate of Boko Haram insurgents’ leader Abubakar Shekau, has been found dead this came as the Minister of Police Affairs Caleb Olubolade on Tuesday assured Nigerians [...]

May 29, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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Good Leadership Builds Confidence, Sustains Democracy – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday identified good leadership as key to wooing the confidence of the governed for the sustenance of democracy. [viralpullquote ]The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday identified good [...]

May 29, 2013 Return to democracy
osun-state-governor-rauf-aregbesola

Importation of Food Unacceptable – Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has decried the country’s continued importation of foodstuffs. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has decried the country’s continued importation of foodstuffs.[/viralpullquote] According to him, the practice is unacceptable. The governor, who [...]

May 29, 2013 Business
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FRSC Declares Four States, FCT Notorious

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has declared four states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as notorious with records of highest number of road traffic crashes and fatalities in the country. Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Mr. Osita [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation