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Rivers tribunal: 16 senators, Reps petition Buhari


Sixteen senators and members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State on Tuesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged interferences by security agencies in the hearing of cases before the state election petition tribunal. The lawmakers singled out the “State Security Services” and the “Nigerian Army” as security agencies ...

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Nigeria inaugurates committee on establishment of national carrier


Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to establish a national airline, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Binta Bello, on Monday inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial Committee on the establishment of a National Carrier. A statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Affairs of the ministry, James Odaudu, said the inauguration ...

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BLATTER: I’ll Be Appreciated When I’m Gone


Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realise they have been wrong and will recognise his achievements once he has left soccer’s world governing body. In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA and said he was respected ...

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Nigeria Targets 15,000MW Generation From Thermal Plants


Federal government is deepening its gas deployment to the power sector with the aim to improve electricity supply through the gas powered plants. Immediate objective of the initiative is to attain at least a five-fold increase in gas fired power generation from about 3,000 megawatts (MW) in 2003 to 15,000MW ...

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JAMB To Begins Sale Of 2016 UTME Forms Aug 31


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said arrangement had been concluded for the sale of its 2016 application documents. This is contained in a statement by the board’s head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos. According to ...

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FCTA Naps As Refuse Overruns Gwagwalada


The most conspicuous sight the meets a first time visitor to Gwagwalada area council, an area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is the sight of a town overrun by refuse, as heaps of refuse litter most streets within the council. A visit by LEADERSHIP reveals refuse heaps dots ...

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Woman Sells Day-old Son, 3 Cousins For N700,000


A 19-year-old woman, Faith Nuhu who sold her only child to a suspected child trafficking syndicate at a paltry N100,000 and sold three of her cousins for N600,000 has landed into police net along with her accomplices. Faith Nuhu in September 2014 sold her day old son to Mrs Evelyn ...

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UN Sets Agenda For President Buhari


The United nations (UN) on Tuesday set a development agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari, with the management and development of human resources as a priority. The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on MDGs, Hajiya Amina Al-Zubair, gave the advice during an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja. Al-Zubair explained ...

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BREAKING: Two Dead After Car Hits House


This the horror moment a quiet street became a chaotic scene after a vehicle smashed into a house and burst into flames, claiming the lives of two people. A third person is fighting for life in hospital after the crash, which took place just after midday today on Poppyfields Road ...

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Suspended NIS boss, Plateau gov beg Buhari


The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lanlong, on Monday led the suspended Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Parradang, to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with the aim of begging President Muhammadu Buhari. Parradang, who hails from Plateau State, was on Friday suspended from office for embarking on illegal recruitment ...

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Beg Tinubu, Fani-Kayode tells Fashola

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A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has advised the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to go and make peace with his former boss, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Fashola, who has been in the news for spending N78.3m of taxpayers’ money on a personal website,, ...

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