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Tribunal rejects Akpabio’s request for adjournment

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The Akwa Ibom State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, where the election of former Governor Godswill Akpabio as senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District is being challenged, on Thursday, rejected a prayer for an indefinite adjournment of its proceedings. The counsel representing Akpabio, his party, the ...

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Rivers CP orders withdrawal of policemen attached to politicians

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THE Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Ezike, on Thursday ordered the immediate withdrawal of policemen attached to politicians and other individuals. Ezike specifically warned policemen attached to politicians without any authorisation from the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to shun such deployment. He expressed the need for officers ...

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Ladipo Market being renovated, says Lagos

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The Lagos State Government says it has no plan to demolish or relocate the Ladipo Market from its present location. It added that the information that some parts of the popular market had been demolished was misleading. The Executive Secretary of the Council, Jide Bello, who spoke for the government ...

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President Mugabe allegedly says: “Even Satan wasn’t gay”

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Following the legalization of gay marriage across America by the Supreme Court last week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who is known for his extreme anti-gay views has been making headlines. Earlier this week was a marriage proposal to president Obama and yesterday, he allegedly said what you see below during ...

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Desmond Tutu celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, on Thursday, fell head-over-heels in love again, and saluted his wife, Leah, who has been at his side for the past 60 years. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at a Eucharist service at St George’s Cathedral in Cape ...

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Hoodlums taking over our land, Lagos community cries out

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Residents of Labora Owode, a community in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, western part of Nigeria, stormed the state House of Assembly in protest against alleged hoodlums who they said have taken over their lands and houses. The residents, who said they had earlier protested to the House to complain about the activities ...

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New Ag. INEC Chair, Zakari Promises Improved Electoral Process

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Amina Zakari, the acting Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday said she would continue to work toward the improvement of the country’s electoral process. Mrs. Zakari was speaking during a brief handing over ceremony from Mohammed Wali, a National Commissioner, to her at the INEC headquarters. Former chairman, ...

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Wednesday sent an Executive bill seeking death penalty for convicted kidnappers in the state to the House of Assembly for consideration and passage. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Christian Ita, Chief Press Secretary and Special Adviser to the governor ...

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Fani-Kayode changes name

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Following his discharge and acquittal of money laundering charges on Wednesday by a Federal High Court in Lagos, a former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has changed his name. Fani-Kayode, who read a prepared speech outside the courtroom shortly after Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia set him free, said his trial which ...

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OSHIOMHOLE: FG borrowed to pay salaries

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GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said the Federal Government would have been struggling to pay salaries of civil servants if it were not consistently assisted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to raise funds from the bond market. Oshiomhole, who was hosted by Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, ...

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FG Revises Malaria Treatment For Pregnant Women

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The federal government is currently revising national guideline and strategies for the control and prevention of malaria during pregnancy to reduce incidences of malaria-related pregnancy death. At a dissemination workshop for the revised National Guideline and Strategies for the Prevention and Control of Malaria During Pregnancy, yesterday in Abuja, the ...

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Tunisia Melbourne Prisoners Riot Over Smoking Ban

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Heavily armed police have been sent to a prison on the outskirts of Melbourne following a major riot reportedly linked to a smoking ban. Staff and visitors were evacuated from the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall after clashes involving hundreds of inmates began at midday. Parts of the prison are ...

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Obama Calls On Congress To Lift Cuba Embargo

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U.S. President, Barack Obama, on Wednesday called on the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba as he moves to re-establish diplomatic relations with the communist island. “This is about a choice between the future and the past”, Obama said, adding that the re-opening of embassies between the ...

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FG to introduce fund for road repair

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A fund to cater for the construction and maintenance of roads in the country is in the works, the Federal Ministry of Works has said. The Director, Federal Highway Services in the ministry, Alhaji Shehu Dankano, said this at the inauguration of the headquarters of the National Association of Road ...

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China watches Greece with dismay, patience and cunning

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China’s Prime minister Li Keqiang gives a joint press conference with European Commission President and European Council President after the 17th bilateral EU-China summit at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels on June 29, 2015. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be in France for an official visit starting Tuesday Last ...

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Court discharges and acquits Femi Fani-Kayode of Corruption charges

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Former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has been discharged and acquitted by a Federal High Court over allegations of corruption filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). The judgment acquiring Fani-Kayode was delivered by Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia. The judge said that the EFCC failed to ...

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