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Gov. Amaechi Presents N335bn Budget To State Assembly

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Gov. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers on Thursday presented N335 billion budget for 2015 to the State House of Assembly for consideration. Amaechi said the budget was made up of N216.31 billion as capital expenditure while N118.68 billion was for recurrent expenditure. Amaechi said government was constrained by the dwindling allocation from the...

 

Group Asks ECOWAS Court To Suspend Nigeria’s General Elections

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The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) a civil society group, has approached the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice seeking the suspension of 2015 general elections in Nigeria. Mr Frank Tiete, the Executive Director of CASER, told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the move was due...

 

Female Soldier Slumps At Remembrance Day Parade

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The Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations in Oyo State almost went sour, yesterday, as a female soldier collapsed in front of Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, while on parade. Vanguard gathered that the soldier and her colleagues had been at the arcade for about five hours before the commencement of the programme around...

PDP Commends Jonathan, Buhari On Peace Pact Urges APC To Rein In Members

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan and the presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for signing the pact on non-violence ahead of 2015 general elections, saying that this is in line with the irrevocable commitment of the PDP to peace and...

 

Federal Government Sends Relief Materials To Displaced Baga Residents

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Four-trailer load of relief materials has been delivered by the Federal Government to people displaced from Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State in the past two weeks. The items were delivered on Wednesday to the Internally Displaced Persons camp, which housed thousands of people that fled from Baga and...

Breaking: President Goodluck Jonathan Visits Maiduguri

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It was reported now that the President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time in few years, has just landed in Maiduguri Airport in a surprise visit to the hot zone of Boko Haram’s insugency which has claimed thousands of lives in the Nigeria North-East. The President was accompany by the National...

Buhari Sends Good Will Message To Armed Forces On Remembrance Day

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APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day has expressed his condolences to the families of the Armed Forces and Nigeria who lost their lives in different military operations to keep the country safe. Muhammadu Buhari said this in a statement which was signed by...

Catholic Bishop Proposes Use Of Noncustodial Sentence For Lesser Crimes

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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah, on Thursday in Abuja proposed the use of noncustodial sentence for lesser crimes in order to decongest the nation’s prisons. Kukah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that noncustodial punishments would also enable the Federal Government to redirect revenue...

Mixed Reactions Expressed Over Issuance Of e-National ID Card

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 A cross-section of Nigerians on Thursday in Abuja expressed mixed reactions to the issuance of the new National Identity Card by the National Identity Management Commission ( NIMC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NIMC recently commenced issuance of the electronic Identity Cards to Nigerians and all foreign legal...

Armed Forces Remembrance Day Cancelled In Adamawa

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The final ceremony of laying of wreaths for this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Adamawa has been cancelled. The State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, retired Master Warrant Officer Bashir Babayola, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola. Babayola said he received...

FEMA To Improve Welfare Of IDPs

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has promised to improve the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja. Alhaji Abbas Idris, Director of FEMA, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday. Idris said that the FCT Minister, Alhaji Bala...

President Jonathan And Others Honour Fallen Heros

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday led leaders of the legislature and judiciary, military and para-military organisations to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes. They performed the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony at the National Arcade, Abuja. The 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day with the theme: "Appreciating the The Nigerian Armed Forces”,...

Poor Access Road, Electricity A Major Challenges For Ports Operations

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Mr Joseph Edmond, a port operator, has identified poor access road and electricity as major challenges affecting operations in the ports. Edmond said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that security was also another major challenge to the system. "There are challenges...

 

Boko Haram Killed Woman In Labour During Attack On Nigeria Town Of Baga: Amnesty

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Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared to be the deadliest attack in the militants' six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday. The human rights group said one witness to the assault on Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad in north-east Nigeria,...

Akwa Ibom Recorded 168 Murder Cases In 2014 - Gov. Akpabio

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Akwa Ibom Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio yesterday revealed that 168 suspected murder cases were reported in the state last year; he lamented that children killed their parents and husbands murdered their wives and vice versa The governor stated this on Wednesday at Governor's Office, Uyo after swearing in Attorney General and...

Nigerian Military Takes Delivery Of Attack Helicopters, Hardwares

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The Nigerian Military have started taking delivery of sophisticated military hardware from Russia and other European countries in order to effectively prosecute the Boko Haram war. It was learnt that some of the items were received at the Port of Lagos and were being moved to designated locations in Abuja and...

 

Satellite Images Reveal The Horrific Aftermath Of Boko Haram Massacre On Baga

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A satellite view of Baga in north-eastern Nigeria taken on 7 January 2015. Photograph: Micah Farfour/DigitalGlobe New satellite photographs have laid bare the catastrophic scale of the latest Boko Haram atrocities, which are thought to have left hundreds of people dead and thousands of houses burnt or razed in two Nigerian towns. The...

Latest Issue Of “Charlie Hedbo” Magazine Sold For Up to $117, 000

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Copies of Charlie Hebdo are going for sale online for up to $117,000 one week after a terror attack left 12 dead at the Paris offices of the satirical publication. The editors of the publication again put a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, and it quickly sold out...

Cholera Claims 20 Lives In Rivers State

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At least 20 persons have been report­ed dead following the outbreak of cholera in Andoni Local Government Area of Riv­ers State, where 171 cases have been recorded. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, disclosed this in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt. Parker, in the statement, said the...

Sen. Gaya Secures Release Of 96 Prison Inmates In His Constituency

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 Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano), Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Government, said on Wednesday that he had secured the release of 96 prison inmates in his constituency. Gaya, who is representing Kano South Senatorial District, made the announcement at the "NUJ Platform’’ in Kano. The platform was introduced by the state council of...