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Nigeria's Problems Are Self-inflicted - Ayo Oritsejafor

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As the nation marks its fifty-fourth independence anniversary, the president of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor has identified Nigeria’s problems as self-inflicted. At the independence anniversary interdenominational church service in Abuja, the CAN president condemned in strong terms the spate of corruption in the country and traced it to...

IGI CEO, Remi Olowude, Dies At 63

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A chapter was closed in Insurance yesterday, with the death of Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Industrial and General Insurance (IGI) Company, Mr. Remi Olowude. Mr. Olowude died in the early hours of yesterday in a hospital in the United States, after a prolonged battle with a cancer-related ailment. The Senior Manager, Corporate...

Nigeria At 54: Jonathan Commends Security Agencies On War Against Insurgency

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday blamed saboteurs for the inability of Nigeria to claim outright victory in the ongoing war against insurgency in the country. Speaking at the church service to mark Nigeria’s fifty-fourth independence anniversary at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, President Jonathan commended the military for its resilience and...

NMA Lagos Appeals To LASG Over Doctors Unpaid Salaries

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Lagos Chapter, yesterday appealed to the Lagos State Government to pay up withheld emolument of doctors in the employment of the state. Making the appeal at a press briefing in Lagos, Chairman of the Association, Dr. Tope Ojo expressed worry that the State Government withheld the...

Buhari To Declare For Presidency October 8

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Muhammadu Buhari, a former military head of state, is likely to declare his interest in running for the office of the Nigerian president on October 8, 2014 at the Eagle Square in Abuja. Mr. Buhari, who was Nigeria’s military dictator from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985, will be running...

$9.3m Scam: We Didn't Indict Oritsejafor-Catholic Church

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The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) yesterday distanced itself and the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama from reports that the Catholic Church had indicted President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the $9.3 million linked to the aborted...

Keshi Recalls Enyeama, Moses, Babatunde, 21 Others For Sudan

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Head Coach Stephen Keshi has recalled skipper Vincent Enyeama, Victor Moses and Michael Babatunde for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations must-win qualifying clash away and home to Sudan. The former Togo and Mali boss also recalled Raheem Lawal who last featured for the Eagles in 2012 but dropped the...

Police And DSS At Loggerheads Over Prosecution Of Nyanya Bombing Master Minder, Ogwuche

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Both the police and the Department of State Service were at loggerheads at a Federal High Court, yesterday, over the prosecution of the man believed to have masterminded the April 14 bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche. They both laid claim to having authority to prosecute the suspect. Yesterday,...

Ekiti Incident: Arrest Fayose Now - APC

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Ekiti State Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose for allegedly leading a band of thugs to beat up a Judge and then initiate his supporters to attack and burn down the opposition secretariat in the state. In a statement issued...

Omeri: Nigeria Winning War Against Insurgency

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The coordinator of the National Information Centre on Terrorism, Mike Omeri says Nigeria is on the verge of winning the war on terror. He also confirmed that one of the abducted Chibok girls has escaped from the captors. The Nigerian military has recorded a string of successes in the past few days...

 

Fire Disaster: Pastor's Wife And Four Kids Burnt In Warri

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Pastor John Kayode of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Otumara, Warri in Delta State has lost his wife and four kids to a midnight fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. The fire engulfed the mission building and part of the main church building, destroying property worth...

Mutiny: Nigerians Ask For Reversal Of Death Sentence

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More Nigerians are pleading with the nation’s military authorities to reverse the death sentence passed on twelve soldiers for mutiny. Those who spoke with AIT in Abuja say though the offence of the soldiers constitute a major threat to the operations of the Nigerian military, a thorough investigation into the issues...

Court Drops N6.4Bn Allegation Against Former Minister Of Works And 9 others

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged former minister of works, Hassan Lawal and nine others on charges of embezzlement of N6.4 billion counterpart funding of the N24 billion Guto-Bagana bridge project. Justice Ahmed Mohammed in his judgment on Thursday, discharged the accused persons on all the 46 count charge...

The Peace Of Our Land Is Not Not Negotiable, Says Fayemi On Curfew Imposition

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It has become expedient that I address you today on account of dire happenings in the land of honour, Ekiti State. With tension mounting across the state, Ekiti has been the subject of alarming headlines in the news, following the tragic assault on the judiciary.On Monday, September 22, thugs acting...

Federal High Court Abuja Gives Go-ahead For Diezani Probe

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A federal high court in Abuja has given a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu the go-ahead to bring an order of mandamus to compel the minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to give information on the sale of crude oil from 2012 to date. Justice Gabriel Kolawole...

 

Ekiti State Governor Declares Curfew As Tension Heats Up

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has declared a 7pm to 7am curfew in the state after thugs on Friday took to the streets burning houses and looting shops. Friday’s violence followed the assassination of a former Ekiti State chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Omolafe Aderiye, who...

N600m Fraud: Judge Discharges Ikuforiji

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Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly has been released and cleared by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court of alleged laundering of about N600m. Oyebode Atoyebi, Ikuforiji’s aide was also discharged for the same crime. The two were arraigned before the Federal High Court on June 24, 2013...

FG To Begin Implementation Of 33.4% Pension Increase From October 2014

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The presidential technical committee on pensions has resolved to begin the implementation of the 33.4% pension increase with effect from October 2014. Chairman of the committee, Anyim Pius Anyim, who is also the secretary to the government of the federation said this at the end of its meeting in Abuja on...

Families Of Dead South Africans In SCOAN Building Collapse To Sue TB Joshua

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Two south Africans who lost relatives in the recent collapse of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations(SCOAN) have said that they intend to sue evangelist TB Joshua. The two who are both men are calling on other families that lost a relation in thye building collapse to come so as a...

2015 Election: APC Condemns The Endorsement Of President Jonathan As Sole Candidate

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate of the PDP for next year's presidential election, to the exclusion of all other candidates, calling the endorsement nothing but a mockery of democracy.In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by...