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Two PDP Governorship Aspirants In Akwa Ibom File For Restraining Order Against the Party

5 years ago /
Nation 

Two governorship aspirants in Akwa-Ibom state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have approached the federal high court in Abuja, asking for an order restraining the party and its national chairman over threats to exclude them from the party's primary for the next governorship elections in the...

Uruguay President Offered $1m For VW Beetle

5 years ago /
International News 

Uruguay's president has revealed he was offered a million dollars for his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The car has become a symbol of the Jose Mujica's austere lifestyle. Mr Mujica, the man once nicknamed "the poorest president in the world", told a local publication that an Arab sheik had offered to pay...

FCT Begins Arrest Of Unpainted Taxi Cab Drivers

5 years ago /
Nation 

Following the expiration of Oct. 1 deadline for the registration of unpainted commercial vehicles also known as “kabu kabu”, the FCT Transport Secretariat has begun the arrest of defaulters. Mr Jonathan Ivoke, the Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Transportation Secretariat, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that commercial drivers would be...

Governor Akpabio Says Governors Pose No Threat To Senators’ Re-Election Bids In The 2015 Election

5 years ago /
Nation 

Gov. Goodswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom said that governors aspiring to be elected into the Senate in 2015 posed no threat to senators seeking re-election. He said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the Akwa Ibom North...

Former Head of State Chief Ernest Shonekan Attributes Nation’s Slow Growth To Delays In Policy Implementation

5 years ago /
Nation 

The former Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan, on Thursday attributed the slow pace in the nation’s economic growth to the delays in policy implementation. Shonekan disclosed this during the formal commissioning of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) House in Lagos. He said that the nation had reach the stage where...

Police Are Investigating The Possible Sabotage Of Synagogue Church Building, Says DPO

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Police on Thursday said it was still investigating the recent collapse of a guest house within the Synagogue Church of All Nations to ascertain whether it was due to sabotage. CSP Haruna Alaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikotun Police Station, disclosed this while testifying before the Coroner’s Inquest into...

Dangote Now The 23rd Richest Man In The World

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Aliko Dangote, the president of Dangote Group, has moved 20 spots from his earlier position. He was initially the 43rd richest person in the world but now has moved to the 23rd position in the world, while also retaining his position as the Richest Man in Africa, according to the...

Sen. Zagbayi Says Nigerians’ Unity Is Necessary Against Boko Haram Insurgents

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Sen. Nuhu Zagbayi (PDP-Niger), has said only unity among Nigerians would defeat insurgents waging a relentless war against the country. Zagbayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that partisan politics and primordial sentiments, such as religious and ethnic differences, would weaken...

 

ECOWAS Chairman Calls For Support In The Fight Against Ebola

5 years ago /
Nation 

ECOWAS chairman, John Dramani Mahama, has sent yet another rallying cry  to the world to come together and confront the deadly Ebola disease. The Ghanaian President told West African leaders at an extra-ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government in Accra over the disease that the...

10 Blasts Hit Fatah Property In Gaza - AFP, Witnesses

5 years ago /
International News 

At least 10 explosions hit houses and cars belonging to members of the Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Gaza on Friday, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties from the blasts, which were condemned by both Fatah and its Islamist rival...

 

Chinese Police Arrest 32 In Baby-Selling Ring

5 years ago /
International News 

Police in the Chinese city of Kunming have arrested 32 suspected baby traffickers after an investigation lasting more than a year. There were at least 21 babies stolen and a public appeal has been launched to find the parents of 11 babies who were saved from the crime ring, although police...

Accreditation Of SON's Laboratory Will End Rejection Of Nigeria's Products Worldwide - Aganga

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The accreditation of Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON) laboratories will stop the rejection of Nigerian commodities at the international market, says the minister of Industry, trade, and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga. Aganga said this in Abuja on Thursday while being presented with the WHO/International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC) Certification by the...

Plateau State Governor Tells Governorship Aspirants To Campaign In Plateau, Not Abuja

5 years ago /
Nation 

Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau, on Thursday, urged PDP governorship aspirants to come to Plateau and meet the electorate "instead of fighting from Abuja." The governor made the call at the swearing in of four newly appointed commissioners. He said "there are many seeking to be Plateau governors but instead of coming...

Chidoka Seeks EFCC's Collaboration To Check Corruption In Airports

5 years ago /
Transport  

Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to collaborate with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in ridding the nation's airports of Low level corruption. He made the call on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Anti- Corruption Sensitization Programme organized...

EFCC Arraigns Fake Oil Traders For N13m Scam

5 years ago /
Security 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned the duo of Muhammed Abubakar Alfa and Franklin Uche before Justice Dije Aboki of Kano High Court on a 39-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of fake document and obtaining by false pretence. The accused persons allegedly defrauded one Ambassador Abdullah Musa,...

Governor Jonah Jang Reshuffles Cabinet, Swears In New Commissioners

5 years ago /
Politics 

Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau on Thursday in Jos swore in four new commissioners to replace the four that recently resigned to pursue their political ambitions. Among the new commissioners are Mr Abubakar Mohammed, posted to Ministry of Information to replace Mrs Olivia Dazem, who was moved to Ministry of Justice. Others...

UN Secretary-General Congratulates Burkina Faso On 1 Year Civilian-led Transition Agreement

5 years ago /
International News 

United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the adoption of an agreement on the principle of a one-year civilian-led transition, which will result in the holding of democratic elections in November 2015. Ban in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Stephane DuJarric, on Thursday said the secretary-general commends...

ECOWAS Parliament Denounces Military Takeover In Burkina Faso

5 years ago /
International News 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in strong terms the military takeover in Burkina Faso. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Uche Anichukwu, the Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement stated that Ekweremadu also called...

Scores Of S.Africa School Kids Hospitalised After Being Fed Glass

5 years ago /
International News 

At least 66 South African children have been hospitalised after eating school lunches tainted with crushed glass and stones, education officials said on Thursday. Kids from five schools in the northern rural province of Limpopo suffered diarrhoea, dizziness, vomiting and cramps after eating contaminated beans supplied through a government scheme for...