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2015: Your Political Ambition Shouldn't Be A 'Do Or Die' Affair, Jonathan Tells Political Office Seekers

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged political office seekers to shun desperation, saying that their ambitions should never be ‘do or die’ in the interest of the nation. The president made the appeal at Otuabula 2, the headquarters of Ward 13 in Ogbia, while monitoring the conduct of the PDP’s congress...

Aspirant Calls For Job Creation In Rural Areas

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mr Golden Nwokoma, an aspirant for the Ohaji/Egbema Constituency seat in Imo House of Assembly, has called for urgent approach to creating jobs at the grasroots across the state. He made the call on Sunday in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, saying that he was contesting...

Mubi Attack: NEMA To Establish More IDP’s Camps In Yola

4 years ago /
Environment 

Following the insurgent attacks on Mubi, Adamawa, the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) has concluded arrangements to open more camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola. Malam Sani Datti, the agency’s spokesperson, said disclosed the plan in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Friday. Datti...

 

Australian Man Drives Light Plane Down Main Street For A Drink At The Pub

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

A man who taxied his light plane down a main street in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and parked it outside a pub is expected to be charged. Newman police sergeant Mark McKenzie said the plane had its propeller running, its wings removed and was being steered by foot pedals on Friday. The...

Dangote Slashes Cement Price To N1,000 Per Bag

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Dangote Cement Plc, a leading cement manufacturing company in the country over the  weekend, announced drastic reduction of the prices of its cement. The new price regime announced by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, GMD/CEO, of Dangote Cement, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, pegged the Dangote 32.5 cement grade at N1,000 per...

Singapore Requires Visa For Ebola-hit African States

4 years ago /
Health 

Citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will need a visa to enter Singapore as part of measures against the spread of Ebola, the city-state's health ministry said Monday. The three West African countries are the worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 4,900 people. Singapore's health ministry said...

Kano Pillars Wins Third Consecutive League Title

4 years ago /
Sports  

From results posted on the official social media pages of the League Management Company, Kano Pillars recorded an emphatic win over Nembe City in Kano while Enyimba could not capitalize on the troubles in the camp of Hosts Dolphins in Port Harcourt. The Aba Elephants would walk away with a single...

APC Calls For Independent Inquiry Into 'Fake' FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an independent inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the apparently fake ceasefire deal announced by the Jonathan Administration on Oct. 17th, now that the sect's leadership has described as an impostor the man with whom the phantom deal was negotiated.In a statement...

Cynthia Osokogu: I Proposed To Her Before Her Death

4 years ago /
Security 

Okwumo Nwabufo, first defendant in the ongoing trial of the murder of Cynthia Osokogwu,yesterday told a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere that they were lovers and were about getting married before her death. Nwabufo, who was led in evidence by his counsel Chris Opara, said he and the deceased met...

Civilian JTF Killed 41 Suspected Boko Haram Fighters

4 years ago /
Security 

Forty one members suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were reportedly killed by Nigerian security forces with support from youth vigilantes, also known as ‘Civilian JTF’ in a fierce encounter in a village near Biu town in Borno State, witnesses said yesterday. It was gathered that the insurgents met their...

Army Retires 15 Generals

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has retired 15 Generals from the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME) Auchi, Edo State, from active service. Ten of the 15 are Brigadier-Generals while the other five are Major Generals. The Major Generals are Edem Ekwo, Thompson Oliomoghe, Richard Maduegbunam, Friday Airende and Abass...

Wenger: Alexis Sanchez Is Arsenal's Suarez

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Chile international has made a fine start to life in English football and his boss believes he shares many of the same attributes as the Barcelona forward. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that there are plenty of similarities between Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez. The Chile international has put in...

Strootman Tells Roma: I Want To Join Manchester United

4 years ago /
Sports  

Kevin Strootman has told Roma that he wants them to negotiate with Manchester United over a potential switch to Old Trafford in January. The Netherlands star is closing in on a return from a serious knee injury and has long been pencilled in by Louis van Gaal as his ideal choice...

Kaduna Police Chief Armourer Commits Suicide

4 years ago /
Security 

A Chief Armourer with the Kaduna State Police Command, Nambol Audu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, committed suicide in the early hours of Friday, the police authorities said. Audu was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing firearms and attempted selling them to criminals. He was reported to have shot himself on the...

Jonathan: Nigeria Will Join 20 Most Developed Countries By 2020

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Speaking against the background of efforts by the federal government to transform the country, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Nigeria would be one of the 20 most developed countries in the world by 2020. This is coming on the heels of the declaration by the Minister of Industry, Trade and...

Senzo Meyiwa: Crowds Gather For South African Footballer's Funeral

4 years ago /
Sports  

Tens of thousands of people are attending the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban. Meyiwa, 27, was shot on Sunday, apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg. A suspect appeared in court on Friday and was charged with the murder of the popular goalkeeper. Meyiwa's death shocked...

Withdrawal Of Security Detail: Tambuwal Heads To Court

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal this Friday filed a case before the Federal High Court, Abuja against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Inspector-general of Police and five other defendants. Tambuwal is praying the court to restrain the acting inspector general of police, Suleiman Abba and other...

 

Youth Group Advises APC Against Same Faith Ticket

4 years ago /
Politics 

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC), has advised the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) against adopting same faith presidential candidates. Mr Olalekan Hammed, National Leader of the group, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday. Hammed cautioned that...

Sports Minister Harps On Grassroots Development As President Cup Stakeholders' Retreat Begins

4 years ago /
Sports  

Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday in Abuja declared open the President Cup Stakeholders’ Retreat, with a call for emphasis on for  grassroots development. Danagogo, while declaring the retreat open at the Media Centre of the National Stadium said the retreat’s theme, which is "Delivering a Quintessential Tournament’’, was very apt. He...

Nigeria Imports 300 Billion Textile Annually - NLC

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr lssa Aremu, has said that Nigerians import N300 billion worth of textiles and garments annually without paying duties or taxes to government. He made this known in llorin when he spoke to newsmen on Thursday. The NLC Vice President said that 90 per...