FEC bids farewell to Obanikoro, Wike, Maku, others

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday held a valedictory session for seven ministers who are resigning their positions to pursue gubernatorial positions in their respective states. At the session coordinated by ‎President Goodluck Jonathan in the council’s chamber at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, seven ministers were listed by the president as those expected to… [Continue Reading]

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South Africa says: We can’t return Nigeria’s seized $15Million arms money without due process

The South African government has indicated that it cannot return the $15 million arms money it seized from Nigerian arms dealers unless “due process” is applied in pushing for a refund. Speaking on an African Independent Television (AIT) news programme on Tuesday night, the South African High Commissioner, Lulu Mnguni, reportedly said his country had… [Continue Reading]

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Reps say Nigeria To Payback $1 billion Security Loan In 7 Years

A $1 billion loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to buy security hardware to fight Boko Haram will be paid back in seven years, it was revealed at Tuesday’s plenary in the House of Representatives. Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Abdulmumin Jibrin said the country would pay N30 billion annually for seven years before settling… [Continue Reading]

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Jonathan submits 2015-2017 MTEF to House

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday forwarded to the House of Representatives the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for the period 2015 to 2017 heralding the presentation of the 2015 budget proposal. House of Representatives speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal read the letter from the president conveying the message. The letter, however, did not give highlights of the… [Continue Reading]

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BREAKING: Obanikoro, Maku, Wike, Resign As Ministers

Reports emanating from the villa has it that Maku, Wike, Obanikoro have Resigned As Ministers. a source said the trio handed in their resignations at the Federal Executive Council Meeting this morning and President Jonathan wished them well int their political endeavours.   more details to come…..

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Thailand Bans Import Of Hookahs, e-Cigarettes

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookahs and electronic cigarettes, official reports said on Wednesday.  However, the government stopped short of prohibiting the use of the popular smoking paraphernalia. The Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control asked for the ban after the smoking devices appeared for sale on the… [Continue Reading]

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US Denies Allegation Of Refusal To Sell Arms To Nigeria to tackle Boko Haram

The American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle disclosed on Thursday in Yola that the Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern part of Nigeria is more political than religious The American ambassador, who made the disclosure during a press conference at the American University of Nigerian (AUN), said the fact that the two major… [Continue Reading]

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Malala wins Noble Prize award at 17 years, becomes youngest recipient

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating women’s rights to receive an education in her country, has just been announced as the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner…but she shares it with another person, Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.She is such an inspiration to many. Satyarthi,… [Continue Reading]

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$5.7m Arms Deal: Stop Embarrassing Nigeria, APC Tells Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently address Nigerians on the serial embarrassments to which his administration is subjecting the country in the comity of nations, after another seizure of $5.7million of Nigerian arms money by the South African authorities In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its national… [Continue Reading]

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Fayose Replies Falana: Only Troublemakers Are Leaving Ekiti

Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday said that there is no truth in the claim by the Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) that people are set to move out of the state in large numbers ahead of his October 16 inauguration. Fayose who spoke through his chief press secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi in… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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Reps Give INEC Power To Deploy Troops for 2015 elections

The House of Representatives has retained the exclusive right of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deploy troops to election venues. This followed the approval of the amendment to Section 29(1) of the Electoral Act No. 6, 2011. Deputy leader of the House, Hon. Leo Ogor, had raised a motion urging the House to […]

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ECONOMY

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Increase In Oil Base Tariff Angers Local Producers

The Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN) has expressed its frustration over what it termed inconsistency of the policy of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on oil base tariff. Executive secretary of LUPAN, Emeka Obidike said the inconsistency on the part of the NCS amounted to a “deliberate action to undermine the Fiscal Policy Measure […]

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NEWS

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FEC bids farewell to Obanikoro, Wike, Maku, others

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday held a valedictory session for seven ministers who are resigning their positions to pursue gubernatorial positions in their respective states. At the session coordinated by ‎President Goodluck Jonathan in the council’s chamber at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, seven ministers were listed by the president as those expected to […]

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Educated illiterate in Nigeria by Olamide Oluwabunmi

Name: Olamide Oluwabunmi Twitter ID: @BunmiOlamide Essay Topic: Educated illiterate in Nigeria Educated illiterate is someone who is educated with some level of formal education but who is actually, for one or many reasons, unable use to that training for all sort of development purpose and is living like an illiterate As we continue to […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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2Face, Naeto C , Niyola, Jaywon Others Storm UNILAG for AFRIMA build up

As part of the build-up to the premium event in November, the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be holding a concert to communicate the vision and ideals of AFRIMA to the vibrant youth generation in Nigeria, the host country, on October 15, 2014, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Lagos, tagged […]

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SPORTS

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Pinnick Calls For Patience Over Super Eagles’ Loss at AFCON 2015 Qualifier

Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Amaju Pinnick on Sunday called on Nigerians to be patient with the Super Eagles as the country battle for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ticket. The Eagles on Saturday lost to Sudan 1-0 in a match they needed to win, thereby endangering Nigeria’s qualification for the AFCON 2015. […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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2014 World’s Richest Fashion Designers

The worth of fashion designers is enormous. Of course that’s partly due to the fact that they’ve been existing for a very long time, have invested in other companies and have expanded their emporium with new lines and brands. That’s not just it, some designers just know how to build value and worth in their […]

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OPINION

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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE: PRESIDENT JONATHAN FELICITATES WITH ALAAFIN ON HIS 76TH BIRTHDAY

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE   PRESIDENT JONATHAN FELICITATES WITH ALAAFIN ON HIS 76TH BIRTHDAY   President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed his appreciation of the continued support of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III for the Federal Government’s efforts to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Nigeria.   Writing to felicitate […]

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ZEE’S CORNER

The Decimation of the North East by Zainab Jaji

I have spent the last few weeks in Adamawa State and to say that insurgency has well and truly taken a firm hold in the region is to state the obvious. Citizens are literally running for their lives. We now have residents from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa converging in the town of Yola. Young boys […]

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