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Police parade 4 rape suspects in Kogi

Kogi state Police Command yesterday paraded four persons for allegedly raping an 18-year-old secondary student. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seidu Madawaki, who disclosed this to newsmen while parading the ‘rapists’ and 12 robbery suspects, said one Ezena Ginika of ...

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Human vs automation (2)

Automation can be very seductive, more so in the advent of these ultra modern wheezy jetliners that can almost be flown with little or no active human input. Last week, in an attempt to be as futuristic as I can ...

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MTN donates mobile clinic in Taraba

Acting governor of Taraba sate, Alhaji Garbna Umar UTC, has said that his administration is committed to giving quality health care to the people of the state. Acting governor Umar stated this today in Jalingo, the state capital, when he ...

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Ondo Assembly speaker dies

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Adesina Ajayi, is died. He reportedly died Monday night at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. Online newspaper, African Examiner, reported that the late Adesina, who represents Odigbo Constituency ...

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Water project: ‘Maku lied’

Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Senator Victor Obende, yesterday expressed disappointment at the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, for allegedly misleading Nigerians that the N800 million Okpella Water Scheme in Edo State had been completed. Obende took ...

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Agric institute releases 3 crop varieti

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has released three varieties of cops, last year. Director of institute, Dr Ahmed Falaki, said at opening ceremony of this year’s cropping scheme meeting held at the Institute yesterday. ...

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NGE deputy president tasks NAWOJ on integrity

Deputy President, Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), Hajiya Aishatu Sule, has counseled women journalists to consider their integrity as sacrosanct, just as she reaffirmed the role of women in determining the nation’s political fate. Delivering a paper entitled: “The Role ...

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Maku blasts Sanusi

—  Says he’s a Voodoo Statistician Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has lambasted suspended boss of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, saying he is a voodoo statistician. Sanusi had accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ...

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The sacking of Sanusi

Last Thursday, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was tossed out of office unceremoniously. While on official assignment in Niamey, Niger Republic, Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Dr Reuben Abati, in ...

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WRAPA gets N124. 3m MacArthur grant for women’s rights

Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has received the MacArthur award of $750,000 for demonstrating “exceptional creativity and effectiveness” in carrying out its activities. Its Secretary General, Saudatu Madhi, disclosed this during a celebratory press conference held at its ...

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Ondo Speaker dies

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Adesina Ajayi, is died. He reportedly died Monday night at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. Online newspaper, African Examiner, reported that the late Adesina, who represents Odigbo Constituency ...

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Abia flags off 2014 Health Fair

Abia state First Lady, Odochi Orji, on Monday flagged off the 2014 Abia State Health Fair with a call on people to think positively, live healthy  life and condition oneself into eating more fruits, vegetables and exercise always. The First ...

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…Eulogise Shagari at 89

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has paid tribute to the first Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, who turned 89 years of age yesterday, describing him as “a statesman of uncommon pedigree.” Chairman of the Forum ...

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NEITI recovers $2.5bn industrial tax for FG – ES

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has recovered $2.5 billion industrial tax for the federal government, its Executive Secretary, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has said. She called on state governments across the federation to cooperate with the Agency to ensure ...

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Yero tasks govt officials on attitudinal change

Governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji  Muktar  Yero, on Monday called for attitudinal change amongst government officials. He made the call at the seminar organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture during the 35th Kaduna International Trade ...

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NNPC Probe: Transparency on the cross

The ongoing probe of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  (NNPC) by the National Assembly continues to throw up mounting revelations, economic shocks and evidence of systematic bleeding of our resources. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE captures the concern of the majority of Nigerians ...

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NNPC Probe: Transparency on the cross

The ongoing probe of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  (NNPC) by the National Assembly continues to throw up mounting revelations, economic shocks and evidence of systematic bleeding of our resources. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE captures the concern of the majority of Nigerians ...

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Zamfara creates 38 malnutrition centres

Zamfara state government, in collaboration with developmental partners in the state, has established 38 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Centres, as part of measures to address the rate of high malnutrition amongst children in the state. The state commissioner for ...

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Sanusi vs the hoi polloi

Ukraine is in financial crisis and the country needs up to 35 billion dollars for the next few years to ease out their economic pain. In Nigeria, around 49, to 10 or 20 billion dollars gets missing! Yet, we are ...

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In the News

Yesterday’s local government councils’ polls in Plateau state witnessed a massive turnout of voters just as the exercise proceeded peacefully throughout the 15 local government areas of the state where the elections held.               8 The Nigeria ...

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