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7 killed in fresh Taraba crisis

By Stephen osu Jalingo No fewer than seven people lost their lives and several other ones also sustained various degrees of injuries in yet another crisis that has engulfed Wukari town, but police authorities said they were yet to receive ...

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Lamido appoints Obj as Jigawa varsity chancellor

By Jibrin Baba Ndace Abuja Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state has   appointed former President Chief  Olusegun Obasanjo  as the pioneer  Chancellor  of the Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Haruna Wakili, disclosed ...

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ADAMAWA POLL:Fintiri can run – Appeal panel

By Samuel Ogidan Abuja Barely 16 hours after the screening committee led by former Senate Deputy President, Ibrahim Mantu, disqualified him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeal panel committee yesterday cleared the acting governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri, ...

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Boko Haram kills 14 in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar Makurdi No fewer than 14 people were killed in Jibwhiwhui village of Hawul local government area of Borno state yesterday and its surrounding villages when gunmen suspected to members of Boko Haram sect invaded the areas. A ...

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Kebbi APC may drag Dakingari to court

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi All Progress Congress (APC) Kebbi state chapter has threatened to dragged the state government, the legislative arm as well as the state electoral commission to court if by September 15, 2014, elections in to ...

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2 soldiers murdered in Bauchi

By Najib Sani Bauchi Unknown gunmen yesterday morning attacked an Army camp made up of about six armed soldiers stationed at Wunti -Dada, a suburb of Bauchi, the state capital. One of the soldiers, a sergeant and commander of the ...

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Ebola kills doctor in Rivers

  70 under observation By Iyalla Adaye Port Harcourt Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has claimed the life of a medical doctor in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed yesterday. At a news ...

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Obasanjo, Jonathan meet on security matters

By Adebimpe Afunku Abeokuta President Goodluck Jonathan and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo met in the early hours of yesterday in Abuja to discuss nation’s security matters. The visit, Blueprint gathered, was on the invitation of President Jonathan at the ...

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Ikimi finally quits APC

By Bode Olagoke Abuja One of the newly constituted Board of Trustee and one of the founding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tom Ikimi, has left the party. Blueprint exclusively reported early this week that the party ...

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Enugu Assembly impeaches deputy gov

By Raphael Ede Enugu Embattled Deputy Governor of Enugu state, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi, was yesterday impeached by the House of Assembly for alleged gross misconduct. The three allegations of gross misconduct declared by the House included operating a poultry farm ...

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Reps to NMA: Apologise to Nigerians

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja The House of Representatives has asked the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to apologise to Nigerians over its 55-day old strike, saying that this was to appease for all inconveniences and the lives lost while it lasted. ...

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Shekau: Gwoza now Islamic Caliphate

  That claim is empty – Military   Disturbing but they won’t win – Shettima By Abubakar Sadiq, Maiduguri and Jibrin Baba Ndace, Abuja Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said his sect has created an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town, ...

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Confab: I achieved my aim – Jonathan

-By Bode Olagoke -Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he has achieved one of the main reasons for which the National Conference was convoked, which was to create a platform for a genuine and sincere dialogue among Nigerians. The president ...

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North not a parasite, say govs

-By Aideloje Ojo -Minna The Northern States Governors Forum has said that the region was not a parasite on other parts of the country. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger state  Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu stated this yesterday in ...

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Ojukwu takes over from Mba as FPRO

-By Chizoba Ogbeche -Abuja A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Emmanuel Ojukwu, has been appointed the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO). Ojukwu, who was at the Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja, until his appointment had headed the department for two year ...

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Fire guts Football Federation complex

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Head office of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja was yesterday morning engulfed in flames even as the embattled Aminu Maigari-led board  is to fully settle down to work. The offices of General Secretary Musa ...

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My defection for good cause, says Ribadu

By Samuel Aruwan Kaduna A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, who last week dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday denied social media rumours that ...

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2015: INEC rules out Diaspora, e-voting

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the possibility of Nigerians living in the Diaspora to participate in the forthcoming 2015 general elections. Speaking at a one-day public hearing on a proposed amendment to ...

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Iwu berates critics of kola nuts

By Godwin Tyonongu Abuja A member of the Advisory Committee on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Professor Maurice Iwu, has warned those condemning the use of kola nuts as an experimental medicine against the deadly Ebola disease to shut up ...

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Air France in emergency landing at Lagos Airport

By Ime Akpan: Lagos: A Lagos-bound Air France aircraft marked F-GZCC made an emergency landing yesterday at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, due to faulty nose wheels. The spokesman for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), ...

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