NIGER DELTA MILITANTS GIVE FG TWO WEEKS TO PAY N1BILLION OR FACE ATTACK

The leadership of Niger Liberation Force (NDLF), a militant group in the Niger Delta, has demanded N1bn from the Federal Government as compensation for what it described as “the extra judicial murder of its leader, General John Togo, aerial bombing and killing of innocent citizens of Ayakoromor community by soldiers of the Joint Task Force. Read more

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BREAKING NEWS: BOMB EXPLOSION AND GUN FIRE ROCKS JOS, BORNO CHURCH

Reports just coming in said another church has been hit by bomb explosion in Jos, Plateau state exactly one week after a suicide bomb explosion killed over 10 people in Bauchi.

The bomb blast which occurred at the rukuba area of the state capital is said to have hit The  Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) church and was immediately followed by sporadic gunfire. Read more

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FUEL SUBSIDY PROBE: HOUSE OF REPS DISOWN FAROUK LAWAN OVER BRIBERY ALLEGATION

Following an allegation of $600,000 bribe leveled against the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy, Hon Farouk Lawan, the House of Reps said it will not take side with any of its member if found wanting in the allegation. This was made in a statement by the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Zakari Mohammed.
Read the full Official Statement Below: Read more

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FUEL SUBSIDY PROBE: HOW FAROUK LAWAN AND ADAMS JAGABAN GOT EMBROILED IN A $600,000 BRIBERY SCANDAL

Just when we thought the ripples over the N2.7 trillion looted from the Nigerian treasury under the guise of paying marketers for the subsidised fuel they imported into the country is gradually fading out, since the Federal Government has not taken serious actions to implement the report, the issue has once again resurfaced in the front burner of our polity. Read more

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NORTHERN ELDERS REJECT PRESIDENT JONATHAN’S N20MILLION GIFT – PREMIUM TIMES

“Presidential sources say the offering of huge cash to visitors is an infamous but routine gesture in Aso Rock..”

President Goodluck Jonathan’s patchy relationship with key northern political groups took a plunge at last week’s hyped visit of the region’s elders to the president, with the team’s last minute rejection of a N20 million presidential gift, those familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. Read more

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN FLAGS OFF DISTRIBUTION OF UBE BOOKS

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has flagged-off the distribution of instructional materials for basic education schools in Nigeria under the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme.

The Flag off ceremony which was held at the Model Primary School, Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, was performed by Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, who represented him at the occasion. Read more

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SENATE APPROVES CHANGE OF NAME FOR UNILAG, TWO OTHERS

Barely 24 hours after the request made by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate to approve the change of name of Univeristy of Lagos and 2 other Federal Universities was read on the floor by the Senate President, the Nigerian Senate has against public opinion and massive criticisms, approved the renaming of the University to Moshood Abiola University (MAU). Read more

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PROTECT YOURSELF. UNTREATABLE GONORRHOEA SPREADING AROUND THE WORLD – WHO

Scientists reported last year finding a “superbug” strain of gonorrhoea in Japan in 2008 that was resistant to all recommended antibiotics and warned then that it could transform a once easily treatable infections into a global health threat.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the fears over last year’s reported findings by scientists of a “superbug” strain of gonorrhoea in Japan in 2008 that was resistant to all recommended antibiotics as true and warned that it could transform once easily treatable infections into a global health threat. Read more

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN’S REMARKS AT THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IN HONOUR OF VICTIMS OF DANA PLANE CRASH

It is with a very heavy heart indeed that I address you today on this last day of national mourning for our fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, colleagues, associates, friends and fellow citizens who lost their lives in Sunday’s plane crash.

While the official mourning period ends today, no one can doubt that the pain and anguish of the shocking, sudden and unexpected loss of highly valued lives in that horrendous plane crash will remain with us all, long after this day has ended. Read more

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AERO CONTRACTOR FLIGHT SCARE AT UYO AIRPORT

(Sahara Reporters) Passengers on an Aero Contractor flight to Uyo in Akwa Ibom state had a flight scare earlier today as the air jet missed the runway in an attempt to land at the Uyo airport.

The flight ran into a terrible rainstorm according to aviation officials.

The Chief Pilot of Aero safely landed the plane after a second try. All passengers disembarked without incident and the airliner has returned to Lagos safely.

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