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    Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

The house of representatives on Thursday urged the federal government to grant Qatar Airways landing rights to operate at the Malam Aminu Kano International and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe International airports.It also urged the government to lift the suspension on the operations of the Emirates Airline to land on the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.This was sequel to a motion [...]

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    Coroner continues inquest, visits Synagogue

Coroner continues inquest, visits Synagogue

The coroner supervising the inquest into the collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) visited the scene of the incident at Ikotun, Lagos, in continuation of an investigation that formally began  on Monday.The Thursday visit was part of efforts by the coroner to unravel the cause of the September 12 incident, which killed about 115 [...]

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    Reps vote to bypass presidential assent on bills

Reps vote to bypass presidential assent on bills

Members of the federal house of representatives on Wednesday voted to effect 71 amendments to different sections of the 1999 constitution, including one sidelining the president on bills he doesn't assent within 30 days.The amendments approved by the lower house border on legislative immunity, local government autonomy, state creation, indigeneship and citizenship.The amendments also led to a reduction of the power [...]

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    US offers $45m bounty on 8 al-Qaeda leaders

US offers $45m bounty on 8 al-Qaeda leaders

The United States (US) has offered a reward of $45 million for information on eight key leaders of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an extremist group.According to NAN, US State Department said in Washington on Wednesday that its rewards for justice programme was also offering rewards of $10 million for information leading to the location of Nasir al-Wahishi, AQAP's [...]

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    Farmers want govt agencies directed to buy local rice

Farmers want govt agencies directed to buy local rice

Rice farmers have appealed to the federal government to provide adequate incentives to enable them boost production.Those who spoke to NAN in Lagos on Wednesday said government should compel its agencies to patronise locally produced rice.‎They urged President Goodluck Jonathan to give directive to all ministries and departments to patronise firms that are into local rice production.According to them, that [...]

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    Niger governor, Aliyu, joins senatorial race

Niger governor, Aliyu, joins senatorial race

Babangida Aliyu, governor of Niger state, has obtained an expression of intent form for the Niger east senatorial district on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aliyu's form was bought by an organisation, Talba Support Movement (TSM), at the party's state secretariat in Minna.Hamisu Jankaro, TSM coordinator, said Aliyu's candidature would continue the struggle of the north."As he steps [...]

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    Danagogo ‘yet to recover’ from Eagles loss in Sudan

Danagogo ‘yet to recover’ from Eagles loss in Sudan

Tammy Danagogo, Nigeria’s minister of sports, has not recovered from the loss of the Super Eagles to Sudan in Saturday's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.The Falcons of Sudan defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 in Khartoum on Saturday, shattering a 47-year spell during which the Eagles had never lost to the northeastern African country.The result of the match placed the Eagles at [...]

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    Presidency reinforces security ahead of BBOG protest

Presidency reinforces security ahead of BBOG protest

Security was beefed up around the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday morning, ahead of a planned protest rally by the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaigners.The BBOG campaigners said they wanted to use the medium to know what the presidency had been doing about the rescue of the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on April 14.According to NAN, Rotimi [...]

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    Abdulsalami asks politicians to accept defeat

Abdulsalami asks politicians to accept defeat

Former head of state, Abdulsalami Abbubakar, says politicians must learn to accept defeat and results of the 2015 general election in good fate "and in the interest of democracy".The retired general made the appeal on Monday during an interaction with journalists in Gombe, advising politicians not to take politics as a do-or-die affair but to play it according to the [...]

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    Atiku scores the ‘opening goal’ by picking APC’s presidential nomination form

Atiku scores the ‘opening goal’ by picking APC’s presidential nomination form

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    Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says two governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this when he paid a courtesy visit on Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state.Kwankwaso was in Ilorin as part of his consultations for the presidential ticket of the APC for the 2015 election.He is expected to make [...]

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    Atiku: Obasanjo can endorse whoever he wants

Atiku: Obasanjo can endorse whoever he wants

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says Olusegun Obasanjo, under whom he served for eight years, has the right to endorse whoever he wants for the 2015 presidential election.Atiku made the statement at a press conference organised by his media organisation to intimate the public of a policy review summit coming up at the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on October 27.Debunking [...]

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    Emefiele: CBN won’t make life difficult for banks

Emefiele: CBN won’t make life difficult for banks

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, says the apex bank would continue to make regulations that would strengthen the nation’s banking sector "but will not make life difficult for the banks".Emefiele said this in Washington DC when he briefed newsmen on the outcomes of the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC."The banks are [...]

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    Kano directs schools to resume on Monday

Kano directs schools to resume on Monday

The Kano state government has directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen on Monday October 13.In a statement signed by Hadiza Habib, the deputy director, public relations department of the state ministry of education, the government assured the teachers and pupils that it had taken adequate steps to ensure the safety of the schools.“All schools in [...]

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    IGP Abba: The end of Boko Haram is near

IGP Abba: The end of Boko Haram is near

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, says the activities of Boko Haram insurgents would eventually be brought under total control, with the ongoing collaboration of all security agencies in restoring normalcy to the troubled northeastern part of the country.“We have recorded positive results in recent times in the fight against the insurgents,” Abba told NAN in Maiduguri on Sunday.“We have recorded enough success to say [...]

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    I never declared Suntai missing, says acting governor

I never declared Suntai missing, says acting governor

Acting governor of Taraba state, Garba Umar, has faulted the report that he declared Governor Danbaba Suntai missing.The report had gone viral within the week.Suntai had been medically unstable since October 26, 2012, when a private aircraft he piloted crashed at Yola, Adamawa state.But in a statement issued in Jalingo and signed by Umar’s chief press secretary, Kefas Sule, he [...]

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