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    15-man Enugu assembly faction ready to impeach Gov Chime

15-man Enugu assembly faction ready to impeach Gov Chime

A 15-member faction of the Enugu state house of assembly led by the speaker, Mr Eugene Odo, has commenced impeachment process against Sullivan Chime, governor of the state, alleging financial misconduct.The members, who sat in the early hours of Monday in the legislative chambers amidst tight security, alleged that the governor manipulated the 2014 Appropriation Bill, among other impeachable offences.They [...]

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    APC challenges Gombe gov election at tribunal

APC challenges Gombe gov election at tribunal

Inuwa Yahaya, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Gombe state governorship election, has formally lodged a suit at the state election petition tribunal challenging the re-election of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Niyi Idowu, counsel to Yahaya, submitted the petition on Saturday, and Yahaya thereafter told journalists his client was at the tribunal to seek justice, because [...]

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    Muhammed, chief imam of national mosque, dies at 68

Muhammed, chief imam of national mosque, dies at 68

Musa Muhammed, the chief imam of the Abuja national mosque, has died at the age of 68.Ishaq Oloyede, secretary-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), announced the passing on of Muhammed in a statement in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, on Saturday.The statement said Muhammed died during a brief illness at the national hospital, Abuja.It added that there [...]

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    Workers beg Buhari to raise minimum wage

Workers beg Buhari to raise minimum wage

Nigerian have workers appealed to the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari to devise a means of improving the welfare of workers so as to engender industrial harmony.Speaking with NAN in separate interviews in Abuja on Friday, the respondents decried the fact the minimum wage still remained N18, 000 despite the harsh economic condition in the country.They were speaking after the [...]

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    Jonathan’s mum ‘happy’ to have borehole in her community

Jonathan’s mum ‘happy’ to have borehole in her community

Eunice Jonathan, mother of President Goodluck Jonathan, has commended the Joint Task Force (JTF) for donating a borehole to Akipelai community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.The borehole, which is sited at the premises of the Community Secondary School, Akipelai, was commissioned by Eunice (pictured, right) , a native of the community.She thanked the JTF Commander for his [...]

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    New test can predict cancer 13 years ahead

New test can predict cancer 13 years ahead

A new test which can predict with 100 per cent accuracy whether a person will develop cancer up to 13 years in the future, has been devised by scientists.In a story published by the Daily Telegraph of London, quoting the online journal Ebiomedicine, a landmark research done by the Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening in [...]

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    Cholera claims 25 in Ebonyi

Cholera claims 25 in Ebonyi

Twenty-five people have lost their lives to the outbreak of cholera in Ebonyi state.Christian Achi, director, public health and disease control in the state ministry of health, confirmed the development, disclosing that five new deaths were recorded recently.Achi said a total of 256 persons had been affected by the outbreak since February when the first case was reported.He added that [...]

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    Gunmen kill policeman in Lafia

Gunmen kill policeman in Lafia

The Nasarawa state police command has announced the death of an officer attached to Ibrahim Tarfa, the assistant commissioner of police (ACP) in charge of criminal investigation department (CID) in the state.Ismaila Numan, the police spokesman in Nasarawa confirmed the incident to reporters in Lafia, capital of the state on Thursday, saying the deceased died from bullet wound he sustained [...]

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    ‘60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry’

‘60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry’

Idiat Amusu, a lecturer at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has raised the alarm that up to 60 million Nigerians go to bed hungry everyday.Amusu, who is the head of the department of Food/Agric Technology, said this while delivering a lecture titled ‘Reverse Engineering: Panacea to Waste Not, Want Not’ at the eighth inaugural lecture of the college on [...]

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    Bullion van kills motorcyclist in Abeokuta

Bullion van kills motorcyclist in Abeokuta

 The driver of a bullion van attached to one of the new generation banks in Abeokuta, killed a commercial motorcyclist, identified as Gbenga Okesola, on Thursday.The incident occurred in front of the popular Ogun Property Investment Company (OPIC) building at Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta around 1pm.In protest, commercial motorcyclists took control of the area, vandalizing properties and inflicting injuries on [...]

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    Pakistan hands life jail term to 10 for gun attack on Malala

Pakistan hands life jail term to 10 for gun attack on Malala

A court in north-west Pakistan has sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment over the attack on Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist known for advocating the rights of women to education.In October 2012, armed militants boarded her school bus in the north-western Swat valley of the country, opening fire on her and also injuring Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, her school mates.Though [...]

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    16-year-old Lagos governor- wants to ‘change everything’

16-year-old Lagos governor- wants to ‘change everything’

Idowu Sonoiki, the 15th one-day governor of Lagos state, on Thursday urged said he would 'change everything that is bad in the state" if he had the powers to.The SS2 student of Ikotun Senior High School, who is one-day governor for winning the 2015 Spelling Bee Competition in Lagos, also urged the state government to rehabilitate the roads leading to his school.Speaking with [...]

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    Aisha Alhassan: This is daylight robbery

Aisha Alhassan: This is daylight robbery

Aisha Alhassan, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Taraba state governorship election, has rejected the result of the poll announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.Addresing a press conference in Jalingo shortly after the announcement of the result, Alhassan described the entire elections process as a "daylight robbery’’ and said the party would challenge the [...]

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    Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos

Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos

Two soldiers lost their lives while one was injured on Saturday, as unserviceable ammunition exploded in 3 Division headquarters, Nigerian army Jos, while it was being transported to the demolition site.Texas Chukwu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred while troops authorised to destroy the unserviceable were transporting them.Chukwu said the explosion did not affect the [...]

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    INEC staff nabbed in Imo for thumb-printing

INEC staff nabbed in Imo for thumb-printing

Five ad hoc officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo were on Saturday arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in the governorship rerun election in the state.The officials were arrested at Omuma Primary School in Oru East local government area following an order by Mike Igini, one of the resident electoral commissioners (REC) deployed to Imo for the election.Gabriel [...]

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    ‘Nigerians in South Africa lost N84m to attacks’

‘Nigerians in South Africa lost N84m to attacks’

The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Saturday said Nigerians lost more than 4.6 million Rand (N84 million) to xenophobic attacks in South Africa.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, told NAN on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the losses were initially put at 1.2 million Rand ( N21 million).‘"The Nigerian Union in South Africa has completed [...]

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