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LASU Union leaders insist VC must go

As talks end in deadlock By GABRIEL DIKE The meeting summoned by Governor Babatunde Fashola with Read More »

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US drone kills al-Shabab leader in Somalia – Pentagon

The US defence department has confirmed that it has killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar. The Pentagon says the militant was hit by a drone equipped with Hellfire missiles in southern Somalia last Friday. Garar was a suspect in the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that Read More »

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Four arrested over Tunisia attack

(BBC)  Four people arrested in connection with Tunisia museum attack which left 20 foreign tourists dead. Read More »

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Victory over Boko Haram: Fayose lauds military

 Says Jonathan still the best By WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has lauded the Nigerian military for recovering Nigerian territories from the terrorist group, Boko Haram and bringing the terrorist group to its knees. The Read More »

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Shema launches 34 new ambulances, trucks for PHC

From ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina To keep pace with the dire need of adequate free health care services in the nooks and crannies of Katsina State, Governor Ibrahim Shema has officially unveiled 34 additional ambulances and trucks for mobile ambulance scheme in the state. The governor also used the platform Read More »

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Still on Lagos Governorship Race

By Ayodele Ayoola To all intents and purposes, the coming days in the life of Nigeria will be very interesting, and Lagos, being the country’s economic nerve-centre, will Read More »

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The Sun MD laments state of Enugu Fair Complex

Managing Direc­tor and Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Ltd, Mr. Femi Adesina, yesterday in Enugu Read More »

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Count me out of groups defecting to PDP –Atiku

Former Vice Presi­dent and chieftain of the All Progres­sives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has denied knowledge of the groups of politicians who announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Read More »

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It’s shameful taking president abroad for treatment –Fashola

From OLUWOLE FAROTIMI Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fasho­la (SAN) has frowned on the rationale be­hind flying Nigerian presi­dents abroad for medical at­tention. He said the practice diminishes Nigeria’s image. The governor, who spoke while inaugurating the 60-bed Read More »

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DSS nabs 6 kidnappers, impersonator in Edo

Men of the De­partment of State Security (DSS) in Edo State have nabbed six men allegedly involved in the kidnap of a former Local Government chair­man in the state, Mr. An­selm Adima. The suspects were also said to be involved in the kidnap of a woman, who was raped Read More »

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Court sacks Borno PDP guber candidate

From FRED ITUA, Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Ramat Ahmed, yesterday, sacked Mohammed Imam, the Bor­no State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate. The judgment followed a suit brought before it by Gam­bo Lawan, who claimed to Read More »

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Emeka Okwuosa fights hunger, unemployment in Anambra

…Builds multi-billion naira cassava, tomato plant at Omasi BY JOB OSAZUWA A new breeze is blowing at Omasi, a community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State. And the Read More »

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Jonathan appoints Ogungbesan acting FIRS Chair

FROM JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJA President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Samuel Ogungbesan as Act­ing Executive Chairman of Read More »

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Election postponement affected participation –Enugu Chambers

FROM PETRUS OBI, ENUGU The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, In­dustries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) yes­terday, identified the shift in the date Read More »

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Flying Eagles scale Ghana’s hurdle, cruise into final

Six-time Af­rican U20 Champion­ship win­ners, the Flying Eagles yesterday confirmed their superiority over the Black Satellites of Ghana in the semi final tie at the ongoing Sene­gal 2015 African Youth Championship. A handfull of Nigeri­an whistle blowing fans were trilled to football spectacle as the Flying Read More »

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FEC approves N36.6bn for roads in Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa

FROM JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJA The fifth Federal Executive Coun­cil meeting pre­sided over by President Goodluck Jonathan has approved road contracts across Kaduna, Benue, Ni­ger, Nasarawa and Bauchi states amounting to N36.6 billion. The Minister of Works Mike Onolememen in com­pany of the Minister of Culture,Tourism and Nation­al Read More »

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PDP scared of me –Tinubu

…Says those who accuse him of embezzlement should go to court By CHINELO OBOGO and AYO ALONGE National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Read More »

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Economic downturn: Manufacturing, agric revolution’ll rescue Nigeria

Against the backdrop of the unprecedented crash in the crude oil price in the international market and subsequent de­valuation of the naira, a case has been made for more at­tention to be given Read More »

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NCC’s 2.6GHz to go for N352bn now

BY OLABISI OLALEYE The Nigerian Com­munications Com­mission (NCC) has said that it will resume licensing round for the 2.6GHz Spectrum band and has Read More »

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SEC tasks Pearl Awards on corporate governance

BY CHINENYE ANUFORO The Securities and Ex­change Commission (SEC) has tasked the board of governors of the Performance, Earnings And Returns Leadership (Pearl) Awards Nigeria to include Good Corporate Governance in its criteria Read More »

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Heartland places N16m on Osas, Kalu

.As LMC reschedules fixtures for Dolphins, Pillars BY EMMA NJOKU Enugu Rangers Internat ional would have to cough-out a whopping N16million for the services of Heartland FC duo of Osas Okoro and Orji Kalu. After Read More »

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NFF issues Keshi ultimatum: Sign our contract or take a walk

BY MONICA IHEAKAM Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has is­sued an ulti­matum to embattled out of contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi to either take what is on offer or forget about the contract. The NFF had offered Keshi a reviewed contract after the Super Read More »

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Winning the peace

I remember the world of children created by William Golding in his future-haunted novel, Lord Of The Flies. In the novel, a group of children had been marooned in an island where they had no adult world to guide them. They take to their own fancies in the Read More »

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Manu: We’ll be ready for Senegal/Mali

Flying Eagles’ handler, Garba Manu has as­sured that his boys would be ready for the final game at the ongoing Senegal 2015 Africa U20 Champion­ship. The gaffer stated this after their two nil win over Ghana at Stade LS Senghor yesterday. His Read More »

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UN seeks to endorse military action against Boko Haram

Chad has circu­lated a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that Read More »

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Soldiers shoot at Ango Abdullahi for overtaking convoy

From PAUL ORUDE, Bauchi Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdul­lahi, escaped death by the whiskers yesterday, as sol­diers shot at his vehicle in Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital. Narrating what happened, Prof. Abdullahi said Read More »

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TAN hits 5m volunteers mark in 13 states

Aims at over 12m in 36 states The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Cam­paign Organisation (PDPPCO) and Transfor­mation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) said yesterdayy that Read More »

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How we survived Boko Haram hell, by displaced persons

 …As AUN brings multi-million naira relief materials to victims FROM IHEANACHO NWOSU, ABUJA Mrs Wasini William, 24, a Read More »

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INEC in the eye of storm

BY IKENNA EMEWU Ten days to the presidential and National Assembly elections, the storm is still gathering for the Chairman of the Indepen­dent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega. Although, the INEC boss had Read More »

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Buhari’ll jail you if he wins – Mrs Jonathan

First Lady: Wike is next Rivers gov. FROM: TONY JOHN AND ANIEFON DICK, PORT HARCOURT The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, warned the people of Rivers State yesterday not to vote the presidential can­didate of the All Progressives Con­gress (APC), General Mohammadu Read More »

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Straw poll of March 28 presidential election

BY PETER ORJI A careful study of the demographics of Ni­geria voting patterns shows that General Muhammadu Buhari will win the presidential election now slated for March 28, 2015 based on an unbiased analysis of Read More »

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Polls: March 28 is sacrosanct, Jega assures Nigerians

From ROMANUS UGWU, Abuja Chairman of Inde­pendent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has told some Nigerians clamouring for the postponement of the next week’s genral elections that the date is sacrosanct, ruling out Read More »

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Hope rises for new states as FEC okays confab report

Draft to be sent to N’Assembly for implementation FROM JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJA The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Read More »

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Kalu bombs Orji

■You’re incompetent, wicked, treacherous Eminent business mogul and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described Governor T. A. Orji as a man living in the dark and gloominess of relics. He noted that the past eight years of the current adminis­tration in Read More »

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I’ll rescue Chibok schoolgirls –Buhari

Presidential candi­date of the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, yes­terday alleged that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rule in the last 16 years has sentenced of the country to Read More »

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Buhari’ll win presidential poll – Survey

BY RAZAQ BAMIDELE Just ten days to the presidential election of March 28, a sur­vey carried out by a National Think Tank Group, has pre­dicted victory for the candidate of the All Progressives Read More »

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Buhari should seek forgiveness from Yoruba –Fayose

By WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that the All Progressives Con­gress ( APC ) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) should seek forgiveness Read More »

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Jonathan swears in new ministers

From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in the eight minis­ters recently cleared by the Senate and carried out minor cabinet reshuffle. Consequently, Dr. Alhas­san Khaliru has been named Minister of Health while Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo, (Ebonyi State), Read More »

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Obiano invokes the spirit of ‘Igbo-made’

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has declared his intention to revive the once famous inventive spirit of the Igbo people and chart a new course for accelerated de­velopment of the state. Delivering Read More »

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Joe Biden in telephone chats with Jonathan, Buhari

The United States Vice President Joe Biden, has engaged President Goodluck Jonathan and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in discussions ahead of the March 28 presidential election. The Vice President, who spoke via a telephone chat with the duo, Read More »

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