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Jonathan Deserves Nobel Prize -Audu

Former Kogi State Governor, Abubakar Audu has opined that President Goodluck Jonathan deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, sequel to his acceptance of electoral defeat and subsequent congratulatory call to president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari. He stated that Jonathan’s action even before the official announcement of the winner of the March 28 presidential election saved Nigeria from crisis. Audu who spoke to ...

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S/Africa Scold Nigeria’s Envoy Recall

 South Africa has condemned Nigeria’s decision to recall its ambassador over a spate of attacks against foreigners. It called the step “unfortunate and regrettable” and said it “would be curious for a sisterly country to want to exploit such a painful episode”. At least seven people have died over a month of attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned property in South ...

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Ondo State Bans ‘Ogogoro’

Contrary to speculations that over 30 persons have died from the strange disease that afflicted Ayadi and Ode-Irele towns in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, the state government at the weekend said the total number of deaths recorded is 23. Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, who disclosed this to journalists at a news conference, then ...

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Malaria Fight Needs More Funding – MSN

Malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN) president, Dr Babajide Puddicombe has called on the Federal Government to provide more funds to effectively tackle malaria in the country. Puddicombe made the call in Ota, Ogun after a public campaign to mark World Malaria Day. The campaign, with the theme “Invest in the future defeat of Malaria’’ was organised by the association in ...

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Africare Spends $150,000 In Akwa Ibom

-In Battles Against Malaria Annually Africare, an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working in Eket and Ibeno areas of Akwa Ibom, says it spends $150, 000 yearly on malaria control programmes in the state. Dr Patrick Adah, Africare’s Director of Malaria Programme disclosed at Ibeno, headquarters of Ibeno Local Government Area of the state. Adah said that the organisation started operations ...

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Ex-militants Advise Buhari On Amnesty

-Want Continuity For Presidential Programme Niger Delta ex-militant leaders yesterday urged president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the amnesty programme of the Federal Government. The ex-freedom fighters under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, however, pledged to support the incoming administration. National President, LPCDI, Pastor Reuben Wilson, hailed Buhari for his victory at the poll, but implored him ...

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FRSC Returns Crash Victim’s N.4m

Sabon Tasha Unit of the Kaduna Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, yesterday returned N419,290 to the family of Mufutau Salami, who died in an auto crash in the state. While calling on motorists to avoid dangerous driving, the Unit Commander, Muhammadu Ogoshi, presented the said money to the family of the deceased at the Mararaban Rido area of Chikun ...

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Police Nab Six Robbers In Ogun

The police in Ogun State have arrested six suspected armed robbers, who are alleged to be notorious and said to usually terrorize people in Ota, Ibafo and Ago-Iwoye areas of the state. State command spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement said three of the suspected armed robbers, Balogun Akin, Olayemi Mustapha, and Mohammed Kola were arrested last Sunday at about ...

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Strike Grounds Akwa Ibom Assembly

Workers in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday in Uyo, began a three-day warning strike following the refusal of the state government to honour the agreement it reached with the union on the payment of the new consolidated salary structure. The aggrieved workers, who were over 100, blocked the entrance to the Assembly gates, bearing fresh plantain leaves ...

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NNPC’s Refunding $1.48b – Diezani

-Corporation Wants Fuel Subsidy Stopped Minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday disclosed that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has started refunding the $1.48bn unremitted fund into the Federation Account as recommended by audit firm, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, The Punch reports. She however did not disclose how much has so far been refunded by the corporation. It will be ...

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