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Fire Razes Balogun Market Again

For the second time in three months, traders in Balogun market again had their shops razed in an early fire outbreak yesterday in Lagos. The inferno destroyed goods valued at several millions of naira. A correspondent who visited the market, reports that the fire which affected lock-up shops, was first noticed at the back of a building housing a commercial …

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Nasarawa Youths Allege APC Manipulation

Nasarawa South Youth Leaders Forum has accused the returning officer of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of manipulating results for Nasarawa South Senatorial District in favour of Architect Salihu Egyebola of All Progressive Congress (APC). They described the result for the zone, Ishaleku David, as false and not a true reflection of the people’s will. The Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service …

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Police Shut Ekiti State Assembly

There was tension in Ado Ekiti on yesterday as the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers stormed the State House of Assembly to resume legislative duties. Their return, which, caught workers and the seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose unawares created palpable tension as officials of the assembly started packing their loads. The return of the lawmakers …

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Enugu Residents Salute Outgoing President

A cross section of Enugu residents yesterday hailed the sportsmanship of the outgoing president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan toward the outcome of the presidential election. The residents, who spoke to newsmen in Enugu, said that the president had set a benchmark in Africa as the first president in power to accept defeat even when the final result was not announced. A …

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Fani-Kayode Explains Attacks On Buhari

The spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign team, Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday stated that all his attacks against the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, during the electioneering, were what his job required of him and not personal. He also commended the APC campaign directorate for doing something “they believe in”. “There was absolutely nothing personal as …

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Stay Peaceful After Results – Kufuor

The head of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observer Mission to Nigeria, former Ghana president, John Agyekum Kufuor has encouraged Nigerians to remain peaceful after the results are declared. Kufuor made the appeal while addressing journalists, as collation of the results continued, with APC’s Muhamadu Buhari leading in results already announced by Independent National Electoral Commission. Kufuor also …

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Lagos Residents Shouldn’t Panic – Police

Lagos State Police Command has urged residents and citizens not to entertain any fear as all parts of the state were under its surveillance. The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, advised the residents to go about their normal businesses peacefully without panic. Nwosu made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lagos. He was …

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Tinubu’s Case Against Minimah Adjourned

A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday adjourned till April 20, a fundamental rights’ enforcement suit filed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah. Tinubu, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), had sued Minimah over the deployment of soldiers to lay siege on his No. 26 Bourdillon Street, …

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Parents Lose 2 Kids To Fire

Tears flowed freely from the people in Ajegunle area of Lagos State at the weekend, when fire sent two children of same parents to their early graves. It was gathered that the mother of the children, popularly called Mama Kehinde, was selling fuel at Olowojuenjeje Street in Ajegunle, while her children, Kehinde and her younger brother watched. It was gathered …

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Corps Members Protest In Oshimili

-Over Non-payment Of Election Allowances OVER 5,000 Corps members at Oshimili South Local Government Secretariat Zonal Office of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), trooped to the street to protest non-payment of their training and logistic allowances for the ongoing elections. They were matching to barricade the Asaba/Onitsha Highway when the Zonal Inspector, Venerable Njoku, pleaded that they should not take …

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