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CBN GOVERNOR SANUSI LAMIDO SUSPENDED BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was yesterday suspended from his post by the President, Goodluck Jonathan. The governor was suspended in absentia, while attending a three-day meeting of the West African Central Bank Governors in Niger. The Presi...

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BOKO HARAM: RELOCATE ARMY HEADQUARTERS TO BORNO, REPS TELL FG

Worried by renewed attacks by members of Boko Haram sect, the House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to quickly move the headquarters of Nigerian Army to the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. The lawmakers also urged the Federal government to work with th...

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BRIG. GENERAL JONES AROGBOFA (RETD.) NAMED AS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday named Brig. Gen Jones Arogbofa (retd.) as his new Chief of Staff. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati disclosed this via Twitter. Arogbofa is meant to take over with immediate effect after Chief Mike...

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Over 100 killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria, said Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South constituency. The attackers stormed the village in Nigeria’s restive north-eastern Borno state on Saturday, slaughtering ...

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BAN ON RALLIES AT AIRPORT: APC ACCUSE POLICE OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the police of selective enforcement of its ban on political, socio-cultural and religious rallies at the nation’s airports. In a statement  in Lagos, yesterday, by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohamme...

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BUDGET DEBATE: REPS KICK AGAINST 700M VILLA HOSPITAL, OTHERS

The  2014 budget debate by the  House of Representatives resumed  on  Tuesday  with members kicking against  the votes for some  subheads planned by the Federal Government. Such votes include the N971bn earmarked for  fuel subsidy,  N700m for  a hospital in the Presidenti...

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN SACKS MINISTERS STELLA ODUAH, GODSDEY ORUBEBE, CALEB OLUBOLADE AND YERIMA NGAMA

President Goodluck Jonathan, today Wednesday the 12th of February sacked the embattled Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade and the Minister for State, Finance, Yerima Ngama. The Presiden...

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PDP REGAINS MAJORITY IN NIGERIA’S HOUSE OF REPS

The ruling party Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday regained its majority in the House of Reps after losing it to the All Progressive Congress, APC, following mass defections from the PDP earlier this year. On Tuesday, Ladan Bichi (Kano), Abdulsalam Adamu (Kano), Sani Ga...

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OKONJO-IWEALA BREACHED FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW – HOUSE OF REPS COMMITTEE

The House of Representatives on Tuesday confirmed that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, breached the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007 S21. According to the House the minister breached the breached the Act by failing to attach the details of the budget of th...

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Henry Okah attempts to break out of South African jail

Henry Okah, the former leader of the defunct Movement for Emancipation for Niger Delta (MEND) attempted to break out of prison. Henry Okah who was convicted and sentenced on a 13-count charge of terrorism, including bombings that killed 12 people in Abuja during the 50th ...

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CHIEF OF STAFF TO PRESIDENT JONATHAN, MIKE OGHIADOME RESIGNS

The Presidency has confirmed the resignation of the Chief of the Staff to the president Goodluck Jonathan, Mike Oghiadome. The President’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati confirmed this saying Oghiadome resigned in order to pursue his political ...

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APC MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION EXTENDED TILL 12TH OF FEBRUARY 2014

The membership registration exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has recorded such positive turn out across  the 36 states, which has resulted in its extension till the 12th of February in order to accommodate followers still seeking to register. In Offa Local ...

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Half of a Yellow Sun set for March release

The film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is scheduled for release in the UK in March. The movie directed by Biyi Bandele and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton had been plagued by  discrediting claims ...

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PICTURE SPECIAL: JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISSY TEIGEN

John Legend is a fine man, with a fine voice. He also happens to be married to a fine model. Mrs Legend has plenty of fans due to her Social media persona. They got married last year and are one of our favorite  celebrity couples. Find below some pictures that highlight t...

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PDP SUES KWARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER AND 20 OTHER LAWMAKERS FOR DEFECTING TO APC

  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has sued the Speaker, Razak Atunwa, and 20 other members of the Kwara State House of Assembly to court over their defection to the All Progressives Congress. In the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Ilorin, on Friday, the stat...