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WHY I REJECTED CENTENARY AWARD – PROF. WOLE SOYINKA

The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to that outrage, small indeed, but of an inversely proportionate significance.  This was the name of the...

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FUEL SCARCITY WORSENS IN LAGOS

The on going fuel scarcity in Lagos has worsened, Petroleum industry officials have blamed this on the recent oil spill in the Ijegun area of the state. The spill which flooded over 300 houses in the area, forced the officials of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Compan...

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TWIN BOMB EXPLOSIONS ROCK MAIDUGURI

Maiduguri in Borno State was under attack by insurgents believed to be Boko Haram. At about 6:15pm two thunderous explosions occured, from what was suspected to be bombs. Yahaya Adamu, a mechanic living in the area, said that “There is heavy dust and smoke everywhere now,...

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BREAKING: GOVERNOR MURTALA NYAKO’S CONVOY ESCAPES BOKO HARAM ONSLAUGHT

The Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako was attacked by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents earlier today. His convoy was attacked in Shuwari area of Adamawa state, as he was returning from paying a condolence visit to victims of the recent Boko Haram attack...

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CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS INAPPROPRIATE – ATIKU

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has described the on going centenary celebrations amidst the state of the nation as inappropriate. Atiku was reacting to the decision of the Federal Government to go ahead with the celebrations despite the recent massac...

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FAMILIES OF MKO ABIOLA, GANI FAWEHINMI AND FELA KUTI REJECT CENTENARY AWARD

The family of the late M.K.O Abiola has rejected the posthumous Centenary award to the winner of the 1993 Nigeria’s presidential election. Kola Abiola, the eldest son of the late politician and businessman, described the award as “not appropriate.” “For us, what the gover...

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BOKO HARAM KILL NINE, BURN BANKS IN FRESH ADAMAWA ATTACK

The Boko Haram sect continued its blood spilling on Wednesday, killing at least 9 people and burning down buildings in Adamawa State. While the President was addressing the nation, heralding the centennial anniversary of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern prote...

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PRESIDENCY UNDER FIRE FOR COOKING UP FAKE DOCUMENT LINKING SANUSI LAMIDO TO BOKO HARAM

Reno Omokri, Special Assistant on New Media, is in the middle of a storm after a slanderous write up against the recently suspended ex governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was traced to his computer. He is believed to have used a pseudonym, Wendell S...

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MAKI OH & ADEBAYO OKE LAWAL MAKE YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER SHORTLIST

Two Nigerian designers, Amaka Osakwe (Maki Oh) and Adebayo Oke Lawal (Orange Culture) have been placed on a short list of 30 for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer award. The list would be cut down to 10 finalists in May. The award is open to all designers aged below 40 who ...

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INCREASES PASSPORT FEE BY 50%

The Federal Government has increased the passport fee by 50%. According to a circular signed by the Deputy Comptroller in charge of Operations/Passport and released a few days ago titled ‘Passport Reforms’, applicants will now pay N15,000 instead of N10,000. A...

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YOBE KILLINGS: SENATE ‘DIRECTS’ NIGERIA’S ARMY CHIEF TO RELOCATE TO MAIDUGURI

The Senate Committee on Defence and Army on Wednesday in Abuja directed the Chief of Army Staff to relocate temporarily to Maiduguri. The Thompson Sekibo-led Committee made the call at the 2014 budget defence of the committee. Mr. Sekibo said the committee condemned what ...

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YOBE MASSACRE: SARAKI SEEKS COMPREHENSIVE BI-PARTISAN APPROACH TO END BOKO HARAM KILLINGS

The senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Bukola Saraki, has called for a comprehensive bi-partisan approach to end the increasing loss of lives in the north eastern flank of Nigeria. He stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja while reacting to ...

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SANUSI DRAGS JONATHAN TO COURT OVER SUSPENSION

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has dragged President Goodluck Jonathan before an Abuja Federal High Court in a suit he filed to challenge his suspension from office. In the application filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Kola A...

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ONDO SPEAKER PASSES AWAY AT 61

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Adesina Ajayi is dead. He passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, February 25, 2014 after a protracted battle with  cancer of the urinary bladder. Ajayi represented Odigbo Constituency 11 at the Ondo State House of As...

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 43 SCHOOLCHILDREN

Boko Haram Islamists killed 43  pupils  on Tuesday when they attacked  the  Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Yobe State. The insurgents reportedly arrived at the college at about 2am  in 11 Hilux vans when the pupils were already asleep. They were said to have  se...