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Ex-CBN top official funded Boko Haram – Australian hostage negotiator

Australian hostage negotiator, Davis Stephen, has again issued another daring statement after 72 hours of his claim that a former Borno governor, and an unnamed retired army chief were sponsors of Boko Haram. The statement by the Perth-based international adviser, who for four months was involved in negotiations on behalf of the federal government with commanders of the Boko Haram ...

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Count me out of plot against Anyim – Ex-Gov Egwu

A former governor of Ebonyi State, Dr Sam Egwu, has denied reports that he is leading a lobby to unseat the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. In a statement, Egwu said the reports were brought to his attention around 10.30 am on Friday and that he was truly confounded at the carefully constructed falsehood. He ...

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APGA endorses Jonathan for 2015

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Saturday, trooped out in their numbers at the Ekwueme Park Awka, where they endorsed and adopted the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as their candidate for the 2015 election. National chairman of the party and its Anambra Central Senatorial Candidate in the 2015 election, Chief Victor Umeh, ...

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Ebola: US to conduct vaccine trial in Nigeria

The United States health officials have said they are considering a trial test of the recently launched Ebola vaccine in Nigeria, as they also prepare to test the vaccine in The Gambia and Mali in mid-September. The US National Institutes of Health announced in a statement on Thursday that it would launch the safety trial on the vaccine developed by ...

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400 persons displaced as two Tiv communities clash over land

Over 400 persons were reportedly displaced Friday in Benue State after crisis erupted between two communities, Shangev Ya and Mbakyaa over land dispute. About 300 thatched houses were reportedly razed in the crisis. It was learnt that problem began a fortnight ago when some people from Mbakyaa allegedly encroached on the land of the Shangev Ya people. In the ensuing ...

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EEDC boss raises alarm over vandalism of power installations in S-East

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, Saturday, raised an alarm over rising cases of vandalisation of power installations within the South East zone saying the development had become a major source of concern to the company. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, Mr. Robert Dickerman, who disclosed this during the first Customers Consultative Forum of the company in Enugu, said ...

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FG wades into Kogi,  Anambra bloody clashes, asks NBC to speed up boundary demarcation

Arc.-Namadi-Sambo, former Vice President

The Federal Government has waded into the bloody clashes that have left scores of people dead in Anambra and Kogi States’ border communities over oil deposits. Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Friday presided over a meeting attended by representatives of the two state governments and the National Boundary Commission with a view to resolving the impasse and restore peace to the ...

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MASSOB: Another bloody clash imminent in Owerri today

The crisis rocking the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has taken a new twist with the organization’s director of information, Mr. Uchenna Madu warning members to steer clear of the meeting convened in Owerri today by its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike as there is most likely to be bloodshed during the meeting. In a ...

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Nigerians to enjoy steady power by Oct – FG

The Federal Government, Friday, said plans have been put in place to ensure steady supply of electricity in the country by October 2014. Minister of Power, Professor Chenedu Nebo who briefed State House Correspondents in Abuja said government has made efforts to ensure constant availability of gas at power stations to boast power generation. Professor Nebo, who spoke after a ...

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Son kills father, buries him in shallow grave in Enugu

A young man said to be a member of a kidnap gang operating in Enugu State, Mr. Chukwuekezie Ofonago has shot his father dead. The suspect now in police net admitted to have shot his father, Mr. George Ofonago with a double-barrel gun at a hideout where he was kept while demanding an undisclosed sum as ransom from his family. The ...

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