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FROM: EUCLID MICHAEL, ABUJA INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended the implementation of the controversial 30,027 polling units it recently created.The commission had released a list of allotment of polling units which elicited sharp criticism, especially from the southern parts of the country over an obvious cheating in the allotment announced by INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, a northerner. ...

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Full text of President Jonathan’s declaration speech

Below is the full text of his declaration speech. Dear Compatriots: Four years ago, precisely September 18, 2010; I stood in this Eagle Square, to offer myself for election as the President of our beloved country on the platform of our great party; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Seven months after that declaration, you elected me to lead this country ...

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Morocco disqualified from 2015 AFCoN – official

Morocco on Tuesday was dropped as hosts of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) and the national side was flung out of the competition after the country said it wanted to postpone the tournament due to fears over the Ebola epidemic, the African Football Confederation (CAF) announced. Morocco had said its call for a postponement was “dictated by health ...

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Jonathan declares second term bid, vows to defeat Boko Haram

*”I, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, have accepted to re-present myself, on the platform of The Peoples’ Democratic Party, for re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the 2015 general elections” President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday declared his bid for a second term with a pledge to do all “humanly possible” to defeat Boko Haram. Jonathan made the ...

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N50 MILLION RANSOM: Police kill 3 suspected kidnappers in Onitsha

*Parade 17 other suspects The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)of the Anambra state police command led by James Nwafor , the officer in charge of SARS, Saturday night engaged a team of kidnappers terrorizing the state in the last four years in a gun dwell after demanding a ransom of N50 Million from their victim identified as Mrs. Edith Maduekwe. ...

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BBC African Footballer Award: Enyeama battles Toure, Gervinho

Super Eagles first choice keeper, Vincent Enyeama  has been nominated for BBC’s African Footballer of the  year award. The Lille of France keeper is amongst the five nominees for  the award billed for December. Enyeama is nominated alongside title holder Yaya Toure,  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi and Gervinho While this season has not seen the best of starts for the Nigerian ...

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Military helicopter crashes in Adamawa

An American military helicopter said to be assisting Nigerian troops in the fight against  Boko Haram insurgents, Monday, crashed  near Damare in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State,  where Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) are taking refuge. An eyewitness said that five expatriates, who were aboard the helicopter, sustained   injuries and were hurriedly evacuated by the military ambulances. A resident ...

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Jonathan condemns murder of school children in Yobe, says Nigeria will overcome

The Presidency on Monday evening reacted to the killing of over 30 school children in Potiskum, Yobe State, by a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber, who exploded a bomb as students gathered for a Monday morning assembly. A statement released by the Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati stated that “President Goodluck Jonathan extends heartfelt commiserations to the Government and people of ...

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Corrupt Nigerians have infiltrated the media – EFCC Chairman, Lamorde


*Says N5 billion recovered, 40 arrested over oil subsidy fraud  The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has expressed concern over the infiltration of a section of the media by corrupt personalities. Lamorde, who made this known in Enugu, Monday, said that the commission has recovered over N5 billion stolen from oil subsidy while more than ...

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