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Daily Archives: 25th December 2014

Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address

*Wishes Peace in Mideast Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the “brutal persecution” of religious minorities this year in a Christmas message to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others. Speaking to a packed crowd outside Saint Peter’s Basilica, the popular Argentine pontiff also made a strong call to end violence wrought against children amid “indifference and ...

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As the world marks Human Rights Day 2014, Anambra CLO wants government to walk the talk on austerity measures

By Comrade Aloysius Attah   In 1950, the UN General Assembly decided that every December 10th would be celebrated as Human Rights Day. This is the direct fallout of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Document which is regarded as the world’s reference point from where different nations fashioned out their constitutionally enshrined human rights laws. This year 2014, ...

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Presidency accuses APC, Amaechi of making ‘treasonable pronouncement’

The Presidency has accused the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “treason”. Amaechi, who is the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, had, at a party function in Lagos last Tuesday, canvassed improved funding of the armed forces for counter-insurgency campaign. At the occasion, Amaechi said: “How many Nigerians remember that Buhari is a ...

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Umeh bags Ikemba title, sheds tears of joy over honour bestowed by kinsmen

By Ted Peters and Uche Chukwu, Awka A prophet is not accepted in his own town, so goes a saying.  But  for Chief Sir Victor Umeh, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA),  the adage may not hold water, as he was once again accepted by his people who honoured him with the chieftaincy title of Ikemba (the strength) of Aguluzigbo . ...

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High taxation is driving residents out of Lagos, says VP Sambo

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Vice President, Namadi Sambo has alleged that many residents of Lagos State are now fleeing the State as a result of the high taxation that is being imposed on the people by the state government. Sambo, who spoke Wednesday during a reconciliation meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Lagos, noted the state government was misleading the ...

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Happy Christmas to Our Readers!

We members of ADVOCATE NIGERIA family wish Our Esteemed Readers and Partners a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.  We appreciate your encouragement and patronage as we pray and hope that Year 2015 will usher in a better life for all. Thank you for believing in our medium as a credible source of up-to-date news and information.  We shall offer ...

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Military uncovers bomb factory in Kano, kills suicide bomber

The Defence authorities have said that a suicide bomber who rammed a Honda car primed with Improvised Explosive Devices into a military checkpoint in Bajoga, Gombe, State has been killed by soldiers. The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in an electronic mail on Wednesday that the suicide bomber successfully rammed the bomb-laden Honda car into the ...

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Chime and I have reconciled, says Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu declared Wednesday that the rift between him and Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime is over just as their supporters have agreed to work together under one political camp. Chief Ekweremadu disclosed this while addressing thousands of his constituents and supporters including; widows, members of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Jonathan Support Group (JSG), and ...

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How my father made me a suicide bomber — 13-yr old suspect

The ancient city of Kano was thrown into shock Wednesday following the confession of a 13-year old suicide bomber arrested by the police at the wake of twin bomb blast that rocked the city textile market over how she was conscripted as suicide bomber by his biological father. The suicide bomber who identified herself as Zaharau Babangida told a bewildered ...

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Southeast APC lauds Ndigbo for being highest donor for Buhari

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The Southeast zone of the All Progressives Congress, APC has lauded the people of the Southeast for coming first among other geopolitical zones in their contributions to the Muhammadu Buhari campaign fund. A statement by the spokesperson of the party in the region, Osita Okechukwu described the outing of the zone as an indication of the readiness of Ndigbo to ...

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