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Oko Community Boils

*Monarch’s Palace razed by angry youth over ‘ban’ on Masquerade The riot by youth in Oko community in Anambra State last week left behind the destruction of property worth millions of naira.  The youth observing the annual Afia Olu festival were allegedly stopped by the community’s monarch, Igwe Laz Ekwueme from celebrating with masquerades.  They disagreed with the monarch’s order ...

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Jonathan to receive 2014 budget today – NASS

The National Assembly said on Monday that President Goodluck Jonathan will receive the 2014 Appropriation Bill today. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Salisu Maikasuwa, disclosed this in Abuja on. Monday. Maikasuwa spoke amid speculation that his office was allegedly delaying the transmission of the bill to the President. The Senate had passed the N4.6trn budget on April 9, ...

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Insecurity, regionalism, others top agenda as delegates break into committees  today


DELEGATES will today break into 20 standing committees with issues relating to national security, federalism, devolution of power, regionalism, indigeneship, state creation, roles for traditional rulers, minority rights, ethnic nationalities, revenue allocation, resource control, corruption and immunity clause among  others expected dominate as dominant matters for resolution. The Work Plan of the Conference, which was approved last week indicated that ...

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Schoolgirls Kidnap Update: 234 abducted, not 129 – Parents, principal insist


Controversy is surrounding the abduction of female students by the Boko Haram sect from the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) in Chibok, Borno State last week, as the actual number of girls taken is now uncertain. Parents of the missing girls said Sunday that 234 of their daughters remain unaccounted for. The parents made this known when the state governor, ...

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Emergency: Military wants 3 Govs suspended


The Security Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday would consider suspending the governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, with a view to imposing total emergency rule. This would entail the suspension of all democratic structures in the affected states, should the idea sail through. Officially, the emergency rule ended at the weekend, but the military authorities have asked President Goodluck ...

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Mass wedding in Kaduna, as 100 couples tie knots

Brides at the Kaduna Mass Wedding

One hundred women, including widows and divorcees were married off Sunday as part of the maiden mass wedding conducted in Kaduna State. The development came as the state Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero said his government would sponsor the next round of mass wedding in the state which would include both Muslims and Christians. The mass wedding was organised by ...

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Boko Haram will not make Nigeria disintegrate – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday reiterated that Nigeria would overcome its current tribulations and that no criminal group, including Boko Haram, could make it to disintegrate. The President stated this when FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed and Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT), led some residents to pay him Easter homage at the Presidential Villa. The President said the hope brought by ...

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Delta govt discovers homosexual centre in Warri

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 The Delta State Government has said it has discovered a homosexual centre used by young men between the ages of 16, 17 and 18 years for gay activities in Warri, the commercial nerve of the state. This was disclosed by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan  Sunday while delivering his Easter Message to Deltans at the First Baptist Church, Warri. The governor said:  ...

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Abducted students: CAN declares 3-dayfasting

Borno students abducted

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno has declared fasting from Monday to Wednesday to seek divine intervention for the release of the abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. Rev. Titus Pona, the chairman of the association in the state, announced the fasting to newsmen on Sunday in Maiduguri. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno, ...

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Gunmen attack girls secondary school in Bauchi, kill 5-year-old

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Police say there has been a spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in Bauchi, one of the relatively peaceful states in the Northeast. Police in Bauchi State said unknown gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, ...

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