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Jonathan In Abuja $500million Farmland Scandal

President Goodluck Jonathan is battling to explain all he knows about a $500 million farm which a non – governmental organisation (NGO) says belongs to him in alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution. The Nation reported today that the farm was incorporated on December 30, 2011 barely seven months after Jonathan was sworn in as president for his current tenure ...

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Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Redmayne thanked his “staggering partner in crime”, co-star Felicity Jones, and his “ferocious but incredibly kind director James Marsh”. Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. It ...

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POLLS: 6million OPC Members Will Vote For Jonathan – Gani Adams –

NATIONAL Co-ordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, yesterday, said that six million members of the group have resolved to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan at the March 28 presidential polls. He said OPC members took the decision at their National Co-ordinating Council meeting after taking time to assess President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party ...

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I disagree that stealing is not corruption – Fashola

Lagos—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that unless Nigerian leaders lived above board by imbibing and showing high level of moral authority, it would be difficult to stop the menace of corruption in the country.The governor, who said this at an interactive session with the Lagos State Governor’s Office Correspondents, LAGOCO, at the weekend, noted that though the ...

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My men’ll kill in self defence, Mbu insists

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Lagos, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has said that there is no big deal in the number of people policemen under his command can kill in self-defence. He said since policemen were also human beings, they should be ready to take revenge on any violent group(s) that might attack them or other ...

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Buhari’ll never be president –Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday boasted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), “will never be Nigeria president again.” The governor also challenged the former Head of State to swear by the Holy Quran that he did not visit the hospital in the United Kingdom last week. Fayose, who spoke ...

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Obasanjo is a father to me and I am his first political son – GEJ

President Jonathan says despite former Pres. Obasanjo’s recent verbal attacks on his administration, he still sees him as his father and his first Political son. GEJ said God used people, including the former president to make him become the President of Nigeria. President Jonathan said this in an interview with Tribune in Lagos “First and foremost, Obasanjo is a father ...

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Boko Haram: Why military offensive is yielding results – Dasuki

IN the last seven days, the Nigerian military has been recording series of victories against Boko Haram insurgents, recapturing towns after towns from the terrorists in the Northeastern part of the country. The military has also stormed the dreaded Sambisa Forest base of the insurgents with ease attacking and decimating the terrorists, who are now scampering for safety in several ...

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Buhari receiving treatment in UK, Fayose alleges

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday alleged that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), who travelled to the United Kingdom for a supposed working visit, is in a London hospital. According to him, Buhari is being treated at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London. The governor said this ...

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Buhari not in London hospital – Garba Shehu

THE Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organization, has dismissed as false reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate is being treated at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London and he is not listed by the Chatham House as speaker any time soon. According to online media, Pointblank news, Ekiti State Governor, Mr ...

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Jonathan, Buhari are ‘problematic’ candidates, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised the two frontline candidates in the March 28 presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress. Soyinka, in an interview with the BBC on Monday, insisted that the political parties should have come up with far better options than the two ...

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Drogba voted Mourinho’s greatest ever striker ahead of Ronaldo

The Ivorian finished first in Goal’s poll with 42 per cent of the vote, beating the Real Madrid star, Diego Milito, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa Didier Drogba has been voted Jose Mourinho’s greatest ever striker by Goal readers ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. In the build-up to Paris Saint-Germain’s big Champions League game against Chelsea on Tuesday, we ran a ...

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Van Persie will be back for Swansea clash, confirms Van Gaal

The Netherlands striker missed Monday’s FA Cup win over Preston and is likely to retain his place at the weekend after Radamel Falcao again struggled to make an impact Louis van Gaal has confirmed Robin van Persie will return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League match against Swansea. The Netherlands striker missed Monday’s FA Cup fifth round ...

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PDP Faction Wants Jonathan Out As Candidate, As Party Faces Deepening Schisms

SaharaReporters has learned of a new twist in the desire of some top officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a six-month postponement of polls in Nigeria, with several sources saying a faction of the party would work to replace President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s presidential candidate. In separate interviews with SaharaReporters, numerous PDP officials disclosed that many ...

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Soldiers Shoot Five Vigilantes In Maiduguri

Tension yesterday gripped Maiduguri as Nigerian soldiers killed five vigilante youths in a shootout in the capital of Borno State. The fatal shootings reportedly happened after the vigilantes demanded to check a lorry in which the soldiers were conveying arms to their barracks. An angry member of the vigilante group told our correspondent that the conflict started when some of ...

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Your behaviour embarrasses military, DHQ replies OBJ –

ABUJA — The Defence Headquarters has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s assertion that President Goodluck Jonathan wanted to use the military to subvert the people’s will during the elections on March 28 and April 11. Reacting to Obasanjo’s statements, yesterday, on its blog, www.defenceinfo.mil.ng,  the military however assured Nigerians that it remains and will continue on its path of professionalism in the ...

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Drama as Obasanjo quits PDP after 16 yrs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday finally dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party by asking that his membership card be torn. But almost two hours after he did that, the Ogun State PDP executive council, headed by Chief Adebayo Dayo, announced his expulsion from the party over what it termed his “series of unabated anti-party activities.” The former President was ...

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No more excuse, elections must hold!

It is plausible that for every success recorded by another country, an article emerges entitled ‘Lessons for Nigeria from…’ that success or country. Yes, articles abound pointing out lessons for Africa’s most populous country and largest economy; be they from Barack Obama’s emergence as the United States President, Steve Jobs’ success at Apple or Osama Bin Laden’s death. The list ...

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You are not God, Jonathan campaigners tell Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has told former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop playing God over his numerous criticisms of President Goodluck Jonathan. The organsiation was reacting to the claim by Obasanjo that President Jonathan was planning to perpetuate himself in office. Apart from this, the former President also accused Jonathan of planning to cause chaos if he ...

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Obasanjo, Nigeria’s Number One enemy —Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the number one enemy of Nigeria, saying: “He is a confusionist who has lost his status as a statesman and Nigerians should simply ignore him.” –

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Neymar: Messi is my best friend

The Brazilian admits his understanding with the hat-trick hero has blossomed after the pair helped to fire Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Levante Neymar says he has no better friend than Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi following the Argentine’s goalscoring rout at home to Levante on Sunday. The Brazilian opened the scoring for Luis Enrique’s men midway through the first ...

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Cyber bank robbers steal $1bn, says Kaspersky report

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”, claims a new report. Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates $1bn (£648m) has been stolen in the attacks, which it says started in 2013 and are still active. A cybercriminal gang with members from Russia, Ukraine and China is responsible, it said. Kaspersky said ...

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Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Yobe

  A female suicide bomber believed to be 10 years old on Sunday struck at the Damaturu Central Motor Park, killing herself and nine other people. The state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Toyin Gbadegesin, said 31 others were critically injured in the blast which occurred at about 12.20pm. Gbadegesin explained that the bomber had targeted security personnel on patrol ...

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Falling crude price: Nigeria risks losing Asian market to Arab producers

LAGOS — Nigeria’s share of the Asian market is now seriously being threatened by the ongoing price war among the big Arab oil producers. Asia became Nigeria’s safe haven after the loss of the American market, but this may not be sustained for much longer, a development that has made oil industry experts to urge the Federal Government to form ...

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You’ve no power to sack Jega, CSOs tell Jonathan

ABUJA — A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, yesterday, maintained that President Goodluck Jonathan has no constitutional power or authority to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, the group which is under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, said they will ...

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Don’t vote a mediocre as president – Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has enjoined Nigerians not to die for a mediocre in their search of a leader to run the country.Obasanjo who spoke in London, at the launch of his book, My Watch, was however less than enthusiastic in his earlier endorsement on Tuesday of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), given ...

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Golden Eaglets will fly in Niger, says Beto-Bassey

The former Nigeria U-17 star is convinced that Emmanuel Amuneke’s wards will not let the country down when the African Cadet championship begins on Sunday EXCLUSIVE By Shina Oludare Former Nigeria U-17 player, Shedrach Beto-Bassey is assured that the Golden Eaglets will live up to expectations when the African U-17 tournament kicks off in Niger Republic on February 15. Coach ...

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Ivory Coast move up Fifa rankings

Ivory Coast have leapt up the latest Fifa world rankings after winning the Africa Cup of Nations. Equatorial Guinea, hosts of the Nations Cup which ended on Sunday, soared into the top 50 for the first time. The National Lighting leapt 69 places and are joint 49th with Congo after reaching the semi-finals, albeit in controversial style. The Ivorians moved ...

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Tinubu, Saraki, Amaechi’s phones have been bugged —APC

  The All Progressives Congress says Federal Government’s security agencies have bugged the mobile phones of a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Senator Bukola Saraki. The party added that the telephones of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had also been bugged ...

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Police free power-drunk cop, frame tortured couple

The power-drunk cop who tortured a couple in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, Dada Ogunsanya, has been freed by the police. However, one of the victims of the torture, Ejeh Smith, is currently being detained in the Ikoyi Police Division. PUNCH Metro gathered on Wednesday that the police at the Ikoyi division were mounting pressure on him to admit ...

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Buhari’s Endorsement: Obasanjo entitled to his opinion, says PDP

ABUJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, reacted, yesterday, to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), saying he was entitled to his views as an individual. Answering questions from journalists in Abuja yesterday, Director, Media and Publicity of PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode told former President Obasanjo ...

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PDP accuses Jega of meeting APC leaders in Dubai

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday raised fresh allegations aiming at discrediting the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, over the conduct of the elections. At a crowded press conference in Abuja, the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, alleged that Jega had meetings with some unnamed ...

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Soldiers invade Sambisa Forest

The military has commenced an operation in Sambisa Forest in Borno State to flush out Boko Haram insurgents. The forest is widely believed to host some of the training camps and facilities of Boko Haram in the North-East. It was learnt that the military high command decided to invade the vast forest in order to make the North-West safe for ...

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Is this OK? Aljazeera article refers to GEJ as Badluck Jonathan

The article is an opinion piece by Solomon Ayele Dersso, a legal academic and analyst of African affairs who regularly writes on African issues. He is head of the Peace and Security Council Report at the Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa office. He wrote an article titled Badluck Jonathan and Aljazeera posted it. Is that not offensive? READ MORE ...

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