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Government Bans The Use Of Phones & Indecent Dressing In Prisons

Following the series of attempted jailbreak across the country, the Federal Government has barred the use of phones and indecent dressing. The directive announced by the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, affects both prisoners and officials; it said henceforth, no inmate or official would be allowed access to telephones. Moro said  “I have visited…

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Ebola: Federal Government Warns Nigerians To Cease From Smuggling Frozen Chicken

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned Nigerians involved in the smuggling frozen chicken to desist from doing so as it could bring back the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The warning was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Federal Department of Animal Production and Husbandry Services. The department noted…

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Muslim Body Expresses Worry Over Alleged Jewish Sign On New N100 Note

A Muslim body, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has expressed concern over what it termed a Jewish symbol on the country’s new N100 note. The new N100 note was unveiled to Nigerians recently by President Goodluck Jonathan in commemoration of Nigeria’s 100 years’ anniversary. However, MURIC, in a statement by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola,…

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Doyin Okupe Defends President Jonathan, Admits His Administration Is The Best Since Independence

The Nigerian presidency has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing his rating of President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance as below average as untrue and misleading. The former president had spoken last weekend in Abeokuta while addressing book writers as part of activities marking the Ake Arts and Book Festival. “I rate this current administration below average,”…

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Federal Government To Make Cuts On Petrol Subsidy By Half In 2015

The Federal Government has said it plans to cut subsidies on petroleum products by half next year after sharp falls in global crude prices, spurred a reversal of its 2015 budget downwards. President Goodluck Jonathan submitted the revised budget figures to lawmakers last week, proposing to spend 458.68 billion naira ($2.59 bln) on petrol subsidy…

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Boko Haram: 48 Fish Vendors Captured & Killed As President Jonathan Vows To End Insurgency

This menace is getting way out of hand. Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria’s border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country’s volatile northeast. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of…

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Aminu Tambuwal Forcefully Proceeds Into The National Assembly After Being Prevented By Security Agents

There was commotion at the National Assembly on Thursday as a plot to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, from entering the assembly complex failed. Riot policemen tear-gassed angry lawmakers, who were protesting against the development. Although the general belief was that the security operatives were deployed in the assembly…

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Jonathan Calls For Extension Of Emergency Rule In States Hit By Brutal Insurgency

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally requested the National Assembly to extend the emergency rule in the three northeast states hit by a brutal insurgency. The Senate confirmed receipt of the president’s letter, Tuesday, seeking extension of emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The National Defence Council had…

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