Category Archives: Breaking

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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Aminu Tambuwal Bows Out Of Presidential Race, Rumoured To Be Vying Gubernatorial Post

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday bowed to pressure and opted out of the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress. The Speaker made his decision public in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja. Tambuwal said the decision to suspend his bid…

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INEC Extends Continuous Voters Registration Exercise To Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has granted a two-day extension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in all states under the third phase of the exercise except Adamawa. This information was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Press Secretary to the commission’s chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu. Idowu said that…

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