Category Archives: Breaking

Craig Spencer, A Physician With ‘Doctors Without Borders’ Tests Positive To Ebola InNew York

According to The Guardian, a physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, officials announced. Craig Spencer, 33, a doctor who lives in the Harlem neighbourhood of the city, was taken to hospital in New York on Thursday after displaying symptoms consistent with those caused by Ebola, including…

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2015 Presidential Election: Goodluck Jonathan Announces Plans For Re-Election, Sets Up Declaration Committee

According to news on Premium Times, President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will pick his nomination form on or before the expiration of the deadline given to all aspirants, by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.  He stated his decision at a private meeting with governors held at the House 7 wing of the Presidential Villa,…

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President Goodluck Jonathan To Embark On Brief Pilgrimage To Israel, Leaves Lagos On Friday

President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Lagos on Friday to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel. The President, who will be accompanied by the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba, and his principal aides will, in addition to visiting Christian Holy sites, join other Nigerian pilgrims in a prayer session for the well-being and…

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Explosion In Bauchi Town, Kills Five, Injures Several Others

According to reports on Premium Times, a car loaded with explosive devices went off in Azare motor park last night, killing five persons and injuring several others, police authorities in Bauchi have said.  The Police Public Relations Officer in Bauchi, Haruna Muhammad, a deputy superintendent of police, who confirmed the incident, said the explosion occurred…

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Nigerian Government To Introduce Cash Backups For Poor Citizens – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Nigerian government is set to introduce a social safety net that would allow millions of poor citizens enjoy cash backups to meet their basic socio-economic needs, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, announced Tuesday. The minister, who disclosed this in Abuja during her appearance on the Ministerial Platform to brief the media on the…

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Lagos State Set To Deploy Health Workers To Sierra Leone To Help Curtail Ebola

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it was finalising arrangements to deploy some health workers who helped in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state to Sierra Leone. The Governor, Babatunde Fashola, made the announcement in Ikeja while speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2,700 days of his administration…

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Nigerian Government Negotiator Continues Talks With Boko Haram Despite Disruption Of Cease Fire Agreement

The Nigerian government delegation will be heading to Chad in continuation of ceasefire talks with the Boko Haram sect, which was widely reported following the announcement by Nigeria’s military chief, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, of a ceasefire late last week. A man who claimed to be speaking on behalf of the sect, Danladi Ahmadu, also…

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Former Ekiti State Governor Slams Fayose’s “Stomach Infrastructure” Methods

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has defended his performance in office, saying he made life better for the people of the state. The ex-governor said he could not indulge in the distribution of rice and money to woo voters, an act which is now commonly referred to as “stomach infrastructure.”…

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Nigerian Troops Killed 25 Insurgents In Attack On Boko Haram

The Nigerian troops seem to have   abandoned the ceasefire between the Federal Government and  BokoHaram   as they killed 25 insurgents in Damboa, Borno State on Sunday. BokoHaram was the first to abandon the ceasefire when it attacked two communities in Borno and Adamawa states. The terrorist group had on Friday, the day the Chief of Defence Staff, Air…

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2015 Presidential Election: Rivers APC Warns Jonathan Of Losing Out In Forthcoming Elections

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated that President Goodluck Jonathan will lose if he allows himself to be deceived into seeking re-election next year. In a statement signed by its chairman, Dr. Davies IbiamuIkanya, the chapter said, “The handwriting is already on the wall for President Jonathan in view…

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