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European companies accused of export highly-polluted fuel to West Africa: Report

September 16, 2016 1:00 pm
European companies accused of export highly-polluted fuel to West Africa: Report

This file photo, taken on June 08, 2016, shows a fuel storage facility in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. (Photo by AFP) European companies are accused of taking advantage of weak fuel standards in African countries to export highly-polluted fuel to West Africa, a new report says. The report, from the […]

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Nigeria’s fuel scarcity: Marketers insist strike continues, denies receiving any money from govt

May 1, 2015 1:11 pm
Nigeria’s fuel scarcity: Marketers insist strike continues, denies receiving any money from govt

Members of the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association DAPPMA say the strike action they are currently embarking on will continue despite claims by the Federal Government that N156bn was released yesterday to offset some debts owed them and end the persisting fuel scarcity. In an interview with Premium Times, […]

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Reckless Nigerian man who killed CBBC presenter found guilty of murder

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Reckless Nigerian man who killed CBBC presenter found guilty of murder

Jeffrey Okafor (left), who was only 18 when he stabbed Carl Beatson Asiedu (right) 19, outside a nightclub in Vauxhall, central London in August 2009 when a late-night row escalated into violence, has been found guilty of murder. On the night Carl was killed, he was with friends and had performed a set […]

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Nigeria is being punished with global crippling sanctions thanks to President Goodluck Jonathan

February 26, 2015 9:00 am
Nigeria is being punished with global crippling sanctions thanks to President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria is being punished with global crippling sanctions thanks to its current leadership. The far reaching military and security infrastructure sanctions which have been in effect since as early as 2012 have caused immense hardship, embarrassment and continuous death in the populous African nation of 170 million. The current administration […]

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United We Stand! Central African countries have on Monday pledged to join their west African counterparts to “collectively utilize all political, military and diplomatic to eradicate Boko Haram

February 23, 2015 11:39 pm
United We Stand! Central African countries have on Monday pledged to join their west African counterparts to “collectively utilize all political, military and diplomatic to eradicate Boko Haram

Central African countries have on Monday pledged to join their west African counterparts to “collectively utilize all political, military and diplomatic to eradicate Boko Haram.” President Denis Sassou N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo who addressed state House Correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan and […]

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Trending 12 Reasons Why President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan Deserves Re-election

February 19, 2015 7:02 am
Trending 12 Reasons Why President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan Deserves Re-election

The Presidency has given 12 reasons why Nigerians must re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan for another term of four years during the March 28 presidential election. This was contained in a piece, titled, “Twelve reasons to support Jonathan,” published in the current edition of the in-house magazine of the State House, […]

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INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Tells Senators He Can’t Guarantee Presidential Elections Will Hold March 28

February 18, 2015 6:34 pm
INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Tells Senators He Can’t Guarantee Presidential Elections Will Hold March 28

Unfortunately for Nigerians, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has told Nigerian federal lawmakers he could not guarantee the 2015 general elections will hold on rescheduled dates in March and April.                               Prof. Attahiru Jega    At a meeting with Senators Wednesday, Mr. Jega said […]

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Boko Haram Incur Heavy Casualty In Two Days Of Nigerian Military Operations To Clear 11 Communities

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Boko Haram Incur Heavy Casualty In Two Days Of Nigerian Military Operations To Clear 11 Communities

Mopping up operation of some of the communities where Boko Haram terrorists have been cleared in the course of ongoing air and land operations against terrorists has indicated massive casualty inflicted on them within the last two days of the counter terrorists operations.  Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few […]

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INEC chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, appears before the Senate to explain election postponement

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INEC chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, appears before the Senate to explain election postponement

INEC Chairman Prof. Jega appeared before the National Assembly this afternoon to explain why the election was postponed and also demonstrate how they would use card readers during the elections. Speaking to members of the Senate, Prof Jega talked about politicians who are rumoured to have bought PVCs in some […]

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Nigerians are urged to Take A Stand in 2015 elections

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Nigerians are urged to Take A Stand in 2015 elections

“It is not our beliefs, but our actions that make us better people. Nigeria must keep moving, but that means it is you and I that must keep moving. We must fight against not only corrupt leaders and mediocrity at all levels, but against our own inertia which whispers to […]

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Boko Haram Suicide attack kills children at Military Checkpoint In Borno

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Boko Haram Suicide attack kills children at Military Checkpoint In Borno

Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 38 people on Tuesday, after Boko Haram razed a town and as violence raged across the embattled region less than six weeks from elections. The Islamist insurgency has already forced a delay in the vote, initially scheduled for February 14, and […]

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Military Checkpoint In Borno Exploded By Boko Haram And Killing Many People

February 17, 2015 3:54 pm
Military Checkpoint In Borno Exploded By Boko Haram And Killing Many People

Three loud explosions rocked military check points in Biu town, Borno State killing many, a Civilian JTF said. Early reports suspect the bombs were detonated by Boko Haram militants. The first explosions happened at Yamarkumi along Maiduguri road at about 10pm, and two others followed after 10 minutes with an […]

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PDP Faces Deepening Schisms with Faction Wanting Jonathan Out As Presidential Candidate

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PDP Faces Deepening Schisms with Faction Wanting Jonathan Out As Presidential Candidate

There is 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 […]

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Three staff of Arik Air, two men & a woman, arrested for siphoning fuel from aircraft

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Three staff of Arik Air, two men & a woman, arrested for siphoning fuel from aircraft

Three staff of Arik Air, two men & a woman, were arrested by the Murtala Mohammed International Airport security patrol on Sunday Feb. 15th after they were caught siphoning fuel from Arik jet A1. Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka revealed this on a post on his Facebook wall. What he wrote below.  […]

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UN calls for unity in fight against Boko Haram

January 20, 2015 8:09 am
UN calls for unity in fight against Boko Haram

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists. The council issued a 13-point statement strongly condemning attacks by Boko Haram, in particular those […]

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