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South African Tested For Ebola In Lagos

Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday they were conducting  Ebola test on a South African national on transit to her country because she was showing potential symptoms of the disease after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The South African woman, whose identity was not revealed, flew into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport from Morocco. She was being treated as a suspected case and was ... Read More »

Teachers Threaten Strike Over Schools’ Resumption Date

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to put in place measures to protect its members and pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease before the   resumption of schools. But the Federal Government says there is no going back on the date since there is no scientific basis for schools to remain shut beyond the ... Read More »

I’m Eager To Return To Battle Front —OBJ’s Son •As Atiku, Fintiri Visit Him

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Adeboye Obasanjo, recuperating son of former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was reported, on Tuesday, to have expressed eagerness to return to the battle front. This he disclosed when the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, paid a surprise visit to him at a government facility in Yola, Adamawa State. Lieutenant-Colonel Obasanjo was shot on Monday in the Michika battle between the Nigerian military and Boko ... Read More »

Amaechi Blames PH Airport Neglect On Rift With Jonathan

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday accused the Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, of abandoning the remodelling of the Port Harcourt International Airport because of his rift with President Goodluck Jonathan. Amaechi, said apart from leaving the airport in deplorable state, the minister impounded the aircrafts belonging to the state “for no reason.” The governor said he had reported the minister to the ... Read More »

Sanction Errant Political Parties CSOs Tells INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to reposition itself as an effective regulator of all registered political parties in the country, and decisively sanction political parties which fail to comply to provisions of the electoral act. This call was made during a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday by a coalition of civil society groups which include the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy ... Read More »

ASUU May Call Off Strike This Week •Meets FG Today

THE Federal Government will, today, meet with the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in last-ditch efforts to end the ongoing indefinite strike by the union. The truce meeting between the government and the union last week Friday, midwifed by the Benue State governor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, was inconclusive. Indications, however, were that the belligerent lecturers might declare ceasefire and return back to ... Read More »

Merger Parties Won’t Take New Name – ACN

THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), on Sunday, drew out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the reported move by the latter to suspend the registration of the proposed All Progressives Congress (APC), due to pending litigation over the acronym. The opposition party spokesperson, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, told the Nigerian Tribune that the merging opposition parties would not consider another name as being reportedly ... Read More »

2015: Campaigns, Indiscriminate Display Of Posters Not Allowed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, in Plateau State has warned politicians to desist from campaigns and indiscriminate display of posters, as it is overheating the polity, saying anyone involved in such acts will be arrested by security agents. This was disclosed by the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Habu Zarma, at a One Day Stakeholders Meeting and Official Presentation of INEC Strategic Plan, 2012-2016, on Thursday, ... Read More »

Senate Approves Takeover of Rivers Assembly’s Functions

.Demands redeployment of police commissioner   •Agbakoba, Falana, others for ‘protest against rape of democracy’ •Eight ambassadors’ nomination ratified The Senate Thursday resolved to take over the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly in consonance with the earlier resolution of the House of Representatives in accordance with Section 11 (4) of the 1999 Constitution, until peace is restored to the crisis-ridden state. It also ... Read More »

“I Am Going Nowhere” – Amaechi Speaks On BBC HARDtalk,

Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has appeared on the BBC Hardtalk show to address issues surrounding his highly public dispute with President Goodluck Jonathan. He spoke about his suspension from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), about his “ambitions” for 2015 and what Nigerian politicians need to address in order to stop political problems harming the economy. “There are a lot of assumptions being made here and ... Read More »

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