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By Taiwo Adediran
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Feb 27th, 2015
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Governor Fayose, in a statement today, was reacting to criticisms trailing his mode of campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), insisted that he owed no one any apology for expressing his opinions on the ongoing campaigns. Fayose, who spoke th...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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South Korea’s Constitutional Court has struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison. The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 law was unconstitutional in a judgement handed down on Thursday. “Even if adultery s...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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Thirty men captured by ISIL fighters near Tikrit in Iraq have been released, an influential sheikh said, a day after news broke that more than 100 men and boys had been kidnapped. ISIL fighters reportedly captured 118 men and nine boys on Sunday from Rubaidha village, east of Tikrit, and then release...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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Washington DC has become the latest place in the United States to legalise the possession of small amounts of marijuana. As of midnight on Thursday (05:00 GMT), people who use the drug in private no longer face prosecution. The change has created tension between the city’s mayor and Congress. W...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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A Sierra Leonean who worked with children orphaned by Ebola has died of the disease himself. Augustine Baker had been admitted to an Ebola treatment centre after becoming ill last week. He had worked for an orphanage run by a UK charity on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. When...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, affirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan has the constitutional powers to deploy military for election. This came just as the House witnessed yet another rowdy session over the matter, which resulted in members of All Progressives Congress (APC) staging a ...
By funmiajala
In Business News
Feb 26th, 2015
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There has been some level of stability in the foreign exchange market as the persistent free-fall of the local currency has been halted. The naira has been trading between N198 and N200 after the closure of the retail Dutch Auction System (rDAS) window by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Centra...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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THE Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has congratulated a former civilian president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Aliyu’s message of felicitation was contained in a press statement issued by his Chief Press...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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The Presidency has rejected claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that President Goodluck Jonathan waited this long to rout the Boko Haram sect, in order to make political gain out of it. It has also described as a lie the allegation made by the opposition that the Federal Government has spen...
By funmiajala
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Feb 26th, 2015
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The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Wednesday, arraigned a Chinese national at the Federal High Court, Awka, over the import and sales of unregistered and counterfeit diapers. The accused, Lu Pengqing, was arraigned on a five-count charge before Justice Gafa’i B...