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Land Use Charge: Agbaje’s firm owes Lagos N1.6m tax —Fashola

LAGOS—THE Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, accused Jaykay Pharmacy, owned and managed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of owing the state N1.6 million as unpaid land use charges. But in a swift reaction, Mr Agbaje faulted the claims made by the governor that his…

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U.S. to Jonathan, Buhari: Feb. elections must go on

Kerry talks tough against violence May 29 handover sancrosant, says President Next month’s elections must go on as scheduled, theUnited States (U.S.) said yesterday. There have been unpopular suggestions of a shift in some circles,  with the tacit support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The position of the U.S was conveyed in Lagos yesterday…

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Troops repel Boko Haram’s attack on Maiduguri

Residents of Maiduguri, the troubled Borno State capital, stayed indoors all yesterday – no thanks to a curfew imposed on the city, which is a prime target of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram. The Defence Headquarters said troops killed scores of Boko Haram members and captured a Cobra Armoured Vehicle, heavy Artillery guns, and some machine…

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Buhari’s certificate: ATTACKS BACKFIRE ON JONATHAN

A NUMBER of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) leaders from the North are at loggerheads with the party’s Presidential Campaign Council over the controversy surrounding  the secondary school certificate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate,General Muhammadu Buhari. The Northern PDP leaders are upset with the presidential campaign council for ‘ridiculing’ Buhari over the school…

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Babangida defends Buhari

Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida yesterday  rose in defence of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the genuineness  of his secondary school  certificate. Gen. Babangida warned that  any attempt to politicise the military would not be in  the nation’s interest.  “It is a very dangerous thing to do,” he told The Nation…

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Over N74.4tr stolen by public officials in 25 years’

Nigerian public officials have stolen more than N74.4tr in the last 25 years, the Co-Chairman, Nigeria Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessment Secretariat, Sam Onyeka, has disclosed. Onyeka said until 1990, issues of money laundering were associated principally with drug trafficking. He said although efforts were ongoing to recover parts of the stolen…

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Outrage spreads over calls to shift elections

Influential northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); the umbrella body of northern elders, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Apex Igbo socio-cultural oraganisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have condemned the call in some quarters for the postponement of the 2015 general election scheduled for next month. The two bodies believe that postponing the election would…

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PDP behind anti-Jonathan protests –APC scribe

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, yesterday said orchestrated attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in some parts of the North were part of a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate the conduct of the general election in February. He also accused the National Security Adviser…

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Postponement call meant to cause disaffection

The Buhari Support Organisation, the umbrella body of over 300 voluntary organisation working for the election of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said yesterday that the suggestion by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, that the forthcoming general election should be postponed was intended to overheat the polity and cause disaffection among Nigerians. The organisation also…