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2015: Gowon, Buhari, Oyinlola, Sylva Visited IBB, Held Closed Door Meeting

By Abu Nmodu Former heads of state General Yakubu Gowon and General Mohammed Buhari yesterday paid separate visits to former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) at his hill top mansion, Minna. The two visits were behind closed door as there was no press coverage, but LEADERSHIP Friday can report authoritatively that General Gowon…

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NASS Crisis: Police Arrest 7 in House Of Assembly Scuffle

NASS chaos Police in Nigeria fired tear gas in an effort to prevent a top opposition lawmaker from entering parliament on Thursday. Members of parliament had convened in the capital, Abuja, to debate President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to extend the state of emergency in the country’s northeast as part of the fight against Boko Haram…

“Military Coup Option For Nigeria? Don’t Commit Suicide!” – Gumi Warns Military

Popular and controversial Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi has warned against any idea or attempt of military putsch. He said it would be a suicide by such adventurists in uniform. He said Nigeria is “too big, too large, too diverse for any few adventurist and power hungry cabal… Any mutiny will be circumscribed and excised…

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50m Nigerians practice open defecation – UNICEF

As Nigeria observes World Toilet Day today, a UNICEF report has revealed that at least 50 million people in the country practice open defecation. Also, about 119 million persons are without safe toilets which put the population at health risks. This figures put Nigeria among the top five countries in the world with high population…

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MTN dissociates self from ‘political’ recharge cards

By Victor Effiong MTN Nigeria has dissociated itself from recharge cards bearing the logos of various political organisations being circulated in some parts of Lagos State ahead of the 2015 General elections in the country. The mobile phone company said in a statement that “as a corporate organisation MTN is non-political and non-partisan. MTN Nigeria…

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CNN drops APC’s ‘change for democracy’ advert

Cable News Network CNN, International has stopped a pro-All Progressives Congress, APC campaign on its international channel, citing the political nature of the message. The pro-APC advert, signed off by Change for Democracy, had the photographs of APC governors and their projects, with several brooms merging, signifying the coming together of several parties to form…

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CULTISM: Police Arrest 16 Suspect

The police in Agbor, Delta State, have arrested no fewer than 16 suspected cultists of different cult groups after their planned initiation of new members around Boji Boji Owa bush path. In recent times, security agencies in Ika metropolis have been called upon by residents to redouble their efforts in tackling various challenges including renewed…

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Synagogue collapsed: Court dismisses case against TB Joshua

 Trial judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba, described the suit as lacking merit, and accordingly, dismissed same. It will be recalled that on September 12, a six-story building within the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos, killing over 100 people most of whom were foreigners, with several others injured. The Lagos State…

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Obasi urges Jonathan to ensure rapid completion of the second Niger Bridge, which has not truly commenced

President-General of Imo Community Assembly, Abuja, Chief Ike Obasi, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure speedy completion of the second Niger Bridge to facilitate easy movement of traffic. Obasi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He noted that the bridge was about the biggest…

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Jonathan denies the undeniable, says he is not anti-Itsekiri

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has rejected insinuation of partisanship over the postponement of the ground-breaking ceremony for the Gas Revolution Industrial Park at Ogidigben in the Warri South West Local Government Area. The president, last Friday, cancelled his planned trip to perform the groundbreaking ceremony of the multi-billion industrial park following threats from Ijaws youths to…