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PDP Officials Grant Ribadu Waiver To Run In Adamawa Guber Election

The party also grant waivers to Brigadier General Buba Marwa (ret.) and Marcus Gundiri to participate in the primary process for the party during a meeting in Abuja today. All three governorship aspirants had requested the waivers to enable them to vie in the primaries after they recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.

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Nigerian Nurse Who Attended To Liberian Man With Ebola Virus Has Died In Lagos

One of the Nigerian nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian  man who  died of Ebola disease in Lagos two weeks ago has died in Lagos. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed the death of the nurse today in Abuja, saying it occured on Tuesday. Mr. Sawyer died in Lagos shortly after he arrived on a flight from Liberia with symptoms of Ebola disease.

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Nigeria Set To Renew Contract With Keshi As Super Eagles Coach

After much wrangling, the dust seems to have settled as Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi show readiness to accept Nigeria Football Federation’s final offer of N7million monthly salary plus an official house in Abuja and a car. Keshi had  complained that his previous contract also involved a car but that was never fulfilled even though it was part of the deal when he was in charge of the national teams of Togo and Mali as coach.

The former Eagles skipper’s contract lapsed at the end of the  2014 World Cup in Brazil and was not offered an extension due to his signaling that he seeks a new challenge elsewhere as a crisis engulfed the NFF immediately after Nigeria’s ouster from the world cup.

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Former FCT Minister Nasir El-Rufai’s Son, Hamza, Dies In A Car Crash

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, has lost a son, Hamza, to a car crash in Abuja.

The former minister and political activist announced his son’s death today.

"From Allah we came and to him we shall return,” the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader wrote in a brief obituary.

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Abuja Car Fire Near British Embassy Frays Nerves A Nissan Sunny car belonging to the Federal Ministry Of Labour caught fire around 11:00 am local time today.It was a mysterious blaze that occurred in front of the British High Commission in Abuja, located at No. 33 Aguyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, a situation that fast created high tension and panic among the residents.READ MORE…
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Abuja Car Fire Near British Embassy Frays Nerves

A Nissan Sunny car belonging to the Federal Ministry Of Labour caught fire around 11:00 am local time today.

It was a mysterious blaze that occurred in front of the British High Commission in Abuja, located at No. 33 Aguyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, a situation that fast created high tension and panic among the residents.

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BREAKING: Nyanya Explosion: INTERPOL Hands Over Alleged Mastermind To Nigeria Aminu Ogwuche, the Nigerian accused of masterminding the April 14 bomb explosion in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, has been handed to Nigerian security officials by the International Police, INTERPOL.This was disclosed by the Defence Headquarters on its twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE…
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BREAKING: Nyanya Explosion: INTERPOL Hands Over Alleged Mastermind To Nigeria

Aminu Ogwuche, the Nigerian accused of masterminding the April 14 bomb explosion in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, has been handed to Nigerian security officials by the International Police, INTERPOL.

This was disclosed by the Defence Headquarters on its twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.

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President Jonathan Is Nigeria’s Number One Enemy, Says APC

A scathing attack on the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan is circulating around Abuja-based media outlets, and in other major Nigerian cities. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of the All People’s Congress, issued the statement late Tuesday evening, when SaharaReporters received a copy of it. Below is a copy of that statement.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s number one enemy because of his propensity to perpetrate impunity, abuse federal institutions and tolerate corruption, all in a dangerous clamor to win re-election at all costs.

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Christopher and his mother, who is First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s sister

Family Asks IGP To Order Inquest Into Drowning Of First Lady Patience Jonathan’s Nephew At Agura Hotel In Abuja

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Awin Family has petitioned the Inspector General of Police to order a full Coroner’s Inquest to establish the circumstances of the June 7 drowning of their son, 31-year old Christopher Onoriode Akpomowei Awin, in the swimming pool at Agura Hotels in Abuja. Christopher is a nephew of Nigeria’s  First Lady, Patience Jonathan

A statement by Festus Keyamo Chambers, on behalf of the family, pointed out that while post mortem has confirmed that if the victim had received help within five minutes of being submerged, he would have survived, enquiries have revealed that the guards on duty at the pool had at the time curiously left their duty post on flimsy excuses.

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World Bank Approves $495.3m To Boost Agriculture In Northern Nigeria -Daily Independent

The World Bank on Friday said it had approved 495.3 million dollars (about N80.7 billion) to boost agriculture in Northern Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Bamidele Oladokun, Communications Associate to the World Bank, in Abuja.

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Tragedy And Protests In Abuja As Demolition Bulldozer Crushes Child, Followed By Death Of Mother

By SaharaReporters, New York

Protests broke out today along Kubwa Express Road in Galadima, a section of Abuja, after a bulldozer being used by a demolition squad of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) killed a child. The bulldozer was being used to demolish illegal structures built on a parcel of land that a source belongs to an unnamed “influential person.” The child’s mother then died shortly after by stabbing herself, the two tragedies triggering protests by squatters and onlookers in the area.

A source at the location told SaharaReporters that the “influential individual” who owns the land had connived with officials of the Federal Capital Territory by pretending that he was building an estate on the land.

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FG Grounds Governor Nyako’s Jet In Yola, As Adamawa Assembly Commences Impeachment Proceedings Against Him

By SaharaReporters, New York

As President Goodluck Jonathan continues to lash out in various directions against his political opponents, he today ordered the federal aviation authorities at the Yola International Airport to prevent the take-off of a private jet chartered to take Governor Murtala Nyako to Abuja.

The governor was billed to attend the inauguration of the newly-elected executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the nation’s capital.

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Some persons arrested with old and new balloting materials yesterday

Ekiti Gubernatorial Election: Police Give Security Assurance

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. MD Abubakar, has assured Nigerians, especially indigenes of Ekiti State, of the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force and other relevant security agencies to provide effective security and ensure a smooth and orderly conduct of the June 21 governorship election.

According to police spokesman Frank Mba in a statement, the IGP gave this assurance during a brief meeting with the Police Management Team today in Abuja.

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