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Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

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The Nigerian government has expressed its willingness to partner with the British Government in tackling unemployment and creating job opportunities for young persons in the country. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, with the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams. PHOTO: NAN The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, stated this when the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job creation. We are open to all kinds of suggestions and levels of co-operation,” he said. He disclosed that the Government has opened up other sectors as part of efforts to diversify the economy from oil, which would, in turn, create room for employment. According to him, part of the efforts of Government to diversify the economy and boost job creation include empowering peopl…
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Photos : Police arrest suspected Osun banks Robbers, recover N7m, ammunitions

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The Osun State Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers robbed three commercial banks in Ikirun town in the state last Friday. ‎ Items recovered from the suspects include over seven million Naira cash, three AK 47 rifles, 124 ammunition, one assault rifle with 12 rounds of live ammunition and a vehicle.

Parading them before newsmen, the State Commissioner of Police, Kola Shodipo, said that the police were on the trail of other members of the syndicate at large and urged members of the public to report any suspicious movement.

BREAKING: Mastermind behind Agip bombing, arrested

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– The Nigerian Military says it has apprehended the mastermind behind Agip pipeline bombing – The army has sent out a warning to other criminals in the southsouth region Reports suggest that the Nigerian military has arrested the mastermind behind the Agip pipeline bombing in Bayelsa state. According to Sahara Reporters, the army affirmed the arrest of Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun (AKA Commander Abula) for masterminding the bombing of the Agip pipeline in the Brass Local Government Area. Pipeline explosion READ ALSO:  The arrest was the work of the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield. According to spokesman for Operation Pulo Shield, Colonel Isa Ado, Mr Oyegun was captured on Friday, January 29, in the Idema community a region located in Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA). Ado who made the arrest public on Wednesday, February 10, alleged that Oyegun masterminded the bombing of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) manifold on January 2…

BREAKING: Mastermind behind Agip bombing, arrested

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– The Nigerian Military says it has apprehended the mastermind behind Agip pipeline bombing – The army has sent out a warning to other criminals in the southsouth region Reports suggest that the Nigerian military has arrested the mastermind behind the Agip pipeline bombing in Bayelsa state. According to Sahara Reporters, the army affirmed the arrest of Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun (AKA Commander Abula) for masterminding the bombing of the Agip pipeline in the Brass Local Government Area. Pipeline explosion READ ALSO:  The arrest was the work of the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield. According to spokesman for Operation Pulo Shield, Colonel Isa Ado, Mr Oyegun was captured on Friday, January 29, in the Idema community a region located in Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA). Ado who made the arrest public on Wednesday, February 10, alleged that Oyegun masterminded the bombing of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) manifold on January 2…

BREAKING: Mastermind behind Agip bombing, arrested

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– The Nigerian Military says it has apprehended the mastermind behind Agip pipeline bombing – The army has sent out a warning to other criminals in the southsouth region Reports suggest that the Nigerian military has arrested the mastermind behind the Agip pipeline bombing in Bayelsa state. According to Sahara Reporters, the army affirmed the arrest of Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun (AKA Commander Abula) for masterminding the bombing of the Agip pipeline in the Brass Local Government Area. Pipeline explosion READ ALSO:  The arrest was the work of the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield. According to spokesman for Operation Pulo Shield, Colonel Isa Ado, Mr Oyegun was captured on Friday, January 29, in the Idema community a region located in Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA). Ado who made the arrest public on Wednesday, February 10, alleged that Oyegun masterminded the bombing of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) manifold on January 2…

South east states top WAEC ranking, northern schools rank low

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– 2015 WAEC analysis shows south east school perform well – Northern schools scored very low The analysis of the performance of states in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has emerged with south east states again topping the chart with their candidates obtaining the most credits in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. The Punch reports that the details of the May/June WAEC examination were released on Thursday, February 4. Abia state topped the chart with 33, 762 of its 52, 801 candidates getting five credits and above including Mathematics and English thereby securing 63.94 per cent. Anambra followed with 61.18 per cent as 28, 379 out of 46, 385 candidates performed well. READ ALSO:  Interestingly, candidate obtained five credits and above, including English and Mathematics from four federal government colleges meaning none of the candidates from the school are likely to secure …

Buhari arrives in Abuja after London vacation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived back in Nigeria following his trip to the United Kingdom, where he  Buhari had, after attending the Supporting Syria conference and a meeting with Nigerians in London, sent a letter to the National Assembly, informing it of his vacation. READ ALSO:  In the letter, according to presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the Nigerian leader said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would stand in for him in accordance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The president did not, meanwhile, name the reason for his vacation, which caused the speculations that he used the opportunity to see his doctors. However, the presidential spokesman , stating that he took the break just to rest, having worked for eight months non-stop. While in London, the president stayed at an apartment in the Knightsbridge area …

Merrybet predict December Leaderboard winners

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Bookmaking giants Merrybet recently rewarded winners from the Leaderboard category for the month of December, 2015 of its millionaire making promo “Merrybet Predict”.

The Leaderboard contest which rewards players with the highest accumulated points at the end of every month, with sums of N500, 000, N300,000 and N200,000 for the first to third place winners respectively.
The winners were presented their cheques at the company Head Office with Mr EnabuleleEnoghoyase Saturday, a Business man from Edo State as the 1stplace winner, Mr Eguae Bright, a Student from Delta state the 2nd place winnerwhile the 3rd place winner was disqualified for violating the rules of the promo. Also in attendance was a Jackpot winner from Week 10, Mr EjembiOgenyi Christopher, a Driver from Nassarawa State who won a whopping sum of N500,000.
Filled with excitement, the winners commendedMerrybet for its innovative and world class bookmaking services and were grateful to the company for creating a platform where pl…

Court of Appeal reverses Nyako’s impeachment as Adamawa state governor

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A Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, Adamawa state has reversed the July 15th 2014 impeachment of Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa State. The former Governor who was accused of misappropriation of public funds while in office, was impeached after 17 of 25 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly voted against him at the state house of Assembly.


Delivering judgement in an appeal filed by Nyako today February 11th, the Court of Appeal ruled that the process leading to his impeachment contravened the provisions of the Law. Justice Tunde Ayotoye who read the unanimous judgement, said Nyako was not given fair hearing during his impeachment and that his rights were violated by the Assembly members.

The court in its ruling, ordered that all his entitlement before and after leaving office should be paid. The judges however dismissed Nyako's appeal to be reinstated as Governor of the state. The judges ruled that his tenure as governor had elapsed.

BREAKING: Train crash in Germany, 9 killed, 150 injured

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– Several people have been reported killed while scores are injured following a train crash in Bavaria – Authorities say two trains collided head on Emerging reports suggest that nine people have been killed in the southern German state of Bavaria following an early morning train crash. Rescue operations ongoing at the site of the crash in Germany The Washington Post reports that two trains were involved in the crash near Bad Aibling in Bavaria. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured, but a spokeswoman for police in Upper Bavaria confirmed to German news agency DPA that there were deaths. READ ALSO:  DPA reported that one train derailed in the crash on Tuesday morning, and several wagons overturned. It said eight rescue helicopters were standing on a lawn near the entrance to the town of Bad Aibling and further rescue staff were on the way to the scene of the crash. Wreckage of the collision Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag has confi…

Zaria bloodbath: Mass graves dug by army exposed (photos)

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– Fresh detail have emerged from the controversial Zaria bloodbath – Political activists calim they have found the alleged mass graves dug by the army in its clash against Shiites – The graves were reportedly dug to hide the number of Shiites killed in the showdown which held in Zaria Reports filtering in suggests that the alleged mass graves dug by the Nigerian army to hide the casualties of the clash with members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has been uncovered. According to FARS news agency, Nigeria’s political activists disclosed that they have found a mass grave where hundreds of civilians who were massacred during the Nigerian army’s raids on two Shiite religious centers on December 12 and 13 have been dumped. The mass grave is located in Mando Kaduma cemetery along the Birnin Gwari road near Hajj camp in Kaduna state and over 1,000 Shiites Muslims of Nigeria who were allegedly massacred  by the Army have been buried there. Alleged site, where the Nigerian army buried Shiites en…

BREAKING: Buhari goes on vacationBREAKING: Buhari goes on vacation

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The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has announced in a statement on February 5, Friday, that President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation. According to Adesina, while Buhari is on vacation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the president. The presidential aide said in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, Buhari had dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. READ ALSO:  Buhari has arrived in London to attend a conference on the ongoing Syrian crisis. The Supporting Syria & the Region conference is co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN and focuses on how to step up efforts to assist millions of Syrians displaced by the conflict, which started in 2011. The leader of the nation was expected back to Nigeria at the weekend. There were speculatio…

Ibori released, re-arrested in London after completing jail term

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– Ex-governor released after completing initial jail term – Re-arrested to face fresh charges – New location unknown as at press time James Ibori, the former Delta state governor, has been rearrested in the United Kingdom after initially regaining freedom from a London prison. The former Delta state governor has been released and rearrested after completing his jail term in a London hospital. The ex-governor, who reportedly completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom bagged a 13-year in April 2012 by a Southwark Crown court in London and was released by prison authorities on January 22. He finished his prison term at Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, outside of London, after initially being held at the Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire. According to PM News, a prison source at Bedford confirmed on Tuesday night that,“He is out of here.” but his new destination is yet to be confirmed. Ibori was reportedly re-arrested to face another charge which borders on the confiscation of his ill-go…

Video: Watch Alibaba & Gbenga Adeyinka make jokes about Dasukigate in front of Buhari

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Love their boldness. While entertaining Pres. Buhari and other top dignitaries at the 40th Presidential Luncheon to mark Ogun state's 40th anniversary in Abeokuta yesterday February 2nd, comedians Alibaba and Gbenga Adeyinka joked about the current Dasuki $2.1 billion arms deal probe.
"You know before now, when I perform, especially when Mr. President Obasanjo, found out how much I got paid for the event, he was livid. When they now asked me to come and perform for the new president considering that he’s asking money from everybody, he said, how much do you want to charge? I said anything you want to give me sir, there’s no need to tell him the amount, he’ll add me to that Dasuki’s list. Olorunmaje! ..and you know that man has not finished confessing”he said
Gbenga Adeyinka who was co-anchoring the event with Alibaba, said everything Alibaba was saying was his personal opinion because before leaving his house, his wife warned him to mind what he said at the event because she do…

Bribery: Emenalo testifies against Farouk Lawan (PHOTOS)

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– Ex-chairman House of Representatives Ad-Hoc committee for monitoring of fuel subsidy regime, Farouk Lawan has been indicted for bribery –  Lawan was indicted by Boniface Emenalo  standing trial with him for receiving $620,000 from oil magnate Femi Otedola A former accused person in the ongoing subsidy scam case today, February 2, stood in the witness box to testify against the ex-chairman House of Representatives Ad-Hoc committee for monitoring of fuel subsidy regime, Farouk Lawan. Farouk Lawan in court today At an Abuja High Court in Lugbe, Boniface Emenalo formerly standing trial with Lawan for receiving  $620,000 from oil magnate Femi Otedola stood to testify against Lawan in an amended charge. The duo were formerly facing a seven-count charge of bribery, an offence which violates Section 10 (a)(ii) of ICPC Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 10 of the same Act. The accused persons were alleged to have conspired in April 2012 to demand $3 million gratification from Otedola to delete…

The Authority Newspapers Today February 1st, 2016

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Presidential ambition: Judiciary almost frustrated me - Buhari  http://goo.gl/WP7Xgd Biafra: Nobody can break S/East, S/South bond - IPOBhttp://goo.gl/PvzD2O Chris Uba, others storm Abuja todayhttp://goo.gl/AzZZ5b Renewed attacks: Boko Haram kills 85 in Bornohttp://goo.gl/5gNhAr Fire razes Orange, Apo markets in Abuja, Nasarawahttp://goo.gl/OONgKi Today's AUTHORITY ICON on Page 3 is Senator Femi Okurounmu http://goo.gl/KV4flk
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