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  1. Obasanjo Denies Snubbing Jonathan, Other Ex-Presidents At Shagari's BirthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports in a section of the media that he deliberately arrived late at the birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari, after all the other past leaders and President Goodluck Jonathan, had departed the Sokoto home of the celebrant. President Shagari's 90th birthday was marked with an unusual fanfare Wednesday with President Jonathan and all former Nigerian leaders, except Gen.

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  2. CAN threatens to pull out of NIRECRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Vanguard

    THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, may soon pull out of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, established to mediate on the incessant ethno-religious crises in the country. The threat to pull out of the body emerged after an emergency meeting by some leaders in the Christian Community who were protesting the shabby and unequal treatment meted to CAN leadership by the co-chair of the Council which had rendered NIREC docile since 2013 despite the rising phenomenon of insurgency in the country.

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  3. Nigeria: Please Don't Catch Shekau AliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    One mid-morning early in December last year, I stood in the balcony of my house and watched as aircraft, as usual, lazily came in to land. I live along the very busy international plane route leading to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

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  4. Boko Haram: Borno Elders Hail Military, Request Assessment Tour Of Liberated CommunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Ghanamma.com

    The Borno Elders Forum yesterday hailed the Nigerian military for taking the war to the Boko Haram insurgents and reclaiming some captured territories from the sect. The Forum, however, advised the Defence Headquarters to organise a special assessment tour for community leaders and journalists to visit the liberated communities.

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  5. Jonathan, Former Leaders Visit Shagari As He Clocks 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Ghanamma.com

    President Goodluck Jonathan says former President Shehu Shagari is a role model to Nigerian leaders, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. "He is a role model, always very calm and always want Nigeria to grow and be united," said Jonathan, while speaking in Sokoto today, when he led four other former Heads of state to felicitate with Shagari.

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  6. I Betrayed G-5 Governors - Lamido a Denies Planned Defection To APCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Ghanamma.com

    The Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Tuesday admitted that he betrayed five of his former Peoples Democratic Party colleagues, who later defected to the All Progressives Congress in November 2013. The governor stated this after holding a closed-door meeting with the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Muazu, at the party's secretariat, Abujaa Z. The five governors, called G-5, who dumped PDP for the APC are Rotia Zmi Ameachi ; Abdulfatah Ahmed ; Aliyu Wammako ; Rabiu Kwankwanso ; and the impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

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  7. Shagari is a role model to Nigerian leaders-JonathanRead the original story

    Wednesday | Vanguard

    President Goodluck Jonathan says former President Shehu Shagari is a role model to Nigerian leaders especially the members of the National Council of state." He is a role model, always very calm and always want Nigeria to grow and be united, " Jonathan, added.

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  8. Boko Haram targets region where powerful empire once reignedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Peninsula

    Long before Boko Haram's uprising plunged the region into crisis, the area below Lake Chad was part of a powerful Islamic empire, known for religious piety and unity spanning roughly 1,000 years. The scope of the Kanem-Bornu empire changed repeatedly from its founding in the ninth century to its downfall in the 1890s but at its height the kingdom included modern day northeast Nigeria, as well as parts of neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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  9. Don't intimidate opponents with military, Bishop Kukah tells FGRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Vanguard

    T he Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, weekend, urged the Federal Government to be careful about the involvement of the military in the forthcoming general elections. The cleric, who did not see anything wrong with the involvement of the military in election, however, warned the government against using it to intimidate the opposition or the electorate.

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  10. I have no personal, religious agenda - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Vanguard

    M any may think that the Christian community in Nigeria is against the candidature of Major General Muhammadu Buhari , the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, but the northern Christian Brethren spoke otherwise. It declared absolute support for him and dismissed the insinuation that he would Islamize Nigeria if elected president.

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  11. Kukah Warns FG Against Intimidating Opponents With MilitaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Ghanamma.com

    The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah has urged the Federal Government to proceed with caution in his plans to involve the military in the forthcoming general elections. He spoke while fielding questions from journalists at the Catholic Secretariat Forum, tagged: "Democracy In Nigeria, So Near So Far", in Abuja.

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  12. Polls: Kukah Tasks Politicians On Unity, DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Ghanamma.com

    The Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Friday, advised politicians to refrain from acts capable of disrupting the unity of the country. He gave the advice at a lecture in Abuja titled; "Democracy in Nigeria, So Near, Yet So Far'', organised by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja chapter.

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  13. AIG says no bail for political thugs in Sokoto, Kebbi, ZamfaraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Vanguard

    The Zone 10 Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Sokoto, say it will no longer grant bail to any thug arrested with weapons during political rallies. The AIG in charge of the zone, Mr Bala Hassan, made the disclosure in Sokoto on Thursday at a stakeholders meeting with the leadership of the political parties.

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  14. Wamakko Cautions Against Politicisation Of Nation's Security AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Ghanamma.com

    Wamakko spoke in Sokoto on Thursday when the new Commissioner of Police deployed to the state, Mr Salisu Abdullahi, paid him a courtesy call. "The security agencies have no any constituency, as such, they should patriotically work to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Nigerians", he advised.

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  15. Despite Court Judgments, Fayose Insists Jonathan Will Deploy Soldiers For ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Ghanamma.com

    In spite of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, and the Federal High Court, Sokoto, which declared as illegal, the deployment of soldiers for election duties, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said President Goodluck Jonathan would deploy troops for the forthcoming polls. Justice R. M Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Sokoto in a judgment delivered on January 29, 2015 had barred the use of the Armed Forces in the conduct of elections.

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  16. APC writes Jonathan, Jega on using military for electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Vanguard

    By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Determined to make the federal government comply with court judgment on elections, the All Progressives Congress yesterday wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega asking him to give heed to the judgment barring the involvement of soldiers in elections.

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  17. Nigeria: Boko Haram and the Kanuri FactorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | AllAfrica.com

    Over five and a half years after Boko Haram launched its insurrection, many questions concerning the Salafi-jihadi movement persist. Boko Haram's center of activity, northeastern Nigeria's Borno State, continues to be largely inaccessible to outsiders, making it difficult for researchers to gather detailed data.

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  18. Elections will be peaceful, free and fair, Tambuwal assures.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Vanguard

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has assured that the forthcoming general elections would be peaceful, free and fair. Tambuwal gave the assurance in Sokoto on Monday at a town hall meeting organized by the Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocesse of Sokoto.

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  19. Nigeria Customs Service denies withdrawing personnel from border stations in Sokoto, Kebbi states.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Vanguard

    The Nigeria Customs Service says it has not ordered the withdrawal of its personnel from the border stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states. This is contained in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, and made available " The directive withdrawing the officers was said to have been given verbally by an un-named official of the Federal Government, raising fears about security of our borders.

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  20. Customs Denies Withdrawing Personnel From Sokoto, Kebbi Border PostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Ghanamma.com

    The Nigeria Customs Service says it has not ordered the withdrawal of its personnel from the border stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states. This is contained in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, and made available to journalists in Sokoto on Monday.

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