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  1. PDP rakes in millions as final candidates emerge,Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Vanguard

    By Henry Umoru It has been a very busy and hectic period for the National Organising Secretary, but one striking consolation is that it is a period of Naira rain for the PDP, a period a former National Chairman of the party would say ' Oja Ata' . According to the 39 page document, the Expression of Interest Form Code PD002/P went for N2 million which should be obtained from the PDP National Secretariat or such other places as may be designated by the National Executive Committee of the Party, just as the Nomination form Code PD003/P was purchased for N20 million, totalling N22 million.

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  2. Why Tambuwal dumped PDPRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Vanguard

    By Emman Ovuakporie Since the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal whose middle name simply means the' Guardian of the Fate' emerged the first among equals in the 7th Assembly on June 6, 2011, he had a game plan as to how to checkmate the onslaught of his party, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. His game plan finally came to bear last Tuesday when he red carded the party on whose back he clinched the speaker-ship of the House.

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  3. Keshi: Fans reactRead the original story

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    W ith Stephen Keshi in line to return as Super Eagles coach, fans have shared their views on this latest development. Bakare from Offa- Kwara State: Sacking him isn't the solution at first but if he would be back,the Boss must learn from criticisms of all Nigerians.

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  4. Nigeria parliament speaker defects to opposition Aminu Tambuwal is...Read the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Newstime Africa

    Nigeria's House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal on Tuesday formally announced his defection from the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party to the opposition All Progressive Congress . After a plenary session, Tambuwal said he was quitting the ruling party in order to hearken to "calls by the people of Sokoto State."

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  5. Nigeria lower house speaker defects to oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | AlertNet

    Nigeria's lower house speaker and the fourth most powerful person in the country defected to the main opposition coalition on Tuesday, a move that will give it a much needed boost against President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015 elections. Aminu Tambuwal, who had long been unhappy with the ruling People's Democratic Party under Jonathan, announced his decision in an address to parliament that was broadcast on local television channels.

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  6. Jonathan's Re-Election: Anenih takes on Buhari in his comfort zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Vanguard

    Chief Tony Akhakon Anenih, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chairman, has launched an offensive into the stronghold of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressive Party, APC, presidential aspirant, reconciling leaders of the PDP there, explaining to them the dangers of going into next year's election as a divided house. He has recorded considerable progress; and he pushes on.

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  7. Nigeria: Nigerian CEOs of International CompaniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | AllAfrica.com

    Among the jet-setting group of the world's top-flight business moguls, Nigeria does have its share of nationals who have spread the tentacles of their business acumen to ensure that their names will go down as CEOs of international companies and business concerns. What better way to start this list than with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the quintessential businessman who has seen it all in the world of business.

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  8. Alao-Akala, Wali pick nomination formsRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Vanguard

    Ahead of November 29 Governorship Primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala yesterday stormed the National Secretariat of the party to purchase his expression of interest and nomination forms to return to the Oyo State government House in the 2015 Governorship election. Speaking with Journalists shortly after he picked his forms, Alao- Akala who noted that the PDP lost out in the last election to the opposition because of internal wrangling, however vowed that the PDP was prepared to win the election in Oyo State.

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  9. Restore study of History in schools, Fashola, dons tell FGRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Vanguard

    THE Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has urged stakeholders in the sector to encourage the study of history stating that it is vital part of national development. Just as the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola at the same event also lamented the extinction of History from Nigeria's school curriculum.

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  10. Sultan of Sokoto Commends Governor Uduaghan Peace InitiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | CNN

    Speaking at a special birthday lecture to mark the Governor of Delta state 60 celebration, the Muslim leader preached peace,peace peace. Hear Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III - at a power packed lecture last nite ''We are Nigerians by virtue of God's creation, we must continue to look at ourselves as brothers, love one another as we are created by one God despite our different tribes and religion."

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  11. 2015: Change Sambo now or lose - PDP Women leader tells JonathanRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | Vanguard

    By Emmanuel Elebeke A women leader and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP member from the Northwest region, Hajia Binta Kuraye has lambasted a chieftain of the party from the region, Hon. Bello Haliru for the statement he made during the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria, TAN grand finale rally that the region supported Jonathan/Sambo candidacy for 2015 elections.

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  12. Endorsement of successors: PDP governors bow, agree to primariesRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | Vanguard

    Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State said that the meeting evaluated strategies for a successful conduct of the primary elections. "Mr President called the PDP governors and we all had a very good meeting, which was all about repositioning the party to serve the citizens very well.

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  13. Gowon's commitment during civil war kept Nigeria one - JonathanRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 19 | Vanguard

    President Goodluck Jonathan has described former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gown , as a true elder statesman, whose commitment during the civil war was to keep Nigeria one and not to crush an enemy.

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  14. Obasanjo's amazing apotheosisRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Vanguard

    By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu THE NATION newspaper's HARDBALL of Tuesday, October 14, 2014, mischievously described it as the "BEGGARS' ORCHESTRA". The occasion was the triumphant return to their old PDP base of some political grandees, from Ogun State led by former governor, Gbenga Daniel .

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  15. UNIDO, FG collaborate on power for industrial clustersRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | Vanguard

    T he United Nation's Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, has promised to work with the Federal Government to make power available to industrial clusters to ensure maximum production in the country. UNIDO Country Representative, Mr. Patrick Kormawa, who disclosed this in an interview in Abuja, noted that the major goal of government to create jobs for the teeming youth will be realised if industrial clusters had power.

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  16. Ebola research shows rapid control interventions key factor in preventing spreadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | EurekAlert!

    ... a State University; Fasina, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Aminu Shittu, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria; David Lazarus, National

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  17. Sallah: Sultan warns politicians against heating up polityRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 5 | In-depth Africa

    The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs , Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, has warned politicians against heating up the polity ahead of 2015 general elections. The monarch strongly warned that any act that would not contribute towards uniting the country after the general elections, should be outrightly ignored, Sultan further observed that the escalating number of youth unemployment in the country was one of the reasons behind the problems in the country.

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  18. Nigeria: Notes on a 100-year old marriageFRANCIS K. OBEYA, Pennsylvania, USARead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | Nigeriaworld

    To some, it has been a blissful matrimony and for others, it has been a marriage made in the very depths of Hell and with diabolical intentions. History records that in the lead up to the amalgamation of the regions that today make up Nigeria, only the British had any reason to smile.

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  19. Regulatory Reforms Improving Nigeria's Business Climate - - World BankRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | Hispanic Business

    The report tagged 'Doing Business in 2014' found that there was room to learn from each other, with good practices being implemented in some parts of the country that can benefit other states if applied. According to the report, the 36 Nigerian states in addition to , FCT were benchmarked in the entire study.

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  20. Muslim scholars present religious rebuttal to ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Straits Times

    Over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world, many of them leading Muslim voices in their own countries, have issued an open letter denouncing militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and refuting their religious arguments. An array of Muslim leaders and groups have publicly rejected the Islamist movement since it imposed its brutal rule over large areas of Syria and Iraq this summer.

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