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  1. Sultan to politicians: Stop using children as thugsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, on Monday cautioned politicians against using innocent children as political thugs. He said the act is inimical to good upbringing and moral orientation of young children who are future leaders of the country.

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  2. Pro-Jonathan TAN rallies indecent, says APCRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    The All Progressives Congress has insisted that the rallies held across the country by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of insecurity and health challenges. Responding to the defence of the rallies, the party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos yesterday that no amount of inversion of reasoning by the TAN foot soldiers could wash them clean of shame and disgust.

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  3. TAN rallies indecent, assaults sensibilities, intelligence of Nigerians - APCRead the original story

    Sunday | Vanguard

    The All Progressives Congress has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country. Responding to the tepid defence of the sycophantic rallies that are being deceptively powered by the proceeds of massive corruption under the clueless and incompetent Jonathan Administration, the party said, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Sunday, that no amount of inversion of reasoning by the TAN foot soldiers can wash the rallies clean of shame and disgust.

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  4. Row over Ebola and Schools Resumption: Did FG breach global norm?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Vanguard

    Concerns from stakeholders have continued to mount over the decision of the Federal Government to review the resumption date for private and public schools to September 22 due to Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. To many parents, the decision is not in the best interest of children.

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  5. Kukah urges politicians to place Nigeria above personal interestsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | In-depth Africa

    Those seeking political offices in the country have been enjoined to first consider the well-being of the country before their personal ambition and interest.

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  6. United Nigeria Can Guarantee Credible Elections Come 2015-KukahRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | In-depth Africa

    The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah yesterday in Benin, urged Nigerian leaders and the citizenry to strive towards ensuring the country's unity in order to stem the problem of insecurity and insurgency. Kukah was speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark the 80th birthday of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin which took place at the Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Benin City attended by several VIPS and Bishops from all over the country.

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  7. Nuhu Ribadu, a laughing stock in PDP - KwankwasoRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Vanguard

    By Abdulsalam Muhammad KANO - Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said the widely celebrated defection of the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu has earned the status of a laughing stock among PDP stakeholders in Adamawa state. Mr. Kwankwaso made the remark while receiving merit award from two distinct Non Governmental Oraganization at the Government House, Kano noted that Ribadu's defection was counterproductive "After he left the APC for the PDP, his new party did not find him worthy of its gubernatorial ticket.

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  8. PDP is Mocking Nuhu Ribadu - KwankwasoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | In-depth Africa

    Yakubu Salisu The PDP has now made the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu to be a laughing stock among PDP stakeholders in Adamawa state after the party dumped him in its recent gubernatorial primaries, Gov. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state has said. "After he left the APC for the PDP, his new party did not find him worthy of its gubernatorial ticket.

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  9. Nigeria'll Overcome Insecurity- WamakkoRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | In-depth Africa

    Governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State on Wednesday insisted that the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria will surely come to an end for good. The governor who spoke at the Government House when MTN Foundation Security Support Project presented five patrol vans to the Sokoto State Police Command, also noted that security is the duty of everybody.

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  10. An epoch is about to closeRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 9 | Vanguard

    T HE fear entertained in 1999 was that the military, having been in power for the last 29 out of the 33 years, would still continue to imperially dominate the political setting in the post military era which is supposed to be a full civilian government. The dread was further reinforced and fortified with the election of General Matthew Aremu Olusegun Okikiolu Obasanjo a former war hero, as President, coupled with the imposition of the 1999 Constitution- a corrigenda full of errors and imperfections, without plebiscite or referendum.

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  11. EFCC Is Helping Nigeria Achieve Greatness- LamordeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | In-depth Africa

    The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Mr Ibrahim Lamorde has stated that the anti-graft commission, through its training programmes, enlightenment initiatives and collaboration with stakeholders, has demonstrated its resolve to help Nigeria achieve true greatness. Lamorde made the assertion while flagging off a three-day 'Anti- Corruption, Fiscal Responsibility and Good Governance' training for state government officials across the country at the EFCC Academy, Karu- Abuja.

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  12. Masari Urges INEC To Conduct Credible ElectionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 9 | In-depth Africa

    Joy Ekeke Alhaji Aminu Masari, Former Speaker, House of Representative, on Monday advised the Independent National Electoral Commission to evolve acceptable methods of ensuring conduct of credible elections in the country. Masari gave the advice in an interview with NAN in Sokoto on Monday.

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  13. Ebola fully controlled, says ministerRead the original story

    Monday Sep 8 | In-depth Africa

    But an 18-month-old has been quarantined in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the second city outside Lagos where the virus has been discovered. The minister spoke in Abuja.

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  14. Police assures APC of adequate security during their North-West meetingRead the original story

    Monday Sep 8 | In-depth Africa

    Alhaji Shaiubu Gambo, the Sokoto State Commissioner of Police has said that strict security measures had been put in place for a peaceful conduct of Monday's meeting of North West Zone of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto.

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  15. China's low price offering threatens cassava businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 7 | Vanguard

    The low price tag put on Nigerian cassava chips by China is frustrating Nigerian exporters of the commodity. This development is impeding the successful execution of the cassava chip export contract entered by Nigeria and China.

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  16. Akintola Williams urges stock exchange to sustain integrityRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 7 | In-depth Africa

    The only surviving founding father of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Doyen of the Accountancy, Mr. Akintola Williams, has urged stakeholders at the stock exchange to sustain the high degree of integrity on which the stock market was founded. Williams, now 95, together with six other eminent Nigerians, had in 1960 signed on the documents that birthed the then Lagos Stock Exchange , which later changed its name to Nigerian Stock Exchange .

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  17. NSCDC Gathers Intelligence Report For APC North West MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 7 | In-depth Africa

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Sokoto state has stated that it had already deployed some personnel to gather intelligence report on the North-West meeting of the All Progressives Congress in the state. The NSCDC Commandant, Alhaji Aliyu Yamel, told newsmen in Sokoto that the command would deploy 450 personnel for Monday's North-West meeting of the APC in the state.

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  18. Prepare for higher service, Aliyu tells LamidoRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 6 | In-depth Africa

    It was never planned to be political but yesterday's colourful take-off of this year's Hajj was spiced with some politics. The Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu told his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Sule Lamido, to get set for higher service following what he described as his remarkable achievements in the state.

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  19. Ebola: Suspected patient tests negative in SokotoRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 6 | In-depth Africa

    A 25-year-old suspected patient of Ebola Virus Disease brought to the accident and emergency unit of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto at the weekend has tested negative to the deadly virus. The patient whose identity was not disclosed was said to be manifesting symptoms of EVD while receiving treatment at the institution.

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  20. APC leadership filled with dictators, violence promoters - PDPRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 6 | In-depth Africa

    The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the leadership of the All Progressive Congress of being self-centred and dictatorial, warning that the growing anti-democratic behaviour of the opposition party if not checked could undermine Nigeria's democratic structure. In a statement on Saturday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, also described APC leaders as "incurable despots who have since instituted a reign of impunity characterised by brazen dictatorship, imposition and victimisation within the APC".

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