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Don’t Equate Jihad To War or Violence – Aregbesola.

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The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday lamented the gross misunderstanding of Jihad to mean war or violence. The governor made this disclosure while delivering his lecture titled “Muslims’ response to insurgency threat in Nigeria” at the 6th annual Femi Lateef Okunnu lecture series, organised by the Nigeria Association of […]

15 dead, as Fulani invade Nasarawa village

How Fulani Herdsmen Killed 138 Persons In Kaduna Community

No fewer than 15 people were feared killed in suspected fresh Fulani herdsmen attack on Kompany village in Lafia East Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, early Tuesday. An eyewitness told Vanguard that the insurgents invaded the village at about 2a.m. and started shooting sporadically. According to the witness, over 15 dead bodies, mainly women […]

Boko Haram: Sect Frees Abducted Women, Chibok Girls Were Rumoured To Have Been Married Off To Insurgents

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The Boko Haram insurgents, who reportedly abducted about 50 women and girls from two border villages between Adamawa and Borno states have freed the women among their captives. This was disclosed in an interview by villagers, who spoke on the issue with newsmen on the telephone from their hide-outs. They however, said that the exact […]

In a rare show of solidarity, all 36 govs to fight autonomy for LGs

R-L; Governors Martins Elechi, Godswill Akapbio, Segun Mimiko; Deputy Governor Kogi, Yomi Awoniyi, Governors Jonah Jang, T Orji and Others after their meeting recently in Abuja. PHOTO; Sinday Aghaeze - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/36-govs-fight-autonomy-lgs/#sthash.Hk427IGr.dpuf

IN a rare show of solidarity, the two factions of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, temporarily put aside their year-long differences, yesterday, to fight against the National Assembly proposal granting autonomy to the country’s local governments. The two factions, led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of Plateau State, in separate […]

Ekiti Impeachment Saga: Root of the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly

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In this piece, KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE takes a look at the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly The tension pervading the Ekiti State House of Assembly started with a rumoured plan to impeach the Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, Adewale Omirin. This was reported in a section of the media on October 12, 2014. […]

Defection: Read why Ondo lawmakers dumps LP for APC

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Two members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olugbenga Edema(Ilaje Constituency II) and Folajimi Olaseinde-Vincent(Ose Constituency) on Thursday formally defected from the Labour Party to the All Progressives Congress. The lawmakers made their declaration at a ceremony hosted by the Ondo State branch of the APC in Akure. Edema, who was the only lawmaker […]

We dont have any office-sharing agreement with Mimiko – PDP

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The embattled executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has reacted to claims by Governor Olusegun Mimiko that no decision was reached on the sharing of positions in the state chapter of the party. A statement by the Organising Secretary, Ondo PDP, Afolabi Akinbowale, in Akure, on Thursday, said the governor’s claims […]

2015: I have accepted offer to contest – Jonathan

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After many months of suspense, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday opened up on his intention to seek re-election during the 2015 presidential election. All organs of the Peoples Democratic Party had before now endorsed the President as the party’s sole candidate for the election. Groups such as the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria had also been […]

N’Assembly recants, says minimum wage still on exclusive list

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The House of Representatives clarified on Thursday that the National Assembly did not remove labour matters from the Exclusive Legislative List, contrary to reports making the rounds. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, made the clarification amid threats by organised labour to embark on strike over the matter. Ihedioha, who is the […]

Buhari Asked To Step Down For Jonathan In 2015

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The former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(rtd) has been asked by the Turaki Vanguard to drop his ambition of contesting in the upcoming 2015 elections. Turaki Vanguard, a political pressure group was said to have urged Buhari to step down. The group have the believe that Buhari’s interest in the 2015 presidential contest would […]


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