By Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu

Fiery Enugu Catholic priest, and founder, Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, in a New Year sermon on Friday said there are plans by unnamed people to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari.Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka

He said many people are plotting to kill the President because of his campaign against corruption.

He said, “I am not a sycophant, but I want to tell you that so far God is happy and he who God has blessed none can curse.

“Many people are planning to kill Buhari – there are many plans on how to eliminate his life so that corruption will continue, so that embezzlement will continue. Read More →

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Most petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had complied with Federal Government’s directive to sell petrol at N86 per litre for NNPC retail stations and N86.50k for other marketers.DPR-Seals-6-Filling-Stations

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who went round the town reports that all the stations visited had enough products, as well as standby trucks loaded with the petrol.

NAN also reports that the stations visited such as Conoil, Oando, total and Mobil filling stations within the city centre witnessed very low patronage.

Mr Suleiman Mohammed, the Sales Representative of NNPC retail station and a Supervisor of FCT retail stations, said that the directive took effect from 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016.

Mohammed said all NNPC stations in the FCT have substantially complied with the new directive. Read More →

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By Lawrence Olaoye, Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Umar Muhammad Puma


President Muhammadu Buhari has told beleaguered Nigerians that he shares in their sufferings, promising to identify with them at all times in his policy.

The President, in a New Year message he personally signed and made available to newsmen yesterday, said his relocation into the fortress of power has not alienated him from the common man.Buhari-presents

He stated “I am aware that Nigerians have experienced a number of significant hardships over the past months. Living in the State House has not alienated me from your daily sufferings. I am aware of the lengthy queues at fuel stations and of the difficulties businesses have faced in acquiring foreign exchange. These challenges are only temporary; we are working to make things better.

“When I presented myself to you as a presidential candidate and asked you to vote for me, I wanted to be a leader who keeps his promises. I wanted to be a leader who restores the people’s hope in those elected to serve them. I wanted to be a leader who initiates positive and enduring CHANGE. Read More →

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By Isiaka Wakili


President Buhari had said on Wednesday during the presidential media chat that “Hijab would have to be banned if suicide bombing continues.”
The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not banned the use of hijab which it describes as Muslim women’s dressing symbol of modesty.Hijab

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Friday.

President Buhari had said on Wednesday during the presidential media chat that “Hijab would have to be banned if suicide bombing continues.”

But his spokesman yesterday, while clarifying the pronouncement, described as unfounded, the speculation that the Federal Government had banned the use of hijab. Read More →

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Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday nullified the election of Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It declared Dr. Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the election, which was conducted last year.Ikpeazu

The court held that Otti scored the highest valid votes of 164,332 as against 114,444 scored by Ikpeazu.

Delivering the judgment, the best online casino presiding judge, Justice Oyebisi Omoleye, ruled that there were established cases of over-voting and allocation of votes in favour of the PDP candidate in three local government areas of Isi-Alangwa, Osisioma and Obingwa. Read More →

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday assured residents that his administration will go all out to ensure that the state witness a quantum leap in the areas of infrastructural development, job creation and improved security.

The Governor, who gave the assurance in his first New Year broadcast to Lagosians, said he was optimistic that 2016 will be a ground breaking year for the good people of the state.Ambode

While acknowledging the challenges that besieged the last seven months, Governor Ambode said his administration has been able to hit the ground running to deliver the dividends he promised the people during the electioneering campaign.

“The last seven months have been challenging, but with your patience, support and positive criticism, we have begun to display a positive outlook on innovation and inclusion we promised during our campaign”.

“Lagos has always been a cosmopolitan potpourri of vibrant people that have driven the greatest growing economy in Africa. We however need the continued support of our citizens through regular payment of their taxes and strict adherence to their civic responsibilities. Read More →

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By Chibuzor Emejor
Abuja


As the year 2015 ends in the Federal Road Safety Corps’ operational calendar, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has commended the staff for their high level performances in the outgoing year, saying management remains committed to enunciating policies that could adequately address their welfare needs.

In a release by Bisi Kazeem, Head of Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Oyeyemi stated in his New Year message to all staff of the FRSC, in which he expressed gratitude to God for the successes recorded in 2015 and expressed commitment to improving on the achievements in the coming year.
He particularly prayed for the successful crossover of all staff, enjoining them to be prepared to live faithfully in carrying out their statutory responsibilities of keeping the roads safe.

Although admitting that the challenges of 2015 were multifaceted and involved staff risking their lives to save road cash victims, travelling several kilometres to ensure that road users were enlightened and diffusing tension as well as rescuing crash victims even at odd hours of the day, the Corps Marshal expressed gratitude to God that the organisation survived the odds.
According to him, several lives that could have been perished in road crashes were saved through the vigilance and commitment of members of the Corps, saying such individuals will forever remain grateful to the FRSC for the steadfastness and dedication the personnel have shown to their duties. Read More →

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