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North to form united front for 2015 polls, says ACF

The North has resolved to form a united front with the intention to vote en bloc in next year's general elections, the Arewa Consultative Forum said yesterday. The decision was taken after a two-day meeting of the ACF and the North's stakeholders in Kaduna.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Boko Haram: Air Force fighter jet missing in Adamawa

A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade on the incident said, "An Alpha Jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State. The aircraft, with two pilots on board, left Yola at about 10:45 a.m. on 12 September 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Jonathan Directs Military To Institute Special Programme To Honour Fallen Heroes

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the institution of a special programme that will honour officers of the armed forces who lose their lives in active service. The President gave the directive on Saturday at the combined passing-out-parade and commissioning of the 61 regular course and short service course 42 cadets of the National Defence Academy in Kaduna.

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No Plans To Enlist Ex-Militants Against Boko Haram- COAS

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Kaduna denied the purported plan to enlist 10,000 ex- Niger Delta militants and ex-service men to boost the fight against insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.

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Mark charges military to reclaim lost territory

Senate President David Mark yesterday tasked the Armed Forces to brace up to the critical security situation ochestrated by Boko Haram. He urged them to reclaim some communities in the North East said to have been taken over by the sect.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Former Trybesmen group member Kunle Bello gets engaged

Trybesmen was one of the first rap groups in Nigeria, made up of Lanre Dabiri aka eLDee, Mfon Essien aka Freestyle and Kunle Bello aka Kaboom. The group was formed as far back as 1992 when secondary school mates eLDee and KB began rapping in Kaduna but was made official in 1998 after Freestyle joined them.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Boko Haram: Military yet to activate reserve list, says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said it has not activated its Reserve List to reinforce troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. But it was gathered from a top source that if there is need to call for reserve force, it will only affect those who have retired from the Armed Forces in the last three years.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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El-Zakzaky rejects Jonathan's 'sorry'

Frontline Islamic cleric Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has rejected President Goodluck Jonathan's apology for the killing of his three sons and 31 other members of his movement. El-Zakzaky is the leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

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Live The Story: BBC Hausa Launches TV Programming On Nigeria's...

In a first for international broadcasters, BBC World Service has announced the launch of TV programming in Hausa. BBC Hausa's 10-minute TV news bulletins will now bring the BBC's coverage of regional and international news to viewers of Nigeria's Capital TV as well as the West African satellite TV channel, Adom TV .

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Nigeria: 337 Killed On Kaduna Roads in Eight Months - FRSC

No fewer than 337 persons have died in road crashes, while 1,528 sustained varying degrees of injury between January and August this year in Kaduna State. The report further analyzed that out of the total figure presented, Abuja-Kaduna road alone claimed 133 lives and 534 injured, Kano-Kaduna claimed 90 and injured 478 majorly involved Volkswagen Golf, Sharon and Opel Vetra vehicles.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

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It's legal to gang-up against Jonathan - Balarabe Musa

Alhaji Balarabe Musa, former governor of Kaduna State, in this interview, fears that the 2015 polls would not be free and fair because the conditions for credible election are not in place. He also justifies northern leaders' gang-up against President Goodluck Jonathan so long as it is legal.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

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Northern Group Calls For Gov. Lamido's Sack For 'Attacking' Jonathan

A socio-political group, the Northern Youth Forum, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to sack Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State ahead of the 2015 election for "attacking" President Goodluck Jonathan. The Jigawa chapter of the group faulted the governor over his recent comments criticising the Northwest zone of the PDP for endorsing Jonathan for a second term.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

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NLNG Literature prize finalists named

The final shortlist of three writers has been approved by the Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. The three shortlisted writers are Friday John Abba , Jude Idada and Sam Ukala .

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Church celebrates

All roads lead to the Atunbi Mose C&S Church , Bakin-Ikun, Kaduna Road, Suleja in Abuja on Sunday as it celebrates its 15th Founder's Day anniversary. Prophet Gbenga Ogundele, who doubles as its founder and minister-in-charge, said the ceremony was primarily put together to thank God for using the church as a huge blessing to humanity.

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Nigeria: ABU student suffers from dengue fever, not Ebola

The 19 year old undergraduate student of Law in Ahmadu Bello University , who has been under quarantine at the teaching hospital of the University in Shika, Zaria for a strange ailment that was earlier suspected to Ebola Virus Disease has been tested Ebola negative. Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Audu Bajoga, told newsmen in Kaduna Wednesday that the student was suffering from 'Dengue Fever', not Ebola Virus Disease.

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Another Ebola victim dies in P-Harcourt

The first confirmed Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, case that was also one of the three persons quarantined in Oduoha, Emohua Local Government Area, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has died of the disease. The deceased, an elderly woman, is the seventh Ebola fatality to be recorded in the country, and the first death in the new Port Harcourt isolation centre for Ebola.

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2015: Lawmaker claims APC will collapse if Buhari is not their presidential aspirant

Alhaji Kawu Sumaila, a lawmaker representing Takai Federal Constituency of Kano State, has said the All Progressives Congress would collapse if former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, is not allowed to run as the presidential candidate of the party in 2015. Sumaila, who spoke with newsmen in Kaduna, noted that attempt to bring any other member of the party to run for the presidency, would spell doom for the party even at all levels of governance.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

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Disquiet as Kaduna awaits result of first suspected Ebola victim

By: Luka Binniyat KADUNA - Kaduna state was gripped in anxiety Wednesday as the result of the test on its first suspected Ebola victim was being awaited.

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Nigeria: 'Why Many Nigerians Defecate in the Open'

Many Nigerians defecate in the open because there are no good toilet facilities or conveniences within their reach, the Head of Department of Microbiology, Kaduna State University, Dr. Bimbo Orukotan, has said.

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

2. The Transition Committee Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia state, Chief Ginger Onwusibe has refuted media reports that he and his convoy made an attempt on the life of the Senator representing Abia Central senatorial district, Senator Nkechi Justina Nwaogu at Uratta junction on the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.

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