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INEC Registers All Progressives Congress (APC)

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as the All Progressives Congress.   On considering the application, the Commission found that the applicant-parties have met all statutory requirements for the merger, and has accordingly granted their request.   Consequently, the Commission has approved the withdrawal of the individual certificates of the applicant-parties, and the issuance of a single certificate to the All Progressives Congress. 

34 Nigerian Senators Tabled no Bill in 2 years

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Halfway into the tenure of the Senate, 34 senators have not sponsored any bill since coming to office, according to official records released by the Senate.

Multiple Explosions Rock Kano

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The so called ceasefire recently initiated between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Boko haram sect seems to have been shattered after renewed attacks in parts of Northern Nigeria, the latest taking place in Kano yesterday. Reports say at least 3 explosions and sporadic gunshots rocked the Sabon-Gari area of Kano metropolis in what appears to be a terrorist attack that targeted a  relaxation spot  and recreational centre popular for its drinks, food, snooker and table tennis. An eyewitness told an online news medium that he counted at least 8 dead bodies, while several persons were wounded.   Reports salso say that the explosions were heard along Enugu Road and New Road, near the International Hotel. Spokesman of the joint military task force (JTF) Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the explosion , but said details would be made available to reporters “at an appropriate time.”

VIDEO: Very Embarrassing Interview on Fox News

VIDEO: Senator Yerima Insists that Marrying a 13 year old is Islamic

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In the video below, 49-year-old Senator, Ahmed Yerima who wedded his 13-year-old bride in Abuja, has come out to openly defend underage marriage. He uses his religion of Islam to defend his stance below;  

40 Killed as Boko Haram Resumes Killing Spree

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At least 43 people have been killed in separate incidents by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kaga and Kukawa local government areas of Borno State over the weekend, locals and security sources say.

"Why We Expelled Some Citizens from Lagos" Fashola

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It is no longer news that about 67 Nigerians were sometime last week "deported" from Lagos by the Lagos state government. Reasons have now been given for this unusual arrangement.

Sound of Music memorabilia sells for $1.3m

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Costumes from classic film, The Sound of Music, which i must admit is one of my favourite movies as a child have sold for $1.3m (£845,000) at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California.

Nigerian Judge Caught On Tape Negotiating Bribe To Skew Justice (PREMIUM TIMES)

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A senior Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Gambian-based Dutch businessman in return for a favourable judgment in a land dispute case

Two Cousins Committing Incest meet their Waterloo in Imo State

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Hell was let loose at Umualianya kindred Umumpe, Umuevu Okirika-Nweke in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State last Monday when a man, Mr Mathias Nwoko and his female Cousin, Angela Ihuoma Anyanwu, met their untimely death while making love.

Prostitution Camp in Lagos Where Underage Girls are Recruited

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i was in JSS3 at the time, and I was too young to understand anything. So, when I became pregnant, I told my boyfriend about it, but hedenied it and ran away. That was how I stopped going to school. After about two years, I came to Lagos to hustle. One aunty then introduced me to this business MARTHA is a 15-year-old girl endowed with beauty. But she faces a very bleak future as she is held captive in a brothel in Gbagada, a suburb of Lagos, where she has to sleep with men old enough to be her father and surrender her entire earnings to a woman designated as her aunty.

FRSC and DRTS in Turf War over Issuance of Plate Number and Drivers License

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The Directorate of Road traffic services popularly called Vehicle Inspection Office VIO has insisted that the issuance of drivers’ licence and vehicle plate number is the responsibility of the agency and not the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC.  

National Mirror Reporter Traces "Oga at the Top" to Oyo State

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Until sometime in March this year when the former Lagos State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Shem Obafaye, featured on a Channels Television interview programme, “Sunrise”, the phrase, My Oga at the Top, did not mean much to Nigerians.

Police Identify Dead Woman in Lagos Hotel Room

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  The Police in Lagos have identified the married woman whose corpse was discovered inside a hotel room in Igando area of Lagos, weekend, as Glory Abbey. The deceased, as gathered, was taken to the hotel located on 11, Otunba Oladokun Street by Lanre bus-stop by a young man whose identity was yet to be ascertained at press time.

Ifeanyi Ubah Gets Court Injunction Against His Arrest on Fuel Subsidy Fraud

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January 2012, Nigerians marched to the streets in what analysts have described as one of the biggest anti government protests ever witnessed in the country, their anger was  against the planned withdrawal of fuel subsidy. One of the demands put forward by the protesters was the prosecution of oil marketers who in collusion with some government officials defrauded the nation in the name of fuel importation. One of the culprits in the fuel subsidy fraud is Ifeanyi Ubah, the Chairman of Capital oil who has his eyes set on becoming the next governor of Anambra state. PM News reports that the multi millionaire is doing all within his power to ensure a smooth sail to Anambra state government House.

VIDEO: Child Marriage: 11Year Old Yemeni Girl Takes a Bold Decision

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As the controversy over child marriage gathers momentum in Nigeria where the Senate has passed a resolution accepting under-age marriage, Al Jazeera reports of the bold decision taken by a Yemeni child bride, who has vowed to kill herself rather than be married out at a tender age of eleven.

Nigerian Lawmakers and their Outrageous Salaries

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Nigerian federal legislators receive much higher salaries than their counterparts in wealthier countries and key developing nations, according to an analysis published by the Economist magazine.

SHOCKING!!!! Freed Inmate Refuses to Leave Prison

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It was a pathetic drama in the Owerri High Court premises Friday morning when an inmate who is believed to have awaited trial in prison for upwards of seven years was acquitted of any wrong doing and discharged by an Owerri Magistrate Court.

List of senators who voted in favour to legalize underage marriage in Nigeria

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We now know how senators voted on the constitution amendment bill which caused an uproar in the senate on Tuesday.

Nigerian Senate Approves Marriage for Under-age Girls

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The Senate of Federal republic of Nigeria has approved the marriage of under-aged children irrespective of their age in the country.

Why I’m angry With Amaechi –Patience Jonathan

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For the first time, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, gave an indication that she might be behind the crisis rocking Rivers State as she opened up on a plethora of grudges she is nursing against Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Hurray!!!! Madiba is 95

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Happy 95th Birthday to the Greatest African Leader of all time...Nelson Mandela.

7 Reasons Ladies Fall For The Wrong Men

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Here are a few reasons why women fall for the wrong man:

VIDEO: The Much Anticipated Farouk Lawan Bribery Video

Watch the much awaited video to see how Farouk Lawan a member of the House of Representatives (lower House of Parliament) 'Dishonourably" collected a 620,000 dollar bribe from Femi Otedola to have the name of his company removed from the list of oil companies involved in fuel subsidy fraud in Nigeria.

'I See Widespread Revolution" -TB Joshua Warns Nigerian Government

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Nigeria-based tele-evangelist Pastor T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations on  Sunday carried on with his message for job creation with a call to include the youth in decision-making positions or risk mass unrest.