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President-elect to emerge today –Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that despite the extension of Saturday’s elections till Sunday in some parts of the country, the results of the presidential poll will be declared on Monday(today). INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, gave the assurance   as some of results from wards, local government areas …

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Chibok girls are in Gwoza, freed captive says

More than 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram from government secondary school, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014 are in Gwoza, The Cable, an online medium, on Wednesday quoted Mbutu Papka, a woman who was recently freed after eight months in the sect’s captivity, to have said. Papka, …

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Gun-wielding soldiers ransack vehicles

Travellers to Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states were briefly delayed on Wednesday as gun-wielding soldiers manning strategic points on the highway stopped their buses for search. The soldiers peeped into the boots of the buses, asked the drivers about the contents of the bags and thereafter waved to them to …

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Why I’m being attacked over card readers — Jega

INEC-Attahiru-Jega

ABUJA—Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, Wednesday, said he has no regrets for insisting on deploying Smart Card Reader machines for the conduct of the general election, saying he knew that the decision would attract unwarranted attacks on his integrity as a person. Would-be riggers the …

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Ludacris’ Favorite Movie Is ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

Ludacris’ taste in movies will definitely surprise you. The 37-year-old Southern rapper isn’t ashamed to profess his love for The Devil Wears Prada, starring Anne Hathaway as the naive, just-graduated Andy Sachs, and Meryl Streep as her ruthless fashion magazine boss Miranda Priestly. “I’m dead-ass serious. I love that movie,” …

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Shortage supply of dollars

Most firms in Nigeria seeking to utilise and remit US dollars overseas are finding it extremely difficult to purchase FOREIGN EXCHANGE due to the shortage of supply of the greenback in the economy, THISDAY has learnt. According to findings, some firms now resort to the black market for dollar purchases. …

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FEC approved N1.43tn contracts in 2014

Against the backdrop of criticisms that the recent removal of distribution losses from electricity tariffs and the subsequent reduction of the amount payable by consumers was a political move, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said the decision is based on its technical work. NERC had last week announced that …

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Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger

US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in the US. Shares in Kraft jumped more than 40% on the news. The deal was engineered by Heinz’s owners, the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, and …

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Julius Berger mulls partnership with power sector investors

Construction giant, Julius Berger, has said it is considering potential partnerships with credible investors willing to invest in the upgrade of Nigeria’s electricity supply systems. Julius Berger, like General Electric (GE), which has staked claims in Nigeria’s emerging electricity industry with investments in capacity upgrade and technology transfer, has indicated …

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Philippe Coutinho on his fears about joining Liverpool

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho says he feared he wouldn’t get a chance to make his mark at the club. Having failed to establish himself as an Inter Milan player, the Brazilian playmaker admits he had reservations about his switch to Anfield and thought he might once again find himself wasting …

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