Jonathan: There Shall Be a New Govt Come May 29
The President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan yesterday at a Media chat has assured Nigerians, that on the 29th of May 2015, a new government would be sworn in to lead the country for the next four years.
Jonathan, stated that his government was fully committed to overseeing credible, free and fair elections on March 28 and April 11 that would invariably result in the inauguration of a new administration. and he prepared to hand over to a new government if he lost in a free, fair and credible presidential election in March.
“If in 2011, I said that I will conduct free and fair elections and if I lose I will happily go home, and it should be recorded that at that time, no African sitting president had lost an election. But within this period, a number of African sitting presidents have lost elections.
Disaster Averted in Borno as 147 Bombs are Recovered
A major disaster was averted in Borno State with the recovery of 147 cluster bombs at a village in the state by security agents.
The state commissioner Commissioner of Police, Mr. Clement Adoda, when briefing newsmen at press conference in Maiduguri on Tuesday, said the bombs were recovered from a distance of about 27 kilometres from the state capital, at Auno village in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
He said the combined team of bomb disposal unit, policemen and troops attached to Jakana area led by Capt. Daniel Yakubu sighted the explosives, recovered and destroyed them in good time without injuries or damages to lives and property.
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Pipelines vandalised 200 times in six months –FG
TheFederal Government on Wednesday said over 200 incidences of crude oil and gas pipeline vandalism were recorded in the past six months, the
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo made this known while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, he said the sabotage of the pipelines by vandals had constrained gas supply to the power plants, a development that had seriously affected electricity supply.
“Over 200 incidences were recorded on the Trans Niger crude pipeline in the East, affecting Okoloma gas supply. These regular interruptions on the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline affect gas supply in the West. Sabotage incidents have constrained gas supply to power plants and held generation at less than 4,500MW.”
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Angry youth burn 7 suspected ritualists in Benue
On Tuesday, seven suspected ritualists were set ablaze in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.
A witness, Toryila Adamgbe, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday via telephone that the suspected ritualists murdered a child of about 11 years after they failed to kill his uncle.
Mr. Adamgbe said the child was on Monday night shot in the head and died on the spot and this made the youths of the community angry so they took laws into their hands, and burnt the suspects alive in three locations within Naka, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government.
It was gathered that some parents of the burnt men picked the remains of their children for burial; but the bodies of those burnt beyond recognition were left unclaimed till Wednesday morning
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