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BAYELSA NEWS: JTF arrests 11 pipeline vandals, shuts down 27 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

LEGISREPORTS NG - Operatives of the Joint Task Force, JTF, code named Operation Pulo Shield have arrested 11 oil theft suspects, and shut down 27 illegal refineries in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states.   Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Tuesday in Yenagoa said the successes were recorded from July 26 to August9, 2013.   The statement disclosed that five of the susp ...

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STRIKE: FG to ASUU: There’s no resources to meet your demands

LEGISREPORTS NG - An end to the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities over its disagreement with the Federal Government seems not to be in sight as the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday bluntly said that government hadn't the resources to meet the union's demand.   The Finance Minister's position suggests the federal government's unwillingness to succumb ...

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INSECURITY: Why Security agencies should be alert in Plateau – Senator Pwajok

LEGISREPORTS NG - Senator Gyang Pwajok has called on security agencies in Plateau state to stay alert rather that celebrate the increasing influx of people into Jos, the state capital, which he said could be as a result of insurgents fleeing from areas under tight security conditions. The lawmaker also demanded stiffer measures to safeguard Plateau borders with Bauchi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Taraba states.He ...

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POLITICS: Rivers PDP Carpets State Govt over unpaid July salaries of Civil Servants

LEGISREPORTS NG - The PDP in Rivers State has decried failure of the State Government to pay Civil Servants their salary for the month of July.   A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the PDP Chairman Jerry Needam wandered why the State Government is allegedly insensitive to the plight of the Civil Servants.   The Leadership of the PDP in the state said Civil servants in the State has bee ...

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POLITICS: Delta Speaker Hails Okagbare

LEGISREPORTS NG - The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon (Engr.) Victor Ochei has applauded Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare for winning a silver medal in the long jump event at the on- going  IAAF World Championship at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow Russia. Hon Ochei posited that Okagbare attainment is the product of perseverance and commitment, which are necessary ingredients for achie ...

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NEWS FLASH: 44 worshippers brutally murdered by gunmen in mosque

LEGISREPORTS NG - Emerging reports indicate that at least 44 worshippers have been brutally shot dead at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, officials say.   LEGISREPORTS gathered that the killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only filtered in on Monday.   The attack occurred in Konduga in Borno state, 35km (22 miles) from the state capital of Maiduguri.   It wou ...

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BAYELSA NEWS: Bayelsa Govt, AGIP move to combat oil theft in Bayelsa

LEGISREPORTS NG - Bayelsa state Government and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, Monday resolved to partner to fight the scourge of crude oil theft in the state.   Agip  had recently shut its oil field in the state, attributing the action to the activities of crude oil thieves vandalizing the company's facilities and stealing the crude.   At the meeting between the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral ...

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POLITICS: Jonathan in closed door meeting with security chiefs

LEGISREPORTS NG - President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday was in a closed door meeting with Security Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, one that lasted for about two hours. Despite attempts to get the Security Chiefs to disclose the agenda behind the sudden meeting, same was futile as they declined making any comments whatsoever. There was also no official statement by the Presidency on the purpose of t ...

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POLITICS: Senator Kaka to PDP: Leave Nigeria alone, don’t hold us down

LEGISREPORTS NG - Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka has told the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party to back down from power if it has run out of ideas on how to administer Nigeria.   The lawmaker attributed the growing problem of insecurity to the ruling party's desperation to cling to power at any cost.   Senator kaka made this known d ...

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POLITICS: NGF – Jang faction sues for peace and unity among Governors

LEGISREPORTS NG - Apparently disturbed by the lingering crisis which has caused a deepening rift among members of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, the Jang faction during Sunday's meeting summoned at the instance of its Chairman, Jonah Jang, has disclosed that moves to reconcile aggrieved members is already in motion and underway. Speaking to newsmen just before the close of the meeting, Akwa Ibom State Gover ...

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