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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

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Ndigbo honour Obi, Oduah, Ihejirika, others tomorrow F

ORMER Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State; former Aviation Minister Princess Stella Oduah, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and former Minister of Power, Prof. Bath Nnaji, are among prominent Igbo people, slated to be honoured tomorrow in Lagos for their outstanding contributions to nation building. The former public officers are being recognized for their diligence, hard work and sense of purpose, and for excelling in service delivery

Chibok abduction will end terror in Nigeria —Jonathan

MEETNG... President Goodluck Jonathan (r), with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle during a meeting in Abuja yesterday.


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•Northern govs, US partner to end insecurity NNPC raises alarm over smear campaign against GMD

HE Management of TPetroleum the Nigerian National Corporation,

NNPC, has raised the alarm over what it termed desperate attempt by some nondescript internet fraudsters to desecrate the

character and personae of its Group Managing Director, Engr. Andrew Yakubu. The Corporation noted that some hackers and internet scam artists had broken into the personal email account of the NNPC



WEFA: NECO shifts exams date nationwide ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja

ATIONAL Examinations N Council (NECO) yesterday announced a shift in its Basic Education Certificate Examination from May 8 to May 10 because of the World Economic Forum Africa (WEFA). Registrar of NECO, Prof. Promise Okpala, who disclosed the change in date in an interview with Daily Champion in Abuja, said that the examination time-table had to be adjusted because Continues on P. 6

Uwechue for burial today P. 4

Boko Haram blows up bridge in Borno •Military kills armed bandits in 3 Northern states

small bridge in Borno A State linking Nigeria to Cameroon was yesterday

GMD early kon Wednesday and have been using the account to send all manners of scam letters and phantom contract deals to some highly placed Continues on P. 6

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blown up by suspected members of Boko Haram sect causing mass destruction and confusion. The bombing occurred on the outskirts of Gamboru Ngala, site of

Monday attack by the sect which claimed the lives of over 300 residents of the village. At least 30 people were killed during the lateThursday afternoon bombing incident, Continues on P. 7

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