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Angry youths pelt Jonathan's convoy with stones in Jalingo, Taraba State




Staff, (Punch) President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy was again stoned on Thursday by some aggrieved youths in Jalingo, Taraba State. Jonathan was in the city in continuation of the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential rally.

 

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Woman accuses Lebanese couple of torture in Ogun State




Olaleye Aluko, (Punch) A woman, Mrs. Grace Okpara, has reported to the police that she was allegedly tortured by her bosses, who are Lebanon nationals. Our correspondent gathered that Grace worked as a cleaner at a logistics company in Ibafo, Ogun State, where the Lebanese couple - Joseph and Hala Yasbek - were members of the management.

Isreali media reveals how US halted the country's arms sale to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram terrorists




Emeka Mamah, (Vanguard) US officials told The Jerusalem Post that such transfer of armaments must be consistent with a policy directive revised by President Barack Obama in January, which outlines the criteria for conventional weapons sales.

Tricks Nigerians play, some bordering on abormination, to travel abroad




Ijeoma Opara, (Guardian) What is spectacular, however, is the length and 'ingenuity' some of these travellers adopt to achieve their aim. ... Luck, however, ran out on father and daughter, as the scam was exposed by one of Adesanya's workers at the Immigrations office in the UK.

Poll shift may return military rule -Ex-Generals




Staff, (Punch) They warned that the postponement might lead to anarchy in the country, which, according to them, may lead to military intervention. A former Director of Procurement in the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier-General Ayodele Ojo (retd.), in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, described the recent call made by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the general elections to be postponed as a step towards military rule.

Boko Haram attacks: Kerry to visit Nigeria 'in a couple of days'




Staff, (Vanguard) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos that he would visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram.

Bauchi youths stone minister, others at Jonathan's rally




Armstrong Bakam, (Punch) There was pandemonium on Thursday at the Ibrahim Babangida Square, Venue of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign rally in Bauchi as angry youths pelted dignitaries at the event with dangerous objects like hammer, stones and slippers among other things.