Tuesday , 28 June 2016


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I Warned Kuje Prison Officials Of Security Lapses – Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) has admitted knowing about security lapses at the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja, which recently experienced a jail break by two inmates. He made the disclosure in a chat with reporters shortly after carrying an on-the-spot assessment of the facility on Monday. …

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Wike Alleges “Grand Conspiracy” Against Rivers State

Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised the alarm over what he called “a grand conspiracy” to pull the state down. He raised the alarm when leaders of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday. Wike, however, assured …

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“I’ll Not Be Intimidated”, Fayose Reacts To EFCC’s Arrest Of Associate


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to the arrest of his associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele aka Abbey, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Abbey, who was initially suspected of hiding in the Ekiti Government House to evade arrest by the anti-graft agency, was alleged to …

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Boko Haram Resort To Seizing Petrol From Motorists In Yobe

Boko Haram

With the Nigerian security agencies tightening their noose around Boko Haram by putting them on the run and cutting off their source of supplies, the insurgents have now resorted to obtaining petrol by force from motorists in some parts of Yobe State. Security and local sources said the insurgents operate …

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Popular Adamawa Musician Goes Missing After Releasing Song Criticizing Politicians

Ado Daukaka

An atmosphere of uncertainty has gripped residents of Adamawa State following the disappearance of a popular musician in the state, Ado Daukaka, after his new album, which condemned corrupt practices, hit the airwave. The musician’s family said he went missing after some unknown persons visited his home in the wee …

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Varsity Lecturer Slaps Student In Niger State


A yet-to-be identified lecturer of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, has been caught on camera assaulting one of his students. In an undated video shared by Jafaar Jafaar on Facebook, the lecturer can be seen apparently asking the male student, whose identity was yet to be ascertained …

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DHQ: Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Now Disguise As Vigilantes, Hunters

local hunters

The Defence Headquarters on Monday alerted Nigerians to the latest trick used by Boko Haram insurgents fleeing Sambisa Forest, saying they now disguise as vigilantes and hunters to evade “easy detection”. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja. His …

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Dariye Trial: N1.2b Ecological Fund Was To Finance Obasanjo’s Re-election – Witness


A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, on Monday heard how the Plateau State Ecological Fund was provided to fund the re-election campaign of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003. A defence witness, Mr. Geoffrey Teme, made the disclosure during cross examination by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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Leadership Crisis: State PDP Chairmen Declare Support For Makarfi


The chairmen of state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday declared their support for the Ahmed Makarfi Caretaker Committee. The declaration of support for the Makarfi-led caretaker committee will come as a huge blow to the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction, which has continued to parade itself as …

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Plan To Retire 30 Senior Police Officers “Mere Speculation”, Says Ag. IGP

Idris Kpotun Ibrahim

The ban on road blocks across the country is still in force, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said. The Acting IGP pointed out that the ban on road block was not from the police leadership, but a directive from the Federal Government that must be …

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Nigeria Seeks $50bn Chinese Investment As Oil Production Rises


The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said Nigeria is seeking to raise between $40 billion and $50 billion from Chinese investors to fund key oil and gas projects in the country. This is just as he said Nigeria’s crude oil production, which took a massive hit …

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Edo 2016: Why We’re Conducting Fresh Guber Primaries – Sheriff Faction

Ali Modu-Sheriff

The caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State inaugurated last week by the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee, has insisted on going ahead with the governorship primaries of the party in the State on Wednesday. The newly inaugurated caretaker committee said it would not …

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Ekiti Youths Stage Pro-Fayose Protest, Lampoon Buhari, APC


A massive protest led by some youth, including students of tertiary institutions, took place in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Monday, in support of embattled Governor Ayodele Fayose. The protesters, who took the streets of the state capital in their numbers, condemned what they described as the rascality and …

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FG Declares “Nutrition Emergency” In Borno

Malnourished child

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday said malnutrition in Borno state is the first emergency the newly constituted ECOWAS Centre for Disease Control will be saddled with. This is just as the minister declared a “nutrition emergency” in Borno, adding, “We stand to lose 80 children each …

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Forgery Trial: Cabals Have Hijacked Executive Powers From Buhari, Saraki Alleges


The embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has alleged that cabals have seized the apparatus of the Executive from President Muhammadu Buhari and using it to pursue what he termed a “nefarious agenda”. Saraki, who made the allegation Monday after appearing at a federal high Court alongside his …

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Kolawole Bows Out As Awunah Takes Over As New Police Spokesman

Donald N. Awunah

In his first major appointment as Acting Inspector-General Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris has appointed DCP Don Awunah as the new Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO). Awunah takes over from acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole, who was the police image maker from August 2015 to June, 2016. In her remarks on …

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Court Judgment: I Remain Abia Governor, Says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged people of the state to remain calm and not panic over the Monday’s judgment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which sacked him from office. Justice Okon Abang, who delivered ruling in a case of alleged falsification of tax …

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Army Probes ‘Cash-For-Soldiers-Escort’ Along Borno Highways

source: premiumtimesng.com

Allegations of bribery leveled against soldiers on counter-insurgency operations in the North-East are currently being investigated, the Nigerian Army has said. Some soldiers have been accused of demanding financial gratification from civilians before escorting them on highways in Borno State. During the height of Boko Haram insurgency, the highway leading …

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I Lost N50b To CBN’s New FOREX Policy – Dangote

Aliko Dangote and Godwin Emefiele

The world’s richest black man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has revealed that his company lost N50billion as a result of the flexible foreign exchange policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Dangote made the disclosure in a chat with newsmen weekend when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo …

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How Persecution By Obasanjo Led To Creation Of Atiku Media Office – Aide


The Media Adviser to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mazi Paul Ibe, has explained the reason behind the setting up of the Atiku Media Office, AMO. Ibe, who is head of the office, said it was established in response to the political travails of the former vice president. Speaking at …

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