Monday , 27 June 2016


Stop Intimidating Fayose, Federal Lawmakers From Ekiti Warn EFCC


National Assembly members from Ekiti State have cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against allowing itself to be used by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government. to intimidate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. A statement issued on Sunday and signed on behalf of the caucus by the …

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NDLEA Arrests 120 Suspects In Kaduna


At least 120 suspected drugs traffickers and addicts have been arrested by the NDLEA in Kaduna State from January to date. “The agency arrested 74 suspected drug traffickers, seized 15.342 tons of illicit drugs, secured 10 convictions and rehabilitated 68 drugs addicts from January to March,” State Commander, Mr Samuel …

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Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Adamawa


Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked the village of Koh, few kilometers from Yola the Adamawa State, capital. According to eyewitness report, the herdsmen stormed the village on Sunday morning killing a farmer and injuring five members of the community. Five herdsmen were also killed in the attack. The attack is …

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FG Cautions Farmers Against Paying To Access Agric Loans


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Saturday cautioned Nigerian farmers and associations not to pay any money to persons or group for the purpose of accessing agricultural loans. This came following reports that the APC Secretary (Bayelsa State) alleged that fraudsters had duped unsuspecting members of …

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Police Withdraws Mobile Police Officers From Security Aide Assignments


The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Idris has withdrawn the services of mobile police officers attached to individuals as security ‎aides. Speaking at the passing out parade of 59 Squadron Commanders Combat Operation Course at the Police Mobile Force Training School in Ila Orangun, Osun …

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Niger Delta Avengers Demands Referendum


The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call for a referendum for Nigerians to decide if they want to stay as one country or not, just like Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), David Cameron did over the UK membership of the European Union. The …

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11 Nigerians Deported From Spain


The Spanish Government on Friday deported 11 Nigerians alleged to have committed various crimes in the country. This came less than 48 hours after the United States deported 41 Nigerians for similar reasons. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees, comprising 10 males and one female, arrived …

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Army Dismisses Allegations On Funds Diversion


The Nigerian Army will not be distracted in its resolve to end Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole gave this assurance while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday. The Commander was reacting to an online publication alleging diversion …

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Lagos State Government Releases 108 Housing Units At Agege

akinwumi ambode

In furtherance of Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s promise to continue with provision of decent and affordable housing to Lagosians, the State Government has released 108 housing units for sale at Oko Oba, Agege. According to the General Manager, Lagos State Mortgage Board, Mr. Dehinde Tunwashe, 54 units will be on a …

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Security: Ambode Receives N10m Donation From Lebanese Community

Lagos State, Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday received a donation of N10 million from the Lebanese Nigerian Initiative (LNI) for the State Security Trust Fund, charging the body to continue to do more for the State. The Governor, who spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja when he received the …

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Corruption: We Will Soon Go After Banks ~ EFCC Chairman


Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated his commitment to prosecute any corrupt individual or institutions despite being critized heavily for selective anti-graft campaign. Mr Magu expressed worries over the involvement of banks in money laundering sounding out ‘private banking’ as the vehicle for …

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Pipeline Bombing: Buhari Begs Niger Delta Militants


President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with militants to have a change of heart and stop bombing of oil and gas installations across the Niger Delta as their activities has brought the economy to its knees. While hosting leaders of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) at the Presidential Villa yesterday, …

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Ramadan: Buhari Hosts APC Leaders


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted leaders and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to observe the breaking of the Ramadan fast for the day. The president has been hosting different groups and individuals to dinners since the Ramadan fast started earlier in the month. On Monday, he hosted …

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IOM Trains Stakeholders To Improve Response To Humanitarian Crisis In Northeast


The International Office of Migration (IOM) has conducted a four-day training from 20 to 23 June in Maiduguri Borno state on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for government agencies and organizations responsible for camp management and emergency response. Participants were trained on specific issues such as Global Trends on …

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FG Appoints NEXIM Bank As Managing Agent Of Export Stimulating Facility


The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) has been appointed by the Federal Government as managing agent of the newly introduced Export Stimulation and Export Rediscounting and Refinancing facilities to support the dwindling export market and boost the country’s revenues and foreign exchange earnings. In a statement released by the Bank during …

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Buhari Praises Cameron Over Decision To Resign


President Muhammadu Buhari says the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron following the British vote to leave the European Union “is a demonstration of courage by a democratic leader who respects the will of the people, even if he didn’t agree with their decision”. In a statement on Friday …

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Nigerians Want A Referendum On Biafra


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) are in the frontline of the campaign for a new state. While the federal government has insisted it is committed to keeping Nigeria as one nation, the groups have continued to …

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Wike Urges Labour Unions To Make Strike Their Last Option

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike has advised labour unions to only resolve tor strike as the last option in trade disputes, so as to stem the tide of development challenges witnessed as a result of the frequency of strikes in the country. “I believe that strikes should serve as …

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New Militant Group Emerges, Demands Niger Delta Republic


A new militant group, Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta (ADFND) has emerged in the region, threatening to cripple the oil industry across the nine Niger Delta states unless the Federal Government grants them, “Niger Delta Republic in the next couple of days.” In a statement by its leader, Commander …

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Soldier Shoots Policeman In Borno As They Clash Over Relief Material In Borno


A soldier allegedly shot a police officer in the foot near the Borno State Deputy Governor’s office, venue of the distribution of relief materials for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Maiduguri. “In the morning hours of today (yesterday), there was an unfortunate fracas between a soldier and a policeman around …

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