Sunday , 26 February 2017

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Emir Of Katsina Loses Mother

The Katsina Emirate Council on Saturday announced the death of Hajia Aminatu Mai Babban Daki, mother of the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman. Alhaji Bello Mamman, Secretary, Katsina Emirate Council, who announced her demise, said that Aminatu died on Saturday in Katsina, after a protracted illness. “She is …

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Explosive Kills Soldiers, Two Others In Niger

A hand-held grenade exploded on Saturday at Bari village, Bangi Local Government Area of Niger, killing a soldier and two villagers. According to Bala Elkalla, spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, the explosive also injured four other villagers. Mr. Elkalla said the soldier, who is serving in Maiduguri, obtained …

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Gov Amosun Rescues Accident Victims

The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Saturday was on hand to rescue victims of a car accident along Akure-Ondo Highway. The governor, reports said was on his way back from the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, in Akure, when he stopped at the scene of …

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FG Recalls 2 Sacked NCAA Directors

The Federal Government has recalled two out of the nine directors who were sacked from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Friday. The duo are Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi,Director of Consumer Protection, and Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon, Director of General Aviation. Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, confirmed the …

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Air Force Bombs Boko Haram Location In Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet has struck Boko Haram insurgents hiding at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa said. Famuyiwa said that intelligence report by sister surface forces indicated that remnants of fleeing insurgents were gathered at the location, about 10 kms Southwest …

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Southern Kaduna Crisis Has Been Exagerated By Those Benefiting From It – Police Commissioner

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh on Friday said the crisis in Southern Kaduna has been largely exaggerated and used as a propaganda by those benefitting from it. Abeh said in Kafanchan while giving update on the security situation in the area, that some community leaders in the area were compounding the issues …

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Welder, Electrician Arrested While Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine At Lagos Airport

  Two suspected drug traffickers were on Friday apprehended by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar. Oluwasheto Abiodun, a 39-year-old electrician …

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Smugglers Abandon 6.155kg Of Heroin At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday discovered heroin weighing 6.155kg abandoned by drug smugglers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos State. Ahmadu Garba, the Commander of the NDLEA at the airport made this disclosure while displaying the banned substance to newsmen. He said the drug which came in …

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Over 200 PDP Members Defect To APC In Delta

More that two hundred members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State have defected to the All Progressive Congress, (APC). Led by a former chieftain of the PDP in Kokori ward 6, Ethiope East local government area of the State, Chief Johnbull Efe Oviri Onochojare, the members cited lack of internal …

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FUT Minna Orders 44 Students To Withdraw From University

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State on Friday ordered 44 students from different faculties to withdraw from the school over poor academic performance and examination malpractice. Lydian Ledgu, the School’s Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Minna. According to …

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Nigeria Police Force To Recruit 10,000 Personnel Annually

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the force will henceforth recruit no fewer than 10,000 personnel annually to enhance its operations. Mr. Idris disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when he addressed officers of Zone 10 of the force in Sokoto, comprising Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara state commands. He …

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Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Successfully Conducts Cardiac Pacemaker Implantation

The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, in Kano Statehas successfully conducted a cardiac pacemaker implantation on 87-year-old Shehu Bashir-Nababa. The hospital’s Deputy Director of Information, Aminu Inuwa, disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Kano. Mr. Inuwa in a statement said that the operation conducted by a team of medical …

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Akeredolu Sworn In As 7th Ondo State Governor

Gov Akeredolu on Friday took his oath of office in Akure, the Ondo State capital The inaugural ceremony was attended by many dignitaries, including the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, serving governors and former governors. The newly sworn-in governor in his address promised to …

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Massive Shakeup In NCAA As FG Sacks All Directors

All the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been sacked by the Federal Government on Friday. According to a report by the Nation their removal is with immediate effect. Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation made the announcement as he directed the affected officials to immediately hand …

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EFCC Dissociates Self From Pinnacle Company

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a statement dissociating itself from the activities of Pinnacle Trading & Investment Company which has been parading itself as auctioneer of the commission. The commission on Friday said the company and its agents have been parading themselves as auctioneers purportedly appointed by …

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Abuja Airport Closure: Aviation Minister Invites Foreign Airlines To Inspect Kaduna Airport

Ahead of the March 8 closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has invited foreign airline operators to inspect the Kaduna International Airport. Sirika extended the invitation during a meeting with the representatives of the foreign airlines operating on the Abuja …

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25 INEC Staff Face Disciplinary Actions Over Rivers Rerun Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to discipline 25 personnel indicted in the December 10 Rivers State re-run elections. INEC said that the indicted members of staff of the commission would be prosecuted by the police for their alleged role in the re-run. A statement by Mr. Solomon …

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INEC Approves November 18 For Anambra Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, has said that the commission has approved 18 November, 2017 for the conduct of the Anambra governorship election. Disclosing this on Thursday in Abuja, Soyebi said the 1999 Constitution as amended, and the Electoral Act, had stipulated that the earliest day for the …

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Mimiko Formally Hands Over To Akeredolu

Outgoing Governor of Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday night formally handed over the instruments of power to the Governor-elect, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, (SAN), as the seventh governor of the State. Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nov.26 governorship …

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Osinbajo Summons IGP Over Kidnap OF German Archaeologists

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was on Thursday summoned by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo over the abduction of two German archaeologists, Prof. Peter Breunig and Mr Johannes Behringer in Kaduna State. It was gathered that the Acting President was briefed by the IGP on efforts the security …

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