Saturday , 1 October 2016


Recession: Niger State Subsidizes Prices Of Grains


Niger State Government has flagged off sales of N183 million worth of grains at 50 per cent subsidy, to reduce people’s hardship in the current economic recession. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that selling at the subsidised rate will be cheaper than the current market price of grains …

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Nigeria Will Enjoy ‘Complete Peace’ When IDPs Return Home – Atiku


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said that Nigeria and the North East would be at peace when the internally displaced persons returned to their homes. Complete peace could only be achieved when the displaced persons returned to their homes, farms and businesses, Atiku said while speaking at the 20th-anniversary celebration of …

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Gov Al-Makura Frees Nursing Mother, 8 Others To Mark Independence


Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura on Saturday granted amnesty to a 17-year-old nursing mother and eight other prison inmates on grounds of age. Al-Makura granted the pardon when he visited Lafia Prison as part of the activities to celebrate the country’s 56th Independence Day and 20 years of the creation …

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Hijrah 1438: Kano Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano state government has declared Tuesday, October 4th as Public Holiday to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar 1438 A.H. The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar. The state government had on Friday, 30th September, 2016 …

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Ebonyi Gov Reverse Death Sentences On 14 Prisoners, Pardons 32 Others


In an activity to mark the 56th Independence Day and 20th year of Ebonyi creation, Governor David Umahi, on Saturday ordered the reversal of death sentences on fourteen prisoners of Ebonyi origin in various prisons to life imprisonment. According to the governor, 32 inmates from the state have also been granted …

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Fire Outbreak Razes Over 50 Tankers In Delta


Over fifty petroleum tankers have so far been destroyed in a fire outbreak at the Ekpan Tankers Park near the Warri Refinery in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. The inferno which began at about 7pm on Friday was still raging at about 10am on Saturday. Delta State fire …

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Astonishment As Maggots Drop From Woman’s s*xual Organs


Residents of Olakula, Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State were witnesses to a jaw dropping spectacle as  maggots dropped from the v**ina of a woman identified as Iya Toheeb. The woman lamented “This is what my beauty has done to me o,” Spectators increased in their numbers as …

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We Will Save $10bn From Importation Of Fuel Yearly – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said Nigeria would be saving 10 billion Dollars annually from importation of petroleum products as the nation’s four refineries would soon be fully repaired. The president disclosed this in a nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary on Saturday. The President frowned at the …

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Nscdc Arrests Fake Army General In Niger


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Niger State on Saturday said it had apprehended a suspected fake army general in Minna on Monday. Commander Philip Ayuba, Commandant of NSCDC, in the state made the disclosure while presenting the suspect before newsmen in Minna. “The suspected fake army General …

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Another Nollywood Actor, Elder Maya, Dies


After a prolonged battle with liver disease, veteran Nollywod actor, Maya Ndubuigbo, aka Papa Labista, has passed on. Although news of his death filtered in on Friday, it was, however, officially announced in the early hours of Saturday by his son on Facebook. Arguably the oldest Nigerian actor, Ndubuigbo nursed …

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Abuja Girls Convert Nyanya Market To Brothel


The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Abdullahi Candido has condemned in strong terms the conversion of shops at the Nyanya market, Abuja into brothels, residential houses and schools. According to Candido, the illegal practice had contributed to hawking along the road side, thereby making the market environment embarrassing …

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Obaseki Shuts Down Benin In Jubilation


Edo State governor-elect, Mr Godwin Obaseki literary shut down Benin City,  the capital of Edo State, yesterday evening, few minutes after he was declared winner of Wednesday’s governorship election. Not long after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced his victory, the governor-elect, accompanied by his supporters, embarked on a road show in …

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Army Hands Over Boko Haram Detainees To Borno Govt


Over 348 detainees have been handed over by the Nigerian Army to the Borno State Government, reports claim. This was performed during a ceremony in Maiduguri on Saturday, in which the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, handed over the detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima. Ezugwu …

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Actor Martins Njubuigbo Is Dead


Today marks a sad day in the film industry as veteran Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo has passed on. Njubuigbo or Elder Maya as he is popularly called was reported to have died on Friday. Elder Maya, who has featured in blockbusters, including Died Wretched and Battle of Musanga, died months after battling …

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Saudi To Increase Visa Fees For Pilgrims


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will increase its charges for visas for people to visit the country in order to complete Islamic pilgrimages. The ruling Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, announced that anyone applying for a visit to complete the Hajj for a second time …

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Over 50 Petroleum Tankers In Delta Engulfed In Flames


Over 50 petroleum tankers in Delta state have been reported to have been ruined in a fire outbreak that occurred at a park. The inferno which is reported by Punch to have begun at about 7pm on Friday occured at the Ekpan Tankers Park near the Warri Refinery in Uvwie Local Government Area …

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President Buhari’s Independence Day Speech

Buhari-Budget Presentation

Today, 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore give thanks and pray for our founding fathers without whose efforts and toil we would …

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Lagos State First lady, COWLSO Donate Medical Equipment To Hospital


The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, alongside the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), donated the first state-of-the-art Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T) equipment to General Hospital in Odan, Lagos Island. Mrs Ambode, who is the chairperson of the group expressed her joy and noted …

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Margaret Emefiele, Abducted CBN Gov’s Wife Released


  Mrs Margaret Emefiele, previously abducted wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, has been released by her abductors. Mrs Emefiele was kidnapped alongside 4 others on the Benin-Agbor road, in Edo State. It isn’t clear if any ransome was paid for her release. A …

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50 Nigerian Students Detained In Turkey Over Links To Coup


The Turkish government has arrested over 50 Nigerian students upon their arrival at the capital city of Istanbul, it has been reported. The detained Nigerians were all escorted to a room and their passport confiscated by Turkish police, according to Thisday. The detainees are mainly students of Fathi University, a private university in metropolitan …

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