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Jonathan To Meet Obama, Ban Ki-Moon As He Attends UN General Assembly


President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday left Abuja for New York to attend the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement. Abati said that Jonathan would attend receptions to be hosted by President Barack ... Read More »

Prelate Of Presbyterian Church Condemns Death Sentence On 12 Soldiers


The Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Emele Uka, has condemned the recent death sentence by firing squad pronounced on 12 soldiers by the General Court Martial of the Army. The soldiers were found guilty of mutiny by an army ... Read More »

Adamawa IDPs Reject Relief Materials Donated By State APC


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Madagali, Gulak, Michika and Bazza local government areas of Adamawa State have rejected relief materials donated to them by the Adamawa State chairman of All Progressives Congress, Hon. Binta Garba Masi. The IDPs said what was paramount to them was the return of peace so ... Read More »

Kidnapped Girl R*ped Everyday By Boko Haram Members – Stephen Davis

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A girl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents was r*ped everyday, sometimes several times a day by groups of men, Australian Boko Haram negotiator, Stephen Davis has revealed. Davis made this known in his reply to leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Dokubo-Asari, who has once expressed ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: FG Investigating Mystery Aircraft, Says Obanikoro


Senator Musliu Obanikoro, the Minister of state for Defence, on Friday said investigations were ongoing to unravel the mystery of the aircraft that allegedly caused the collapse of a guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Synagogue Church of All Nations had claimed that ... Read More »

Oyedepo Defends ‘Exorbitant’ Fees Charged By Private Varsities, Reason He Doesn’t Reply Critics


President and founder of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has defended what many consider to be the exorbitant tuition fees charged by the church’s schools, describing the provision of quality education as an expensive venture. Oyedepo defended the fees while addressing journalists on Friday ... Read More »

Ebola: Fashola Visits First Consultant Hospital, Pledges To Replace Equipment Discarded During Decontamination


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has assured First Consultant Medical Centre of the support of his government towards mitigating the impact of the losses it incurred during the treatment of the index case of the Ebola virus disease and the attendant crisis that ensued. The governor made the pledge when ... Read More »

Fuel Sacrcity: Abuja Residents Call For DPR’s Intervention


Some residents of Abuja on Saturday appealed to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to monitor the distribution of fuel in the metropolis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many filling stations had long queues on Saturday. A housewife, Mrs Linda Candy, said she had been on the queue for ... Read More »

Youth Unemployment: NOA Introduces ‘Employment By Merit’ Initiative


The National Orientation Agency (NOA), says it has developed an initiative called “Employment by Merit” designed to curb the menace of youth unemployment and restiveness in the country. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Mr Paul Odenyi, Assistant Director Press, and made available to ... Read More »

Jonathan Visits Scene Of Synagogue Building Collapse, Mulls Meeting With Govs


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said he would convene a meeting of Nigeria’s state governors to fashion out ways of averting building collapse in the country. Mr. Jonathan, who made this known when he visited the scene of last Friday’s building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in ... Read More »

Benue To Create Additional 12 Local Government Councils – Suswam


Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue said arrangements had been concluded to create 12 additional local government councils in the state in order to stimulate grassroots development. Suswam who spoke on Saturday in Vandeikya Local Government Area, during the flag-off of the state’s free medical services, said the seven-man committee charged ... Read More »

Officers Arrest Man After Breaking Into White House


A man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said. After scaling the fence on the north side of the White House at around 7:20pm ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgents Storm Market; Kill Many, Cart Away Food Items

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Several people have been killed as Boko Haram gunmen dressed in police and army uniforms stormed a crowded market in Borno State, while also carting away food, according to witnesses. Dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a rocket-propelled ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Leaders To Speak The Truth


The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday called on all leaders to harbour no fear in speaking out the truth. The sultan was speaking when he received former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in his palace in Sokoto. Abubakar said “Traditional rulers are ... Read More »

FG Not Doing Enough To End Boko Haram Insurgency – Catholic Bishops


The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of doing very little to put an end to the rising insecurity and the unending killings in the country. The Bishops, who issued a statement during their Second Annual Plenary in Warri, Delta State, said the meeting has daily ... Read More »

Insurgency Slowing The Pace Of Development Projects In North-East – Maku

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The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has urged northern elders and youths to strive to ensure that peace reigned in the region for development to thrive. Maku made the call on Friday in Abuja at the Ministerial Press conference where the Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, appeared to ... Read More »

PENGASSAN, NUPENG Suspend Planned Strike


The labour unions in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) Workers on Friday resolved to suspend their planned strike, which would have shut down the entire country had it gone on as planned. It ... Read More »

Dankwambo Appoints New VC For Gombe State University


The governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has appointed Ibrahim Umar as the new Vice Chancellor of Gombe State University, GSU. Notice of the appointment is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abubakar Sammani, in Gombe on Friday. The statement quoted Mr. Sammani ... Read More »

Group Asks FG To Immortalise Gani Fawehinmi


A non-governmental organisation, Edoni-Iza Freemen Educational Foundation has called on the Federal Government to dedicate a day to be called Gani Fawehinmi Day to give people the opportunity to promote good ideologies and patriotism. The President of the group, Comrade Lucky Isiki, who spoke in Yenagoa on the occasion of ... Read More »

Sierra Leonean Human Trafficker Arrested In Enugu


A Sierra Leonean, who specialises in trafficking women out of Nigeria for prostitution has been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu State Command. The Immigration Comptroller, Mr. Bashir Ismail, disclosed this in Enugu, yesterday, that Mr. Koffi Hassan, the human traffic kingpin, who had been on their wanted list, ... Read More »

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