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Yero Turbaned As Dallatun Zazzau

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The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, on Saturday conferred the traditional title of Dallatun Zazzau on the Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero. The title is bestowed on prominent and selected citizens of the emirate. The ceremony took place at the emir’s palace in Zaria City with thousands ... Read More »

Alleged defiler-DPO Breaks Down In Detention, Blames The Devil For His Predicament

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The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Onikan police station, in Lagos, Mr Adekunle Awe, who was accused of cajoling a woman into having unprotected s*x with him in his office, reportedly wept in the cell where he is being held pending when investigations are concluded into the matter and he ... Read More »

States Support Total Removal Of Fuel Subsidy At FAAC Meeting

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The federal government might have finally gotten the support it needs to complete remove fuel subsidy from the books of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) as it enjoyed an overwhelming support by all the states of the federation, according to Thisday sources. Although none of its governors raised objection ... Read More »

I’m Now In Abuja, Catch Me If You Can – Shekau Dares Security Agencies


If the recent video released by leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau yesterday, in which he claimed responsibility for Monday morning’s bombing in Nyanya, that resulted in the death of over 71 persons, is anything to go by, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and indeed other parts ... Read More »

Nigerian Students In Malaysia Want Justice On Illegal Arrests, ‘Murder’


Constant intimidation, harassment and illegal arrests and even murder carried out on Nigerian students by Malaysian authorities while staffers of the Nigerian High Commission are indifferent in complete disregard of their diplomatic responsibilities of protecting them have raised serious concern for the students who say they are fed up. In ... Read More »

Police Officer Caught On Video Beating Woman Now In Custody


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a police officer caught on video beating a civilian woman in the state. In a statement released by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, on his website,, the police PRO affirmed that the officer, Cpl Muhammed Nasir with Force Number, 229057, ... Read More »

Easter: NSCIA Felicitates With Christians, Renews Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence


The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has renewed calls for the need to sustain peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in the country. In its goodwill message to Christians in the country, sent to the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the umbrella body for ... Read More »

CAN Urges Nigerians To Reflect On Unity At Easter


The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of Easter to reflect on the nation’s unity and progress. The call was contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by the CAN president to mark the Easter celebration. ... Read More »

Police Stops Pro-Jonathan Rally In Bayelsa


Members of a pro-Jonathan group were yesterday stopped from holding a rally by the police in Bayelsa State, over alleged infiltration of the group by miscreants. The group, New Dawn Initiative Development, it was learnt, is made up of members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state loyal ... Read More »

Police Denies Rumor Of Bomb Scare In Bayelsa


The Bayelsa Police Command on Saturday in Yenagoa said rumour of a bomb scare making the rounds in the state capital was untrue. The rumour followed the arrest of a suspect alleged to be carrying explosives in a bag. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was pandemonium earlier in ... Read More »

Bags Dropped Off Cause Bomb Scare In Yenegoa

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Residents of PDP Road in the Yenizue-Gene suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were, yesterday, thrown into panic following a bomb scare. The incident occurred at about 1.30pm, close to an estate housing air force personnel when a man reportedly dropped two bags suspected to be laden with explosives. Though ... Read More »

Nyako Fires Back, Calls Jonathan’s Govt The Most Confused, Corrupt And Incompetent Regime Ever


The presidency and Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako have continued trading words over terror attacks in the state and the north eastern region. Nyako fired back at the presidency, following remarks by presidential aide, Doyin Okupe. He accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being incompetent. Speaking through his Director of Press ... Read More »

Nyako Unfit To Be Governor, Presidency Says

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The war of words between Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and the Presidency continued last night on genocide in the North. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, slammed Nyako for daring to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan and said Nyako did not deserve ... Read More »

14 More Kidnapped School Girls Escape From Boko Haram

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Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said. The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area of Borno state has been described as among ... Read More »

Presidency Stops Payment For ‘Useless’ Abuja CCTV


Embarrassed by the failure of the Federal Government’s N76 billion closed circuit television (CCTV) project, otherwise known as Nigerian Public Security Communications System, NPSCS to contribute to the fight against terrorism, the presidency has cancelled a request by the Ministry of Police Affairs to pay additional N3 billion to the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Help From Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab – American Security Expert

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A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria. Rawlins, a US ... Read More »

FG Approves Q2 Fuel Import Allocation To Forestall Scarcity

In a bid to forestall a repeat of the recent acute fuel scarcity caused by the late release of the first quarter 2014 fuel import allocation, the Federal Government has approved the release of the import allocation for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the private Oil Marketing and Trading ... Read More »

Sultan Hints On Setting Up Girls-only University


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Saturday, reiterated the commitment of the Sultanate Council to the education of the girl-child, debunking the notion that Islam is against the education of women. In furtherance of the Sultanate’s commitment, he added that preparations had reached advanced stage for the establishment of ... Read More »

77 Feared Dead In Fulani Herdsmen Attack On Taraba Village


About 77 people lost their lives during the crises between some Fulani herdsmen and the indigenous people of Wukari, Taraba State few days ago, the Red Cross yesterday said. Meanwhile, the Traditional Ruler of Wukari, (Aku Uka), His Royal Highness Shakarau Angyu who briefed the state’s Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba ... Read More »

Easter: First Lady Urges Nigerians To Pray For Peace

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has urged Nigerians, particularly Christians and women, to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the country. ‎ Jonathan’s plea was contained in an Easter message issued in Abuja on Saturday and signed by her Media Assistant, Mr Ayo Adewuyi. She called on ... Read More »

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