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Mismanagement Of Resources Nigeria’s Main Problem – Obasanjo

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday lamented that mismanagement of resources has been Nigeria’s major problem. However, he expressed optimism that the country will be better. “I am an incurable optimist about this country, and may be because I have seen a little bit in my short span of life, ... Read More »

9 Killed By Boko Haram In Borno Town

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At least nine persons were on Wednesday killed by suspected members of the terrorist group Boko Haram, in Shani town, headquarters of Shani local government area of Borno state, a fleeing resident of the town told Thisday on Friday. According to the resident who asked to remain anonymous, the insurgents ... Read More »

International Women Day: Minister Felicitates With Women Over Contributions To National Development

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The Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Friday lauded the efforts of women over their contribution to social cohesion and national development. Addressing newsmen in Abuja as part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Maina said it was a time for women ... Read More »

Shettima Lauds Military Recapture Of Areas From Boko Haram

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Gov. Kashim Shetima of Borno has commended the gallantry of the Nigerian military in recapturing some of the areas that were taken over by Boko Haram. Shetima made the commendation in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Friday. He said that government would give the military all the moral ... Read More »

Troops Gain Full Control of Mafa in Borno – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters said on Thursday that Nigerian troops were now in full control of Mafa, Borno, after clearing terrorists from the town on Wednesday evening. This information is conveyed in a statement posted on the official website of the Defence Headquarters. The statement said “troops are now in full ... Read More »

Boko Haram Set To Engage Military In Gwoza, Asks Women, Children To Leave Town

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Terrorists, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, currently being dislodged from a number of their earlier seized towns by the multinational joint task forces, have regrouped in Gwoza, Borno State where they prepare to confront the troops. The sect had asked women and children to leave owing ... Read More »

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Threat To His Life

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A civil servant, Kamorudeen Shomide, on Friday pleaded with an Orile Agege Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 19 years’ old marriage to his wife, Ganiyat for alleged to threats to life. Shomide, 57, who lives at 6, Shomide Street, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, told the court that he ... Read More »

Court Dissolves Marriage Over Wife’s Beating Of Husband

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An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday dissolved a 20-year-old marriage between Olayiwola Ajayi and his wife, Isiwa, over battery by wife. The President of the court, Mr Rasak Adeyeri, held that both parties were no longer husband and wife and they were free to go their separate ways. ... Read More »

Long Queues At Filling Station: Situation Is Temporary, Says Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday assured Nigerians that the difficulties being faced by motorists, who are queuing for fuel across the country would soon be a thing of the past in the next few days. The president said the situation was temporary and with the issue of payment being addressed ... Read More »

Warri, Kaduna, P/Harcourt Refineries To Produce 400,000bpd After TAM In 2016 – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said on Thursday that by the time the ongoing rehabilitation of the three refineries in the country are completed by the first quarter of 2016, Nigeria would be producing about 400,000 of refined petroleum products every day. The Coordinator, Corporate Planning and Strategy, of ... Read More »

Late Gusau Emir Ruled With The Fear Of God, Says Tambuwal

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara state on the death of the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Dan Baba. The Emir was aged 91. Tambuwal described the late Dan Baba as a traditional ruler of ... Read More »

Muslim, Christian Clerics To Hold Joint Prayer For Jonathan

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Muslim and Christian leaders, operating under the aegis of Inter-Faith Prayer Forum, are to hold a joint prayer for President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo in Abuja on March 20. Leaders of the prayer forum, Archbishop Leonard Kawas and Sheik Dan Zanga, stated this when they paid a ... Read More »

Military Has Destroyed Boko Haram’s Command And Control Structure – Amosu

Chief of Air Staff-Air Marshal Adesola Amosu

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, on Thursday said that ongoing military operations in the Northeastern region had totally destabilized and destroyed the Boko Haram strong holds by damaging its command and control in the area. Amosu made this known when he appeared before the Senate Committee ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 74 Men, 20 Children For Refusing To Join Sect

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Terror group, Boko Haram, yesterday, slaughtered 74 men and 20 children at Njaba Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State for refusing to join the insurgents, reports have said. Although there was no official confirmation from either the police or military authorities, residents of both Damboa and Chibok ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Are Still Alive; We Will Get Them Back – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, assured parents of the abducted Chibok girls and all Nigerians that the girls were still alive and that the government was doing everything possible to rescue them. “We promised that we must get the girls. The good story is that they have not killed them because ... Read More »

Police Lack Weapons To Secure Seaports

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The Commissioner of Police, Eastern Port Command, James Caulcrick, says his command lacks adequate arms and ammunition to effectively police the port. He lodged this complaint to the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Maritime Command, Kalafite Adeyemi, when she visited the zone in Port Harcourt. According to Caulcrick, the ... Read More »

The First Lady Was Right; Buhari Is Brain Dead – Fani-Kayode

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People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) said yesterday that wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan was spot on in her assessment of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) as being “brain dead”. In a statement, yesterday in Abuja by the ... Read More »

PDP Not Against The Use Of Card Readers – Secondus

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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday said it was not against the use of electronic card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party said it was only asking that a trial run be ensured first. Deputy National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, disclosed this to newsmen ... Read More »

APC Youths Threaten To Occupy Aso Rock, Major Cities

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Youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, held a strategy meeting in Abuja, where it resolved to resist any act of interference in the electoral process, including an alleged move to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega. Speaking at the ... Read More »

Elderly Men Studying The Holy Quran Killed By Boko Haram

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Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have been gathering in the northeast town of Gwoza, now said to be the group’s headquarters. They killed residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses told reporters on Thursday. According to a female resident who fled Gwoza and spoke to ... Read More »