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APC Jittery Over Nigeria’s Victory Over Boko Haram, Accuses Jonathan Of “Positive Propaganda” – Al-Jazeera TV


According to a report by International Cable TV Al-Jazeera, Nigeria’s opposition has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of using the fight against Boko Haram as “positive propaganda” to win votes in next month’s election. These accusations follow the release of a video by military commanders showing the army in combat against the armed group. Al-Jazeera’s correspondent Ms. Yvonne ... Read More »

Polls: Kebbi Govt Warns Against Breach Of Peace

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The Kebbi State Government has warned residents against anything that could breach the peace during, before and after the forthcoming general elections. Governor Saidu Dakingari gave the warning yesterday when he met with district heads in Fakai Local Government Area of the state. “I attribute the prevailing peace in the state ... Read More »

Buhari’s Chatham House Speech Full Of Lies, Group Says


Move on Nigeria, a civic action and pressure group promoting democracy, good governance and transformation agenda, has described the speech of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari at Chatham House, yesterday, as full of lies. In a statement in Abuja by the group’s National Coordinator, Clem Aguiyi, ... Read More »

Blasts Kill 17 In Jos


About 17 people were killed, Thursday, when a twin blast hit two motor parks along Bauchi Road in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The blasts were said to have occurred at about 6pm when residents were returning to their houses during an evening rain. The bombers were said to have ... Read More »

ISIS Plans To Radicalize Nigerian Youths Schooling Abroad – FG

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The Federal government, yesterday, raised alarm over alleged plan by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to radicalise Nigerian youths schooling abroad using social media, among other sources. The FG therefore called on parents and guardians to monitor their wards closely. This was disclosed by the Coordinator of the ... Read More »

NYSC Member Commits Suicide Over Female Colleague’s Engagement

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A 26-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, simply identified as Ernest, was found dead on Wednesday at his one room apartment after he reportedly took a poisonous substance, Vanguard reports. The young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, was broken when the girl ... Read More »

Hope Buhari Told The Audience At Chatham House How Much He Loves Boko Haram – Fani-Kayode


People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has described the appearance of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari at the Chatham House, London as a stage managed show of shame. “We wonder whether General Buhari told his foreign audience whilst he was in London how ... Read More »

We Will Strenghten LIRS, Stop Alpha-Beta From Taking A Percentage Of Lagos IGR – Agbaje

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Lagos State Governorship candidate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has promised the people of the state that if elected, his government would empower and strengthen the Lagos Internal Revenue Service to collect tax, stressing that they are the right people to do the job. A private consulting ... Read More »

Borno: 18 Killed As Suicide Bomber Hits Biu


A suicide bomber, Thursday, blew himself up at a crowded bus station in Biu, in Borno state, on Thursday, leading to 18 deaths, AFP reports. However, another bomber was shot dead by soldiers before he could detonate his explosives. “At least 18 people, including three women, died… and several others ... Read More »

Nigeria Elections: US Warns Citizens Residing In Nigeria


Ahead of Nigeria’s elections which were postponed to March 28 and April 11 from February 14 and 28 over security concerns, the United States has alerted its citizens of the risks of traveling within Nigeria between now and May 25. “We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing ... Read More »

Jonathan Visits Towns Reclaimed From Boko Haram


President Goodluck Jonathan, today, visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. He also met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahamadu, and the people of the area. Security sources told Premium Times that from Mubi, ... Read More »

Yobe, Kano Attacks: Buhari Calls For Greater Vigilance, New Strategies Against Terrorists


The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the latest bombings in Yobe and Kano States, and called for greater vigilance and new strategies in dealing with the insurgents. A statement signed by the Director of APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari ... Read More »

Borno Restates Commitment To Support Persons With Disabilities


The Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, on Wednesday, reiterated the state government’s commitment to empower persons with disabilities so as to keep them away from begging. Mustapha said this during the distribution of food items to 300 persons with disabilities, organised by Hajiya Nana Shettima SWOT Foundation in ... Read More »

Police Arraign 18-Year-Old Boy For Misappropriation Of Funds


The Police, on Wednesday, arraigned Sulaiman Daniel, 18, of Kunchi Kawo, Abuja, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Kado, Abuja for misappropriation of fund. The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Ibrahim, told the court that Joyce Ekulaman, canteen proprietor, of Utako, Abuja, reported the matter at Utako Police Station, Abuja, on Feb. ... Read More »

Police Raid Kaduna Terrorist Sect’s Hideout, Recover Arms, Ammunitions


Six suspected members of the Kalakato sect were arrested on Wednesday by the Kaduna State Police Command, after their hideout at Farakwai Village along the ever busy Kaduna-Zaria road, was raided. Farakwai Village is about 40km away from the Kaduna metropolis. The suspected terrorists are presently in detention at the ... Read More »

Two Prison Officials Bag Three Years Jail Sentence For Stealing Diesel Kept As Exhibit In Prison Custody

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A former Deputy Comptroller in charge of Ogwashi-Uku Prison in Delta State, DCP Diete Wure Wisdom and a Senior Inspector of Prison, Ayamede Peter, have each been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing 27, 200 litres of automotive gas oil (AGO) stored in exhibit trucks, left in the custody ... Read More »

NEMA Donates Relief Materials To Victims Freed By Boko Haram In Yobe


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday donated relief materials to the victims and families of women and children, who were unconditionally freed by Boko Haram in Yobe State over a week ago. You may recall that Yobe State Government last week assisted the victims with cash and relief materials ... Read More »

Elections Must Hold In Six Weeks Regardless Of Boko Haram War – Onaiyekan


The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said the general elections, scheduled for March 28 and April 11, must hold, whether the military succeeds or fails in completely ending the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East before that date. The military high command had requested for six weeks ... Read More »

MURIC Cautions FG Against Blackmailing Opposition With ‘Fake’ Shekau


The Federal Government has been warned against using the recent successes of the Nigerian military against insurgency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, would be captured alive before the 2015 general elections against political opponents. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) gave the warning in a ... Read More »

Navy Arrests 13 Suspected Oil Thieves, Intercepts Vessel In Bayelsa


The Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command, Bayelsa State, has arrested 13 suspected oil thieves and intercepted vessel laden with stolen crude oil. The suspects and the illegal vessel, christened MT REDEMPTION, were intercepted at Middleton and Peddington area of Brass, Bayelsa State, off the Atlantic Ocean. The suspects were paraded ... Read More »