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Borno: Soldier, 100 Others Killed In Boko Haram Attacks

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Attacks by the Boko Haram sect continued on Tuesday, as gunmen ambushed troops of the Nigeria army on the Maiduguri-Biu highway, killing one soldier, according to Premium times which cited security sources. 100 persons were also reported killed in attacks on Borno villages. The gunmen were said to have laid ... Read More »

Poor Sanitation, Unsafe Water Consumption Kill 150,000 Nigerian Children Annually

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About 150,000 children die annually in Nigeria due to poor sanitation and consumption of unsafe water, the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has said. “In Nigeria every year, we have about 150,000 children that die largely due to diarrhea mostly associated with unsafe water sanitation and hygiene,” said Kanaan ... Read More »

Nigerian Soldiers To Fly Anywhere For N10,000 On New Airline

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In appreciation of their fight against Boko Haram, any Nigerian soldier who flies Air Peace will not pay more than N10,000, Barrister Allen Onyema, Air Peace Chairman and CEO has said. Onyema, who is also the founder of Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), a non-governmental organisation, which has ... Read More »

Concentration Of Power, Resources At The Centre Stifling Nigeria’s Growth – Reps’ Deputy Speaker

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In a statement that shows support for devolution of power, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has blamed Nigeria’s stunted growth on the concentration of powers and resources at the centre. Ihedioha, who spoke yesterday during the visit of Kenya National Assembly’s Constitutional Implementation Committee led ... Read More »

Jonathan Effects Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday carried out a minor re-shuffling of his cabinet as he directed the Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, to take over as the Supervising Minister of Information pending the time a substantive minister would be appointed. The position became vacant following ... Read More »

Proclaim Biafra Anywhere You Find Yourselves, Uwazuruike Tells MASSOB Members

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Leader of the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has charged members of the movement to boldly proclaim the name of Biafra where ever they find themselves. Uwazuruike pointed out that fear of mentioning Biafra’s name in any part of the country should not ... Read More »

s*x-Starved Wife Secures Court’s Order To Dissolve 18-Year-Old Marriage

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An Ikorodu Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved an 18-year-old marriage between Olive Omoletu and his wife, Toyin, who accused the husband of denying her s*x for nine years. The s*x-starved 38-year-old woman, who works as a “nurse” at a traditional hospital, approached the court on Feb. 26, seeking the dissolution ... Read More »

IG Orders Audit Of police Armouries Nationwide

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The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered a thorough check and audit of Police armouries nationwide as part of measures to strengthen accountability of the weaponry stock of the Force. The measure is to enable the Force to review the current state of arms and ammunition in ... Read More »

FG Seeks Secret Trial For Senator Accused Of Funding Boko Haram

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The Federal Government on Tuesday requested a secret trial for Senator Representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume, who is facing terrorism related charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja. The request by the government, which seeks to preclude members of the public from witnessing court proceedings, is coming midway ... Read More »

SURE-P Has Impacted Positively, Directly On All Nigerians, Says VP Sambo

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Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) of the Federal Government “is living up to its mandate of impacting lives positively”. Sambo who made the remark while declaring open, a two-day SURE-P Stakeholders’ conference in Lokoja, said the programme was designed to ... Read More »

Ilaro Mayhem: Amosun Warns Against Introduction Of Violence In Ogun Politics

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Following the clash between rival groups in Ilaro, Ogun State, on Monday, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun has urged politicians in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to shun all forms of political thuggery or risk being disqualified by the national leadership of the party. He gave the warning on Tuesday in Ifo, ... Read More »

Reps Set To Amend NBC Act To Break DSTV Monopoly

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A bill entitled: A Bill for an Act to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act to provide for competition in Nigeria, to promote efficiency and expand opportunities for participation of Nigerians in world markets while at the same time recognising the role of foreign competition in Nigeria and for ... Read More »

Music, dancing, prizes and more as the Jumia/MTN Connectivity truck rolls out in Ogun, Oyo and Lagos State

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The Jumia and MTN connectivity week truck certainly made an impact as people spotted the truck in different locations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun State.   Everyone that approached the truck discovered more about Jumia and the new MTN tariff ‘iPulse’. They enjoyed the music and dancing, they were given ... Read More »

Senate, Reps Disagree On Immunity Clause For President, Governors

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The Senate has retained immunity for governors and president, in a move contrary to the position of the House of Representatives as the process leading to the amendment of the 1999 constitution continues. The upper house ratified 23 new amendments to the 1999 Constitution, approving autonomy for local governments, by ... Read More »

Police Parade Dogs That Attacked 4 Yr-Old Boy In Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has stated that only the courts could decide the fate of the two dogs, which attacked and ate off the scalp on a four year old boy, Omonigho Abraham’s head in Akesan Estate, Igando area of Lagos State, earlier this month. The command, which paraded ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Uduaghan At 60, Commends His ‘Exemplary Dedication To Service’

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday hailed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, who turns 60 on Wednesday, for what he described as the governor’s exemplary dedication to the service of his state and Nigeria. President Jonathan in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. ... Read More »

Audu Ogbeh Apologises To BringBackOurGirls Group Over APC Synergy Comment

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All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has apologized to the BringBackOurGirls group for presenting it as an APC sub-group. Ogbe had at last Wednesday’s presidential declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) praised the presence of some leaders of the group at the event as a sign of synergy ... Read More »

Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line To Be Completed This Year – FG

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The construction of Abuja (Idu)-Kaduna Standard guage rail line is 85 percent complete and would be delivered by December this year. This was made known by the Minister of Transport, Senator Idiris Umar, who spoke about the activities of his ministry, at the 2014 Ministerial Press briefing in Abuja. According ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Not Broke – Okonjo-Iweala

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The reduction of oil price in the international market has reduced earnings from the product, but Nigeria’s economy is still growing and the country is not broke, Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala has assured. “We are operating an economy that depends on a product that fluctuates with oil price ... Read More »

FG, Kaduna To Ramp Up Groundnut Production To Diversify Economy

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The Federal Government and Kaduna State Government are collaborating to improve groundnut farming in the state, according to Tijjani Isiyaku Kaduna State Director, Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). Isiyaku, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday said both governments were exploring the viability of dry season groundnut ... Read More »

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