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2 Persons In Contact With Lagos Ebola Victim Develop Fever


In an announcement that would send chills down the spines of many Nigerians, the Lagos State Government today (Friday) said two persons out of those who had contacts with Mr Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died of Ebola, had manifested symptoms of fever. Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, made ... Read More »

FG Reveals Plan To Reconstruct Northeast Nigeria


The Federal Government has concluded plans for the reconstruction of the insurgency ravaged North East geo-political zone, according to the Chairman of Presidential Committee on North East, Prof Soji Adelaja. Adelaja made this disclosure at a consultative meeting with both Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo and Minister of State ... Read More »

Death Toll Rises To 14 In Taraba Communal Clash


The death toll in the communal clash that broke out, Thursday, between Jukuns and Hausas in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State has risen to 14, with two Soldiers among those killed. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Taraba State command, ASP Joseph Kwaji confirmed the deaths to Journalists in ... Read More »

Committee Raises N80bn To Support Terror Victims

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More than N80 billion has been raised for victims of terror attacks in Nigeria as a fund-raising dinner, yesterday held in Abuja. The event organised by the Victims Support Funds Committee recently inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan and chaired by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) saw Nigerians donate generously to the ... Read More »

NYSC Redeploys Corps Members From Troubled Northern States


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday announced the redeployment of corps members from seven northern states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe, as terror attacks continue ripping through northern Nigeria. A statement in Abuja by the Director of Public Relations of the NYSC, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe said ... Read More »

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Nigeria’s online mega store JUMIA, partners with Palmchat to bring quick-click -easy-info on the latest, newest and hottest arrivals in town to our beloved Palmchatters. What are you longing for? Electronic gadgets, wrist watches, designer, perfumes, clothing, lingerie-name it! The information is now on your finger tips; just download the ... Read More »

Police Uncovers Explosives Buried Inside Building In Bauchi


The Bauchi State Police Command yesterday said it uncovered improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried inside a building in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, confirmed the incident to journalists in his office in Bauchi, saying the discovery was made on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read More »

Strike: Suswam Says He Had Choice To Either Reduce Salaries Or Sack Workers


Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State yesterday pleaded with striking workers in the state to come to terms with the reality of their salary reduction and return to work as there was no way out of the tight financial angle the state government has found itself. The state chapter of ... Read More »

Soyinka Has Brought Good Name To Nigeria, Says Amaechi


Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has described Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka as a global achiever. Amaechi, who felicitated with Soyinka on his 80th birthday at a dinner, held in his honour at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, said the renowned writer had been ... Read More »

Ebola: Immigration Service Intensifies Screening Of Visitors At All Entry Points


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is maintaining strict screening of visitors at airports, seaports and border areas to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus into the country. Mr Emeka Obua, NIS Public Relations Officer, stated this in Abuja on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of ... Read More »

NLC, TUC Begin Indefinite Strike In Benue


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Benue, have ordered their members to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from July 31 if the state government fails to meet their demands. This was disclosed in a communiqué jointly signed by the NLC Chairman, Simon Anchaver, ... Read More »

Bayelsa: Police Arrest Four In Connection With Kidnap Of Senator’s Mother


Four suspects have been arrested by the police in Bayelsa State for their roles in the abduction of Madam Fiorentina, the 90-year-old mother of Senator Emmanuel Paulker. It was learnt that some of the suspects had confessed to the crime and were helping security agencies to track the location of ... Read More »

Okiro Congratulates Abba On Appointment As IG Of Police


The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Sir Mike Okiro, has congratulated the new Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba on his appointment. Until his appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, Abba was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 7, Abuja. Okiro, a former Police IG, in ... Read More »

Council Boss Walked Out By Edo Lawmakers For ‘Improper Dressing’


Members of the Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday walked out the Chairman of Ovia South West Local Government Area of the state, Morrison Okhuarobo, for improper dressing. Morrison was at the lawmakers’ sitting to render account of his stewardship since he was sworn-in as council chairman. He wore ... Read More »

8 Killed In Fresh Communal Clash In Taraba


Eight people, including a teenage girl were reportedly killed yesterday in a fresh communal clash between the Jukuns and Hausas in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State. Also, no fewer than 40 houses, vehicles and other properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the bloody clash which erupted ... Read More »

Osun: PTA Gives Aregbesola 5-day Ultimatum To Reopen Boarding Schools


Parents of public secondary school students in Osun State, yesterday gave the government a five-day ultimatum to return boarding facilities to the schools where the facilities existed before the introduction of new education system by the present administration in the state. The parents under the aegis of the Parents Teachers ... Read More »

Ex-militants Warn Against Termination Of Amnesty Programme


Termination of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in 2015 could trigger fresh crisis in the Niger Delta, ex-militants in the region have said. Coordinator of the ex-militants under the third phase amnesty (Ebipa-Opre Ex-militants Forum), Mr. Ramsey Oyakemeagbegha, in a statement in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said that the conditions which triggered ... Read More »

Suleiman Abba Confirmed As New Inspector General Of Police


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector‑General of Police. A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector‑General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and ... Read More »

FG Sensitizes Airport Workers On Dangers Of Ebola Virus


The Federal Government has begun a sensitization campaign for airport workers drawn from the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International (NAIA), Abuja, on the dangers of the deadly Ebola virus. General Manager Communication, Aviation, Mr. Yakubu Datti, said in a statement that the awareness drive by ... Read More »

Jonah Jang’s NGF Tasks New IG On Fearless Discharge Of Duties


The Nigeria Governors Forum led by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has called on the newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba to be fearless in the discharge of his duties. The Forum, in a statement released in Abuja and signed by the Secretary, Osaro Onaiwu, the ... Read More »

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