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Minna Jail Break: FG Sacks Niger Prisons Controller, Suspends Other Officers On Duty

koton karfe prisons

Following the December 6 jail break incident in Minna Medium Prisons, the Federal Government, through the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has ordered the immediate suspension of Musa Maiyaki Controller of Prisons, Niger State Command. According to a statement issued in Abuja by the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Prisons ... Read More »

Democracy Is Not About Competitors Quarrelling Like Motor Park Workers – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday called on politicians to shun unnecessary quarrelling, but rather engage in robust political debates that would strengthen the country’s democracy. “I think we are over defining our democracy today by quarreling as if democracy is about competitors quarreling just like motor park workers,” said Jonathan ... Read More »

Queues At Filling Stations Uncalled For; There Is Enough Fuel For The Rest Of The Year – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says queues in some filling stations in Lagos is due to panic buying. It said tankers that have not been able to load petroleum products were affected by traffic gridlock caused by the ongoing road construction in Apapa. According to a statement by Ohi ... Read More »

Governors Behind The 3rd Term Agenda – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, for the first time opened up on the third term agenda in the twilight of his two-term presidency, accusing some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors of being behind the third term project because they were going to benefit from it. At the launch of his ... Read More »

Insurgency: We’re A Nation Of Pretenders – Oritsejafor

Ayo Oritsejafor

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has said that the main reason the country is still experiencing insurgency is because Nigerians are pretenders and shy away from the truth. Oritsejafor, who made this known while speaking at the Northern State Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) Traditional ... Read More »

Nigerians Surrendering Illegal Arms Voluntarily – Police


The Police have said that many Nigerians who were in possession of illegal arms have surrendered voluntarily and advised those still holding such arms to follow suit. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the force spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that it is an offence to have ... Read More »

Over 46,000 Gwoza People Displaced By Insurgency


At least 46,000 persons from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have been forced to leave their homes as attacks intensify in the area. Chairman, Board of Trustees of Gwoza Christian communities, Mr Williams Naga, disclosed this while presenting food items donated by the state government to the Internally ... Read More »

Lagos Begins Distribution Of Residency cards


The Lagos State government has commenced the distribution of the Lagos State resident cards. The card is a proof that the holder resides in the state and it will help the government in planning, budgeting, as well as the determination of the number of persons to be catered for The ... Read More »

Online Shopping Fever Hits Nigeria For 12.12


Excitement is rising in Nigeria; behaviour is changing, as a new wave emerges among the different inhabitants in the country. Online shopping is causing a frenzy and the excitement in 2014 is at fever pitch, as Nigerians prepare to break the bank for gifts for colleagues, friends, and family this ... Read More »

Minna Prison Break: 108 Escaped Inmates Recaptured


108 inmates out of the 275 that escaped during a jail break at the Medium Security Prison in Minna, Niger State last week, have been recaptured, the Nigeria Prison Service has said. It stated that the fugitives were apprehended through the combined efforts of the Nigerian Army, Police, Department of ... Read More »

Customs Debunks Presidential Task Force Claims On Arms Importation Through Seme


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has debunked the statement credited to Director General of National Task Force on Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons (NATFORCE), Osita Okereke that arms and ammunition were being imported through the Seme Border. The NCS import coordinator at Seme command, Assistant Controller ... Read More »

ACF Calls For Ex-Gov Sheriff’s Investigation Over Impounded Aircraft


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for investigation into the circumstances of the detention of a Russian Antonov cargo aircraft, which landed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday, and the alleged presence of former Borno State Governor, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff at the Kano airport while the aircraft ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Reveals What He Misses Most About His Late Wife At 4th Memorial Anniversary


On the fourth anniversary of the death of his wife, Clara, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has revealed that her spiritual guidance and intercessions, which are fundamental in building the family and making him a more compassionate person, are some of the things he misses most about his late ... Read More »

Court Nullifies Kogi LG Elections


The Kogi High Court sitting in Koton-Karfe on Monday nullified the May 4, 2013 Local Government Elections conducted in the state by the State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC). The judgement was delivered in two hours, eight minutes by Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye. The court issued a consequential order for the council ... Read More »

Why Chad-Bound Impounded Russian Cargo Aircraft Was Released – FG

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The Russian cargo aircraft, which was intercepted by operatives of the Nigerian Air Force at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Saturday, has been released. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, who announced the decision of the federal government to release the aircraft during a ... Read More »

Purported Visit To Detained Cargo Plane: I’ll Never Be Tired Of Dismissing Reports Linking Me To Boko Haram – Ex-Gov Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff

A former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, admitted passing through the Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday while the Chad-bound Russian aircraft carrying military hardware was being detained. He, however, denied a report in the media that he conducted a discreet tour of the impounded ... Read More »

Nigerian Navy Hands Over 12 Suspected Oil Thieves To NSCDC


The Nigerian Navy on Monday handed over 12 suspected oil thieves to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The suspects were arrested for allegedly stealing 161, 280 litres of diesel worth N30m in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Base Operations Officer of the Navy Ship ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Sues Fashola Over Planned Church Demolition

Ayo Oritsejafor

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, has filed a suit before the Lagos High Court against the Lagos State government and six others, over alleged intention to demolish his church. Governor of Lagos State, Attorney General of Lagos State, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning ... Read More »

Bank Raises N50bn For Rehabilitation Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Infrastructure Bank Plc has raised N50 billion as first tranche of the proposed N167 billion funding for the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan dual carriageway. Managing Director of the bank, Adekunle Oyinloye made this known at the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with four commercial banks, yesterday, ... Read More »

Military Arrests Boko Haram’s Cameramen


The Nigerian military recorded another victory in the campaign against terrorism as it arrested a photographer that specializes in taking pictures and making videos of Boko Haram attacks on communities in the North-East. The terrorist photographer, alongside other terrorists, were arrested in a community in Adamawa state during a patrol, ... Read More »