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Despite Security Challenges, Nigeria’ll Overcome – Wamakko


Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State yesterday insisted that the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria will surely come to an end for good. Wamakko, who noted that the situation has gotten to a stage whereby everybody is forced to ask whether they are safe in the country, urged ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Badeh Has Failed, Deserves To Be Sacked – Agbakoba

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A former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, for failing to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. The legal expert believes that the Nigerian military with Badeh at the helm ... Read More »

Reps, NMA, Education Minister To Meet On Schools’ Resumption Monday


The House of Representatives Committee on Education, on Wednesday, said it had invited the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, and the Nigeria Medical Association to a meeting over the resumption date for schools. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Aminu ... Read More »

Ebola: Sept. 22 Schools’ Resumption Date Based On Expert Advice – Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday described as irrational, calls by some Nigerians to delay the resumption of schools till December or early next year as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease. He made this known while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the ... Read More »

Gov. Obiano Presents 3 Refurbished APCs To Anambra Police Command


Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Wednesday presented three refurbished Armoured Personnel Carriers, APCs, to the state police command to strengthen and sustain security in the state. In his speech at the occasion, Mr. Obiano said the target of his administration was to refurbish and present 20 APCs to the state ... Read More »

Allegation Of Boko Haram Sponsorship Attempt To Demonise Ihejirika – Aka Ikenga

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An Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga, has faulted attempts to portray former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), as an alleged sponsor of Boko Haram insurgents, describing the development as a “satanic machination and conspiracy of the anti-Nigeria mafia in the ridiculous attempt to demonise Ihejirika”. In a ... Read More »

Non-Payment Of Pension Increment: Retired Soldiers Threaten ‘Guerilla Warfare’

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Benin City, the Edo State capital, yesterday witnessed the convergence of over 100 retired soldiers, who were protesting over alleged non-payment of the 2010, 53 per cent increase in their pension by the Federal Government, warning that they may resort to guerrilla warfare if their demands are not met. The ... Read More »

Ebola: 18-Month-Old Infant Tests Negative, Says Rivers Commissioner


The Commissioner of Health in Rivers State, Dr Sampson Parker, yesterday, said that the 18 months old baby at the Port Harcourt Ebola treatment centre has tested negative to the disease, adding that a fresh test would be done on the infant before concluding on his Ebola status. The infant ... Read More »

Parradang Urges Immigration Officials To Join Fight Against Insecurity


The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr David Parradang, has asked officers of Nasarawa State command to cooperate with other security agencies to maintain peace in the country. He gave the charge when he addressed officers and men of the command in Lafia on Wednesday. Parradang called for joint efforts ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Igbenedion At 80


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commended the Esama of Benin kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, “for living a life of uncommon accomplishments”. A statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja said Jonathan’s commendation was contained in a congratulatory letter addressed ... Read More »

JTF Recovers STolen Crude In Septic Tanks, Shrines

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The Joint Task-force codenamed Operation Pulo Shield said it had uncovered the new tactics by oil thieves and illegal oil bunkerers operating in the Niger Delta region. According to the JTF, they now bury stolen crude oil in traditional grounds, shrines, sitting rooms of a house and in septic tanks ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Hawul, Kills 3

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No fewer than three innocent civilians were yesterday as suspected members of Boko Haram sect attacked Shaffa District, Hawul Local Government area of Borno state. This is coming barely 24 hours after another set of terrorists attacked Debiro communities in the same council, setting ablaze churches and houses belonging to ... Read More »

Mubi Has Not Fallen To Boko Haram – DHQ


The Defence headquarters declared yesterday that the troops were in full control of Mubi, the second largest city in Adamawa State. A Defence Headquarters, DHQ tweet yesterday read, “Mubi has not been attacked. Troops are still in patrol. Deployment positions in and around the town keeping watch. Situation is calm.” ... Read More »

Fashola Defends Lagos State’s N160bn Debt


Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, explained the rationale behind the decision of the state to take a bond worth over N160 billion from the World Bank. According to the governor, the economy of the state had recorded exponential growth over the years and had been consistently rated high by ... Read More »

Why We Asked Prospective Corps Members To Pay N4,000 – NYSC


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), yesterday, explained that the N4,000 fee imposed on prospective corps members for printing of call-up letters on-line was for services and infrastructure to be deployed by the collaborating firm. Director General of NYSC, Brig-General Jonhson Olawumi, said the money was neither for the scheme nor ... Read More »

NIS Repatriates 7,000 Illegal Immigrants


Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has repatriated 7,000 illegal immigrants from January to date, Mr David Parradang, Comptroller-General of the service said on Wednesday. Parradang told journalists in an interview that the service was determined to deliver its statutory mandate of controlling movement of foreigners into the country. According to him, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Emir Of Mubi Debunks Reports He Fled Palace


The Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, has debunked media reports that he fled his palace in Mubi as a result of threat of attack by Boko Haram insurgents. Spokesman of the Emir and the Danruwata Mubi, Chief John Elias, made the statement on Wednesday in Yola during a press ... Read More »

B/Haram: Presidency Challenges Ex-Military, Para-Military Officers To ‘Congregate’ On Gwoza

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The Presidency has challenged all retired military and para-military officers in the country to come together and proffer solutions to the Boko Haram insurgency, expressing confidence that the insurgents will bow to their experience and ideas gathered over the years. The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and ... Read More »

States Most Corrupt Tier Of Government, Says Lamorde


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described state governments as the most corrupt tier in Nigeria. EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, stated this in Abuja yesterday at a workshop organized by the commission in collaboration with House of Representatives Committee on State and Local Government Training, on anti-corruption, fiscal ... Read More »

Adamawa: Ag Gov. Visits Obasanjo’s Wounded Son As Transport Fare Increases By 400%


Adamawa Acting Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri on Tuesday commended officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their effort in containing insurgency in the state. Mr. Fintiri lauded the armed forces when he visited Adeboye Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was shot Monday by Boko Haram militants. The ... Read More »

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