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Gov Orji Wants Army Encouraged In Fight Against Terrorism


Abia State governor, Theodore Orji, has called on Nigerians to encourage the Nigerian Army in the battle against the current security challenges facing the nation. Governor Orji said encouragement and not criticism was what the soldiers needed now to be able to battle the Boko Haram terrorists tormenting the nation. ... Read More »

Customs Intercept 15 Bags Of Ammunition In Ogun


The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 1,480 cartridges of live ammunition concealed in 15 bags of rice from smugglers along the Abeokuta-Igboora bush path. Controller of the state command, Comptroller Haruna Mamudu, on Monday said his men, working on intelligence reports of the illegal ... Read More »

Police Bust Human Parts Dealers, Arrest 3


Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos have smashed a syndicate that specialised in selling human parts, arresting three of its members. The suspects are two popular herbalists in Sagamu area and a mother of two whose husband was alleged to be a supplier of the human ... Read More »

FG Yet To Justify Its 52% Share Of Allocation – Fashola


Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday said the Federal Government was yet to justify the 52 percent revenue allocation it received monthly from the federation account. Fashola spoke at the flag-off of the expanded Lagos State Economic and Empowerment Programme (EEP) at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja. The ... Read More »

Boko Haram Takes Over Police Training College In Gwoza

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Gwoza town has been lost to the Boko Haram insurgents, who invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in the Borno town Gwoza town is located 183 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State, North-East Nigeria. A security source revealed to journalists in Maiduguri that the training ... Read More »

Finally The Wonder Phone Phantom Z Unveiled


Imagine you are standing by the mystical wishing well and asked to visualize your dream high-end smart phone, how wild can your imagination go? Can your imagination capture a smart phone with an ultra-thin dimension only 7.8mm thick? Can it accommodate extreme detail in imaging that only a dual flash, ... Read More »

Unveiling the New LG G3 phone on Jumia – Win a Free Trip to London

Jumia LG G3 - Win a trip to london

Jumia Nigeria’s largest online gadget store unveils the latest Smartphone from LG ‘the simple is the new smart ‘ LG-G3 in Nigeria. Jumia brings yet another great gadget with some of the unbelievable features to be seen in a smartphone. The LG G3 has been compared to other smartphones launched ... Read More »

Mbu, 18 Others Promoted To Rank Of AIG

Joseph Mbu

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of controversial Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Joseph Mbu and 18 other Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police. The newly promoted officers are – Ambrose O. Aisibor, Adebayo Ajileye, Umaru ... Read More »

Distribution Of PVCs, A Continuous Exercise, Says Kwara INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara has said that distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) is a continuous exercise. Jacob Ayanda, INEC spokesman told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Wednesday that there was no need to extend the date for the distribution. Ayanda, who is ... Read More »

Ebola: FRSC Distributes Personal Protective Kits To Operatives


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday in Abuja distributed personal protective kits to its operatives in all formations to protect them against contracting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, who made the presentation at a meeting Strategic Session with Commanding Officers, said ... Read More »

Fashola Swears-In Sister Of Immediate Past Chief Judge As New Lagos Chief Judge


History was made in Lagos State on Wednesday as Governor Babatunde Fashola swore in Justice Funmilayo Atilade, the younger sister of the immediate past chief judge, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, as the new chief judge of the state. Sixty-two year old Atilade, who took her oath of office at the Adeyemi ... Read More »

FG Committed To Improving Living Conditions Of Military Personnel – Presidential C’ttee


The Federal Government is committed to improving the welfare of military personnel, the Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation, has said. The Chairman of the committee, Mrs Binta Muazu, said this in Ibadan on Wednesday while inspecting some buildings rehabilitated by the committee at the Letmauck Cantonment, Mokola. “We are here to see if the buildings ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Approves N200m For Lagos, U.S Govt Donates 30 Body Scanners


The Federal Government has approved the release of N200 million to the Lagos State government towards assisting it in the campaign to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the ... Read More »

Suicide Bombings: Don’t Contemplate Banning Hijab – JNI Cautions FG

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The umbrella body for northern Muslims, Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Wednesday, vowed to oppose any move to ban the use of hijab by Muslim women in Nigeria. The Secretary-General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, made this position known at the official commissioning of the Secretariat of Kaduna State ... Read More »

U.S Ambassador Pays Courtesy Visit On Acting IGP, Donates High-Tech Bomb Disposal Robots, Equipment


The war against terrorism in the country received a significant boost Wednesday as the Nigeria Police received high-tech bomb disposal robots and equipment from the United States Embassy in Abuja. The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle made the donation during a courtesy call on the acting Inspector-General of ... Read More »

We Never Claimed NanoSilver Could Cure Ebola – Distributor

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Nigerian owned biotech company involved in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Nanosilver, Minerals for Life Limited has cleared the air over the controversy surrounding the product, saying it never claimed that Nanosilver was a cure for Ebola. In a press statement issued in Lagos and signed by the Co-ordinator, ... Read More »

FG Releases N200 Million To Lagos For Ebola Fight


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to the Lagos State Government to assist it in containing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is coming on the heels of the donation of 30 body scanners by the US government to the Nigerian government to ... Read More »

Why Some Died When Others Survived Ebola


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has explained why some patients died and others survived the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). According to the commissioner, chances of survival depended on the immune systems of the affected people, and the timing and quality of treatment. “The survival of patients depend ... Read More »

How Dr Adadevoh Saved Nigeria From ‘Ebola Disaster’


The late Senior Consultant/Endocrinologist of First Consultant Medical Centre, Lagos, Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh showed bravery in stopping late American-Liberian and index (first) Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, case Mr Patrick Sawyer from attending the ECOWAS meeting in Calabar, Cross River State and also took the initiative to promptly report his ... Read More »

FG, Lagos State Govt Give Conflicting Update On Ebola Outbreak

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Federal and Lagos State governments, yesterday, differed on new suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country. While the Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu insisted that there were no new cases of the EVD in Nigeria, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris told ... Read More »

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