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Military Operation Underway To Reclaim Gwoza From Boko Haram

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A military operation is underway to reclaim Gwoza, Borno State from Boko Haram, a week after the sect proclaimed the town an Islamic Caliphate. This is just as five of the 27 policemen who went missing during the Boko Haram seizure of the town and attack on the Nigeria Mobile ... Read More »

TUC Laments Absence Of Ebola Screening Device At PH Airport

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has expressed shock over the failure of the authorities at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, to put measures in place to screen passengers, who use the airport four days after the confirmation of the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in Rivers State. In a ... Read More »

Eleven Policemen Dismissed Over Extra-Judicial Killing Of UNICAL Student


Eleven policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Cross River State Police Command have been dismissed from service after an orderly room trial found them guilty of extra judicial killing. The 11 dismissed policemen and three senior officers (names withheld) were indicted for the extra judicial killing of ... Read More »

15 Chibok Girls Awarded Scholarships To Study At American University Of Nigeria Academy

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Some of the Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped fro‎m their Boko Haram abductors have been awarded scholarships to attend the American University Nigeria Academy, AUN, Yola, Adamawa State. The girls, 15 of them, were amongst over 250 school girls lured from their hostels at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, ... Read More »

Why FG Stopped Trial Over Abacha’s Loot – Adoke


The Federal Government has defended its decision to discontinue with the trial of the son of a former head of state, General Sani Abacha, over the funds looted by the former military leader. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mr. Mohammed  Adoke, explained that the ... Read More »

Police Arrest Rev. Father, One Other Over Fraud

Policemen attached to the G.R.A Police Command, Bauchi State have arrested a  reverend father and one other person for allegedly defrauding one Joel Sumi of  N60,000. The state police spokesperson, DSP Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this yesterday. According Mohammed, the two suspects, who posed as fortune tellers, deceived their victim, and ... Read More »

20 Caught For Violating Sanitation Laws In Ibadan

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Mrs Oluwakemi Oyedeji, Director Environmental Health Services, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, said 20 residents of the area were caught on Saturday for violating sanitation laws. Oyedeji said in Ibadan during the monthly sanitation exercise that the residents were caught at Orita-Challenge, adding that 13 of them were ... Read More »

200,000 Corps Members Participate In Monthly Sanitation Programme Nationwide – NYSC DG


Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Saturday, said 200, 000 corps members participated in the monthly sanitation programme across the country. Speaking at the inauguration of the programme in Akure, Olawumi said corps members would also be part of aggressive enlightenment of the entire populace on ... Read More »

Liberian Officials Connived With Sawyer To Spread Ebola To Nigeria – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has descended heavily on Liberian officials who colluded with the late Patrick Sawyer to infect Nigerians with the Ebola Virus Disease. He said but for Sawyer’s appearance in the country, the deadly virus would not have found its way to Nigeria. The former President, who spoke ... Read More »

Insurgency: We’re Not Ready To Abandon Our Investments In The North – Ndi Igbo


The new President of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in Kaduna State, Chief Austin Amaechi, has said that Igbo people resident in the northern part of the country would not abandon their investments worth over N40 billion in the region for fear of attacks by insurgents, particularly the Boko Haram sect. He ... Read More »

Slain Abia Commissioner Buried


The Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, said those who killed the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Kenneth Nwosu, had also been killed by security operatives in gun battle near Ikwuano. Mr. Orji made this known at the funeral service for the late Nwosu held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Amizi-Olokoro, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Funds Channeled Through CBN, Says Australian Hostage Negotiator

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Not done yet with linking some prominent Nigerians with the sponsorship of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, an Australian negotiator has revealed that a large chunk of the finances of the terrorist organization may have been funneled through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Australian, Dr. Stephen Davis, who ... Read More »

ECOWAS Official Who Took Ebola To Port Harcourt May Face Manslaughter Charges


The Nigerian diplomat attached to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Olubukun Koye who took the Ebola virus to Port Harcourt may face manslaughter charges. Koye had escaped from quarantine in Lagos after testing positive to the Ebola virus and travelled to Port Harcourt for treatment, an action ... Read More »

Son Kills Father, Buries Him In Shallow Grave In Enugu


A young man identified as Chukwuekezie Ofonago has shot his father dead after kidnapping him. The suspect, said to be a member of a kidnap gang operating in Enugu State has been arrested by the police and has admitted to have shot his father, Mr. George Ofonago with a double-barrel ... Read More »

Ebola Outbreak: 39 Congolese, Senegalese Immigrants Arrested In Lagos

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Police and Immigration officers yesterday arrested no fewer than 39 foreign nationals in two hotels on Lagos Island. The foreigners were arrested following a tip-off by some residents of the area over fears of the spread of Ebola virus disease, it was learnt. Upon receiving the report, the Area Commander, ... Read More »

Woman Gives Birth To Quintuplets In Nnewi


The industrial town of Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State recently played host to an uncommon occurrence but a pleasant surprise. An expectant mother, Mrs. Chiamaka Ezeudenyi, had started experiencing her labour pains and was rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, to be ... Read More »

How Late Doctor Deliberately Kept Ebola Infection From Colleagues – Rivers Govt


The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, says the late Dr. Samuel Enemou, who treated Olu Koye, a Nigerian diplomat with the Economic Community of West African States, was aware that the diplomat was infected with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The commissioner stated this during a press ... Read More »

Reinstatement Of Sacked Resident Doctors Sign Of Goodwill – FG


The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, August 28, 2014 even as the appraisal of the challenges in the health sector continues. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by ... Read More »

FG Signs Deal With Brazilian Company To Build N144b Power Plant In Bayelsa

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The Federal Government and Benco Energy Limited of Brazil yesterday signed a N144 billion Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to construct a 700 megawatts power plant in Nigeria. The President of Benco Energy Limited, Brazil, Mr. Rodrigo Badew, said at the MoU signing ceremony that the plant which will be gas ... Read More »

T.Y Danjuma’s Aide In Court For Stealing N2bn

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A special assistant to former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Y. Danjuma (retd), Manasseh Zorto, was on Friday brought before a Federal High Court in Lagos State for allegedly defrauding his boss of N2bn. The suspect, who was said to be at large, could not be arraigned before Justice ... Read More »

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