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14 More Kidnapped School Girls Escape From Boko Haram

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Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said. The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area of Borno state has been described as among ... Read More »

Presidency Stops Payment For ‘Useless’ Abuja CCTV


Embarrassed by the failure of the Federal Government’s N76 billion closed circuit television (CCTV) project, otherwise known as Nigerian Public Security Communications System, NPSCS to contribute to the fight against terrorism, the presidency has cancelled a request by the Ministry of Police Affairs to pay additional N3 billion to the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Help From Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab – American Security Expert

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A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria. Rawlins, a US ... Read More »

FG Approves Q2 Fuel Import Allocation To Forestall Scarcity

In a bid to forestall a repeat of the recent acute fuel scarcity caused by the late release of the first quarter 2014 fuel import allocation, the Federal Government has approved the release of the import allocation for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the private Oil Marketing and Trading ... Read More »

Sultan Hints On Setting Up Girls-only University


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Saturday, reiterated the commitment of the Sultanate Council to the education of the girl-child, debunking the notion that Islam is against the education of women. In furtherance of the Sultanate’s commitment, he added that preparations had reached advanced stage for the establishment of ... Read More »

77 Feared Dead In Fulani Herdsmen Attack On Taraba Village


About 77 people lost their lives during the crises between some Fulani herdsmen and the indigenous people of Wukari, Taraba State few days ago, the Red Cross yesterday said. Meanwhile, the Traditional Ruler of Wukari, (Aku Uka), His Royal Highness Shakarau Angyu who briefed the state’s Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba ... Read More »

Easter: First Lady Urges Nigerians To Pray For Peace

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has urged Nigerians, particularly Christians and women, to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the country. ‎ Jonathan’s plea was contained in an Easter message issued in Abuja on Saturday and signed by her Media Assistant, Mr Ayo Adewuyi. She called on ... Read More »

Low Key Easter Celebrations In Abuja

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Activities in Abuja were low key on Saturday as the Easter holidays and celebrations continued, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent who went round reports that this was however not unexpected, following Monday’s bomb blast which took away several lives. There was low patronage at the ... Read More »

Abducted School Girls: Parents Give Up Hope, Question Army’s Commitment To Rescuing Students


Parents of the school girls yet to be released or escape from Islamist sect Boko Haram that abducted 129 secondary school girls at Chibok, Borno State on Monday have given up hope of seeing their children, as they said they have stopped making efforts. The parents had contributed money to ... Read More »

Nigerien With 1,000 Passport Photographs Arrested In Ogun


A Nigerien in possession of over 1,000 passport photographs of young boys have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command. The suspect was also found with a camera and several forms. In a statement in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital city on Saturday, spokesman of the command, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Nyanyan Bombing In New Video

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance

Leader of the Boko Haram Islamists sect Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nyanyan, Abuja, which led to the death of over 70 commuters in Nigeria’s capital. “We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja,” Shekau said in the 28-minute video message, referring to ... Read More »

NNPC Donates Medical Consumables To Victims Of Nyanya Bomb Explosion


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday delivered medical consumables worth millions of naira to victims of Abuja bomb blast at Asokoro, Nyanya, and National hospitals in Abuja. A Monday morning explosion at a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, led to death of scores of people and injuries to ... Read More »

Counter-Terrorism War: Security Agencies Biased Against Nigerian Muslims – MURIC


A religious organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused security agencies in the country of being biased in the campaign against terrorism. In a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC recalled that at a press briefing earlier in the week, the spokesperson of the Department of State ... Read More »

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere, Says APGA BoT Member


A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and proprietor of Rogenny Tourist Village Oba in Anambra State, Chief Rommy  Onwuka has said that the Abuja bomb blast on Monday, was an indication that Boko Haram insurgents could strike anywhere. Chief Onwuka said in Nnewi, that the incident ... Read More »

NERC Orders Discos To Stop Reckless Billing Of Electricity Customers


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) to with immediate effect, end the regime of reckless billing of consumers across the country. The directive was handed down yesterday at the April CEOs meeting in Abuja by the Chairman of NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi. Speaking ... Read More »

Mark, Ekweremadu, Saraki Preach Peace, Love And Forgiveness At Easter


Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; and the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Senator Bukola Saraki have advocated team work to tackle the problem of insecurity in order to achieve peace and love in the country. They made this known in their separate Easter messages on Saturday. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Nyanya Bombing, Silent On Abduction Of Borno School girls

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Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Monday’s cowardly attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, which left over 71 persons dead and over a hundred others injured in the nation’s capital. Curiously, the Islamist group, in a 28-minute video obtained by AFP on Saturday, was silent ... Read More »

Governor Fayemi To Start Teaching At State Varsity


Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said he will start teaching at the state-owned university in October this year . Fayemi made this promise in an interview with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. According to him, his decision to return to class job was borne out of his interest in ... Read More »

Easter: Ekiti Guber Candidates Sue For Peace


Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called on the people not to see the June 21 governorship election in the state as a “do-or-die” affair. In his Easter message, the governor instead urged them to pray for peace and avoid any act capable of breaching the peace. Mr. Fayemi, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abduction: 14 More School Girls Escape – Borno Commissioner


The Borno State Government has announced that fourteen more students of the state-owned Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, are presently are out harm’s way following their escape from Boko Haram’s camp. The girls had been held captive since Monday along with about 86 others with fears over their safety. The ... Read More »

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