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Soldiers Kill 25 Boko Haram Members As Another Borno Town Goes Under Attack


In another development that raises doubts about the ceasefire deal announced over the weekend, troops of the 7 Division have killed at least 25 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The incident which security officials said happened on Sunday night following an attack on Damboa Local Government Area of ... Read More »

Jonathan-Buhari Poll: Nigerians Allege Rigging As President Wins With A Slim Margin


Some Nigerians have expressed displeasure over the outcome of a poll published by President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on New Media Reno Omokri, which they allege was rigged. The poll published on October 16 by the president’s aide, generated discussions over the weekend as Jonathan was behind Former Head of ... Read More »

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola Free After 42 Days Without A Single Case


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared Nigeria as Ebola virus transmission free. The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO headquarters each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days, a statement by the UN agency said. “This ... Read More »

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Femi has been saving for 5 years, and finally got enough money to buy a Honda CRV 2007 model. He drove the car happily for 4 weeks before he was attacked one night by some boys on third Mainland bridge, and the car was taken away from him. What should ... Read More »

Why FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Pact Is A Scam – Shehu Sani

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The Executive Director of the Kaduna based Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Shehu Sani, Sunday, has described the purported ceasefire agreement between the federal government and Boko Haram sect as a complete fraud. Sani, who had in the past initiated talks between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of ... Read More »

80th Birthday: Gowon, A Good Example Of An Elder Statesman – Jonathan


Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been described as a good example of a genuine elder statesman, who every Nigerian political leader should emulate. President Goodluck Jonathan, who made this known at the thanksgiving service to mark Gen. Gowon’s 80th birthday at the National Christian Centre in ... Read More »

Rampaging Fulani Gunmen Kill 25 In Taraba


Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have allegedly attacked Sondi village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state killing twenty five people and destroying property worth millions of Naira. The State Police Command said they have recovered seven bodies in the aftermath of the attacks. The attack, which took place Sunday morning ... Read More »

Benue PDP Guber Aspirants Reject Elders’ Selection


Eleven Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship aspirants in Benue State have rejected the recent selection of four of their colleagues by a coalition of PDP elders, as the only candidates recognized to contest the party’s primaries. In a press release in Makurdi on Sunday, the aspirants dismissed the selection exercise ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Reopens Public Schools Nov. After 7-Month Break


The Borno State Government, Sunday, in Maiduguri said that public schools in the state will reopen in November. The Chairman, Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, Mohammed Dongel, stated this at a meeting and said that the schools would reopen in the first or the second week of ... Read More »

Jonathan To Visit Jigawa, Inaugurate Dutse Airport Tuesday


President Goodluck Jonathan will visit to Jigawa on Tuesday, an official said. The Director of Press at the Government House, Dutse, Umar Kyari, said this in an interview on Sunday in Dutse. Mr. Kyari said the President Jonathan would inaugurate the multi-billion naira Dutse International Airport during the visit. The ... Read More »

Delta Community Seeks Govt.’s Intervention Over Fulani Herdsmen Attacks


The Otulu community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta has called for the state government’s intervention over alleged incessant attacks on them by Fulani herdsmen in the area. The Otulu community Chief, Paul Eboji, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in ... Read More »

I Will Not Use My Position To Oppress Anyone – Fayose


Ayodele Fayose has promised not to use his new position to oppress anybody, on his return to Ekiti State as Governor, eight years after leaving the seat. Speaking yesterday, during a thanksgiving service at the Deeper Life Praying Camp, Ajebandele, Ado Ekiti, Fayose disclosed that during his eight-year ‘political turbulence’, ... Read More »

Ebola: Lagos To Send Health Workers To Sierra Leone


As Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to grip Sierra Leone, the Lagos State Government has disclosed it was deploying some health workers who helped Nigeria contain the virus, to the country. Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2,700 Days of his administration in office, Governor Babatunde Fashola said ... Read More »

Ceasefire: Tukur Dismisses Omeri’s Announcement On Imminent Release Of Chibok Girls


The Principal Private Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Hassan Tukur has dismissed the declaration by the Co-ordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri that the abducted Chibok girls’ release was part of the government’s negotiating with Boko Haram on the ceasefire agreement. Tukur, who led the federal government ... Read More »

Ebola: 600 Nigerian Volunteers Join International Response Team


As international efforts to curb the spread of Ebola gathers momentum, the Coordinator, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, said more than 600 Nigerians registered as volunteers in the international team to control Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Nasidi said this, while answering questions from newsmen ... Read More »

Chibok Schoolgirls Expected To Be Released On Tuesday

The more more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls are expected to be released on Tuesday, following a ceasefire agreement between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Federal Government, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing two senior government sources. A deal with Boko Haram for a ceasefire had been announced on Friday by ... Read More »

OPC Members Won’t Be Used For Election Violence In 2015 – Gani Adams


The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has assured that none of the members of the congress will be engaged as thugs by politicians as the country prepares for the 2015 general elections. The OPC chieftain spoke during a meeting with members of the group in ... Read More »

Use Ceasefire Deal To Ensure Release Of All Boko Haram Captives, BBOG Charges FG


The Federal Government has been urged to use the ceasefire agreement purportedly entered into with the Boko Haram sect to ensure that other Nigerians held involuntarily by the insurgents are released alongside the Chibok schoolgirls. A statement signed by Obiageli Ezekwesili, Hadiza Bala Usman, Maryam Uwais and Saudatu Mahdi on ... Read More »

Despite ‘Ceasefire’ Deal, Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Scores In Borno Villages


Inspite of a purported Ceasefire agreement in place, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked two villages in Borno State, a local official has disclosed. The gunmen, in two Hilux vehicles, stormed Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government, in the northern part of Borno on Friday evening, shooting sporadically ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Has Agreed To Release Chibok Schoolgirls’


Ambassador Hassan Tukur is a Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan. In an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service monitored in Zaria, Tukur explained how discussion with Boko Haram, in which he is personally involved, began. Excerpts: Can you shed more light on the ceasefire agreement with Boko ... Read More »

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