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Synagogue Building Collapse: Coroner Threatens To Arrest TB Joshua If He Fails To Testify


A coroner on Wednesday dismissed the arguments of the lawyers of Pastor TB Joshua, that he should not be summoned by the Inquest to testify on the building collapse in his Synagogue Church of All Nations where 116 people died, as he did not witness the collapse. The Coroner therefore ... Read More »

Nigerians In The US Warn Jega Over New 30,000 Polling Units


Nigerians resident in the united states have called on the Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Atahiru Jega against the use of the newly created 30,000 polling units during the 2015 general elections. In a statement by Dechi Dariye, Abayomi Adeolu and Osahon Osagie, Jega was advised to accept ... Read More »

Fall In Oil Price Will Make Nigeria’s Economy Better – National Planning Minister


As global oil price continue to fall, Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described the development as a blessing in disguise for Nigeria. Sulaiman, who is also Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, said that the development would have a positive impact on Nigeria’s economy. He gave the assurance, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: We’ll Prevail In A Little While, Says Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the Boko Haram insurgency would soon be a thing of the past. Minimah said that the security agencies would address the Boko Haram security challenge very soon. Speaking while delivering the guest of honours speech at ... Read More »

Adamawa Imposes 24Hrs Curfew On Mubi, Others As Soldiers, Residents Flee From Boko Haram

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Inspite of the existing state of emergency and purported ceasefire deal between the Federal Government and Boko Haram, the terrorists, yesterday, overran Mubi, the commercial nerve centre and second biggest town in Adamawa State as well as other neighbouring towns and villages, killing many residents who were unable to escape. ... Read More »

Jonathan Laments Population Explosion In FCT, Blames Insecurity In Other Parts


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday linked the population explosion in the Federal Capital Territory to the security challenge being experienced in parts of the country. He spoke while receiving a delegation of the FCT Council of Chiefs, area council chairmen, appointees and legislators at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation ... Read More »

PDP Has Institutionalized Corruption In Nigeria – Oyegun


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Chief John Odigie Oyegun has decried the rate of corruption in the country, saying Nigeria had never had it this bad. He said the ruling party has institutionalize graft in Nigeria. Addressing the party’s extraordinary national convention, Oyegun, who stressed the need for ... Read More »

$9.3m Arms Deal: Committee Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo-Asari


President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor and Alhaji Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo has been cleared of complicity in the botched $9.3 million arms deal by a special team tasked with getting facts on the issue. According to PRNigeria, citing ‘authoritative sources’, the panel cleared the duo and dismissed ... Read More »

Chinese Envoy Backs CBN Decision To Change Portion Of Forex Reserve To Yuan


Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xiaojie, has declared absolute support for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s plan to convert more of the country’s $39 billion foreign reserve to Yuan. 80 percent of Nigeria’s foreign reserve is in dollars, but this is set to change as the CBN hinted ... Read More »

Meet The 38 People, Groups That Contributed N22m For Jonathan’s Re-election


President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed appreciation to the groups and individuals who donated the N22 million needed for the purchase of a presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Thanks to the donors, the president, who has been adopted as a consensus candidate of the PDP, will tomorrow, ... Read More »

Jonathan Commiserates With Zambia Over President’s Death


President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolence to the government and people of Zambia over the death of their President, Michael Sata, who died in London on Tuesday. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on behalf of Jonathan and the ... Read More »

Gunmen Storm Borno Town, Kill Three, Burn Down Police Station, Over 200 Vehicles


Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Monday invaded Kukawa town, the headquarters of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, setting ablaze the Kukawa police station, government lodge and other public buildings in the town and over 250 vehicles. The insurgents, according to a resident of Kukawa, Mallam Abor Kanembu, invaded ... Read More »

Benue Workers To Smile Soon As State Govt. Moves To Offset 3 Months Salary Arrears


The Benue State Government on Tuesday said that it will soon commence the payment of the three months salaries being owed workers in the state. The state government had earlier explained that the inability to pay the workers was due to the harmonisation of all workers’ salaries in the state to ... Read More »

Synagogue Building Collapse: Chief Examiner Dismisses Explosion Claim


Chief Medical Examiner of Lagos State, Professor John Obafunwa, yesterday, presented a preliminary report to a Coroner’s Inquest set up to investigate the cause of the September 12 collapse of a guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, where 116 people died. Obafunwa, a Consultant Pathologist, ... Read More »

Police Mobile Force Training College Attack: 30 Policemen Still Missing – IG


The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday, said about 30 policemen were still missing following the recent attack on the Nigeria Police Mobile Force, Gwoza Training Camp, Borno State BY Boko Haram gunmen. He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a ... Read More »

Release Of Chibok Girls: We’re Keeping Our Fingers Crossed, Says FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said negotiations with the Boko Haram sect, which led to a recent ceasefire agreement, is still ongoing. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammed Adoke (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting convened by President Goodluck ... Read More »

I’m Alive And Strong – Ex-Minister Sekibo Reacts To Rumors Of His Death


A former Minister of Transport and an ex-governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, on Tuesday debunked rumors of his death, saying he was shocked that an online publication reported that he was dead. An online publication (not Information Nigeria), reported that ... Read More »

Mopol Training School Attack: 30 Policemen Still Missing – IGP


Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr Suleiman Abba, sai about 30 policemen were still unaccounted after more than two months of Boko Haram terrorists attack on their training facility in Gwoza, Borno state. Abba who spoke with state house correspondents yesterday however said that one of the policemen that ... Read More »

$9.3m Arms Deal: Secret Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Asari-Dokubo Of Complicity


A high-powered secret panel raised by the Federal Government to unravel the mystery behind the alleged involvement of the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and ex-militant, Mujahideen Asari Dokubo in the botched $9.3million arms deal in South Africa, has cleared both men of any ... Read More »

2015: Jonathan Commissions New Kaduna Govt. House, Warns Against Repeat Of 2011 Post-Election Violence


Ahead of the 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the good people of Kaduna State to do all within their powers not to allow a repeat of the 2011 post-election violence that rocked the state. It would be recalled that following the announcement of Mr. Jonathan as ... Read More »

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