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Stopping Corruption In Nigeria Key To Overcoming Challenges – Monarch


The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona, yesterday, said that the country would not overcome its socio-economic challenges except corruption is weeded out from all strata of Nigeria’s existence. According to him, traditional rulers are not exempted from corruption in Nigeria. Oba Adetona, while addressing ... Read More »

Unemployment In Nigeria, A Time Bomb — PENGASSAN


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has described the unemployment situation in Nigeria as a time bomb that can explode any moment. The group therefore tasked all tiers of government, especially the Federal Government, to be practical in its quest for job creation. A statement by its ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks: We Shall Overcome – Shettima


Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, yesterday, said that the Boko Haram insurgents would not emerge victorious in their continued wanton destruction of lives and property of innocent Nigerians. Shettima said this while speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri following the recent attack and abduction of some female students of the Government ... Read More »

Nigerian Muslim Clerics Recruit For Boko Haram, Governors Take Bribe — Cameroon, Report


The government of Cameroon has alleged that Nigerian Muslim clerics living in the border towns of Cameroon and Nigeria are recruiting Boko Haram members in their mosques. It added that to make matters worse, government officials in the North East states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa collaborate with the terrorists ... Read More »

13-year-old Pastor’s Daughter Defiled, Impregnated By Policeman In Anambra


Men of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested one of their own, a police sergeant, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old daughter of a popular pastor at Nkpor in Idemili Council Area of the state. The young girl, who had not revealed she was defiled until now, was said to ... Read More »

3 Vehicles Burn As Filling Station Catches Fire In Ogun

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Passengers of a commuter bus escaped death when their bus caught fire close to an Oando filling station at Ojodu Alagbole Akute Road, Odo-Eran Bus-Stop, Ogun State on Sunday evening after a heavy rainfall. Also burnt were another commuter bus and a Sienna space bus parked in the filling station. ... Read More »

D’banj Visits Nyanya Blast Victims, Urges Youths To Shun Violence


A popular Nigerian musician, Mr Dapo Oyebanji (D-banj) on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian youths to shun violence and embrace peace. D-banj made the call when he visited some victims of the Nyanya bomb blast in company of the FCT Health Secretary, Dr Ademola Onakomaiya, at the Asokoro District Hospital, ... Read More »

Insecurity: Presidency, State Governors To Meet On Wednesday


President Goodluck Jonathan, will on Wednesday hold a security meeting with the 36 state governors, following recent attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram. Reviewing of the security situation in the country, as well as ongoing national security measures and operations with a view to determining the best way forward will be ... Read More »

Kebbi Govt. Trains 150 Sharia Court Judges


The Kebbi Government on Tuesday commenced the training of 150 Sharia Courts Judges on advanced Sharia Legal System to enhance dispensation of Islamic Justice in the state. Addressing the participants in Birnin Kebbi, the Chief Registrar,  Sharia Court of Appeal, Alhaji Muhammad Sani, said the training would improve Judges’ practical knowledge and enhance their understanding and memory on Sharia legal ... Read More »

NDLEA Discovers Cocaine In Shoes, ‘Stabilizers’, Arrests Suspect


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered 2.460kg of cocaine hidden inside female shoes and voltage regulators, popularly called ‘stabilizers’, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The seizures were made in a consignment of female shoes from Brazil aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight and a shipment ... Read More »

Kaduna Govt Commences Biometrics Registration Of Taxable Persons

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The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday commenced Biometrics registration of all taxable persons in the state. The Executive Chairman, state Board of Internal Revenue, Alhaji Muhammad Tanko, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria. The chairman said the registration was in line with effort of government to enhance revenue ... Read More »

Flight Operations Resume At Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport

Flight operations have again resumed at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna State even as aviation authorities have commenced investigations into the cause of fire outbreak at the airport. Flight operations was suspended on Sunday following a fire incident that gutted the airport’s control tower. It was learnt that aviation officials ... Read More »

Plateau Revenue Service Generates N2.18bn In 3 Months


The Plateau Government realised N2.18 billion internally generated revenue in the first quarter of the year, the Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Samuel Pam, has said. Pam stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos. Pam, who said the amount was ... Read More »

Boko Haram Is An Ideology Built On Falsehood, Cannot Stand Test Of Time – Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said on Tuesday that the Boko Haram insurgents would not emerge victorious in their continued killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians. Shettima stated this while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri following the recent attack and abduction of some female students of the Government Girls ... Read More »

FCT Minister Suspends Controversial Park And Pay Scheme

Abuja Park and Pay

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the suspension of its on-street Park and Pay scheme within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with immediate effect. A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister, Nosike Ogbuenyi, said the suspension was in obedience to the judgment of ... Read More »

Insurgency Targeted At Eradicating Muslims – JIBWIS

Boko Haram Massacre

National Chairman of Jama’atul Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) Sheik Abdullahi Bala Lau has raised the alarm that most of the killings in the northern part of the country was aimed at destroying Muslims in the region. He made this known at a press briefing organized by JIBWIS in Katsina on ... Read More »

Kutigi Alters Confab Committees’ Venue


The National Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd), has announced a change of venue for some of the confab’s standing committees, as deliberations at the committee level begin on Tuesday. This is contained in a statement by the conference’s Assistant Secretary on Media and Communications, Mr. Akpandem James, on Monday ... Read More »

Afenifere Spits Fire: Any Terrorist Attack On Yorubaland Is ‘Declaration Of War’

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A Yoruba socio-political group, the Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has issued a warning to insurgents against carrying out any attack on Yoruba soil, saying any such attempt would be considered as an act of war. In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Olawale Oshun, on Monday, the group said ... Read More »

FG Sets Up Task Force On Violence Against Children, s*xual Abuse


The Federal Government of has set up a National Joint Task Force for the Prevention of Child s*xual Abuse and Violence against Children in Nigeria, as it seeks to stem the tide of violence against children in Nigeria. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, who inaugurated ... Read More »

Mob Vandalises Police Officer’s House Alleged To Be Ritual Den In Ogun

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An angry mob, yesterday, threatened to burn down a building rumoured to be a suspected ritualists’ den in Ijaiye area of Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State, but for the intervention of security agents from the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Ogun ... Read More »

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