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Boko Haram Is Being Sponsored By Northern APC Leaders – Fani-Kayode


Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has again alleged that Northern elements within the All progressives Congress (APC) party were the ones sponsoring operations of the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram in northern part of the country. The former Minister who spoke with Reporters in Osogbo shortly after attending ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 8, Blows Up Bridge In Yobe

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Islamist sect, Boko Haram has continued unleashing terror on the northern part of Nigeria, with an attack on Katarko village, outskirts of Damaturu, the Yobe state on Monday, killing eight persons and blowing up an important bridge. Katarko, which is 22 kilometers south of Damaturu the Yobe state capital, is ... Read More »

Army Lifts Ban On Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri


The Nigerian Army has lifted the ban it placed on vehicular movement in Maiduguri, Borno State to ward off the alleged planned attack of the Boko Haram insurgents. A ban was placed on vehicular movement on Sunday which caused untold hardship on the residents of the troubled town as they ... Read More »

Security Stepped Up In Abuja For Pro-Jonathan Rally


Security has been stepped up in Abuja in readiness for a youth solidarity rally in support of President Goodluck Jonathan which will hold on Thursday. Security operatives, mostly officers of the Nigeria Army have been stationed at strategic entry points and locations within the capital city, with every vehicle entering ... Read More »

Monarch Tasks Community Leaders On Education Of Children

Emir of Hadejia in Jigawa, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar

The Emir of Hadejia in Jigawa, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar, on Tuesday directed district heads in his domain to prevail on parents to enrol their wards in school. He said that it was imperative for community leaders to sensitise their subjects on the need to enrol their wards in school and ... Read More »

Jonathan Commiserates With El-Rufai Over Son’s Death


President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, over the death of his son, Hamza. El-Rufai had announced on his Facebook page at about 8.00 a.m. that Hamza died in a motor accident on Tuesday morning in Abuja. A statement by Dr Reuben ... Read More »

Medical Consultants Warn FG Against Proscribing NMA Over Strike

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The Dental and Medical Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has warned the Federal Government against taking drastic actions against the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in an effort to force the doctors to call off their nationwide strike. MDCAN in a statement by its national President, Steven Oluwale, in Abuja, warned ... Read More »

Man, 39, Nabbed By NDLEA In Bid To Smuggle ‘Weed’ To China


A 39 -year-old motorcycle parts dealer, Ogbodo Chibuzor David, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for trying to smuggle 11.06kg of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis to China. The suspect, who concealed the drugs in various food items, was arrested following the discovery ... Read More »

Saraki Commiserates With El-Rufai Over Son’s Death


As more Nigerians continue to react to the death of Hamza el-Rufai, the son of former FCT Minister, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the All Progressives Congress chieftain. Hamza, a student of Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, died in a car crash ... Read More »

Jigawa Will Not Discriminate Against Non-Indigenes – Gov. Lamido Assures


Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Monday assured non-indigenes living in the state that their rights as Nigerian citizens would be protected. Mr. Lamido gave the assurance when he received the Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Sunusi, who paid the governor Sallah homage in Dutse. He explained that all non-indigenes ... Read More »

Boko Haram Not Fighting For Religion, Says Amaechi

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Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said that those who killed and maimed innocent people and destroy property during the holy month of Ramadan, are not Muslims and urged true adherents of Islam to unite and fight terrorism. He made ... Read More »

Police Arrest Five Male Suspects In Connection With Kano Terror Attacks


As part of on-going investigations into the various bombings that have rocked Kano State in recent times, police detectives have arrested five male suspects for their complicity in the attacks. Two were arrested in connection with the foiled bomb attack at Isyaku Rabiu Mosque, while three were arrested in connection with ... Read More »

Kaduna Blast: Male Suspect Disguised As Female’s Under ‘Demonic’ Attack, Mom Cries Out


The mother of the young man accused by military authorities of masterminding last week’s suicide car blast in Kawo, Kaduna State, has cried out over her son’s innocence. The suspect, Mansir Yusuf, who was disguised as a woman, was reportedly arrested while leaving the scene of the deadly blast on ... Read More »

‘Those Behind Boko Haram Will Soon Be Exposed’


Worried by the incessant killings and maiming of lives of innocent Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect, a group of former Niger-Delta militants under the Edo State Phase Three Ex-militant Group, has said that the sponsors of the terrorist group will soon be exposed. The leader of the group, “General” ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Performs First ‘Hawan Daushe’ Durbah Despite Security Fears

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The Emir of Kano, His Eminence, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Tuesday performed a traditional evening Sallah durbah (Hawan Daushe/ Hawan Babban Daki) in the ancient northern city; his first since becoming emir last month. The traditional Sallah durbah tagged ‘Hawan Daushe/Hawan Babban Daki/Hawan Yamma’ is one of the traditional durbah ... Read More »

El-Rufai Son Dies In Abuja Auto Crash


Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai has lost his son to a car crash, the second child to die in three years. Hamza El-Rufai died on Tuesday morning in Abuja. The former minister broke the unfortunate news on his Facebook page at about 8am. The ... Read More »

3 Electrocuted, Several Injured As High Tension Cable Falls In Ogun Market


Three persons yesterday got electrocuted at Ifo market, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State after a high-tension wire fell on them. The high-tension cable, it was gathered, suddenly snapped and fell on the victim who died on the spot. Several others were also said to have sustained injuries. Ogun ... Read More »

Cheque Forgery Syndicate Smashed In Lagos


Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos have arrested three persons who specialised in stealing bank customers cheques with which they withdraw money through alleged connivance of some banks staff. Recovered from the suspects were two dud cheques, fake letter heads of the Ekiti State House of Assembly and ... Read More »

Buhari’s Survival Saved Nigeria From Genocide – Evah


Human Rights activist and Co-ordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group, Comarade Joseph Evah has said former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari’s survival in a bomb blast in Kaduna saved Nigeria the genocide that would have been worse than what happened in Rwanda. Speaking to Vanguard in an interview, the former ... Read More »

Group Urges FG To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Chibok Girls


The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has urged the federal government to negotiate the release of the abducted scchoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state, with Boko Haram insurgents. According to the group, the problems of insecurity in the country can only be surmounted through negotiation and intensive prayers. In ... Read More »

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