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NMA Pleads With Fashola To Facilitate Payment Of Lagos Doctor’s Withheld Salaries


The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter, on Sunday appealed to the Lagos State Government to release the withheld emoluments of doctors in its work force. The Chairman of the association, Dr Tope Ojo, made the appeal at a news briefing in Lagos. Ojo expressed worries that Lagos State Government ... Read More »

Adamawa Disappointed In State’s Pilgrims For Holding Aircraft Hostage


The Adamawa State government has decried the attitude of some of the state’s intending pilgrims for holding an aircraft hostage at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano State. The pilgrims reportedly became frustrated, Saturday, when instead of ferrying them to Saudi Arabia, the plane instead landed in Kano. ... Read More »

Abandoned Chibok Girl Moved To Undisclosed Location In Abuja For Further Treatment


Indications emerged weekend that the Federal Government has moved the Chibok girl, Susan Ishaya, abandoned by Boko Haram in Adamawa, to Abuja for further treatment. Susan was moved from the Police hospital, Yola, on Saturday to an undisclosed location where she is now receiving treatment in Abuja. Her identity is ... Read More »

Victims Of Abuja-Lokoja Road Mishaps Taking Toll On Kogi Health Facilities, Says Wada


Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi says incessant accident on the Lokoja-Abuja road has put serious pressure on public health institutions in the state. Wada, who spoke at the 2014 special marshals’ workshop in Lokoja on Sunday, noted that public hospitals had been receiving on daily basis corpses of victims road ... Read More »

Insecurity: INEC Meets With Adamawa Stakeholders On Fate Of Michika, Madagali Voters


Ahead of the Oct. 11 Adamawa governorship by-election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is meeting with stakeholders from Michika and Madagali local government areas. The meeting was organised by INEC in order to ascertain the fate of voters in the affected areas recently over run by insurgents. The Resident ... Read More »

Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Railway To Be Ready By December — Transportation Minister


The ongoing rehabilitation of rail track in the Eastern corridor from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri will be completed latest by December, the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, has said. “At the moment, we are rehabilitating and indeed we completed over 90 percent of the rehabilitation exercise. We hope that ... Read More »

Police Warn People Who Have No Business In Ekiti To Stay Away


Ekiti State Police Command has warned anyone without any legitimate business in the state to steer clear or face the full weight of the law if apprehended. This came as tensions rose in the state, with mass arrests of those suspected to be perpetrating violence in the state. Public Relations ... Read More »

300 Boko Haram Members Surrender In Cameroon, Begs For Asylum


Dreaded terror sect, Boko Haram has continued losing ground as more members of the group have surrendered in Cameroon over the past three weeks, according to the country’s defense ministry. According to Cameroon’s defence Spokesman, Lt. Col. Didier Badjeck, at least 300 Boko Haram members surrendered their arms and asked ... Read More »

AMCON Yet To Pay Us N132bn Debt, Says Bi-Courtney


The managements of Bi-Courtney Limited, Chartered Investment Limited, Resort International Limited and Roygate Limited have debunked a statement credited to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba that the companies’ asset were taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, over alleged N50bn debt. The company in ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Calls On S/South Monarchs To Speak Up Against Crude Oil Theft

Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on traditional rulers in oil-producing states of the federation to speak up against crude oil theft and identify perpetrators of the heinous crime in the interest of the country. Governor Oshiomhole, who made this known while playing host to monarchs from the ... Read More »

IGI Vice Executive Chairman, Remi Olowude, Dies At 63

Remi Olowude

The Nigerian insurance industry yesterday lost an icon when the Executive Vice Chairman, Industrial and General Insurance Plc, Mr. Remi Olowude, passed on in a hospital in the United State of America after a prolonged illness. He was aged of 63. Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, IGI, Mr. Steve Ilo, who ... Read More »

Tension in Ado-Ekiti As Police Boss Warns Trouble Makers To Stay Clear


There was uneasy calm yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following reports that some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), were planning a reprisal over last Thursday night’s killing of the union’s former chairman in the state, Chief Omolafe Aderiye. Also, factions within the Road Transport ... Read More »

Ekiti Crisis: Afenifere Group Warns ‘Desperate Politicians’ Against Mayhem In Yoruba land


The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has expressed concern that a ‘needless and preventable’ violence has degenerated into anarchy in Ekiti State. In a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos by the group’s chairman, Olawale Oshun, ARG said from all indications, there is no justification for why, within just one week, ... Read More »

Government’s Inability To Address Insecurity In Nigeria Unacceptable – Kwankwaso


Kano State Governor Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso has described as unacceptable the deteriorating security situation of the country and the federal government’s seeming inability to end it. According to him, insecurity in the country has made more than four million Nigerians flee to Niger, Cameroon and Chad Republic. “The situation is ... Read More »

Journalist Dies At 55 After Complaining Of Back Ache

Toba Suleiman

The Ekiti State Correspondent of ThisDay Newspapers, Mr. Toba Suleiman has died at the age of 55 after a brief illness. The journalist died in the early hours of Sunday at the Sacred Hearts Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, just hours after he complained of repeated backache, which made his ... Read More »

Family Accuses Police Of Killing Of 31-year-old Cab Driving Graduate, Petitions FG

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A suspect who allegedly died in police custody was killed to cover up a secret, his family has claimed, and has therefore petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan for an autopsy order to confirm how he died. “Chukwuma was killed to cover up a secret, which could have been unveiled if he ... Read More »

I Was Hired To Attack Nasarawa Villages; 25-year-old Suspect Confesses


Eggon youths in Nasarawa State have arrested a 25-year-old Fulani herdsman, Abdullah Buldi, who confessed that he was actively involved in series of attacks and destruction of properties in the on-going face-off between farmers and nomads in the state. Buldi made the confession following his arrest after the invasion of ... Read More »

Kumuyi Refuses To Comment On $9.3m, Leaves It To “Those With Details”


General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, has declined to talk about the alleged $9.3 million dollars seized in South Africa after it was ferried there by two Nigerians and an Israeli in a jet owned by President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor ... Read More »

Court Halts Sale Of Arisekola’s Assets Over N7bn Debt Owed GTBank


Plans to sell the assets of the late Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola-Alao has been halted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The suit was filed by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) against the Estate of Arisekola Alao and two of his companies, Lister Flour Mills ... Read More »

Presidency Playing Politics With Chibok Girls’ Misery – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of manipulating the release of the abducted Chibok girls to boost its approval ratings and improve public opinion about him. The opposition alleged in a statement released on Sunday, that whatever efforts the government was making to secure the girls’ release ... Read More »

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