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Gombe Immunises 900 Children


At least 900 children under age five were immunised in Gombe State during the Immunisation Plus Days, Dr Ahmed Gana, Executive Secretary, Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, has said. Gana made the statement on Saturday in Gombe in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He ... Read More »

Report Army Deserters To Security Agencies – DHQ


The Nigerian military has started going after soldiers who deserted the Armed Forces. The Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who described the act as a grave offence, said the Nigerian military would arrest those who had absconded. Olukolade made this known while speaking on issues involving the ongoing ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: No Evidence Of FG Rescue Efforts – BBOG


The #BringBackOurGirls group yesterday expressed doubt in the rescue mission of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted over 4 months ago by Boko Haram insurgents even as they faulted the Federal Government’s indecision on the matter. Speaking to journalists at the group’s protest in Abuja to mark the schoolgirls’ 130 days in ... Read More »

Ebola: Kano State Approves N33.4m For Renovation Of Healthcare Facilities


The Kano State Government has approved N33.4 million for the immediate renovation of Yar’Gaya Health Centre recently designated as an Isolation Centre for the treatment of Ebola disease. The Commissioner for Information, Dr Danburan Abubakar made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Friday. He said the approval ... Read More »

Police Probes Alleged Attempt On NSCDC Boss


The Police have begun investigation into the allegation that one policeman attempted to open fire on the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ade Abolurin. This is contained in a statement issued by DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday in Abuja. It ... Read More »

Obasanjo Commends FG, Lagos On Ebola


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has commended the Federal and Lagos state governments for curbing the spread of the Ebola virus in the country. The former President stated this at the opening ceremony of the 11th Biennial International Conference on “Drugs, Alcohol and Society in Africa” organized by the African ... Read More »

Chibok Parents Lose Hope, Request For Daughters’ Bodies For Burial


Parents of the kidnapped Chibok school girls have lost hope of reuniting with the missing girls, as they said they want the matter closed, since the government has been unable to rescue the girls for the past four months. More than 200 girls were on April 14 abducted at the ... Read More »

Ebola: Obasanjo Commends FG, Lagos On Containment Measures

Babatunde Fashola

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended the efforts of the Federal and Lagos State Governments in curbing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country. The ex-president noted that if the same measure of quick response had been applied to rescuing the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, perhaps the story ... Read More »

Police Investigates Alleged Attempt To Shoot NSCDC Boss, Abolurin


The Police have begun investigation into the allegation that one policeman attempted to open fire on the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin. This is contained in a statement issued by DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday in Abuja. It said ... Read More »

SSS Advises Nigerians To Be Wary Of Female Suicide Bombers In Reverend Sisters’ Attires


The Department of State of State Service, DSS has raised the alarm over the theft of at least 13 pieces of Reverend Sisters’ regalia of the Catholic Church from a shop in Kano State, supposedly for the purpose of disguise for suicide bombing. A statement from the DSS spokesperson, Marilyn ... Read More »

Police Inspector Attempted To Shoot Abolurin, Others Over Pipeline Vandals Arrest – NSCDC


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Friday, alleged that a policeman attempted to shoot its Commandant-General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, and other security officers and officials from the Attorney-General’s office, who were on an inspection tour of items seized from oil pipeline vandals at Ikorodu, Lagos. The NSCDC Public ... Read More »

Police Will Lead Other Agencies To Ensure 2015 Poll, Says Acting IG


The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, on Friday assured that the police would lead other agencies in ensuring a peaceful conduct of 2015 elections. Abba spoke at the decoration of eight newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and 19 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in Abuja. Abba also said ... Read More »

North Not A Parasite In Nigeria – Aliyu


The Northern States Governors Forum has reiterated its position that the region is not a parasite on other parts of the country. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, made the clarification in Minna, the state capital, on Thursday when he received The Peace ... Read More »

Road Transport Employers To build 185,000 Houses For Members


Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has decided to construct at least 185,000 units of houses across Nigeria within a year. The association said it had already worked out the funding for the project, which is expected to be undertaken through direct labour within 365 days from the date ... Read More »

Two Patients, Spouses Of Primary Contacts Contract Ebola


Nigeria said on Friday that two more people had tested positive for Ebola, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country to 14, including five deaths. “Nigeria has now recorded the first two cases of Ebola Virus Disease in secondary contacts of the index ... Read More »

Boko Haram Invade Another Borno Town, Hoist Flag


Boko Haram continue its unchecked terror activities on Nigeria’s north east, as it stormed Pulka village of Gwoza and sacked the whole community before hoisting their black and white flags Thursday night. This came barely 24 hours after suspected members of Boko Haram sect dislodged the National Police Mobile Training ... Read More »

Eko Bridge Repairs Start Tomorrow; To Last 71 Days


The Lagos State Government will start repair works on the expansion joints on Eko Bridge expected to be on Saturday. The state government had earlier announced plans to commence repair on the expansion joint replacement from Saturday 23rd August, 2014 to Monday 27th October 2014 (71 days). The government added ... Read More »

Dr. Adadevoh’s Death Will Not Be In Vain – Fashola

Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

The Lagos State Government yesterday assured that the death of Dr. Stella Ameyo-Adadevoh of the First Consultant Hospital Obalende, Lagos, the fourth Nigerian to die of the Ebola Virus Disease, after attending to the late Patrick Sawyer, who imported the deadly virus disease from Liberia, would not be in vain. ... Read More »

Ebola Or Not, Osun Osogbo Festival Must Hold, Devotees Insist

Osun-Osogbo purification

The Osun Osogbo Festival 2014 Advisory Committee yesterday insisted that the Ebola virus does not pose any threat to the celebration of the annual festival. The Chief Festival Consultant, Mr Ayo Olumoko, said the federal government did not at any time contact organizers of the festival to discuss possible cancellation, hence, ... Read More »

We’ll Rebuild Damboa In Two Weeks – Shettima Assures Displaced Residents


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Wednesday visited the over 1,600 people who were displaced from Damboa by Boko Haram insurgency, and are now taking refuge at a camp in Gombe State. It was learnt that the governor also donated N2.5millon to the displaced persons while pledging to rebuild ... Read More »

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