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Boko Haram Didn’t Kill ABU Professor – Police • Arrests More Suspects

Ahmad Falaki

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Tambari Y. Muhammad, yesterday said that the police was making a headway in the investigation into the killing of Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki, the Director, Institute of Agricultural Research at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. This followed an ... Read More »

No Human Rights Violations In Counter-Insurgency Operations — Jonathan

GEJ-South-Korean Ambassador

President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday in Abuja that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, ... Read More »

Documentary: Tinubu Slams AIT With N20bn Lawsuit


A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has threatened to sue owners of private television station, African Independent Television, AIT, for airing a documentary he deemed defamatory “in all respects”. In a letter dated March 2, 2015, to the management of Daar Communications Limited, owners of ... Read More »

Persons Living With Disability In Plateau Call For Boycott Of PDP Candidates At The Polls


The Plateau State coordinator for Persons Living with Disability in Nigeria, Bulus Shanding, has directed members of the group not to cast their votes for any of the People’s Democratic Party’s candidates seeking political office in the country. According to Mr. Shanding, members of the group have suffered untold hardship ... Read More »

Ebonyi Judiciary Workers End Two-Month Old Strike


The Judiciary Staff Union in Ebonyi on Monday in Abakaliki announced the calling off of its two- month-old industrial action. The Chairman of the union, Jude Ukason, who announced it, directed its members to return immediately to work. He said the strike was called off due to the agreement reached ... Read More »

Insurgency: Lagos Assembly Hails Military


Lagos State House of Assembly has commended the Nigerian Military for its efforts towards reclaiming the nation’s territorial space in the North-eastern part of the country and ending the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents. This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the House and chairman ... Read More »

NSCDC Arrests 41 Beggars In Jigawa For ‘Midnight Wandering’


The Nigeria Security and Civil Corps in Jigawa State on Monday said it arrested 41 beggars for seeking alms at mid-night. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Muhammad Gidado, said they were arrested in Dutse Local Government Area. Mr. Gidado said “more than 41 beggars were mopped up from the ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity: NUPENG Urges Okonjo-Iweala To Intervene

queue for fuel

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, on Monday in Abuja called on the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to intervene in the current fuel crisis in the country. Isaac Aberare, the NUPENG General Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the intervention of the minister ... Read More »

From Ground Zero To Cloud 9: President Jonathan’s 18-Year-Old Pilot And Other Flying Stars


President Jonathan hosted 5000 Young Nigerians to an event titled #MeetThePresident in Lagos, Sunday evening. For Mr. President the rewarding moment was when a group of young Pilots, including Nigeria’s youngest pilot, an 18-year-old, which were trained by his administration came on stage to thank and appreciate the President amongst several endorsements and verifiable ... Read More »

Troops Kill 73 Insurgents Disguised As Herdsmen In Borno

Nigeria Deaths in Detention

No fewer than 73 Boko Haram insurgents, disguised as herdsmen with the intention of invading Konduga town in Borno State, were yesterday killed by troops from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army. This is just as a suicide bomber, who drove a Volkswagen Golf car, was also shot dead ... Read More »

Crash In Oil Price: FG Denies Plan To Slash Workers’ Salaries

Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe, yesterday denied speculations that the federal government was planning to slash salaries of workers due to the crash in oil prices. Speaking during an interactive session with heads of federal parastatals and agencies in Plateau State, the minister cautioned against insinuations ... Read More »

Police Arraign 20 Suspects In Court Over Oshodi Mayhem


The Lagos State Police Command has dragged five teenagers and 15 men before an Oshodi magistrate’s court in the state for allegedly causing riot at Oshodi. The teenagers arraigned before the court are Alagbe Kehinde, 18; Ayeni Oluwasegun, 19; Kasali Tunde, 19; Babatunde Sodiq, 19; Olawale Soliu, 19, Abiodun Adeleke, ... Read More »

PDP Accuses Edo APC Of Destroying Candidates’ Posters


The Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of defacing and destroying posters of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the party across the state. The PDP also expressed surprise at the posters of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, which it said ... Read More »

Group Offers To Sponsor Presidential Debate At Chatham House


A group, Wind of Hope, has offered a fresh platform for a presidential debate between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari, and President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the political situation in the country, at Chatham House, London, United Kingdom. National Coordinator ... Read More »

PDP Accuses APC Of Fueling Petrol Scarcity

fuel scarcity

The People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the present fuel scarcity in the country, by sabotaging the Federal Government’s efforts at ensuring that there was supply of Petroleum products. A statement yesterday by the Director, Media and Publicity, PDP ... Read More »

Tinubu Would Have Been In An American Jail By Now – Fani-Kayode


The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Monday urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pray for the fortune of its Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari because he was in trouble and surrounded by snakes and vampires. “Whether the APC wishes me well or not, I shall ... Read More »

FG Plans To Establish Bank For SMEs


The Federal Government, Monday, disclosed that it was set to establish a bank for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The bank to be called the ‘Development Bank of Nigeria’, will assist the small scale business owners to access funds for a longer tenure. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister ... Read More »

1.4m Jobs Created In 3 Years – Okonjo-Iweala


Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Monday, said that the Federal Government created 1.4 million jobs in the past three years in a bid to address unemployment in the country. The minister said this at a meeting on government policies, programmes and activities organised ... Read More »

Military Recaptures Yobe Communities From Boko Haram

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

The Defence Headquarters, Monday, said troops were dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to dislodge terrorists from their hideouts in the communities. “Troops are dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe, to rid the terrorists on Sunday,” a statement posted on the Defence Headquarters’ website said. According ... Read More »

Jonathan Has Himself To Blame For The Bad Advice He Gets – APC


The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organization (APCPCO) said that President Goodluck Jonathan has himself to blame for the poor quality of advise he gets from his advisers and aides since his days as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State. The party said this in reaction to the president’s recent statement ... Read More »