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Lovers Found Dead 20 Days Before Wedding

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Two lovers have been dead for about 14 days before their bodies were discovered at their Makolomi Street apartment of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The lovers identified as Udogi Eguke and Ese were found on Sunday, after stench from their decomposing bodies attracted neighbours. Chief Alfred ... Read More »

Never Again Will Schools Go On Strike In Nigeria – Shekarau

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Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has promised Nigerians that the era of strike in the country’s education sector was over. Speaking yesterday during his official visit to Federal Government-owned institutions in Lagos State, Shekarau said that the government had released N500 billion to the education sector for the settlement ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Foreign Reserve Now N6.3trn – Okonjo-Iweala

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Nigeria’s foreign reserve currently stands at $38 billion (N6.3 trillion), according to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The Minister, who spoke yesterday in Abuja, at the Public Affairs Forum organised by the office of Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Assistant on Public ... Read More »

Synagogue Building Collapse: Court Dismisses Suit To Stop TB Joshua From Testifying

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declined an oral application by an applicant, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking to stop further sittings of the Coroner’s court, until it hears the case on its merit. “Although, the applicant wants an order of interim injunction restraining T.B Joshua from appearing before ... Read More »

Mubi Now Called ‘The City Of Islam’ As Boko Haram Remains In Control

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Boko Haram has renamed Mubi, Adamawa State, the town which it took over about a week ago. The commercial town is now being referred to as ‘Madinatul Islam’ by the terrorists. Madinatul Islam means the city of Islam. The insurgents are now in full control of four local governments in ... Read More »

Tambuwal Drives To National Assembly Without Security Details

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal Tuesday drove himself to the National Assembly without his security details following the withdrawal of same by the Police. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, had last week ordered that the policemen attached to the office of the Speaker be withdrawn. ... Read More »

Board Confirms 30 Killed, 89 Injured In Potiskum Suicide Bombing

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Thirty deaths have been reported by Yobe Hospitals Management Board in the bomb attack in Potiskum on Monday. 89 injuries were also confirmed for the 119 total casualties reported. Earlier reports have put the number of people killed at 15, and the number of people who sustained injuries at 50. ... Read More »

PDP Office, Bank Attacked By Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen In Gombe

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have attacked a bank and a political party’s office on Tuesday in Nafada, Gombe State, according to witnesses. Nafada is a town near Gombe’s border with Yobe State. “They came in large numbers in vans and on motorcycles, shouting Allahu Akbar (God is greater),” Vanguard quoted ... Read More »

Etisalat Nigeria Customers to get iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, 14 November 2014. This is good news given the quality of data of Etisalat network and certainly the best network option for such ... Read More »

Niger Delta: Shell To Invest N2bn In Centenary Projects

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Shell is set to carry out three developmental projects worth N2 billion in Nigeria to mark the country’s centenary celebration. The company which started business in Nigeria in 1937 plans to undertake a health project at Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, build a 200-seater library in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and upgrade ... Read More »

Kogi Jail Break: 12 Escaped Inmates Re-Arrested

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The Nigeria Prison Service, NPS, says it has re-arrested 12 inmates out of the 144 that escaped from the Koton-Karfe Prisons, Kogi State, Sunday night. Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents had attacked the prison facility around 9.30 pm on Sunday, released the 144 inmates comprising 26 convicts and ... Read More »

Adamawa, Borno, Yobe May Fall To Boko Haram In A Matter Of Days If… – Dep Gov

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The North-East may soon fall under the control of Boko Haram unless the Federal Government adopts more stringent measures to deal with the insurgency, Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, has warned. The deputy governor, who gave the warning on Monday in Government House, Yola, while speaking with ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Mourns Edo Lawmaker, Says ‘Aliu Was My Brother’

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State Governor has commiserated with the family of the late Peter Aliu, the lawmaker representing Etsako East constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, who died on Monday morning at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital following an ailment. Governor Oshiomhole, during a condolence ... Read More »

Nigeria Must Generate 2,000MW Of Electricity Every Year To Be On The Path Of Development

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has blamed the rot in the power sector on various administrations that came into office after his tenures both as a military head of state and civilian president. Obasanjo stressed that if Nigeria must surmount the power challenge, it must start generating additional 2,000 megawatts ... Read More »

2015: NSA Seeks Media Cooperation, Vows To Deal With ‘Unpatriotic’ Politicians

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The Federal Government on Monday warned politicians to desist from unpatriotic acts such as political thuggery and assassinations that could derail our democracy. The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), gave the warning during a two-day workshop on security consciousness and awareness for reporters in both print and electronic ... Read More »

Obasanjo Receives National ID Card, Makes Case For Rural Dwellers

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday made a case for rural dwellers in the national identity card scheme, saying they should not be left out as they formed the bulk of the nation’s population. Mr. Obasanjo said this when he was presented his identity card by the National Identity Management ... Read More »

Obasanjo Blames Power Sector Woes On Successors

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed his successors for the problems in the country’s power sector, saying they often abandoned the sector and failed to continue his works. Obasanjo said this yesterday at a programme tagged ‘First Green Legacy Moment with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Leadership and Human Security ... Read More »

Police Reforms Yielding Fruits, Says Minister

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Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abdul Jelili Adesiyan, has expressed delight at the on-going reform in the Nigeria Police Force, saying the reforms have stated yielding positive results in the way the personnel attend to and handle issues related to criminal activities. The minister, who was fielding questions from newsmen ... Read More »

Acting IGP Inaugurates C’ttee On Prevention Of Communal Clashes

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The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Suleiman Abba on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the Police Committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu. It said that the ... Read More »

Court Grants Nnamani’s Request To Travel Abroad For Further Treatment

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A former Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, on Monday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he is still medically unfit to stand trial for alleged money laundering. His lawyer, Chief Rickey Tarfa (SAN), said he was yet to make a full recovery from a chronic chest ... Read More »