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Body Of Ebola Victim Cremated In Lagos To Avoid Outbreak


The body of the first victim of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, who died in Lagos on Friday, has been cremated. Details of the cremation were not available at press time but Sunday Vanguard gathered that the event was witnessed by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and ... Read More »

Military Bans Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri During Sallah


7 Division, Nigerian Army has said that no vehicle, motorcycle, tricycle or any other vehicular movement will be allowed in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, and environs for security reasons. This warning was contained in a press statement by the spokesman of the Division, Colonel Muhammed Dole. “The report at the ... Read More »

One Dies, 15 In Coma As Generator Fume Suffocates Worshippers


Fifteen persons have collapsed as a result of suffocation caused by fumes from a generator during an inter-denominational fellowship at the Young Peoples Christian Fellowship located along Eziukwu, by Milverton road Aba, Abia State, reports have said. The victims of the fellowship are said to be all indigenes of Arochukwu ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitri: Don’t Despair Over Terrorist Attacks – Jonathan Tells Nigerians


Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday urged citizens to remain strong and resolute in defence of freedom, unity, law and order, peace, security and progress of the nation. The call was contained in a message to the nation on the 2014 Eid-el-Fitri celebration. Regretting that some parts of the country experienced ... Read More »

Mark, Tambuwal, Greet Muslims On Sallah


The Senate President, Senator David Mark has congratulated the Muslim Ummah for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, which he said the nation desires most at this trying times. This was contained in his goodwill message to Muslims in Abuja on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri. In a press statement ... Read More »

Kaduna Bombing: Police Investigative Team In Kaduna, Meets Buhari


A four-man investigative panel set up by the Inspector General of Police to unravel the masterminds of the twin bomb blasts targeting former head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, arrived Kaduna Saturday. The team, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Legal Department, ... Read More »

Sallah: Military Restricts Vehicular Movement For 72Hrs In Maiduguri


Ahead of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, military authorities at the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army yesterday banned all vehicular movements within the capital city from Monday to Wednesday. A statement signed by the division’s spokesman, Col. Muhammed Dole, explained that the 72-hour ban on ... Read More »

Nigeria On High Alert After Ebola Death In Lagos


Nigeria is on alert against the possible spread of Ebola, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa’s biggest city and the country’s financial capital. The health ministry said on Friday that a 40-year-old Liberian man died at a private hospital in Lagos from the ... Read More »

Kaduna Bombing: Sallah Durbar Cancelled


The Zazzau Emirate Council in Kaduna State, on Saturday announced the cancellation of Eid-El-Fitr durbar and all other festivities in honour of victims of the dual bomb blast that rocked Kaduna metropolis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Tuesday, two separate bomb blasts occurred in Kaduna metropolis, ... Read More »

Army Investigating Alleged Killing Of Shi’ite Muslims In Kaduna


The Nigerian Army is investigating the alleged killing of some members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Friday, an official said. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.–Gen. Olajide Laleye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone that the investigation would establish what happened. ... Read More »

Atiku Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria’s Unity


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appealed to Muslims in Nigeria to pray for an end to the current security challenges in the country. In an Eid-al-Fitri message marking the end of the 30-month-long Ramadan fasting period, the former Vice President expressed regret that the terrorists have shed so much ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Steps Up Surveillance On Entry Points

Minister For Health: Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Federal Government said it has put all entries into Nigeria on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa’s most ... Read More »

Sallah: Security Strengthened In Public Places In FCT


Security measures have been reinforced in some public places and markets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. A visit to some of these places in the FCT by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday revealed that corporate and private establishments were leaving nothing ... Read More »

5 Killed In Anambra Cholera Outbreak


At least five persons have been killed in a cholera outbreak at Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State. The State Commissioner for Health Dr. Joe Akabike who made this known to reporters in Awka said that so far, 120 cases of the disease have been reported. The commissioner said ... Read More »

Sheikh El-Zakzaky Speaks On Clash With Soldiers: ‘We Were Helpless… They Shot At Us With Impunity’

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky

The leader of Nigeria’s Shiite Muslims, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, whose three sons were killed yesterday by Nigerian troops in Zaria, Kaduna State, said his followers were unarmed and have never armed themselves in their history. Zakzaky said in a brief telephone interview culled from ... Read More »

Jonathan In Lagos On Private Visit


President Goodluck Jonathan is presently in Lagos State on a private visit. He arrived at the presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport around 5pm on Friday. He was receieved by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, among ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrests Refrigerator Parts Seller With Cocaine


A 35-Year Old refrigerator parts seller, Celestine Alinnor, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] for being in possession of 1.1kg of cocaine. Alinnor was on his way to Germany en route the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, when he was arrested during the screening of ... Read More »

Anti-Terrorism War: FG Orders 40 Attack Helicopters from US, Russia

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In its determination to rid the North-East and parts of the North-West of Boko Haram insurgents and eliminate terrorism, the Federal Government has ordered 40 attack and transport helicopters from the United States of America and Russia for the Nigerian Air Force. It was learnt that the attack helicopters ordered ... Read More »

Kaduna Blasts: Killing Buhari, Bauchi Would Have Set Nigeria On Fire – Presidency


The Presidency has expressed profound gratitude to God for the safety of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, who were targets of two bomb blasts in Kaduna on Wednesday. According to the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Professor ... Read More »

Jonathan Orders Replacement Of Crashed Air Force Helicopter – Amosu


President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the replacement of a Nigerian Air Force, NAF, helicopter that crashed in the south of Bama in Borno State. The military helicopter, NAF Mi-35, with three-crew members, crashed Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Nwakile. However, the Co-pilot N.M Halilu, a Flight Lieutenant and ... Read More »

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