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Bakassi Peninsula Belongs To Cameroon, Not Nigeria – Surveyor General


Bakassi Peninsula belongs to Cameroon and not Nigeria, the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo has said. “Bakassi was more or less part of what they called Southern Cameroon. “I know that the available facts did not weigh in favour of Nigeria…the facts they (Cameroon) had at their disposal ... Read More »

Uduaghan Pardons 77-year-old On Death Row


Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has granted state pardon to a 77-year-old man, Dickson Umukoro, and two others, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. Uduaghan, using his power of prerogative, in line with Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution freed condemned septuagenarian, 53-year-old Monday Tom and ... Read More »

Borno Hajj C’ttee Urges FG To Reopen Maiduguri Airport

Maiduguri International Airport

The Federal Government has been urged to reopen the Maiduguri International Airport, Borno State, so that the more than 4,000 Muslims, currently on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, can arrive in the country using the airport. The airport has been closed for about a year, due to the persistent Boko Haram ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Insists Zoning Formula Must Be Maintained In Niger

Babangida Aliyu

Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Monday admonished the people of the state to maintain the zoning formula in the state, adding that it has always been the stabilising factor in the state’s politics. Aliyu who was at Kontagora to condole with the Emir, Seidu Namaska, over the death of ... Read More »

Arms Deal: South Africa Seizes Another $5.7m Nigerian Money

Seized cash

The Nigerian government and its South African counterpart are enmeshed in a fresh diplomatic row over another $5.7 million arms money from Nigeria seized in that country, indications emerged yesterday. The latest conroversy is coming barely one month after two Nigerians and an Israeli national were nabbed in South Africa ... Read More »

Boko Haram Razed 185 Churches In Adamawa, Borno – Catholic Church


The director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese, Rev. Gideon Obasogie, has said that two months after the capture of 11 towns in Borno and Adamawa states by Boko Haram insurgents, 185 churches in the diocese have been razed and 190, 545 people displaced, with surviving residents unable to ... Read More »

Boko Haram: NAF Acquires More Aircraft


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has bought some new and refurbished aircraft to sustain the tempo against the insurgents in the North East with a view to restoring permanent peace and stability in the area. The news was disclosed by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 8 In Rocket Attack On Cameroon Town


No fewer than eight people were on Monday killed in Amchide, Cameroon after a rocket attack allegedly fired by Boko Haram militants from the Nigerian town of Banki, security officials said. “The rocket landed in Amchide, killing eight civilians and injuring many more. We fear that the number of dead ... Read More »

Seven People Beheaded By Boko Haram In Borno


Boko Haram continues its campaign of terror in Nigeria’s northeast, with the latest being a revenge attack where seven people were beheaded on Monday, according to residents. When people of Ngamdu, the town targeted by the overnight raid woke up, they discovered “seven people had been brutally killed”, said resident ... Read More »

Group Asks FG To Ban Importation Of Tankers

petrol tankers

The National Association of Trailer and Tanker Builders of Nigeria wants the Federal Government to ban importation of tankers into the country. “What we manufacture here is most suitable for our roads, because we have over the years understood what was appropriate in terms of materials to use in manufacturing ... Read More »

NIMC Wants National Electonic ID Card Used As International Passport


Following the successful introduction of the electronic identity card, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is canvassing the use of the new National e-ID Card, as a valid travel document for certain types of travel. The commission said the new ID card is a bonafide Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD), ... Read More »

Ekiti PDP Petitions CJN Over Complicity Of State Chief Judge In “Judicial Coup”


The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Mukthar, accusing the Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, of planning to abort the inauguration of Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose slated for October 16, 2014. The party, in the petition ... Read More »

IPMAN To Build $3bn Refineries In Kogi, Bayelsa


In a bid to encourage the establishment of private refineries across the country, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) announced it has acquired more than 1,000 hectares of land in Kogi and Bayelsa for the proposed $3 billion refineries (N495 billion). IPMAN had in July entered into agreement ... Read More »

185 Churches Burnt, 190,000 People Displaced In Borno, Adamawa


Rev. Gideon Obasogie has lamented the suffering of the church following attacks unleashed by terrorist sect in Borno and Adamawa State. Obasogie, who is the Director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese said that two months after the capture of 11 towns in the two states, residents are still ... Read More »

$9.3m Arms Deal: Attacks On Oritsejafor Uncalled For – Delta CAN


Attacks targeted at the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the alleged use of his private jet to smuggle $9.3 million into South Africa is uncalled for, says Rt. Rev Diamond Emuobor. Emuobor, the chairman of the association in Ughelli North Local Government ... Read More »

Nigeria To Be Declared Ebola-free On Oct. 20 – Health Minister


Although there is no single case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country and not a single contact still under surveillance, by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) protocol, the health authorities can only epidemiologically declare the outbreak of the virus over in Nigeria on October 20, 2014. Nigeria ... Read More »

Army Extends Restriction On Vehicular Movement In Borno


The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday announced the extension of restriction of vehicular movement in Maiduguri metropolis till tomorrow. The embargo was initially slated to end today. In a terse statement issued via sms by Colonel Sani Usman, a deputy director, Army Public Relations, the military authorities said: ... Read More »

‘Abandoned Girl Not One Of Chibok Schoolgirls’


A teenage girl that was abandoned by her captors in Adamawa State nearly two weeks ago is not one of the schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect since April, leader of the Chibok Elders Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, has said. The girl was abandoned at Mararraban Mubi in Hong ... Read More »

N18,000 Minimum Wage No Longer Sustainable, Says NLC VP, Aremu

Comrade Issa Aremu

Vice-President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has called for a review of the N18,000 national minimum wage, saying under the prevailing circumstances, it is no longer sustainable. According to him, the minimum wage is due for review next year. Delivering a lecture in Ilorin, the Kwara ... Read More »

Police Parade Fake Army Corporal, 19 Others In Kogi


The Kogi State Police Command, weekend, paraded a fake Army Corporal, one Mohammed Usman, and 19 others for their alleged involvement in criminal activities. Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Okafor, told journalists that Usman, while pretending to be a corporal in the Nigerian Army, duped unsuspecting ... Read More »

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