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HND Holders Drag FG To Court Over Discrimination


A group of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in the public service, yesterday, dragged the federal government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), sitting in Abuja, asking it to declare that they are entitled to the same remunerations and progression in their work places as their counterparts with ... Read More »

Ramadan: Fayose Distributes 14, 000 Bags Of Branded Rice To Muslims In Ekiti


The governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has distributed no fewer than 14,500 branded 5kg bags of rice to Muslims across the state. Fayose, who distributed some of the rice at Ado Ekiti Central Mosque and Ansarudeen Central Mosque, said the gesture was in the spirit of Ramadan. The ... Read More »

FG Cuts Down On Fuel Imports

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The Federal Government has reduced the number of companies licensed to import gasoline in the third quarter to 27 from 40 in the previous three months, according to regional industry sources. According to Reuters, the 27 companies were allocated gasoline import rights by Nigeria’s downstream regulator Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory ... Read More »

20 Killed In Separate Boko Haram Attacks

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At least 15 passengers, including motorists were killed when some gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush along Maiduguri -Mafa- Dikwa Road yesterday at about 2:30pm. Mafa is about 45 kilometres East, while Dikwa is about 70 kilometres drive from Maiduguri that had suffered series ... Read More »

Female Boko Haram Members Arrested By The Military

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Three suspected female terrorists who have been secretly recruiting ladies into the female wing of terrorists group, Boko Haram have been arrested by the Nigerian militry, following a failed suicide bombing attempt by a female terrorist recently in Gombe. The Army disclosed this in a statement signed by the Deputy ... Read More »

Kaduna Youths Demand Emergency Rule In The State Following Attacks

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Youths of Sanga local government area of Kaduna state, under the aegis of Concerned Southern Kaduna Youths (CSKY) have asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna state following killing of about 200 people in the area. The group also blamed the Kaduna state governor, Alhaji ... Read More »

Industrial Court Strikes Out Sanusi’s Suspension Suit


The suit filed by the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi challenging his suspension as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Goodluck Jonathan has been struck out by the National Industrial Court (NIC). The matter which the suit sought to deal remains hanging and not ... Read More »

Gulder Ultimate Search, Bigger, Better and Back

L-R, Senior Brand Manager, Gulder, Onyeka Okoli, Rapper 2shotz, and Marketing Manager, Gulder, Legend and Life, Emmanuel Agu

Gulder, a leading lager brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries, is back again with its world-famous physical contest show Gulder Ultimate Search. The longest running ‘100% local-content’ entertainment programme in Nigeria.   At a media gathering, on July 1st 2014 at the Nigerian Breweries Head Quarters in Lagos, the producers promised ... Read More »

Police Debunks Rumor Of Bomb Discovery In Abia


The Abia Police Command has debunked media reports of the discovery of bombs allegedly planted at Ohafia by suspected herdsmen, describing the report as false and magnified rumour. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, in Umuahia, on Friday stated that “There were no bombs or Improvised Explosive ... Read More »

Abuja Residents Groan Under Disruption Of Public Water Supply


Some residents of Karu and Nyanya in Abuja have appealed to the FCT water board to restore normal water supply to the area. The residents made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. They said that the area had no water supply ... Read More »

Troops Uncover More Members Of Female Wing Of Boko Haram, 3 Arrested

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The Defence Headquarters has announced the arrest of three suspected female terrorists, who have been secretly carrying out recruitment of ladies into the female wing of the terrorist group. The arrest was sequel to a failed suicide bombing attempt on a military facility by a female terrorist, who blew herself ... Read More »

Insurgency To Impede Nigeria’s GDP Growth- Okonjo-Iweala

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VENTURES AFRICA – Insurgency by Islamist sect group Boko Haram will knock off half a percentage point from Nigeria’s economic growth in 2014 just like it did in 2013, according to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister. “We are expecting about 6.75 percent growth in 2014 and we have accounted for ... Read More »

Emirs Hold The Key To A United North – Emir Of Gombe

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The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar, on Thursday stressed the need for unity among northern monarchs to enhance peace in the region in view of its current challenges. Abubakar spoke yesterday during a visit to the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, to condole with the ... Read More »

Insecurity: Nigeria Passing Through Most Trying Moment – IG


Worried by the incessant terror attacks, herdsmen/farmers clashes in some parts of the country as well as other forms of crimes and criminality – kidnappings, abductions trans-border banditry, proliferation of arms and ammunition – taking place in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, yesterday convened an emergency ... Read More »

Rampaging Soldiers Set BRT Buses On Fire In Lagos


Soldiers have gone on a rampage along Ikorodu Road in Lagos State, destroying BRT buses, residents have said. The soldiers’ actions was sequel to an alleged hit and run involving a BRT bus. The BRT bus driver was alleged to have run over a yet-to-be identified soldier, killing him instantly. ... Read More »

Chibok: Parents Mobilize To Go In Search Of Abducted Daughters In Sambisa Forest


Distraught parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and many residents of the community have expressed concern that almost three months after the girls have remained in Boko Haram captivity, they are left with no option than to go into the dreaded Sambisa Forest and rescue the girls, even if they ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Will Stop Only When Politicians’ Corruption Ends’

Abubakar Shekau

An Italian nun, Enza Guccione, has declared that the Boko Haram insurgency can only be defeated if corruption ends in the country. According to Guccione, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks will only end if corruption is eliminated in the country. Drawing on her years of experience in the country, the Nigeria-based ... Read More »

Why #BringBackOurGirls Group Is Yet To Visit Chibok – Ezekwesili


The BringBackOurGirls group (BBOG), Abuja family, has stated that apart from its daily sit outs and awareness rally, it is still determined to visit Chibok, Borno State, to identify with the families of schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect 81 days ago. The group, which spoke through one of ... Read More »

FG Has Adopted Three-Pronged Approach To Stop Boko Haram – Okonjo-Iweala


Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said that the federal government has adopted a three-pronged approach to end insurgency and ensure security of lives and property as Islamist sect Boko Haram continues unleashing terror on the country. “We are taking a three-pronged approach to dealing with the various dimensions ... Read More »

Kaduna Killings: Traditional Ruler Shuns Protesting Youths


A first class traditional ruler in Kaduna state Thursday shunned youths who staged a peaceful protest to his palace over the persistent killings and destructions in the area. The youths, under the aegis of Concerned Southern Kaduna Youths( CSKY) had marched peacefully to the palace of the paramount ruler of ... Read More »

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