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Why Boko Haram Attacks Continued Amid Peace Talks

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Indications have emerged that talks are truly ongoing between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram group, but disagreement in the three departments within the group over the release of the abducted Chibok girls, as well as cooperation with the Federal Government to end insurgency, might have been responsible for ... Read More »

Military Steps Up Bombardments As Boko Haram Battle Continues

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The military said it had stepped up air bombardment and deployment of troops to Mubi town, Adamawa State and environs three days after it was overran by terrorists. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in a statement claimed that air bombardment against insurgents was already yielding results. “The highly coordinated air bombardment ... Read More »

Babangida Returns To Nigeria After Medical Treatment In Germany

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Former military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has returned to Nigeria after being away for medical treatment at a German Hospital in the last two months. Babangida expressed his appreciation to everyone who stood by him while he was receiving treatment in Europe, saying that everyone around him was missed. ... Read More »

IBB Returns From Germany

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Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), has returned to the country after eight weeks in Germany where he went to seek medical attention for an undisclosed ailment. Babangida, whose return back to the country had been a subject of speculation, finally arrived the Minna airport in Niger State at ... Read More »

Obahiagbon Reacts To Withdrawal Of Tambuwal’s Security Details, What Is He Saying?

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Former House of Representatives member and Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, has reacted to Thursday’s withdrawal of the security details attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. In a post on his Facebook page yesterday, which has racked up 1,000 likes, 1,681 ... Read More »

Widow’s Fingers Cut Off, defiled By Late Husband’s Distant Relative In Kaduna

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Two suspects, Yaro Juham and Anthony Danjuma, have been remanded in the Kaduna Central Prison by a Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly defiling a 32-year-old widow in Kaduna State. The suspects, it was gathered, were charged to court by the state police command following their arrest on October 16, 2014, ... Read More »

Ebola: Stigmatization Of Nigerians Unacceptable – FG Tells 22 Countries

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The Federal Government has condemned the stigmatisation of Nigerians by South Africa and 21 other countries over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease that was successfully eradicated recently. The Federal Government said the eradication of the virus prompted the World Health Organisation to declare Nigeria an Ebola-free country. ... Read More »

Kaduna Police Chief Armourer Held For Gun Running, Commits Suicide In Detention

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A Chief Armourer with the Kaduna State Police Command, Nambol Audu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, has allegedly committed suicide in the early hours of Friday, the police authorities said. Recall that Audu was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing firearms and attempting to sell them to criminal elements. His ... Read More »

Armed Men In Military Uniform Attack Senator Gaya In Kaduna, Snatch Car

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The Senator representing Kano South Senatorial District, Alhaji Kabiru Gaya, on Friday night, was reportedly attacked by four armed men, said to be dressed in military fatigue and snatched a Prado SUV in which he was travelling. The senator’s spokesperson, Idris Afegbua, who confirmed the development in a statement late ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Akande On 70th Birthday

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President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with a former Minister of Industry, Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande, on the occasion of her 70th birthday. In a congratulatory letter signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, and addressed to Mrs. Akande, President Jonathan commended her remarkable achievements, which he ... Read More »

Ember Months: Lagos, No Go Area For Criminals – Police Commissioner

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The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Kayode Aderanti, on Friday declared the state as a no-go-area” for criminals particularly during the ‘ember’ months. Aderanti, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos warned criminals to stay clear as there would be no hiding place for ... Read More »

Shekau Releases Video, Denies Ceasefire Pact With FG, Forecloses Possible Return Of Abducted Chibok Girls

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The purported leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, who was reportedly killed by the Nigerian military, has appeared in a latest video released yesterday, denying claims of a ceasefire agreement with the federal government. This is just as the terrorist leader disowned one Danladi Adamu, who claimed to ... Read More »

FoI Act Not Binding On 36 States – Court

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ruled that the 36 states of the federation could not be made to provide any information based on the Freedom of Information Act. Justice Okon Abang stated this in a judgment he delivered pursuant to a suit filed by The Legal Defence ... Read More »

Ekiti Denies Plan To Retrench Workers

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Ekiti State Government has dismissed rumours he was planning to sack civil servants in the state. Rumours have reportedly make rounds courtesy of the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Ayodele Fayose-led government had plans to reduce the number of government parastaltals and will therefore cut jobs. Special Assistant to ... Read More »

Emir of Kano, Jonathan In Closed Door Meeting

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President Goodluck Jonathan and Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi may not be best of friends when the latter was in office, but indications have emerged that the duo were ready to settle their differences. Now the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, the former apex bank chief ... Read More »

INEC To Sanction Political Parties Who Fail To Comply To Election Timetable

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will sanction political parties over non-compliance with its timetable for the 2015 general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega made this known in an interview, where he advised politicians and  political parties to adhere strictly to the timetable. “The time table has long ... Read More »

Police Arrest 3 Suspects As 8 Die In Gombe Blast

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Police have arrested three suspects in connection with an early morning explosion at the Gombe Motor Park which reportedly led to the death of eight people and left about 34 people injured. The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Manzo Ezekiel, told AFP his staff had confirmed five dead ... Read More »

El-Rufai Picks Up Governorship Nomination Form, Says He’s Not Desperate To Win

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Former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has declared his intention to offer credible leadership in Kaduna State if he wins the 2015 governorship election, saying however that he was not desperate to win. El-Rufai said this on Friday in Kaduna when he obtained the APC nomination forms in the state. ... Read More »

Oando To Build 400MW Power Plant In Nigeria

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Oando Plc has disclosed plans to build a 400-megawatt power plant in Nigeria, after failing three times in bids to buy electricity utilities put up for sale in 2013. Chief Executive Officer of Oando Gas & Power Ltd. Bolaji Osunsanya in an October 29 interview with Bloomberg News said work ... Read More »

Gombe Police Parades 22 Suspected Thugs, Recovers Dangerous Weapons

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Gombe State Police Command has warned politicians in the state against recruiting youths as thugs. The state commissioner of police, Abdullahi Kudu Nma, gave the warning yesterday in Gombe when he paraded 22 suspected thugs. The police boss said: “We resuscitated Patrol 99, ... Read More »