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40 Insurgents, 11 Soldiers Killed In Fierce Battles

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At least 40 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in Borno State in the last 72 hours when troops launched major offensives against them. Eleven soldiers are believed to have lost their lives in the battles with three others reported missing while 15 are currently receiving medical treatment. Military sources ... Read More »

2015: Sultan Urges Politicians To Close Ranks And Work For The People

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The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, warned Nigerian politicians to dwell on politics of issues rather than hatred and insult as the 2015 general election draws nearer. Speaking at his palace yesterday when he turbaned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as Mutawallen ... Read More »

Catholic Bishops Deny Attacking Oritsejafor Over Seized $9.3m Cash

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, weekend, denied a statement credited to its president, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, accusing the president, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of dragging Christianity into the mud, following the controversy surrounding $9.3m allegedly found in the private jet owned by the ... Read More »

National Security: Be Prepared For Deployment At Any Time, Amosun Tells Military

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, on Saturday charged military personnel to always be prepared for deployment at any time as the nation was passing through trying times. Amosun gave the charge at the quarterly 10km “Route March” in Abuja. Represented at the march by Air Vice ... Read More »

Ekiti Violence: Uneasy Calm In Ado-Ekiti As Soldiers Are Deployed

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Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State on Saturday, had a semblance of normalcy after a series of violent activities by hoodlums and arsonists which rocked the city from Monday. The crisis took a turn for the worse on Thursday following the assassination of Chief Omolafe Aderiye, former State Chairman, Nigerian Union of ... Read More »

SCOAN Miracles Are Not Fake, Says TB Joshua

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Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua, has debunked allegations that the miracles that take place in his church are fake. In the aftermath of a building collapse about two weeks ago in his church premises, which killed no fewer than 115 people, mostly visitors from ... Read More »

Online Registration: Our Good Intentions Have Been Misinterpreted – NYSC DG

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Nigerians have misinterpreted the good intention of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), when it decided to introduce online registration and delivery of Call Up letters for prospective corp members. The Director General of Brigadier General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, said this in reaction to the criticisms that trailed the introduction ... Read More »

Counter-terrorism: 1,000 Immigration Officers Undergo Karate Training

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In a bid to step up effective border patrol and counter-terrorism operations, about 1,000 personnel of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have been trained in Karate martial arts for self defence during unarmed combat. “We want our officers to be able to protect not only themselves but officers that work ... Read More »

15,000 Children Immunized Against Polio In Kano

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Immuniation against Polio recorded 100 percent success in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State, as parents mobilised their children below five years to take part in the immunisation exercise. The success recorded, according to an official of the primary health care (PHC) in the area, Alhaji Dayyabu Ali Karaye, ... Read More »

Three Students Shot As Gunmen Invade ESUT Hostel

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Suspected armed robbers shot and wounded three students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Agbani after invading their hostel on Friday. The students shot at the Unique Hostel in the school are said to be undergoing treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, ... Read More »

Jonathan Vows To Crush Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram the way it ended the Ebola scourge. Jonathan made the vow yesterday in Benin City, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “You are all aware that we have conquered Ebola and we will ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Politicians To Stop Politics Of Hatred, Asks Muslims To Fast For Nigeria

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has again called on politicians in Nigeria to stop politics of hatred irrespective of political differences, as 2015 elections draw nigh. The Sultan made the call on Saturday, shortly after turbanning the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as ... Read More »

President Jonathan Says He Has Reduced Poverty In Nigeria By Half

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The current administration in the country has reduced poverty in Nigeria by 50 percent, said President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday. Speaking at the South South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political rally in Benin, tagged ‘Unity Mega Rally’, Jonathan said that the party was committed to food security and job creation ... Read More »

NGO Seeks UN Intervention In Nigeria’s Fight Against Insurgency

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A non-governmental organization, Nigeria Unite, has urged the United Nations to intervene in helping the government tackle its security challenges. The group made the call in New York as it held series of protests at the U.N. general assembly and demanded immediate action. “We want the UN to take a ... Read More »

Navy Warns Personnel Against Acts Of Indiscipline, Mutiny

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The Nigerian Navy has warned its personnel that it will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, mutiny and acts inimical to service laws and operations. Rear Adm. Obiora Charles-Medani, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Calabar, gave the warning on Saturday at the Third Quarter Eastern Naval ... Read More »

Ember Months: FRSC Steps Up Patrol, Enlightenment In Ota

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ota, said it has intensified efforts on patrol and public enlightenment to reduce road accidents in the “Ember Months.” The Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Sunday Omafu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Ota that the ... Read More »

Ebonyi Engages 7 Private Firms To Evacuate Refuse

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The Ebonyi government on Saturday said it had engaged the services of seven private firms to evacuate refuse dumps in Abakaliki on monthly basis. The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Mr David Egbu, made the disclosure at a news conference in Abakaliki shortly after the monthly sanitation in the state. Egbu ... Read More »

Killings: Coalition Of Southern Kaduna CSOs Accuse FG Of Neglect

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A coalition of Southern Kaduna civil societies yesterday, at a press conference in Abuja, accused the federal government of not taking adequate and urgent measures to end the killings in their area, as well as identifying the perpetrators and bringing them to book. The civil societies stated that they are ... Read More »

Online Registration For Corps Members Optional, Says NYSC DG

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, yesterday said the scheme won’t force online registration on prospective corps members. He said the registration is optional and any corps member who cannot afford the N4, 000 charge is free to collect his or her call-up ... Read More »

Zazzau Emirate Council Member Shot Dead On His Farm In Kaduna

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An influential chief and council member of the Zazzau Emirate, Dokajin Cika Soron Zazzau, Kabiru Buhari, has been shot dead in Kaduna State. His car and body were found by a search party, which included the police at his farm near Maigiginya in Nariya, Kabala West, Kaduna, on Friday around 4p.m. He ... Read More »

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