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Boko Haram Kills Again In Borno, Torches Police Station

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Attacks by suspected Boko Haram terrorists continued on Monday despite ongoing truce talks, with police station, government lodge and other public buildings and over 250 vehicles set ablaze in Kukawa town, the headquarters of Kukawa local government area of Borno State. “The insurgents burnt down the Kukawa Divisional Police station ... Read More »

FG May Cut Jobs If Global Oil Price Fall Persist


With global oil prices plummeting, Nigeria’s public jobs may be the hardest hit as one of the measures mooted as a strategy for managing an extended crisis is to reduce recurrent expenditure. Nigeria has proposed a $78 crude oil benchmark for its 2015 budget, but falling global oil price may ... Read More »

MTN Data Services To Improve With Superfast Fiber-optic Network Launch


MTN Nigeria and Alcatel-Lucent have launched a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network that will see the mobile telecommunications company offer ultra-broadband connectivity to its over 58 million subscribers in the West African country. “MTN realized we needed to upgrade our network to meet customer expectations for ultra-broadband connectivity and high ... Read More »

How Nigerians Promote Insurgency In The North-East – Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha

Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has accused Nigerians of promoting insurgency in the Northeast just as he proffered solutions on how to end the intractable crisis in the North-East of Nigeria. The former CSO, who is the President and ... Read More »

S/West CAN Faults Hasty Announcement Of Ceasefire Deal, Insists On Christian Gov In Lagos


The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the South-West, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, has faulted the hastiness with which the Federal Government announced the purported ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, saying that time was not yet ripe for it. Atilade, who is the founder, Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), also ... Read More »

Why I Didn’t Ban Okada As Governor Of Anamabra – Obi


Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has given reasons why he did not ban Okada operations in the state during his eight year tenure. Speaking during the one-year memorial ser­vice of Mother Lucy Okoli-Ogudebe, mother of Uche Ekwunife, at St. Barnabas An­glican Church, Igboukwu, yesterday, Obi said ... Read More »

Defend Nigeria’s Image By Conducting Credible 2015 Elections, France, Germany Tell INEC


The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Laurent Fabius, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to defend Nigeria and Africa’s image by conducting credible polls in 2015. The minister made the call in Abuja on Monday when he and his German counterpart, Dr. Frank Seinmeier, led a ... Read More »

Ngilari Suspends All Executives Of Gombi LG Executives Over Gross Misappropriation Of Public Funds

Bala Ngilari

Governor of Adamawa State, Barr. Bala James Ngilari, has suspended all executives of Gombi Local Government Area of the state for alleged gross misappropriation of public funds. News of the suspension was contained in a press statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Andrew Welye. According to the ... Read More »

Nigeria Needs $5bn To Sustain Economic Stability – Okonjo-Iweala


As global oil price continue to drop, Nigeria has to raise its excess crude account, which currently stands at $4.1 billion to $5 billion to sustain its economy. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made this known in Abuja yesterday, when she appeared before ... Read More »

Electricity Fixed Charge To Stay, Says NERC


Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Monday said that fixed charge on electricity would remain without constituting any problem to the consumers. Amadi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the commission would find a way to address the concerns of electricity consumers in the country, ... Read More »

Kaduna Police Armament Officer Paraded For Allegedly Trying To Sell Arms To Gun Runners


Over a week after the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba ordered a comprehensive audit of all police armouries nationwide, the Kaduna State Police Command has paraded its armament officer and two gun runners, who were arrested during an alleged attempt to steal firearms from the command’s armoury. ... Read More »

Signs FG Is Negotiating With The ‘Wrong’ Boko Haram – University Don

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Islamic scholar, Professor Dauda Mohammed Bello of Adamawa State University has expressed doubts over the genuineness of the ceasefire the deal announced by the federal government on October 17, warning that the government may be dealing with a wrong group. “When I listen to the representative of the Boko Haram ... Read More »

Address Issues Raised And Stop Calling Amaechi Names, Rivers Tells Presidency


The Rivers State Government has reacted to a statement by the Presidency over Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s allegations at the mega rally to mark the seventh anniversary of his Supreme Court victory, saying instead of resulting to name calling, the Presidency should address the issues raised. Following Amaechi’s statement at the ... Read More »

54% Of Nigerians Are Illiterates – Former ASUU President


Fifty four percent of Nigerians are illiterates, Prof. Oladipo Fashina, a former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Monday. Speaking at the opening of the National Education Summit with theme “Toward a System of Education for Liberation in Nigeria,” held in Abuja, Fashina noted that ... Read More »

Nigeria At Risk As Global Oil Price Fall


Nigeria has raised alarm over decline in global crude oil prices, but said measures have been put in place to cushion the effect of the dip on the country’s economy. “Nigeria has two to three months of rainy day savings to cushion it while contingencies are put in place should ... Read More »

Niger Govt Calls For Attitudinal Change On Disaster Management

Babangida Aliyu

The Niger Government on Monday called for attitudinal change towards disaster management in the state. The General Manager of state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Malam Mohammed Shaba, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. Shaba said that positive attitudinal change would help ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills Again In Borno


Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect has killed five people in an attack on market in Miringa, a village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. The attack which occurred around 2pm on Sunday also left several people injured. A ward councillor in Biu town ... Read More »

NUT Threatens Strike Over Removal Of Wages From Exclusive List


The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has described the purported removal of wages from the exclusive to the concurrent list by the National Assembly in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution as an attempt to postpone the 2015 elections. NUT National Treasurer, Comrade Nasiru Idris, who made this known ... Read More »

MURIC Advocates Immunity For Sultan Against Deposition


Director of the The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on Governor Aliyu Wamakko and the State House of Assembly to pass a law giving the Sultan of Sokoto immunity against deposition. Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, who made the call yesterday in Sokoto, said it was necessary in ... Read More »

Justice Mahmud Lined Up To Succeed CJN Aloma Mukhtar


Justice Mohammed Mahmud, The most senior justice of the Supreme Court is set to succeed the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, who retires November 20, when she would hit the constitutional retirement age of 70 years. The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) had last Thursday, nominated ... Read More »

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