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Politicians Are Nigeria’s Main Problems – Sultan


Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III said politicians are the main problems of the country. He said the insecurity problem in the country is geared towards the 2015 elections. “Politicians are the main problems of this country. The insecurity problem in the country is geared towards 2015, nothing more. ... Read More »

Ogun: Missing Bank Manager Found Hanged In Uncompleted Building


The decomposing body of a 44‑year‑old branch manager of a commercial bank, Habeeb Olatunde, who reportedly committed suicide has been discovered, according to the Police. The late bank manager who was reportedly declared missing on June 18, 2014 was found dead in an uncompleted building at Arepo, near Ibafo, at ... Read More »

Chibok Women Cry For Help, Want Relocation


Chibok Women Monday called on well-meaning Nigerians to help them and their children relocate from their village. In a telephone conversation with journalists at a press briefing organised by Gabasawa Women and Macedonian Initiative, the women said they have relocated to the bush for fear of being killed by Boko ... Read More »

Gunmen Open Fire On Worshippers In Jos


A group of Muslim worshippers in Bukuru, Jos south local government area of Plateau State has been attacked by unknown gunmen. Three persons were injured. The incident was said to have occurred around 9:00pm Sunday night during Tarawi prayers, after the Muslims broke their fast. The Secretary, Bukuru Elders Committee, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Marches Towards Maiduguri


Tension was high in Maiduguri on Monday as news filtered in that members of the Boko Haram sect were approaching the town to lay a major siege on the capital city. Many residents of the town were forced to return to their homes early with some parents besieging schools to ... Read More »

Pension Asset Now N4.21trn – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that Nigeria’s pension sector has been strengthened from about N2 trillion deficit in 2004 to accumulated pension assets of over N4.21 trillion by March 2014. Speaking on Monday, Jonathan said pension was not only recognised, it occupies a strategic place in national socio-economic development. The ... Read More »

Son Kills Father For Advising Him Against Smoking Hemp


Mr. Christopher Onu was attacked by his son, Ikenna Onu at his home in Aguabosi village in Ugwuoba community, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State at the weekend. State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident said the deceased who was a farmer, had ... Read More »

MOSOP Decries Exclusion Of Ogoni State Creation In Confab Recommendation


The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOPO, has faulted the non-inclusion of Ogoni State in the recommendation of the National Conference Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government. The committee had proposed the creation of 18 states, including Orashi State to be carved out from the ... Read More »

Jonathan Should Review Strategy On Terrorism Now – Falana


Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to review his strategy for tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Falana, in a statement on Sunday, argued that the emergency rule imposed in some parts of the country had not made any ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria, Cameroon Hold Security Meeting In Abuja


In an effort to stem security challenges, the second session of the Nigeria/Cameroon Trans-Border Security Committee meets in Abuja from July 8-11. This information is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Karounwi Adekunle, the Special Assistant, Media, to the National Security Adviser, NSA. Mr. Adekunle said ... Read More »

Army Alerts Plateau Community On Sporadic Movement Of Personnel, Equipment


The Nigerian Army has alerted residents of communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State of a scheduled training programme for officers and soldiers, which will commence on Tuesday, July 8 and end on July 23, 2014. A statement from the Army Public Relations Unit of 3 Division, in ... Read More »

Soldiers Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, Brother In Shoot-Out


Nigeria’s security forces have killed a suspected Boko Haram kingpin and his brother in an early morning raid on their hide-out in Kaduna State. Reports say soldiers traced the house of the suspect, identified as Usman, who had escaped from Borno, in Kinkinua GRA, Ungwan Mu’azu area of Kaduna metropolis. ... Read More »

Security Operatives Barricade Gate As #BringBackOurGirls Group March On Aso Villa


Security operatives at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday, prevented the BringBackOur Girls group from entering Aso Rock, where the seat of power is located, as they barricaded the entrance. The BBOG is an advocacy group dedicated to drawing and sustaining attention on the fate of over 200 Chibok Schoolgirls ... Read More »

Fashion University To Be Sited In Bayelsa Named After Jonathan


The World Fashion Organisation (WFO) has named the proposed World Fashion University, which is to be located in Bayelsa State after President Goodluck Jonathan. The state governor, Seriake Dickson, who made the announcement in a statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said WFO took the ... Read More »

MASSOB Members’ Arrest: No Amount Of Intimidation, Provocation Will Stop Actualization Of Sovereign State Of Biafra – Uwazurike


The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has vowed that no amount of intimidation, provocation or arrest of its members would stop it from pursuing and actualizing its objective of a sovereign state of Biafra, no matter how long it takes. Leader of the movement, ... Read More »

Over 60 Women, Girls Escape Boko Haram Den In Borno

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday. Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had “received an alert from my colleagues … that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it ... Read More »

NADCEL 2014: We’ll Win The War Against Terrorism – Army Chief Assures Nigerians


The Nigerian military is acquiring new equipment and undergoing more training to face Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country, the head of the army said Sunday. The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, assured that the military will put an end to terrorism in Nigeria, and canvassed ... Read More »

Over 50, 000 Displaced By Taraba Crisis, Says NEMA


No fewer than 50,000 persons, mainly women, children and the aged, have been displaced from their homes in various parts of Taraba following the recent crisis in the area, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. Zainab Umar, NEMA’s Operations Officer in Gombe State office, said this on Sunday ... Read More »

FG Has Joined Silent War Against Islam – MURIC


The federal government has commenced a crackdown on Islamic scholars, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) alleged on Sunday as it raised the alarm over the abduction of an Islamic scholar, Ustadh Abdul Ganiy. The Ogun State cleric and his wife, Shakirah were allegedly whisked away by suspected government agents at gun ... Read More »

Exclusive: Uni Agric Makurdi under scrutiny for negligence of Charles murder on Campus


Charles On 10th of May 2014, just as students of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi were resuming from the customary semester break, an unfortunate incident took place on campus that shockingly had been handled first clandestinely, and now forgotten. Just as we reported few weeks back, a student Charles ... Read More »

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