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Boko Haram: Maku Calls For Unity Between Christians And Muslims


Information Minister Mr. Labaran Maku has called on Christians and Muslims in the country to unite in order to defeat insurgents who seek to divide and set the people against each other. Maku said this at a Church Service to commemorate the Easter celebrations. Mr Maku observed that the reason ... Read More »

Three-month Old Baby Stolen In Makurdi

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Men of the Benue State Police Command yesterday confirmed that a three-month old baby belonging to one Mr Ikyavngi Imande had been stolen in Makurdi. The baby was stolen on 19 April at about 8.00 pm on Inikpi street, High Level, Makurdi. According to Daniel Ezeala, Police Public Relations Officer ... Read More »

Abduction: Boko Haram Now Holds 234 Girls Captive

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Islamist sect Boko Haram seems to have found another way of hurting innocent Nigerians as the number of secondary school girls now held by the terror group is estimated to be 234, more than double the 85 reported by education officials. Parents of the girls yesterday gave the revised figure ... Read More »

Electricity Generation To Hit 12,000MW By 2016 – NERC


Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Monday said electricity generation nationwide would hit 12,000 mega watts before the end of 2016, Speaking at a town hall meeting in Minna, Niger State, Amadi said that this would be made possible as the commission had issued licence to private ... Read More »

Family Of Missing Professor Seeks FG’s Intervention

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It has been almost six months since renowned Professor of Nuclear Physics, James Olomo, suddenly disappeared while on a project for Mobil Oil Unlimited at Eket, Akwa Ibom State. Now, his family and the academic community has urged President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the Inspector General of Police (IG), ... Read More »

Kwara CAN Urges FG To Shut Public Schools In North-east Following Terror Attacks


The Kwara State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to the federal government to close down public secondary schools in the troubled North-east, pending when peace returns to the region. The association in a statement issued in Ilorin at the weekend and signed by its chairman, ... Read More »

Pope Francis Prays For Peace In Nigeria

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Worried by the rising wave of insecurity occasioned by rounds of terrorists attacks in Nigeria, Pope Francis yesterday specially devoted a session of his prayers for peace in Nigeria, Syria and Ukraine. The leader of the Catholic church worldwide prayed specifically for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill 5-year-old, 15 Others In Taraba, Bauchi


Gunmen, weekend, killed a five-year-old girl during an attack on Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS),Yana in Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State, with another set of bandits killing 15 people in Nyakwala village, in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. The gunmen attacked the school and set the ... Read More »

Kumuyi Bounces Back, Confirms Fatigue Took Toll On Him During Easter Retreat


Contrary to media speculation that the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, took ill and had to be hospitalized, the church has confirmed that the cleric was prevailed upon to take a day off from preaching due to fatigue at the just concluded three day ... Read More »

Kaduna Airport Closed After Fire Razes Control Tower

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The control tower of the Kaduna Airport was yesterday ravaged by fire, severely damaging it. According to witnesses, fire started briefly after 3pm on Easter Sunday and was not put out until the control tower was razed down. “As I am talking to you now, fired has razed down the ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen: Suspects Arrested In Wukari Clash


24 Suspects have been arrested by the Taraba State POlice Command in connection with a clash which occurred in Wukari on 15 April leading to some deaths. Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Joseph Kwaji said on Sunday that the suspects would be charged to court soon. “The command has ... Read More »

Ogun Police Arrest 110 Suspects


One hundred and ten suspects have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command after multiple raids of black spots across the State. The raids were carried out in Sagamu,Ijebu Ode,Ilaro, Otta and Abeokuta and the operations were supervised by the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Department of Operations DCP ... Read More »

No Rift Between GMD And Petroleum Minister – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has debunked rumours of feud between the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke and its Group Managing Director, GMD, Engr. Andrew Yakubu. The Group General Manager, GGM, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, in a statement, yesterday, said that ... Read More »

Why We Are Still Holding Corpses Of Abuja Blast Victims – National Hospital

National Hospital, Abuja

The management of National Hospital, Abuja, where some victims and corpses of last Monday bomb blast were taken to, said it had only released three of the 15 corpses that were deposited at the hospital’s morgue because of the medical processes involved in case government decides to compensate the relations ... Read More »

Minister Urges Security Agencies To Redouble Efforts At Finding Abducted Schoolgirls


The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, has urged security agencies to redouble their efforts at finding the remaining abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Wakil, who made this known in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri, also urged other stakeholders to collaborate with the security agencies in securing the ... Read More »

Bloody Easter In Taraba As Gunmen Kill 15, Torch 52 Houses


While Nigerians celebrated Easter Sunday, it was a bloody day in Taraba State yesterday as no fewer than 15 persons were killed in an attack on Gidin-Doruwa village, Wukari Local Government Area. Twenty residents were injured. Residents of the village said over 52 houses were burnt down in the attack, ... Read More »

Terror Attacks: NASU Asks FG, Military To Live Up To Responsibilities


Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has lamented the terror being unleashed on innocent Nigerians by Islamist sect Boko Haram. In a statement by its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with ... Read More »

Abduction Of School Girls: Last Seven Days My Worst Ever – Shettima


Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life since becoming governor in 2011, following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the ... Read More »

Insecurity: Nigeria Has Fallen Into Civil War – Gowon


General Yakubu Gowon, yesterday, lamented that the country had fallen into a full scale civil war, with the spate of crises in the northeast. Gowon made the assertion while speaking to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, ... Read More »

Amaechi Calls For Prayers For Release Of Abducted Schoolgirls


Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has called on Nigerians to pray for the release of all the abducted schoolgirls in Borno State by suspected members of Boko Haram sect. He made the call on the backdrop of the abduction of about 129 ... Read More »

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