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Jonathan Demands 100 Per Cent Loyalty From Nigerian Soldiers


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday called on soldiers to demonstrate 100 per cent loyalty to the nation. The president made the call when he addressed cadets at the Passing-out Parade and Commissioning of 61 Regular Course and Short Service Course 42 at the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna. Mr. Jonathan ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Don’t Have More Sophisticated Weapons Than Nigerian Army’


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah yesterday, poured cold water on insinuations that the Boko Haram sect has more sophisticated weapons than the Nigerian Army. The army chief insisted that the Nigerian military is more sophisticated in terms of weapons and ammunitions than the Boko Haram ... Read More »

TAN Rally: Gov. Aliyu Condoles With Victims Of Collapsed Pavilion

TAN North Central

Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has condoled with those injured at a collapsed pavilion during a rally on Saturday in Minna. Mr Israel Ebije, Chief Press Secretary to Aliyu, disclosed this during the governor’s visit to some victims at the IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna. “As the Chief host, the ... Read More »

Adekunle’ll Be Remembered As One Of The Most Celebrated Military Commanders Of His Time – Jonathan

Benjamin Adekunle

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family of late Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle (retd), who passed away on Saturday morning. The president described the late Adekunle as a very courageous soldier, who achieved national fame during the Nigerian civil war for his gallant leadership of the 3rd Marine Commandoes in the ... Read More »

MEND Dismisses Threat By Impostor Group To Bomb Lagos Judges, Relatives


The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has described the threat by an unknown militant group to bomb Lagos judges and their relatives as empty. It described the group, which claims to be MEND, as imposters that should not be taken seriously. In an online statement yesterday ... Read More »

NDLEA Seizes N150m Cocaine From Computer Merchant At Lagos Airport


Some few days after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) raised a red flag on the Nigeria-Brazil route, officials of the anti-narcotic agency have arrested a 50-year-old computer merchant for being in possession of 16.09kg of cocaine. The suspect was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos ... Read More »

DHQ Declares NAF Fighter Jet Missing In Adamawa


The Defence Headquarters said on Sunday that a Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet is currently missing in Adamawa. The Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who ‎stated this in an e-mail, said the aircraft had been missing since Friday. According to the defence spokesman, the aircraft left Yola at ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse Update: 39 Dead, 130 Rescued Alive – NEMA


Thirty nine persons have been confirmed dead in the building collapse last Friday at the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos State. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which gave the latest update on the incident on Saturday, disclosed that 130 people were rescued alive from ... Read More »

Adekunle’s Civil War Exploits Will Never Be Forgotten – Obasanjo

World Economic Forum on Africa 2011

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has mourned the death of General Benjamin Adekunle (rtd), saying his exit would has created a vacuum very difficult to fill. Obasanjo, who described Adekunle as a “friend, colleague and course mate”, said his contribution during the nation’s three years civil war was no mean effort, which would also ... Read More »

FG Restates Commitment To Citizens’ Access To Power


The federal government has expressed its determination towards maximising access of consumers to electricity. The Minister of Power and Energy, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, who gave this indication in Jos yesterday at the inauguration of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), assured that the ministry will continue to give policy direction ... Read More »

Building Collapse Was A Terrorist Attack – T.B. Joshua


Pastor T.B. Joshua yesterday blamed the collapse of a building at his Synagogue Church of All Nations, on terror attack. The pastor said this after the church showed a clip taken from CCTV footage showing events that took place before and after the six-storey building collapsed. From the footage, a ... Read More »

‘Some Chibok Girls Have Been R*ped To Death’


A source involved in efforts to free the abducted Chibok girls yesterday told Sunday Vanguard, in an exclusive interview, that some of the victims, who could not withstand routine defiling by the terrorists, passed on in the early days of their capture. According to the source, it was unfortunate that ... Read More »

Jonathan Knows Boko Haram’s Financier In The CBN – Soyinka


Jonathan knows about Boko Haram financier in CBN – Soyinka Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka yesterday revealed that information about a suspected financier of terror group Boko Haram within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was passed to President Goodluck Jonathan. Soyinka warned Nigerians not to dismiss the claims of Australian ... Read More »

Osun Election: We Did Not Collect Money From Government — PFN


The Osun State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Olasunmbo Ige has said that the state branch of the Fellowship did not collect any money from government of the state for the purpose of the last gubernatorial election in the state. He made the declaration at a ... Read More »

NEMA Donates Relief Materials To IDPs In Adamawa


National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered three truckloads of relief materials to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in various camps in Adamawa state. In a press statement by the information officer of North East zonal office of the agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, reliefs materials were delivered to victims displaced by insurgency ... Read More »

Obasanjo Visits Son Injured By Boko Haram In Jos


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday visited his son, Lt Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, at his private residence along Wase Road, Jos Plateau State. Adeboye had just recuperated from an injury sustained during a military campaign to recover Michika from Boko Haram in Adamawa State. left the hospital for his father’s residence ... Read More »

Nigeria Can Rule The World – Lafarge Boss


The Managing Director, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, Joe Hudson has said that Nigeria has the potential to rule the world given the abundance of human resources and talents in the country. According to him, Nigeria is blessed with vibrant and talented youths who have the skills to turn the ... Read More »

Soyinka Criticizes Jonathan On #BringBackJonathan Campaign, Chad Trip


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has condemned President Goodluck Jonathan for the furore generated by the #BringBack Jonathan 2015 campaign and his trip to the Chad Republic, where former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff was presented as a presidential travelling companion. In a piece, titled ‘Wages of Impunity,’ ... Read More »

Top 50 Brands In Nigeria Set To Be Unveiled


After a successful outing last year reaching over 32 countries across six continents, organisers of top 50 brands is set to unveil the 2014 edition. “Our report has been viewed and downloaded across the world; we receive inquires from different countries and individuals on some of the companies that were ... Read More »

Group Alleges Smear Campaign Plot Against Shettima


A group known as the Borno Integrity Group, yesterday alleged that there are fresh attempts by mischief-makers fronting for a powerful politician to aggressively re-launch a plot to smear the reputation of Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima. The group, through its secretary, Shettima Bukar Gomboru, alleged that in the ... Read More »

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