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CAN Condemns Zaria Killings, Condoles Islamic Cleric El-Zakzaky


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed sadness over the clashes in Zaria, Kaduna State, which claimed some lives, including the son of a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that the association was ... Read More »

Lagos Identifies 59 Contacts With Liberian Victim Of Ebola

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No fewer than 59 people who had contacts with Mr Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died of Ebola Virus in Lagos State, the state government has said. Dr Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health,  said at a news conference in Ikeja that the contact tracing became imperative to ascertain any ... Read More »

Navy Arrest 25, Seize 2 Vessels In Bayelsa


25 persons suspected to have been involved in illegal bunkering and crude oil theft along the waterways of Brass In Bayelsa State have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy. Two vessels were also seized. According to the Navy, the two seized vessels identified as MV Hanan and MV Alezza Lilah, ... Read More »

Unilorin Student Sentenced To 20 Years Imprisonment Over Kidnapping


A Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a 300-level student of the University of Ilorin to 20 years imprisonment for attempted kidnap. Ebenezer Gbadamosi, 22, who had earlier been arraigned before Justice Sulyman Kawu of Ilorin High Court, on a three-count charge, was sentenced by the appellate court ... Read More »

Abuja Based Cleric Predicts Another Bomb Attack In Abuja, Plane Crash Involving Govs


The General Overseer of God of Champion Royal Assembly, Abuja, Brother Joshua Iginla, has prophesied that a lower rank officer of the Nigerian Army will shoot Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, before arresting him. According to The Sun, Iginla reminded members of his congregation of an earlier prophecy he gave ... Read More »

4 Killed, 7 Injured In New Suicide Attack In Kano


A female suicide bomber in Nigeria’s Kano city killed three people and injured seven others on Monday in an attack targeting women who had lined up to buy kerosene, police said. This came just hours after 5 people were killed in a bomb attack on St Charles Family Church, Kano ... Read More »

Many Feared Killed As Another Bomb Blast Rocks Kano

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Many people have been feared killed in an explosion that rocked a petrol station at Eastern Bye-pass Monday morning in Kano. The explosion is coming less than 24 hours after a bomb blast hit a Catholic Church in Sabon-Gari area of Kano State. Details later… ***UPDATE*** The bomb, which was ... Read More »

Soldiers/Shiites Clash: Atiku Calls For Thorough Investigation

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for a thorough investigation by military authorities into the alleged shooting of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria last week Thursday, in Zaria, Kaduna State. Atiku, who made the call yesterday via his Twitter handle @atiku, expressed shock over the incident, saying ... Read More »

I’m A Wartime General, Says Minimah

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah, has described himself as a war time general, whose major pre-occupation for now is ending the menace of Boko Haram. Minimah, who spoke in Lagos at the weekend, while addressing soldiers at Ojo, Topo and Ibereko Barracks all in Lagos, said  the ... Read More »

CAN Condemns Kano Bomb Blast, Commiserates With Islamic Scholar, El-Zakzaky


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed sadness at the unfortunate incident in Zaria, Kaduna State, which led to the killing of some people, including Mahmud, the son of a renowned Islamic scholar and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. It also condemned Sunday’s bomb ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Jonathan Didn’t Tell Parents Anything New – Chibok Community


Members of Chibok community in Borno State from where the over 200 secondary schoolgirls were abducted over three months ago, have lamented that even though it took the Presidency over 99 days, after the incident to meet with the parents of the girls, nothing new was said at the meeting. ... Read More »

Zaria Shootings: Killing Of Shiite Muslims Can Lead To Wider Bloodletting, Endless Conflict


Kaduna based civil rights activist, Comrade Shehu Sani weekend, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take charge of the security situation in the country. Sani, who was reacting to the tragic killing of some Shiite Muslims in Zaria last week Thursday by soldiers, said the president should call the military ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitr: Northern Govs Pray For Peace


As Muslims mark Eid-el-Fitri, the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) has urged Nigerians to continue to work towards the continued existence of Nigeria because its unity is not negotiable. The northern governors’ call was contained in a message by the chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State, Dr ... Read More »

Group Vows To Oppose FG’s Plan To Sell Refineries As Scrap


The Federal Government has been advised to make the refineries function at a minimum of 70 per cent of installed capacity (450,000 barrels per day) before selling them off to private investors. A civil society coalition, “Bring back out refineries”, said there is more to the issue of privatization of ... Read More »

First Class Graduate, FUTA Students Arrested Over Internet Fraud


A syndicate which speclialises in designing multinational organisations’ websites to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, particularly applicants, has been smashed by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) and six members, including a first class honours graduate arrested. The two other suspects are final year students of the Federal University ... Read More »

FG Should Apologise To Boko Haram – Bakare


Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare has advised the Federal Government to apologise to members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram over the murder of their leader, Mohammed Yusuf, who was killed in 2009. According to him, apologising to the sect is one of the ways ... Read More »

Nigeria Would’ve Been In Turmoil If Buhari, Bauchi Were Killed, Says Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan said calamity would have befallen Nigeria if former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and Islamic scholar, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, were killed in the July 23 bomb attacks in Kaduna. The two leaders survived the attacks that killed more than 40 people. Speaking when a delegation of the ... Read More »

Coal Deposit: APC Expresses Concern Over FG’s Branding Of Enugu As Parasitic


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concern over the listing of Enugu State among the states contributing nothing to the Federation Account, in spite of the huge coal deposit worth billions of Dollars in the state yet to be explored. Addressing the Udi Local Government Area Exco of APC, ... Read More »

Osun Slams DSS Over Clampdown On Research Company


Osun State Government has condemned the Department of State Service (DSS) over the invasion of the corporate head office of its client, TNS-RMS, holding its staff hostage for 7 hours before detaining some of them. Speaking, yesterday, through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Sunday Akere, at a briefing, ... Read More »

Police Arrest Civil Defence Officer Over Illegal Arms Dealing


The police have arrested Idris Saidu, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger over alleged involvement in illegal arms deal. A statement issued by the force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, on Sunday in Abuja said that Saidu was arrested on July 22 by police ... Read More »

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