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Breaking News: Explosion Kills 10 In Bauchi Red Light District


10 people have been killed in a Friday explosion in the red light district of Bauchi city, while 14 others were injured, Vanguard reports, citing police sources. Although the cause of the blast was not immediately clear, Boko Haram Islamists are suspected to have been responsible for the attack as ... Read More »

10 Killed As Bomb Explosion Rocks Bauchi Brothel


The spate of bombings in the country has shifted to Bauchi State as an explosion targeting a brothel in Bauchi metropolis has claimed 10 lives while 14 others sustained injuries. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, while confirming the incident, said the explosion took place at about 9:50 ... Read More »

Abuja Explosion: Death Toll Rises To 24 As Female Victim Loses Both Legs


Dr. Tayo Hasstrup, spokesman of the National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday confirmed the death of one of the victims of Wednesday’s Emab Plaza bombing in Abuja. Hasstrup told the News Agency of Nigeria that the victim, a male, died on Wednesday night as a result of severe burns he sustained ... Read More »

Ejigbo Sodomy: 10 Arraigned In Court


Nine men and a woman were yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over the alleged assault of three women at the Oba Morufu International Market, Ejigbo, Lagos. The accused included: Isiaka Waidi, 60; Azeez Akinosun, 35; Saheed Adisa, 28; Jimoh Busari, 49; Tijani Lateef, 37 and ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Condemns Abuja, Mubi Bomb Explosions, Kaduna Killings

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The National President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday, tearfully condemned the recent bomb explosion at a shopping mall in Abuja that killed 24 people and left 17 others injured, expressing sympathy to the families of those that lost loved ones in the incident and wishing ... Read More »

Gov. Lamido Receives 114 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Abia


The 114 indigenes of Jigawa State arrested by the military in Abia State over a week ago on suspicions of being members of the Boko Haram sect but were recently released following investigations into their status, have arrived Dutse, the state capital, and have been received by the governor, Alhaji ... Read More »

Sambisa Forest: Chibok People Turning Into Snakes And Attacking Us, Fleeing Insurgents Claim

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Some distraught parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have refused to confirm nor deny their use of diabolical means to secure their daughters’ freedom, who have been in Boko Haram captivity for over two months now. On Wednesday, the media was agog with reports that some insurgents were fleeing the ... Read More »

Official Allays Fear Over 3rd Mainland Bridge, Says Bridge Is ‘Safe And Sound’


The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Godwin Eke, has allayed fears over safety of the Third Mainland Bridge, saying it was safe, stable and undergoing routine maintenance. Mr. Eke told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that there was no problem with the expansion joints ... Read More »

Sultan: Ramadan Begins Today


The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday called on Muslim faithful in the country to begin their fast today, Saturday, June 28, 2014, following the sighting of the moon in various parts of Nigeria. The Sultan, who ... Read More »

Abuja Explosion: Perpetrators, Sponsors Of Boko Haram Will Be Brought To Book – Jonathan Assures Nigerians


President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday pledged to bring perpetrators and sponsors of the bomb explosion that occurred in Abuja on Wednesday “to book”. He spoke after visiting the scene of the explosion in Wuse II and a hospital where survivors are being treated. “The perpetrators of this, those who are ... Read More »

Nigeria: Unity Is Desirable But Not At All Cost – Uwazurike


Chief Goddy Uwazurike, President of the Igbo Think Tank group, Aka Ikenga and a delegate on the platform of South-East Geo-political Zone of the country at the ongoing national conference has said if what is uniting us is far less than what is dividing us, Nigeria should just split. “Whether ... Read More »

Police Discover Bomb Near Mosque In Kano


The Police in Kano State said it had discovered 13 high calibre Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), at Sauna-Fafunga in Dakata area of Kano metropolis. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderenle Shinaba, displayed the devices to newsmen in Kano yesterday. According to him, the explosives were discovered at about 1.30p.m. in ... Read More »

Tragedy Averted As Boy, 13, Discovers IED-Laden Car Parked Near Kano Mosque


What could have been a disaster of monumental proportions was averted in Kano on Friday, as a 13-year-old boy discovered a massive assemblage of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) placed near a Jumaat mosque ground in Sauna-Fafunga of Kano metropolis, Kano State, right before the commencement of the Friday prayers. Briefing ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: My Silence Is Not A Sign Of Weakness, Jonathan Writes


President Goodluck Jonathan says he is committed to bringing back the Chibok schoolgirls abducted on April 14 by Islamist sect Boko Haram, noting that his silence in the past was to avoid compromising investigations on the abductions. He dismissed his silence as a sign of weakness. Jonathan wrote an opinion ... Read More »

Ramadan Fast Begins Today


Muslims across the country will begin the Ramadan fast today following the sighting of the moon. Sunday had earlier been announced as the day for the beginning of the fast as the moon was not sighted by experts deployed by the Sultan of Sokoto, and the President General, Nigeria Supreme ... Read More »

Charly Boy Disgraces Gov Okorocha At Oputa’s Burial

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A requiem mass organised for the late Socrates of the Supreme Court, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa at his country home in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was disrupted yesterday, when the first son of the former erudite judge, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charley Boy prevented Governor Rochas Okorocha from paying ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Security Challenges One Of The Darkest Phases In History – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has described the security challenges facing the nation as one of the darkest phases in its history. The president said this while speaking to journalists on Friday a visit to Emab Plaza, Wuse II, Abuja, scene of Wednesday’s bomb blast that claimed 22 lives and injured scores ... Read More »

21 Boko Haram Suspects Transferred To Abuja By Enugu Police


21 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect arrested in Enugu State last Wednesday have been transferred to the Force Headqaurters, Abuja for further questioning by the State Police Command. The National Task Force (NATFORCE) had last Wednesday arrested the suspects who were said to be travelling to Kano with ... Read More »

Army Re-assures On Combating Terrorism


The Nigerian Army on Friday re-assured its commitment toward combating terrorism in the country. The Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC)’s Commander, Maj.-Gen. Sunday Adebayo, gave the assurance at the graduation of 15 Executive Management Officers in Illorin. Adebayo congratulated the participants and urged them to contribute meaningfully to the fight ... Read More »

Information On Social Media Can Be Misleading – SSS


Mr Julius Owoupeta , a senior official of the State Security Service (SSS) has urged Nigerians to be cautious in relying on social media as means of communication. Owoupeta issued the caution at a one-day workshop in Awka, organised by Amalgamated Union of Public Cooperative Civil Service Technical and Recreational ... Read More »

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