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Fulani Herdsmen’s Attack On Benue Community An Act Of Terrorism – Ortom

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Fulani herdsmen, yesterday, sacked Tse Ortom–Adorogo in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, home town of the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and Supervising Minister of Aviation, Dr Samuel Ortom. 100 houses and huts were razed in the villages less than 45 kilometers from Awe local government ... Read More »

Boko Haram May Attack Giwa Barracks Again As Desperation To Free Or Kill Detained Comrades Grow

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Security forces conducting cordon and search for remnants of the daring terrorists who attacked Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri yesterday, had an encounter with some of the surviving terrorists in the general area of Kayamla and Alu Dam in the outskirts of Maiduguri.. According to the army, the captured terrorists are ... Read More »

Female Banker Defrauds Emir Of Kano

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The princely amount of N46 million in the dormant bank account of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was simply irresistible for the young female banker. So the suspect, Amina Magaji, was prepared to risk everything to reactivate the account and convert part of the balance there in to ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment Properly Organized, Without A Hitch In Sokoto

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As tales of woe and tears continue to trail the recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, reports we are monitoring indicate that the exercise went without a hitch in Sokoto State. This was attributed to the adequate arrangements put in place by organizers. The Comptroller of the NIS, ... Read More »

Unemployment: We’ve a Grave Problem On Our Hands, Says Ezekwesili

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A former World Bank Vice President (Africa), Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has decried the high rate of unemployment in the country. She made her position known via her Twitter handle @obyezeks on Saturday. Ezekwesili’s lamentation on the level of unemployment came on the backdrop of reports that hundreds of thousands of ... Read More »

NDLEA Nabs 39,364 Suspects In Four Years, Secures Conviction Of 8,081 Offenders

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday said that it had arrested over 39, 364 drug suspects in the last four years. Its head of Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, said the agency has not relented in the drug war despite huge funding, logistics and legal bottlenecks. The NDLEA spokesperson, who ... Read More »

‘Nigerians Spend N10bn Yearly On Armoured Vehicles’

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  The increasing level of insecurity in the land has resulted in the whopping sum of N10 billion being spent annually on the procurement and maintenance of armoured vehicles, an expert has said. Mr. Adetokunbo Ogundeyin, Group Managing Director, Proforce Defence Limited, Ode Remo, Ogun State, foremost makers of armoured ... Read More »

Immigration Stampede: Two Dead, 11 Wounded In Minna

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Two applicants slumped and died at the recruitment venue in Minna on Saturday where over 12,000 applicants from the state converged for recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. The state commissioner for health, Ibrahim Sule, confirmed the death of the two applicants ... Read More »

Angry Applicants Give Nigeria Immigration Service Knocks Over Recruitment Chaos

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Angry applicants for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment held Saturday across Nigeria, have expressed concern over the poor conduct of the exercise, which has resulted in multiple deaths. At least seven persons died in stampede in Abuja, while four were confirmed dead in Port Harcourt. There are reports of more ... Read More »

Troops Retrieve Money, Massive Armory From Terrorists – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday in Abuja said that troops, operating in the North-East, have captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition belonging to Boko Haram insurgents. This information is contained in a statement signed by Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information/Coordinator of the Joint Information ... Read More »

Immigration Stampede A National Disaster – TUC

AN OFFICIAL OF THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE CARRYING ON HIS BACK, A FAINTED FEMALE APPLICANT DURING THE SERVICE'S RECRUITMENT IN IBADAN ON SATURDAY (15/3/14).

As reactions continue to trail the death of scores of job-seekers during a stampede at the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, on Saturday, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the incident as a national disaster that shows the critical state of Nigeria’s unemployment. ... Read More »

Immigration Recruitment: Impatience, Disobedience To Laid Down Rules Led To Applicants’ Death – Minister

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Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, has blamed job-seekers, who lost their lives on Saturday, at the nationwide recruitment of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), of being impatient and flouting laid down rules and regulations even as he disclosed that 520,000 applicants participated in the exercise. The recruitment exercise took ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill 117, Displace 708 Persons In Katsina Attack – Deputy Gov

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The Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba, gave the figures at the end of his sympathy visit to the affected communities on today, saying gunmen that raided several communities in Katsina State, on March 11 and 12, had killed 117, injured 37 and displaced 708 persons. Garba led a ... Read More »

Stampede Mars Immigration Recruitment In Rivers

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Source: anonymous A stampede marred the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment in Rivers. Some 25, 000 applicants were scheduled to participate in the NIS job recruitment interview holding at the 16, 000 capacity Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt. It was learnt that several NIS job applicants were seriously wounded, while ... Read More »

Four Members Of A Family Die After Eating Amala In Ondo

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Four members of a family of nine including a mother and her three children reportedly died after eating yam flour for lunch in Isua-Akoko area of Ondo state. The father of the family Mr Abiloye Folorunso and other children survived, however, as the poison was flushed out of their systems ... Read More »

Police To Use Force To Dislodge Fulani Herdsmen From Benue

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, at  the Force Headquarters, Mr. Micheal Zuokumor, yesterday declared that the Police would apply minimal force to dislodge Fulani herdsmen from Benue state. The herdsmen have unleashed terror on communities in the state over the years, killing hundreds and ... Read More »

100 Killed As Gunmen Attack Southern Kaduna Villages

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Gunmen have attacked three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The attackers, it was learnt, invaded the three villages of Ungwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi on Friday night as the villagers slept. The attackers burnt down houses, while villagers, who attempted to escape the inferno, were ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment: National Hospital Confirm 7 Dead In Abuja Centre

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Authorities of National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday confirmed seven persons among 67,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job applicants in the FCT dead. The applicants had converged on the National Stadium, Abuja, one of the venues for the test to fill 5,000 vacancies in NIS and many were said to have ... Read More »

PHOTONEWS: Immigration Job Seekers Take Over Lagos Traffic In Protest

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Thousands of job seekers invited to take an aptitude test by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have taken control of all access roads to the National Stadium Lagos, venue of the test in protest. The applicants, who alleged that they were shortchanged by the Immigration Service, according to Sahara Reporters, are ... Read More »

Stampede Mars Immigration Recruitment Exercise In Rivers

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A stampede marred the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment in Rivers, correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report. Some 25, 000 applicants were scheduled to participate in the NIS job recruitment interview holding at the 16, 000 capacity Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt. NAN learnt that several NIS job ... Read More »

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