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General Benjamin ‘Black Scorpion’ Adekunle Is Dead

Benjamin Adekunle

Retired General Benjamin Adekunle aka ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead. He died Saturday morning in Lagos according to his wife, Folake. Born in June 1936 in Kaduna, Adekunle served in the the Nigerian Army from 1958-1974. Famous for renaming the 3rd Infantry Division to the 3rd Marine Commando without formal approval from ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: FG Needs Time To Do A Proper Job – Gen. Useni

ACF chairman, Jerry Useni

Former FCT Minister now national leader of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, Lt-Gen. Jeremiah Useni (retd), has called for calm and support for the federal government as it seeks to explore the best option in rescuing the remaining 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram about five months ago. Ge. ... Read More »

FRSC Commences Speed Limit Enforcement June 1, 2015


Beginning from June 1, 2015, motorists are expected to have Maximum Speed Limiter device in their vehicles as a means to reduce road crashes to minimal level. This was disclosed on Friday in Abuja by road stakeholders in a communiqué issued at the end of One-day forum on The National ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Advocates Stringent Punishment For Spouses Who Seek Divorce On Flimsy Grounds


The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged the Kano State Government to enact a law that will punish those who dissolve their marriages on questionable grounds. The Emir was reacting to the spate of divorce in Kano State, and said there must be punitive steps to reverse the ... Read More »

Mubi, Bama, Others Are Being ‘Stabilized’ By Coordinated Air And Land Operations – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said the towns and villages in the North East reportedly taken over by the Boko Haram insurgents are being stabilized through air strikes and ground attacks. It also said media reports claiming that the terrorist group was closing in on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Judicial System Gives Criminals Escape Route

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A member of the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Tolulope Odebiyi has called for a review of the nation’s judicial system saying, it may continue to provide escape routes for criminals . Odebiyi also decried the monthly jumbo allowances ... Read More »

I See No Reason Why Schools Should Not Reopen – Health Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday said that there was no reason why schools should not reopen on September 22. Chukwu, who spoke at a media briefing in Lagos, said from a technical point of view, there is no reason why schools should not resume. “It is ... Read More »

Itsekiri Youth Feud Settled, Nobody Missing – Police


Police authorities in Delta State, Friday, said the fresh hostility between Ijaw and Itsekri youths in Warri, had been resolved and nobody was missing. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, told Saturday Vanguard, that the Area Commander, Warri, called a peace meeting between the leadership ... Read More »

Army Routs Boko Haram In Borno

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Nigeria’s military on Friday claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another under-siege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a “massive” attack on the town of Konduga, about ... Read More »

Police Begin Investigation Into Amaechi Uncle’s Killing


The Rivers State Police Command said on Friday that it had commenced investigation into the alleged killing of Mr Sabinus Ordu, the Vice Principal of Government Secondary School, Aluu, Rivers State. The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that Ordu, an ... Read More »

Ebola: Lagos Govt Directs Schools To Resume Sept 22


The Lagos State Government has directed all schools to resume on September 22 in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive. The government said in a release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Mr. Lateef Raji, in Ikeja on Friday that it thought an upward shift of ... Read More »

Kwara APC General Secretary, Afolayan Is Dead


The All Progressives Congress in Kwara has announced the death of its General-Secretary, Mr. Yemi Afolayan, who died on Friday. A statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulaiman Buhari, confirmed the death of Afolayan. Afolayan was once a member of Kwara House of Assembly. “It is with heavy heart ... Read More »

Scores Feared Dead, Others Trapped As Building Collapses In Synagogue Church [UPDATE]


Scores have been reported dead and many others trapped when a building in the premises of the popular Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun in Lagos collapsed. Founded by Prophet T.B Joshua, SCOAN is a Mecca of sorts to local and foreign visitors, who throng the church on an almost ... Read More »

Zamfara Distributes 200 Tricycles To Commercial Operators


The Zamfara State Government on Thursday distributed 200 tricycles to members of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Association and WAZOBIA KEKE NAPEP Association in the state. The tricycles were distributed by the committee set up by the state governor and chaired by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji ... Read More »

Manko Describes Lagos As ‘Relatively Peaceful’, Hands Over To New CP


The out-going Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Umar Manko, has described the state as “relatively peaceful”. He made the statement on Thursday in Lagos while handing over to the state’s new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kayode Aderanti. Speaking with journalists after a closed door meeting with Aderanti, Manko described ... Read More »

INEC Relocates Polling Units From Churches, Mosques To Public Buildings


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has relocated polling units located in churches, mosques, palaces and residence of individuals to public buildings. The Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Habu Zarma, stated this on Thursday in Jos, during a stakeholders’ meeting on the forthcoming distribution of permanent voter’s ... Read More »

ANCOPSS Rejects Sept. 22 Resumption Date For Schools


The All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, has expressed concern over the September 22 resumption date recently announced by the Federal Government. The National Secretary of ANCOPSS, Mr. Kevin Nwankwo, who spoke on behalf of the group yesterday, said there has yet to be evidence of any ... Read More »

FG Deploys 500 Troops To Troubled N/East, Says Mubi Town Is Calm


The military authorities have recently deployed more than 500 troops to the troubled Northastern part of the country to reinforce personnel on ground to flush out insurgents, who have seized some communities in the area. Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja while ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Represent Bondage Of Nigerian People, Says Kukah


The Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, on Thursday said that the fate of the over 200 schoolgirls, who were abducted nearly six months ago by the Boko Haram insurgents, would define the future of the country. Bishop Kukah, who stated this at the thanksgiving mass to ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG Deploys 500 Troops To North East


About 500 troops have been deployed to the North East to contain insurgency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, the Federal Government, yesterday, confirmed. Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, gave the confirmation while briefing newsmen in Abuja on the current security situation in the country. Omeri said ... Read More »

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