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S’East Govs Forum Decry Attack On David Mark’s Convoy, Call On Security Agencies To ‘Sit Up’

South East Governors Forum

Governors of the five South-East states have condemned last Thursday’s attack on the convoy of the Senate President, David Mark in Imo State, describing same as a wicked act. Information Nigeria reported that the convoy of the advance team of Senator Mark, which was on its way to the burial ... Read More »

Suspected Gunmen Kill 25 In Benue Village As DPO, Policemen Flee


Suspected Fulani herdsmen have again being blamed for yesterday’s attack on Guma Local Government Area headquarters, Gbajimba, Benue State, which left at least 25 farmers dead. The militia, who reportedly brandished sophisticated weapons, also left no fewer than 50 persons injured. A few of them were taken to the hospital ... Read More »

Worshippers Escape Death As More Than 100 Gunmen Invade Jos Metropolis


Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen Sunday stormed Rantya Lowcost community of Jos metropolis and shot sporadically at worshippers in the churches in the area. The gunmen numbering about 100 looked ready for a massacre, but military men in the area took up the challenge and successfully repelled the ... Read More »

Tiv Community In Jos Prays For A Stop To Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen


The Tiv Community in Jos on Sunday turned to God in prayers over recent attacks on communities in Benue State by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen which have left many persons dead. The community which congregated at NKST church in Jos prayed fervently to God to bring the heinous ... Read More »

FG To Launch Comprehensive Programme To Curb Oil Theft

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the federal government has earmarked $1bn for the implementation of a comprehensive programme to curb crude oil theft, vandalism of oil and gas infrastructure, and the apprehension and prosecution of crude oil thieves. Jonathan, who is in the Netherlands for the 2014 global Nuclear ... Read More »

Copyrights Commission Raids Pirates Hideouts In Enugu, Arrests Five, Recovers N30m


Ten pirate locations in Enugu State have been raided by the Nigeria Copyrights Commission, which also arrested three suspects and recovered materials worth N30 million. The NCC said on Saturday, in Enugu, that the move on the pirates followed a complaint from cable network providers such as Multi-Choice Nigeria. It was learnt ... Read More »

Plateau Govt Sets Aside N2bn To Revive Jos Wild Life Park


The Plateau State Government says it will spend N2bn to restock the 30-year-old Jos Wild Life Park. The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Abraham Yiljap, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Sunday. Yiljap said the step would address the park’s ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: Embattled Minister’s Family Apologizes To Nigerians


In an unprecedented move, the like of which has never been witnessed before in recent memory, the family of the embattled Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, have tendered apology to Nigerians over the recent death of 19 applicants during the stampede which ensued at the botched recruitment exercise conducted ... Read More »

NBC To Sanction Broadcast Stations That Deny Opposition Access

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Sunday in Abuja threatened to sanction radio stations that denied opposition parties access to using their media houses. The Director-General of the commission, Mr Emeka Mba, made the threat when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum. “It is a problem ... Read More »

17 Killed As Boko Haram Bombs Market In Borno

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance

No fewer than 17 people have been killed in an explosion in a village market in Borno State in an attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, police said on Sunday. The deadly blast struck a busy marketplace late on Thursday in the remote village of Nguro-Soye, injuring many more, said ... Read More »

Boko Haram Bombs Borno Market, Kills 17


At least 17 people have been killed by an explosion in a village market in Borno State in an attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a local police chief said on Sunday. The deadly blast struck a busy market place late on Thursday in the remote village of Nguro-Soye, injuring ... Read More »

We Haven’t Received Directive To Refund Applicants’ Money – NIS, Ministry Of Interior


There are indications that the Federal Government may not refund the N1, 000 application fee that was paid by each of the over 500, 000 job-seekers that applied for various vacancies advertised by the Nigerian Immigration Service. However, following the ill-fated recruitment exercise on Saturday, March 15, which resulted in ... Read More »

Navy Conducts Quarterly 10km Route March For Officers, Ratings


The Nigerian Navy on Saturday in Abuja conducted its quarterly 10-kilometre route march for officers and ratings aimed at ensuring they are physically fit to discharge their constitutional responsibilities. The naval officers and ratings marched from the Mogadishu Cantonment at Asokoro to Niger Barracks and back to the cantonment. Speaking ... Read More »

Police Corporal Shoots Self To Death With Own Rifle In Minna


A mobile policeman identified as Corporal Tanko Usman has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle. The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday in an uncompleted building along Eastern Bye-pass in Minna, the Niger state capital. It was learnt that the 30 year old policeman, who until his ... Read More »

20 Corpses Of Ritual Victims Uncovered In Oyo

One of the rescued victims believed to have been bewitched in Soka, Oluyole local government area of Oyo State.

About 20 bodies of people believed to have been killed for ritual purposes were discovered, yesterday, in Soka, Oluyole local government area of Oyo State. Also, 18 men and five women, believed to have been bewitched and bound with fetters in a dungeon, were found and rescued. One of the ... Read More »

Nigeria Beyond Oil Solution To Unemployment – Uduaghan


Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State yesterday asked the authorities to look beyond oil for solution to Nigeria’s unemployment problem. Uduaghan spoke against the backdrop of the deaths recorded, last week, during the recruitment into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) which attracted nearly half a million applicants for less than ... Read More »

CAN Threatens To Boycott 2016 Census Over JNI Confab Claims


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has threatened to boycott the 2016 population census and subsequent exercises if religion and ethnic data are not included. Responding to the claim by an Islamic organization, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, that the process of ... Read More »

Teachers Shun Oshiomole’s Competency Test As Counsel Threatens To ‘Jail’ The Government

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Most of the teachers under the employment of the Edo State government Saturday shunned the controversial competency test organised for them by the state, leaving only a little over two hundred school teachers to participate. Seventy-three teachers were accredited in Edo south, while about 14 and 12 were accredited in ... Read More »

Photos: Pope Francis Promises To Visit Nigeria As President Jonathan Visits The Vatican


President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday met with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. The president and his entourage arrived Rome on Friday and were welcomed by the Pope’s representatives, and also Nigeria’s representative to the Vatican, Dr Francis Okeke. According to reports, President Jonathan and‎ Pope Francis held ... Read More »

Free Train Passengers Attack Traders, Drivers In Lagos

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Some passengers hanging on a moving train unleashed terror on passers-by, bus drivers and traders close to the railway line at Agege on Saturday, pelting their victims with stones, sticks and other objects. Some of the traders whose goods were destroyed also sustained injuries, just as commercial vehicles were vandalised. ... Read More »

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