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Lagos: Police Begins Counter-Terrorism Campaign


The Lagos State Police Command has launched a counter–terrorism campaign. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, a deputy superintendent (DSP) at a news conference yesterday, urged citizens of the nation’s commercial capital to be vigilant. She said: “You must strive to know not only the person living in ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria Going Through Challenges – Tukur


Immediate past national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has condemned Wednesday’s twin bombings in Kaduna. The newly appointed Ambassador at Large, said such attacks are against the teachings of Islam – the religion of peace. A statement yesterday issued by a Senior Assistant in his office, ... Read More »

Jonathan Seeks Closer Ties Between Nigeria, OPEC Nations

GEJ-Qatar Ambassador

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, called for closer ties between Nigeria and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC. Mr. Jonathan made the call at a meeting with the new ambassadors of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to Nigeria, after receiving their letters of credence ... Read More »

IBB: Bloodletting Has To Stop


Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida said yesterday that the prevalent bloodletting by Boko Haram in the country must stop. Gen. Babangida, who made his position known in a statement which he personally signed, said the wanton killings and needless bloodletting had been retarding the nations’ growth. The statement said: ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 11 Women Delivered Of Babies At IDPs Camps


Eleven women have been delivered of babies at the two camps established by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for people displaced from Damboa, Borno State following the capture of the town last weekend by Boko Haram insurgents. NEMA revealed yesterday that it had registered about 10,000 internally displaced persons ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Oritsejafor Tasks Religious Leaders In The North On Ending Insurgency

Ayo Oritsejafor

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, has tasked religious leaders in the north on ending the Boko Haram insurgency. Orisejafor spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the graduation, send-forth and prize giving ceremonies held by Stephen International Centre. “With all sense of all responsibility, ... Read More »

Civil Servants Blast Okonjo-Iweala Over Alleged N1.8trn Salary Bill

Okonjo-Iweala speaking

Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has lambasted the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over recent claims that N1.8 trillion was being spent annually on wages in the public service, saying the Minister was economical with the truth. In a statement, yesterday ... Read More »

Attack On Buhari Could Have Triggered Violence – Expert


A security consultant, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has described Boko Haram’s attempt on the life of former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Kaduna as an attempt to plunge Nigeria into widespread political-ethno-religious violence. Reacting to the attacks, which left over 80 ... Read More »

Perpetrators Of Bomb Attacks Disregard the Only True God – Oritsejafor


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the twin explosions in Kaduna and Kano blast at the peak of Ramadan as a clear indication of disregard to the only true God by a sect that claimed to be fighting God’s course. President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Thursday, said ... Read More »

Palpable Fear Grips Lagosians As Liberian Shows Ebola-like Symptoms

Ebola virus

A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday. The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria’s mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering from severe vomiting ... Read More »

One Killed, 8 Injured In Kano Bomb Blast


A yet to be identified woman lost her life, while eight others were injured when a high calibre improvised explosive device concealed in a refrigerator went off at New Road motor park, Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis. The incident came just a day after a twin bomb attack killed ... Read More »

Rescue Chibok Girls Or Forget 2015 Elections, Activists Tell FG

goodluck jonathan-school girls

Civil rights activists, Nollywood actors, lawyers and lawmakers, yesterday, staged a protest in Lagos calling for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, failing which President Goodluck Jonathan should forget next year’s elections. At the protest were the President, Women Arise Initiative and Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr. Joe Okei ... Read More »

Russia To Reopen Nigeria Trade Mission

Vladimir Putin

The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Nikolay Udovincheko, says Russian Trade Mission to Nigeria will be reopened to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries. Udovincheko stated this during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ima Niboro, to the Russian Embassy ... Read More »

Attack On Buhari Aimed At Causing Riots In North So Military Can Take Over – Asari-Dokubo


Founder of the disbanded Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has reacted to Wednesday’s attack on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in Kaduna, saying it was a plot to push the military to take-over power. In a series of conspiracy tweets via his ... Read More »

Sambo in Mecca, Offers Prayers For Jonathan, Peace In Nigeria

Sambo, others praying

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo yesterday offered special prayers for Nigeria’s peace, progress and development while performing the lesser hajj (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This was contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Umar Sani. Sani quoted the ... Read More »

How Nigeria Can Gain The Upper Hand In The War Against Boko Haram Insurgency – Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha

The former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has stated that Nigeria can have the upper hand in the war against the Boko Haram insurgency if ongoing security operations are not frequently put out in the public domain as is currently ... Read More »

Kaduna Explosions: ACF Condemns Senseless, Inhuman Acts Of Terrorism


The apex northern organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has described the twin explosions in Kaduna State yesterday as a national calamity, disservice to humanity and a great shock to the nation “especially in the Holy month of Ramadan”. ACF spokesman, Mohammed Ibrahim, said in a statement last night that the ... Read More »


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New FRSC Boss Resumes Duty, Promises Tougher Sanctions For Reckless Drivers


PRESS RELEASE The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has read the riot act on reckless driving, as tougher sanctions await reckless motorists across the country. Oyeyemi gave this indication in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him to ... Read More »

Rivers CP Restates Ban On Political Rallies


The Police Command in Rivers on Wednesday warned that it would deal decisively with politicians and youths who embarked on political rallies and campaigns in the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Tunde Ogunsakin, in Port Harcourt. There is a ... Read More »

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