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PENGASSAN Tasks FG, Military On Ending Insurgency


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government and the military to rise up to their responsibilities and find a lasting solution to the problem of insecurity and insurgency in the country. In a statement by PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson, the association ... Read More »

Dismissed Police Officer Stole N20m, Earned Salaries From 15 Different Commands – IG Tells Court


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday heard how a dismissed Nigerian Police officer, Victor Afam Banor, earned salaries illegally from 15 different police commands in the country. The accused also allegedly stole N20 million meant for salaries of officers of the Enugu State Police Command, the Inspector-General of ... Read More »

Vigilante Groups, Local Hunters Kill Over 70 Insurgents, Reclaim Maiha Town

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No fewer than 70 Boko Haram fighters were killed by a combined force of local vigilantes and hunters in Maiha Local Government area of Adamawa State, as the insurgents attempted to install an Amir (leader), residents of the area have said. Maiha town, which is about 25 kilometers from Mubi – ... Read More »

SCOAN Building Collapse: Fashola Okays Repatriation Of Dead South Africans


The Lagos State Government yesterday approved the repatriation of 54 dead bodies of South Africans, who were among the 116 that lost their when a guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, collapsed on September 12, in Ikotun area of the state. Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, ... Read More »

DSS: 2015 Elections Will Be Turned Into Battlefield If…


The Department of State Security (DSS) in Benue State has warned that the forthcoming elections in the state would be bloody if the illegal arms in circulation are not withdrawn. According to the DSS, the quantity of firearms in circulation, as a result of the frequent farmers/herders clash in the ... Read More »

Bill To Reposition Labour Passed For Second Reading In Senate


The Senate on Wednesday passed for second hearing, a bill titled: An Act to Establish the National Commission for Conciliation and Arbitration, National Labour Council, The Office of the Registrar of Trade Unions etc to Administer the Provisions of Labour Laws in Nigeria and other matters connected therewith, 2014. The ... Read More »

Train Services Linking Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia And Rivers To Commence Before Year’s End – Tukur


Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has assured that train services linking four states of Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia and Rivers would commence before the end of the year. Speaking while inspecting ongoing projects on the Port Harcourt-Enugu rail line yesterday, Tukur said: “I believe ... Read More »

Yobe School Attack: Boko Haram Has Declared War On Nigeria And We Must Fight Back – Mark


Senate President David Mark on Wednesday condemned the killing of 48 students in a suicide bomb attack at government secondary school in Potiskum, Yobe State on Monday. In a speech, the senate president said Boko Haram has declared war on Nigeria and appealed to the insurgents to desist from attacking ... Read More »

Jonathan Forwards Mohammed’s Name To Senate For Confirmation As New CJN

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Justice Mahmud Mohammed has been nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria. His nomination was sent by the president to the Senate and was read during plenary on Wednesday. If confirmed, Mr. Mohammed, who is the next most senior Supreme Court judge after Aloma Mukhtar, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Problem Caused By Both Christians And Muslims, Says Falana


Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, has berated political leaders in the country for the loss of thousands of lives to insurgency. Falana specifically blamed them for promoting religion at the detriment of the unity of the people. He made these views known on Wednesday ... Read More »

100 Houses In Bauchi Razed By Mysterious Fire

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A mysterious fire has razed about 100 houses in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State destroying properties worth millions of naira. Confirming the incident to Vanguard in an interview, Acting District Head of Soro, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi said the cause of the fire is yet to ... Read More »

Jonathan Dancing On The Graves Of Potiskum Students Killed In Bomb Blast – Tinubu


National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for choosing to go ahead with his declaration to contest election despite the unfortunate death of more than 50 students in Potiskum, Yobe State. Tinubu, who spoke at a rally in Edo State, ... Read More »

Labour Party Slams Jonathan’s Critics


The Labour Party (LP) has faulted critics of President Goodluck Jonathan’s formal declaration to run for re-election, saying his had the right to do so. “Jonathan has the right to present himself for election just as the Constitution gives Nigerians equal right to elect or reject him,” a statement by ... Read More »

Nigeria Closer To Finding Ebola Cure


Progress is being made in the search for a reliable treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease, the Treatment and Research Group (TRG) on Ebola said on Wednesday. According to Co-Chairman of the group, Prof. Innocent Ujah, the committee had recommended to the Federal Government an experimental drug known as T705, ... Read More »

NAFDAC Cautions Farmers On Pesticide Use


THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised farmers on the safe use of pesticides, which it warns is highly dangerous to health. According to Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, pesticides may cause acute and delayed health effects in workers who are exposed ... Read More »

CBN Unveils New N100 Notes To Commemorate Nigeria’s Centenary

credit: Lekan Adetayo, Punch

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled a new N100 note to commemorate the country’s centenary celebration. According to the CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, the new note is designed to have the most advanced security features in the world. He added that the design platforms on which the note ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Condemns Niger School Attack, Says Only Suicide Bomber Was Killed


Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu has condemned Wednesday’s bomb blast that rocked the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, where 10 people were feared dead. According to a statement by his Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, the governor urged the people of Kontagora and other parts of the state to remain calm, ... Read More »

Dangote, Elumelu, Rabiu Listed As Nigeria’s Richest Persons


A newly released wealth report has listed 23 Nigerians among the wealthiest persons in Africa, with Aliko Dangote again leading the pack. The report titled The Richest People in Africa, published by Ventures Africa, a pan-African business magazine introduced four new Nigerians to the list of 55 African billionaires. They ... Read More »

Suspected Female Suicide Bomber Detonates Bomb In FCE Kontagora


A suspected female suicide bomber on Wednesday detonated a bomb concealed under her garment at the entrance of a library at the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State at 12.30pm. The suspected bomber was burnt beyond recognition, while a student was seriously wounded. The incident was confirmed by Provost ... Read More »

INEC To Consider IDPs For 2015 Polls – Borno REC


The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Wednesday that it planned to make provisions for Internally Displaced Persons to cast their votes in the 2015 general polls. Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, the Borno Resident Electoral Commissioner, said this during a visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai in ... Read More »