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South Africa Describe Nigeria’s $9.3m Explanation As Flawed


South Africa has described Nigeria’s explanations on the $9.3m cash seized from two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen in a chartered private jet, as flawed with discrepancies. The money, which was meant for the procuring of arms for the Nigerian intelligence services was intercepted in South Africa earlier in the ... Read More »

FG To Reduce Graduate Unemployment


The Federal Government has said that it had put in place strategies at various levels aimed at addressing the issue of unemployment in Nigeria. Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolemenmen, who stated this in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, explained that the strategies were not just ... Read More »

Implement Reports On Security, North’s Royal Fathers Tell Jonathan, Govs


Northern Emirs and Chiefs on Thursday asked President Goodluck Jonathan and governors of the 19 northern states to implement the various reports on security in the region as a way of finding a lasting solution to the security challenges in some parts of the North. Under the aegis of Northern Traditional Rulers Council, ... Read More »

SCOAN: Lagos Marks Two Buildings For Integrity Test As Rescue Operation Ends


The Lagos State Government yesterday marked two building within the Synagogue Church of All Nations premises in Ikotun-Egbe, for structural integrity test. The government declared after last Friday’s building collapse that the church did not obtain permission to raise additional structures within its premises. It, however, added that investigations were ... Read More »

Group Condemns Death Penalty On Soldiers For Mutiny


A group in Bayelsa Sate, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), has described as “double standard” and “a national disservice,” the death sentence passed on 12 soldiers of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State, who were found guilty of mutiny. The group therefore called on the military ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Has Brought Back Hope With Recent Successes, Says Shettima


Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday expressed optimism that the Nigerian military will soon end the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Shettima made the statement at the launching of the new 64 page e-passport in Maiduguri. He said that the recent victory by the military in different encounters ... Read More »

8 Family Memebers, One Other Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Murder


You may not be wrong if you call them a family of criminals, but a suspect can only be confirmed guilty by a court of law. This is what an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos will be trying to do as nine people including eight family members were arranged before ... Read More »

Alert!!! Boko Haram Plans To Use Mechanics, Car Wash Centres To Deploy Bombs – Military

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Beware of auto-mechanic and car wash centres across the country, a bomb might just have been planted there. This warning came in the aftermath of the heavy casualties inflicted on Boko Haram insurgents in recent weeks, as indications emerged that the group is recruiting auto-mechanic and car wash operators across ... Read More »

Amnesty Report On Human Rights Abuse False, Indecent – Police


The Nigeria Police on Thursday said that the Amnesty International’s report on alleged human rights abuses by the force was full of falsehood, “smacks of indecency and intemperate language”. This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja. ... Read More »

Lagos PDP Condoles Synagogue Church Over Building Collapse


The Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday condoled with the Synagogue Church of All Nations over the death of some of its adherents as a result of the collapse of its guest house on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Emergency Management Agency ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Things Will Change Drastically By Next Month – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has promised Nigerians that the security challenge posed by members of the Boko Haram sect who have engaged in massive killing and wanton destruction of property would change drastically by next month. Speaking yesterday at the 66th National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ... Read More »

Synagogue Buildng Colapse: Victims Are Martyrs Of God’s Kingdom – TB Joshua


Prophet T.B. Joshua has finally spoken on the building collapse that killed 80 at his Synaggue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, denying lack of cooperation as alleged by rescuers at the site of the collapse. The popular televangelist stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage, while he ... Read More »

Woman Seeks Divorce As Husband Fails To Pay Dowry After 8 Years Of Marriage


A 25-year-old trader, Mrs Modinat Alade, on Thursday sought the dissolution of her eight-year old union with her husband, Gbola Alade over non-payment of dowry. Alade, who approached an Oyo State Customary Court Grade C, sitting in Iseyin, told the court that the union was yet to produce any child. ... Read More »

Over 60% Of Aircrafts Operated In Nigeria Are On Lease – NCAA


The Acting Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Benedict Adeyileka, on Thursday said that more than 60 percent of the aircraft operated by Nigerian airlines were on lease. Adeyileka spoke in Lagos through NCAA’s General Manager, Airworthiness & Standard, Mr Kayode Ajiboye, at a seminar organised by Aeroconsult with ... Read More »

Police Arrest Man In Plateau For Selling Wife For Sacrifice


A Nigerian man has been arrested for selling his wife to black magic practitioners who wanted to sacrifice a virgin, police said Thursday. The deal in the central Nigerian state of Plateau was cancelled at the last minute, however, when the ritualists realised she was married. “The man lured his ... Read More »

Stop Death Sentence On Soldiers, Ubani Tells Jonathan


Former chairman of Ikeja branch of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Monday Ubani, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to stop the execution of soldiers sentenced to death on Monday by the Army, through the power bestowed on him as Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces. Ubani said that though mutiny was a ... Read More »

Lay Down Your Arms And Embrace Peace, ACF Tells Boko Haram As Yero Condemns Kaduna Killings


The pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State have condemned the attacks on Sanga Local Government Area residents and the attack on a Federal College of Education in Kano State. The ACF called on Boko Haram insurgents to surrender and embrace peace, ... Read More »

Agbakoba To Faults Soldiers Conviction For Mutiny, Vows To Challenge Armed Forces Act In Court


A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), yesterday faulted the death sentence handed to 12 soldiers for alleged mutiny. In a letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Kenneth Minimah, the legal luminary said the verdict was an “unconstitutional decision”, adding that he ... Read More »

Boko Haram Sponsorship: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Defends Ihejirika

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The pan-Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed the allegation linking a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd) with sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect. This would be the first time the apex Igbo organization would be reacting to the allegation, which was ... Read More »

FG Approves N147.4bn For Benin-Ore, Lokoja-Benin Roads, Others


The Federal Government on Wednesday okayed the sum of N147.4bn for two major roads, the‎ Benin-Ore and Okene-Benin expressways. The approval was granted at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The breakdown of the projects includes the execution of Phase II, dualisation of Lokoja-Benin Road Section I, II, III and ... Read More »

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