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Insurgency: NEMA Laments Increasing Number Of Displaced Persons In N’East


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has decried the increasing number of displaced persons as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, saying it has been faced with growing challenges of handling the daily surge of internally displaced persons at established camps in the North-East. Information officer of NEMA, North-East ... Read More »

Boko Haram: We’ll Defend Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity To The Last Mile, Says FG


The Federal Government has assured that it will not allow any part of the country to be used as centre for an experimental terror state in West Africa. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, gave the assurance in Abuja on Monday while addressing officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ... Read More »

INEC Rules Out Extending Voters’ Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it is ‘logistically impossible’ to extend the second phase of the Continuous Voter Registration, which ended on Monday. It, however, said it would give a fair chance to legitimate registrants and would on a yet-to-be announced date, set up registration points at ... Read More »

NMA Must Apologise To Nigerians For ‘Unpatriotic’ Strike – Reps

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The House of Representatives Committee on Health has asked members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians for what it termed their “unpatriotic” strike. The NMA suspended its nationwide strike on Sunday night after downing tools for 55 days. The committee said the apology ... Read More »

NLC Commends NMA For Suspending Strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday commended the decision of the Nigerian Medial Association to suspend its 55-day-old industrial action. The Acting General Secretary of NLC, Mr Chris Uyot, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Uyot said that it was needful for all ... Read More »

Nigeria Can Eradicate Ebola By First Week Of September – NCDC


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has assured that Nigeria can eradicate the deadly Ebola Virus Disease from the country by September if it sustains its current containment efforts. This was the position of the project director of the centre, Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, while making a presentation at a ... Read More »

Court Stops FG From Sacking Resident Doctors


National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) yesterday in Lagos, restrained the Federal Government through the Chief Medical Directors of 37 medical institutions across the country from terminating the appointment of the resident doctors. President of the court, Justice Babatunde Adejumon, gave the order, while ruling on a Motion on Notice ... Read More »

Carpenter Duped By Concubine Commits Suicide In Ogun

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A middle-aged man, Samsideen Akinwunmi, has taken his own life in Abeokuta after being duped by his concubine, reports have said. Akinwunmi, a carpenter, was said to have been found dead after allegedly hanging himself on a ceiling fan in his room located at Aboaba Street, Itori-Odo, Abeokuta. According to ... Read More »

Economy: Jonathan’s Administration Reminiscent Of Abacha Era – Obasanjo


Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says the current administration led by President Goodluck Jonathan is reminiscent of the days of the late dictator, General Sani Abacha where the middle class was non-existent. Obasanjo said the prevailing economic situation in the country has shown clearly that the middle-class had been destroyed. ... Read More »

4 Killed As Farmers, Fulani Herdsmen Clash In Nasarawa


At least four people were reported killed Monday in a renewed clash between the Eggon tribe and Fulani herdsmen in Asakio town in Nasarawa State, reports have said. The clash was said to have occurred at the early hours of the morning following a dispute between the two groups. The ... Read More »

Japan Could Offer Unapproved Ebola Drug


Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country’s top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan has received inquiries from some countries on ... Read More »

Tagging Nigerian Soldiers Found In Cameroon As Defectors, Misleading – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described as inappropriate and misleading, tagging of Nigerian soldiers who while in pursuit of Boko Haram terrorists found themselves in Cameroon, as defectors. According to the statement in the defence website, the Nigerian troops that were found in Cameroun was as a result of a ... Read More »

Ebola Cases In Nigeria Now 13 – FG


The federal government Monday in Abuja clarified that there was an error in its earlier statement where it said Ebola Cases in the country were 14,adding that the current number at the moment is 13. Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists that “Nigeria has revised the number of ... Read More »

Jordan Charges 8 With Anti-US, Anti-Israel Terror Plots


Jordanian military prosecutors on Monday charged eight suspects, including a Syrian fugitive, with plotting to attack US soldiers and Israel’s embassy in the kingdom and recruiting people to join Hezbollah. “State security court prosecutors accused the eight men with plotting to carry out terrorist acts, including attacks against US soldiers ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Economy Remains Strong Despite Security Concerns


Nigeria’s economy continues thriving despite the security problems facing the country, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Saratu Umar who stated this in a keynote address entitled: Translating Nigeria’s Foreign Direct Investment, FDI Benefits into a reality, at the Nigerian Economic ... Read More »

Abia State Marks 23rd Anniversary Of Creation

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Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State on Sunday led other government functionaries to a commemorative church service marking the 23rd anniversary of the creation of the state. Mr. Orji said at the Assemblies of God Church, Nkporo Street, Umuahia, that “today is a day set aside to present the state ... Read More »

Kano Issues Ultimatum To Female Pilgrims To Complete Pregnancy Test Or Forfeit Hajj Seats


The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board on Sunday issued a four-day ultimatum to intending female pilgrims who had not undergone pregnancy test to do so or forfeit their Hajj seats. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Nuhu Badamasi, gave the ultimatum in an interview in Kano. Mr. Badamasi said ... Read More »

Boko Haram: S/East, S/South ACF Call For Review Of Military Strategy

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The South-south and South-east coordinator of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Musa Saidu, has condemned the recent purported hoisting of Boko Haram flags in some some communities and called on the military to review its strategy. Alhaji Musa, who spoke to Daily Trust in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said ... Read More »

Middle Class Gradually Being Wiped Out – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday drew similarities between the present state of the nation and the era of the late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, saying it was at both periods the middle class was wiped out. He, however, assured visitors to his home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital ... Read More »

Feyi Agagu Recalls Terrifying Moment Plane Conveying Father’s Corpse Crashed, Attributes Survival To God


The son of former Ondo State Governor, late Dr. Olusegun Agagu, Feyi Agagu, has reflected on the plane crash that nearly took his life almost a year ago, attributing his survival to divine providence. He described his escape from the jaws of death as a rare miracle for which his ... Read More »

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