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$9.3m Arms Deal: Oritsejafor Dragging Christianity In The Mud – Catholic Bishops


The leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has accused the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of dragging the image of the body in the mud, saying it was wrong for his private jet to be associated with the controversial $9.3 million arms deal ... Read More »

2015 General Elections Will Not Affect Economy – CBN Gov


The Governor of the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that the 2015 General Elections would not deplete the fortunes and reserves of the country. Emefiele gave the assurance on Wednesday in New York, at the Africa Business Summit, a high level international forum on Africa’s investment ... Read More »

2015: Candidates With Criminal Records Will Be Stopped From Contesting, Says IG


The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has stated that the Police will stop candidates with criminal records from contesting in the 2015 general elections. Abba who hinted that the Force would collaborate with the Department of State Security to carry out the task, added that he had made adequate ... Read More »

A/Ibom Is Not Broke, Says Finance Commissioner


The Akwa Ibom State government has described as baseless and outrageous, reports that the state is broke. The Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon, in an interview with newsmen in Uyo, the state capital yesterday, said: “Such misinformation is capable of undermining the efforts of the present administration which has ... Read More »

Nigeria Now Ebola Free, Jonathan Declares To The World


President Goodluck Jonathan has declared to the United Nations that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. Jonathan gave this assurance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, while commenting on the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus disease (EVD) in West Africa. He however called on the global ... Read More »

We Have Not Relented On Bringing Back The Abducted Chibok Girls, Ending Terrorism – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the international community that Nigeria will not relent on its efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls alive. He also said the country was working hard on ending terrorism. “Let me underline today, that we shall not waver until we end this mindless war on ... Read More »

Mutiny: Former Senate President Appeals Death Sentence Of Soldiers


Several Nigerians have condemned the death sentence of soldiers found guilty of mutiny by the Military Tribunal, but none has taken a decisive action like a former Senate President Ameh Ebute, who has now filed an appeal against the execution of six of the 12 condemned soldiers. The former Senate ... Read More »

2015: We Will Not Allow Election Spending To Affect Nigeria’s Economic Fortunes – CBN Governor


Central Bank Governor (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has allayed fears that the 2015 General Elections would affect Nigeria’s economy and deplete the country’s forex reserves. According to Emefiele, who spoke in New York, Wednesday, at the Africa Business Summit, Nigeria’s economy is doing well and not even the 2015 general elections ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Abubakar Shekau’s Double


The Defence Headquarters confirmed that self-acclaimed leader of the Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Bashir, alias “Abubakar Shekau’’ had died in an encounter with troops at Konduga in Borno. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, confirmed the death of Shekau at news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. “In course ... Read More »

Yoruba Community Donates Relief Materials To Displaced Persons In Borno


The Yoruba community in Borno state, Tuesday, donated relief materials to people who were displaced from their communities following attacks by insurgents Boko Haram in the state. Oba of Yoruba in Borno, Alhaji Hassan Yusuf Alao led other members of the community to the NYSC orientation to present relief materials ... Read More »

FG To Strenghten Land Registration Process Nationwide


The Federal Government began a nationwide land titling and registration through the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform, PTCLR. The maiden zonal workshop for stakeholders in the South-East geopolitical zone kicked off yesterday in Enugu. “Since formal land registration commenced in the country over 100 years ago, less than three ... Read More »

USA Brand-new Shopping Portal Launches For Africa And Runs Contest Where You Can Win Over $1000 USD In Giveaway Prices


Online Site Offers USA Designer Fashion Resale for African Shoppers is a brand new shopping portal based in New York allowing overseas customers to purchase overstock designer handbags and shoes straight from the USA at big discounts off the retail price. Designers will often overproduce a line or department ... Read More »

Man Butchers Wife Over Infidelity In Delta


A man who killed his wife over claims of promiscuity has been arrested by the police in Delta State. Michael Akpore of Urhiephron, Ughelli South Local Government Area was said to have killed his 32-year-old wife, Julie Akpore for allegedly having extra-marital affairs. Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, Mrs ... Read More »

Torture: FG Slams Amnesty International Report As Full Of Lies

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The Federal Government has slated human rights group Amnesty International, describing its recent report which rated Nigeria very high among countries that have made torture a common investigative technique as falsehood. Amnesty International had in the report, alleged that security agencies in the country usually torture and inflict injuries on ... Read More »

Good News: Nigeria Records 85 Per Cent Employment In First Half Of 2014 – NBS


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigeria recorded 85 per cent employment in the first half of 2014. This was contained in a statement issued by the Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, in Abuja on Tuesday. “In both the first and second quarter of 2014, over 85 ... Read More »

JNI Insists On Probe Of $9.3m Seized In S’Africa


The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on the National Assembly and the Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the controversial $9.3 million seized by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli. “Our Senators must rise to the occasion. EFCC must play its role ... Read More »

Ebola: Bush Meat Business Gradually Picks Up In Kwara


The bush meat sellers in Kosubosu Community, Kwara state, said on Tuesday that business was gradually picking up two months after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. Some of the meat sellers said they had started enjoying patronage again, after customers deserted them because of fears of ... Read More »

Acting IG Assures Nigerians Of Hitch-Free 2015 Elections


The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday in Abuja said that the police were committed to ensuring hitch-free general elections in 2015. Abba said this while addressing newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. He said that ... Read More »

Amnesty International’s Torture Report On Nigeria Police, Military Mischievous, Baseless – FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday dismissed as baseless, a recent report by Amnesty International, accusing the police and the military of routinely torturing women, men and children using a wide range of inhuman methods. The Chairman, National Committee Against Torture, Dr. Samson Ameh (SAN), who dismissed the allegation at a ... Read More »

18,000 Unemployed Graduates To Benefit From Sure-P Internship Scheme


Over 180, 000 unemployed graduates across the country are to benefit from the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, this year. Project Director of the GIS, Mr. Peter Papka made this known yesterday, at a one-day Sensitisation and Internship Opportunities Fair, held in Makurdi, the Benue ... Read More »

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