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6,000 Displaced As Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc In Jigawa

Balkans Floods

No fewer than 6000 persons in three local government councils of Jigawa State have been displaced after two days of rainstorm. Taura local government of the state has been reported as the worst hit, where about 13 villages were completely flooded. Chairman of the council, Alhaji Suleiman Dauda Taura, told ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves N25bn For Dredging Of River Benue


President Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, said his administration has approved N25 billion for the dredging of River Benue. Jonathan disclosed this at the maiden edition of the International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) organised by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). The theme of the conference and exhibition was ‘Modernising inland water ... Read More »

Dangote Donates N150m To Nigeria’s Ebola Fight


Africa’s wealthiest man Aliko Dangote has donated N150 million to help Nigeria in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in the country through the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Dangote Group. “… Dangote foundation has funded the establishment of the Ebola emergency operation in Lagos, that is ... Read More »

Ebola Drug Made By Nigerian To Benefit 8 Infected Persons


Eight out of the Nigerians infected with the deadly Ebola disease will benefit from an experimental treatment in Lagos, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has announced. Chukwu, who made the announcement, today at a world press conference in Abuja, said a Nigerian scientist has offered Nigeria the drug, ‘NanoSilver’, ... Read More »

FG Secures World Bank, DFID Funding To Create 460,000 Jobs


The Federal Government has secured over N44 billion funding support from the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to create 460,000 jobs across eight sectors of the economy under the Growth and Employment (GEM) project over the next six years (2013-2018). Ambassador Abdulkadir Musa, the Permanent ... Read More »

Yero Denies Receiving Security Report Forewarning Him On Kaduna Twin Explosions

Ramalan Yero

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Wednesday denied ever receiving intelligence report on the deadly twin bomb blasts that rocked the state in July. Over 70 persons died as a result of the blasts while scores of others were wounded in the blasts which apparently targeted a former Head ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgency Displaced 400,000 In North East – NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said yesterday that over 400,000 people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East part of the country within the past seven months. A statement by Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the information officer of the agency in the region, said the displaced persons were ... Read More »

Revealed: Patrick Sawyer’s Wife Explains The Real Reason He Brought Ebola To Nigeria


The widow of late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought Ebola into Nigeria, has defended her husband’s decision to travel to Africa’s most populous country, saying he did so in desperate search for a country with better healthcare system than his own country. In an article published earlier today, TMZ Liberia ... Read More »

Ebola: Kogi Designates State Specialist Hospital In Lokoja Isolation Centre


A part of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja, the state capital, has been designated as an isolation centre to handle any likely outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Hajia Zainab Okino, yesterday in Lokoja after the weekly State Executive ... Read More »

Some Oyo Residents Won’t Get Voter Cards, Says INEC


Many registered voters in Oyo State will not get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) as distribution begins on Friday across the 33 local government areas of the state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said. Registered voters in Afijio, Ibadan North East, Ibadan South West and Ogbomoso North local ... Read More »

Military Spreading Rumors That Shi’ites Are Planning Reprisal Attack In Zaria – El-Zakzaky

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, on Wednesday raised alarm that the military after allegedly killing his 33 followers including three of his sons at a recent procession in Zaria, has again put soldiers on red alert against the group. El-Zakzaky ... Read More »

Ebola: We’ve To Put A Stop To Shaking Of Hands For Now, Says Fashola

Babatunde Fashola

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has called for a temporary stop to traditional shaking of hands as part of measures to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country. Fashola advocated for this measure after the emergency meeting of state governors and health commissioners ... Read More »

Tin Can Customs Generates N138bn In Six Months


The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Port Command, has recorded a revenue generation of N138.940 billion between January and June this year as against the amount collected same period in 2013, which stood at N108,901 billion. The breakdown showed that the amount collected this year surpassed that of the ... Read More »

Ag. IG Orders Establishment Of Tactical Operation Points To Track, Mop-Up Illegal Arms, Explosive Materials


The acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered the establishment of Tactical Operation Points (TOP) in select states in the Northeast and Northwest. According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the points would be manned by police personnel trained in tactical operations and counter-terrorism. ... Read More »

Rivers Chief Shoots Six People, Including Own Son – Police


The Police in Rivers State has arrested a local chief at Rumu-Ipirikom, Obio-Akpor local government area, for allegedly shooting six people including his own son. The chief, Anthony Owabie, was arrested alongside four others whose identities are yet to be ascertained, the state police command said in a statement, Wednesday. “The Rivers State Police ... Read More »

Man, 22, Jailed For Stealing iPad In Church


A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a mason, Shedrack Ojukwu, 22, to two months in prison for stealing an Ipad in a church in Abuja. Senior Magistrate Chukwuemeka Ubani sentenced Mr. Ojukwu, who resides at Mashafa Road, Mpape, Abuja, after he pleaded guilty to the ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Why We Cannot Bomb Sambisa Forest – DHQ


PRESS RELEASE While seeking for a better understanding of the Nigerians and the media on the war on terror, the Defence Spokesman, Chris Olukolade, has declared that the Nigerian military is capable of defeating the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking at a media interaction organised by INigerian Initiative, a non-governmental organisation ... Read More »

Fire Razes Benue Varsity’s Female Hostel


An early morning inferno, yesterday, razed a block of the Benue State University, BSU, female hostel in Makurdi, the state capital. The fire left over 200 students homeless while most of them also lost valuables to the inferno which started at about 10 a.m. At press time, officers and men ... Read More »

Ebola: ECOWAS Official Who Received Patrick Sawyer Dies In Lagos of Ebola


Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced the death of one of its staff, Jatto Abdulqudir, who died of the dreaded Ebola virus. A statement by the bloc confirmed Abdulqudir’s death in Lagos. “The ECOWAS Commission announces with deep regret the passing of a staff member of its ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 400,000 Internally Displaced In Northeast – NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said about 400,000 persons have been internally displaced in Nigeria’s Northeastern from January 2014 till date. The information officer of the Northeast zonal office of the agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim said the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from January to 31st of ... Read More »

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