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LASG Constructs 211 Roads In 4 Months – Official

FROM LEFT: BALE OF OWUTU, CHIEF JOSEPH ALUKO; GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA OF LAGOS; MANAGING DIRECTOR, ARAB CONTRACTORS, MR OSAMA MUSTAPHA; LAGOS COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS, DR OBAFEMI HAMZAT AND SPECIAL ADVISER TO LAGOS GOVERNOR ON WORKS, MR GANIYU JOHNSON, AT THE INAUGURATION OF IBESHE ROAD IN IKORODU, LAGOS.

T he Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that it was currently constructing 211 roads with a total length of 211.337 km in various parts of the state. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, made announced this during the 2014 Ministerial briefing in Lagos. Hamzat said a ... Read More »

JAMB Releases 2014 UTME Result

CANDIDATES WRITING THE UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION IN ABUJA  ON SATURDAY (12/4/14).

The result of the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT) of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted last Saturday, has been released by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). It was learnt that out of over one million (1,015,504) candidates that sat for the exam ... Read More »

Panic In Taraba As Suspected Fulani Gunmen Unleash Mayhem On Wukari Town

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Wukari town in Taraba State has reportedly come under another serious attack by gunmen, said to be militant herdsmen, who appear to have shifted their attacks to the state. The troubled town, which is outside Jalingo, the state capital, is said to be under heavy bombardment by the gunmen, who ... Read More »

US Warns Citizens In Nigeria Over Security During Easter Holidays

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Following the frequency of attacks in Nigeria in the past few days, the United States Department of States has warned American citizens living in Nigeria over possible attacks that might be carried out by extremists in the Northern parts of the country during the Easter celebration that will begin tomorrow ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 121 Abducted Secondary Girls Regain Freedom, 8 Still Missing

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) last night announced that 121 of the female students abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on Monday night, had been freed by the military. The principal of the school confirmed the release, adding that eight of the students were still missing, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Again, Kills District Head, 19 Others

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The spate of attacks by Islamic terrorists continued yesterday; the fourth time in three days, as they killed 20 people, including a traditional ruler in Borno State, local government and security officials said Wednesday. Gunmen had yesterday morning attacked the village of Wala, in Gwoza district, killing 18 people, and ... Read More »

Communications Mast Owners Get April 30 Deadline For Upgrade

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The Lagos State Government has given owners of communications masts made of hollow-pipes until April, 30, 2014  to replace them with galvanized steel masts. The General Manager, Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit (UFRU), Mr. Joe Igbokwe, issued the deadline Tuesday in Lagos after the early morning rainstorm last Sunday that , pulled down ... Read More »

14 Escape Out Of 200 Girls Abducted By Boko Haram

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14 out of about 200 secondary school girls, who were abducted on Monday in Borno State have escaped from the Boko Haram camp where they were held. The outlawed sect had after an attack suspected to have been perpetrated by it in the nation’s capital gone ahead less than 24 ... Read More »

Terrorism: Jonathan Reassures Nigeria On Safety

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President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured Nigerians and persons living in the country that the Federal Government remains very mindful of its responsibility for the safety of their lives and properties in all parts of Nigeria and will continue to do everything possible to protect them from the scourge of terrorism ... Read More »

Terror Attacks: Jonathan Summons Security Chiefs, Governors

Following increased frequency of terror attacks in the country, especially the recent events in Abuja and Borno State, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at the Presidential Villa. The meeting which will be presided over by President Jonathan is ... Read More »

World’s Most Wanted Woman Linked To Abuja Bomb Attack

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Samantha Lewthwaite, also known as the White Widow, has been linked to the horrific attack in Abuja on Monday, which left 74 dead and hundreds wounded, according to UK-based newspaper, Daily Star. Also known as Sherafiyah, Lewthwaite is the widow of 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay and one of the ... Read More »

Sultan, JNI Condemns Abduction Of 100 Schoolgirls In Borno

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the Monday’s abduction of 100 schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) led by the Sultan in a statement by its Secretary-General, Dr. ... Read More »

Police Foil Attempt To Raze Traditional Ruler’s Palace In Bayelsa, Arrest 32 Suspects

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The Police in Bayelsa on Wednesday arrested 32 suspects in connection with an attempt to raze the palace of the traditional ruler of Oruma Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hillary Okpara, told newsmen that 14 of the suspects were apprehended for alleged cultism while 18 ... Read More »

ACF Condemns ‘Senseless And Inhuman Acts Of Terrorism’ Against Nigerians

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As reactions continue to trail the bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday morning, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the incident as a national calamity. A statement issued in Kaduna by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad ... Read More »

US Forensic Experts In Abuja As Investigation Starts Into Nyanya Bombings

SOME BUSES AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION AT NYANYA MOTOR PARK IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (14/4/14).

As the casualty figure from the explosion that rocked a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja on Monday increases, forensic investigators from the United States of America, yesterday arrived Nigeria to join their Nigerian counterparts in conducting investigations. Their arrival in the country might not be unconnected with speculations in security ... Read More »

FCTA To Instal Bomb Detecting Devices In Buses, Motor Parks – Minister

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The FCT Administration said on Tuesday it would collaborate with the office of the National Security Adviser to provide security at motor parks and public places in the territory. The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, made the statement when he visited Nyanya Motor Park which was rocked by explosion on Monday morning. He ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Deputy Gov. Urges Military To Redouble Efforts

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The Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, on Tuesday urged the military to redouble efforts in ending the Boko Haram menace for peace to reign in the country. Mustapha gave the advice at a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Maiduguri. Mustapha expressed gratitude to the military ... Read More »

Photo of the day: Gov Kwankwaso & officials sweep Pres. Jonathan out of Kano

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The things we see every day! According to Sahara Reporters, this picture shows Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankaso and some of his officials sweeping off President Jonathan’s feet from the venue of the PDP rally that held this morning in the state. Apparently Kano is an APC state. Read More »

National Conference: Another Delegate Collapses

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What would have been another blow to the ongoing National Conference in Abuja was averted when a delegate, Amb. Abubakar Abdulmumuni, on Tuesday slumped and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Abuja for proper medical attention. Mr. Abdulmumuni, who is a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), was ... Read More »

FAAC Approves Removal Of Fuel Subsidy

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The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has ratified its committee’s decision to remove subsidy on premium motor spirit, also known as petroleum. This is sequel to the agency’s setting up of a committee last month to look into the possible removal of the controversial fuel subsidy. The committee was made ... Read More »

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