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Teenage Gay Cult Called ‘Yansh’ Discovered In Warri


A cult of teenage homos*xuals patronised by gay men exists in Warri, Delta State Government yesterday revealed. Making the disclosure in his Easter message to Deltans at the First Baptist Church, Warri, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan said teenagers from ages 15 to 18 belong to the sect named Yansh, and live ... Read More »

195 Students Escape Death As Gunmen Raze Staff Residence At Girls’ School


Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to a staff residential building at a girls’ secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said. The attack in Bauchi state came less than a week after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 129 ... Read More »

Dozens Of Al-Qaeda Suspects Killed In Yemen Drone Strike

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Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network’s Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western “crusaders”. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, and President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has defended their ... Read More »

Boko Haram Will Not Make Nigeria Disintegrate – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday reiterated that Nigeria would overcome its current tribulations and that no criminal group, including Boko Haram, could make it to disintegrate. The President stated this when FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed and Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT), led some residents to pay him Easter homage at ... Read More »

Insecurity: Intensify Prayers For Nigeria – Moro


The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has said that Nigeria needs prayers to overcome her current security challenges. Moro, who stated this in his Easter message signed by his spokesperson, George Udoh, therefore, charged Christians to pray fervently for the country. He specifically called for prayers for the release ... Read More »

Gunmen Attack Bauchi School Staff Qtrs, Set Houses Ablaze, Kill 5-Year-Old


Police in Bauchi State said suspected gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School, Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday. The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Haruna Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Bauchi that the gunmen ... Read More »

24 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Wukari Crisis – Police


The Police in Taraba have arrested 24 suspects in connection with a clash which occurred in Wukari on April 15. ASP Joseph Kwaji, the police spokesperson in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo on Sunday that the suspects would be charged to court soon. “The command ... Read More »

Abducted Students: Borno CAN Declares 3-Day Fasting


Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno has declared fasting from Monday to Wednesday to seek divine intervention for the release of the abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. Rev. Titus Pona, the chairman of the association in the state, announced the fasting to newsmen on Sunday ... Read More »

Yero Turbaned As Dallatun Zazzau

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The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, on Saturday conferred the traditional title of Dallatun Zazzau on the Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero. The title is bestowed on prominent and selected citizens of the emirate. The ceremony took place at the emir’s palace in Zaria City with thousands ... Read More »

Alleged defiler-DPO Breaks Down In Detention, Blames The Devil For His Predicament

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The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Onikan police station, in Lagos, Mr Adekunle Awe, who was accused of cajoling a woman into having unprotected s*x with him in his office, reportedly wept in the cell where he is being held pending when investigations are concluded into the matter and he ... Read More »

States Support Total Removal Of Fuel Subsidy At FAAC Meeting

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The federal government might have finally gotten the support it needs to complete remove fuel subsidy from the books of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) as it enjoyed an overwhelming support by all the states of the federation, according to Thisday sources. Although none of its governors raised objection ... Read More »

I’m Now In Abuja, Catch Me If You Can – Shekau Dares Security Agencies


If the recent video released by leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau yesterday, in which he claimed responsibility for Monday morning’s bombing in Nyanya, that resulted in the death of over 71 persons, is anything to go by, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and indeed other parts ... Read More »

Nigerian Students In Malaysia Want Justice On Illegal Arrests, ‘Murder’


Constant intimidation, harassment and illegal arrests and even murder carried out on Nigerian students by Malaysian authorities while staffers of the Nigerian High Commission are indifferent in complete disregard of their diplomatic responsibilities of protecting them have raised serious concern for the students who say they are fed up. In ... Read More »

Police Officer Caught On Video Beating Woman Now In Custody


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a police officer caught on video beating a civilian woman in the state. In a statement released by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, on his website,, the police PRO affirmed that the officer, Cpl Muhammed Nasir with Force Number, 229057, ... Read More »

Easter: NSCIA Felicitates With Christians, Renews Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence


The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has renewed calls for the need to sustain peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in the country. In its goodwill message to Christians in the country, sent to the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the umbrella body for ... Read More »

CAN Urges Nigerians To Reflect On Unity At Easter


The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of Easter to reflect on the nation’s unity and progress. The call was contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by the CAN president to mark the Easter celebration. ... Read More »

Police Stops Pro-Jonathan Rally In Bayelsa


Members of a pro-Jonathan group were yesterday stopped from holding a rally by the police in Bayelsa State, over alleged infiltration of the group by miscreants. The group, New Dawn Initiative Development, it was learnt, is made up of members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state loyal ... Read More »

Police Denies Rumor Of Bomb Scare In Bayelsa


The Bayelsa Police Command on Saturday in Yenagoa said rumour of a bomb scare making the rounds in the state capital was untrue. The rumour followed the arrest of a suspect alleged to be carrying explosives in a bag. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was pandemonium earlier in ... Read More »

Bags Dropped Off Cause Bomb Scare In Yenegoa

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Residents of PDP Road in the Yenizue-Gene suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were, yesterday, thrown into panic following a bomb scare. The incident occurred at about 1.30pm, close to an estate housing air force personnel when a man reportedly dropped two bags suspected to be laden with explosives. Though ... Read More »

Nyako Fires Back, Calls Jonathan’s Govt The Most Confused, Corrupt And Incompetent Regime Ever


The presidency and Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako have continued trading words over terror attacks in the state and the north eastern region. Nyako fired back at the presidency, following remarks by presidential aide, Doyin Okupe. He accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being incompetent. Speaking through his Director of Press ... Read More »

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