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Lagos Residents Now Enjoy 18-Hours Of Uninterrupted Power Supply – BPE


Lagos State residents now enjoy 18-hours of uninterrupted electricity supply, the Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said. Dikki, who stated this when members of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture visited his office in Abuja, revealed that privatisation of electricity in the ... Read More »

Orji Visits Acting IG, Commends Police For Reducing Cases Of Kidnapping In Abia

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Governor Chief Theodore Orji of Abia State has commended the Nigeria Police in its effort in helping the state combat kidnappings. The governor stated this when he paid the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba, a courtesy visit at the Force Headquarters Abuja on Friday. Orji, while congratulating ... Read More »

NMA Demands Reinstatement Of Sacked Resident Doctors


The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) yesterday called for the unconditional reinstatement of sacked resident doctors and the immediate withdrawal of the circular suspending residency training programme. The President of the association, Dr Kayode Obembe, who made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja, urged the Federal Government to find a ... Read More »

Acting IGP Allays Fears Over Police Cooperatives Fund


The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, on Friday denied allegations that funds deducted from salaries of police men for the ‘police cooperatives’ of which he is Chairman of the board, was being siphoned through misappropriation. Speaking during the distribution of shares certificates of Nigeria Police Mortgage Bank ... Read More »

East-West Road 77% Completed, Says Minister


The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Steve Oru, said on Friday that the East-West road was 77 per cent completed after an assessment of the work by contractors. Oru, who stated this during an oversight function to the project site in Warri, described the dualisation project as massive and ... Read More »

Remove Our Names From Ekiti Election Petition, Abba, Minimah Urge Tribunal


The Police and the Nigerian Army on Friday asked the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to strike out their names from the petition filed before it by the All Progressives Congress, APC. The two security agencies also denied the allegations of being used by the PDP and the Presidency to intimidate voters and ... Read More »

Beauty From Ashes: Fashola Commissions Tejuosho Market


Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has commissioned the first phase of the popular Tejuosho Market, gutted by fire seven years ago. Located in the heart of Yaba, the commissioning is coming six years after the reconstruction of the market started under a 25-year Build, Operate and Transfer, BOT, ... Read More »

Ebola: Assoc. Of Animal Hunters Demand Sack of Health Minister


The Association of Animal Hunters yesterday demanded the immediate removal of the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu from office, over the dissemination of information to the general public on the Ebola Virus Disease. The association said while it supports measures taken to stop the spread of the deadly virus, ... Read More »

Why Nigerian Army Is Yet To Defeat Boko Haram – Ex-COAS Dambazau

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A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau, has said the Nigerian Army is yet to win the war against terrorism and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because the soldiers ... Read More »

NanoSilver Can Be Harmful; Cannot Cure Ebola


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the widely announced experimental drug for Ebola, NanoSilver, said to have stemmed from an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan from one Dr Rima E. Laibow, is actually a pesticide. The body has therefore warned those claiming that it could prevent ... Read More »

Orubebe Donates Bibles, Food Items To Widows


Former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has donated food items and Bibles to 2,000 widows and widowers from 99 Ijaw communities across the Niger Delta region. Speaking at his country home, Ogbobagbene, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, while donating the items, Orubebe said he decided to contest ... Read More »

Family Of Five Found Dead In Abeokuta


A family of five including father, mother and their three children were yesterday found dead in their room at Temidire Community, in Sabo, Abeokuta North Local Government area of Ogun State. The incident which occurred at No 3, Ireti Akinbode area of the community involved the death of one Aliu ... Read More »

Ali Modu Sheriff Visits Jonathan, Ready To Offer Advice On Boko Haram


Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff says he is ready to offer security agencies useful tips on how to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, drawing from his experience as governor. Sheriff, who noted that difficult terrain of Borno has made it difficult for security agents to rout the ... Read More »

Ebola: Jonathan Okays Suspension Of All Resident Doctors Indefinitely

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered the suspension of all resident doctors working in Federal Government hospitals. A Federal Government circular dated August 13 said the action was taken to review the challenges in the Health sector. Since July 1, over 15,000 resident doctors had been on strike. They turned down ... Read More »

C/River Police Command Detain 12 SARS Operatives Over Extra-Judicial Killing Of Detainees


The Cross River State Police Command has disclosed that 12 officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are currently in detention over the alleged killing of six detainees including one Derek Maurice, a 300 level Accounting student of the University of Calabar in April, 2014. The State Police Public Relations ... Read More »

Security Guard r*pes 9-Yr-Old To Death In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command has nabbed a 22-year-old security guard, identified as Gideon Musa, for defiling a nine-year-old girl to death in the state capital. According to reports, the suspect, who is a security guard near the victim’s house, took minor to a nearby bush where he had carnal ... Read More »

Ganye Chiefdom To Confer Traditional Titles On T.Y Danjuma, Yakassai

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A former minister of defence and chairman of the Victims Support Fund, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakkassai, will be conferred with the titles of Gan Pan (The Shield) and Kauran Ganye respectively by His Royal Highness, Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Umar A. Sanda on 6th September, ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Okays Experimental Drug Developed By Nigerian To Treat Patients As Another Nurse Dies


As the total number of deaths from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country rises to four, the Federal Government has disclosed that it is treating eight confirmed cases of persons infected with the virus disease with an experimental drug known as Nanosilver, which it said was declared fit ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Soldiers Intercept 51 Youth Traveling Under The Cover Of Night From Borno To Abuja

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The Nigerian military on Thursday said it had intercepted about 51 youth traveling from Maiduguri, Borno State, to Abuja, the nation’s capital. This was disclosed via an unsigned statement on its website. According to the statement, the convoy was intercepted around 3 a.m. along Babale, Plateau State on Wednesday. The ... Read More »

Emir Of Kano Disowns Facebook, Twitter Accounts

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The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has distanced himself from any Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account opened and operated under his name. The emir’s position was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Kano Emirate Council. The statement, signed by the Dan Majen Kano, ... Read More »

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