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Police Deny Releasing List Of Black Spots In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has denied releasing a list of ‘black spots’ in the state, adding that residents should disregard any information on such as it is unfounded. The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said this in a press release on Sunday. While assuring Lagos residents ... Read More »

2015 Elections: “Don’t Do Anything To Mortgage Your Conscience”-Jonathan To NYSC Members

NYSC-INEC Officials

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who will be used in the 2015 general elections as polling officers, to exhibit a high sense of patriotism in the discharge of the national assignment. The President, who was speaking at a special exhibition of arts and crafts ... Read More »

‘Jonathan: Nigeria’s Best President Since 1960′


The presidency has hit back at Former President Olusegun Obasanjo for scoring the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan below average, describing his comments as misleading and false. It also said Jonathan has performed better than Obasanjo or any other president since Nigeria got independence in 1960. In a statement by ... Read More »

Falling Oil Price: LCCI Advises FG To Cut Spending On Refreshments, Sitting Allowance To Save Nigeria’s Economy


The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to put drastic economic measures in place, in order to help the country cushion the effect of falling crude oil prices. The chamber suggested further scrutiny in the way public funds are spent. In a statement ... Read More »

Why We Raided APC Building In Lagos – DSS


The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed why it raided a building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola street, Allen Avenue, Lagos, said to belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the DSS, its operatives invaded the building, following a petition alleging “unwholesome activities”. The operation has however ... Read More »

Boko Haram: The World Should Understand That We Are Fighting A Peculiar War — Olukolade

Boko Haram insurgents

The Defence headquarters has appealed to the international community to show more understanding for the peculiarity of Nigeria’s current security situation. “If, with the sophistication of global coalition, money and military resources so far deployed to fighting the Islamic State, IS, Western powers are yet to dislodge ISIS from Iraq ... Read More »

House Of Reps Member Loses 14-year-old Daughter To Hostel Fire In Jigawa

house on fire

Member representing Birniwa/Guri/Kirikasamma federal constituency of Jigawa State, at the House of Representatives, Hon Hassan Adamu Abunabo has lost his 14-year-old daughter to a hostel fire on Saturday night. Rukayya Adamu Hassan Abunabo was a student of May Excellence Private School, located at Gabari Quarters in Hadejia Local Government Area ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 48 Fish Vendors In Borno


About 48 fish vendors have been killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect after setting up a roadblock near Nigeria’s border with Chad, the head of the fish vendors’ association said on Sunday. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises To Link Nigeria’s Capital Cities By Rail


President Goodluck Jonathan says all state capitals in Nigeria will be linked with rail transportation, as part of ways to boost the nation’s economy. The president who was in London last week made this known at the 17th meeting of the Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC). According to him, once ... Read More »

INEC To Engage Navy, Air Force For 2015 Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will engage services of the Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies to ensure adequate security during the 2015 general elections. Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, Mr Austin Okojie made this known while addressing Batch B corps members at the National ... Read More »

Scores Killed As Fulani Mercenaries Attack Nasarawa Village


Scores have been reported killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani mercenaries, following an attack on Digan Dogo in Kadarko community of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Saturday morning. Several people were also said to have been injured. The mercenaries, who besieged Kadarko at around 5:30 a.m, started ... Read More »

NASS Crisis: Police Arrest Seven Suspects Over Attack On Mark’s Aide


Seven hoodlums that assaulted and broke the leg of the police aide-de-camp to the Senate President, David Mark, during the scuffle at the National Assembly on Thursday have been arrested, Police have said. Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, disclosed this to journalists at the Force headquarters, Abuja on Friday. ... Read More »

Braithwaite Proposes Postponement Of 2015 Elections, Interim Govt


Founder of the defunct Nigeria Advance Party, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has suggested that the 2015 elections be postponed until the issues of insurgency and constitutional reconstruction are addressed. “Those who are preparing for elections in 2015 seem oblivious to the glaring truth that the circumstances of this nation-state dictate that ... Read More »

2015 Elections: Cardinal Okogie Urges Nigerians To Pray For God-fearing Leaders


Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Friday urged Nigerians to continue to pray for God-fearing leaders that would lead the country to the Promised Land. Okogie made the call at the 6th Bi-annual Conference of the Catholic Social Forum of Nigeria (CSFN) held at ... Read More »

2015 Elections: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Receiving Gratification, Allays Fears Over Their Safety


Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, has warned corps members whose services will be engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as ad-hoc staff during the 2015 general election against accepting gratification or any financial inducement from politicians. Giving the warning on Saturday in Kano ... Read More »

NDLEA Seizes 4,832.74Kg Of Narcotics In Abuja


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recorded a major success in its effort to rid the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, of illicit drugs as it confiscated 4,832.74kg of various drugs and 102 bottles of cough syrup containing codeine. The syrup bottles were found in an abandoned NITEL box at Wuse ... Read More »

2015: Chief Of Naval Staff Reads Riot Act To Officers, Ratings


The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, has fired a warning shot to officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy against being partisan ahead of the 2015 general elections. The Naval Chief warned that anyone found wanting would be thoroughly disciplined. This stern message was passed by the ... Read More »

JTF Demolishes Stolen Crude Oil Depot, Sets 2 Trucks Ablaze In Rivers


The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers. A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, the Spokesman for the task force issued in Yenagoa on ... Read More »

Ekiti Police Raise Alert Level Of Personnel Over Plans To Invade The State


The Ekiti State Police Command has raised the alarm over plans by some group of people to invade the state to disrupt the existing peace and cause break down of law and order. The alert is coming a few days after the purportedly ‘impeached’ Speaker of Ekiti State House of ... Read More »

APC Warns Presidency Against Arresting Tambuwal


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Presidency to shelve any plan to arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal. This came following statements by the police and office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to deny there were plans to arrest the ... Read More »