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Borno: 18 Killed As Suicide Bomber Hits Biu

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A suicide bomber, Thursday, blew himself up at a crowded bus station in Biu, in Borno state, on Thursday, leading to 18 deaths, AFP reports. However, another bomber was shot dead by soldiers before he could detonate his explosives. “At least 18 people, including three women, died… and several others ... Read More »

Nigeria Elections: US Warns Citizens Residing In Nigeria

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Ahead of Nigeria’s elections which were postponed to March 28 and April 11 from February 14 and 28 over security concerns, the United States has alerted its citizens of the risks of traveling within Nigeria between now and May 25. “We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing ... Read More »

Jonathan Visits Towns Reclaimed From Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Jonathan, today, visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. He also met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahamadu, and the people of the area. Security sources told Premium Times that from Mubi, ... Read More »

Yobe, Kano Attacks: Buhari Calls For Greater Vigilance, New Strategies Against Terrorists

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the latest bombings in Yobe and Kano States, and called for greater vigilance and new strategies in dealing with the insurgents. A statement signed by the Director of APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari ... Read More »

Borno Restates Commitment To Support Persons With Disabilities

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The Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, on Wednesday, reiterated the state government’s commitment to empower persons with disabilities so as to keep them away from begging. Mustapha said this during the distribution of food items to 300 persons with disabilities, organised by Hajiya Nana Shettima SWOT Foundation in ... Read More »

Police Arraign 18-Year-Old Boy For Misappropriation Of Funds

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The Police, on Wednesday, arraigned Sulaiman Daniel, 18, of Kunchi Kawo, Abuja, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Kado, Abuja for misappropriation of fund. The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Ibrahim, told the court that Joyce Ekulaman, canteen proprietor, of Utako, Abuja, reported the matter at Utako Police Station, Abuja, on Feb. ... Read More »

Police Raid Kaduna Terrorist Sect’s Hideout, Recover Arms, Ammunitions

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Six suspected members of the Kalakato sect were arrested on Wednesday by the Kaduna State Police Command, after their hideout at Farakwai Village along the ever busy Kaduna-Zaria road, was raided. Farakwai Village is about 40km away from the Kaduna metropolis. The suspected terrorists are presently in detention at the ... Read More »

Two Prison Officials Bag Three Years Jail Sentence For Stealing Diesel Kept As Exhibit In Prison Custody

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A former Deputy Comptroller in charge of Ogwashi-Uku Prison in Delta State, DCP Diete Wure Wisdom and a Senior Inspector of Prison, Ayamede Peter, have each been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing 27, 200 litres of automotive gas oil (AGO) stored in exhibit trucks, left in the custody ... Read More »

NEMA Donates Relief Materials To Victims Freed By Boko Haram In Yobe

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday donated relief materials to the victims and families of women and children, who were unconditionally freed by Boko Haram in Yobe State over a week ago. You may recall that Yobe State Government last week assisted the victims with cash and relief materials ... Read More »

Elections Must Hold In Six Weeks Regardless Of Boko Haram War – Onaiyekan

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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said the general elections, scheduled for March 28 and April 11, must hold, whether the military succeeds or fails in completely ending the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East before that date. The military high command had requested for six weeks ... Read More »

MURIC Cautions FG Against Blackmailing Opposition With ‘Fake’ Shekau

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The Federal Government has been warned against using the recent successes of the Nigerian military against insurgency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, would be captured alive before the 2015 general elections against political opponents. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) gave the warning in a ... Read More »

Navy Arrests 13 Suspected Oil Thieves, Intercepts Vessel In Bayelsa

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The Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command, Bayelsa State, has arrested 13 suspected oil thieves and intercepted vessel laden with stolen crude oil. The suspects and the illegal vessel, christened MT REDEMPTION, were intercepted at Middleton and Peddington area of Brass, Bayelsa State, off the Atlantic Ocean. The suspects were paraded ... Read More »

Ending Boko Haram Insurgency In 6 Weeks, A Possibility, Says Minimah • Announces Automatic Promotion For Troops In Operation Reclaim Baga

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, on Wednesday said victory over Boko Haram is an achievable feat before the commencement of general elections next month. Mininah, who stated this during a surprise visit to Baga town in Kukawa Local Government Area, which has just been liberated from Boko ... Read More »

Goodluck’s SURE-P Graduate Internship Scheme: Not Enough Praise?

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There is a sense of purpose that comes when one contributes to the success and growth of another individual  and Elijah Omijie, a 29-year-old IT engineer feels responsible for the innervation of interns who have passed through him.  As Project Manager of the Graduate Internship Scheme at his former employers, Web Data Technologies, he ... Read More »

Oshiomole Alleges PDP Plans To Rig Polls

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Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has perfected plans to rig the forthcoming general elections on March 28 and April 11. According to him, some PDP chieftains have allegedly made overtures to senior military officers to assist them in ensuring ... Read More »

Reps Give Okonjo-Iweala One Week To Submit Forensic Audit Report On Missing Oil Revenue

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The House of Representatives, yesterday, issued a one week ultimatum to the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to submit the report of the forensic audit on the alleged missing $20 billion. This came following a resolution passed last week by the House at plenary ... Read More »

Teenager Kills Husband In Kano After 5 Days Of Marriage

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An 18-year-old wife, Rahma Hussaini, Wednesday, stabbed her newly wedded husband at Darmunawa quarters of Kano after the couple had a quarrel, reports have said. Sources said Rahma was forced to marry the 24-year-old Tijjani Basiru. A neighbour, Isa Alhassan told Vanguard that the young couple got married last Friday, ... Read More »

Abuja Court Sentence Teenager To 12 Strokes Of The Cane For Stealing

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An 18-year-old butcher, Abba Ibrahim, was Wednesday sentenced to 12 strokes of cane for stealing by an FCT Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja. Ibrahim, who hails from Kabusa Village, Abuja, was sentenced, after pleading guilty to a three-count charge of joint act, house breaking and theft. Prosecutor Paul Anigbo had ... Read More »

LUTH Doctors Protest Non-Payment Of 7 Months Salaries

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The Association of Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest over the non-payment of their outstanding seven months salaries. The doctors, who were dressed in their medical kits, went round the hospital complex chanting various anti-management songs. They also displayed placards with ... Read More »

INEC Express Concern Over 560,285 Uncollected PVCs In Ogun

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The Administrative Secretary, Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State, Mr. Dickson Atiba, has said the commission is worried over 560,285,000 Permanent Voter Cards that have not yet been collected by the owners in the state. He said this during the courtesy visit of the new state Commissioner of Police, ... Read More »