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Boko Haram Abducts 30 Boys And Girls In Borno

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Despite ongoing truce talks between the federal government and the Boko Haram group, about 30 boys and girls have been abducted in Nigeria’s northeast by suspected members of the terror group, according to a local village chief. “The insurgents … grabbed young people, boys and girls, from our region,” said ... Read More »

Army Kills 39 Boko Haram Fighters In Cameroon

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Thirty-nine Boko Haram fighters have been killed in clashes with Cameroonian troops, according to the defence ministry. Four civilians were also killed in Friday’s fighting in the far north of Cameroon near Nigeria, AFP reports. The Islamists in their latest attack targeted the village of Glawi, where they killed four ... Read More »

“There Are Consequences”: Presidency Warns Amaechi Against Insulting Jonathan, First Lady

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The Presidency has warned Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi over the insults directed at President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to score ‘cheap’ political points against the president and the Peoples Party (PDP). Amaechi had at a rally to celebrate the seventh anniversary of his Supreme Court victory at the ... Read More »

Wike Slams Amaechi For Crippling Rivers Judiciary, Campaigning For Himself

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Former Minister of State for Education, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has slammed Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi for celebrating the Supreme Court judgment that brought him to government, while he had crippled the judiciary in the state. “Amaechi is happy for Supreme Court, but Amaechi has crippled the judiciary. Amaechi ... Read More »

NDLEA Apprehends Single Mother Of Four With 1.7kg Cocaine

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A 51-year-old mother of four children has been nabbed by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, in Lagos State with 3.44kg of cocaine and heroin hidden inside body cream. The drugs were found in her possession during the outward screening ... Read More »

TUC Gives Senate One-Week To Clarify Position On Removal Of Minimum Wage Laws From Exclusive List

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Saturday gave the Senate a one-week ultimatum to clarify its position on the removal of Minimum Wages Laws from the Exclusive List. In a communiqué jointly signed by the President of the union, Mr Bobboi Kaigam, and the National Secretary, Mr Musa Lawal, TUC ... Read More »

6 Oil Workers, 4 Policemen Abducted By Pirates In Bayelsa

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Suspected sea pirates have reportedly abducted six oil workers and four policemen in separate attacks in Nembe council area of Bayelsa State. “Policemen escorting Agip barge were attacked on Friday,” reports Vanguard, citing a security source. According to the report, gunmen had on Friday seized a gunboat belonging to the ... Read More »

Ebola: Jonathan Wanted All Of Us To Die – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan had in recent times shown how much he hates the state and its peole, for no just cause. “When Ebola broke out, to show you how much the President hates us, he visited Lagos. Did he visit us? He ... Read More »

Sharia Court Orders Husband To Re-Marry Wife He Divorced After Infecting Her With HIV

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An upper Shari’a court sitting at Sabon Gari, Kano, has ordered a middle-aged man to re-marry the wife he divorced after infecting her with the HIV/AIDS virus. The man, Abdullahi Ahmad, was dragged to the court by his ex-wife, Umma Usman, who narrated how the defendant had sent her packing ... Read More »

Shaky Ceasefire: Northern Elders Forum Caution Borno Govt On Reopening Schools

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The plan by Borno State Government to re-open public schools in the state next month has been greeted with apprehension by Parents, teachers and other concerned stakeholders. They warned that the continued violence in spite of a purported ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram showed that it ... Read More »

Kogi Deputy Gov Dismisses Rumor Over Wada’s Health

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The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Arc Yomi Awoniyi, has described the rumour making the rounds over the health of Governor Idris Wada as baseless and the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday, Awoniyi said that there was no iota of truth in the rumour ... Read More »

Borno Declares Oct. 27 Holiday To Mark Beginning Of 1436th Islamic Calendar

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The Borno Government on Saturday declared Oct. 27 holiday to mark the beginning of the 1436th Islamic calendar. A statement issued by Mr Adamu Jiri, the Director of Press at the Deputy Governor’s Office in Maiduguri on Saturday said that the holiday would allow Muslims to reflect on the situations ... Read More »

Supervising Minister Of Labour Pledges To Tackle Challenges In Labour Sector

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Mr Tanimu Turaki, the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, on Friday, said he would effectively address the challenges facing the labour sector in the country. Turaki said this in a statement issued to newsmen by the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, Mr Samuel Olowookere, in Abuja. He ... Read More »

Jonathan Arrives In Jerusalem For Pilgrimage

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President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel. According to the president’s itinerary, he will observe the Sabbath Day on Saturday at the Wailing Wall, where he will pray privately before going to Mount Tabor and Mount Carmel. Mr. Jonathan will also visit some ... Read More »

Osun Celebrates New Islamic Year, Declares Monday Public Holiday

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, on Saturday joined other Muslims to celebrate the beginning of a new Islamic year- Hijra 1436. The governor, who joined Muslim leaders and adherents of the religion at the Osogbo township stadium at a ceremony to usher in the New Year which started on ... Read More »

Buhari Laments Being Branded An Islamic Fundamentalist, Says He Has Proven He Isn’t One

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Former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has lamented the decision of some Nigerians to brand him an Islamic fundamentalist, saying he has proven time over time that he isn’t one. “In 2003, I chose Chuba Okadigbo as my running mate. He was a Roman Catholic. He was ... Read More »

Ekiti: Group Protests Alleged Plot To Impeach Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose might have spent just weeks in office, but rumours of impeachment have already become rife in the state. On Friday, the supporters of the governor trooped to the streets to protest alleged plans by members of the state House of Assembly to impeach the governor. ... Read More »

Arms Deal: South Africa Returns Nigeria’s $15m

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South Africa has refunded the $15 million seized from Nigeria, the country’s envoy has revealed Speaking Friday, South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni said the money meant for the two arms deals seized by his country has been returned. He assured that the seizure was in no way ... Read More »

Ogbe Promises To Declare Jonathan A National Hero If He Brings Back Chibok Girls

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Former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbe has vowed to declare President Goodluck Jonathan a national hero if the ongoing truce talks with the Boko Haram could yield fruits and the abducted Chibok girls released. “Finally, the truce which government says is coming. If ... Read More »

Military Raises Doubt Over Ceasefire, Fears SImultaneous Attacks Across The North

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Military sources have disclosed that intelligence gathered indicate that Boko Haram was plotting deadly attacks across Nigeria’s north, raising doubts among military ranks about the ceasefire the federal government said it agreed with the sect. “We are in receipt of intelligence reports heralding simultaneous attacks across the north with the ... Read More »

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