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TUC Welcomes FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday applauded the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgent group for reaching an agreement to cease hostilities in the North East of the country. Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the TUC President told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Abuja ... Read More »

Ekiti Speaker Declares One Month Recess For State Assembly


The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, on Friday asked members of the parliament to proceed on a one-month recess following the change of baton in the executive arm of the government. The former APC-led government of Ayo Fayemi on Thursday handed over the executive arm ... Read More »

Army Place Soldiers Facing Trial On Half Salary


97 soldiers accused of mutiny have had their salaries slashed by half by the Nigerian Army. The soldiers, which include four Lieutenant Colonels, a Major and four Army Captains are currently being tried by a General Court Martial at the AHQ Garrison headquarters at the Mogadishu Cantonment. The soldiers are ... Read More »

Rights Activist, Shehu Sani And Journalist Ahmad Salkida Express Doubts Over Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal

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A Nigerian journalist and an activist, who have both been involved in several negotiations with Boko Haram, have doubted reports on Friday that the Federal Government and the extremist sect have reached a ceasefire deal. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, who announced the ceasefire deal Friday, ... Read More »

INEC Begins Distribution Of Voter’s Cards In 13 States November 7


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) will resume in 13 states of the federation between November 7 and November 9. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, INEC also said that there would be Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) in the affected ... Read More »

Boko Haram Members Have Denied Knowing Negotiator Of Ceasefire – Sani


Human rights activist and former Boko Haram negotiator Shehu Sani, has joined the long list of Nigerians who have expressed doubts over reports that the Nigerian military and Boko Haram have agreed a ceasefire. The Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, Friday announced the ceasefire deal and called back all ... Read More »

Why Jonathan Entered Ceasefire Agreement With Boko Haram


Mike Omeri, Coordinator of National Information Centre has explained why President Goodluck Jonathan entered into ceasefire deal with Islamist sect, saying it was due to the commitment of the president to ending insurgency. Although the government has never hid its sentiments against negotiating with terrorists, Omeri noted that security and ... Read More »

Cameroonian Army Kill 107 Boko Haram Members As Nigeria Signs Ceasefire


While the Nigerian Army withdrew from the battlefield following a ceasefire deal signed with Boko Haram, the Cameroonian on Friday said it killed 107 fighters of the group. According to the soldiers, who took on the insurgents in northern Cameroon, profound success was recorded. According to reports, the Cameroonian defenceministry ... Read More »

We Won’t Believe Ceasefire Deal Until We Hear From Boko Haram – Yobe People


While the ceasefire deal between the government and the Boko haram sect has raised hope in many quarters, the residents of Damaturu, Yobe State, have expressed scepticism over the agreement. “We are skeptical about the agreement,” said Alhaji Baba Buni, one of the residents who spoke to the News Agency ... Read More »

Presidency Confirms Ceasefire Deal With Boko Haram


The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe on Friday confirmed the cease fire deal entered into with Islamist sect Boko Haram, although he did not say when the abducted Chibok girls would regain their freedom. Okupe noted however, that the deal, was for a ... Read More »

Importation Of Petroleum Products To End By 2018 – Aganga


Nigeria will stop the importation of petroleum products by the year 2018, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga has hinted. Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State, when on a pre-commissioning visit to the Steel Cold Rolling Complex of Kam Industries Limited. According to Aganga, about $14 billion has been ... Read More »

FG To Spend N971bn On Petrol Subsidy In 2015


About N971 billion will be spent on petrol subsidy by the Federal Government in 2015, while N250 billion will be spent on keroses subsidy, according to the 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy, MTEF paper, which President Goodluck Jonathan sent to the National Assembly for approval as the ... Read More »

Court Upholds Ban On Wearing Of Hijab In Lagos Public Schools


An Ikeja High Court on Friday upheld the ban on the wearing of Hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos state. Justice Modupe Onyeabor dismissed the suit instituted against the Lagos State Government by two 12-year old girls under the aegis of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: FG, Boko Haram Reach Ceasefire Deal… CDS Orders Service Chiefs To Comply


A Channels TV report is claiming that the Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement of a ceasefire with members of the Boko Haram sect. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has therefore ordered all service chiefs to comply with the ceasefire agreement between in ... Read More »

Internet Users On GSM Networks Now 70.3m – NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Thursday said that the number of Internet users on the Global System for Mobile communications, GSM, networks had increased to 70, 307, 5011 in July, 2014. The regulatory body disclosed this in its Monthly Internet Subscriber Data, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. The ... Read More »

Senate Okays Life Imprisonment For defilers


The Senate toughened Nigeria’s response to violence Thursday, approving new sanctions for a range of offences including r*pe which will now be punished with life imprisonment. The bill, sponsored by the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, will address some of the evil customs of the society, and would sufficiently protect people ... Read More »

Judge’s Absence Stalls Hearing In Nyako’s Reinstatement Suit

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Hearing in the suit seeking to reinstate impeached Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State suffered a setback on Thursday as the trial judge, Okon Abang, of the Federal High Court, Lagos, was unavoidably absent. The suit was earlier slated for judgment, but Justice Abang suspended it in order to hear ... Read More »

Jonathan Decries Attempts To Play Politics With Ebola Success

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday frowned at attempts by some individuals to make political capital out of Nigeria’s success in containing the Ebola Virus Disease, which was imported into the country by an American-Liberian, late Patrick Sawyer in July. The president, who spoke during the launch of the Tony Elumelu ... Read More »

Gboko: Dangote Cement Pays N49m Compensation For Extra-Judicial Killings By Guards


The management of Dangote Cement Plc has paid N49 million compensation to victims of extra-judicial killings in Gboko, Benue, in which the company was involved. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Mrs Fatimah Agwai, Chief Press Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The statement ... Read More »

Strike: Health Workers Jubilate Over Chukwu’s Resignation


Health workers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals on Thursday expressed excitement at the resignation of the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, to pursue his 2015 governorship ambition in Ebonyi State. The workers, who jubilated over his exit, also fingered the minister as the major ... Read More »

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