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NEMA: Petrol-Laden Vessel Explodes At Atlas Cove

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in Lagos that vessel carrying petrol exploded at the Atlas Cove at about 7a.m on Wednesday. The Public Relations Officer of NEMA in the South West, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the explosion to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone. Farinloye said ... Read More »

Thousands Of Fulanis Flee Zamfara Over Kizara Village Massacre

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The acting chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Zamfara State, Allhaji Buba Dangaladima has stated that over 10,000 Fulanis have fled the state in the wake of the crisis between them and vigilante groups in the area. Dangaladima based his assertion on a day he counted ... Read More »

Clashes In Lagos As Ex-militants Slap Female Student, School Official

Some students of Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State and 80 Niger Delta ex-militants running a one-year programme at the institution clashed on Monday. Trouble started in the school after an ex-militant allegedly slapped a female student. A school official who attempted to intervene was also allegedly slapped ... Read More »

Governor Amaechi To Lead Rivers Indigenes In Protest, Dares CP To Shoot Him

Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi has expressed worries over the alleged harassment, yesterday, of some citizens of the state who were on their way to pay him a solidarity visit, by the Police. The governor at the Government House, Port Harcourt, when he received the people on solidarity visit from ... Read More »

FG Bans Civil Servants From Accepting Chieftaincy Titles, Engaging In Private Practice

Civil servants have been banned by the Federal Government from receiving chieftaincy titles and “other sundry awards”, until after their retirement or disengagement from service. In a circular sent to all ministries, departments and agencies of government on Tuesday, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Aji, ... Read More »

FG Blames Low Passenger Traffic In Kano Airport On Insecurity

The federal government has dismissed reports by a newspaper that the re-modelling of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano is responsible for low passengers’ traffic at the airport, saying the present security situation in the city was responsible. Reacting to the report, General manager, Corporate Communications of Federal Airports Authority ... Read More »

22-year-old University Student Arrested For $48,000 Cyber Fraud

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A 22-year-old student of Imo State University, Chibuzor Akobundu, has been arrested by operatives of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, for allegedly swindling foreign women to the tune of $48,000 through a dating website. Speaking with journalists yesterday, while being paraded alongside two staff of a second generation bank, who allegedly ... Read More »

JTF Seizes Boko Haram’s Online Video Equipment, Computers, Arrests Top Sect Commanders

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The Defence headquarters, yesterday, said that communication equipment used by Islamist sect, Boko Haram for shooting and posting online video messages of their leaders have been recovered. The disclosure was made just as Special Forces of the JTF commenced night and day patrols to dislodge remnants of terrorists still hiding ... Read More »

Edo AG Defends Oshiomole, Faults Amnesty Int’l Over Execution Of Death Row Inmates

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Mr. Henry Idahagbon, yesterday, faulted Amnesty International for condemning the execution of four death row prisoners by the prison authorities in Edo State. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Edo State, noted that the Nigerian judiciary had heard the cases of the convicts and found them guilty accordingly, ... Read More »

27-year-old Arraigned For Impersonating Delta Governor

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Mr. Philip Urieh, was yesterday arraigned before an Asaba Chief Magistrate’s court on a four-count charge of impersonating Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on the social networking site, Facebook, thereby defrauding some unsuspecting members of the public. The charges read: “That you, Philip Onos Urieh (male) and others at ... Read More »

Court Orders IGP To Arrest EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Lamorde

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has been ordered to arrest the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde for disobeying a valid court order. Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court directed that the EFCC boss and an operative of the agency, ... Read More »

Brothers Arraigned For Renting Out Room&Parlour To 100 Tenants In Lagos

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Two brothers have been charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding more than 100 prospective tenants of over N2 million in Idimu, Lagos State. Idowu Usman, 40, and Rasheed Usman, 38, allegedly used a room and parlour apartment located at 9, Adetayo Street, Idimu, Lagos to defraud prospective tenants ... Read More »

Convicts At Kuje Prison Want Amnesty

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Some convicts at the Medium Security Prison, Kuje, Abuja, on Monday pleaded with the authorities to consider them for amnesty. Making the appeal in Abuja during the launch of the 2013 National Human Rights Commission audit of prison, police and other detention facilities,convict, Sankara Young said, “Since the inception of ... Read More »

Terrorists, Criminal Elements Now Pose As Security Personnel – NSA

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National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), on Monday in Abuja warned Nigerians to be extra vigilant when hiring security personnel, saying such measures could lead to the recruitment of terrorists and people with criminal tendencies. Dasuki gave the warning during a one-day workshop with the theme, ‘Importance of Security ... Read More »

FG To Conduct Census Of Out-Of-School Children

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The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’I has said Nigeria would conduct a head count of out-of-school children in 2014. Rufa’I announced this when she received a delegation from UNESCO in Abuja on Monday. She said President Goodluck Jonathan had directed that the Ministry to partner with states and come ... Read More »

Zamfara Attack: Gov. Yari Assures Victims Of Assistance, Adequate Security

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has promised to assist those whose property were destroyed during Tuesday’s attack on Kizara village in Tsafe Local Government Area by unknown gunmen. Yari made the pledge Sunday at Kizara when he visited the area to  sympathise with  the victims. He said the state ... Read More »

FG Registers 10m Farmers In 2013 – Minister

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said on  Tuesday that not less than 10 million farmers had been registered in 2013 under the Growth Enhancement Support scheme (GES). Speaking during a courtesy visit to Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, Adesina said that  in Katsina alone, ... Read More »

Suspected Kidnappers Of Retired Supreme Court Judge’s Wife, Ejigbo LCDA Boss, Killed In Ogun

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Seven men suspected of kidnapping Mrs Vivour Rhodes, wife of a retired Supreme Court judge, and Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), were yesterday gunned down by men of the Lagos State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The suspects were killed in a shootout with the police ... Read More »

Julius Berger Says Work On 2nd Niger Bridge Has Commenced

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According to the Managing Director of Julius Berger, Wolfgang Goetsch, work on the highly anticipated second Niger Bridge has commenced. Mr. Goetsch made this known at the 43rd annual general meeting of the company in Abuja. He also revealed that a letter of intent, which would enable it to do preliminary ... Read More »

Civil Service Week: FG Restates Commitment To Zero-Tolerance Policy On Corruption

VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), PRESENTING A PUBLIC SERVICE CARER AWARD TO THE RETIRED HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION, ALHAJI ISA BELLO  SALI (R), DURING 2013  CIVIL SERVICE DINNER AND AWARD NIGHT IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY  NIGHT.

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the Federal Civil Service to first transform itself before it can play its critical role in efforts towards national transformation. Jonathan made this known Sunday night at the 2013 Civil Service Week Dinner/Award Night which held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The President, who ... Read More »

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