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70 Catholic Churches Destroyed In Benue Crises – Officials

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The Catholic Church in Benue says 70 of its Churches have been destroyed in the crises that rocked Benue in the past few months. Felix Apine, Coordinator, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), an outreach arm of the Church, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi that the destroyed ... Read More »

No Mass Grave In Baga, Says DHQ

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The high powered delegation of senior military officers sent by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to assess the recent operation in Baga, Borno, said on Friday there was no mass grave in the area. Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information, who is part of the seven-member delegation, announced this to ... Read More »

Bamigbetan: We’ve Smashed One Arm Of The Syndicate – Lagos CP

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umaru Manko, yesterday said an arm of the kidnapping syndicate that abducted the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan last week has been smashed by the command. He said this while parading six kidnapping suspects who had just relocated to Lagos ... Read More »

Five Policemen, 20 Gunmen Die In Yobe Attack

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Commissioner of Police in Yobe, Alhaji Sanusi Rufai, said five policemen and 20 gunmen had been confirmed dead with over N9m carted away from a commercial bank during the attack by Islamic Boko Haram terrorists in Gashua, Yobe on Thursday. The commissioner, who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in ... Read More »

Lagos Seeks Community Support On Security

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Lagos State Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi, has urged Community Development Associations and Community Development Committees to partner the government on security. He said such collaborations would go a long way in maintaining peace and security in their communities to engender socio-economic development in the state. Ojelabi said ... Read More »

FG, States Get NEC’s Approval To Borrow $9bn

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The National Economic Council on Thursday approved the plan by the federal and state governments to borrow $9bn from some international organisations. The council, chaired by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, has all the state governors and  ministers of National Planning, Federal Capital Territory and Justice as members. Governors Peter Obi (Anambra); ... Read More »

Arms Proliferation Threatens 2015 Elections – Christian Elders

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The Christian Elders Forum of Northern States on Thursday warned that the proliferation of dangerous weapons in the nation and insecurity did not suggest a good atmosphere for credibility and fairness in the 2015 general elections. The forum therefore directed all Christians to   embark on grassroots mobilisation that would ensure ... Read More »

Jonathan Asked To ‘Sack’ Governors Of Boko Haram States

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The United Aladura Churches Worldwide have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take a decisive decision and declare state of emergency in states where Boko Haram attacks are prevalent so as to end the terrorist group’s senseless carnage. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, President of the UAC, Baba Aladura Samuel ... Read More »

Nigerian Dreads Return Home, Attempts Suicide In UK Over Deportation

A Nigerian asylum seeker, who is married to a British man, is fighting for her life in hospital after an overdose medication just days before she was due to be sent back to Nigeria. May Brown, a 19-year-old college student, fled to Britain from her home country three years ago ... Read More »

Customs Intercept Air Gun, Pellets At Lagos Airport

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Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command in Lagos on Thursday have intercepted an air soft gun otherwise known as Zinc Alloy Shell G15 pistol and five sachets of pellets from a passenger at the premier airport. The items were found on the passenger, ... Read More »

Lagos Records 13,398 Road Accidents, 148 Okada Deaths In 15 Months

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At least 13,398 road accidents, involving vehicles and commercial motorcycles, were recorded in the last 15 months in the state, with 148 deaths from commercial motorcycles (Okada)-related accidents, Lagos State government said yesterday. The government noted that “the level of disobedience of the road traffic law has begun to increase ... Read More »

Unemployed Youths Warn FG Against Boko Haram Amnesty

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Thousands of unemployed Nigerian youths have asked the Federal Government to drop the idea of granting Amnesty to Boko Haram or risk their wrath. The angry youths drawn from the 774 local government areas of Nigeria, did not say what the form of their action would be if the government ... Read More »

Farmer Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Eight Days After Wedding

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Egbe, in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State was yesterday thrown into pandemonium after violence erupted following the killing of a farmer on Wednesday by alleged Fulani herdsmen. An eyewitness, Mr. Tope Kekereawo, said the deceased, whose name was simply given as John, was killed in his farm ... Read More »

Why We Seize Foreign Hostages – Ansaru

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Ansaru, a breakaway militant group from Boko Haram which kidnapped seven foreign construction workers in Bauch has explained why the group abduct foreign hostages, saying it was meant to send a message to the western powers on the kind of advice they give to Nigerian leaders. A young member of ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill Keke NAPEP Chairman, Shoot Another In Lagos

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A Chairman of tricycle operators in Surulere, Lagos State, Kolapo Olatunji, was killed while another person sustained gunshot wounds after gunmen invaded Shitta area of Surulere on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, Olatunji was about to enter his car, parked opposite Shitta Primary School, when the gunmen shot him and riddled ... Read More »

BAGA KILLINGS: Why We Struck – JTF

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“A soldier was beheaded by terrorists who took cover in the community after the dastardly act. At another time soldiers were ambushed by the insurgents during which a soldier was killed and the terrorists were shielded by members of the community. –Brigadier General Austin Edokpaye, Commander of the MJTF. About ... Read More »

Jonathan, Senate, AGF Sued Over Boko Haram Amnesty

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An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Silas Onu has dragged the Federal Government to court over the proposed amnesty programme for Islamist sect Boko Haram. The recently inaugurated Presidential Committee on the programme had earlier suffered ‘setback’ as some nominees rejected their nomination into the committee. They were replaced early enough for ... Read More »

Couple In Prison For Selling Their Twins At N400,000

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An Asaba Chief Magistrate Court has remanded a couple who sold their twins last week in prison. The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Agbona, based in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state,are standing trial along with two others identified as Okolie and Ebere for the sale of the babies to a Lagos-based woman, ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Banker For N86m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested one Onyekachi Nwosu, the relationship/account officer of a bank in Enugu over a case of multiple conspiracies, forgeries and bank fraud. The 33-year-old banker was said to have provided false information to his bank to facilitate the approval of a loan ... Read More »

Suspected Kidnappers Of Bamigbetan Flee To Ghana

The Lagos State police command on Thursday said three of the four suspects who allegedly kidnapped Kehinde Bamigbetan, Chairman, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area in Lagos had fled to Ghana. The Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, who stated this while addressing newsmen, said the Nigeria Police Force had contacted its ... Read More »

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