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Several Cops Killed In Kaduna As Gunmen Raid Police Station

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A yet-to be ascertained number of police officers were earlier today killed in a raid on a police station in Kaduna by gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram. According to a police source who witnessed the attack, the gunmen stormed Kajuru Police Station, situated in ... Read More »

No Renegotiation On ASUU’s Paltry N87bn, National Assembly Spent N1tn In 8 Years – APC

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The Federal Government should honour its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike that has paralyzed academic activities in government-owned universities, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said. The party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement ... Read More »

Niger Delta: FG Tasked On Remediation Of Polluted Sites, Pipeline Monitoring

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Following a community-focused, “Conference on Oil Theft and Illegal Oil Bunkering,” organised by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, which held in Lagos last week, the Federal Government has been urged to immediately mandate and fund the cleanup of the Niger Delta as well ... Read More »

Popular Abuja Reggae Artiste Nabbed With 25 Bags Of Indian Hemp

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The FCT Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Joel Onyenwoke, 50, a popular Reggae Artist in Abuja, with 25 bags of the banned substance. This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the NDLEA, Mr Peter Adegbe. The statement said ... Read More »

NDLEA Nabs 185 Suspects, Seizes 1.3Kg Of Hard Drugs In Plateau

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau said on Tuesday that it arrested 185 suspects and seized 1.329 kilogrammes of hard drugs between January and July. The Commander of the agency in the state, Dr Ngozi Madubuike, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that out of 174 ... Read More »

Jonathan Inaugurates Newly Renovated FCID Complex, Tasks Police On Maintenance Culture

VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (M), CUTTING THE TAPE TO COMMISSION FORCE CID BUILDING COMPLEX IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday inaugurated the newly renovated complex of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), with a charge to exhibit maintenance culture. Jonathan, who described the event as significant, said it was in furtherance of his administration’s resolve to effective policing of lives and property of ... Read More »

Police Parades 10 Pipeline Vandals In Lagos

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Inspector General of Police Special Taskforce on Pipeline Vandalism, Lagos State zone, on Monday paraded about 10 suspected pipeline vandals arrested at Elepete, Arepo area of Ogun State with about 800 gallons of kerosene. Officer-in-Charge of the Taskforce, Mr Friday Ibadin, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), told newsmen that ... Read More »

Soldiers Allegedly Harass Villagers In Search Of Female Oil Thieves

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Soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force, JTF, have raided Egbemene community, opposite Macver Market, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State in alleged pursuit of suspected female crude oil bunkerers. The suspects, who were conveying diesel in a boat to Warri, ran into the community and fled in a ... Read More »

Isese Day: Osun Succumbs To Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Plea, Declares Public Holiday

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The Osun State government has succumbed to the plea by traditional religion worshippers in the state, who days ago demanded a two-day public holiday to commemorate this year’s Isese Day. The state government has therefore, declared Tuesday a public holiday in commemoration of the World Traditional Religion, Isese Day. The commissioner for ... Read More »

I Bear No Grudge Towards Anyone; Leave My Name Out Of Rivers Politics – Patience Jonathan

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Following comments condemning Dame Patience Jonathan’s shun of Rivers State government officials who were at the airport to receive her on her recent visit to the state, the country’s First Lady, yesterday, said that she should be left out of the political crisis rocking the state. In a statement by ... Read More »

What A Policeman Can Do: Policewoman Caught On Video Demanding N100 Bribe From Bus Driver

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Is thunder about to strike twice in the same place in a space of two weeks? Just as Nigerians were yet to fully absorb the show of shame by a police sergeant, Chris Omeleze, who was recorded on video demanding bribe of N25,000.00, another footage showing a policewoman negotiating a ... Read More »

Shekau’s Killing: Christians Should Not Rejoice Over Anyone’s Death – Oritsejafor

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Following reports that leader of Islamist sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has been killed, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Monday said: “I have not heard the story yet but if it is true, as a Christian, we should not rejoice over the death of ... Read More »

National Assembly Spends Over N1tn In 8 Years

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Former Vice-President of the World Bank (Africa) and former Minister of Education, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has stated that the National Assembly has between 2005 and 2013 received over N1 trillion. Making the revelation yesterday in Abuja, at a one-day dialogue session on the cost of governance in Nigeria and review ... Read More »

Army Lieutenant Killed In Latest Boko Haram Onslaught In Maiduguri

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A member of Nigerian Army’s anti-terrorist Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and a stronghold of the militant Boko Haram sect, was killed yesterday in an encounter with members of the extremist Islamist group. The deceased officer, identified as Lieutenant Haggai Bitrus, died when ... Read More »

FG Sets Aside $6.43m For Educating 40 Million Illiterate Nigerians

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The Federal Government has earmarked $6.43 million “self benefiting” Trust Fund for the delivery of quality literacy programme for estimated 40 million illiterate Nigerians by 2015. Speaking, yesterday, in Ilorin, at a workshop for 111 adult and youth facilitators in three local government areas of Baruten, Edu and Kaiama in ... Read More »

Minister Says Security Challenge Will Soon Be Thing Of The Past

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Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, on Monday urged Nigerians not to be daunted by the security challenge in the country. Turaki, who made the call at the World Humanitarian Day in Abuja, added that current security situation in the country would soon be over. ... Read More »

Group Petitions EFCC Over Minister Who Spent N2b On Chartered Jets In Two Years

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Despite its much vaunted mantra of putting in place mechanism to reduce public spending, one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Ministers may have spent so much time in the air that she has incurred a whopping N2 billion bill in two years. This is according to a whistle-blowing group, Crusaders for ... Read More »

Irate Mob Sets Police Sergeant’s Son On Fire Over Robbery

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A 22-year-old son of a retired Police Sergeant, Terfa Adim, of Mbaketsa Council Ward of Shangevya district, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, was at the weekend burnt to death by an irate mob over suspected armed robbery. The deceased, alongside two other members of the gang, had on ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Remain As One Beyond 2015, Says Gowon •Slams Over Ambitious Politicians

FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON FLANKED BY REV. & MRS. MOSES ARANSIOLA AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE GETHSEMANE PRAYER MINISTRY IN IBADAN ON MONDAY

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Monday in Ibadan prayed that God should uproot all the leaders with evil intentions against the country so that the polity could move forward. Gowon spoke during his visit to Gethsemane Prayer Ministries Cathedral, Eleyele, Ibadan presided over by National Coordinator, Nigeria Prays, ... Read More »

Insecurity: Leave Your Comfort Zone And Have A Taste Of The Action, Army Chief Tells Commanding Officers

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Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, yesterday expressed dismay with the performance of commanders in tackling operational challenges especially in the face of insecurity posed by insurgents. He made this known at the second Commanding Officers workshop 2013, at the 1 Division Nigeria Army Headquarters, Kaduna. He said ... Read More »