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Jaji Bombings Was Carried Out Using Specially Designed Chemical Bombs – Commandant


The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State, Air Vice Marshal Effiong Osim has told members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution on Security Challenges in the North that the bomb that killed worshippers in a church inside the Cantonment last November, was ... Read More »

For Second Year Running, FG Cancels Democracy Day Celebrations


The Federal Government has again cancelled normal activities lined up for this year’s May 29th Democracy Day celebration which usually holds at the Eagle square, Abuja, owing to security concerns; this will make it the second time in a row the event has been shelved. According to a Presidency source weekend, ... Read More »

SSS DG: We’ve Forgiven Killers Of Our Operatives. No, We’ve Not, Says Pioneer DG


The Director General of State Security Service (SSS) – Ita Ekpenyong, has revealed that the service has forgiven the Ombatse cult group for killing its 10 officers in Alakyo, Nassarawa State. Ekpenyong declared this during the candlelight service held at the SSS headquarters in Abuja in honor of the 10 ... Read More »

NDLEA: Drug Addicts In Adamawa Now Using Lizard Dung To Get High


In what could be described as a shocking revelation by Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Adamawa – Alhaji Hassan Zungeru, drug addicts in the state have now resorted to inhaling Lizard dung and dirty drainage ‘gutter’ water. Speaking to newsmen in Yola the State capital, ... Read More »

Importers, Manufacturers Get June Ultimatum To Register Products With SON


The Federal Government has asked manufacturers and importers of all products on sale in the country to register them with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, before the end of June. Speaking in Abuja while setting up a special task force charged with ridding Nigerian markets of substandard products, Director ... Read More »

Delta Governor Urges Traditional Rulers In The State To Monitor SURE-P Projects

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Traditional rulers in Delta State have been urged by the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, to assist in monitoring projects on-going in their domains with the Federal Government’s Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P funds, adding that he would personally ensure that people at the grassroots benefit immensely from the ... Read More »

Six Killed In Lagos Communal Clash

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A communal clash involving Ajah, Olumegbon and Ilaje boys along the Lekki-Epe-expressway, Lagos, weekend led to death of six persons, while scores were injured. Although there were different accounts as to how the six persons whose identities were yet to be ascertained, yesterday, were killed, reports have it that the ... Read More »

Jonathan Vows To Ensure Normalcy Is Restored To Every Part Of Nigeria


President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that his administration would not relent in its fight against terrorism, until normalcy was restored in every part of the country. President Jonathan who was represented by the Senate President, David Mark, said this in Abuja at a special interdenominational service to mark Nigeria’s Democracy ... Read More »

DPO Collects Sand From Court Premises For Suspected Ritual


A man who went into the premises of the Imo State Customary Court of Appeal, Owerri, to collect sand for suspected ritual purposes was yesterday arrested by security officers at the court. The suspect identified as Alphonsus Madu claimed to be a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, serving in Akwa ... Read More »

Police Ban On Protests Illegal and Unconstitutional – TUC


The Trade Union Congress in Rivers State has declared the ban on protests by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu as illegal and unconstitutional. According to the TUC state Chairman, Mr. Chika Onuegbu, the police had no power under the law to deny the people of the state ... Read More »

Presidential Committee On Amnesty Visits Detained Boko Haram Members

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As efforts continue to deliver their mandate of finding a solution to Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North, led by its Chairman, Tanimu Turaki, on Friday toured institutions and places of worship bombed by the ... Read More »

Lagos Community Rally To Battle Blindness

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A 5-day free eye screening and surgery programme organised by Chevron Nigeria Limited, Eye Foundation Centre and a Lagos State lawmaker representing Epe constituency 1, Honourable Abiodun Tobun, has revealed that majority of those having different eye defects are those within the age bracket 40 and above with high cases ... Read More »

FG Unveils Media Partners For Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration

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The Federal Government says it will deal with the challenges hampering the nation’s progress, as the country gears up to celebrate its 100 years of existence. Minister of State for Works, Amb. Bashir Yugudu, who represented the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim Pius, while soliciting ... Read More »

Adamawa Should Be Excluded From Emergency Rule – NPSG


The National Peace Summit Group, NPSG, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to have a rethink and exclude Adamawa State from among the states under emergency rule, noting that the situation there was not as precarious as in Borno and Yobe states. President Jonathan had on May 14 declared a ... Read More »

Four Abducted Expats Rescued By The Police In Port Harcourt


Four kidnapped foreigners have been rescued by the police at Borikiri area of Port Harcourt. Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Angela Agabe, while confirming the development named the victims as Vadym Shytov, from Ukraine; Obaya Marak, from Kiribati; Mikhail Teresgji, from Russia and Oleksiv Ishmyetvev, from Ukraine. According ... Read More »

Dislodged Insurgents Won’t Come To Plateau – State Police Command Assures


Speculation that some of the insurgents being dislodged from the three states under emergency rule were finding their way to Plateau state has been dismissed by the state police command, saying there is no cause for alarm. Assuring the people of the state of their safety at a press briefing, ... Read More »

Supreme Court Judge’s Abducted Wife&Daughter Freed


The abducted wife and daughter of Nigerian Supreme Court Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour have been freed, Sahara Reporters reports. The two were abducted on May 10, 2013 by unknown gunmen while traveling to Benin city, the Edo State capital. Details about the release are yet or unknown, nor is there information ... Read More »

Democracy Day: First Lady Distributes ‘Aso-Ebi’ To Women Groups For Celebrations

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Saturday in Abuja, distributed wrappers to women groups for the Democracy Day celebration. The wrappers are expected be sown and worn as general ceremonial wears ‘aso-ebi’ by various women groups that would partake in the May 29 celebrations. The federal government has already ... Read More »

Obasanjo To Chair Jigawa Economic Summit – Commissioner


The Jigawa Government said on Thursday that it had concluded plans for the successful hosting of its 2013 Economic Summit to be chaired by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Babandi, told newsmen in Dutse that the summit was part of efforts to attract investment to ... Read More »

Koranic Teachers Set To Resist Outright Ban Of The Almajiri System Of Education


Some politicians and other Nigerians seeking an outright ban of the Almajiri system of education, and those calling for caution, may have the Koranic teachers to contend with, as strong indications arose on Thursday that the teachers, who are drivers of the system would resist attempts for an outright ban ... Read More »

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