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Vigilante Youths Working Under Our Direct Supervision, JTF Assures Residents Of Borno

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The military’s Joint Task Force, JTF, in Borno State, codenamed Operation Restore Order, on Sunday, calmed frayed nerves of people in the state over the activities of the youth vigilante groups popularly referred to as ‘Civilian JTF’ who assist in hunting down members of the Islamic Fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram. ... Read More »

JTF Kills 50, Arrests 3 Boko Haram Members In Borno

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Operatives of the Joint Task Force known as Operation Restore Order in Maiduguri have killed at least 50 terror suspects in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government of Borno State, Information Nigeria learnt on Sunday. Similarly, three suspected terrorists en route Jigawa State were arrested at the Borno Express Motor Park on ... Read More »

27-year-old Actor Arrested For Abducting Monarch’s Wife

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Ismaila Dauda, a 27-year-old secondary school dropout, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for an alleged abduction. Dauda, a fledgling actor, based in Ondo, was accused of attempting to abduct the wife of the traditional ruler of Ilisan Remo in March 2013, with the help of three ... Read More »

Sultan Of Sokoto Blames Nigeria’s Situation On Bad Leadership

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Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has attributed the situation of the country to bad leadership. Speaking in Kaduna on Sunday at a national conference on the ‘Role of Muslim scholars in fostering unity, peace and security in Nigeria,’ in Kaduna, the Sultan, who decried the way and manner terrorism ... Read More »

Lagos Warns Of Heavier Rains Accompanied With Thunderstorm In July

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The Lagos State Government has advised residents on safety measures to take during the July rains, which it said would be heavier and characterised by thunderstorm. In a statement on Sunday by the State Commissioner of the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, Lagosians were urged to adhere to the advice as ... Read More »

Grandmother Dies Of Injuries As Careless Driver Rams Into Her

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It’s always very hard losing a loved on, even harder when their deaths are caused by another man’s carelessness. Such is the grief the family of a 63-year-old grandmother, Elizabeth Toby-Lade, who was killed by a reckless driver, is going through. The deceased, who sold water and drinks in her ... Read More »

CNPP Tasks Jonathan Over Recovery Of $400bn Looted Fund

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Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, yesterday, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to make a “blanket request” for the recovery of over $400 billion Nigeria’s looted fund. CNPP in a communique signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, following a meeting in Enugu, said: “Whereas we applaud the ... Read More »

Police Foils Bank Robbery Attempt In Asaba

Attempt to rob a bank in Asaba by a gang believed to have raided a first generation bank at Agbor, barely a week ago, has been foiled by the police. Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, while briefing newsmen in Asaba, yesterday, said it was the ... Read More »

Delta Community In Fear Over Presence Of Suspected Ritualists

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Alleged presence of suspected ritualists in Alisimie community in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has thrown the people of the community into fear. Sources said two of the suspected ritualists were allegedly spotted in one of the villages (Ahima) and again in Idumuenor. A woman, who ... Read More »

Chief Of Army Staff Has Not ‘Slept’ Since 2010 Over Boko Haram

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Azubuike Ihejirika, yesterday, disclosed that he has had sleepless nights since 2010 when he was appointed COAS because of activities of the Boko Haram sect. Speaking at an interdenominational church service to mark 150 years of existence of Nigerian Army, Ihejirika, who said the military ... Read More »

NUPENG Begins 3-day Warning Strike Over Unfair Practices Of Oil Companies

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Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, today begins a nationwide three-day warning strike over, among others things, perceived unfair labour practices by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC; Chevron Nigeria Limited and Agip Oil Company. Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, have been directed not to load products in all ... Read More »

Ondo: Gunmen Free 175 Inmates In Olokuta Prison Attack

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No fewer than one hundred and seventy five inmates of the Olokuta Maximum Prison in Akure, the Ondo state capital, have been set free by gunmen who attacked the facility early Sunday. It was learnt that the attackers used explosives to blast their way through the prison gates which is ... Read More »

New Rail Lines To Be Executed Under PPP, Says Minister

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The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar said on Saturday that construction of new railway lines across the country would be executed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Addressing newsmen in Gombe, the minister said the involvement of the private sector was informed by the capital intensive nature of the projects. He ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Begins 3-Day Warning Strike Tomorrow

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Nigeria’s petroleum and gas workers have issued a notice of a three-day warning strike starting Monday, over longstanding labour dispute, raising the spectre of nationwide fuel crisis as workers have been ordered to stop products at the depots. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, said it ... Read More »

I Owe My Modest Achievements In Life To Education, Says Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar stunned his audience in far away Geneva, Switzerland when he recalled how his late father was jailed for refusing to let him attend school in his hometown of Jada, Adamawa State. The former Vice President made the startling revelation yesterday in remarks he made on ... Read More »

Maiduguri: Civilian JTF Nabs 2 Women For Concealing AK 47 Rifles, IED Underneath Veil

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A youth vigilance group, popularly called “the Civilian JTF”, said it apprehended two women attempting to smuggle assault weapons into the Monday market in Maiduguri on Sunday. Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the women, who concealed the weapons in their dresses, were nabbed at the Bulabulin entrance gate of the market. ... Read More »

Sanitation: Adamawa Govt Imposes N5,000 Fine On Stray Animals

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The Adamawa Government on Sunday expressed concerns about the continuous presence of stray animals in Yola and environs. The Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Arziki Sawa, made this known during a sensitisation tour in Girei Local Government Area of the state. Sawa said government had imposed N5, 000 fine on owners ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Battling Insurgency In Yobe Accuse Military Authorities Of Abandonment

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Some troops deployed to Yobe State as part of the Joint Task Force to check the activities of terrorists have cried out over their abandonment and accused the military authorities of keeping them in the battle line beyond their approved stay. Most of the soldiers had been deployed to the ... Read More »

Akpabio Fires Domestic Aides Over Missing N40 Million Cash From Own Bedroom

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Governor Godswill Akpabio has summarily dismissed three stewards working at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, over their complicity in the disappearance of bundles of mint-fresh dollar notes valued at over  $250,000 (N40 million) kept in the governor’s bedroom, according to Saharareporters. Akpabio, it was learnt, gave ... Read More »

Stop Over Depending On Oil Revenue, Shettima Tells FG

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has berated Nigerian leaders for relying heavily on oil revenue which he said is responsible for poor service delivery, lack of jobs for the people and the resultant restiveness in many parts of the country. Shettima, who made this remarks when members of the ... Read More »

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