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State Of Emergency: IBB Lauds Intensified Military Onslaught Against Insurgents


Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has hailed the ongoing military onslaught against insurgents in the northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, describing the declaration of emergency rule in those states was timely and appropriate in order to save the country from attacks; foreign or domestic. The Minna-born ... Read More »

Adamawa Police Command Promotes 330 Officers, Men


The Adamawa State Police Command has announced the promotion of 330 officers and men of the command. A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP. Mohammed Ibrahim, on Monday in Yola said 81 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) were promoted to ASP 1. It said that 38 sergeants ... Read More »

JTF, Vigilance Group Partnership Leads To Arrest Of 31 Fleeing Terrorists In Borno


The harmonious partnership between members of Volunteer Vigilance Youths Group (VVYG) and men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State has continued to yield fruits with the arrest of 31 persons suspected to belong to Boko Haram sect in various locations of Maiduguri at the weekend. According to ... Read More »

The Future Awards In Partnership With Information Nigeria Holds Online Business Master Class June 28


Owing to its tremendous success in 2012; The Future Awards Central Working Committee have announced that The Future Awards Online Business Master Class will hold a second edition on June 28 in Lagos, Nigeria. The Online Master Class 2013 is part of the pre-awards activities for The Future Awards, Season ... Read More »

Ramadan: Muslim Group Wants Jonathan To Review State Of Emergency In Three States


As the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan fast approaches, the National Council for Muslim Youths Organisation (NACOMYO), has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently review the state of emergency imposed on Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The call was made by the organization’s national president, Kamal’din Akintunde in Yola, ... Read More »

Those Accusing Buhari Of Being A Bigot Don’t Have Proof – Don


A former Director of Studies at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos, Professor Bashir Ibrahim and member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Barrister Solomon Dalong, at the weekend dared those describing former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as a religious bigot ... Read More »

UNIUYO Students’ Killing: Group Wants VC, Police Commissioner Sacked


The Coordinating Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has called for the removal of the Police Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Umar Gwadabe and a review of the leadership structure of the University of Uyo, following the killing of three students of the university recently by the police. The convener of ... Read More »

Lagos PDP Calls On Fashola To Stop Tinubu From Imposing His Daughter As New ‘Iyaloja’

Abibatu Mogaji

The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to rescind his decision to impose his young daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, as the new leader (Iyaloja) of the state’s market-women. Tinubu, had during the 8th day Fidau prayer held for ... Read More »

2015: ‘ACF Didn’t Ask Northerners To Vote For Only Northern Candidates’


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday denied a media report which said it had asked northern voters not to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The ACF Chairman, Alhaji Aliko Mohammed, was quoted by a national daily during the Forum’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kaduna asking northerners to ... Read More »

Maku Donates N2m To Wives Of Slain Police Officers In Nasarawa


Minister of Information Labaran Maku on Saturday donated N2 million to widows of slain police officers at Alakyo village in Lafia Local government Area of Nasarawa State. Maku, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Maku, gave the token to the widows at the Nasarawa State Police Command headquarters in Lafia. ... Read More »

Civil Groups Calls For Removal, Demotion Of Rivers CP Over Amaechi Comments

Nigeria’s Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition, NDCSC, has called for the removal of Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu,the Rivers State Commissioner of Police. The Coalition also wants Mbu demoted over his description of Governor Chibuike Amaechi as “tyrant and a dictator”. NDCSC said that it was shocked beyond words to learn ... Read More »

Rivers Building Alternative Economy To Oil

Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers State Government has said it is building an alternative economy that will compete with the oil and gas sector. The state Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the Integrated Medical Industries, Dr. Sampson Parker, said this at the first test-run of the IMI power plant in Vienna, Austria. Parker ... Read More »

Magistrates Get 40 Cars From Ekiti Governor

Gov Kayode Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi has given 40 cars out to magistrates in the state. Making the presentation at Ikogosi Ekiti on Friday after declaring open a workshop organised for the magistrates by the state Ministry of Justice, Fayemi said training was an effective way of changing and increasing ... Read More »

Land, Air Patrols In Borno Intensified As Boko Haram Threatens Seven-day Bloodbath

army tanks

The Defence Headquarters has said its Special Forces are focusing on the new terrorist threats in Borno State through ongoing land and air patrols in Bama and Gwoza. The army said available information and intelligence were being used to trail terrorists that were regrouping to destabilise the areas, adding that ... Read More »

Ex-militants Want Amnesty Office Probe By The EFCC, Removal Of Kingsley Kuku

At least 100 former militants in the second phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programme have called on Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the Amnesty Office headed by Mr. Kingsley Kuku over fraud allegations. The former militants alleged that the amnesty committee headed by Kuku was short-changing them, ... Read More »

Benin Catholic Church In Crisis Over Ethnicity

Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze

Edo Liturgical Group, a Catholic Church group in Benin City, Edo State, has demanded the removal of the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Benin, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze and a Benin Priest, made a Bishop in his place for the true evangelization of the people of the kingdom. Addressing ... Read More »

Eminent Nigerians, Elder Statesmen, Politicians To Discuss Nigeria’s Future In Uyo


Eminent leaders of thought, statesmen and politicians across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria will next week converge in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital to discuss the worsening insecurity and political tension in the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, and chart a way forward. The political summit on ... Read More »

Bank Manager Arrested For Complicity In His Bank’s Robbery

Police in Delta State have arrested an Operations Manager with a first generation bank in Agbor, for allegedly conniving with an armed robbery gang that raided the bank. The gang had in a commando style operation, succeeded in carting away millions of naira in both local and foreign currencies on ... Read More »

Groundnut Hawker, 16, Found Dead At Block Industry In Aba

Theodore Orji

A 16-year old girl was found dead on Saturday at the premises of a block industry in Aba, Abia. The girl hawked groundnuts around Eziukwu road in Aba. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that her remains were dumped at a corner of the industry unclad, with her pant hanging on one of ... Read More »

Early Morning Fire Destroys Properties Worth Thousands Of Naira In Abuja Village


An early morning fire has destroyed a block of five shops with goods worth thousands of naira on Sunday in an Abuja, Galadimawa. The shops include a provision stores, salon, a patent medicine and interior decoration facilities as well as mattresses and rugs mini depots. A correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria ... Read More »

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