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Osun Election: Obasanjo, Tambuwal, Others To Celebrate Aregbesola’s Victory In Lagos


Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwwal will be in Lagos on November 2, to join bigwigs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including former governors Bola Tinubu and Olagunsoye Oyinlola for an event to celebrate the victory of the Osun State governor, Mr ... Read More »

Official Advocates Community Service For Minor Offences To Decongest Nigerian Prisons


An official of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has advocated that convicts of minor offences should be sentenced to community services. Olakunle Adewusi, who is a Field Service Officer, State Community Service Unit, of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that if adopted, ... Read More »

Suspected Cultists Kill 3rd Year Student At UNIBEN


A 300-level student of the Department of Chemistry, University of Benin (Uniben), Mr Gendedio Ejyrognene has been killed by suspected cultists. According to reports, the Uniben student was shot dead at about 7pm on Friday night. The gruesome murder of the student was confirmed by University Deputy Registrar/ Public Relations ... Read More »

Stomach Infrastructure: Fayose To Prioritize Welfare Of The Ekiti People

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Ekiti State Government has assured citizens of the state that the government will make their welfare its priority through the concept of stomach infrastructure. In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Information and Civic Orientation, Lanre Ogunsuyi, the government explained that the implementation of the programme would ... Read More »

Nigerian Christians, Muslims Must Learn To Live Together In Peace – Gowon


Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has advised Christians and Muslims in Nigeria to ensure peaceful co-existence in the country. He said the country has so far been able to overcome its challenges because God loves Nigeria. Gowon, who spoke at the Region 8 Headquarters of the Redeemed Christians ... Read More »

Boko Haram Ceasefire: Nigerians Expect Chibok Girls Return This Week


Nigerians may this week welcome the schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram on April 14 from their Government Secondary School, Chibok Borno State. The federal government had about a fortnight ago announced that it has agreed a ceasefire with the Islamist sect. Series of attacks following the announcement ... Read More »

2015: Obasanjo Warns Against Muslim-Muslim, Christian-Christian Ticket


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has warned political parties across the country against fielding a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket in the 2015 elections, describing it as dangerous and sensitive. In a statement signed by the former president, he said Nigeria was too religious conscious and sensitive for that arrangement. Obasanjo’s ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abducts 30 Boys And Girls In Borno


Despite ongoing truce talks between the federal government and the Boko Haram group, about 30 boys and girls have been abducted in Nigeria’s northeast by suspected members of the terror group, according to a local village chief. “The insurgents … grabbed young people, boys and girls, from our region,” said ... Read More »

Army Kills 39 Boko Haram Fighters In Cameroon


Thirty-nine Boko Haram fighters have been killed in clashes with Cameroonian troops, according to the defence ministry. Four civilians were also killed in Friday’s fighting in the far north of Cameroon near Nigeria, AFP reports. The Islamists in their latest attack targeted the village of Glawi, where they killed four ... Read More »

“There Are Consequences”: Presidency Warns Amaechi Against Insulting Jonathan, First Lady


The Presidency has warned Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi over the insults directed at President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to score ‘cheap’ political points against the president and the Peoples Party (PDP). Amaechi had at a rally to celebrate the seventh anniversary of his Supreme Court victory at the ... Read More »

Wike Slams Amaechi For Crippling Rivers Judiciary, Campaigning For Himself


Former Minister of State for Education, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has slammed Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi for celebrating the Supreme Court judgment that brought him to government, while he had crippled the judiciary in the state. “Amaechi is happy for Supreme Court, but Amaechi has crippled the judiciary. Amaechi ... Read More »

NDLEA Apprehends Single Mother Of Four With 1.7kg Cocaine


A 51-year-old mother of four children has been nabbed by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, in Lagos State with 3.44kg of cocaine and heroin hidden inside body cream. The drugs were found in her possession during the outward screening ... Read More »

TUC Gives Senate One-Week To Clarify Position On Removal Of Minimum Wage Laws From Exclusive List


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Saturday gave the Senate a one-week ultimatum to clarify its position on the removal of Minimum Wages Laws from the Exclusive List. In a communiqué jointly signed by the President of the union, Mr Bobboi Kaigam, and the National Secretary, Mr Musa Lawal, TUC ... Read More »

6 Oil Workers, 4 Policemen Abducted By Pirates In Bayelsa

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Suspected sea pirates have reportedly abducted six oil workers and four policemen in separate attacks in Nembe council area of Bayelsa State. “Policemen escorting Agip barge were attacked on Friday,” reports Vanguard, citing a security source. According to the report, gunmen had on Friday seized a gunboat belonging to the ... Read More »

Ebola: Jonathan Wanted All Of Us To Die – Amaechi


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan had in recent times shown how much he hates the state and its peole, for no just cause. “When Ebola broke out, to show you how much the President hates us, he visited Lagos. Did he visit us? He ... Read More »

Sharia Court Orders Husband To Re-Marry Wife He Divorced After Infecting Her With HIV

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An upper Shari’a court sitting at Sabon Gari, Kano, has ordered a middle-aged man to re-marry the wife he divorced after infecting her with the HIV/AIDS virus. The man, Abdullahi Ahmad, was dragged to the court by his ex-wife, Umma Usman, who narrated how the defendant had sent her packing ... Read More »

Shaky Ceasefire: Northern Elders Forum Caution Borno Govt On Reopening Schools


The plan by Borno State Government to re-open public schools in the state next month has been greeted with apprehension by Parents, teachers and other concerned stakeholders. They warned that the continued violence in spite of a purported ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram showed that it ... Read More »

Kogi Deputy Gov Dismisses Rumor Over Wada’s Health


The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Arc Yomi Awoniyi, has described the rumour making the rounds over the health of Governor Idris Wada as baseless and the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday, Awoniyi said that there was no iota of truth in the rumour ... Read More »

Borno Declares Oct. 27 Holiday To Mark Beginning Of 1436th Islamic Calendar


The Borno Government on Saturday declared Oct. 27 holiday to mark the beginning of the 1436th Islamic calendar. A statement issued by Mr Adamu Jiri, the Director of Press at the Deputy Governor’s Office in Maiduguri on Saturday said that the holiday would allow Muslims to reflect on the situations ... Read More »

Supervising Minister Of Labour Pledges To Tackle Challenges In Labour Sector


Mr Tanimu Turaki, the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, on Friday, said he would effectively address the challenges facing the labour sector in the country. Turaki said this in a statement issued to newsmen by the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, Mr Samuel Olowookere, in Abuja. He ... Read More »

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