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Abia State Marks 23rd Anniversary Of Creation

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Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State on Sunday led other government functionaries to a commemorative church service marking the 23rd anniversary of the creation of the state. Mr. Orji said at the Assemblies of God Church, Nkporo Street, Umuahia, that “today is a day set aside to present the state ... Read More »

Kano Issues Ultimatum To Female Pilgrims To Complete Pregnancy Test Or Forfeit Hajj Seats

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The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board on Sunday issued a four-day ultimatum to intending female pilgrims who had not undergone pregnancy test to do so or forfeit their Hajj seats. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Nuhu Badamasi, gave the ultimatum in an interview in Kano. Mr. Badamasi said ... Read More »

Boko Haram: S/East, S/South ACF Call For Review Of Military Strategy

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The South-south and South-east coordinator of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Musa Saidu, has condemned the recent purported hoisting of Boko Haram flags in some some communities and called on the military to review its strategy. Alhaji Musa, who spoke to Daily Trust in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said ... Read More »

Middle Class Gradually Being Wiped Out – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday drew similarities between the present state of the nation and the era of the late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, saying it was at both periods the middle class was wiped out. He, however, assured visitors to his home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital ... Read More »

Feyi Agagu Recalls Terrifying Moment Plane Conveying Father’s Corpse Crashed, Attributes Survival To God

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The son of former Ondo State Governor, late Dr. Olusegun Agagu, Feyi Agagu, has reflected on the plane crash that nearly took his life almost a year ago, attributing his survival to divine providence. He described his escape from the jaws of death as a rare miracle for which his ... Read More »

Foreign Loans: Don’t Return Us Back To Debtors Club – TUC Cautions FG

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The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has raised the alarm over the country’s rising external debt profile, with the warning that if it is not checked, the future of Nigeria might once again be mortgaged to foreign creditors. In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its president, ... Read More »

Declaration Of Caliphate: Boko Haram Threat Is Real – BBOG Group

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The #BringBackOurGirls group has decried the increasing attacks and showmanship of the Boko Haram insurgents, noting that if urgent steps are not taken, those residing in the nation’s capital, who presume they are safe, will not be spared of the insurgency. The group, which was reacting to a recent video ... Read More »

NSCDC Boss Advocates Longer Jail Sentence For Vandals

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Dr Ade Abolurin, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has called for long term jail sentence for vandals of petroleum pipelines. He made the call on Saturday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Abolurin, who spoke to NAN during an ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Ag. Governor Imposes 24-Hrs Curfew On Adamawa Council

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The Adamawa State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Madagali Local Government Area of the state. The curfew was sequel to weekend’s attack and taking over of the secretariat of the local government by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents. The government on Sunday cited the “volatile security ... Read More »

1000 Clerics In Abuja To Reconcile Jonathan, Obasanjo

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More than 1000 Bishops and Pastors from the Pentecostal fold on Sunday stormed the Ecumenical Center, Abuja to reconcile President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country, reports Vanguard. The reconciliation prayer meeting however could not hold, as President Goodluck Jonathan ... Read More »

Gwoza: Governor Shettima Leaves Authenticity Of Boko Haram Video To Security Experts

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Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has expressed doubts over the reported declaration of Gwoza as a territory of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. He expressed doubts over the authenticity of the video where the sect leader Abubakar Shekau made the claim, but stated that the government was the activities of ... Read More »

Bodies Of Ebola Victims Cremated In Lagos

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Bodies of the four Nigerians, who died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been cremated in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements for disposal of such corpses. The decision to cremate the bodies, it was gathered, may not be unconnected with the deadly nature of the Ebola Virus which ... Read More »

FG Battles Boko Haram For Gwoza

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Military operations to secure Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month is ongoing, the Defence Headquarters yesterday said. Responding to the claim by the sect leader that Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, the military authorities said “the ... Read More »

Akpabio Advises Army To Recruit More Nigerians To Fight Insurgency

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has advised the Nigerian Army to recruit more able persons into the force in order to effectively contain the fight against insurgency in the country. Akpabio made the call when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah paid a courtesy call ... Read More »

Ondo To Enact Law On Cremation To Curtail Ebola Spread

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Ondo State Government has disclosed plan to make cremation a law to deal with dead bodies that are brought to the state without certificate on the cause of their death. This is seen as part of measure to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the ... Read More »

FG, Israel Assure Intending Pilgrims Of Safety

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The Federal Government and its Israeli counterpart on Sunday assured this year’s intending ‘family pilgrims’ to Israel of their safety and welfare. The assurances were given by officials of both countries while addressing the pilgrims at the inauguration of the 2014 `Family Pilgrimage’ at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. ... Read More »

Amosun Commends Doctors For Calling Off Strike

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has commended the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) over it’s decision to call off the nationwide strike it embarked on more than a month ago, in the overall interest of Nigerians. Amosun made the commendation on Sunday, in a statement signed by his Senior Special ... Read More »

Police Foil Robbery Attack In Abuja

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An armed robbery attack in Gwagwalada metropolis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was on Saturday night foiled by the police. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Gwagwalada Division, Mr Patrick Daaor, said on Sunday that the criminals had attempted to rob the residence of Mr Ogah Michael of Obama St., ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader Proclaims ‘Islamic Caliphate’ In Nigeria

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Boko Haram’s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday. “Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of ... Read More »

Communites Plead With Bayelsa Govt To Ask Oil Companies To Fulfil Obligations

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Communities hosting operations of Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Biseni, Bayelsa, have appealed to the State Government to ask the company to fulfil its obligations to the people. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the communities had shut five oil wells in Idu Oil Fields operated by ... Read More »

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