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Cholera Kills 10 In Kano

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A cholera outbreak at Kafin Dalawa village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State has led to the death of ten persons. Mallam Surajo Muhammed, an official of Isma Medical Initiative, a non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, said yesterday that a total of ... Read More »

IG Controls Traffic In Abuja

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The Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Abubakar was yesterday spotted fully dressed in Traffic Police uniform and controlling traffic at the popular Ministry of Finance Junction at Central Abuja. The IG, according to a Thisday source, was passing through the junction, which is not too far from the Police ... Read More »

NYCN Flays Arewa, Ijaw Youths Over War Threats

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National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has condemned the threats of war and call for dissolution of the country by the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) and the Arewa Youths Forum (AYF), over the contentious issues of derivation formula and the 2015 re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan. The President of NYCN, ... Read More »

Presidential Committee Agree N5bn For Construction Of IDPs

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The Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation says it has signed a contract worth N5 billion for the construction of rehabilitation centres for victims of flood disaster in the federation. Chairman of the committee, Dr. Sani Abubakar Burka, stated this when he led a delegation of the committee members ... Read More »

NLC Backs Judicial Workers’ Strike, Slams Governors

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has drummed support for the the ongoing strike by judiciary workers in the 36 states of the federation, blaming the state Governors for failing to obey a Court Order directing that funds meant for all State judiciary as allocations from the Federation/Consolidated Revenue Fund should be ... Read More »

Edo: Promises Financial Support For Flood Victims

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The federal government has promised to render financial assistance to the victims of last Sunday’s devastating flood in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State to assuage their losses. Six people had last Sunday died after a massive rainstorm hit the land and they were swept away ... Read More »

Security Operatives Bust Kidnap Gang In Abia, Kill 3

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A combined team of security agents destroyed a kidnap gang in Abia on Sunday, killing three members and freeing their victims unhurt. The gang, according to reports, had last Thursday abducted the state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Sunny Nwakodo, and was responsible for ... Read More »

Police Arrest NSCDC Operative Over Alleged Murder

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The police in Osun have arrested an operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over the death of one Kamaldeen Muritala. A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, said Muritala, a 32-year-old Islamic teacher, died of fatal stab wounds allegedly ... Read More »

Bayelsa To Boost Power Supply With 500MW Plant

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The Bayelsa State Government has entered into an agreement with Proton Energy for the construction of a 500megawatts power plant in the state. The government has also committed N25 billion to the Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development fund with the Bank of Industry, Mainstreet Bank and the Bank of ... Read More »

Power Generation Drops By 415MW

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Nigeria’s power generation capacity will drop by 415 megawatts (MW) following the shutdown of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC)-operated 240 metric million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), Okoloma gas plant which supplies gas molecules to Afam power plant. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) made ... Read More »

Boko Haram Takes Over Borno Village, Hoists Flag

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Boko Haram have taken over the north-eastern town of Damboa, Borno State, killing over 100 people in the process. The Islamist sect had since hoisted its black and white flag over the town left undefended by the Nigerian military, reports PMNews, citing civil defence spokesman and a human rights advocate ... Read More »

Imo Community Deserted As Rival Cult Groups Clash

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Obiakpu Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State has been completely deserted by inhabitants following a reportedly deadly clash between two rival cult groups, Degbam and Dewell. According to a report by Vanguard, apart from the four people reportedly killed, including one Chief Emmanuel Opara, property worth millions ... Read More »

APC Chieftain Lauds Okorocha’s Free Education Policy In Imo

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A Lagos-based chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of the first indigenous computer learning institute in Nigeria, Rimax Institute, Chief Livinus Okwara, has lauded the efforts of the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, in the educational sector in the state. Okwara, who is an indigene of ... Read More »

TCN: Power Supply to Drop by 415MW… Nationwide Load Shedding Begins Today

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Following daunting challenges occasioned by lack of sustainable gas supply to thermal electricity generating plants in Nigeria, there will be a drop in the country’s national power generation capacity by 415 megawatts (MW). The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which made this disclosure last night, attributed the development to the ... Read More »

FG Will Overcome Boko Haram Soon – Obanikoro

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The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has assured that the Nigerian military would be adequately funded to confront the prevailing security challenge in the country. Obanikoro, who gave the assurance when he spoke with newsmen yesterday in Warri, Delta state, also stressed that the unwholesome activities of ... Read More »

Ex-Minister Chides Okorocha Over Substandard, Poor Quality Projects

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A former Minister of the Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, over the weekend, carpeted the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for contracting Chinese clay manufacturers to handle construction projects in the state. He noted that the projects being executed by the Chinese had turned out to be of poor quality ... Read More »

Police Officer Dies In S*x Romp

The quest by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, (names withheld) attached to Ilu-Titun, Divisional Headquarters, in Okitipupa council area of  Ondo State to satisfy his s*xual urge while on duty has  allegedly  cost him his life. He reportedly died while having s*x with a woman allegedly laced with the ... Read More »

Army Embarks On Shooting Test For Soldiers

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The 3 Armored Division of the Nigerian Army said it will embark on firing test of its soldiers to ascertain their level of accuracy in weapon firing and handling from tomorrow. The two-day exercise is meant to test the soldiers dexterity in handling weapons. A statement by the Deputy Director, ... Read More »

Hotel Staff Electrocuted In Attempt To ‘Fix’ Faulty Power Line

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A 20-year old man, Duguri Muhammad of Zai Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa, died of electrocution on Friday night. Mr Muhammad Gidado, Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Jigawa, confirmed this in Dutse on Saturday. Gidado said the deceased, who was a member of ... Read More »

N/Delta Deserves 100% Resource Control But… – Falae

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A former Minister of Finance during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida and delegate to the National Conference, Chief Olu Falae, has backed the agitation by the Niger Delta region over resource control, saying it deserves 100 per cent control of its oil resources. The delegate also urged other ... Read More »

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