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2 Killed As Suspected Kidnappers, Policemen Exchange Fire In Delta

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Remnants of the suspected Delta State kidnap kingpin, Kelvin Oniarah, currently facing trial, weekend engaged the police and soldiers in a shoot out in Kokori, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, leading to the death of two of the gunmen. Tension was said to have reigned in the community ... Read More »

English-speaking Gunmen Kill 210 In Borno

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            The Senator representing Borno Central in the Senate, Zannah Ahmed has lamented over the early Friday attacks on four towns in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents where he claimed that 210 people were killed. Ahmed claimed that the attackers were all dressed in military uniform and spoke English ... Read More »

Erosion Sacks Imo Communities

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The only link road to Obinugwu, Ntueke and Umuogbom communities in Ideato South local government area of Imo State has been swept off by erosion, reports have said. The road, whose construction was awarded by the state government about two years ago was abandoned. The traditional ruler of the Ntueke Autonomous ... Read More »

Power Outage Forces Court To Adjourn Sanusi’s Case

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State, Friday adjourned the case instituted by the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, against Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, and its executive secretary till 17 April as power outage stopped proceedings. Sanusi’s counsel, Kola Awodehin (SAN) ... Read More »

Easter Celebration: FRSC Advises Motorists To Be Safety Conscious

CORPS MARSHAL, FRSC, MR OSITA CHIDOKA (R), OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE CORPS, DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS WITH ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES TO MOTORISTS ON THE RIVER NIGER BIDGE IN ONITSHA, ANAMBRA ON NEW YEAR'S DAY

Ahead of the Easter celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has advised motorists to be safety conscious and drive with care to avoid road crashes. The Itori Unit Commander, Mr Fatai Bakare, made this known in an interview with journalists on Saturday in Ota. “Motorists should be safety conscious by ... Read More »

Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: FG Inaugurates Technical C’ttee On Grazing Reserves

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The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a technical committee on grazing reserves in Nigeria. According to the government, the committee would work out modalities for establishing additional grazing reserves across the country to forestall future clashes between herdsmen and farmers. It also mandated the committee to produce a report on ... Read More »

Delta Earmarks N6bn For BRT Project

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The sum of six billion naira has been set aside for the execution of the ongoing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane project in Warri, Delta State. The deputy governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, made this known on Friday when he visited the palace of the Olu of Warri, ... Read More »

Okah Brothers: We Didn’t Mastermind The Abduction Of Clark’s Son

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The Okah brothers have denied the allegation by Ijaw national leader,Chief Edwin Clark, that they were behind the recent abduction of his son, Ebikeme, in Delta State recently. While the elder Okah, Henry, is currently serving a jail term in South Africa for masterminding the October 1, 2010 bombings in ... Read More »

EFCC Secures 773 Convictions Since 2003 – Lamorde

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had secured more than 773 convictions and recovered billions of naira since its inception in 2003. Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, Chairman of the commission, disclosed this on Friday in Sokoto while inaugurating the Usman Danfodiyo University chapter of ‘Zero Tolerance ... Read More »

Abuja Court Rules ‘Online’ Terrorist Must Face Terrorism Charge

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A suspected ‘online’ terrorist, Muktar Ibrahim [aka Abu Sabaya], who sympathizes with activities of the Boko Haram sect, must answer charges of terrorism brought against him by the Federal Government, an Abuja Federal High Court has ruled. The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, while dismissing a no-case submission filed by ... Read More »

Police Confirm Two Killed In Renewed Attack On Benue Communities

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The Police in Benue have confirmed that two persons were killed in renewed attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen against Tiv farmers in three communities in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ezeala, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspects ... Read More »

AIG Meets Security Agencies, Political Party Leaders In Kano Ahead Of Jonathan’s Visit

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Ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Kano State next week Tuesday, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of Zone 1, Alhaji Tambari Yabo Mohammed, yesterday met with heads of security agencies and political parties’ chieftains in the state. The president is expected in Kano where he would ... Read More »

Female Kidnapper Set Ablaze By Mob In Ilorin

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An irate mob Friday lynched a middle-aged woman suspected to be a kidnapper in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, after she allegedly snatched a toddler from her mother. It was gathered that the woman, whose identity could not be ascertained, was stri*ped following accusations that she stole the toddler and was ... Read More »

Nigerian Arrested For Tweeting Pictures Of SSS Jail Break Attempt

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Amnesty International Friday urged the Nigerian security forces to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency. “Nigerian security forces should immediately disclose the whereabouts and legal status of Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi,” said the ... Read More »

Lagos Dep. Governor Urges Health Workers To Shelve Planned Strike

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has made a passionate plea to workers in the health sector of the state to shelve any plans to embark on an industrial strike, reminding them that the interest of their patients should be first on their minds. According to her, while asking for ... Read More »

6 Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Benue

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thursday evening invaded the home town of Governor Gabriel Suswam; Anyii, killing six persons. The Fulani militia numbering over 100 was said to have also attacked Chembe, Ifer and Tse Gundu, Anawah settlement at Ukemberaga/Tswarev ward of Logo local government area. One of the fleeing natives told ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 8 Teachers In Borno School

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8 teachers were Thursday killed in Dikwa town, Borno State by members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect. The sect on Thursday evening invaded three towns in Borno; Dikwa (in the central), Gwoza and Kalahgde (both in South), engaging soldiers freely across the towns. The fighting that started yesterday was ... Read More »

Cholera Kills 59 In Bauchi

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An outbreak of cholera in Bauchi State has reportedly killed over 59 persons, an official of the State told a press conference in Bauchi. According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sani Malami, who briefed journalists on the update of the disease yesterday, 54 persons died at their homes ... Read More »

FG, Borno To Partner On Renewable Energy

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The Minister of State for Power, Hon. Mohammed Wakil said the Federal Government would assist Borno Sate government in building a renewable energy plant. According to the Minister, the Maiduguri 330/132 kV sub station is at an advanced stage of completion, stressing that upon completion, power delivery will be tremendously ... Read More »

49-year-old Pastor Docked For Defiling 2 Under-aged Sisters

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A 49-year-old pastor, Friday Arthur, was on Friday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling two under-aged sisters (names withheld) aged 10 and 11. Arthur, a Beninoise, who resides at No. 856, Ikota Housing Estate, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement. The Prosecutor, Sgt. ... Read More »

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