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Boko Haram: 11 Women Delivered Of Babies At IDPs Camps


Eleven women have been delivered of babies at the two camps established by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for people displaced from Damboa, Borno State following the capture of the town last weekend by Boko Haram insurgents. NEMA revealed yesterday that it had registered about 10,000 internally displaced persons ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Oritsejafor Tasks Religious Leaders In The North On Ending Insurgency

Ayo Oritsejafor

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, has tasked religious leaders in the north on ending the Boko Haram insurgency. Orisejafor spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the graduation, send-forth and prize giving ceremonies held by Stephen International Centre. “With all sense of all responsibility, ... Read More »

Civil Servants Blast Okonjo-Iweala Over Alleged N1.8trn Salary Bill

Okonjo-Iweala speaking

Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has lambasted the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over recent claims that N1.8 trillion was being spent annually on wages in the public service, saying the Minister was economical with the truth. In a statement, yesterday ... Read More »

Attack On Buhari Could Have Triggered Violence – Expert


A security consultant, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has described Boko Haram’s attempt on the life of former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Kaduna as an attempt to plunge Nigeria into widespread political-ethno-religious violence. Reacting to the attacks, which left over 80 ... Read More »

Perpetrators Of Bomb Attacks Disregard the Only True God – Oritsejafor


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the twin explosions in Kaduna and Kano blast at the peak of Ramadan as a clear indication of disregard to the only true God by a sect that claimed to be fighting God’s course. President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Thursday, said ... Read More »

Palpable Fear Grips Lagosians As Liberian Shows Ebola-like Symptoms

Ebola virus

A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday. The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria’s mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering from severe vomiting ... Read More »

One Killed, 8 Injured In Kano Bomb Blast


A yet to be identified woman lost her life, while eight others were injured when a high calibre improvised explosive device concealed in a refrigerator went off at New Road motor park, Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis. The incident came just a day after a twin bomb attack killed ... Read More »

Rescue Chibok Girls Or Forget 2015 Elections, Activists Tell FG

goodluck jonathan-school girls

Civil rights activists, Nollywood actors, lawyers and lawmakers, yesterday, staged a protest in Lagos calling for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, failing which President Goodluck Jonathan should forget next year’s elections. At the protest were the President, Women Arise Initiative and Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr. Joe Okei ... Read More »

Russia To Reopen Nigeria Trade Mission

Vladimir Putin

The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Nikolay Udovincheko, says Russian Trade Mission to Nigeria will be reopened to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries. Udovincheko stated this during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ima Niboro, to the Russian Embassy ... Read More »

Attack On Buhari Aimed At Causing Riots In North So Military Can Take Over – Asari-Dokubo


Founder of the disbanded Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has reacted to Wednesday’s attack on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in Kaduna, saying it was a plot to push the military to take-over power. In a series of conspiracy tweets via his ... Read More »

Sambo in Mecca, Offers Prayers For Jonathan, Peace In Nigeria

Sambo, others praying

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo yesterday offered special prayers for Nigeria’s peace, progress and development while performing the lesser hajj (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This was contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Umar Sani. Sani quoted the ... Read More »

How Nigeria Can Gain The Upper Hand In The War Against Boko Haram Insurgency – Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha

The former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has stated that Nigeria can have the upper hand in the war against the Boko Haram insurgency if ongoing security operations are not frequently put out in the public domain as is currently ... Read More »

Kaduna Explosions: ACF Condemns Senseless, Inhuman Acts Of Terrorism


The apex northern organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has described the twin explosions in Kaduna State yesterday as a national calamity, disservice to humanity and a great shock to the nation “especially in the Holy month of Ramadan”. ACF spokesman, Mohammed Ibrahim, said in a statement last night that the ... Read More »


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New FRSC Boss Resumes Duty, Promises Tougher Sanctions For Reckless Drivers


PRESS RELEASE The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has read the riot act on reckless driving, as tougher sanctions await reckless motorists across the country. Oyeyemi gave this indication in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him to ... Read More »

Rivers CP Restates Ban On Political Rallies


The Police Command in Rivers on Wednesday warned that it would deal decisively with politicians and youths who embarked on political rallies and campaigns in the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Tunde Ogunsakin, in Port Harcourt. There is a ... Read More »

Emir Of Kano Visits Jonathan


The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, yesterday visited President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time, since he ascended the throne. The former Central Bank Governor, who was at the Presidential Villa with other northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III for the breaking of Ramadan ... Read More »

Kaduna Explosions: Yero Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

Ramalan Yero

Following the deadly twin explosions that targeted a prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi and frontline opposition figure, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) on Wednesday, killing dozens, the Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna metropolis. The governor condemned the explosions, describing the acts as the ... Read More »

Chidoka Meets Aviation Ministry Workers, Calls For Quality Service Delivery To Nigerians


Few hours after his swearing in as Minister of Aviation by President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Osita Chidoka met with workers of the ministry and urged them to deliver quality service to Nigerians. Chidoka, who spoke at the SGF Conference Hall in Abuja, also lauded the achievements of his predecessor, Ms ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays


The Federal Government has declared Monday, 28 and Tuesday 29 public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-fitri Salah celebration. The FG in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja through the Ministry of Interior, said the minister, Abba Moro, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual ... Read More »

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