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Nurses and Midwives of LUTH go on indefinite strike

Nurses and Midwives of LUTH go on indefinite strike

The nurses and midwives of LUTH, The Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi-Araba, on Friday began an indefinite strike protesting against non-payment of salaries, inadequate facilities and stagnation of workers. Mr Olurotimi Awojide, the State Chairman of NANNM, told newsmen that the association  gave the management a 7-day ultimatum which expired June 9, and after the neglect shown they commenced indefinite ...

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DSS arrests (IS) Islamic State suspects in Kano uncover IS training cells

DSS arrests (IS) Islamic State suspects in Kano, uncover IS training cells

The Kano State director of DSS Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Charanchi yesterday announced the arrest of suspects involved in the creation of Islamic state training cells. He stated that the suspects were arrested on their way to some African countries including Libya and also said that those arrested were from Kogi state. Involved in the parade were also five suspects involved ...

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Religious tension in Osun, CAN orders Christian students to attend classes in church robes over Hijab controversy

Religious tension in Osun, CAN orders Christian students to attend classes in church robes over Hijab controversy

There is currently religious tension in Osun state as OSCAN, the Osun State Christian Religious Association of Nigeria has given a directive that all female students should attend classes in their church garments in their different schools beginning from Monday. This directive was issued after the realization that Muslims students now attend classes in their Hijab after the judgement passed ...

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Niger Delta Militants snobs FG talks, blow up Chevron oil well

Niger Delta Militants snobs FG talks, blow up Chevron oil well

The Niger Delta militants yesterday blew up Chevron-operated RMP 20 Well at Didi community in Egbema, Warri North Local Government area of Delta State. The blast has been said to futher disrupt the productio of oil in the country which has reduced from 2.2m bpd to 1.6m bpd in the last few weeks.The attack was said to have occurred about 1:00am on ...

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EFCC questions Chime over $115 million campaign fund, denies disbursement of funds

EFCC questions Chime over $115 million campaign fund, denies disbursement of funds

Former governor of Enugu state Sullivian Chime has been questioned by the EFCC, Economic Financial Crimes Commission, in connection to the $115 million disbursed during the re-election campaign of former president Goodluck Jonathan. The funds were allegedly disbursed by Fidelity bank on the instruction of former Minister of Petroleum Dieziani Allison Madueke. The former Governor responded to the invitation of ...

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2000 Chad troops go after Boko Haram in Niger

2000 Chad troops go after Boko Haram in Niger

Following the recent attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in Niger last week, 2,000 troops from regional Military powerhouse Chad headed to neighbouring Niger on Wednesday.  The attacks began on Friday claiming the lives of 26 soldiers two of which are Nigerian soldiers. It was stated by a military source that the Boko Haram gunmen stayed in Bosso from 6:30 pm ...

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West African court fines Nigeria $3.25 million in extrajudicial killings

West African court fines Nigeria $3.25 million in extrajudicial killings

The West African court has ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay $3.25 million as compensation to the families and victims of the eight killed and 11 wounded by soldiers and secret service agents in the State capital, Abuja. The court of the Economic Community of West African States said there is no evidence to back the stance of ...

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2 sons of policemen among 8 others killed in police raid

2 sons of policemen among 8 others killed in police raid

The Enugu State by the Police Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS at Nsukka has reported the killing of Eight armed robbery suspects which were killed at separate operations in the university town in Enugu State on Good Friday. Two of the suspects that were killed have been confirmed to be sons of policemen. One was said to be the son of a retired Assistant ...

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Kidnap Update: Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead two days after abduction

Kidnap Update: Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead two days after abduction

Col. Smaila Inusa a senior serving officer in the Nigerian Army who was kidnapped on Saturday the 27th of March was found dead yesterday, Tuesday the 29th of march two days after his abduction. The late colonel was serving with the Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State at the time of his abduction. A statement by the Acting Director, ...

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Inter-communal clash claims 5 lives in Imo state

Angry youths

An inter-communal clash between the Mgbolo Okuku and Obogwu communities in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State has resulted in the loss of 5 lives. Apart from the loss of lives, properties have either been destroyed, burnt, looted or vandalised. The cause of the fight was said to have started when a youth of Obogwu community was killed by ...

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Brussels Airport set to reopen

Brussels Airport

After the tragic attack on the Airport last week Tuesday where two bombs were placed in the departure area claiming 35 lives, the airport is set to reopen by allowing a limited restart of passenger flights in the coming days. The departure region which was heavily damaged has been replaced by a temporary structure to allow the restart of flights. The ...

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Kachikwu apologises to Nigerians says fuel crisis to be over April

Ibe-Kachikwu

The minister of state and petroleum resource, Mr Ibe Kachikwu has apologised to Nigerians over the remarks he made last week Wednesday saying that he was not a magician and he did not have a magic wand to eliminate the fuel queues. The statement as many know did not sit well with many Nigerians and even got a response from the ...

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School proprietor in Ondo jailed 10 years for raping student

Babatunde Ibitoye, proprietor and owner of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School located at  Fayemi Market, Agric Olope Area, Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti, capital city has been presided jail term of 10 years for raping a 10 year old girl who was his pupil at the time the offence was committed. The offence was said to have been committed on the 10th ...

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Hijacked Egypt-air plane lands in Cyprus, Plane crew, four foreigners held hostage

Egypt-air plane

An Egypt-air plane which was bound for Cairo, Egypt’s capital, was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Larnaca Airport in Cyprus an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey. The plane which took off in Alexandria, a city in the  North central part of the Country, had about 81 passengers on board. The ...

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Pipeline explosion kills 3 persons in Bayelsa

petroleum pipeline explo

A pipeline owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil company exploded on Sunday claiming the lives of 3 persons who were supposed workers in an oil servicing firm. The victims at the time of the explosion were said to have replacing a leaking pipeline. The pipeline explosion occurred in Olugboboro environment in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.  

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Army colonel Kidnapped in Kaduna

Kidnap Update: Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead two days after abduction

A Senior Nigerian Army officer, Col. Smaila Inusa serving with Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State on Saturday night at about 7:30 pm. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Usman Abdul, who had confirmed the development in a statement said that the incident happened around Kamazo area, near refinery ...

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Tinubu blasts Kachikwu says good performance will do what magic cannot

Nigerians paying for sins of PDP - Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday lashed out at the minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe kachikwu on a statement he made to the Senate House correspondents on Wednesday  stating that despite the government efforts the fuel scarcity might not improve till the next two months. He stated that he was not a ...

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Those without BVN won’t get salaries-Kwara state Governor

Abdulfattah-Ahmed

The Governor of Kwara state Abdulfatah Ahmed, has stated that the Civil servants of Kwara state without the Bank Verification Number BVN, would not get their salaries. He said that the on-going BVN process for civil servants in the state will enable the Government to fish out “GHOST WORKERS” and punish those involved in shady deals. The first stage of ...

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4000 shops razed by fire in Sabon Gari market Kano state

4000 shops razed by fire in Sabon Gari market Kano state

Its only been less than 3 months since fire gutted the popular singer food market in Kano, and now another popular and large market, the Sabon Gari market, in the same city has gone up in flames. The cause of the fire was suspected to be from an electrical fault. The fire was said to have been started  between 12:00am ...

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Chibok girl apprehended in Cameroon after failed suicide bombing

The Abducted Chibok girls.

On the 14th-15th of April 2014, a group of suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the government high school, in Chibok Borno State Nigeria, where they abducted 219 school girls. The current state of these Chibok girls are unknown as the government after several failed negotiations has seemed to have lost hope in the matter. However it has been made known ...

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