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Enugu mosque fire : Ohanaeze visits Muslim Community, appeals for calm

Muslim Community, appeals for calm

The apex Igbo – socio cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday visited the Muslim Community in Igbo – Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State . The visit led by the President of Ohanaeze in Enugu State , Chief Alex Ogbonna, was to commiserate with them over the fire incident which engulfed a mosque in the area . A mosque ...

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Terrorism: Buhari lauds Jordan for military hardware donation

BREAKING: Buhari returns after 103 days in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York lauded the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the donation of hardware in support of Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that Buhari made the commendation at a ...

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Breaking: ULC suspends strike

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The leadership of the United Labour Congress, ULC Wednesday called off the strike affiliate unions registered under the labour centre embarked on. The President of ULC Comrade Joe Ajaero announced the suspension of strike after meeting with the Federal Government Negotiation Team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment. Senator Chris Ngige. Part of the agreement at the meeting ...

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7 Reasons why ‘IPOB is a terrorist group’ – Army

7 Reasons why 'IPOB is a terrorist group' - Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday, September 15, 2017, declared the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group. Led by Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB have been seeking secessions from Nigeria. Kanu who was released on strict bail conditions have since flouted the terms for his release. Inciting comments against President Muhammadu Buhari and its security apparatus are high points of ...

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EFCC arrests eight men for Internet Fraud

EFCC arrests eight men for Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters. The suspects are Samson Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25; Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. J. Cabtree) 23; Dafe Onosigho (a.k.a. Johna ...

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Tension forces Governor Lalong of Plateau State to declare indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos

Tension forces Governor Lalong of Plateau State to declare indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos over reported clash in the state’s capital. Emmanuel Nanle Samuel, the director of press and public affairs to the Governor who gave the statement also said that the governor was surprised at the tension that was building up in the state. According to the statement, ‘the governor ...

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If you didn’t like my new book, read the one I wrote for kids – Hillary Clinton replies Donald Trump

If you didn't like my new book, read the one I wrote for kids - Hillary Clinton replies Donald Trump

Yesterday, President Trump reacted to Hillary Clinton’s newly published book ‘What happened’ Where she explained why she lost the 2016 elections. In the book, Clinton blamed the Electoral college, former FBI director, James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin and eventually took responsibility for the loss. In his reaction, President Trump who won the election tweeted, ‘Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody ...

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Lagos police arrest 6 in connection with the killing of Guilder Ultimate search winner, Hector Jobarteh

Lagos police arrest 6 in connection with the killing of Guilder Ultimate search winner, Hector Jobarteh

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, has announced the arrest of six persons in connection with the murder of Hector Jobarteh, the winner of the third edition, Guilder Ultimate Search, GUS. The 38-year-old reality TV star was shot dead at his home in Oko-Oba on September 4th minutes after returning from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja ...

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Two soldiers allegedly involved in the attack on NUJ Secretariat in Abia State have been arrested and facing trial – Army spokesperson, Sani Usman

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The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, says two soldiers allegedly involved in the attack on Nigerian Union of Journalists secretariat in Abia state have been arrested and are facing trial. It could be recall that about 20 Soldiers in number on the 12th, September 2017, forced their way into the secretariat smashing phones, upturning chairs and ...

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Army commences full scale operation ‘python dance II’, accuses politicians of incitement

Army commences full scale operation ‘python dance II', accuses politicians of incitement

The Nigerian Army has accused some politicians of attempting to cause crisis between its personnel and people in the South East zone for their selfish interest as it launches exercise “Python Dance II’’. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, made the accusation in an interview with newsmen on Friday. “It is so sad and unfortunate that a particular ...

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Soldiers will be withdrawn from Aba, Umuahia by Friday — Ikpeazu

Breaking: Gov. Ikpeazu declares curfew in Aba as soldiers invade city

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Thursday that soldiers would be withdrawn from from the streets of Umuahia, the state capital, and Aba, its commercial nerve centre, by Friday. Ikpeazu made this known at Government House, Umuahia, while reacting to the security situation in the state. He said that the situation in the past few days, which led to ...

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Operation Python Dance: Don’t panic, Ekweremadu urges Ndigbo

Operation Python Dance: Don’t panic, Ekweremadu urges Ndigbo

Chief Whip of Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Matthias Ekweremadu, has urged the Igbo people not to panic over the recent military activities in their territory but to go about their normal business. Ekweremadu, who made the call on the floor of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Tuesday, while supporting the motion for adjournment, said that it was ...

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Invasion of Kanu’s home, threat to national unity–S-East/S-South Network

Invasion of Kanu’s home, threat to national unity–S-East/S-South Network

A statement by the group cautioned the Nigerian Army against repeating such, to avoid a repeat of what happened in Zaria, Kaduna State. The statement reads: “The South East-South South Network vehemently condemns the military invasion of NnamdiKanu’s home. “The development is a threat to peaceful co-existence of this nation and it is quite unfortunate that security operatives will descend ...

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Breaking: Gov. Ikpeazu declares curfew in Aba as soldiers invade city

Breaking: Gov. Ikpeazu declares curfew in Aba as soldiers invade city

The Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a three-day curfew in Aba, a commercial city in the state following the Nigerian army’s inversion of the state. A statement issued on Tuesday by the state government, Governor Ikpeazu expressed concerns over the launch of a military exercise tagged, Operation Python Dance II in the state and other south-eastern states ...

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FG asked to ban use of generating sets by MDAs

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has advised the Federal Government to ban the use of power generating sets in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, across the country. The Executive Director, ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, who gave this advice in Abuja while commenting on the need for the National Renewable Energy Policy and Legal Framework for ...

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AFTERMATH OF YORUBA SUMMIT: Resistance to restructuring fuels separatist s’ claims — Odumakin

AFTERMATH OF YORUBA SUMMIT: Resistance to restructuring fuels separatist s’ claims — Odumakin

Secretary of the Planning Committee of the Yoruba Summit, held in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital, last Thursday, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in this interview, speaks to the issue of restructuring and why it offers Nigeria the best opportunity to remain united and prosperous. He also takes on antagonists, saying their opposition to restructuring only serves to fuel the desire of separatists. ...

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SSANU, NASU, NAAT declare total, indefinite strike

SSANU, NASU, NAAT declare total, indefinite strike

The three non-academic staff unions in public universities namely the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU; and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, have declared an indefinite strike starting on Monday, September 11th. This development comes two weeks after ASUU declared its indefinite strike. Chairman of Joint Action Committee of the associations ...

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EFCC denies investigating the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

EFCC denies investigating the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Read the press statement from EFCC below… The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a story entitled, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose, Others Under Probe- EFCC, which appeared in The Punch Newspaper of today Wednesday September 6, 2017 regarding a list of high profile persons, including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, former ...

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VP Yemi Osinbajo arrives Benue state, to visit flood victims

VP Yemi Osinbajo arrives Benue state, to visit flood victims

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived Benue state this afternoon to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the recent flood mishap that has left over 100, 000 families homeless in Makurdi, the state capital. There have been calls by Nigerians for President Buhari or Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to visit the flood victims. Osinbajo is expected to ...

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Four bank officials arrested after armed robbers waylaid bullion van along Asaba-Benin Expressway and cart away with N25m

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Four officials of an Asaba branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) have been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery attack on a bullion van stocked with N25 million. The van was conveying the N25 million from a branch of the bank in Agbor to Asaba, Delta State when a gang of robbers waylaid it around Otulu/Ubulu-Okiti ...

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