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Taraba Government Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

Lassa Fever

The Taraba State Government says it is trying to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, said one person has been confirmed dead, while two others are being observed. He added that their blood samples have been taken to the Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation. The Information Commissioner has ...

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17 Injured and 7 Lives Lost In Ogun Accident

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An accident occur at the Sagamu/Iperu-Remo junction in Ogun State and has claimed seven lives and left 17 others critically injured on monday. A Toyota bus with registration number ‘Lagos BDG 789 XJ’ reportedly crashed into another Mazda passenger bus marked ‘ONDO REE 248 XA’ near the Sagamu Police Area Commander’s Office at around 2:50PM. It was gathered that the ...

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Reverend Tells Nigerians To Restore Value And Integrity In 2016

Reverend Nicholas Okoh

The Anglican Primate, Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has called on Nigerians to embrace integrity, restore values and shun corruption in the New Year. According to him, a nation that seeks God’s blessings cannot continue to dwell in corruption and other vices and expect to receive the blessings. At a New Year service in Abuja on Friday, The primate urged citizens to ...

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Suspected Kidnappers Arrested In Delta By Police

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the Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Mr. Lucky Nwadi of Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha Local North Council of the state. The Command’s Spokesperson, Celestina Kalu, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday, said that on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, operatives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Asaba while acting on a tip-off arrested the suspect at Otulu in ...

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Nigerian president to negotiate Boko Haram over Chibok girls

Chibok girls

Nigeria’s president has said he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 chibok girls. Muhammadu Buhari said that if a credible Boko Haram leadership could be identified then he was prepared to talk with them without preconditions. But he said he had no intelligence on the girls’ whereabouts or their health. Boko ...

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Fire breaks out in burj khalifa Dubai

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BREAKING NEWS: A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. Burning debris fell from the 300m-tall (1,000-feet) building as fire-fighters arrived at the scene. The cause of the blaze is unclear. It erupted ahead of a major New Year’s Eve fireworks display, to be held at ...

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1m jobs to be created in 2016 – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

One million direct jobs to be created by the Federal Government in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity. The statement, released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said that the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section ...

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King of Mandela’s Clan Jailed for 12 Years in S.Africa

Mandela’s Clan

A South African traditional king from Nelson Mandela’s Thembu ethnic group began a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for arson, kidnap and assault of his subjects, after a long battle to stay out of jail. King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo reported to the Mthatha Correctional Centre in Eastern Cape province overnight after failing in an 11th-hour bid to evade incarceration by seeking a retrial ...

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Dangote Assures Ibeju Lekki Communities of Improved Welfare

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THE Group Head, Health, Safety, Environment and Community Affairs – Dangote Group, Alhaji Abdulraman Zubairu, has told the tribunal inquiring into the October 12 civil disturbances in the Lekki Free Trade Zone that the affected communities would get an improved welfare after his partners were able to assess their need by January 11, 2016. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had ...

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US renews collaboration with Nigeria and neighbouring countries against Boko Haram

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The United States, US, government has restated its commitment to help Nigeria and its neighbours to counter terrorism acts of Boko Haram. A statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, yesterday, however, said that much still needed to be done to ensure that the people of Nigeria and its neighbours lived in peace. “The United States remains committed to ...

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Kanu never apologised to President Buhari —Father, IPOB

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His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu father of detained Biafran activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB has denied reports that his detained son has apologised to President Mohammadu Buhari for allegedly referring to him as a terrorist. Similarly,  Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described it as completely false, the calculated and ...

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tomorrow is public holiday – FG Declares

Nigeria public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 1, 2016 as public holiday to mark the New Year celebration. The declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd). He called on Nigerians, irrespective of their religious inclinations, to inculcate the spirit of the season as exemplified by love, joy and peaceful ...

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transport infrastructure to be revamp-Govt pledges

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THE Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp transport infrastructure, as part of measures to diversify the nation’s economy and  improve non-oil sector. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, the Minister said an improved transport master plan was underway. According to Amaechi, the proposed master plan would reduce unemployment ...

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Imo State 2016 Budget Presentation

Imo State 2016 budget

Okorocha Presents Imo State 2016 Budget To House Of Assembly The presentation was made on Tuesday at the hallow chamber in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.Governor Okorocha explained that the budget, which was tagged ‘Budget of Consolidation and Continuity’, showed that 43.1 per cent of the total budget was proposed for capital expenditure while 56.9 per ...

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Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI

Buhari media chat

Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI It is the first Media Chat that the Nigeria President – Muhammadu Buhari is having since he took over office on May 29, 2015, will hold on wednesday, Deccember  30 The live broadcast will be aired on network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. In the ...

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Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested

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Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested Some of the rubbers arrested which arms and ammunitions are supplied to were those robbers who raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun State, where they carted away large sums of money, recently. A Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army was among eight persons arrested by the Inspector General ...

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WHO has decleared Guinea Ebola free after over 2, 500 deaths

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Guinea Ebola free Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the Republic of Guinea Ebola Free,” the UN agency said in a statement. the west African country where the worst ever Ebola outbreak began, is free of the disease, World Health Organization says.

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Ketu Hotel Killing

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The mother of the deceased twin brothers, who were shot to death alongside their friend in front of Paulson Hotel in Ketu area of Lagos at the weekend,  by a drunken policeman, has refused to eat since then. Sleep has also eluded the 75 year-old woman, who only stares at sympathisers, who throng her relative’s  home  on Ojefemi Street to ...

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Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya 'Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab'

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’. Kenya’s police chief, Joseph Boinnet, has said al-Shabab militants behind this week’s thwarted bus attack were linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. Mr Boinnet said al-Shabab, the Somalia-based Islamist group, had split in two – one faction remaining loyal to al-Qaeda and the other to IS. On Monday, Muslims ...

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Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike

Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike

Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike. The commander of one of the most effective rebel forces battling Syria’s government has been killed in an air strike, his group announced Friday Zahran Alloush, commander of Jaysh al-Islam, was killed in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, the rebels said. The group made Abu Homam Essam al-Boudani the new commander, Jaysh ...

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