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Boko Haram chief bomb maker killed

Boko Haram chief bomb maker killed

The Nigerian Army declared Monday that following the heat generated by the military’s air and land assault on Boko Haram hideouts and remaining camps inside Sambisa Forest, the Chief Bomb maker of the terrorists’ sect, was killed as he made attempt to escape from the forest. A statement from Army headquarters confirming the development, signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting ...

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EFCC obtains another warrant to detain Fani Kayode for 21 days

EFCC obtains another warrant to detain Fani Kayode for 21 days

Former Miniwter of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, was ordered on Monday to be remanded in Economy and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC custody by a Lagos State Magistrate Court for 21 days. Due to the application the EFCC brought before the court to enable it conduct further investigation into the alleged N1.5 billion fraud leveled against him. The presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs ...

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Man beheads child with kitchen knife

Taiwanese prosecutors indicted a man named Wang Ching-yu, 33-year old onMonday over the public decapitation of a 4-year old girl. The prosecutors said they will seek death penalty for the “etremely cold blooded” attack. There was indication that thethe man overpowered the mother of the girl near a metro station in central Taipie, and then beheaded the girl with a ...

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Breaking News: NLC suspends nationwide strike

Breaking News: NLC suspends nationwide strike

The Nigeria Labor Congress NLC, on Sunday suspended the nationwide strike which started on Monday, 16 of May 2016, to force the Federal Government to reverse the increament of the pump price of petrol. This came as Joe Ajaero led Faction, weekend assured that labor movement would engage the federal government to ensure there was a time frame for ending ...

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Buhari suspends official trip to Lagos over ear infection

Buhari suspends official trip to Lagos over ear infection

President Buhari has canceled  his supposed two daysoffical trip to Lagos State billed to start on Monday, was due to a claim of a disturbing “ear infection”. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will deputize on behalf of the President through the period of the events scheduled for the two-day visit.

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Herdsmen Invasion: Police begin aerial surveillance in Enugu

Herdsmen Invasion: Police begin aerial surveillance in Enugu

Enugu State Police has begun aerial surveillance of the entire state to boost the security in the state. The State Police spokesman as well as Superintendent of Police, Mr Ebere Amaraizu said that three helicopters were also used as aerial monitoring exercise of the three senatorial zones. “This exercise will give officers proper sight of all the nooks and crannies ...

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Release Nnamdi Kanu, dialogue with MASSOB, IPOB – Chekwas tells Buhari

Release Nnamdi Kanu, dialogue with MASSOB, IPOB - Chekwas tells Buhari

The founder of United Progressives Party UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has urged President Buhari to release detained Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu as a panacea to dialogue with the aggrieved members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and other affiliate groups demanding for Biafra secession. Chief ...

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MEND disowns Niger Delta Avengers

MEND disowns Niger Delta Avengers

The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, on Sunday distance itself from the Niger Delta Avengers NDA. The militant group that took responsibility for the blowing up of the key oil installations in Delta State and some other parts of the region. MEND spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo said “for the release of detained Henry Okah and Charles Okah which ...

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Kogi monarch kidnapped by gunmen

Kogi monarch kidnapped by gunmen

The traditional ruler of Elete town in Kogi, Chief Aminu Aku was kidnapped by a gang of five masked gunmen on Friday at about 8:30 pm in his town located on the Lokoja Ajaokuta highway. The incident occurred 24 hrs after two Chieftains of the Kwara chapter of the APC were kidnapped on the Lokoja Okene road. Aku was kidnapped ...

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President Buhari begins two days working visit to Lagos

President Buhari begins two days working visit to Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a two-day working visit to Lagos State, starting from Monday, May 23 2016. This will be the first official visit that President Buhari will make to the state since he assumed office about a year ago. State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, stated that this is the first time in about 15 ...

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Herdsmen invade Ekiti community, kill two injured several

Herdsmen invade Ekiti community, kill two injured several

Herdsmen invaded Oke Ako community in Ikole Local government area, Ekiti State on Friday, killed two and injured several people. It was noted that the incident occurred at about 8:00 pm. A woman named Mrs. Grace Olofin, said the killer herdsmen stormed the community in large numbers and caught the people unawares. They were armed with different weapons like automatic ...

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Lagos procures $14.6m rail coaches, to phase out danfos, others

Lagos procures $14.6m rail coaches, to phase out danfos, others

The Lagos State Government, Yesterday said that four single Electric Multiple Unit, EMU car train coaches has been procured and are expected to operation on the Lagos Urban Rail Network, LURN, especially on the blue and red lines which are under construction in the state. Also due to the rate of rickety buses plying the road of Lagos, Commissioner for ...

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Dont confront my administration, Buhari warns militants

Dont confront my administration, Buhari warns militants

Presudent Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday warns Niger Delta Militants to not confront his administration but rather work with the government to review the Amnesty Programme initiated by the late ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua administration. Am assuring all the oil company working in Niger Delta that the government will take necessary steps to protect strategic assets in the region from vandals and ...

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Buhari receives rescued Chibok girl in Abuja

Buhari receives rescued Chibok girl in Abuja

One of the Chibok girls who was rescued arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari met the girl, her baby, her mother, and her brother, whom were led to the villa by Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima at about 2:46 pm. Newsmen were shielded away from reach the girl, which she and her dressed in hijab ...

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Missing EgyptAir plane crashes off Greek Island

Missing EgyptAir plane crashes off Greek Island

EgyptAir flight with 69 people on board vanished from the radar, en route to Cairo from Paris. A search of rescue operations still searching for the missing plane. The announcement was made from the airline’s official twitter account, said “Flight MS804 left Paris at 11:09 pm local time (2109 GMT), heading to Cairo and disappeared from the radar.” We lost ...

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Nigeria is ready for nuclear energy – Fashola

Nigeria is ready for nuclear energy - Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), said Nigeria is ready for nuclear energy. He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. There are protocols and standards and the nuclear programme has started 17 years ago. We have gone through the training level in which we currently have 25 graduates of master’s level by the ...

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Vandals, cultists, political war affecting our operations – TOTAL

Vandals, cultists, political war affecting our operations - TOTAL

Deputy Managing Director of Total Oil Comapny, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Nicolas Brunet, said the state of insecurity espeailly around OML 58 in Rivers State has hindered us from operating. The main essence of the interactive session held at the company’s premises was to encourage the sharing of the information between the firm and the stakeholders. He said: “We have ...

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Breaking: EgyptAir flight disappears from radar

Breaking: EgyptAir flight disappears from radar

EgyptAir flight with 69 people on board vanished from the radar, en route to Cairo from Paris. A search of rescue operations still searching for the missing plane. The announcement was made from the airline’s official twitter account, said “Flight MS804 left Paris at 11:09 pm local time (2109 GMT), heading to Cairo and disappeared from the radar.” We lost ...

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Angry villagers destroy Okorocha’s varsity fence

Angry villagers destroy Okorocha's varsity fence

Some angry villagers said to be from Umuago, Urualla, Ideato North Local Council area of Imo state, attacked and destroyed some part of the proposed Imo European University, IEU. About 12-hectare piece of land was acquired and was original scheduled as the permanent site of Imo State University by Okorocha administration but was later changed to IEU before its current ...

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Gunmen in police uniforms kill ASP in Bayelsa, abduct 2 men in Rivers

Gunmen in police uniforms kill ASP in Bayelsa, abduct 2 men in Rivers

There was tension in Bayelsa State capital, Yenogoa yesterday, after some gunmen on police uniform murdered a senior police officer, named Mathew Akpos. Mathew Akpos, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP was murdered close to the OMPADEC school field in Amarata suburb of Yenogoa at about 5pm on Monday. Also similar situation occurred yesterday as unidentified gunmen invaded Rumukwachi community ...

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