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Photos: Many feared dead, scores injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

Many feared dead, scores injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

Persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing several and injuring many including children. According to activist, Ukan Kurugh, Nongov Saghev village at Tomotar mbashiov came under attack in the early hours of today. “The whole community is being run down as they are burning down houses” he wrote. The ...

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Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty on the suspected gunmen that killed over 20 persons returning from the Cross Over Service in Ogba, Egbema, Ndoni Local Government Area of the state yesterday January 1st. The gunmen, armed with sophisticated weapons, went from house-to-house, shooting people in the area. Most of those killed had just returned ...

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Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Today, the Lagos State Police Command made a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese . Adebayo, 34, who specializes in administering oath on members of the group before they launch any attack, was arrested at his shrine located in Imosan Village, a suburb of ...

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Photos: President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

President Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

Today, Femi Adesina the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity bagged a chieftaincy title in Enugu State. He was honoured with the `NWANNE DI NA MBA’’ title of Nmaku Kingdom, Enugu State. The title was presented to him by HRH Igwe Cyprain Nevobasi and Igwe Omelueyi 1 of Agunnese, Ezeani 111 of Nmaku Kingdom.

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President Buhari condemns New Year killings in Rivers and Kaduna states

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President Buhari has expressed shock and outrage at reports of killings of innocent persons in Omoku, Rivers State and the traditional ruler, the Etum Numana, Dr Gambo Makama, and his wife in Sango Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the New Year. The President, who described the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable,” directed law enforcement agencies in both states ...

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Buhari commended on modular refineries, board appointment

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for enabling the near take-off of the 10 modular refineries to be located in five of the nine states of the Niger Delta. In a new year thank you message to the President, Ekere said it was historic that privately owned refineries were ...

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Buhari asks security operatives to fish out killers of monarch, wife, others

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President Buhari expressed shock and outrage at reports of the dastardly act, describing the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable.” In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari directed law enforcement agencies in both states to intensify their current efforts in order to speedily bring the perpetrators to face the ...

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Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has filed a N200 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before an Enugu State High Court, sitting in Enugu, for malicious falsehood, defamation and unlawful imprisonment. The suit by Prof Joseph Mbadugha of McCarthy Mbadugha& Co, counsel to Innocent Chukwuma is coming against the backdrop of his recent unlawful arrest and subsequent release ...

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Photo: Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

One Olugbenga Jeremiah Oduwole who claims to be a Yoruba traditional ruler with the title of Oriade Of Iranmiyi Kingdom, Adeyenmi II, with his purported palace situated at No 1, Palace Way, Iranmiyi Kingdom, Ogun State, has been arrested in Lagos. According to reports, his arrest came after the Oba of Kweme Kingdom in Badagry, Aholu Olalekan Sejiro James, got ...

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Full Speech: President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gave his 2018 New Year’s National broadcast this morning. In the speech, the President had very strong words for those who may have been behind the recent fuel scarcity that the nation experienced saying, ‘I am determined to get to the root of this collective blackmail of all Nigerians and ensure that whichever groups are behind ...

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Photos: Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

A 300 Level Political Science student of Sokoto State University, Surayya Aliyu Kyari died in a car accident on Saturday, December 30th. According to her brother Abdul, Surayya died alongside their baby sister Iman, while travelling to Kebbi State. Late Surayya updated her Instagram account with new photos shortly before embarking on the ill-fated journey. Commenting on her Instagram page, ...

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New Year Eve Tragedy: 5 People die along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

New Year Eve Tragedy: 5 People die along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that five persons died and 13 others were injured in an accident that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday in a New Year eve tragedy. Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at Wazobia, at ...

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SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “withdraw without further delay the list of appointments to the boards of agencies and parastatals in order to remove a clear and recognizable danger to the integrity of these bodies, and allow the civil service systems to carry out the appointments, in strict conformity with established rules and ...

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Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far. The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Sydney, said police in New South Wales state. Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman told reporters the single-engine aircraft ...

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President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

Nigerians aren’t finding it funny that President Buhari is appointing dead people. In his largest set of appointments since assuming office President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members. Among the list of 209 Chairmen was Senator Francis Okpozo who according to the list, will be the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. We already know ...

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2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

A GUO 18-seater bus was thrown into a river along the Agbor-Benin expressway on Friday. Two passengers were rescued by locals while the remaining 16 are feared dead. According to witness reports, the bus was hit from behind in Abudu and thrown into the river by a trailer. One source says he is neighbours with one of the female victims ...

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7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but your body quickly replaces them. You can even lose large chunks of vital organs and live. For example, people can live relatively normal lives with just half a brain . Other organs can be removed in their entirety ...

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Regular washing of face will prevent blindness – Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Ogbe James, an Ophthalmologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, on Friday, said that constant washing of the face can prevent blindness. James said this at an annual healthy talk programme organised by the Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Gwagwalada, Abuja. According to him, the common disease condition that leads to blindness ...

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FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru yesterday said that the landing cost of petroleum products that should be sold in the pump without under-recovery should be N171.40, but that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the corporation should maintain all the parameters to ensure that it is sold at N145 per liter. Dr ...

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Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

As the year 2017 remains two days to go, the federal government on Friday listed its achievements called ’17 Highlights from 2017’ newsmen report. Among the achievements include, Nigeria exists from worst recession, naira stabilising against dollar, bumper harvest especially in rice, payment of pension among others. However, the report was made known to newsmen through Femi Adesina, Special Adviser ...

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