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Shootout in Niger Delta as troops kill militants

Shootout in Niger Delta as troops kill militants

THE standoff between the military and the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, degenerated, early yesterday, as soldiers of  343 Artillery Regiment of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, engaged the militants in a fierce gun duel at Gulobokri and Eweleso communities, around Brass area of Bayelsa State. This led to the killing of some of the militants, which averted their ...

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Sen Stella Oduah elected president of ECOWAS female parliamentarians

Sen Stella Oduah elected president of ECOWAS female parliamentarians

Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial District as well as former Minister of Aviation, was elected as the President of ECOWAS female parliamentarians. This was confirmed when she wrote on her twitter handle @StellaOduah “I was ensure we advocate for laws that will empower women, especially those in rural areas also increase participation in politics.” “Delighted to announce that ...

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Nigeria to sign visa-free pact with 8 countries

Nigeria to sign visa-free pact with 8 countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said that Nigeria have concluded plans to sign visa-free pacts with eight African countries. This will promote economic partnership on the continent. Onyeama did not disclose the names of the countries making up the bloc, but said the trading among African Countries had been very low of recent. He disclosed this at ...

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You can’t travel abroad for medical treatment, Courts tells Metuh

You can't travel abroad for medical treatment, Courts tells Metuh

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected  an application submitted  by Oliseh Metuh, former spokesman of the People Democratic Party PDP, for him to travel abroad for medical treatment. The Justice said the court lack the jurisdiction to approve Metuh’s application because there was a subsisting order directing Metuh to deposit his international passport with ...

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How ex-NNPC boss bought £890,000 house in UK

How ex-NNPC boss bought £890,000 house in UK

The former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Abubakar Lawal Yar’Adua, bought a house worth £890,000 in London, while using a secret offshore company he registered in the British Virgin Island. From the documents retrieved through Mossack Fonseca and exclusively obtained by German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) ...

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Pipeline bombing: Nigeria’s oil export dips further by 21,000 bpd

Pipeline bombing: Nigeria's oil export dips further by 21,000 bpd

The occasional pipelines bombing in Niger Delta has made the country’s crude oil export dipped further by 21,000 barrels per day. This was even at Eni’s equity stake, Yesterday declared force majuere on the Brass River crude oil stream after the bombing of the pipelines used in the transport of the crude oil grade. About 21,000 barrels per day of ...

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Lagos begins land administration, automation system

Lagos begins land administration, automation system

Lagos State to commence automation of its entire land administration process to create a system whereby land titles would be guaranteed. The permanent Secretary of Lands Bureau. Mr. Bode Agoro, said this at a ministerial briefing to render the account of stewardship of the state lands bureau as part of one year anniversary celebration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration in ...

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Bus drivers block road over alleged killing by policewomen because of N2000

Bus drivers block road over alleged killing by policewomen because of N2000

Commercial bus drivers, yesterday stormed the Isheri/Liasu road in Lagos State, over the killing of their own by policewomen because of N2000. The deceased named Muyiwa Ijaduola, the identification card found with him showed that he was a staff of Joseph Ayo Babalola University, was employed in 2007 and was attached to the department of Works and Service of the ...

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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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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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