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Govt To Prosecute Owners Of Stray Animals In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government said it would start prosecuting owners of stray animals within the metropolis. According to a statement by the state Ministry of Agriculture, the government would no longer fold its arms and allow the menace to continue. “In spite of government’s concern and awareness campaign on the ... Read More »

Saraki Appoints Members Of 7th House of Representatives As Special Adviser


Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed Hon. Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as his Special Adviser (SA) on Legal Matters. He also approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Isah as Special Assistant on Public Affairs. El-Sudi comes to the job with a great wealth of experience having started his career ... Read More »

Tambuwal Promises To Help Army


Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has pledged that his administration will provide critical infrastructure for the Nigerian Army and assist its officers to enable them carry out their mandate. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Tambuwal, Imam Imam, in Sokoto ... Read More »

JTF Destroys 31 Illegal Refineries, Arrests 18 In N/Delta

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The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, “Operation Pulo Shield”, says it arrested 18 suspected oil thieves and destroyed 31 illegal oil refineries in multiple raids in July. This is contained in a statement issued by the Media Coordinator of the JTF in Yenagoa, Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, on Sunday. ... Read More »

Katsina Governor Reportedly Flown To India For Medical Treatment

Aminu Masari

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has reportedly been flown overseas for treatment of a kidney related ailment.   Masari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been having a running battle with the immediate past governor of the state, Barrister Ibrahim Shema over alleged mismanagement of state fund under his tenure. ... Read More »

Metuh Says He’s Ready For DSS Probe

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National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh yesterday said that he was ready to make himself available to the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and other security agencies for probe, following allegations raised against him by aggrieved workers of the party. According to Metuh, ... Read More »

Police Arrest Baby Factory Operator, 8 Pregnant Girls In Delta


Police detectives, weekend, swooped on a suspected baby factory in Asaba, Delta State, arresting the operator and eight pregnant girls. “On 30/7/2015 at about 20:38 hrs, Police detectives from GRA Division Asaba, while acting on a tip off raided a suspected baby factory at opposite Federal Radio Corporation, Asaba and ... Read More »

Boko Haram Converted College Chemistry Lab In Dikwa To Bomb Factory – Army


The Nigerian Army on Saturday said Boko Haram terrorists converted an abandoned chemistry laboratory at Dikwa College of Education in Borno State, to a bomb-making factory, before the town was retaken by government troops last week. The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said troops from the 7 ... Read More »

Don’t Betray Buhari’s Confidence – Kinsmen Tell New Amnesty Programme Boss, Boroh

Paul Boroh

Kinsmen of the newly appointed Coordinator for the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.) have urged him not to betray the confidence reposed in him by President Muhammadu Buhari. The PAP coordinator hails from Trofani in Sagbama, the Local Government Area of the incumbent Governor of Bayelsa State, ... Read More »

Lalong Constitutes Investigative Panel On Chlorine Gas Disaster


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has constituted an administrative panel to look in to the circumstances that led to the Chlorine Gas leakage that exploded on the 25 July, 2015 in Jos, the state capital. The Chlorine Gas explosion at the state owned Water Treatment Plant on Saturday 25 ... Read More »

DSS Nabs 28 Kidnap Suspects Across The Country In Six Days


The Department of State Services says it has arrested 28 suspected kidnappers nationwide within six days. According to the security agency, the suspects were apprehended across various states in the South-South, South-West and the North-West regions between July 20 and 26, 2015. A statement by one Tony Opuiyo on behalf ... Read More »

Buhari Celebrates “Renowned Promoter Of Commerce”, Adelusi-Adeluyi On 75th Birthday


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Secretary of Health and Social Services, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, on the occasion of his 75th birthday on Sunday. The president’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. ... Read More »

Fayose Disown Thugs Attacking Ekiti Residents In His Name


Following the return of political violence to Ekiti State wherein innocent persons were allegedly attacked at various locations in the state, Governor Ayodele Fayose has disowned those he referred to as “unscrupulous people” who carry out the attacks in his name. In a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on ... Read More »

Buratai Dissolves Military Courts Martial


There are strong feelers that the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai has commenced the process of reviewing cases of soldiers dismissed from service as a result of alleged acts of cowardice, insubordination, mutiny and related allegations. It was learnt that the new Army leadership was ... Read More »

Osinbajo Visits Children Displaced By Boko Haram In Kano, Assures Of Govt Support

Yemi Osibanjo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Kano, told children displaced by insurgency not to lose hope as the Federal Government was committed to providing for their future. Mr. Osinbajo gave the assurance at the Internally Displaced Persons’ School in Mariri, Kano, where some 100 children from Borno were receiving ... Read More »

Ooni’s Son Weds Today Amid Uncertainty Over Father’s Life


The families of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, and the former National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) boss, Mrs Remi Olowu, will, today, join their son and daughter in holy matrimony in Lagos despite the rumoured death of the paramount ruler. Vanguard reports that the two families resolved to ... Read More »

We Will End Boko Haram Insurgency By The End Of This Year – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he is hopeful that Boko Haram will be defeated by end of this year. Speaking in Cotonou on Saturday during a gala lunch held in his honour by the President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, the president expressed optimism that the Multi-national Joint Task Force (MNJTF) ... Read More »

Nigerian States Owe Banks N685bn – Osinbajo


Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the bailout for states in Nigeria by the Federal Government was promoted by the fact that the 36 states of the federation are owing commercial banks N685 billion which has negatively hindered them to settle most of their commitments in respect of salaries and ... Read More »

NHRC Restates Commitment To Protecting Human Rights


Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe has reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights of all persons living in Nigeria. According to a statement by the commission’s Spokesperson, Fatima Agwai, Angwe made the pledge when he paid a courtesy visit ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari Donates Money To Victims Of Gombe Blasts


Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has donated undisclosed amount of money to 48 victims of the recent Gombe bomb blast admitted at the Federal Teaching and Specialists’ Hospital, Gombe State. Hajiya Aisha Jibir, member representing Dukku/Nafada Federal constituency of Gombe State, presented the money on Saturday in Gombe, on ... Read More »