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NLNG To Pay Bonny Kingdom N3bn For Community Development Annually


Bonny Kingdom in Rivers State will receive N3 billion annually from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Limited under a new agreement signed between the company and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) which transfers responsibility of driving sustainable community development from the corporate organisations to the community. As part of ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Nationwide Surveillance Following Terror Attacks

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to mount surveillance across the country following successive terror attacks over the past few days in Borno State and Abuja. The President gave the order after he received a briefing from a fact-finding team he had sent to the areas of the Federal ... Read More »

ACF Slams Afenifere Over Call For Ban On Nomadic Cattle Rearing


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday, described as reckless a statement by the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on the recent kidnap of former Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, by Fulani herdsmen. The ACF said that the Afenifere statement demanding the abolishment of nomadic cattle rearing, and ... Read More »

MKO Abiola’s Brother Dies At 73


Alhaji Mubashiru Abiola, the younger brother of late businessman and politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola is dead. He died around 9:30pm on Friday after months of battling with an unnamed ailment. He had since been buried according to Islamic rites at the family house at Gaa Sabo in ... Read More »

Diezani Allison-Madueke To Be Charged To Court In The UK


Indications have emerged that a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, arrested and released in the United Kingdom, on Friday, on money laundering allegations, may be charged to court, this week. Vanguard reports that the trial is expected to be conducted in London and is likely to draw thousands of Nigerians ... Read More »

President Buhari Named Among World’s Most Influential Muslim Leaders


President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saád Abubakar, and a Maiduguri-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh have been listed among the world’s 50 most influential Muslim leaders. President Buhari was Number 20 on the list, while the Sultan and Sheikh Saleh are listed as numbers 24 and 38 respectively. ... Read More »

Army To Arrest Ex-Boys Of Military Schools, Others Wearing Military Uniforms


The Nigerian Army has banned the wearing of unauthorized Army uniforms, accoutrement and kits by former students aka Ex-Boys of the Nigerian Military School Zaria in civil institutions. The illegal practice of wearing Nigerian Army uniforms and kits by Ex-Boys apart from obvious security implications, impacts negatively on the image ... Read More »

Residents Around Alao Dam Raise Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Flood Maiduguri


Residents living near Alao dam, the only source of Borno State capital, Maiduguri’s drinking water, have raised alarm that Boko Haram insurgents are trying to break the dam. The dam, which is critical to the survival of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, is located along Maiduguri-Bama road after University of ... Read More »

Gov. Bello Set To Unleash EFCC, ICPC On Former Niger Political Office Holders

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The Niger State Government says it will use the services of the anti-graft agencies to recover public funds misappropriated in the state. Dr. Ibrahim Dooba, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello, stated this on Saturday in Minna while reacting to the poor financial status of the state. He said ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Stampede: Nigerians Will No Longer ‘Stone The Devil’ During Hajj – Sanusi


Nigeria’s Amirul Hajj and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, on Friday night said except Nigerian pilgrims to the holy land get accommodation close to Jamrat, Nigerians will no longer participate in the stoning of devil ritual. The emir’s stance on the stoning ritual came on the heels of ... Read More »

Two Suicide Bombers Carried Out Kuje, Nyanya Attacks – Police


Friday’s bomb blasts in Abuja was carried out by two suicide bombers – a male and female, the Force Headquarters has said. The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. The blasts occurred in Kuje and Nyanya areas of the Federal ... Read More »

Committee On National Carrier Submits Report

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A Federal Government committee with the mandate to work out modalities to restore the national airline has submitted its report raising hope that the country may have a new national carrier soon. Submitting its report at the Ministry of Aviation, Chairman of the committee, Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed, said that the ... Read More »

Bayelsa Governorship Election: Sylva Unelectable – PDP


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timipre Sylva, as unelectable. The PDP in a statement by its Secretary, Mr. Keku Godspower, yesterday, criticized the choice of Sylva, saying that it meant that the APC is not prepared ... Read More »

Governorship Tribunal: IG Arase Allegedly Orders Arrest Of Police Witnesses For Testifying To Peaceful Polls In Rivers


The Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday heard the testimony of two senior police officers, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and former Area Command of Bori Zonal Police Command in Rivers State, Mr. Akuki Kenneth, and a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Uche Mike Chukwuma. The police officers ... Read More »

FCT Perm Sec, Police Commissioner Condemn Abuja Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts


The Federal Capital Territory Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Chukwu, has condemned the twin suicide bomb blasts in Kuje, a suburb of Abuja late Friday. He also commiserated with people of Kuje Satellite Town, particularly those who lost their loved ones in the suicide attacks. While also commiserating with the injured ... Read More »

Gov. Obiano Urges Buhari To Refund N25bn Owed Anambra By FG


Anambra State Governor Wille Obiano has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to refund the N25 billion debt which the state government spent in reconstructing federal roads in the state. Obiano made the call at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia during a stakeholder’s forum to mark his 18 months in office. He ... Read More »

NYSC Apprehensive As 100 Corps Members Who Went For Hajj Are Yet To Return

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Officials at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Headquarters in Abuja are anxious over the fate of about 100 corps members participating in Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The scheme had granted about 100 corps members permission to embark on pilgrimage, reports Vanguard. A source told the newspaper that the ... Read More »

Diezani Allison-Madueke Granted Bail


Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been released from detention several hours after agents of the UK National Crime Agency arrested her in London. Following her arrest, Alison-Madueke was taken to the Charing Cross Police station in London where she was booked, interrogated and later granted bail. She ... Read More »

This Young Man Tweeted About Bomb Blasts In Abuja A Day Before It Happened

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,I pray for Nigeria: their will be a Bomb blast in Abuja &Lagos, boko haram is going to attack and kill police_army &_Navy their evils: — chima okoro63 (@chimaokoro63) October 1, 2015 A twitter user who has his location as Biafra and tweets about Biafra as well as retweet anti-President ... Read More »

Breaking News: Bomb Blasts Hit Abuja


Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the Kuje market and a Police station, about 40 km south west of central Abuja. A resident told Information Nigeria that she heard gunshots shortly before heavier sounds were heard. According to her, if she was right about ... Read More »