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Boko Haram Slaughters 12 During Army Rescue Operation in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Friday reportedly killed 12 persons near Gwoza, in Borno State. A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the gunmen struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been taking ... Read More »

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji advises Buhari on Sincere, Transparent Govt

Guru Maharaj-Ji

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, founder of One Love Family, has called on the President-elect, Gen. Mohamadu Buhari, and governors-elect, to make the welfare of Nigerian workers their priorities. Maharaj Ji gave the advice during the 28th Anniversary of the establishment of his Maharaj Ji Village in Ibadan on Saturday. He ... Read More »

Rescheduled Election holds in 4 constituencies in Anambra Amid Tight Security


The re-scheduled election in four state constituencies held in Anambra State amid tight security on Saturday. The constituencies are Anaocha 1, Anaocha 2, Aguata 1 and Ekwusigo where elections were cancelled due to irregularities on April 11. Accreditation of voters started at about 8a.m. The electorate conducted themselves peacefully during ... Read More »

How We Turned the War against Boko Haram Around – Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has revealed how the Nigerian military was able to turn the tide against the Boko Haram insurgents within the space of six weeks, having not been able to achieve that couple of years back. Speaking in a special interview with select ... Read More »

FG Re-appoints Ahmad DG Boundary Commission


The Federal Government, has approved the re-appointment of Dr Muhammad Ahmad as the Director-General, National Boundary Commission. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Kabir Isah, Public Relations Officer of the commission and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday. The statement said the Secretary ... Read More »

Rivers Council Chair Kidnapped


The problem of insecurity in Rivers State came to the fore on Saturday as the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state, Cassidy Ikegbudu, was abducted by unknown gunmen. Mr. Ikegbudu was kidnapped earlier today, the state police spokesperson, Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed. Details later… ***UPDATE*** ... Read More »

20 Youths Die In Ondo For Desecrating Molokun Shrine


Twenty Ondo youths have been killed in Ode Irele, Ondo State for allegedly committing sacrilege against Molokun, god of the land. High Chief Moses Enimade, the Oyewoga of Ode Irele, who is next in command to Oba Cornelius Olanrewaju-Lebi, stated this during interview in Irele on Saturday. He debunked rumours ... Read More »

Strange Ondo Deaths Caused by Sacrilege Done to Molokun Shrine, Deity


High Chief Moses Enimade, the Oyewoga of Ode Irele in Ondo State, says the recent death of 20 youths in the town was caused by sacrilege done to Molokun, god of the land. Enimade, next in command to Oba Cornelius Olanrewaju-Lebi, stated this during interview in Irele on Saturday. He ... Read More »

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa Unjustified, Primitive – PDP


Nigeria’s ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as provocative and completely unacceptable, the xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa. The party’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Saturday, said the attacks were “outrightly barbaric, primitive and cannot be justified under any ... Read More »

Buhari Satisfied with steps taken by Jonathan on South Africa’s xenophobic attacks


The Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government in its efforts to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, April 16, Mr. Buhari ... Read More »

Doctors Condemn Non-payment of Six Months Salaries in Osun

Rauf Aregbesola

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria has decried the non-payment of salaries of doctors and other workers at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State. The Chairman of MDCAN, LAUTECH branch, Dr. Kassim Adebayo, and secretary, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke, said this in a letter addressed to ... Read More »

2015 Elections “Silent Revolution” by Nigerians – Bauchi REC


The Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Sa’ad Tukur, has described the 2015 general elections as a silent revolution by the Nigerian people. He made this known Friday at the presentation of certificates of return to the governor-elect, Mohammed Abubakar, deputy governor-elect, Nuhu Gidado, and 12 National Assembly members-elect from ... Read More »

Lagos Leads Nigeria’s Most Indebted States


President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the governors that will assume office for the first time on May 29 will have huge debt burdens to bear, records of the Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed. According to the DMO, the Federal Government has an external debt stock of $6.445 billion and another ... Read More »

Make Money Off The Cloud


Being among the first to start a new line of business, almost always guarantees business success. Local examples to point to include: Jumia, Konga, Jobberman, Swift, etc. they jumped on the train of new business opportunities and have made huge success. So would you dare to start out on new ... Read More »

NGO Threatens unclad Protest If Taraba Female Governorship Candidate Is Intimidated

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Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Agape Sisters, has threatened to protest unclad on April 25 if the female governorship candidate in the Taraba governorship election, Aisha Alhassan, is intimidated. Coordinator of Agape Sisters, Mrs Jean Onuh, issued the threat in Abuja on Friday when briefing newsmen on the Taraba run-off election. Onuh ... Read More »

Uduaghan Commissions N4bn Warri-Effurun Flyover


Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Friday commissioned the Warri-Effurun flyover constructed over the busy Effurun roundabout in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. The four-lane flyover, with both sides of the dual-carriageway measuring approximately one kilometre, was constructed at a cost of about N4.1 billion. Uduaghan, who unveiled the ... Read More »

Nigeria Now Generates 5,500MW Of Power Out Of The Needed 160,000MW

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Although Nigeria needs 160,000 megawatts of power to be able to satisfy its needs, the federal government on Friday boasted that it now generates 5,500 megawatts of power. This was made known at a joint press briefing by the Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo and Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam ... Read More »

NBA Chairman In Ughelli Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen


Gunmen suspected to be assassins, Thursday, killed the Ughelli branch chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Austin Icheghe. The incident, Vanguard learnt, happened around 9pm at the 14 Ekredjebor residence of the victim in the presence of his immediate family. The Icheghe residence on Friday was filled with ... Read More »

Customs Confirms The Release Of Obasanjo’s Controversial Autobiography, My Watch

My Watch

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it had released former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s autobiography titled, My Watch. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the NCS Comptroller-General, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, made the disclosure to newsmen when he inaugurated two new patrol boats of the service in Lagos. Abdullahi said ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Don’t Leave Your Children In Care Of Total Strangers, NHRC Tells Parents


Following the upsurge in reported cases of kidnappings in the country, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Friday,‎ counseled parents and guardians against entrusting their children and wards to strangers, as such practice could expose‎ them to different forms of rights abuses. ‎The commission, which expressed worries over the recent ... Read More »