Sunday , 7 February 2016

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Nigerian Christian Elders Deny Alleged Conspiracy Between CAN, Army, Boko Haram To Destroy Shiites

National Christian Elders Forum

The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to maintain the country’s non-aligned status in international politics, ideologies or religion. The Forum made the call on the heels of allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded plans to drag Nigeria into the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against …

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MASSOB Are Jokers For Claiming S/South States Is Part Of Biafra – Kokori

Frank Kokori

Human rights activist and former labour union leader, Chief Frank Kokori, has carpeted the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, for saying that the South-South is Biafran territory. MASSOB had said in a statement on Sunday said that “anybody who says that Akwa Ibom, Rivers, …

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Nigeria To Import 75% Of Petrol Needs In 2016 – Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Sunday, said fuel importation will continue beyond 2016. Addressing a press conference shortly after he carried out an inspection of the revamped Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company, the Minister said “the future is that, Nigeria is still going to import …

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Edo Pastor Who Buried Charm In His Church Arrested By Police


The Edo State Police Command yesterday arrested one Apostle Ikenna Okafor for allegedly burying charm in his church premises in Benin, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the identity of what the suspect buried is unknown even though residents around the church located along Esigie …

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Troops Successfully Repel Boko Haram Attack As Two Female Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri


Despite claims by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government that Boko Haram has been crushed and the war against insurgency “technically won”, the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, on Sunday came under heavy attack from the terrorists. Although soldiers of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled the terrorists, two female suicide bombers …

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S/South States Are Biafran Territories – MASSOB Leader


The people of the Niger Delta area and former eastern region are part of Biafra, and remain committed to the actualization of an independent state of their own, leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, Solomon Chukwu, has said. The new MASSOB leader …

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What The Witches Said – Reuben Abati


“How was Christmas?” “It’s come and gone. Life goes on. We thank God for the gift of life.” “Life will always go on.” “But without life, we can’t have hope.” “Without hope, life has no meaning.” “I am still in a Christmas mood though. I get a chance to rest …

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Minority Leader Of Osun State House Of Assembly Dies At 46


The Minority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Oladejo Makinde has died today in a hospital in Ekiti state. Makinde, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who represents Ife Central Constituency was a former chairman, Ife Central Local Government Area of the state. He reportedly died …

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Zaria Residents Reveals Dirty Secrets About Shiite Sect, Happy With Army’s Action


Residents of Zaria town in Kaduna State have called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of national importance, ban the Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky-led Shi’ite Movement in their area, before things get out of hands. According to the residents, the call became imperative as the town has become tired …

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Atiku Slam Rumour Mongers, Says He Is In Dubai For Medical Treatment Not Political Meetings


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed commitment to the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. He advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to have the same zeal of ensuring success for the Buhari-led APC government. He dismissed reports that he was holding closed-door political meetings at …

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7 Boko Haram Bomb Making Experts Arrested In Kaduna – Army


The Nigerian Army on Sunday said seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists, who specialize in bomb and Improvised Explosive making Devices, have been arrested in Kaduna. The army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement said ‎”the terrorists were arrested in Kaduna after painstaking surveillance and proactive intelligence operations over period …

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We Turned Down Jonathan’s $3 Million – Islamic Groups

Goodluck Jonathan123

The Conference of Islamic Organizations, CIO, has revealed that officials of the past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan offered it $3 million to secure its members support for the former president’s re-election. Coordinator of the organization, Abdullahi Shuaib, stated this on Saturday at the 22nd National Islamic Training Programme NITP, …

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Nigeria To Issue New ICT Blueprint In January – Minister

Adebayo Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says a new blueprint for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be out in January 2016. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos on Sunday, Mr. Shittu said that the blueprint would transform Nigeria’s ICT …

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Gani Adams Preaches Religious Tolerance, Says OPC Not Diabolical


The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams, on Sunday advised religious leaders to preach tolerance to keep the nation together. This is contained in a statement signed by his Director of Media and Publicity and made available to newsmen in Lagos. According to the statement, religious …

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Minister Suspends Top Abuja Airport Officials, Orders Probe Into Turkish Airlines Saga


The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has ordered the suspension of three top officials of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over the recent incident involving Turkish Airlines at the airport. Sirika disclosed this while briefing newsmen after listening to explanations by the airport officials on the incident …

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Diversion Of Petroleum Products Attracts N150 Fine Per Litre In Kano State


As the fuel scarcity continues to bite harder across the country, a fine of N150 per litre has been imposed on marketers caught diverting petroleum products in Kano State. Alhaji Rabiu Bako, Chairman of The Task Force on Distribution of Petroleum Products in the state, said this during a news …

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Yobe Gov Condemns Calls For Minimum Wage Reduction

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam,

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has expressed surprise at the idea of a reduction in the Minimum Wage paid to workers in government employ. Mr. Gaidam said the state government under his leadership would continue to pay the N18, 000 minimum wage and meet all its other obligations to …

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Maku Counsels Gov. Al-Makura On Proposed N17bn Airport Project


Mr Labaran Maku, a former Minister of Information, on Sunday advised Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State against building N17 billion airport in Lafia. He said that instead of building the airport, the governor should provide other infrastructure that would spread across the state. Maku, a 2015 gubernatorial candidate of …

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Zaria Community Urges FG To Ban Shi’ites Islamic Sect

Shiite Muslims

Some residents of Gyellesu in Zaria, Kaduna State, have called on human rights groups to look beyond the clash between soldiers of the Nigerian Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, and instead focus on the pains the activities of the Shiite sect, led by Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, …

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NUT Asks To Be Carried Along In The Proposed Recruitment Of 500,000 Teachers


The Lagos Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has called on the Federal Government to ensure the union is carried along in the proposed recruitment of 500,000 teachers in 2016. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in an interview in Lagos on Saturday, Deputy Chairman of …

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