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Army Present Cheques To Families Of Slain Soldiers In North-East


The Nigerian Army yesterday presented cheques to 62 families of officers and soldiers killed in counter insurgency operations in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country. The cheques were presented to families of the slain heroes at the Army Headquarters in Abuja by the Chief of Administration, Major General Adamu ... Read More »

Ikorodu Banks Robbery: Lagos Urges Residents Not To Panic, Vows To Respond Appropriately


Less than 24 hour after dare-devil gang of armed robbers attacked two banks in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, the State Government has urged residents in the state not to panic, saying that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration would crush and flush out robbers from the state. The robbery at ... Read More »

Jigawa NDLEA Arrests 92 Suspects


The Jigawa Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency said it arrested 92 suspects for allegedly using and dealing in illegal drugs in the state between January and June 2015. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commandant of the NDLEA, Alhaji Abdullahi Abdul, in Dutse on ... Read More »

Ramadan: Pray For Our Leaders, CAN Urges Muslim Faithful


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State has implored the Muslim Ummah to take advantage of the Ramadan to pray for elected leaders so that God can prosper the nation and give it direction. The CAN Secretary, Reverend Sunday Ibrahim, who made the call in an interview with ... Read More »

Manufacturers Spend N3.5trn Annually On Generators – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said that the energy sector is critical to the manufacturing sector of the economy. The congress also revealed that N3.5 trillion was spent by manufacturers annually to run their power generating sets for production due to the collapse of public electricity. The President of ... Read More »

I Met Katsina In Total Financial Mess – Masari

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Governor Aminu Masari has revealed that he met Katsina State in a total financial mess when he assumed office on May 29, 2015. Speaking during an interactive session with newsmen on Thursday in Katsina, Masari said there was high level of nepotism and selfishness in the state, adding that his ... Read More »

Enugu Police On The Hunt For Friends Who Forced Man To Drink Acid


The Enugu State Police Command has launched a full scale investigation into the alleged pouring of a substance suspected to be acid on one Sunday Onwe Uche from Amuri Nkanu west local Government Area of the state by his yet to be identified friends. The State Police Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »

Presidency Job Scam: EFCC Arraign Couple For Defrauding Prof Of $51,400

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned a couple, Prince Alphonsus Mbakwe and his wife, Mrs Florence Mbakwe before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court on a 5-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense and stealing. In a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, ... Read More »

Lagos Issues 21-day Ultimatum To Keke, Okada Riders

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The Lagos State government has issued a 21-day ultimatum to motorcyclists and tricycle operators in the state to vacate restricted roads in the state. The government made this known during a meeting with the unions of the two transport operators in at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. Secretary to the State ... Read More »

Buhari’s ADC Confirms Replacement Of DSS Officers With Soldiers

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The Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Muhammadu Buhari has formally informed the Department of State Services (DSS) that its personnel would no longer provide close body protection for the President as they are being replaced with men of the Nigerian Army and Police personnel “who were trained as Presidential Bodyguards”, reports ... Read More »

Ambode Visits Apapa, Laments Traffic Gridlock


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has visited major traffic points in the Apapa area of the state to get a first hand experience of the traffic snarl. He appealed to the Federal Government to mobilise the contractor awarded the construction of Apapa road networks to immediately return to site. Ambode, ... Read More »

Poor Nigerians To Receive N5,000 Each: They Must Be Assisted To Survive – Osinbajo


Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says no decent nation can tolerate the level of poverty Nigeria currently faces. He noted that unless there was a functional social system where the highly vulnerable are assisted to survive, vast majority of the population would suffer untimely deaths. Speaking  in Calabar, yesterday, while ... Read More »

Jega Leaves Office On Tuesday


Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, is set to vacate office Tuesday when his five-year tenure ends. According to a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of INEC, Jega, who hails from Kebbi State, is to bow out of office with six National Commissioners ... Read More »

Apapa Gridlock: Ambode Urges FG To Hasten Completion Of Trailer Parks, Roads, Link Bridge

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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged the Federal Government to ensure speedy completion of trailer parks, adjoining roads and Link Bridge at the Apapa Tin-Can port. Ambode spoke on Thursday during a tour of Apapa area of the state as part of efforts to find a lasting solution ... Read More »

Regional And International Cooperation Needed For Victory Over Terrorism, Says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his position that regional and international cooperation was needed to ensure victory over terrorism in Nigeria and other countries. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President made this known during a meeting he had with ... Read More »

‘FG Spends N3.50K To Feed One Prisoner Daily’


An inmate in Nigerian prisons is fed on a paltry N3.50k per day, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, has said. Speaking at a round table for media and civil society organizations in Lagos, Thursday, National Coordinator of the group, Chino Obiagwu, said that the figure used to be ... Read More »

Senate Sets Up Committee To #UndressNass


The Nigerian Senate today inaugurated two committees, following the election of principal officers of the upper legislative house. The Bukola Saraki-led Senate had nominated Ali Ndume as the Majority Leader of the Senate, against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)’s directive that Ahmed Lawan be given the role. The Senate also nominated ... Read More »

PDP Slams Buhari, APC Over House Of Reps Fracas


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Thursday’s fracas by disgruntled APC members in the House of Representatives. The party said that the ugly incident, which it termed a national embarrassment, brings to fore questions regarding President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC’s commitment to democracy, unity and the stability of the ... Read More »

Wrong Set Of People Have Been Receiving Salaries In Imo, Okorocha Says

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has blamed the precarious financial health of the state on the alleged fraudulent activities of political appointees, senior staff of ministries and parastatals, as well as local government workers. The governor’s position was made known via a Government House press statement signed by the ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths Condemn Military’s Random Bombings Of C/River, A/Ibom States


The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned random bombings of the Niger Delta by the Nigerian military under the guise of arresting sea pirates. The IYC President, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, said inasmuch as the group condemned criminalities in the region, such random air raids ... Read More »