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The United States Is Nigeria’s Best Friend – Entwistle

James Entwistle

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle said the United States is Nigeria’s best friend. In his remarks to mark the 239th Independence Anniversary of the U.S., which was commemorated at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Entwistle noted that Nigeria and the U.S. had known “deep wounds and devastating losses” ... Read More »

Everyone Must Respect The Law; Justice Must Be Done – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari today assured that his administration will ensure that political assassinations, intimidation and kidnappings in the country are thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators speedily brought to justice irrespective of their political affiliations. Buhari said this while addressing state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential ... Read More »

Kebbi Businessman Murdered


A prominent businessman in Kebbi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Lemi,was on Friday shot dead by unknown gunmen. The security guard at the residence of the deceased, Habibu Shehu, told newsmen in Aliero on Saturday that six masked men pinned him to the ground and gained access into the house at about ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Been Seriously Degraded, Says Army Chief


Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Saturday said the Nigerian Army would tame the Boko Haram terrorists and restore peace to the North East region of the country. Minimah made the commitment at the passing out parade of Direct Short Service Commission Course 22/2015, held at the ... Read More »

Nigeria Winning The War Against Boko Haram – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

  Although nearly 300 people have been killed since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on May 29, the president says Nigeria is making progressive in the war against the terrorists group. Speaking at the graduation of officers of Senior Course 37 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), ... Read More »

Six Female Suicide Bombers Involved In Borno Attacks – Police


Terrorist group Boko Haram has continued it’s use of young females as suicide bombers in attacks across the country. Borno State commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun confirmed this, saying Friday’s Boko Haram attacks on Borno towns involved six female suicide bombers. In a reply to enquiries by a Thisday ... Read More »

Police Rescues Housewife From Kidnappers In Delta


The Police Command in Delta has said that it rescued a housewife abducted on June 30 in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement issued by DSP Celestina Kalu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, in Asaba on Saturday. It stated that the ... Read More »

EU Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks

Boko Haram

No fewer than 150 persons were killed in attacks this week by Boko Haram gunmen, including men praying in mosques. “The attacks killing around 150 people in two villages in northeastern Borno State in Nigeria and targeting Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan are another attempt to destabilise ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Urges Muslims To Be In Tune With Modernity


The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday urged Muslims in the North to adopt new approaches to address the social, economic and political challenges facing them. Sanusi gave the advice in Kaduna at the 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture organised by VON, FRCN and NTA, with the theme: ... Read More »

Obiano Denies Blaming Obi, Jonathan For Transfer Of Boko Haram Detainees To Anambra Prisons


The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has reacted to reports in a section of the media on Friday regarding the transfer of Boko Haram suspects from the Northeastern part of the country to Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra. According to the reports, Gov. Obiano confirmed the presence of the Boko ... Read More »

Queues At Abuja Filling Stations Will Soon Disappear – DPR

fuel scarcity

The Department of Petroleum Resources has said that fuel queues in Abuja will soon disappear as 3.2 million litres of petrol were released to the city from Suleja Depot on Thursday. Mohammed Saidu, Zonal spokesperson DPR Abuja, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in ... Read More »

Rivers TUC Give New Police Commissioner 14-Day Ultimatum To Improve Security


The Rivers State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Friday welcomed the newly appointed Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Ezike, with a 14-day ultimatum to improve security of lives and property in the state. The ultimatum was contained in a congratulatory message by the Chairman ... Read More »

Don’t Use Govt Fund To Buy Media Space In Celebration Of My Birthday – Delta Gov Tells Appointees

Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yester­day in Asaba, the state capital, directed all ministries, depart­ments and agencies in the state not to use govern­ment funds to buy media space to congratulate him on his 56th birthday coming up on July 8. The governor, who handed down the order while ... Read More »

Don’t Politicise Crime Fighting, Wike Charges New Rivers CP


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has charged the new Police Commis­sioner in the state, Mr. Chris Ezike, to inten­sify the fight against kidnapping, robbery and cultism. He gave the charge yesterday when he received the new Police Commissioner at Government House, Port Harcourt. The governor noted that armed robbery, ... Read More »

Ambode To Rehabilitate, Provide Welfare Support For Abandoned Mum Of 3 Set of Twins


Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi has directed his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule to immediate rehabilitate and provide welfare assistance to Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three set of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos. This was contained in a statement signed by the Governors ... Read More »

Why CBN Won’t Devalue The Naira


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Friday, disclosed insisted it will not devalue the naira in order to safeguard the Nigerian economy from the shocks and negative impact the depreciation will have. In a statement signed by Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Ibrahim Mu’azu, in reaction to an article in the Economist ... Read More »

Buhari Urges Muslims To Condemn Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the Muslim community to make a strong statements that would condemn the activities of insurgents who kill around the world in the name of Islam. Buhari spoke following the killing of about 150 men, women and children in Kukawa, Borno state on Thursday and also ... Read More »

Osun NLC Warns Aregbesola Against Cutting Workers’ Salaries By Half


Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in Osun, Mr Jacob Adekomi, said the union would resist any attempt by the State Government to reduce workers’ salaries by 50 percent. Speaking after an emergency meeting of the union in Osogbo today, Adekomi noted that the government had concluded plans to ... Read More »

Three Farmers Docked For Defiling 10-year-old Girl


Three farmers have been arraigned before a senior magistrates’ court in Katsina for defiling a 10-year-old girl. They are Yahuza Musa, Tasiu Abubakar and Sadiq Isyaku. The three 20-year-olds, who reside at Dakiya village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nafisa Bagiwa on one-count ... Read More »

What’s Your Creative Hustle?


Let’s describe you in a sentence. You’re packed with so much talent, you don’t know where to begin and you’re not even sure if the world is ready for how much creativity you have to give. If you fit into this description then we have just the right platform for ... Read More »