Tuesday , 24 May 2016

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Why We Raided APC Building In Lagos – DSS


The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed why it raided a building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola street, Allen Avenue, Lagos, said to belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the DSS, its operatives invaded the building, following a petition alleging “unwholesome activities”. The operation has however …

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Boko Haram: The World Should Understand That We Are Fighting A Peculiar War — Olukolade

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The Defence headquarters has appealed to the international community to show more understanding for the peculiarity of Nigeria’s current security situation. “If, with the sophistication of global coalition, money and military resources so far deployed to fighting the Islamic State, IS, Western powers are yet to dislodge ISIS from Iraq …

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House Of Reps Member Loses 14-year-old Daughter To Hostel Fire In Jigawa

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Member representing Birniwa/Guri/Kirikasamma federal constituency of Jigawa State, at the House of Representatives, Hon Hassan Adamu Abunabo has lost his 14-year-old daughter to a hostel fire on Saturday night. Rukayya Adamu Hassan Abunabo was a student of May Excellence Private School, located at Gabari Quarters in Hadejia Local Government Area …

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Boko Haram Kills 48 Fish Vendors In Borno


About 48 fish vendors have been killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect after setting up a roadblock near Nigeria’s border with Chad, the head of the fish vendors’ association said on Sunday. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing …

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Jonathan Promises To Link Nigeria’s Capital Cities By Rail


President Goodluck Jonathan says all state capitals in Nigeria will be linked with rail transportation, as part of ways to boost the nation’s economy. The president who was in London last week made this known at the 17th meeting of the Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC). According to him, once …

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INEC To Engage Navy, Air Force For 2015 Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will engage services of the Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies to ensure adequate security during the 2015 general elections. Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, Mr Austin Okojie made this known while addressing Batch B corps members at the National …

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Scores Killed As Fulani Mercenaries Attack Nasarawa Village


Scores have been reported killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani mercenaries, following an attack on Digan Dogo in Kadarko community of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Saturday morning. Several people were also said to have been injured. The mercenaries, who besieged Kadarko at around 5:30 a.m, started …

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NASS Crisis: Police Arrest Seven Suspects Over Attack On Mark’s Aide


Seven hoodlums that assaulted and broke the leg of the police aide-de-camp to the Senate President, David Mark, during the scuffle at the National Assembly on Thursday have been arrested, Police have said. Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, disclosed this to journalists at the Force headquarters, Abuja on Friday. …

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Braithwaite Proposes Postponement Of 2015 Elections, Interim Govt


Founder of the defunct Nigeria Advance Party, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has suggested that the 2015 elections be postponed until the issues of insurgency and constitutional reconstruction are addressed. “Those who are preparing for elections in 2015 seem oblivious to the glaring truth that the circumstances of this nation-state dictate that …

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2015 Elections: Cardinal Okogie Urges Nigerians To Pray For God-fearing Leaders


Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Friday urged Nigerians to continue to pray for God-fearing leaders that would lead the country to the Promised Land. Okogie made the call at the 6th Bi-annual Conference of the Catholic Social Forum of Nigeria (CSFN) held at …

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2015 Elections: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Receiving Gratification, Allays Fears Over Their Safety


Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, has warned corps members whose services will be engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as ad-hoc staff during the 2015 general election against accepting gratification or any financial inducement from politicians. Giving the warning on Saturday in Kano …

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NDLEA Seizes 4,832.74Kg Of Narcotics In Abuja


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recorded a major success in its effort to rid the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, of illicit drugs as it confiscated 4,832.74kg of various drugs and 102 bottles of cough syrup containing codeine. The syrup bottles were found in an abandoned NITEL box at Wuse …

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2015: Chief Of Naval Staff Reads Riot Act To Officers, Ratings


The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, has fired a warning shot to officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy against being partisan ahead of the 2015 general elections. The Naval Chief warned that anyone found wanting would be thoroughly disciplined. This stern message was passed by the …

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JTF Demolishes Stolen Crude Oil Depot, Sets 2 Trucks Ablaze In Rivers


The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers. A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, the Spokesman for the task force issued in Yenagoa on …

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Ekiti Police Raise Alert Level Of Personnel Over Plans To Invade The State


The Ekiti State Police Command has raised the alarm over plans by some group of people to invade the state to disrupt the existing peace and cause break down of law and order. The alert is coming a few days after the purportedly ‘impeached’ Speaker of Ekiti State House of …

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APC Warns Presidency Against Arresting Tambuwal


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Presidency to shelve any plan to arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal. This came following statements by the police and office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to deny there were plans to arrest the …

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President of Chad May Be Buying Weapons For Boko Haram


A close associate of the President of Chad, Idriss Déby, has been arrested for providing weapons for terrorist group Boko Haram. The suspect, Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, was reported to have been arrested on the Chadian-Sudan border with 19 SAM2 missiles. He was alleged to have purchased the missiles from the …

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Economic Crisis: States May Shut Down Next Year — Suswam


Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam says if the economic crisis in the country continues unabated, many state governments may shut down next year. Suswam said this while reacting to questions raised over the non-payment of workers’ salaries in the state. He lamented the falling crude oil prices, which he noted …

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APC Slams PDP Over Invasion Of Lagos Offices By Security Agents


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the invasion of its offices in Lagos by security agents. According to the APC, a combined team of men of the DSS and OP-MESA had in the early hours of Saturday, stormed the Bola Ajibola Data centre belonging to the APC in the …

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NSA Denies Ordering Tambuwal’s Arrest

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National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has rubbished reports that his office ordered the arrest of Speaker House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal. In a statement by the director of Special Duties in the Office of NSA, retired Colonel Bello Fadile, the report credited to PR Nigeria was …

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