Tuesday , 17 January 2017

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Why Boko Haram Rape, Impregnate Kidnapped Women And Girls – Shettima

Boko Haram

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday said the reason Boko Haram insurgents are raping and getting kidnapped women pregnant is so they can build an army of loyal disciples, who will carry on their strange ideology even after they might have been killed. The governor in a statement …

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Edo Muslims Cry Out Over Marginalization, Insists On Fair Representation In Government


The Muslim community in Edo state has cried out over alleged marginalization by the state government and political elite in the state, even though it constitutes a substantial percentage of the state’s population. The Muslims under the aegis of the Edo Muslims for Equity and Good Governance (EMEGG), in a …

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Subsidy Claims Controversy: FG, Oil Marketers Reconcile, Promise End To Fuel Scarcity


An amicable resolution to the fuel scarcity problem, which has been biting hard in most parts of the country for some weeks now seems to have been reached following a meeting between Federal Government officials and Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria on Monday. The meeting, presided over by the …

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TMG Slams AIT, Accuses Station Of Double Standards Over Coverage Blackout


A civil society group, Transition Monitoring Group, Monday, accused the management of Africa Independent Television, AIT, of double standards over what it called systemic blackout of reporting TMG’s activities. Chairman of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Zikirullahi, said in a statement in Abuja that while AIT was recently quick to condemn …

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Nollywood Tasks Buhari On Special Tribunal For Piracy


Nollywood actor turned politician, Richard Mofe-Damijo has called on the incoming government to set up a special tribunal to handle cases of piracy in the Nigerian film industry. Speaking yesterday during the first public presentation of a new movie entitled Oloibiri at Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja, the African Movie academy award …

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Dusk-to-dawn Curfew Imposed On Aladja, As Cultists Continue Attacks


Suspected cultists have killed a member of Udu vigilante and have shot another at Owhase culminating in the enforcement of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Aladja over recent cultists’ activities. Serious of cultists attacks have hit the coastal town of Aladja in the past weeks. In one of the attacks, a …

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NNPC To Resume Oil Search In Chad Basin


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon resume oil search in the Chad Basin, especially with the improvement in the security situation in North-Eastern Nigeria. According to a statement by Mr Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, on Monday in Abuja, the Group …

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Press freedom in Nigeria severely abused – Yero

Mukhtar Ramalan yero

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Monday lamented that press freedom in the country has led to character assassination of perceived opponents. Yero, who made this view known in a message he sent to commemorate the 2015 World Press Freedom Day, argued that the once noble profession has been …

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I’m leaving a more peaceful Delta than the one I met in 2007 – Uduaghan

Emmanuel Uduaghan

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta has said that he was leaving behind a legacy of peace as he bows out from office on May 29. Uduaghan, who was conferred with the “Silverbird 2014 Man of the Year Award” on Sunday in Lagos, dedicated the award to his wife and the …

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Police arraign man for alleged reckless driving in Abuja


The police on Monday arraigned one Habib Lawal, 29, of kubwa, Abuja in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court for alleged reckless driving. The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. Monday Akor, told the court that one Ibrahim Abdullahi of Aso Vila, came to Maitama Police Station on April 28 to report …

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May 29 inauguration ceremony should be devoid of “fanfare” – Fashola


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has advocated that the May 29 handover ceremony should be more focused on informing Nigerians about the direction the new government rather than the usual fanfare. The governor explained that this is how inaugurations are conducted across the world. Fashola said this while fielding …

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Beware of impersonators – El-Rufai transition committee warns Kaduna Govt officials


The All Progressives Congress Transition Committee in Kaduna State has warned those it described as “impersonators” to henceforth desist from such act or risk prosecution. Chairman of the committee, Malam Balarabe Lawal, on Monday, in a statement by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman for the governor-elect Nasir el-Rufai, was quoted …

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Boko Haram Rape Kidnapped Victims To Give Birth To Future Terrorists


Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Monday, revealed that Boko Haram insurgents rape women they kidnap with the intention of getting them pregnant so that they would give birth to future insurgents in their violent campaign. Speaking while addressing some Government officials at a closed door meeting in Maiduguri at the …

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Oil cartel holding Nigeria to ransom – Okonjo-Iweala


The Federal Government on Sunday urged oil marketers to be patriotic in their decisions by considering the interest of Nigerians who are always at the receiving end of their actions, noting that they should not hold the country to ransom with their actions. The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, …

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Court orders extradition of ex-Mint boss to UK


Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday ordered the extradition of Emmanuel Okoyomon, a former managing director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company [NSPM] to the United Kingdom to face charges of corruption and money laundering Mr. Okoyomon’s extradition was …

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Money laundering: Court to deliver judgment on Fani-Kayode trial June 18


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed June 18 for judgment in the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, charged with money laundering. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia fixed the judgment following the adoption of final written addresses and arguments by the counsel to the Economic and …

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Vitafoam Orange Moments Rocks Ibadan City


… Opens First Vitafoam Comfort Center Ibadan … Live in Abuja Capital City Tuesday May 5th It was fun unlimited as Vitafoam Orange moments stormed Ibadan last weekend. The fun was heightened with the opening of the first Vitafoam Comfort Centre at Liberty Road Ibadan. The turnout was overwhelming as …

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Abia Governor-elect, Ikpeazu Places Ban On Congratulatory Visits

Okezie Ikpeazu

The Governor-elect of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has suspended temporarily, any form of courtesy calls by his supporters so as to enable him plan adequately for the task ahead. Ikpeazu, in a press statement personally signed by him, thanked Abians for voting him as their governor but pleaded with …

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Tales Of Horror: Boko Haram Brutality Revealed As Rescued Women Narrates Their Ordeal Inside Sambisa Forest


Survivors of Boko Haram captivity have revealed how the militant group’s fighters stoned some of their captives to death as the military approached to rescue the victims in Sambisa Forest. Quoting survivors, Associated Press reported that several women also died when they were crushed mistakenly by a Nigerian military armoured …

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Osun APC Appeals To Workers Over Non-payment Of Six Months Salary, Blames It On PDP Misrule


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress and civil servants in the state to exercise patience over the current economic crisis in the state occasioned by non-payment of salary. It will be recalled that several workers are owed salaries of up to six …

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