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Nigerian Army sacks soldier for allegedly killing commercial driver over 100 Naira bribe.

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, August 21, announced the dismissal of an alleged killer soldier, Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, to pave the way for his prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army dismissed Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi …

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Davido performs with 50Cent, says dreams do come true

Nigerian music star, Davido, recently revealed that one of his dreams have come true The DMW star shared a video on Instagram where he was spotted performing with American rapper, 50 Cent Davido also congratulated the rapper on the new season of popular series, Power. Almost every individual has people …

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Robbers attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill 3 policemen, driver

Suspected armed robbers attacked the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe The robbers reportedly opened fire on the convoy killing killing three policemen and a driver Akabe, the deputy governor, was unhurt but was looking shaky at the hospital where they were rushed to. Suspected armed robbers on …

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Nigerians React To Re-arrest Of Kidnapper, Wadume, By Police

Nigerians have been reacting to news of the re-arrest of kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume by the police in a hideout in Hotoro area of Kano State on Monday. Wadume gained notoriety after he escaped arrest on August 6, 2019, following an altercation between men of the Nigerian Army and the …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable. Neville’s comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba  having missed a penalty in his side’s match on Monday. “We have to take drastic measures now as a football …

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Ambode: APC reacts to EFCC’s raid on former Lagos governor’s home

The All Progressives Congress has said there are now sacred cows in the fight against corruption The party is reacting to the search conducted by the Economic Financial Crime Commission at the Epe home of ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state The spokesperson for the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, says the …

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BREAKING: NNPC, Nigeria’s State Oil Firm, Announces Oil Lifting Companies For 2019/2020

As the national refineries remain moribund, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Sunday announced a new set of companies that will lift the country’s crude oil and supply it with refined petroleum products.  In a press release obtained from its Twitter handle, @NNPCgroup, it said a batch of 15 …

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BREAKING: EFCC raids Ambode’s home in Epe

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday morning raided the home of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in Epe area of Lagos. A top aide of the former governor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that EFCC operatives raided Ambode’s home. He revealed …

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Nnamdi Kanu places N1m bounty on overseas traveling schedule of South-East govs

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to reward anyone with useful information on overseas traveling schedule of South-East governors and other Igbo leaders. “So if you are working in any Government House in Southeast and you know which city in the …

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IPOB expresses joy over visit to UN

Awka – THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Friday expressed joy over it recent visit to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, saying the encounter would go a long way towards cementing diplomatic relationship with the international community. Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, making brisk appearance …

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Nigerian military ranked 4th most powerful force in Africa

The Nigerian Armed Forces has been ranked as the 4th-best in Africa and 44th most powerful in the world for the year 2019 The rating was carried out by a defense website Globalfirepower in its yearly ranking of world military powers The website said it considered values such as military …

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Samson Siasia: FIFA hands Nigerian coach life ban for taking bribe

Samson Siasia Samson Siasia will not be able to coach any team for the rest of his coaching career – The former Super Eagles midfielder has been slammed with life ban by FIFA – Siasia led the national U23 team to win bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Former …

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Nigerian army discover illegal gun factory in Benue state

The Nigerian army have uncovered an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Buruku local government area of Benue state The suspected arms manufacturers were paraded before journalists in Makurdi on Wednesday, August 14. 10 suspected criminals from neighbouring Nasarawa state who allegedly specialise in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling were also …

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Taraba Police killings: Over 25 military, police personnel arrested

Over 25 personnel have been arrested for allegedly working with kidnap kingpin, Wadume as Panel sits today in Taraba to grill police, military representatives.

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House of Reps Summon Emefiele, NNPC, DSS Boss

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; and Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.); and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi. The …

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PDP tasks army, police, DSS over abduction of party’s local govt chairman in Kogi

PDP charged the Nigerian Army, police, DSS to intensify efforts to secure the release of its LG party chairman in Kogi. The opposition party claimed the security agencies are not doing enough to secure the release of the victim who was abducted on Saturday, August 10. President Buhari was also …

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Taraba Police Killings: Army Captain had 191 chats with Wadume, The wanted Kidnapper

It was gathered, yesterday, that police investigation carried out so far has revealed that telephone conversations between the kidnap kingpin, Wadume and the Captain , were about 191 within the space of one month between July 9, 2019 and August 6, 2019.

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Just In: Road Accident Claims Life Of Popular Music DJ

Popular Ivorian musician, Houon Ange Didier popularly known as DJ Arafat on Monday passed away at the age of 33. DJ Arafat died at about 8 am following a road accident on Sunday night in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. DJ Arafat was unconscious while being rushed to the hospital and sadly didn’t survive …

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Insecurity: Nigerian Army acquires new mine resistant vehicles to fight Boko Haram

Nigerian Army has acquired four new mine resistant vehicles to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east region – The new vehicles were acquired following a strong partnership between the military and Ogun state based indigenous company The new mine resistant vehicles will hopefully provide protection and enhance fire power …

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Man who returned to JSS1 at the age of 28 says he wants to change Nigeria.

A Nigerian man has opened up about what motivated him to pursue his secondary school education at age 28 – According to man identified as Fatai Rokeeb, his decision is fueled by his need to change the Nigerian economy – Rokeeb who has applied to study business management and economics, …

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Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation carried out so far has …

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BBNaija: Uche Maduagwu slams Peter Okoye for supporting Tacha

Nigerian social media critic, Uche Maduagwu, has taken to social media to slam singer, Peter Okoye This is coming after Peter Okoye showed his support for Tacha, promising to give her the price money if she does not emerge winner in the show Maduagwu took to his Instagram to question …

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Stephanie Coker and husband celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary (photos)

Media personality Stephanie Coker and her husband celebrated two years of being married – The media personality took to social media to share their wedding photos in the spirit of celebration Coker expressed that the two years of marriage has been one of growth, love, and happiness Popular media personality …

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Don’t allow bandits take you unaware – Sadique Abubakar tells troops

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar The chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, tells troops to be alert in the ongoing fight against bandits and kidnappers in Katsina state – Sadique Abubakar notes that a military offensive was implemented to combat the increased frequency of armed banditry and kidnapping in …

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Hajj 2019: Buhari reacts to death of pilgrims

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to families of deceased Nigerian pilgrims who died during the 2019 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia – President Buhari felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites – Also, the president on Monday, August 12, called …

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Nigerian Army Explains Circumstance Leading To The Death Of 3 Police Operatives And One Civilian

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday offered explanation for the killing of three policemen on covert duties in Taraba State by its personnel. The explanation was offered in a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa. The Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, …

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EFCC secures order to freeze N9.9b in three accounts linked to Ambode’s perm secretary

Justice Chuka Obiozor Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State government. The funds are lodged in accounts in First City Monument Bank( account number 5617984012); Access Bank (account number 0060949275) …

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BBNaija2019: Ebuka reveals there would be no nominations this week Read

EBUKA The show host, Ebuka, revealed that there would be no nominations this week – Ebuka however added that housemates will now be divided into camps and they would henceforth compete against each other in a nomination challenge – All the housemates in the losing team will be put up …

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BBNaija: Fans react as Esther finally tenders apology to Frodd

Esther & frodd it appears things are taking a different and interesting turn in the house and housemates, Frodd and Esther are right in the middle of things! Earlier on, Big Brother gave the housemates an “act of kindness task” to do and this required them showing kindness to another …

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APC governors react to RevolutionNow protests, say call for disorder is condemnable.

The progressive governors’ forum has reacted to the protests by members of RevolutionNow over alleged bad governance Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is the chairman of the forum, said that no government would condone civil unrest in the country Bagudu, however, noted that there were better ways to channel …

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