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BREAKING: SOLDIERS ASSIST FULANI TO CARRY OUT ATTACK IN BENUE. Catholic Priest

Catholic Priest Shocked As Soldiers Storm His Church In Search Of Weapons According to a Reverend father/Bishop Vesuwe Benjamin who works at Catholic Diocese of Gboko,Benue state,his house and church were ransacked by Nigerian military in search of weapons.Below is what he wrote…. ‘Today my house and the entire parish …

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4 people dead in Wuse as truck tries to avoid earlier accident

In Abuja, four people were killed including the driver of a truck carrying sand. While trying to avoid an accident scene in Wuse, Abuja, a truck driver has crashed into a bridge leaving four people including himself dead. This occurred on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, according to a Channels News report. An eyewitness …

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Dog sentenced to death for killing owners

A Staffordshire Terrier mixed-breed dog was set to be put to sleep after autopsy results on Friday confirmed it mauled its owners to death in the German city of Hanover. The incident, which shocked Germany and prompted a debate about the rules of dog ownership, saw a 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old …

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Army promotes 3,729 troops fighting Boko Haram in North East

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE Nigerian Army has promoted a total of 3,729 soldiers engaged in internal security operations in the North East part of the country. Recruits undergo training at the headquaters of the Depot of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State in northcentral Nigeria, on October …

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Hollywood John Boyega to invest in Nollywood

Hollywood actor, John Boyega has expressed willingness to invest in Nollywood to further boost the movie sector. Boyega, 27, spoke with newsmen on Thursday night on the sideline of Glenfidich circle of maverick’s business meeting organised by PlayNetwork Nigeria in collaboration with Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. John Boyega with Charles …

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Mobile Phone USSD Codes for Money Transfers for All Banks in Nigeria

As technology evolves, the financial sector is not left behind, Several softwares have been developed to make banking easier and faster. One of such is the USSD code for mobile phones, USSD means Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and is a service which allows you pay your bills and do other transactions …

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Anglican Communion to FG: Deal with herdsmen same way you dealt with IPOB

NNEWI—THE Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion, has challenged the Federal Government to deal with killer-herdsmen the same way it dealt with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if it is really serious about giving Nigeria adequate, unbiased and nepotism – free security. The Bishop of the Diocese, Rt Rev. …

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FAAC Allocates N647bn To FG, States And LGs

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has allocated the sum of N647billion to the Federal, state and local governments for the month of February. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, revealed this on Wednesday in Abuja after a reconvened meeting of the FAAC. An earlier meeting of the committee …

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Indian Billionaire Proposes Funding Facebook Rival

An Indian billionaire who promised to help fund a rival to Facebook said Wednesday he had been “overwhelmed” with the response as the world grapples with concerns about data privacy. Anand Mahindra, whose Mahindra Group business empire spans everything from cars to real estate, sparked a flurry of brainstorming as …

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FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays For Easter Celebrations

The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018, as Public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government. He called on all Christian faithful …

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Over Seven Million Eligible Voters Yet To Register – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says over seven million eligible voters are yet to take advantage of its voters’ registration exercise. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Yakubu Mahmoud, said that 7.9 million other voters have registered with Rivers, Anambra, Borno, Delta, Lagos, Cross Rivers, Osun, …

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Atiku Abubakar Declares Intention To Run For President in 2019

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has officially declared his intention to run for president in 2019 on the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Abubakar announced his candidacy in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday, four months after dumping the All Progressives Congress. The former Vice President …

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Kwara Govt Bans Night Cattle Grazing

The Kwara State government has banned night cattle grazing in the state, as part of efforts to ensure greater peace between farmers and herdsmen and all members of the society. This was part of the resolutions adopted at the expanded State Security Committee Meeting which held on Tuesday in Ilorin, …

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How We Recovered N2.4bn, $115,000 From Ex-Air Chief, Amosu – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC0 has told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos how it recovered the sums of N2.4 billion and $115,000 allegedly diverted by the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd). An EFCC investigative officer, Tosin Owobo, told Justice Mohammed Idris …

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Cross River Community Protests Gang Rape Of Woman

Women from Okuni Community in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River state on Monday, took to the streets to protest the injustice which they say occurred in the case of a member of their community who was gang-raped in the presence of her husband atgunpoint. Numbering over one thousand, …

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Buhari Rejects Tenure Extension For APC National Chairman, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the tenure extension of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman and other elected state officials as illegal. Addressing members of the National Executive Committee of the Party in Abuja on Tuesday, the President described the process as illegal. He explained that after due consultation, it …

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MMM Founder, Sergei Mavrodi Dies Of Heart Attack

Sergei Mavrodi, an eccentric Russian mathematician who founded the notorious MMM pyramid or Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s that swindled millions out of their savings, has died, his assistant said Monday. Mavrodi, whose bespectacled face once featured on vouchers issued by the grandiose scheme, died at age 62, his …

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We’ve Learnt From Our Mistakes, PDP Apologises To Nigerians

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has apologised to Nigerians for what he described as mistakes made while the party was in power prior to the 2015 general elections. Giving a keynote speech on Monday, at an event in Abuja with the theme: Nation-building: Resetting …

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France Orders Russian Diplomats To Leave

France has told four Russian diplomats to leave the country within one week in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain, the foreign ministry said Monday. “In solidarity with our British partners, we have notified today the Russian authorities of our decision to expel from …

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Oyo Govt Embarks On Tuberculosis Campaign

The Oyo State Government has offered free screening and treatment for individuals with a persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis (TB). The screening of the residents in the state was in commemoration with the 2018 World Tuberculosis Day, with the theme “Find and notify all TB cases in Nigeria” The …

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I won’t allow Araraume destroy APC —Okorocha

OWERRI—GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State,  yesterday, declared that he would not allow   Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, to destroy the All Progressive Congress, APC, he suffered to build in the state. Okorocha was reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, to a statement credited to Araraume, that he (Araraume) …

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We Have Created Over 500,000 Jobs In Ogun State – Amosun

The Ogun State Government says to a large extent, it has resolved the issue of unemployment in the state by creating over 500,000 jobs within the past seven years. The Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, stated this during the state’s Investors Forum in Abeokuta, the capital on Tuesday while listing his administration’s achievements so far. …

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Trump To Impose Tariffs On $50Bn In Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods imports to retaliate against the alleged theft of American intellectual property, White House officials said Thursday. The new import duties will target industrial sectors where “China has sought to acquire an advantage through the unfair acquisition or …

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Five killed, several wounded as Boko Haram opens fire on crowd in Niger market

At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources. “The BH (Boko Haram) came to the market place early Friday evening, they shot the crowd and took food,” said …

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Dapchi girls: Army denies roles in abductions

THE Nigerian Army has denied allegation by one ‘deserter personnel’, David Bako, who accused it of playing major roles in the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls. Social media reports have quoted the David Bako, said to be a deserter officer of accusing the Army of complicity in the act. Bako, according …

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Malaysia proposes 10 years’ jail for ‘fake news’

The Malaysian government Monday proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. Governments in several countries, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s fulminations against “fake news”, are considering such legislation. But rights groups …

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FG removes 30,000 ghost officers from police payroll

ABUJA— The Federal Government has eliminated 30,000 ghost officers from Nigeria Police payroll. Presidency sources revealed that the police payroll had the names of about 370, 000 officers, as well as rank and file. However, two weeks ago, when the police was brought on the Integrated Personnel Payroll System, IPPIS, …

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Egyptian Court Orders Uber To Cease Operations

Egypt’s administrative court issued a ruling on Tuesday stopping the operations of ride sharing apps Uber and Careem, state media reported. Both services had sparked protests by taxi drivers who complained that the drivers did not need to pay the hefty fees to operate transportation vehicles. The court accepted a …

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Nigeria Absent As 44 African Nations Sign Free Trade Area Agreement

Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent’s economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday. The creation of a free trade area — billed as the world’s largest in terms of participating countries — comes after two …

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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Three In Plateau

Three persons have been killed in another attack in Tah community of Dong in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state. The attack was said to have occurred on Thursday night while four men were on patrol to secure the community. Two of the deceased persons were identified to …

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