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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nigerian women are most unfaithful in the world – Durex

A survey conducted by condom manufacturer, Durex, in which 29,000 people in 36 countries were interviewed has ranked Nigerian women as the most unfaithful in the world. According to the survey, Thailand men are the most unfaithful in the world, with 54 percent of them admitting to cheating on their …

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Obasanjo Encourages Women To Participate More In Politics

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerian women to play more prominent roles in the nation’s politics. The former President said this on Thursday while delivering a keynote speech at the annual Women in Business conference in Lagos State. This year’s edition of the conference has the global theme …

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DSS Arrests Former Kano Governor’s Aide Over Alleged Terrorism Threat

Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested Mr Yunusa Dangwani, an ex-Chief of Staff to a former Kano State governor over alleged threat of terrorism. Mr Dangwani was said to have been arrested for allegedly threatening Mrs Hafsat, the wife of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Sources at …

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We Don’t Have Capacity To Defend Schools From Terrorists’ Invasion – Military Spokesperson

The Nigeria military on Friday said it doesn’t have enough workforce to have a huge security presence in all Nigerian schools to avoid terrorist’s invasion or abduction of pupils. Defence Spokesperson, Brigadier General John Agim, who was a guest on Channels Television Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily said due to the …

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Father, two sons rape 9-yr-old girl

The Edo State government has handed over 70 years old Francis Ezomo, and his two sons; Nosa Ezomo, 26 years old and Festus Ezomo, 29 years old, to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl, who is a relative of Mr Francis …

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INEC to publish political parties’ manifestoes ON MARCH 22, 20181:11 PMIN NEWS, POLITICS0 COMMENTS

ABUJA – Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has pledged to make public the manifestos of all political parties to allow Nigerians make informed choices at the polls. Chairman of Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on …

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President Buhari arrives Zamfara, addresses traditional rulers, others

Gusau(Zamfara) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Gusau, Zamfara, presided over a town hall meeting in continuation of his tour of troubled areas across the country. The President in company of his aides landed at the Gusau helipad at about 10.40a.m after taking off from Umaru Musa Yar’Adua international …

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Militants carpet Avengers, others over 30-day-ultimatum on Boroh

By Perez Brisibe UGHELLI – MILITANTS under the aegis of 21st Century Youths & Agitators with Conscience has taken a swipe on the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA and other groups in the Niger Delta over their threat to blow up oil and gas facilities in the region in 30days …

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UNIMAID final year student bathed with acid

Fatima Habu Usman, a 26 year old final year student of the Department of Nursing at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), is battling for her life after been thrown with acid by two unknown tricycle operators in Borno State. Mr Ibrahim Yusuf, her relative who confirmed the incident Fatima Habu …

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Alleged N5.6bn fraud: ICPC to declare Jang wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it may declare former Governor of Plateau, Sen. Jonah Jang, wanted for refusing to honour its invitations. Indication to this was given by Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. She said …

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UN, EU say food insecurity worsens in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia others

The food security of around 124 million people worldwide was under acute threat at the end of last year, mostly because of worsening conflicts and drought, the UN and EU said Thursday. The worst food crises in 2017 were in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, “where nearly 32 …

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Dapchi girls have been brought back

By Ndahi Marama:::  Parents of the 110 school girls of the Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state who were abducted over a month ago have said that the Dapchi girls have been brought back. Parents go through list of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Government Girls …

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BREAKING NEWS: THE LABOUR ROOM GOVERNOR FOR IMO STATE APPOINTS NEWS COMMISSIONERS AND SPECIAL ADVISERS

PRESS RELEASE BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE LABOUR ROOM GOVERNOR FOR IMO STATE THROUGH HIS SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY HON.DON MARTYN LUTHER O.NWOSU As you may have known, Labour room is the next big thing deliberately tailored to help unravel, unlock and birth a new Nigeria. It is geared …

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