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Gunmen Kill 10 People in Kaduna Village

Gunmen Kill 10 People in Kaduna Village

Kaduna — About 10 people were been killed in an early morning attack on Adu village in Atakar chiefdom, Kaura Local government of Kaduna state by unknown gunmen.   Residents said the gunmen stormed the village with sophisticated weapons at [...]

September 3, 2013 General
Peter Obe, Ace Photographer, Dies At 81

Peter Obe, Ace Photographer, Dies At 81

One of the founding fathers of modern-day photo journalism in the country, Peter Obe, is dead.   Obe, 81, died in Lagos yesterday after a brief illness at his residence in Alhaji Masha, Surulere, Lagos.   A family member confirmed [...]

September 2, 2013 General
Nigeria Deepens Diplomatic Ties With Switzerland To Boost Growth and Development

Nigeria Deepens Diplomatic Ties With Switzerland To Boost Growth and Development

The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Switzerland will be strengthened to enhance economic growth and provide wider opportunities for young people.     This information was disclosed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, [...]

September 2, 2013 General
Gandi village in Rabah Local government of Sokoto State.

Armed Robbers Murder 15-Year-Old Boy

A gang of suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Sunday shot and killed a 15-year-old boy at Gandi village in Rabah Local government of Sokoto State.   The hoodlums attacked the residence of a business tycoon, Alhaji Yawale [...]

September 2, 2013 Incidents
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Protests Rocks Kwara

Members of the All Progressives Congress and members of the National Association of Kwara State Students protested in Kwara State on Monday. The students protested peacefully from Murtala Muhammed Road through the Post Office to the Government House. The students [...]

September 2, 2013 Incidents
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Shortlist of 5 loyalists successor: Fashola dismisses report

Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at the weekend described as ridiculous, a newspaper report that he had drawn up a list of five candidates who could succeed him.   Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the governor reacted to the report [...]

September 2, 2013 Government and politics
British Secret Agency, M16, Police Proposed £3,000 Visa Bond Against Nigeria - Report

British Secret Agency, M16, Police Proposed £3,000 Visa Bond Against Nigeria – Report

BY UDUMA KALU A report from a United Kingdom based journal, University World News, has said the £3,000 visa pilot scheme against Nigeria was proposed by the British intelligence service, MI6 and British police headquarters at Scotland Yard.   The [...]

September 2, 2013 Uncategorized
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Arik Stowaway Teenager: Family Worried Over His Whereabout

The family members of Nigerian stowaway boy, who flew from Benin to Lagos inside the wheel compartment of an aircraft, has appealed for his release from custody.   Miss Sonia Oikhena, elder sister of the stowaway boy, made the appeal [...]

September 1, 2013 Transportation
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Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Mr Mandela’s discharge this morning from Pretoria’s Mediclinic Heart Hospital comes a day after confusion in the Mandela family over whether the 95-year-old former president had in fact been sent home. Mr Mandela, whose condition is described as “critical” and [...]

September 1, 2013 Africa
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241 illegal immigrants arrested, deported from Plateau

The Plateau State Government said over 241 illegal immigrants were arrested this week in the State following a house to house search carried out by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Special Task Force (STF) in the State.   [...]

September 1, 2013 Uncategorized
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Suspected sect members ambush, kill at least 24 people in northeast Nigeria, dozens missing

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A security official says suspected Islamic sect members have ambushed and killed at least 24 members of a youth vigilante group in northeastern Nigeria.   The attack, which occurred Friday when the Civilian Joint Task Force vigilantes [...]

August 31, 2013 Uncategorized
Plot to impeach Taraba acting gov thickens

Plot to impeach Taraba acting gov thickens •We met Suntai in very bad state –Legislator •No to govt by proxy –Tukur

FOLLOWING the resolution by members of Taraba State House of Assembly that the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, should continue in office, there are strong indications that loyalists of the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai are plotting to remove the acting [...]

August 31, 2013 Government and politics
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We have weakened Boko Haram – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday affirmed that his administration was gradually wiping out members of the outlawed Islamic sect, Boko Haram.   Jonathan made this disclosure yesterday while addressing the outgoing Representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria [...]

August 31, 2013 Uncategorized
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Assassins Kill Son Of AUPCTRE National President

Suspected assassins have stormed the Akure home of the National President of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees of Nigeria (AUPCTRE) Mr Solomon Adelegan, killing his first son, Oluseyi.   When Channels Television visited [...]

August 30, 2013 Incidents
Customs Officer Killed As Mob Avenges Shooting of Smuggler

Customs Officer Killed As Mob Avenges Shooting of Smuggler

A Customs officer on his way to office at the Seme border post was, yesterday, killed while his car was burnt by a mob in revenge of the alleged shooting of a smuggler by another officer at the border post, [...]

August 30, 2013 Incidents
PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

BY HENRY UMORU, NATIONAL Working Committee, NWC of the People's Democratic Party, PDP yesterday slammed its hedge hammer on the Chairman, Senate Committee Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Senator Andy Uba and suspended him from the party as [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
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Suntai’s letter not written by him, says Taraba Assembly

A DECLARATION by the Taraba State House of Assembly Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai was still recuperating underscored the lawmakers’ opposition to his bid to resume work.   In fact, the lawmakers stated that a letter transmitted to the House [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has concluded the first round of admission into institutions.

First Round of 2013/2014 Admissions Concluded

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has concluded the first round of admission into institutions. According to a statement released by the board, “Candidates, who made degree awarding institutions as their first choices or most preferred are enjoined to check the [...]

August 29, 2013 Education
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UK’s resolution for military attacks against Syria stalls at UN

BY BOLA OLAJUWON WITH AGENCY   • U.S., others may strike without Security Council’s mandate • NATO condemns chemical strikes, supports UN probe • Syria will become ‘graveyard of invaders, says PM  • Muslim bloc urges ‘decisive action’ against Damascus [...]

August 29, 2013 Uncategorized
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Isale Eko: Commercial heartbeat of Lagos

THAT Lagos, from time immemorial, had been a booming trading centre is not news. However, what many people do not know is that there are areas in the downtown Lagos that had, over the years, evolved to become its heartbeat [...]

August 29, 2013 Business
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Taraba House declares Suntai unfit, urges return to US for rehab

Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa has told Governor Danbaba Suntai to return to the United States for further treatment in the hospital.   Tsokwa spoke to newsmen in Jalingo, the capital today, about 12 hours after [...]

August 29, 2013 Government and politics
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Terrorism – Court Okays Extradition of Nigerian to U.S.

An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday ordered the extradition to the United States a 32-year old Nigerian man, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi (alias Ayatollah), suspected to be an al-Qaeda member.   Babafemi is wanted in the US for his alleged involvement [...]

August 29, 2013 General
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Nigeria to fast-track infrastructure rollout

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, has revealed that the Federal Government has put plans in place to speed up the delivery of much-needed infrastructure and will be working closely with Federal Ministry of Works to streamline and standardize the processes.   [...]

August 28, 2013 Finance, Real Estate
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Edo kidnappings: Govt, police, others rise to the challenge

by Banji Aluko.  While kidnapping has lately thrived in Edo State with the abduction of a foremost human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, the security apparatuses in the state are gradually rising to the challenge.   THE story of the [...]

August 28, 2013 Crime
In an area of Nigeria where an Islamic insurgency has caught fire

Detainees disappear amid Nigerian crackdown

In an area of Nigeria where an Islamic insurgency has caught fire, security forces are carrying out night raids in residential neighborhoods and have arrested many people. No one knows where the detainees have wound up, whether they're in good [...]

August 28, 2013 Uncategorized
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Nigeria Police boss set to re-marry

Mr. Abubakar’s former wife died last year.    The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, is set to re-marry, one year after the death of his wife, Maryam, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.   The Nigerian Police spokesman, Frank [...]

August 28, 2013 Media representation
Kinsmen of prominent lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, who was kidnapped on Friday, have staged a peaceful protest in Benin City to demand the unconditional release of their kinsman. Addressing newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ secretariat in the Edo state capital, Mr. Isa Adidi who spoke on behalf of the people of Iviukwe community in Etsako-east local government area of the state, appealed to the lawyer’s abductors to release him unhurt. He explained that Ozekhome is a human rights activist who has been fighting for the people and cannot afford whatever ransom his abductors may request for. Ozekhome was abducted by men suspected to be kidnappers on the Benin-Auchi expressway, in an operation that left four policemen dead.

Ozekhome’s Kinsmen Stage Peaceful Protest

Kinsmen of prominent lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, who was kidnapped on Friday, have staged a peaceful protest in Benin City to demand the unconditional release of their kinsman.     Addressing newsmen at the Nigeria Union [...]

August 27, 2013 Incidents
BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Strikes Again: 3 Dead, 8 Injured in Borno

BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Strikes Again: 3 Dead, 8 Injured in Borno

At least three people reported dead, while 8 more suffered knives/cutlass injuries when a group suspected Boko Haram sect members ambushed Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. T he incident according to sources took place over the weekend when [...]

August 27, 2013 Incidents
Catholic Priest Dies From Own Gun

Catholic Priest Dies From Own Gun

BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE Benin — THE Parish Priest of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Sobe, in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, Rev. Father Peter Ayala, was, Sunday morning, found dead in his apartment, few hours before he [...]

August 27, 2013 General
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Suntai Notifies Assembly of Readiness to Resume Work

BY THOMAS POGGE AND MITU SENGUPTA   The frail-looking Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, who returned to the country on Sunday after spending 10 months in health facilities in Germany and the United States following a plane crash in [...]

August 27, 2013 Government and politics
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