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Couple Found Embracing In A Factory Building That Collapsed Killing Over 900 People

Touching image of couple found embracing in the rubble of collapsed factory is shared around the world. A Haunting image has emerged of a couple who perished in the Bangladesh factory collapse – clutching each other as they died. With [...]

May 9, 2013 Incidents
University of Calabar

Sacked Calabar Varsity Lecturers Won’t Return- VC

Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor James Epoke, said Tuesday that the six lecturers sacked from the university about three months ago over alleged plagiarism will not be reinstated. Epoke said in an interview in Calabar that the [...]

May 9, 2013 Education
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23 Policemen Murdered In Nasarawa.

The Nigerian Police suffered a heavy casualty yesterday when 23 of a 60-man Mobile Police squad deployed to raid a suspected armoury belonging to a militia group at Alakyo in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State were murdered. It [...]

May 9, 2013 Incidents
Boko haram incident

Boko Haram Attacked Bama With Army Uniform.

The insurgents usually wear military uniforms to attack homes, shops and business premises… “Instead of people to appreciate our efforts they always condemn us, now let the human right organizations come to Bama and see the genocide committed by the [...]

May 9, 2013 Incidents
Jonathan on Boko Haram

“Abuse Dialogue Option and I will Use All Forces Available To Crush Boko Haram”. – President Jonathan.

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reacted angrily on the mindless attacks by members of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram in Bama Town, Borno state. He deplored the terror attacks on the community and described it as Callous. According to Jonathan, [...]

May 9, 2013 Incidents
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Water Yam Slows down Ageing Process

Water Yam Slows down Ageing Process – Water yam can slow down the ageing process and boost the immune system, a nutritionist, Hajiya Jummai Abdul, has said. Abdul said water yam was good for diabetic patients because it contained fibre, [...]

May 8, 2013 Health issues
Nigerian Muslims Appeal To Boko Haram To Stop Killings Accept Amnesty

Jonathan Appoints New Secretary For EFCC

Jonathan Appoints New Secretary For EFCC -Nigerian Muslims Appeal To Boko Haram To Stop Killings, Accept Amnesty – The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to accept the amnesty that may be [...]

May 8, 2013 Incidents
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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Sugar is sweet, and that’s an obvious statement! Yet, researchers say its consumption is fraught with health problems. Sugar is colourless or white when pure, and brown when less refined. It is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and [...]

May 8, 2013 Health issues
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Gunmen Kill Two Relatives Of Governor Dickson’s Aide

Gunmen Kill Two Relatives Of Governor Dickson’s Aide – Despite the outcry by Bayelsa state government that the state has been evaded by militants and its attempt to curb it, armed gunmen on Monday struck, killing two relatives of Dr. [...]

May 8, 2013 Incidents
BOKO Haram Members Killed While Attacking Bama Barack.

BOKO Haram Members Killed While Attacking Bama Barack.

The Members of Islamic terror group, boko Haram today met their match, as they were crushed by the Nigerian Soldiers while they trooped into the 202 barracks, Bama In Borno to attack the Soldiers and their family. Boko Haram gunmen [...]

May 8, 2013 Incidents
Akpabio Did Not Instruct Me To Kill Senator Etok

Akpabio Did Not Instruct Me To Kill Senator Etok – Adelola Olaore.

The Unemployed 29 year old graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Mr Adelola Tamunotonye Olaore from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, has confessed to the SSS, over allegation by Senator Aloysius Etok that Governor Godswill Akpabio sent some [...]

May 7, 2013 Incidents
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BREAKING NEWS: Borno State Elder, Ali Monguno Released – “N50 Million Paid”

Borno State elder statesman, Shettima Ali Monguno, who was kidnapped on Friday afternoon when he left the Mosque after the Jumu’at prayer, has been released. Details below No ransom was paid for the release of Nigeria’s first Petroleum Minister, Shettima Ali [...]

May 6, 2013 Incidents
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Gov Shettima To Monguno’s Captors: Don’t Let Old Helper Of Orphans Die

By: Sadiq Abubakar, Edegbe Odemwingie Gov Shettima To Monguno’s Captors – Borno State governor Kashim Shettima yesterday reechoed a passionate appeal to elder statesman Shettima Ali Monguno’s abductors, pleading for his release and cautioning them of the spiritual gravity of contributing to the death of a 92-year-old [...]

May 6, 2013 Incidents
Nigerian-Police-Force

Police Kill Pastor, Nab Gang Members For Robbery

The Police in Cross River State on Saturday killed a pastor in Akamkpa Local Government of the state, identified as John on suspicion of being an armed robber. Three other suspected gang members were also arrested after a fierce gun [...]

May 6, 2013 Crime
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Robbery Suspect Escapes Lynching In Lagos

Robbery Suspect Escapes Lynching In Lagos – A suspected robber, Quadri Adisa, escaped death in Bariga at the early hours of Sunday after terrified residents mustered courage to overpower a four-man gang terrorising Olowu and Omigbe streets in Bariga. Adisa was [...]

May 6, 2013 Incidents
Brother of Former Kogi Governor Killled

Brother Of Former Kogi Governor, Three Others Killed During LG Election

Brother Of Former Kogi Governor, Three Others Killed During LG Election -Four people, including John Okpanachi, a relative of Prince Abubakar Audu, a former Governor of Kogi State, were killed on Saturday, during local government election in Kogi State. The [...]

May 5, 2013 Incidents
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JAMB withholds 80,419 results, cancels 40,692 BY KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has withheld ults “from various centres are still undergoing further screening,” JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said on Friday during the official release of the results. “About 40,692 results were invalid due to [...]

May 4, 2013 Education
Removal Of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption In Police By 80 Percent - IG

Removal Of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption In Police By 80 Percent – IG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar yesterday said the removal of roadblocks from the nation’s highways has reduced corruption in the Nigeria Police Force in the past one year after he assumed office. Abubakar disclosed this during an interaction [...]

May 4, 2013 Crime
JAMB: Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat

JAMB: Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB said yesterday that only 10 candidates scored 300 marks and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in the country even as some candidates printed customised shirts and T-shirts where anticipated [...]

May 4, 2013 Education
9 Injured As Buses Collide In Nsukka

9 Injured As Buses Collide In Nsukka

Nine passengers sustained various degrees of  injuries on Friday when two buses belonging to the Peace Mass Transit (PMT) company  collided on the Nsukka-Enugu road. The accident happened in front of Queens Secondary School, Nsukka, around 3 p.m. One of [...]

May 4, 2013 Incidents
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected leader of a drug cloning syndicate in Lagos.

NAFDAC Destroys Fake Drugs Worth N400m

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday in Makurdi, destroyed substandard, fake and adulterated medicines and food valued at N400million. The Director General of NAFDCAD, Dr Paul Orhii, who led the destruction, vowed that [...]

May 3, 2013 Health issues
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Two Brothers, Woman Shot Dead In Surulere

About a week after a DJ was gunned down on Bank Olemoh street in Surulere, yet another gang related killing has occurred in the Shitta/Akerele area of Surulere. Two brothers (pictured above) were shot dead around 8pm last night as [...]

May 3, 2013 Incidents
Armed Robbers

3 Robbery Suspects Shot Dead In Attempt To Escape Arrest In Port-Harcourt

Rivers Police Command said its men had shot dead three armed robbery suspects who tried to escape after being arrested in the course of their operation in Eleme.  Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, the command’s Spokesman, stated this in Port Harcourt on [...]

May 3, 2013 Crime
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Three Killed, As Jeep Plunges Into River

A Sport Utility Vehicle, Wednesday plunged into the Orashi river at Mbiama on the Rivers State end of the East-West road bordering Bayelsa in the Ahoada West local government area, killing three of its occupants. A woman who reportedly survived [...]

May 2, 2013 Incidents
Communal Conflict Claims 7 Lives In Cross River

Communal Conflict Claims 7 Lives In Cross River

Cross River – Inter communal conflict between the people of Nko in Yakkur Local Government Area and their neighbours in Oyadama in Obubra local Government Area of Cross River State started afresh last Thursday. A similar conflict, two years ago, claimed [...]

April 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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Destination Of All Suicide Bombers Is Hell, Sheik Gumi Says

Sheik Gumi – Hell is the destination of all suicide bombers, fearless cleric Sheik Ahmad Mahmud Gumi warned today in a sermon SaharaReporters monitored in New York. He pointed out that while young men commit suicide, they ought to reflect that [...]

April 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Lamido Sanusi Advocates Drug Test

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers – Lamido Sanusi – The Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, on Saturday advocated for drug test for all those seeking elective political office, to ascertain that they are not drug addicts. Mr. [...]

April 14, 2013 Health issues
Cynthia Osokogu

Pathologist Describes Shocking Details Of Cynthia Osokogu’s Murder In Court

The post-mortem examination of the body of the late Cynthia Osokogu revealed that she died from asphyxia – absence of Oxygen supply to the body, a pathologist told the court on Friday. Ms. Osokogu, 24, was allegedly drugged and murdered [...]

April 12, 2013 Crime
Why Nigerian Graduates Are Not Employable

“Why Nigerian Graduates Are Not Employable” – Prof. Julius Okojie

“Why Nigerian Graduates Are Not Employable” – Prof. Julius Okojie – National Universities Commission has blamed Nigerian Universities for producing graduates that are not suitable for available jobs. NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, said the quality and focus of [...]

April 12, 2013 Education
Lady Killed by Ritualist Jos

Lady Killed By Ritualists, Found Dead Without Eyes & Tongue

Lady Killed By Ritualists, Found Dead Without Eyes & Tongue – Lady Killed By Ritualists – Ritual killers on Monday struck in Jos, killing and removing the eyes and tongue of a young lady in Twanchit Village at Tudun Wada in [...]

April 9, 2013 Incidents