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How Peace Corps react to Buhari’s rejection

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to a bill that would make it a paramilitary agency. The president witheld his assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill passed by the National Assembly in 2017. In a letter read by the Speaker of the House of […]

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Nigeria: Cleric relates how to reduce religious mayhem

The Federal Government should introduce inter-religious education at all levels of education to reduce religious violence in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said. According to a press statement it issued, this call was made Tuesday by the president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, in his paper ”Interreligious education and common citizenship values” […]

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#DapchiGirls: Govt set up probe committee

The Nigerian government has set up a committee to probe the circumstances leading to 110 girls being missing from a school in Dapchi. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on Dapchi last week Monday by the Boko Haram. The terrorists are believed to have kidnapped the school girls during the attack. On Monday, the army and […]

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New sanctions placed on Boko Haram by USA

The United States government has imposed new sanctions on the terror group, Boko Haram, and its factional leader, Mus’ab al-Barnawi. The new sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department targets the Islamic State and its affiliate networks around the world. The U.S. department added Boko Haram, also … More

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How Buhari should be addressed at functions

The federal government has released a new directive on how President Muhammadu Buhari should be addressed at formal functions. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the directive in a circular sent to ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government. “Government has observed with concern the inconsistent manner in which […]

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#Dapchigirls kidnap brings about memories of Chibok girls

A militant raid on an all-girls’ school. Dozens of missing students. Silence from government officials. Reports of rescues that turned out to be heartbreakingly false. The troubling details of a kidnapping that unfolded last week in the rural community of Dapchi in northern Nigeria after Boko Haram attacked a school and apparently made off with teenage hostages horrified […]

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Buhari says he will not sign Peace Corps Bill

Intro: President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Peace Corp Establishment bill passed by the National Assembly in 2017. In a letter read by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, Mr. Buhari cited security concerns and financial implications amongst reasons for his decision. The bill has been widely […]

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#Dapchigirls: Nigerian army reveals mistake made

Army admits withdrawing troops before girls’ abduction Sesan Olufowobi, Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo and Olaleye Aluko The Nigerian Army through the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military’s anti-insurgency command in the North-East, on Monday, admitted that troops were redeployed from the Dapchi area before the abduction of the schoolgirls. It added that the […]

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Buhari assures Nigerians on safe return of #Dapchigirls

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday vowed to ensure the release of all those held captive by Boko Haram insurgents. Buhari said his government would go to any length in ensuring the safe return of Nigerians abducted by the insurgent group. He made the declaration while receiving three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, and 10 […]

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Dapchi Boko Attack: 110 girls still missing – News

One hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. The Islamist militant group attained international notoriety after abducting more than 270 schoolgirls […]

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Nigeria Immigration Service brouhaha

*Interior Minister, CG accused of complicity *Majority of beneficiaries from Katsina *Aggrieved officers petition National Assembly *Promotion is not a right -NIS A group of officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has cried out over what they described as ethnic and religious biases exhibited in the recent senior officers’ promotion exercise carried out by […]

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Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria is not working

Indications have emerged that the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), said to have been formed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, may have been rejected by politicians in Nigeria. Weeks after the inauguration of the movement in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), checks across the six geo-political zones show that Obasanjo has a long journey […]

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Fayose believes Nigerians are suffering in silence

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the corporate existence of Nigeria is being threatened by selective administration of justice, marginalisation, vendetta against perceived political opponents among others and called on well-meaning citizens to rise up and salvage the situation before it is too late. Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/nigerians-dying-silence-fayose/

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Nigeria: Benue civil society fear for operation cat race

MAKURDI—Benue Youth Forum, BYF, a civil society group, has expressed fears and concern over the sincerity of the federal government to stem the killings in the state by herdsmen through the military spike exercise recently launched in the state, code-named Exercise Ayem A Kpatuma (Cat Race). Read more 

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Woman dies in Church after doing thanksgiving

A woman slumped and died after giving her testimony in a church. According to the reports, the deceased, a hairdresser, simply identified as Mpofu died at Universal Church of God situated in Bulawayo area of Zimbabwe. B-metro, reports that Mpofu slumped and died soon after she shared her testimony in the church. A close relative […]

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$198 million maritime fraud: Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of the saboteurs

Eromosele Abiodun The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, thursday revealed that certain individuals and vested interest profiting from the insecurity in the Niger Delta are frustrating the execution of the $198 million maritime security contract approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State, Amaechi vowed to […]

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10-year-old Beyonce performs with her group in 1992

Twenty-six years ago, Beyoncé was the lead singer of a burgeoning musical group. It just isn’t the one you think. Before Destiny’s Child, there was Girl’s Tyme, a musical act that mixed hip-hop and R&B and included Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett. Ted Owen and Co — an auction house — is selling what they claim is […]

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Yobe Boko Attack: 50 girls still missing – Time

About 50 young women remained missing Wednesday after Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fears that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago. Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman for the governor […]

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Yobe: Govt orders immediate closure of school attacked by Boko Haram

Yobe State Government has directed immediate closure of Government Girl’s Secondary School, Dapchi in Bursari Local Government Area of the state, following an attack on the school by suspected Boko Haram insurgents Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Muhammed Alami, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen, said that the closure of the school had become necessary after […]

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Photos from accident which Udoji dies

Former Enyimba international dies in ghastly motor accident

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Nigerian army 3M bounty on Shekau meets various reactions from Nigerians

Nigerian army said recently that they will give a huge sum of money to anyone who can produce Boko Haram’s leader, Shekau. See what Nigerians are saying about that.   ZuruBoy

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Obansanjo reconciles with Jonathan, seek Nigeria’s unity

After over two years of what seemed like a cold war between former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, the two Nigerian leaders on Sunday in Otuoke, Jonathan’s village, publicly reconciled and harped on the virtues of forgiveness and national unity. The two also look forward to leading Nigeria, which has fallen on hard times […]

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Special Assistant to governor crushes daughter with own car

Tragedy struck in Katsina on Friday when Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Assistant on Religious Affairs, Abdullahi Darma, accidentally crushed his daughter, Aisha, with his car. The incident occurred at Darma’s Katsina house while he was reversing the vehicle. Sources said the governor’s aide did not know that the toddler was behind the car. “The car […]

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Nigeria frees hundreds of Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger state. […]

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Zamfara massacre: UK tells Nigeria what to do

The United Kingdom, UK, has reacted to the killing of over 40 persons by unknown gunmen in Zamfara State last week. The UK is calling on the Nigerian Government to carry out thorough investigation into the massacre and prosecution of the suspects involved. The call was made by the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul […]

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Electricity: More power grid for Niger Delta

All On, a global energy player and three Nigerian renewable energy companies have signed agreement that would see to the setting up of mini electric off-grids across the Niger Delta. Read more   

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Nigerian army says not aware of Shekau’s whereabouts

The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as “misleading” reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon. Sani Usman, a brigadier general and the director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement that the army was not aware of the whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader. Mr. Sani said the […]

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Fashola says Nigeria can produce 7000MW

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says Nigeria’s power generating companies (GenCos) are now able to produce 7,000MW. Mr. Fashola made this known on Tuesday at the 1st Stakeholders Workshop on- Taking 2000MW Unutilized Power to Eligible Customers, which was held with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). He added that the […]

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Cows stray into airport, delay aircraft landing

The airplane, which travelled from Lagos for Akure, was delayed for several minutes, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said. FAAN said normalcy has since been restored at the airport as officers of the aviation security department quickly dispersed the cows from the runway. It said the aircraft had since been cleared for landing […]

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Obasanjo: Nigeria must security issues right

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that one of the things Nigeria needs to do and do well is the issue of security. Obasanjo, who was in Bayelsa State on Friday to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Seriake Dickson,  spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital, during a courtesy visit on the […]

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