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12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack

12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack The Police in Maiduguri have confirmed that 12 persons were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Daminian Chukwu, confirmed the incident. Chukwu said that a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a crowded market killing himself...... more

6 killed in fresh Benue attacks

6 killed in fresh Benue attacks Six persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen in a set of renewed attacks on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday at the Government House in Makurdi, the state capital. He made the disclosure when he received...... more

American, Canadian kidnapped in Kaduna, 2 police escorts killed

American, Canadian kidnapped in Kaduna, 2 police escorts killed Two expatriates – an American and a Canadian – have been kidnapped. Mukhtar Aliyu, Spokesman of Kaduna Police Command, while confirming the incident to our reporter on Wednesday, said two police escorts attached to the expatriates were also killed in a gun battle to save the expatriates. The incident occurred along...... more

Wicked grandma burns 9-year-old granddaughter’s hands for eating brother’s food

Wicked grandma burns 9-year-old granddaughter’s hands for eating brother’s food The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, says it has arrested a woman who allegedly burnt the hands of her nine-year-old granddaughter for eating her brother’s food. Mr Babawale Afolabi, the Public Relations Officer of the command, disclosed this to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday. Afolabi said the...... more

School children donate household items to troops fighting insurgency in North-East

School children donate household items to troops fighting insurgency in North-East Students of Children International School (CIS) in Lagos on Wednesday donated 3,000 bags of sanitary kits to Nigerian soldiers fighting insurgency in the North-East. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items comprised of recharge cards, toilet rolls, beverages, toothpastes and toothbrushes as well as “Thank You Cards”. Miss...... more

Seek justice and reparation for victims of attacks by herdsmen, SERAP tells Buhari

Seek justice and reparation for victims of attacks by herdsmen, SERAP tells Buhari Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that “any efforts by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country is grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families. It’s important to ensure that any policy to tackle...... more

Ohanaeze President General dismisses accident rumour

Ohanaeze President General dismisses accident rumour President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, on Tuesday described as “wicked” the news circulating in the social media that he was involved in a fatal motor accident and fractured his arm. “The mischievous character circulating the news even went ahead to post the picture of the vehicle he was...... more

Militancy: Bayelsa professionals seek investigation of Sylva, Lokpobiri

Militancy: Bayelsa professionals seek investigation of Sylva, Lokpobiri The Association of Concerned Bayelsa Professionals (ACBP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the security agencies to investigate the allegation by the Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, that some politicians in the All Progressives Congress (APC) were arming militants to destabilise the state. The Governor had specifically accused...... more

Umeh unfolds agenda as Senator for Anambra Central

Umeh unfolds agenda as Senator for Anambra Central The Senator-elect for Anambra Central, Chief Victor Umeh, has promised to champion the cause of the less privileged and down trodden during his tenure in the upper chamber of the Senate. Umeh, who recorded a landslide victory in last Saturday’s senatorial rerun election in seven local government areas in Anambra State,...... more

Communities raise alarm over cracks in dam

Communities raise alarm over cracks in dam Six communities around Kangimi Dam in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have called on the state government to quickly repair the damaged walls of the dam to avert imminent disaster. The communities in a statement said the walls of the dam had developed cracks after a thunder hit the...... more

Osinbajo speaks on Africa’s economic transformation

 Osinbajo speaks on Africa’s economic transformation Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told American scholars and professionals that Africa’s impressive economic transformation was being driven by ambitious businessmen and women.These entrepreneurs were stepping beyond national borders and going global, Osinbajo said at the inaugural “Africa Rising’’ lecture of the Harvard University Business School on Tuesday evening.He spoke at...... more

Man seeks divorce to save his manhood

Man seeks divorce to save his manhood A commercial driver, Laisi Ajibade, on Wednesday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 22-year-old marriage over threats by his wife, Folake, to cut off his manhood. Ajibade, 48, also accused Folake of dishonesty and desertion. According to him, Folake almost cut off his manhood when they went to bed...... more

EFCC arraigns Abdullahi Adamu’s son over money laundering

EFCC arraigns Abdullahi Adamu’s son over money laundering The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned former Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu’s son , Nuriani Adamu before Justice J K Daggard of the Federal High Court, Kano over alleged money laundering.Mr Adamu was arraigned alongside one Felix Onyago on an amended six-count charge bordering on money laundering...... more

Dangote blames unemployment for violent killings in Nigeria

Dangote blames unemployment for violent killings in Nigeria The President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has attributed the deadly conflict between suspected herdsmen and farmers in parts of Nigeria to the country’s increasing unemployment rate. Dangote stated this on Tuesday in an interview with Channels Television. “If there are jobs, there wouldn’t be anything...... more

Benue Leaders should stay at home and be visited by Presidency – Shehu Sani

Benue Leaders should stay at home and be visited by Presidency – Shehu Sani   Senator Shehu Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said Benue leaders instead of paying a visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja should rather stay in their homes while the President visit Benue State. The Senator representing Kaduna Central at the Red Chambers said according to the African...... more

Breaking: EFCC Arraigns Justice Yinusa Over Corruption Allegations

Breaking: EFCC Arraigns Justice Yinusa Over Corruption Allegations The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja. He was arraigned on a 5 count charge alongside Esther Agbo, a staff of the Law Firm of Snr Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa. When the charges were read to them,...... more

Senate Gives IGP 14 Days To Arrest Perpetrators Of Benue Attacks

Senate Gives IGP 14 Days To Arrest Perpetrators Of Benue Attacks   The Senate has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to investigate and arrest the perpetrators of the Benue attacks that led to the death of over 73 persons. The two chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday, condemned the wanton attacks by...... more

FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property

FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property  A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was on Tuesday demolished by the FCT Development Control Department. The building, which is inside A. Aruera – Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi –Kado–Life Camp Expressway, Abuja. Mr Emmanuel...... more

Police Arrest Cleric With Human Parts In Lagos

Police Arrest Cleric With Human Parts In Lagos The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a cleric, Alfa Kayode Abdul-Fatai in the Alakuko area of the state allegedly for being in the possession of suspected human parts. A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, saying that the suspect had a...... more

Malaria, malnutrition major killer of children under 5 years

Malaria, malnutrition major killer of children under 5 years Thousands of babies are still dying daily from preventable causes – and pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition are killing millions of under-fives in the developing world. Progress is being made on young children’s health, with the under-five mortality rate almost cut in half since 2000. But sadly millions will still never...... more

EFCC re-arraigns ex-FCT Minister, others over fraud

EFCC re-arraigns ex-FCT Minister, others over fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday charged a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, before a Federal High Court Lagos, for allegedly laundering the sum of N650 million. Akinjide was re-arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan, on a 24-count charge, following the transfer of the case...... more

House of Reps to probe fuel subsidy re-introduction

 House of Reps to probe fuel subsidy re-introduction Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara has expressed determination of the House to unravel the lingering fuel scarcity and the alleged re-introduction of fuel subsidy in the country. Dogara said this while welcoming members of the House of Representatives from the Christmas and New Year break. He urged...... more

Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu

Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu to January 22 and 23rd. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the proceedings after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to produce one of its major witnesses in court. The...... more

Rice farm: Bayelsa community disowns ex-militant leader, demands his arrest

Rice farm: Bayelsa community disowns ex-militant leader, demands his arrest The Peremabiri Development Association (PDA) has drawn the attention of the Federal and Bayelsa State Government to false claims‎ by ex-militant leader, Eris Paul also known as Ogunboss that he is cultivating a huge rice farm in the community. The false claims, according to the group, are coming on the heels...... more

Gowon, others shun book launch in memory of Tafawa Balewa

Gowon, others shun book launch in memory of Tafawa Balewa Nigeria’s Former Head of State,  General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.), has shunned the launching of a RAYUWA (meaning life in Hausa), a book launched in memory of late former Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, 54 years after his death in the 1966 coup. Gowon was to serve as the Chairman of...... more

Restructuring: Urhobo seek return to Midwest Region

Restructuring: Urhobo seek return to Midwest Region The Urhobo in Delta State, South South Nigeria are demanding a return to the old Midwest under their proposal for the restructuring of the country. The Urhobo, in a communique issued on Monday by the Urhobo Renaissance Union (UPU) said that the proposed restructuring would put resource control at the basis...... more

Expert links bush burning to asthma, cancer, premature death

Expert links bush burning to asthma, cancer, premature death An ecologist, Mrs Adeola Obadimu, says poisonous substances from bush burning can cause an increase in the incidence of severe asthma, cancer and pre-mature deaths. Obadimu, the Head of Department of Water and Environmental Sanitation, Ife Central Local Government Area, said this on Monday in an interview with News Agency of...... more

Benue Killings: I never ignored Ortom’s warning — Osinbajo

Benue Killings: I never ignored Ortom’s warning — Osinbajo The Presidency has denied reports that Governor Samuel Ortom had earlier warned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo against the killing of innocent citizens in Benue State by suspected herdsmen. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, said this in a statement signed by him on...... more

My 10-year ban from holding public office in Ekiti a big joke — Fayemi

My 10-year ban from holding public office in Ekiti a big joke — Fayemi The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the 10-year ban slammed on him from holding political office by an Ekiti State Government White Paper. Fayemi, in a statement issued on his behalf by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, to newsmen on Monday...... more

Kidnapped lawmaker found dead

Kidnapped lawmaker found dead The Police Command in Taraba on Monday confirmed the death of Mr Hosea Ibi, a member representing Takum 1 constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly, in the hands of kidnappers. The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP David Misal, made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency...... more

 

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