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Niger Delta militants declare war •Their condition for peace

Niger Delta militants declare war •Their condition for peace Three militant groups operating in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV), Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Niger Delta Strike Force have announced resumption of attack on all the oil and gas installations in the two states. Accordingly, they have advised international oil companies, subsidiaries and servicing...... more

US, France, Germany fuelling corruption in Nigeria — Osinbajo

US, France, Germany fuelling corruption in Nigeria — Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) yesterday accused United States of America (USA), Germany, France and several other developed countries of giving protection to corrupt politicians and stashing the proceeds of their corrupt acts in their countries. Osinbajo said besides hiding under their laws of corporate secrecy, stolen funds are converted into...... more

Armed bandits kill 23, raze houses in Zamfara

Armed bandits kill 23, raze houses in Zamfara Suspected armed bandits Friday afternoon attacked villages in Zamfara State, killing 23 people and burning down houses and food silos, residents told Daily Trust on Sunday. Five villages, Barka da Yabo, Mallamawa, Tungar Kahau, Maikamarrimi and Gidan Anna, in Shinkafi Local Government Area, were targeted by the gunmen in the daylight...... more

Navy to unleash 1,585 fresh inductees on insurgents, oil thieves

Navy to unleash 1,585 fresh inductees on insurgents, oil thieves The Nigerian Navy on Saturday inducted 1,585 personnel that would be deployed in counter insurgency and oil theft operations across the country. Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, inducted the troops during the Passing Out Parade of Batch 26th Trainees at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School in Onne, Rivers....... more

How I will operate as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland — Gani Adams

How I will operate as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland — Gani Adams The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Dr. Gani Adams, has given insight into how he intends to function as the Yoruba Generalissimo. Speaking at the palace of Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole weekend, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate said he intends to work with traditional rulers and everybody that he needs to work...... more

Opone wants modular refineries in every Niger Delta state

Opone wants modular refineries in every Niger Delta state The President of Ndokwa Neku Union (NNU) in Delta State, High Chief Johnson Opone, has demanded that modular refineries should be built in each state in the Niger Delta region. He made the when he recently played host to journalists in his home town in Kwale, Delta State. Opone also pointed...... more

Children takeover at World Children’s Day

Children takeover at World Children’s Day Tomorrow, November 20, 2017, children will take over, not only in Nigeria but across the world. Reason: It is World Children’s Day (WCD), which is the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to UNICEF, “To commemorate the anniversary this year, children across the world will ‘takeover’...... more

Anambra governorship election rigged: PDP

Anambra governorship election rigged: PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Party (APC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of electoral malpractice during the Anambra Governorship Election. The election which took place on November 18, across 21 local government areas, was said to have experienced relative peace despite threats by some...... more

Aiteo, Guinness, Nigerian Breweries chiefs to grace Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence

Aiteo, Guinness, Nigerian Breweries chiefs to grace Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence Top shots of leading Nigerian blue chip companies are among dignitaries expected to grace the Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence (NASE), scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. They include Francis Peters, Deputy Managing Director of Aiteo Group; Edem Vindah, ‎Media and Public Affairs...... more

Anambra poll: Observer groups express mixed feelings over exercise

Anambra poll: Observer groups express mixed feelings over exercise Some election observers who monitored the governorship election in Anambra State on Saturday have expressed mixed feelings over the exercise, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Samuel Itodo, the Executive Director of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), told NAN that materials and personnel arrived various...... more

Police draft 16 gunboats, 6, 000 policemen to Bayelsa creeks

Police draft 16 gunboats, 6, 000 policemen to Bayelsa creeks The Police in Bayelsa had deployed 16 patrol gunboats and 6, 000 policemen to tackle sea piracy and criminality in Bayelsa waterways to ensure safety of the water channels. The Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, revealed this in Yenagoa on Saturday during a visit by members of the state...... more

Roundtable proffers solution to Badoo crisis

Roundtable proffers solution to Badoo crisis  A roundtable on the menace and security challenge posed by Badoo, a cult gang fingered for indiscriminate killings and terror operations in Ikorodu, has called for increase funding and better training of the Nigerian Police if they are to effectively perform the task of protecting the citizenry. It also wants healthier...... more

Politics should not be a do-or-die affair — Obasanjo

   Politics should not be a do-or-die affair — Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised politicians not to see politics as a matter of do-or-die affairs. Obasanjo gave the advice on Saturday in Calabar at the public presentation of a book titled: ‘Stepping Forward with Uti J.D. Agba and Mathias Okoi-Uyouyo’. Obasanjo, who was the special guest of honour at...... more

Cloudy, sunny, hazy weather expected today

Cloudy, sunny, hazy weather expected today   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy to sunny weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Sunday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 30 to 37 and 15 to...... more

Why students fail exams — Board chief

Why students fail exams — Board chief Dr Terhile Uchi, the Executive Secretary, Benue Examination Board, has identified stress and anxiety as some of the major factors impeding students’ success in examinations. Uchi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Makurdi that most students “already get tensed up before commencement of examinations and that affects...... more

FG set to organise focused labs to boost economic growth

FG set to organise focused labs to boost economic growth  The Ministry of Budget and National Planning is set to organise focused labs, following its auncil. The setting up of these labs, according to a statement issued on Friday by Akpandem James, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, involves the bringing together of relevant stakeholders in the...... more

LEADERSHIP Publisher, staff at war over N4.8m salary arrears, 400 pages advert commission

LEADERSHIP Publisher, staff at war over N4.8m salary arrears, 400 pages advert commission A former staffer of LEADERSHIP Newspapers, Durojaiye Hassan, on Saturday said he had concluded plans to drag the publisher of the newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), over N4.8 million salary arrears. Aside owing Hassan the sum of N4.8 million salary arrears, Nda-Isaiah had also refused...... more

I’m not a saint, I admit my fault — Ohakim

I’m not a saint, I admit my fault — Ohakim Former Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State has responded to his critics, saying that though he is not a saint he always admits his faults. In a statement he issued, the former Governor who is still loved by Imo people and whose regime has been adjudged better than the Okorocha administration,...... more

Association of Registered Freight Forwarders outlines new agenda

Association of Registered Freight Forwarders outlines new agenda The newly installed leadership of the Association of Registered Freight Forwarders, Nigeria (AREFFN) led by Alhaji Bala Lawan Daura has outlined a five-pint agenda to drive the Association. A statement issued by the National Secretary of the Association, Comrade Chidi Anthony Opara, indicated that AREFFN will create synergies with sister associations on one...... more

BNYL faults Buhari’s speech in Abakiliki, berates Emeka Ojukwu Jr.

BNYL faults Buhari’s speech in Abakiliki, berates Emeka Ojukwu Jr. Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech in Ebonyi State, where he urged Igbos to ignore secession propaganda by Pro Biafra agitators. The group also castigated Emeka Ojukwu Jr., son of the late Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC). BNYL leader, Princewill Obuka...... more

3 dead as irate youths burn senator’s house

3 dead as irate youths burn senator’s house The Kwara Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has confirmed that three people were shot dead in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area on Friday. The deaths are suspected to be related to an issue associated with the conduct of the council elections in the state on Saturday. Mr Kunle...... more

FG embarks on mass housing scheme •Set to prosecute energy thieves

FG embarks on mass housing scheme •Set to prosecute energy thieves The Federal Government will soon come out with a national housing scheme that will be affordable to all Nigerians, the second since the Second Republic era of Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, announced on Friday in Lagos while briefing civil society organisations on the...... more

4 female suicide bombers strike in Borno

4 female suicide bombers strike in Borno It was an early Saturday morning of bombs in Borno, with four female suicide bombers believed to be working for Boko Haram terrorists setting out to cause mayhem in parts of the restive state. Summarising the incidents, Borno State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Isuku Victor, ANIPR, said in a...... more

Missing journalist found dead near Onitsha

Missing journalist found dead near Onitsha A Cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been discovered in Obosi area, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, four days after he was declared missing by members of his family. Onubogu was said to have been found by the men of the Nigerian Police...... more

How to stop child labour, human trafficking — Osun NIS Comptroller

How to stop child labour, human trafficking — Osun NIS Comptroller The Comptroller of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Osun State Command, Mr Adebowale Idowu, has advocated the use of right legislations and adequate sensitisation for the citizens as tools to curb human trafficking and child labour in the country. Speaking at a one-day seminar with the theme “Migrant Smuggling and Human...... more

Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Edo

Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Edo The Police in Edo on Friday destroyed illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egonu community in Agbede, near Auchi. Led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Kokumo, the police team first inspected the various refining camps before destroying them. Kokumo, who spoke shortly after the destruction exercise, said...... more

Masked soldiers on the prowl as Anambra elects Governor

Masked soldiers on the prowl as Anambra elects Governor Masked soldiers went on the prowl on Friday in parts of Anambra State as the people prepared to vote on Saturday in the Governorship election. The presence of the masked soldiers raised eyebrows, especially in the human rights community. Condemning the development, a popular rights activist in the state, Comrade Justus...... more

NDDC to establish bank, optic fibre internet

NDDC to establish bank, optic fibre internet The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to set up a bank as part of measures to sustain its mandate beyond oil and fast track development. The commission has also resolved to connect the region with optic fibre cable herald robust and fast internet connectivity to drive Information Technology. Mr. Victor...... more

Work resumes soon on 2nd Niger Bridge, 69 federal roads: Fashola

Work resumes soon on 2nd Niger Bridge, 69 federal roads: Fashola Work will soon resume on the construction of the Second Niger Bridge, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, announced on Friday in Lagos. Fashola made the disclosure while briefing civil society organisations on the activities of his ministry. “The fourth phase of the budget needed for the...... more

INEC, security agencies not cooperating on Anambra polls, says Observer group

INEC, security agencies not cooperating on Anambra polls, says Observer group An election observer group, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), yesterday expressed worry over the lack of cooperation existing between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies with regard to today’s governorship election in Anambra State. Addressing journalists in Awka, the Executive Director of the group,...... more

 

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