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Eight soldiers killed in attack on Army base

Eight soldiers killed in attack on Army base At least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab jihadist group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said.  According to the sources, heavily-armed Shabaab militants launched a dawn raid on the military camp, followed by a heavy...... more

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire accident

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire accident Mrs Theresa Jimoh, the mother of business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, has been killed in an early morning fire incident in Lagos. The victim, who was about 76 years old, was at her house in the Victoria Garden City, Lagos, when a fire broke out around 2am. She was said to have...... more

Property worth millions of naira destroyed as fire razes building in Onitsha

Property worth millions of naira destroyed as fire razes building in Onitsha A building located along Okagbue Agba Street in the commercial city of Onitsha was around 8pm on Friday gutted by fire. The building which houses many shops it was gathered destroyed goods worth millions of naira. Though no life was lost in the inferno, almost all the shops located upstairs were...... more

Obi calls for NYSC to be skill-acquisition oriented

Obi calls for NYSC to be skill-acquisition oriented The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the  restructuring of the National Youth Service Scheme to be in sync with global development, by incorporating one year of skill acquisition. Obi made this call yesterday while speaking to over 1,000 National Youth Corps...... more

Lagos State vows to enforce standards on sales of fruits, vegetables

Lagos State vows to enforce standards on sales of fruits, vegetables The Lagos State Government says it will enforce standards in the sales and consumption of fruits and vegetables to guarantee the health and safety of consumers in the state. Mr Divine Dunkwu, the Head, Public Affairs, State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), made the assertion on Saturday in Lagos. Dunkwu said the...... more

Guinness Nigeria says no life lost in fire incident

Guinness Nigeria says no life lost in fire incident Guinness Nigeria has restated its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and communities where it operates. Its Director, Corporate Relations, Mrs Viola Graham-Douglas, spoke against the backdrop of fire outbreak at the Aba Logistics centre of the company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was an outbreak...... more

Ortom bags chieftaincy title

Ortom bags chieftaincy title Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday bagged a Chieftaincy title of the”Ageva-U-Tyoshin” meaning the protector, barrier and the hedge of the Tyoshin people. The title was bestowed on Ortom by the Tyoshin Traditional Council, Gwer West Local Govrrnment. Mr Daniel Abomtse, the traditional chief of the area, charged the governor...... more

Weather Report: NiMET predicts sunny and hazy Sunday

Weather Report: NiMET predicts sunny and hazy Sunday The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has made the following predictions about Nigeria’s weather condition for today, Sunday, January 20, 2019: NORTHERN STATES: Sunny and hazy condition is anticipated over this region throughout the forecast period. Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the ranges of 34 – 38℃...... more

Woman burns husband to death over phone

Woman burns husband to death over phone A woman in Indonesia has been arrested on suspicion of burning her husband to death after the pair argued over his phone password. Dedi Purnama was working to repair roof tiles on the couple’s home when his wife, Ilham Cahyani, asked for the password to his phone, according to local media.​ The...... more

20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali to be rescued: NAPTIP

20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali to be rescued: NAPTIP The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali. Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, the Director- General of NAPTIP, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...... more

EFCC to clampdown on heads of Ekiti public institutions over alleged fraud

EFCC to clampdown on heads of Ekiti public institutions over alleged fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to invite heads of public institutions in Ekiti State as part of state recommendations over their alleged involvement in fraud.  This is coming on heels of recommendations given by the visitation panels set up by Governor Kayode Fayemi to probe the financial activities...... more

Okowa wins again; receives Vanguard’s 2018 Governor of the Year Award

Okowa wins again; receives Vanguard’s 2018 Governor of the Year Award Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured that the series of awards being conferred on him will spur him to continue with his selfless service to Deltans and humanity. He gave the assurance on Friday night in Lagos shortly after receiving the “Governor of the Year 2018 Award” at...... more

Fire razes Guinness brewery in Aba

Fire razes Guinness brewery in Aba Bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture are reported to have been destroyed by the wild fire that engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery in Abia on Friday. Fire fighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday until about 6:46 pm when...... more

NSCDC officer killed in Sokoto

NSCDC officer killed in Sokoto A 32-year-old operative of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corp, Abdulaziz Junaidu has been shot dead in Sokoto State.  According to a relative named Nasiru Junaidu, Abdulaziz was posted for a special escort of one VIP Al-Mustapha Ladan when he was killed by an aide at the VIP’s residence. “My brother was...... more

Plan to arrest CJN Onnoghen absolutely false: Presidency

Plan to arrest CJN Onnoghen absolutely false: Presidency The Nigerian presidency has debunked fake reports over alleged plans to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and frame three other Supreme Court Justices. Mr. Femi Adesina, the media adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari expressed surprise and concern about the circulating fake news, in a statement today. “This false story is...... more

Yoruba youths warn EFCC; vow to defend Odumakin, Fani-Kayode against harassment

Yoruba youths warn EFCC; vow to defend Odumakin, Fani-Kayode against harassment The Pan-Yoruba youth organisation, Igbimo Odo Yoruba, has vowed to vehemently resist any attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any agency of the Federal Government, to arrest the spokesman of pan-Yoruba  sociocultural organisation, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over their alleged involvement in...... more

Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, first in northern Nigeria

Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, first in northern Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State. The contract, costing N6billion, was originally awarded in 2011/12, then abandoned, until Buhari’s government forged ahead to deliver it. Buhari will also later hold a campaign rally in Minna, the Niger State capital.  The Baro port was built...... more

Attacks: 76,000 IDPs at risk as UN halts operations in Rann

Attacks: 76,000 IDPs at risk as UN halts operations in Rann At least 76,000 Internally Displaced People have been put at risk, following recent Boko Haram attacks which have interrupted the delivery of aid to Rann, Borno State.  The United Nations in a statement on Friday said the interruption in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Rann is the direct result of...... more

Don’t evict 100,000 Nigerian refugees, UN urges Cameroon

Don’t evict 100,000 Nigerian refugees, UN urges Cameroon The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has appealed to Cameroonian authorities not to evict over 100,000 of Nigerian refugees in that country. UNHCR on Friday expressed grave concerns over plans by Cameroon to evict the Nigerian refugees to Borno. UNHCR said it deplored the reported move that Cameroon was forcing...... more

Zimbabwe public workers reject latest wage offer after protests

Zimbabwe public workers reject latest wage offer after protests Zimbabwe’s public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests. Hundreds of Zimbabweans were detained on public order charges on Friday, as the United Nations urged an end to a security...... more

BREAKING: Atiku lands in Abuja after US visit

BREAKING: Atiku lands in Abuja after US visit Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has returned to Nigeria after a two-day trip to the United States. "The aircraft conveying the former vice president touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 3:00pm on Saturday," according to a...... more

Governor el-Rufai loses brother

Governor el-Rufai loses brother The death has been announced of retired AVM Aliyu Ahmad Rufai, the elder brother of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i. A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said the retired Air Vice Marshal died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja. The deceased was born on Nov. 10, 1948...... more

Why Buhari won’t debate with Atiku, others — Sagay

Why Buhari won’t debate with Atiku, others — Sagay As the organisers get set for the epoch presidential debate today, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate will not participate in the debate. In an exclusive interview with Saturday Sun, the erudite Law Professor, said,...... more

How Amosun disgraced me in his office: Ex-Governor Osoba

How Amosun disgraced me in his office: Ex-Governor Osoba A leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has said he regretted working for the emergence of the ncumbent Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, in 2011. Osoba said this on Friday while addressing leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ogun State Chapter, during a...... more

Ojukwu’s family urged to give Debe a befitting burial

Ojukwu’s family urged to give Debe a befitting burial The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has appealed to the family of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to give Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the deceased first son of the late Igbo leader, a befitting burial. National leader of BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard, made the call while faulting the widow of the late Biafra warlord,...... more

Amaechi slams Wike, dismisses purported plot to destroy CJN Onnoghen

Amaechi slams Wike, dismisses purported plot to destroy CJN Onnoghen The Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Media Office has expressed dismay and utter disgust over what it described as “another round of spurious allegations by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike” at a campaign rally in the state on Thursday, accusing the former governor of the state and incumbent Minister of...... more

Enugu, Anambra communities protest kidnappings by herdsmen

Enugu, Anambra communities protest kidnappings by herdsmen It was a day of rage at the border town between Enugu and Anambra states as youths, women and the elderly from their communities took to the streets to protest the incessant kidnap of their people by suspected armed herdsmen. The women, who were half-naked, said they were tired of the...... more

EFCC boss raises alarm over name-dropping, warns Nigerians against impersonators

EFCC boss raises alarm over name-dropping, warns Nigerians against impersonators The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has raised an alarm over the illegal action of some people using his name to defraud innocent Nigerians on the guise of securing favours from him. He insisted that he has never instructed any relation or officers...... more

PDP’s criticism of Obiano’s rapprochement with FG condemnable — Commissioner

PDP’s criticism of Obiano’s rapprochement with FG condemnable — Commissioner The Anambra State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adunuba, has described criticisms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Governor Willie Obiano’s relationship with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as condemnable. He said that the Governor engages constructively with the Federal Government because of his firm...... more

Iheanacho to FG: Provide sovereign guarantee to indigenous refiners

Iheanacho to FG: Provide sovereign guarantee to indigenous refiners To ensure effective modular refinery projects in the country, Chairman, Eko Refinery and Petrochemical Company Ltd, Mr Emmanuel Iheanacho, has appealed to Federal Government to support local refiners with sovereign guarantee to secure loans for the completion of their modular refineries. Iheanacho made the appeal in Lagos against the backdrop of...... more

 

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