Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Edith Onwubolu

    Soldiers arrest ‘accomplice’ in Chibok abduction

Soldiers arrest ‘accomplice’ in Chibok abduction

Nigerian soldiers have uncovered a terrorists’ intelligence cell headed by a businessman who participated actively in the abduction of School Girls in Chibok, Borno State, the defence headquarters said on Monday evening.The head of the cell was identified as Babuji Ya’ari, who is also a member of the youth vigilante group popularly known as Civilian JTF, which he allegedly uses as [...]

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    Nigerian soldiers ‘kill more than 103 terrorists’

Nigerian soldiers ‘kill more than 103 terrorists’

The Nigerian Military on Friday said its men killed at least 103 suspected terrorists over two raids on the group’s hideouts.According to a Defence Headquarters statement, troops invaded a makeshift camp of terrorists in Miyanti and Bulungu, killing “over 50 terrorists” in the ensuing clash”.It said a fuel dump used for storing fuel for their operations, as well as vehicles [...]

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    House seeks compensation for victims of terrorism

House seeks compensation for victims of terrorism

Following Wednesday's Abuja bomb blast that killed 22 people and injured 17, the federal house of representatives has proposed fund compensation for victims of terrorism in the country.Hon. Chris Azubougu, a representative from Anambra who moved a motion for the compensation, stated that it would ensure that victims of terrorism are given a helping hand to rebuild their lives.The resolution followed motion, [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘subtly’ benefits from piracy

How Boko Haram ‘subtly’ benefits from piracy

Foreign security experts and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) say there is a link between the funding of Boko Haram's activities and rising acts of piracy on Nigeria's waters.They were speaking with CNN on the kidnap and release of American ship captain, Wren Thomas, who himself expressed belief that proceeds from his hostage-taking by pirates in Nigeria may have ended up in [...]

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    Plane leaving Nigeria for Gabon goes missing

Plane leaving Nigeria for Gabon goes missing

A four-seater plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon via Cameroon has disappeared, Cameroon aviation sources have said.Owned by the US company, Global Aviation, the plane took off from Kano in northern Nigeria at 1800 hours on Monday en route Libreville in Gabon, where it was scheduled to arrive at 2300 hours, after a stopover in Douala, Cameroon.However, the station said [...]

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    Jonathan sure of Eagles’ qualification for second round

Jonathan sure of Eagles’ qualification for second round

Notwithstanding the stiff opposition posed by World Cup favourites Argentina in Wednesday’s final group match, President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will qualify for the tournament’s round of 16.Speaking while receiving the national executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who visited the presidential villa to congratulate him on the party's victory in [...]

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    Mother begs court to jail son

Mother begs court to jail son

A 32-year-old factory worker, Ifeanyi Chukwu, who allegedly beats and threatens to kill his mother, appeared before an Abule Egba Magistrates' court on Thursday.Chukwu, who lives with his mother at 15 Adeniji street, Oko-Oba, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of assault, threatening by violence, and causing damage.The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams, told the court that [...]

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    Omeri: Suspected terrorists are Nigerians, not northerners

Omeri: Suspected terrorists are Nigerians, not northerners

Following accusation that northerners are the target of security agents based on the arrest of 486 persons in Abia State on Sunday, Dr. Mike Omeri, director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), has appealed to Nigerians to guard against unfounded utterances that could cause disaffection and further heighten the tension in the country.Speaking during an interview with AIT, Omeri, who made [...]

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    Jonathan appoints new PTDF executive secretary

Jonathan appoints new PTDF executive secretary

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appointed Mr. Olufemi Ajayi as the executive secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).Ajayi, who hails from Ekiti State, was the director-general of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).He replaces Dr. Oluwole Oluleye, also from Ekiti State, who has served as the executive secretary of the PTDF since 2013.Ajayi, a multi-disciplinary professional biochemist, [...]

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    JAMB bans candidates for double registration

JAMB bans candidates for double registration

Tertiary admission seekers who sat for the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) as well as the Computer-Based Test (CBT) in the recently-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) have been banned from participating in the examination for the next three years.The CBT has been dogged by complaints of unavailability of results, and public relations officer of JAMB, Mr. Benjamin Fabian, believes [...]

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    Fruits good, fruit juices better

Fruits good, fruit juices better

Miss Yemisi Olowookere, a dietician at the Garki Hospital, Abuja,  has advised Nigerians to consume high level of fresh fruit juices — and vegetables.According to Olowookere, regular intake of natural fruit juices is very important to the body, due to the quality of nutrients derived from fresh squeezed vegetables and fruits.She said that when juice is extracted from fruits or vegetables, the product is a concentration of minerals, [...]

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    Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has "ordered" the federal government to ensure the immediate passage of the National Health Bill and also honour other agreements reached with the association or expect an indefinite industrial action, beginning from July 1, 2014.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, president of the association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said the association is taking the [...]

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    LASU students turn down Fashola’s fee reduction

LASU students turn down Fashola’s fee reduction

The Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU) is unimpressed with the decision of the Lagos State Government to reduce tuition fees by 34 per cent.Governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, approved the reduction on Wednesday, following a report of  the ad hoc committee he constituted to review the fees.But speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Nurudeen Yusuf, president of the Lagos State [...]

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    Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has approved a 34 per cent reduction in the tuition fees of students of the Lagos State University (LASU).This followed a report submitted by the ad hoc committee he set up to review the fees.After deliberations on the report of the committee, the state executive council met on Wednesday and issued a communiqué stating [...]

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    Police nab man with fresh human head

Police nab man with fresh human head

Policemen in Lagos have arrested a 38-year-old man found to be in possession of a fresh human head.The public relations officer of the command, DSP Ngozi Braide, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the man was arrested on Tuesday at Orile, by anti-robbery policemen attached to the Orile Police Station."The police team that, led by Insp. Bernard Oyinlade, found the suspect while conducting [...]

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    Army not at war with the media, insists Olukolade

Army not at war with the media, insists Olukolade

Following widespread condemnation of the seizure of some newspapers on Friday and Saturday, defence spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade, has appealed to Nigerians to understand that the military is not fighting the media and will not hamper the performance of their social responsibility.Speaking in an interview on African Independent Television (AIT), Olukolade said the military owes the country the duty of ensuring the overall safety [...]

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