Thursday, November 29, 2018

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    I’ll replace you with fresh graduates, Al-Makura warns striking workers

I’ll replace you with fresh graduates, Al-Makura warns striking workers

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nassarawa state, has warned workers currently on strike that they could lose their jobs to fresh graduates.The governor issued the threat on Saturday while speaking at the celebration of the 35th coronation anniversary of Bala Angbazo, the Aren Eggon.The state workers are protesting the downward review of their salaries, which Al-Makura said was made to accommodate other [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ 16 insurgents in Kala Balge

Troops ‘kill’ 16 insurgents in Kala Balge

Eighteen Boko Haram insurgents fell to Nigerian troops stationed at Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno on Friday, the Nigerian army has said.Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, made this known in a statement released on Saturday.The army spokesperson said the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun battle that "lasted for some [...]

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    Peter Okoye ignites fresh Psquare controversy

Peter Okoye ignites fresh Psquare controversy

Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye have had series of running battles in the past few years, which ultimately culminated in the disintegration of Psquare in February 2016.Peter and Paul went separate ways to pursue their personal ambitions and solo careers but not without promising fans that Psquare wouldn't die, that they would always collaborate musically.The latest attempt to bring that [...]

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    Oyegun: When Dasuki was sharing money from his ATM, he didn’t invite any APC member

Oyegun: When Dasuki was sharing money from his ATM, he didn’t invite any APC member

The ruling party, All Progressives Congress says the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari's government is neither selective nor partisan.John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of the APC, reiterated this claim in an interview with The Punch, where he noted that Peoples Democratic Party chieftains are being investigated because most of them received funds from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.He said that when the [...]

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    Maina: I’m not wanted by EFCC, I’m ready to defend myself

Maina: I’m not wanted by EFCC, I’m ready to defend myself

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has denied being on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In November 2015, EFCC had declared him wanted over his alleged role in the N2bn pensions biometric contracts scam, and listed him on its website as one of its wanted persons.Three months earlier, Maina was charged alongside three [...]

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    Commission slashes Israel pilgrimage fee over economic situation

Commission slashes Israel pilgrimage fee over economic situation

Tor Uja, executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), says Christians would soon start paying "reduced cost" for pilgrimage to Israel, because "the economy is not smiling".Uja said this on Thursday at the conference of pilgrimage leaders and managers of Nigeria, held in Abuja.He said due to the crippling economic situation in the country, leaders of the commission [...]

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    With heavy hearts, Ruggedman, Lara George bid OJB farewell

With heavy hearts, Ruggedman, Lara George bid OJB farewell

To honour and celebrate the life of veteran Nigerian producer, OJB Jezreel, a wake keep and service of songs was held on Thursday, July 7, at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.The singer/producer died on Tuesday, June 14, after suffering complications from his kidney ailment.OJB has for the past few years, fought valiantly to stay alive in spite of a bad kidney.In [...]

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    EFCC’s 7 most wanted fugitives

EFCC’s 7 most wanted fugitives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presently has at least 76 persons on its list of wanted individuals.Among the number of persons wanted for various offences are a few politicians and former public office holders, most of whom are high profile and well-known.In compiling the list of the seven most wanted, we have taken into cognizance the effects of [...]

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    6 killed as suicide bombers hit Borno mosque

6 killed as suicide bombers hit Borno mosque

Six worshipers were killed in the wee hours of Friday after two suicide bombers attacked the Damboa central mosque in Borno state.According to the army, one of the bombers successfully detonated while the other insurgent was said to have "exploded" after being prevented from detonating.Sani Usman, acting director of public relations, confirmed this in a statement."At the early hours of today, precisely [...]

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    Avengers bomb three oil pipelines in Bayelsa, Rivers

Avengers bomb three oil pipelines in Bayelsa, Rivers

Militant group Niger Delta Avengers says it has blown up oil pipelines in Bayelsa and Rivers states.The Avengers announced on its website that the fresh attacks were carried out between 3am and 5am on Friday, July 8."At about the (hour) of 3am to 5am the Niger Delta Avengers blow up Nembe 1, 2, and 3 trunk-line in Bayelsa/River States.""We still using [...]

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    Air force fighter jets ‘strike’ Boko Haram enclave

Air force fighter jets ‘strike’ Boko Haram enclave

The Nigerian air force says two of its fighter jets successfully attacked an enclave of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno north on Wednesday, July 6.The air component of operation Lafiya Dole attacked the insurgents with two F-7Ni fighter aircraft, according to Ayodele Famuyiwa, group captain and director of public relations and information."The location lies between Tumbum Rego and Malkonory and is [...]

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    MASSOB: Buhari believes he’ll easily crush Biafra

MASSOB: Buhari believes he’ll easily crush Biafra

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says President Muhammadu Buhari's belief that he will "easily crush Biafra" is erroneous because God, history and humanity are on the side of those agitating for secession.The pro-Biafran group said the actions and decisions of Buhari's administration keep giving credence to the clamour for the Republic of Biafra.In [...]

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    Brymo: My career ended in 2013

Brymo: My career ended in 2013

Olawale Ashimi, Nigerian singer, popularly known as Brymo, says his career ended in 2013.The artiste, who was speaking in a tongue-in-cheek manner, tweeted this on Thursday while arguing with a fan on social media platform, Twitter.The argument stemmed from a tweet where Brymo inferred that the black man's travails are most often self inflicted."Black man suffers at home, black man suffers abroad. [...]

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    Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has blown up two pipelines belonging to Chevron.Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, disclosed this in a terse statement on Wednesday night."Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24. Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Brothers," Agbinibo said [...]

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    CBN: No Nigerian bank in distress… not even Skye

CBN: No Nigerian bank in distress… not even Skye

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says no bank in the country is currently in financial distress.In a statement released on Wednesday by Isaac Okorafor, acting director, corporate communications of the CBN, the apex bank said the rumours and speculations of distress are "untrue and do not reflect the actual health of the individual banks and indeed, the entire banking industry"."For [...]

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    I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has reiterated his innocence regarding the freezing of his Zenith Bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Speaking on Wednesday through Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media, Fayose insisted that he legitimately sourced his election funds, saying that as a promising candidate of his party, there was no way he [...]

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