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    9 killed, 10 injured in fresh B’Haram attack

9 killed, 10 injured in fresh B’Haram attack

Nine persons were killed in Mailari village in Konduga local government area of Borno state during an attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Sunday.Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the attack to journalists in Maiduguri, capital of the state."Today Sept. 27, 2015 suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Mailari village in Konduga LGA," he said."Nine [...]

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    Soldiers sieze 8 boats, 2.3m litres of diesel in Rivers

Soldiers sieze 8 boats, 2.3m litres of diesel in Rivers

Troops of Operation Pulo Shield (OPS) of the Nigerian army, Port Harcourt have seized 2.3 million litres of allegedly stolen diesel worth N3.45 million from an illegal bunker site in Rivers.The petroleum product was siphoned from the pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).Alani Okunlola, commander of the operation, disclosed this to journalists on Sunday at Tamunotonye Ama [...]

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    Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says many Yoruba people feel more protected around members of the Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC) than the police.Speaking at the 80th birthday celebration of Frederick Faasheun, OPC founder, mimiko said the group was one of the many legacies of Fasehun."You founded OPC, today, I tell you in Yoruba land that many Yoruba people will [...]

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    Taraba monarch, two wives killed in Saudi stampede

Taraba monarch, two wives killed in Saudi stampede

Abbas Ibrahim, a first class traditional ruler in Taraba state, and two of his wives were among the victims of Thursday’s stampede in Saudi Arabia.While the Taraba Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board announced the death of Ibrahim, who was also the state’s amirul hajj for the 2015 pilgrimage, the Zing traditional council confirmed the death of his two wives.Hamman-Adama Tukur, chairman [...]

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    Okunrounmu to politicians: 90 per cent of you are guilty of false assets declaration

Okunrounmu to politicians: 90 per cent of you are guilty of false assets declaration

Femi Okunrounmu, chairman of the 2014 national conference convocation committee, says more than 90 per cent of politicians in the country are guilty of false declaration of assets.In veiled reference to the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okunrounmu said if anybody had done anything against the law or constitution, the person should be called to account.He said the [...]

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    In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

Garba Mohammed, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Saturday.He said a committee recently set up to verify the actual number of the workers discovered the development, adding that about N18.1 million was being lost to the fake workers on a monthly basis.“According to the committee’s report, out of the 2,490 casual workers of [...]

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    5 Gombe pilgrims missing, 7 injured in hajj stampede

5 Gombe pilgrims missing, 7 injured in hajj stampede

Gombe state has declared five of its pilgrims missing in Saudi Arabia, while seven of them sustained injuries during the stampede that led to the loss of 717 lives.Usman Gurama, executive secretary of the Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, told journalists in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, that the pilgrims have not been located since Thursday.He said members of [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: No new polio case in Nigeria

GOOD NEWS: No new polio case in Nigeria

Nigeria is virtually guaranteed to be polio-free, following a declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the country has not reported a case of wild polio virus since July 24, 2014.However, no country is declared polio-free until three years of no new recorded cases."All laboratory data confirm that 12 months have passed without any new case in the country."Nigeria has [...]

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    Kachikwu: Nigeria losing N2.2tr monthly to ‘inefficient refineries’

Kachikwu: Nigeria losing N2.2tr monthly to ‘inefficient refineries’

Ibe Kachikwu, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Nigeria has been losing N2.2 trillion monthly because of the poor state of the refineries.He said the corporation might sell refineries that fail to work optimally by the expiration of the 90-day ultimatum for their rehabilitation."By the end of December when the 90-day ultimatum will expire, any [...]

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    I don’t believe Buhari is slow, says PDP BoT member

I don’t believe Buhari is slow, says PDP BoT member

Walid Jibrin, secretary, board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be assessed in 100 days.Speaking with reporters in Nasarawa on Friday, Jibrin urged Nigerians to give Buhari more time.“I don’t agree that Buhari is slow and I don’t believe that 100 days are enough to judge anybody or any one [...]

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    Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

A police officer in Yobe state shot and killed two of his senior colleagues on Friday morning.Toyin Gbadegesin, the police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the incident, saying the officer might have gone insane.Gbadegesin said the suspect also shot himself but did not die immediately."A constable in Nangere went berserk this morning, grabbed a rifle and shot two [...]

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    Kachikwu: I’d have sold refineries but for Buhari

Kachikwu: I’d have sold refineries but for Buhari

Ibe Kachikwu, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari advised against selling of the nation's refineries.Addressing journalists in Lagos, Kachikwu said the refineries were currently working at 30 per cent capacity as against the minimum of 60 per cent required to generate profit.“Personally, I will have chosen to sell the [...]

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    NAHCON: It’s unfair to blame Africans for hajj stampede

NAHCON: It’s unfair to blame Africans for hajj stampede

The National Hajj Commision of Nigeria (NAHCON) wants Nigeria and other countries involved in the stampede at hajj to be involved in the investigation of the tragedy.Abdullahi Mukhtar, made the demand at a news conference in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, saying it was unfair to say Africans were responsible for the fatal incident.“At this time of electronic age and the close [...]

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    Dickson is PDP candidate for Bayelsa gov poll

Dickson is PDP candidate for Bayelsa gov poll

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for December 5 governorship election in the state.Dickson contested Thursday's primary election as the only aspirant, following the earlier disqualification of three aspirants and withdrawal of another.Announcing the result, Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state  and chairman of the election panel, commended the delegates for their peaceful conduct, [...]

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    Nigerians among 717 dead in hajj stampede

Nigerians among 717 dead in hajj stampede

A yet-to-be-confirmed number of Nigerians were among those who died on Thursday in a stampede at the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, TheCable understands.A clearer picture is expected to emerge when the Saudi authorities make an official pronouncement later in the day, with 717 pilgrims reported to have died, although there are various estimates.The country's civil defence said about 805 people also sustained injuries.It was not immediately [...]

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    Buhari, DSS DG observe eid prayers in Daura

Buhari, DSS DG observe eid prayers in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari and Lawal Daura,director-general of the department of state service (DSS), observed the eid-el-kabir prayer in Daura, Katsina state on Thursday.Both men hail from the town.According to NAN, the prayer, which started around 9:30 am, was led by Safiyanu Yusuf, chief imam of Daura.In his sermon, the imam laid  emphasis on the importance of sacrifice in Islam, saying [...]

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