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Stranded Nigerians in Russia back in Abuja

Stranded Nigerians in Russia back in Abuja A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport...... more

Court fines hospital N.5m for detaining baby’s corpse, parents

Court fines hospital N.5m for detaining baby’s corpse, parents The cost of N500,000 has been awarded by the Anambra State High Court against Iyi Enu Mission Hospital in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State for unlawful detention of the corpse of a child and the parents for non-payment of hospital bills. The judgement in suit No: 0/255/2017 which...... more

Gunmen storm Zamfara market; kill 2, injure others

Gunmen storm Zamfara market; kill 2, injure others The Police command in Zamfara on Friday confirmed the killing of two persons, following unknown gunmen attack at a market in Karakai village in the Bungudu Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP. Muhammad Shehu, said this in a statement he issued...... more

NAF fighter aircraft neutralises fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

NAF fighter aircraft neutralises fleeing Boko Haram terrorists The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has successfully neutralised several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Bulagalaye and Kwakwa, both in Borno, through successful air strikes. AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, who confirmed this in a statement on Friday...... more

South African police officers to face trial for killing Nigerian

South African police officers to face trial for killing Nigerian Authorities would soon arraign South African police officers for allegedly killing a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr Ibrahim Olalekan-Badmus, in 2017. The Nigerian Mission in South Africa said on Friday in an interview that the officers were implicated in the killing. Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, said through a...... more

Protection of human rights, cardinal objective of Buhari administration — Minister

Protection of human rights, cardinal objective of Buhari administration — Minister The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the protection of human rights is a cardinal objective of the Buhari Administration, and that the violation of rights is not a government policy. Addressing a High-Level Roundtable organized by the Atlantic Council, an American think tank on international affairs,...... more

After 18 years apart, Ethiopian man finds his family in Eritrea

After 18 years apart, Ethiopian man finds his family in Eritrea When Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war in 1998 and deported each other’s nationals en masse, Addisalem Hadgu thought he had nothing to worry about, safe in the belief his Ethiopian passport would shield his Eritrean wife from expulsion.  Two years later, as the conflict raged on in trenches along the...... more

'The Weekend’, AIT’s new programme, hits airwaves

'The Weekend’, AIT’s new programme, hits airwaves Africa Independent Television (AIT) has concluded arrangements to unveil ‘The Weekend’, a brand new mega TV show anchored by two astute presenters, Osasu Igbinedion and Ohimai Godwin Amaize. A contemporary breakfast show, ‘The Weekend’ is focused on analysing entertainment, lifestyle, and political topics. A statement by the Chairman of DAAR Communications...... more

NiMet predicts cloudy sky, rains, thunderstorms on Saturday

NiMet predicts cloudy sky, rains, thunderstorms on Saturday The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains over Abuja, Bauchi, Gombe, Lafia, Makurdi, Mambilla Plateau, Bida and Minna axis on Saturday. The Central Forecast Office of the agency in Abuja on Friday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to 34 and 18 to 23...... more

Gunmen kill CBN staff in Gusau

Gunmen kill CBN staff in Gusau The Police in Zamfara have confirmed the killing of a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Gusau, Kabiru Zango by unknown gunmen. The Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu said in a statement made available to journalists that Zango was shot dead at his residence in Gusau this...... more

Dokubo spits fire, declares Buhari, APC enemies of Nigeria and Ijaw nation

Dokubo spits fire, declares Buhari, APC enemies of Nigeria and Ijaw nation Fiery Niger Delta activist, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has described President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the real enemies of Nigeria and of the Ijaw nation. Speaking in a video which has been in circulation on the internet for some days now, the freedom fighter who held...... more

2019: No election will hold in Biafraland – Zionists

2019: No election will hold in Biafraland – Zionists The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Friday vowed that no election would be conducted in the defunct Biafra region during the 2019 general elections. This came from the self-acclaimed President of the BZF, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka. He spoke to journalists in Enugu a day after he was released from prison, where...... more

Train crushes ten people in Lagos

   Train crushes ten people in Lagos More than ten people were crushed in the early hours of Friday when a Lagos mass transit train coming from Ijoko, Ogun State crashed into a commercial bus in Agege. According to an eyewitness account, “the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) train which departed Ijoko around 6:30 AM for Apapa crashed into...... more

Killings: Northern leaders shedding crocodile tears, says Presidency

Killings: Northern leaders shedding crocodile tears, says Presidency The Presidency on Friday took a swipe at some leaders who recently faulted President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s way of handling the nation’s security challenges, describing them as ‘selfish leaders.’ The leaders of some socio-cultural organisations led by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), had issued a communique accusing Buhari’s administration of incompetence...... more

Gunmen kill radio commentator

Gunmen kill radio commentator Assailants have shot a Filipino radio commentator about a dozen times while leaving for work in a northeastern province in a new fatal attack in a country with an alarming record of killings of journalists. Police Chief Superintendent Arnel Escobal says 38-year-old Joey Llana was maneuvering his van near his home...... more

Salary: Abia commissioner urges early resolution of FAAC impasse

Salary: Abia commissioner urges early resolution of FAAC impasse The Commissioner for Information in Abia, Chief John Okiyi, has called for quick resolution of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) impasse. Okiyi, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Friday, blamed the delay in the payment of June salary to...... more

Air France leaves Nigerians stranded in Paris

Air France leaves Nigerians stranded in Paris Passengers including hundreds of Nigerians on board Air France operated commercial Aircraft from France to Lagos and Abuja have since Wednesday been stranded at Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many of them have to sleep at the airport from Wednesday for a...... more

34,000 Cameroonian refugees in C/River– SEMA

34,000 Cameroonian refugees in C/River– SEMA The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Friday said that over 34,000 Cameroonians, were currently taking refuge in six local government areas of the state. Mr John Inaku, the Director General of SEMA in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...... more

Okonjo-Iweala joins Twitter board

Okonjo-Iweala joins Twitter board Twitter has named Nigeria's former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board. Okonjo-Iweala, a former senior World Bank official was named alongside American lawyer Robert Zoellick to the social media platform's board, the company announced Thursday.  "We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to...... more

Flood: Commuters stranded along Lafia-Akwanga road

Flood: Commuters stranded along Lafia-Akwanga road Commuters traveling through Lafia-Akwanga Federal Highway were on Friday left stranded for over six hours, following the heavy rain that flooded the bridge at Shabu near Lafia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rain, which began at the early hours of Friday was still drizzling at the time...... more

Delta Govt. lauds Ubulu-Uku USA for rehabilitating hospital •Association awards scholarships to indigent undergraduates

Delta Govt. lauds Ubulu-Uku USA for rehabilitating hospital •Association awards scholarships to indigent undergraduates The Delta State Government has commended sons and daughters of the Ubulu Uku, in the Diaspora in the Aniocha South area of the state for their support to the government’s developmental efforts in making life more meaningful to the people of the area. The government’s commendation came in the wake of...... more

Beware of freebies on internet, Kaspersky Lab warns

Beware of freebies on internet, Kaspersky Lab warns Kaspersky Lab experts have warned internet users to be wary of fake websites offering gift cards online. They said cybercriminals are able to “sell” users’ data registered for the gifts to third-party partner sites, to which they redirect victims. While industry and law enforcement agencies from around the world are busy...... more

GOCOP, OPAN 'must be represented in Press Council Act'

GOCOP, OPAN 'must be represented in Press Council Act' The Njgerian Press Council Bill is a flawed as it does not accommodate online newspapers and blogs, a supporter of online journalism, Chief Chike Eze, has said. A report this afternoon by Metrowatch Online quoted Eze as telling the National Assembly: “There are already two professional organisations in this sphere and I...... more

Boko Haram kills 30 in Borno

Boko Haram kills 30 in Borno No fewer than 30 persons were killed and dozens missing when Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a convoy of vehicles along the Dikwa-Ngala Road in Ngala Local Government Area Borno State yesterday, sources said. Security agents could not be reached for statement up to the time of filing this report. However, a...... more

Police summon Melaye over alleged shooting

Police summon Melaye over alleged shooting The Kogi State Police Command has summoned Senator Dino Melaye to report at the State Criminal and Investigation Department after his armed guards fired on a team of policemen on patrol duties in the state. A police sergeant was the victim of the shooting, the police said and is recuperating in...... more

Why we can’t release Dasuki despite court orders: FG

Why we can’t release Dasuki despite court orders: FG The Federal Government has given reasons why it believes the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), should not be granted bail. The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, said Mr Dasuki’s personal right can be violated for the larger public good. Meanwhile, Constitutional lawyer and...... more

Governors demand drastic action to end killings

Governors demand drastic action to end killings State governors in Nigeria have called for an end to the rising cases of killings in the country and asked security agencies to take more drastic action to halt the bloodshed. They made the call on Thursday when the National Economic Council met in the State House, Abuja. Governor Willie Obiano...... more

NPA set to host International Maritime Conference

NPA set to host International Maritime Conference The Nigerian Ports Authority would be hosting the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Africa Regional Conference in Abuja, Nigeria from September 17 - 19, 2018. According to information obtained from the Local Organising Committee, the theme for the conference to be held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, will be...... more

Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens

Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens As the traffic gridlock created by trucks and articulated vehicles on the Apapa-Oshodi and Apapa-Ijora-Ikorodu road corridors worsens, the state police command, the Nigerian Army, transport agencies and Lagos task force officials held an emergency meeting yesterday to find a lasting solution to the problem. At the meeting, ‘Operation Restore Sanity’...... more

FG set to deploy 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries

FG set to deploy 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries The Muhammadu Buhari administration has concluded arrangements to deploy 300,000 new beneficiaries in the second batch of its N-Power Volunteers Corp. The deployment will be effective from 1st August. With 200,000 beneficiaries currently benefitting from the programme, this means that by August, 500,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates will be beneficiaries of the...... more

 

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