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Many feared killed as gunmen invade villages in Plateau

Many feared killed as gunmen invade villages in Plateau Condemnations have continued to trail weekend’s attacks and killings in villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State were unconfirmed reports say more than 100 bodies have so far been picked while over 200 people are currently receiving treatments in various hospitals in the State. Vanguard...... more

ISIS Threat: FG beefs up security, deploys AIG to Lagos airport

ISIS Threat: FG beefs up security, deploys AIG to Lagos airport In an effort to boost security, the Federal Government has deployed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Danjuma Muhammad, to take charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Police Command. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muhammad took over from Mr Abdullahi Ali, a Commissioner of Police, who...... more

FG to begin Voluntary Asset Repatriation Scheme as VAIDS expires

FG to begin Voluntary Asset Repatriation Scheme as VAIDS expires Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme. This is coming barely one week to the expiration of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) which was extended to June 30 by President Muhammadu Buhari after...... more

Surveyors offer to help FG fight insurgency, herdsmen/farmers clash

Surveyors offer to help FG fight insurgency, herdsmen/farmers clash AS the spate of incessant killings continue unabated in the country, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has called on the Federal and State Governments to collaborate with it in tackling the security challenges facing the country because according to it, the role of the Surveyors in curbing insurgency, militancy, herdsmen/farmers clashes...... more

SERAP wins battle to compel Adamu, Ogbeh to account for spending on water

SERAP wins  battle to compel Adamu, Ogbeh to account for spending on water There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing why the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure have continued to deteriorate despite budgetary allocations on the sector may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Minister of Water Resources,...... more

NLNG to boost domestic LPG supply with new vessel

NLNG to boost domestic LPG supply with new vessel Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has said it is planning to reinforce the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market with a new LPG vessel which will boost volume and availability, as well as consolidate the company’s contributions to deepen the domestic LPG industry and increase consumption of the clean gas. In a...... more

APC swears in Oshiomhole as National Chairman

APC swears in Oshiomhole as National Chairman Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has been sworn in as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. Mr Oshiomhole, who was affirmed as the National Chairman of the party unopposed on Saturday, was sworn in on Sunday by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami....... more

CSOs hail Kaduna, Sokoto on release of immunization funds

CSOs hail Kaduna, Sokoto on release of immunization funds   Kaduna State Maternal Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM) , and Sokoto Accountability Coalition for Maternal and Child Healthcare (SACoM) , has hailed their respective State governments on prompt release of total funds allocated to Routine Immunization (RI) in the 2017 budget. KADMAM and SACoM, the collation of civil society organization made the commendation during a...... more

IPOB alerts British Government about possible anarchy •Says Abaribe accused of hiding Nnamdi Kanu in his house

IPOB alerts British Government about possible anarchy •Says Abaribe accused of hiding Nnamdi Kanu in his house The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday called the attention of the world, especially the British government on the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari describing it as “a call to anarchy”. A statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful,  labelling Britain as the creator and controller...... more

Victims of 1995 phantom coup cry out for justice •Text of heart-rending letter to Senate •Full list of victims

Victims of 1995 phantom coup cry out for justice •Text of heart-rending letter to Senate •Full list of victims Victims of the 1995 phantom coup plot saga are still groaning in pains over the torture meted out to them by the regime of late despot, General Sani Abacha. Colonel Gabriel Adetunji Ajayi (Rtd), a former Quarter Master General, Lagos Garrison Command, who is also one of the victims, recently recounted...... more

Kwankwaso romances Atiku, pays nocturnal visit to Abuja residence

Kwankwaso romances Atiku, pays nocturnal visit to Abuja residence Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Saturday night paid a courtesy visit to former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja. Kwankwaso, who is being rumoured to planning a switch from the APC to the PDP, arrived at Atiku’s residence at about...... more

16 freight forwarders cleared for election into Governing Council of CRFFN

16 freight forwarders cleared for election into Governing Council of CRFFN The Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has cleared 16 candidates to contest its forthcoming governing council election. The Registrar of the Council, Mr Mike Jukwe, said this on Saturday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CRFFN had been without a Governing Council...... more

Presidency, BPE wade into NERC, Ibadan Disco controversy

Presidency, BPE wade into NERC, Ibadan Disco controversy Presidency and the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) have intervened in the problems between the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), whose management was suspended over N5 billion debt. A source close to both parties told BusinessDay that a complaint has already been made to...... more

Nigeria will be better when there is obedience to God’s word — Okowa

Nigeria will be better when there is obedience to God’s word — Okowa Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged Nigerians to obey the word of God to achieve a better, more peaceful society. The Governor made the call yesterday at the second matriculation and graduation ceremonies of The Meaningful Life Institute of Evangelism and Church Management at Mosogar, Ethiope West local...... more

I did not award N8bn Nworie River dredging contract — Ohakim •Denies asking anyone without N1m to leave Owerri

I did not award N8bn Nworie River dredging contract — Ohakim •Denies asking anyone without N1m to leave Owerri Former Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, on Saturday said for the umpteenth time that his administration did not award the Nworie River dredging contract, contrary to the allegation that he spent N8bn on the said contract. According to a press release by His Chief Press Secretary, Collins Ughalaa, Ohakim made...... more

BNYL condemns Senator Abaribe’s arrest by DSS

BNYL condemns Senator Abaribe’s arrest by DSS Following the arrest of the Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe by the Department of State Services, DSS, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL), have challenged the federal government to disclose the charge levied against Abaribe that warranted his arrest. Reacting, National Leader of BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard linked his...... more

Lawmakers, Bishop kick against FG plan to establish cattle ranches

Lawmakers, Bishop kick against FG plan to establish cattle ranches The lawmaker representing Anocha State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Ezani has berated the issue of Federal Government plan to establish 94 cattle ranches in 10 States and other parts of the country for 179b to stop herdsmen/farmers clashes currently on the front burner of public discourse. The states to...... more

Anambra Police apologises as Inspector kills 38 years old woman •Blames accidental discharge

Anambra Police apologises as Inspector kills 38 years old woman •Blames accidental discharge The Anambra State Command has regretted the shooting to death of one Mrs. Ebelechukwu Emeka of Igbuala Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State, by a Police Inspector on duty along Owerri-Oba road. A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, said: “At about 0813hrs, a police...... more

Army wipes out 20 armed bandits in Zamfara, arrests 3

Army wipes out 20 armed bandits in Zamfara, arrests 3 The Nigerian Army, 1 Division Kaduna, on Saturday said it had neutralised 20 armed bandits and arrested three suspects at Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Muhammad Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Kaduna. Dole said the troops...... more

Monarch’s death: Enugu Govt. sets up judicial panel of inquiry

Monarch’s death: Enugu Govt. sets up judicial panel of inquiry The Enugu State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to find out what led to the death of the Traditional Ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu. A statement by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Emeka Okeke, on Saturday in Enugu noted that the state government expressed grave concern over...... more

Benue killings: NAF deploys 1,000 troops, 300 Special Forces

Benue killings: NAF deploys 1,000 troops, 300 Special Forces Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has committed over 1,000 officers and men and 300 Special Forces to curb the security challenges in Benue State. The CAS disclosed this on Saturday when he led the Chairman, House Committee on Defence...... more

Boko Haram kills 4 in Borno, injures another 6

Boko Haram kills 4 in Borno, injures another 6 Four persons were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram raided Tunkushe village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that a male suicide bomber also detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), among group of residents sleeping in an open...... more

Eko Disco raises alarm over extortion of customers by illegal group

Eko Disco raises alarm over extortion of customers by illegal group The Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) has raised alarm over some illegal group extorting money from customers under the guise of fighting for electricity customers rights. Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the company warned customers to desist from patronising such unregistered group who are out to...... more

HURIWA to world leaders: Intervene and stop crackdown on opposition in Nigeria

HURIWA to world leaders: Intervene and stop crackdown on opposition in Nigeria The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned as despicable and abuse of power, the recent arrest of the erstwhile governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam, by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and also the reported whisking away by DSS of the leader of...... more

Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa village

Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa village No fewer than 18 persons were reported killed and several others injured following an attack on Dowayan village in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Local residents on Saturday told Channels Television correspondent, who visited the village, that the attack was carried out on Friday night by herdsmen. The residents said the...... more

Prophet to Obasanjo: Seek forgiveness over June 12

 Prophet to Obasanjo: Seek forgiveness over June 12 Akure-base Prophet Olusola Okunade, on Saturday, called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek the forgiveness of Nigerians for his inability to accord the winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, Chief M.K.O Abiola, the proper place in the political history of the country during his tenure as the nation’s President....... more

Cholera: 24 new cases recorded in Adamawa

Cholera: 24 new cases recorded in Adamawa Adamawa state Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 24 new cases of cholera in about four Local government areas in the state. A statement on cholera update issued by the Information Officer of the ministry, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, named the Local government areas as Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South. It...... more

Lai Mohammed faults CPJ, says no journalist is in detention in Nigeria

Lai Mohammed faults CPJ, says no journalist is in detention in Nigeria The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has debunked the report by the press freedom organization, Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ), that a certain Nigerian journalist has been in detention for the past two years. The Minister, who issued the rebuttal at the Gala/Award Night of the International Press...... more

NHRC must push for quick investigation into Bukhari’s murder, end to impunity — SAMDEN

NHRC must push for quick investigation into Bukhari’s murder, end to impunity — SAMDEN Denouncing the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, the late editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, and his security officers, the South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) has called upon the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to take swift action to push investigation into the...... more

Beat Plastic Pollution: Group organizes educational tour to recycling firms

 Beat Plastic Pollution: Group organizes educational tour to recycling firms One of Nigeria’s leading environmental advocacy groups, #PickThatTrash on Monday, June 18, 2018, used the public holiday as an occasion to lead a group of young people for an educational tour to two recycling plants – Chanja Datti Recycling Limited, Area 1, and Environmental Expressions Limited, in Abuja. The aim of...... more

 

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