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Fire destroys 77 shops in Kano market

Fire destroys 77 shops in Kano market The Kano State Fire Service said fire destroyed 77 temporary shops at Kasuwar Kurmi (‘Yan Gumama) Market in Kano. The Spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday that 70 of the shops were razed down completely. “We received a...... more

Unidentified gunmen kill Gov. Bello’s aide in Okene

Unidentified gunmen kill Gov. Bello’s aide in Okene The camp of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has been thrown into mourning following the assassination of one of his aides Mr Yusuf Adabenege, by unidentified gunmen  in Okene town, Kogi State. Adabenege, a Personal Assistant to the governor on Domestic Matters until his death, was reportedly killed alongside two of his...... more

Nigeria may become desert, NCF warns

Nigeria may become desert, NCF warns Nigeria is losing about a half kilometre of its land mass annually to desert encroachment and time is of essence before the entire country becomes a desert. The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muktari Aminu-Kano, raised the alarm in Lagos on Sunday. He made the disclosure at the 2018...... more

Kwara health workers begin 3-day warning strike

Kwara health workers begin 3-day warning strike The Kwara state chapter of joint council of Medical and Health workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in collaboration with National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) will commence a three day warning strike on Monday.  This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the kwara state Chairman of NANNM,...... more

Boko Haram set to deploy drones — US Intelligence

Boko Haram set to deploy drones — US Intelligence Faced with increasing loss of personnel and strongholds, ISIS and operatives from its affiliates, including Boko Haram, are nearing advanced stages in turning ‘civilian’ drones into deadly weapons of warfare, expert intelligence and counter-terrorism evaluations from the United States have warned. A global alert from the US-based Combating Terrorism Centre based...... more

Militants kill 40 IDPs, burn camp

Militants kill 40 IDPs, burn camp More than 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic (CAR), in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees, according to a regional legislator. The violence in the town of Alindao, some 300km east of the capital, Bangui, began on Thursday when Christian militiamen known as...... more

Presidential panel exposes SARS, knocks police

Presidential panel exposes SARS, knocks police The Presidential Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Reform, on Saturday, in Lagos State, exposed the failure of the agency of the Nigeria Police to follow due process in the discharge of its duties. According to the chairman of the panel, Mr Tony Ojukwu, there were some cases which ordinarily should...... more

Tension in CAN over alleged plot by President to impeach deputy

Tension in CAN over alleged plot by President to impeach deputy Tension is high in the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) following allegations that its President, Samson Ayokunle, has perfected plans to impeach his Vice and renowned Professor of Virology, Joseph Otubu. Already, the Patriotic Christian Youths of Nigeria (PCYN), has threatened to resist the move by any wolf in sheep clothing...... more

4 killed in Rivers cult war

4 killed in Rivers cult war At least four persons, including a female, have been killed by gunmen in Aluu Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. According to Sunday Sun, the gunmen, who were suspected to be members of a cult gang in the area, invaded a beer parlour within Omuda village in Aluu...... more

FG to raise funds from capital market to fund universities

FG to raise funds from capital market to fund universities Striking university lecturers and other stakeholders in education sector were told a bitter truth yesterday: Federal government does not have the financial ability to plug funding shortfall in Nigerian universities. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the revelation at the convocation of the University of Ibadan which coincided with the institution’s 70th...... more

Bayelsa Govt. talks tough as vigilante nabs killers of varsity student in Yenagoa

Bayelsa Govt. talks tough as vigilante nabs killers of varsity student in Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed the arrest of two suspected killers of Miss Seieyefa Fred, who was gunned down by suspected cultists on robbery mission in Yenagoa on November 8, 2018. The Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Security, Mr. Boss Spero-Jack, said that the two suspects...... more

11 perish in Ogun boat accident

11 perish in Ogun boat accident Eleven persons have been confirmed killed after a boat capsized in Tafa River at Maun II in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. An eyewitness who revealed that the boat was conveying 29 linked the cause to a faulty engine. He added that the boat was already in the middle...... more

Tension in Okene as gunmen kill masquerade custodian, two others

Tension in Okene as gunmen kill masquerade custodian, two others Okene township in Kogi State was, on Saturday, thrown into confusion and tension over the murder of a masquerade custodian, Yusuf Adabenege, and two others, Zubairu Musa and Yakubu Mohammed, by unknown gunmen. The people were said to have been shot at close range by the gunmen at Oro, outskirts of...... more

2019: Abia elders urge politicians to respect Charter of Equity

2019: Abia elders urge politicians to respect Charter of Equity Politicians in Abia State have been told to respect and adhere to the Abia Charter of Equity that ensures that Abia South Senatorial Zone completes its two tenures just like Abia North and Abia Central did, “in the interest of fairness, justice and equity as enshrined in the Abia Charter”. The...... more

NSCIA slams UI International School for banning headscarves

NSCIA slams UI International School for banning headscarves Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria's apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were told to leave a school in the southwest Oyo State. The nine Muslim teenagers were prevented from entering...... more

Army shares pictures of ‘propaganda activities’ by terrorists

Army shares pictures of ‘propaganda activities’ by terrorists The Nigerian Army on Saturday shared some pictures of purported online propaganda activities by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The pictures posted on the Army’s social media platforms were to prove some of the latest achievements recorded by the military in the fight against insurgency in the North East. One of...... more

African leaders brainstorm on key reforms as AU meets in Ethiopia

African leaders brainstorm on key reforms as AU meets in Ethiopia African leaders met on Saturday to decide on institutional reforms for the African Union Commission, calling these reforms imperative for Africa to be able to speak with one voice on the international stage. Institutional flexibility and independence, financial independence, and restructuring the functions of the African Union Commission as well as...... more

Key leader of group that abducted Leah Sharibu killed: Military

Key leader of group that abducted Leah Sharibu killed: Military The Nigerian Military says it has killed one of the leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) – the Boko Haram factional group believed to have abducted Leah Sharibu.  A statement from the Nigerian Army (NA) on Saturday revealed that the ISWAP media chief, Ahmad Sale, was neutralised in...... more

Vigilante Security Summit holds in Abuja Monday

Vigilante Security Summit holds in Abuja Monday Osjones International Services Ltd, a management Consultancy Services will on Monday, hold a two-day Vigilante National Security Summit in Abuja. A statement signed by the CEO of the company and programme coordinator, Mr Oluyemi Olaiya said that the summit is aimed at building capacities for vigilante officials and creating public awareness on...... more

Kidnapped Zamfara twins regain freedom

Kidnapped Zamfara twins regain freedom The famous Zamfara twin sisters who were kidnapped a month ago have been released on Saturday evening. According to Daily Nigerian report, N15 million ransom was paid before their release. The money was raised through crowd funding, family contributions and borrowing. The largest contribution came from a senator, Kabir Marafa. On...... more

Troops foil another Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops foil another Boko Haram attack in Borno Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources told AFP Saturday. On Wednesday jihadists from IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province killed three soldiers when they temporarily seized control of another...... more

Nigeria records 800,000 preterm births annually

Nigeria records 800,000 preterm births annually Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, the National President, National Association of Paediatric Nurses (NAPN), on Saturday said Nigeria ranked third with about 800,000 preterm births annually. Lawal disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja as the world commemorates 2018 World Prematurity Day. This year’s theme is:...... more

Fayemi okays N30,000 minimum wage

Fayemi okays N30,000 minimum wage Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has stressed the need for the Federal Government to address the current revenue allocation formula to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers.  Fayemi stated this when he received the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who paid...... more

News Express goes into magazine publishing; to debut at 2018 Anniversary Lecture

News Express goes into magazine publishing; to debut at 2018 Anniversary Lecture Leading Nigerian online daily newspaper, News Express (newsexpressngr.com), has announced its decision to expand into the hard copy sector with the introduction of News Express Special Print Edition, a periodic all-gloss magazine scheduled to debut next week Tuesday, November 20, 2018. News Express Publisher, Mr. Isaac Umunna, said in a statement...... more

Soldiers shoot, beat up traders in Lagos

Soldiers shoot, beat up traders in Lagos Officials of the Nigerian Army on Saturday were caught on camera shooting sporadically and assaulting traders at CMS area of Lagos Island. Eyewitnesses alleged some persons in the area had earlier ganged up to beat up a military officer which spurred retaliation from the soldiers. “Soldiers stormed CMS shooting sporadically and beating...... more

Panic as policemen shoot sporadically into the air in protest over accommodation in Imo

Panic as policemen shoot sporadically into the air in protest over accommodation in Imo There was pandemonium in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State, as policemen hit the streets in protest over their ejection from their quarters in the state. The policemen from the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Imo State Police Command, demonstrating for the second day in a row, caused traffic gridlock and panic...... more

Gunmen attack Rivers APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole

Gunmen attack Rivers APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted the public that its governorship candidate, Tonye Cole and team were attacked Thursday, 16 November, 2018 at Bakana in Kalabari land. A statement signed by the campaign organisation of Tonye Cole said that it took the security detachment attached to...... more

Zamfara: Gov Yari, Marafa fight over recruitment of 8,500 civilian JTF

Zamfara: Gov Yari, Marafa fight over recruitment of 8,500 civilian JTF Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Garba Marafa, has alleged that there is a plot by the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari to use 8,500 armed youths under the guise of civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) to destabilise the 2019 elections in the state.  The governor recently announced...... more

Bayelsa Oil Spill: Shell repairs ruptured pipeline, pledges compensation for victims

Bayelsa Oil Spill: Shell repairs ruptured pipeline, pledges compensation for victims The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it has repaired the Trans Ramos Pipeline that ruptured and spilled about 1,114 barrels of crude oil into the environment on May 17. Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, Media Relations Manager, SPDC, in an email update said integrity tests were being conducted on the pipeline. Odugbesan...... more

Police arrest 12 suspected criminals in Kano, recover six vehicles

Police arrest 12 suspected criminals in Kano, recover six vehicles The Kano State Police Command has arrested 12 suspects in connection with various crimes committed across the state.  Public Relations Officer of the Police Command, SP Magaji Majia, told journalists that six vehicles and N1.7 million were recovered from them. Majia, a Superintendent of Police, explained that the development followed the...... more

 

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