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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

Kukah, Falana, others to storm Obong Attah”s 80th birthday bash

Kukah, Falana, others to storm Obong Attah”s 80th birthday bash Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong (Arc) Victor Bassey Attah, will clock 80 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. A statement issued by Akwa Ibom State government and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh says activities lined up to mark this milestone will flag-off on the...... more

Delta Govt. to synergise with media houses for development

Delta Govt. to synergise with media houses for development The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, has reiterated the State Government’s commitment to synergise with media organizations to move the state forward. Ogbueshi Ukah made the declaration on Friday when the newly posted General Manager of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Asaba, Mr. Richard Yaboh, and his management...... more

Taraba Govt. to convert Danbaba Suntai Airport to international

Taraba Govt. to convert Danbaba Suntai Airport to international The Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku is set to convert the Danbaba Suntai Airport to an international airport, based on cargo lifting.   Governor, Ishaku stated this when he inspected the ongoing routine maintenance work at the airport which led to its closure on November 4, 2018, and reopening November 16, 2018....... more

NMA tasks federal, states on increased healthcare funding

NMA tasks federal, states on increased healthcare funding The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have called on the federal and state governments to increase the funding of healthcare in the country. Dr Kofi Ikpeme, a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeon and past Chairman of NMA in Cross River, made the call on Saturday during the NMA South South Zonal...... more

DSS submits report on alleged bribery by Oshiomhole

DSS submits report on alleged bribery by Oshiomhole The Department of State Security Service, DSS has submitted a report of its findings on its investigation of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) for review, Saturday Sun reports. The...... more

Police officer leads robbery gang

Police officer leads robbery gang A Police Inspector serving in the Lagos State Command has been exposed as the leader of a notorious armed robbery gang, which uses police rifles for their nefarious activities. The police officer cum robbery kingpin is incidentally the Station Officer at the Onilekere police station, Ikeja. As a result, he had access...... more

Boko Haram, El-Zakzaky, IPOB and 2019 elections

Boko Haram, El-Zakzaky, IPOB and 2019 elections While every one of the presidential candidates of the various parties is focusing on the economy, which is understandably so, security is key. Without security, there would be no robust economy. Those in the region ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency can attest to this. So, it does matter so much...... more

CBN reschedules November 2018 MPC meeting

CBN reschedules November 2018 MPC meeting The November 2018 meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been rescheduled from Monday and Tuesday, November 19th & 20, to Wednesday and Thursday, November 21st and 22, as a result of the declaration of Tuesday as a public holiday by the Federal...... more

Kaduna prostitutes laud el-Rufai for lifting curfew

Kaduna prostitutes laud el-Rufai for lifting curfew The Association of Commercial s3x workers, Kaduna State, has commended Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State for lifting the night curfew imposed on the city following the crisis that rocked the town. The Chairman of the Association, Justina Emmanuel made the commendation while speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Friday. Justina...... more

Looters’ List: Court throws out contempt suit against Lai Mohammed

Looters’ List: Court throws out contempt suit against Lai Mohammed Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Esther Nenadi Usman, seeking to commit the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to prison for the inclusion of her name in the 'looters' list' he...... more

Over 150,000 displaced people return home after farmers/herders clashes

Over 150,000 displaced people return home after farmers/herders clashes A total of 157,000 displaced people in Nigeria staying in camps -- including women and children -- due to clashes between farmers and herders have returned home, a security official said on Friday. Spokesperson for the country's “Whirl Stroke” operation, Major-General Adeyemi Yekini, said the security of the Benue, Nasarawa and...... more

FG approves N60bn to boost rice production

FG approves N60bn to boost rice production The Federal Government has approved the sum of N60 billion to support rice production in the country and crash its market price ahead of the festive period. Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday at the end of the National Food Security Council in Abuja....... more

Eid-El Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

Eid-El Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, as public holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud. Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration, yesterday, in Abuja, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Mohammed Umar, urged Muslim faithful to align themselves with the...... more

NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman, dismisses Sahara Reporters’ bribery allegations, gives 7-day ultimatum

NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman, dismisses Sahara Reporters’ bribery allegations, gives 7-day ultimatum Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, on Friday dismissed a recent report published by Sahara Reporters alleging that she was involved in bribery to circumvent the results of the primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District. The report...... more

CAN demands sack of Security Chiefs, credible 2019 elections

CAN demands sack of Security Chiefs, credible 2019 elections The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked called for the replacement of security chiefs who have overstayed their welcome.  CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the State House in Abuja. He also asked the Federal...... more

Stay alive till our strike is over, mortuary attendants beg Ghanaians

Stay alive till our strike is over, mortuary attendants beg Ghanaians Mortuary Staff Union in Ghana has advised members of the public to wait until their strike is over on Nov. 20, before dying.  Richard Kofi Jordan, General Secretary of the union gave the advice while indicating that the union’s planned strike action would go on as planned unless the government listens to...... more

NLC warns Governors against refusal to pay N30,000 minimum wage

NLC warns Governors against refusal to pay N30,000 minimum wage The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned state governors against their refusal to pay the proposed national minimum wage of N30,000.  NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, gave the warning on Friday after attending a labour related function in Ado, the Ekiti State capital. He insisted that there was no...... more

 

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