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Army arrests 4-man gang allegedly terrorising Rivers community

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it has arrested members of a four-man gang allegedly terrorising residents of Ulakwo community in Etche Local Government area of Rivers. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there had been rising cases of cultism, assassinations, armed robbery and kidnapping in some communities in…


Nigeria Police arrest 2 undergraduates for murder

The Enugu Police Command on Sunday said it has nabbed two undergraduates who are students of one of the state-owned universities in the South-East, for alleged murder of one Stella Uhuo. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of…


Akwa-Ibom records highest amount of rainfall in 2015 – NiMet

The Acting Director, Applied Meteorological Services department of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Joseph Alozie, said that Akwa Ibom State recorded the highest amount of rainfall recorded in Nigeria in 2015. Mr. Alozie disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. The director…


Lagos not ready to own football club – Tinubu

The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, said on Sunday that the state had no plan to own a football club for now. Mr. Tinubu, who made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, said the state government would support the clubs based…

A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

We’ll bring Boko Haram “war to conclusion very soon” – Army Chief

The Nigerian military says it is winning the war against terrorism in spite of some challenges. Victor Ezugwu, the GOC, 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, stated this while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri. "We are winning the war. We are bringing the war to conclusion, very soon,'' Mr. Ezugwu,…

A Tiv farm being ravaged by cattle in a community in Gasso Local Government Area

District head, 11 others injured as communities fight for land

The District Head of Kinafa in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, Muhammad Inuwa, was among 12 people injured in a clash between the community and residents of Gwani community in the same local government. The violent clash was over ownership of a farm land. A community leader in…

When Boko Haram attack villages, they raze it.

Yobe fully liberated from Boko Haram – Governor Gaidam

The Yobe State Government has said there is no part of the state currently under the occupation of the Boko Haram insurgents. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam stated this in Damaturu while receiving a delegation from Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, who delivered relief materials to the state. Mr. Gaidam, who was represented…

National University Commission, Abuja.

Why new Vice-Chancellors were appointed for nine federal universities — Committee of Vice-Chancellors

The Secretary-General, Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC), Michael Faborode, has said some of his colleagues reportedly removed Saturday were not sacked but that their tenures would expire on Feb. 15. Mr. Faborode, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said that it would not be…




Nigerian capital market investors now to get dividend payment within 24 hours

Nigerian capital market investors are now guaranteed payment of their dividends within 24 hours of declaration through the e-dividend payment platform initiative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Director General of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, said on Thursday in Lagos that the platform would automatically allow dividends to be…


Two police officers, others killed in Osun bank robbery

Daredevil robbers have killed two policemen and two officials of a commercial bank during an operation in Ikirun, Ifelodum Local Government Area of Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Kola Sodipo, made this know while addressing newsmen in Osogbo. Mr. Sodipo said the robbers shot at…

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Emulate Murtala Mohammed’s virtues to make Nigeria better, Buhari urges Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged Nigerians to always demonstrate the virtues of loyalty, honesty and determination to make Nigeria better as demonstrated by former Head of State, late Murtala Mohammed. The President made the call while speaking at the Murtala Mohammed 40th Memorial Lecture in Abuja. He said Nigerians,…

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About 1.2 billion valentine cards purchased yearly — Official

Women purchase about 85 per cent of an estimated 1.2 billion valentine cards that are sold worldwide annually, Felicia Bello, the Matron, Landmark University Medical Centre, Omu-Aran, has said. Ms Bello said this at a health counselling initiative organised for secondary school students in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of…


Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Nigerian Military kills many terrorists, destroys bomb making workshop

The Nigerian military on Saturday said it killed 10 insurgents and destroyed a bomb manufacturing factory near the country’s border with Cameroon. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, made this known in statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Sani, a colonel, said the military made tremendous…

Barr. Solomon Dalong at the Ministerial screening

Stop using sport facilities for social events, Minister tells governors

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong, has advised state governors to stop using sports facilities for social events like marriages, weddings and carnivals. Mr. Dalung gave the advice, Saturday in Calabar after inspecting facilities at the UJ Esuene Stadium and some of the facilities slated for use…


Ex-lawmaker, who recently decamped to APC, shot dead in Port Harcourt

A former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Monday Eleanya, has been shot dead. Mr. Eleanya, who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, was shot as he was driving out of his residence on Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, on Thursday night.…

Some of the 275 Detainees Released By The Nigerian Army to the Borno State 
Government after Being Cleared of Belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists Group in 

Army frees 271 Nigerians, 4 foreigners detained in error for being Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army on Friday released 275 detainees after they were cleared of being members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Hassan Umaru, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, handed over the detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima at a ceremony in Maiduguri. Mr. Umaru, a major general, said the detainees…

Aruna Quadri

Aruna Quadri arrives Sudan for ITTF Africa Top 16

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, on Friday arrived in Khartoum, Sudan ahead of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Top 16 which will serve off Feb.14 and end on Feb. 15. Quadri told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that he had to arrive earlier to avoid fatigue. "I…

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Another Australian minister resigns after China trip probe

An Australian Minister resigned on Friday following an internal investigation into a controversial private trip he made to China, and ahead of an expected government reshuffle. The resignation of Human Services Minister, Stuart Robert, leaves at least four portfolios for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to fill in the pending reshuffle.…

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Former U.S. President, Bush, to hit campaign trail for brother, Jeb

The Republican Party campaign team said former U.S. President, George Bush, would hold a campaign rally on Monday with his brother, Jeb, a contender for presidential nomination of the party. The team said on Friday in Washington that Bush would appear with his brother at a rally in Charleston, South…

Firebomb attacks on newspaper offices in Turkey
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CPJ condemns firebomb attacks on newspaper offices in Turkey

The Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, has condemned Thursday’s attacks on the Istanbul offices of two daily newspapers, Yeni Akit andYeni Şafak. “The newspapers are generally supportive of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP. “Unidentified assailants shot and threw firebombs at the offices of Yeni Şafak at around 5am,…


Nigeria Customs intercepts cannabis worth N150 million

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it intercepted cannabis worth N150 million and arrested a suspect. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the illicit drug was handed over to the Lagos commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Sule Aliyu. Handing…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

42% of teachers in Kaduna State unqualified, says Gov. El-Rufa’i

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i on Thursday said that over 42 per cent of teachers in Kaduna State were unqualified. Mr. El-Rufa'i stated this at the commissioning ceremony of a 1,500-seater capacity hall named after him at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Zaria, Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Adams Oshiomhole, Edo State Governor

Why naira should not be devalued — Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday in Lagos defended the Federal Government’s refusal to devalue the naira. Mr. Oshiomhole said, while delivering a keynote address at the maiden edition of The Cable Colloquium, that the government’s position was to pull speculators out of business. The Colloquium was…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Governor Okorocha recalls suspended workers, unions suspend strike

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has agreed with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), to immediately recall all suspended workers and stop everything about concession in the State. The National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, read the statement to the protesting workers shortly after the conclusion of their…

Federal University of Technology, Minna

University disowns alleged ISIS recruiter, says suspect absconded school

The management of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, has said that the arrested recruiter for the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS) had long absconded from the university. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Minna,…