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How Nigeria Police murdered Republic of Benin citizen

On the last Saturday in May 2010, armed police officers stormed a compound at Ikate-Ebute…

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Nigeria 2015: It is ‘too late’ for APC to pick consensus presidential candidate – Atiku

One of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that…

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Fresh bomb explosion rocks Azare, Bauchi

A bomb explosion has occurred in Azare Town of Bauchi State, North-Eastern Nigeria, the News…

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Synagogue Building Collapse: 74 bodies airlifted to South Africa

The South African government on Saturday night airlifted 74 of the 85 corpses of the foreigners who died in the collapsed guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN. About 115 people died on September 12 after a guest house owned by the church collapsed within its…

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Civilian JTF to provide security in Borno schools

The Borno State Government said on Sunday that it will enlist the service of local vigilantes, called Civilian JTF, to provide security in public schools ahead of the November 17 re-opening date. Public schools in the state are expected to re-open on Monday after they were shut on March 16…

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Groups seek UN sanctions against countries, persons aiding Boko Haram

About four human rights groups on Sunday urged the UN Security Council to sanction countries aiding and abetting the Boko Haram attacks in North-East Nigeria. The groups made the plea in an open letter addressed to members of the UN Security Council. The groups are: the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability…

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INEC extends voter registration by two days in Lagos, Kano, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has granted a two-day extension of the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, in all states under the third phase of the exercise, except Adamawa. In effect, the CVR that commenced on November 12 and was scheduled to end on November 17 will now last until…

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Emir of Kano, Sanusi, urges Nigerians to defend selves against Boko Haram

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has urged Nigerians to brace up to defend themselves against the extremist Boko Haram sect which has mounted a bloody campaign against Nigerians; killing, maiming and overrunning territories. Speaking on Saturday while making a closing remark at the weekly recitation of the Holy…

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Boko Haram: Security agencies call for CCTVs in Yobe schools

The security agencies in Yobe State on Sunday stressed the need to install Close Circuit Television, CCTV, cameras in schools in the state. Wakil Kaku, the National Orientation Agency, NOA, State Director, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu, the state capital. “The military,…

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UPDATE: Gunmen seize Alakyo village, burn Ombatse shrine in Nasarawa

Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked Alakyo village in Nasarawa State, chased away the residents and burnt down the shrine of Lega Agu, also known as Baba Alakyo, the spiritual leader of the Ombatse militia group. Alakyo is the village were over 89 Nigerian security operatives were killed last year by…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian-born U.S. soldier urges Jonathan not to be gentle

The war against Boko Haram needs a firm President and could be won if President Goodluck Jonathan was not so gentle, a Nigerian-born U.S. Army Captain, Sunday Adebomi, said on Sunday. Mr. Adebomi, who hails from Ise-Ekiti in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State and has been in the…

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Nigerian military retakes Chibok as Boko Haram flees

The Nigerian military has retaken Chibok, a town in Borno State, where nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14, from the extremist Boko Haram sect. The terrorist sect had taken control of the troubled town on Thursday night. But the spokesperson of the Army Division in Maiduguri, the Borno…

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Gunmen attack Alakyo Village in Nasarawa

There have been repeated gunshots in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital as gunmen on Sunday morning attacked Alakyo village. Alakyo is the village were over 89 security operatives were killed last year by the Ombatse militia group. On Sunday, four people were reported killed and their remains deposited at the…

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Clinton, Saraki, others meet on clean cooking solutions globally

The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial district and Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Bukola Saraki, is set to join former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton; U.K. Under-Secretary of State, Lynne Featherstone; Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende; Ghanaian Foreign Minister, Hanna Tetteh; and US Administrator for the…

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Medical experts, Governor Wamakko advise Nigerians on diabetes

The Executive Director, Health Matters Inc, Peter Ujomu, on Friday said that an estimated six million people were living with diabetes in Nigeria. Mr. Ujomu made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of activities marking the 2014 World Diabetes Day, WDD, in…

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MTN, Airtel, others promise Nigerians improved service delivery

Wale Goodluck, MTN’s Corporate Service Executive, has assured Nigerians that the network would soon improve on its service quality. Mr. Goodluck made the assertion at the 76th Telecoms Consumer Parliament organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, in Lagos on Thursday. He said at the event tagged ``Data Service Delivery:…

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BREAKING: As global oil prices slip, Nigeria to review benchmark

The Nigerian government will send a proposal to the National Assembly to review the crude oil benchmark in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, submitted recently for the 2015 budget, an official has said. The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said at a special media briefing in Abuja on Sunday…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles beat Congo in style

The Super Eagles on Saturday showed Champions stuff when they secured a crucial 0-2 win over Congo in their penultimate game of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles knew they needed not just a win over the Red Devils at Pointe Noire and they gave it their…

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Senators seeking automatic tickets should be barred from politics- Jigawa PDP deputy chair

The deputy chairman of the Jigawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Aminu Jahun, has urged the party's national headquarters to sanction all the senators seeking automatic tickets. Mr. Jahun told PREMIUM TIMES in Kano that Senators hell-bent on obtaining automatic tickets had nothing to show for their…

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Vigilante boss hails police’s plan to screen members

The commander general of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN, Ali Sokoto, has hailed the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on his order to various State Commissioner of Police to screen members of the Vigilante Group in their states. Mr. Sokoto called on members of the group in various…

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Boko Haram: Borno residents appeal to govt. to enlist vigilantes, hunters

Residents of Borno on Friday appealed to the state government to enlist the services of local hunters and vigilantes in liberating towns captured by the Boko Haram insurgents. A cross section of those interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Maiduguri said the state must emulate neigbouring Adamawa by…

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Attorney General, EFCC clash over withdrawal of fraud case

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, clashed with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday at an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, over the former's insistence on withdrawing an ongoing fraud case. D.E Kaswe, representing Mohammed Adoke, the Attorney General of the Federation, had applied for…

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Lawyers, activists outraged by PDP Senators’ boycott of sittings over re-election tickets

Senior lawyers and activists have lambasted Nigerian Senators who are members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over their decision to suspend hearing for two days, last week, to press the PDP for automatic re-election tickets. To compel the ruling party to grant them the right of first refusal…

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Alleged Jonathan’s Election Killer Squad: Al-Mustapha replies Obasanjo

Hamza Al-Mustapha, an army major and former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, recently floated a non-governmental organisation, Al-Mustapha Unity and Development Initiative. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks on the mission of the organisation and its source of funding as well as…

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Suicide bomber hits Kano filling station, kills 6

A suspected suicide bomber struck at a filling station in Kano late Friday killing at least six people, police said. Several other people were injured and rushed to undisclosed hospitals. The Kano police declined to disclose the hospitals, saying they do not want to expose the victims to further danger.…