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Nigerian Army denies plans to steal Shiite bodies from Zaria mass grave

The Nigerian Army has denied planning to secretly evacuate hundreds of bodies buried in a mass grave in Zaria, Kaduna State. The bodies are believed to be those of Shiite Muslims killed and secretly buried by troops in December. Amnesty International said satellite images supported the location of the mass…

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Nigerian troops ‘discover’ pit used by Boko Haram to dump victims

The Nigerian army announced on Friday, the discovery of a “big” pit in Jadda, said to have been used for the dumping of bodies of people killed by the terror group. The bodies were usually left in the pit to decompose, the army said in a statement. The army, in…

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Oba’s death: All Benin Kingdom markets closed, males to shave heads

The Benin Traditional Kingdom has formally announced the transition of Benin Monarch, Oba Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa. A statement by the Iyase of the Kingdom, Sam Igbe, relayed in local Benin language, and translated to the hundreds of palace chiefs, sons, daughters and journalists, said the traditional ruler had re-united with…

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Nimbo Killings: Enugu govt makes demands, rejects grazing reserves

The Enugu State Government says it is opposed to the creation of grazing reserves across the country. The state declared its position following the invasion of Nimbo community by suspected herdsmen, who reportedly killed more than 20 people. The Deputy Governor of the State, Cecilia Ezeilo, made the declaration in…

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Buhari mourns Oba of Benin

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he received with sadness and an immense feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the highly revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa. A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the president extended special…

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A king and great grandfather, Oba Erediauwa of Benin takes a last bow

The traditional ruler of the Benin Kingdom, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, has died. The monarch's demise was officially announced by Adams Oshiomhole, the Governor of Edo State, on Friday. "Our hearts are heavy, laden with pains and grief, at the announcement of the passing to glory... of…

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Kano man to die by hanging for murdering friend over football game

A Kano man who stabbed his friend to death during a heated argument over a football match in 2011, has been sentenced to death. A Kano High Court found Kabiru Sani of Brigade Quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, guilty after years of trial. Justice Faruk Lawan said…

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Buhari condemns increased risk to journalists

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja condemned the increased global risk to journalists in the performance of their professional duties. The president spoke at the opening of the Congress of the Federation of African Journalists hosted by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

The Prime Minister (Iyase) of the Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe (6th  L); The Oracle (Esogban) Of Benin, Chief David Edebiri (7th L), And Other Chiefs, At The Official Announcement Of The Demise Of The Oba Of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, Omo N'oba N' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo,  At  Ugha-Ozolua In Benin-City On Friday (29/4/16).

Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, is dead

The Edo State Government has issued the statement below announcing the death of the Oba of Benin. The statement did not say when and how the monarch died. Read full statement below. "Our hearts are heavy, laden with pains and grief, at the announcement of the passing on to glory…

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Nigerian govt begins preparation of 2017 budget

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning says it has started preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development. This is contained in a statement by Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the ministry, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The statement said that…

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Union Bank floats savings scheme to support 11 northern states

The Union Bank of Nigeria PLC on Thursday floated a savings scheme that would help support the economic transformation and growth of the 11 states in northern region of the country. The scheme tagged 'UnionKorrect-Dai-Dai' targets about 30,000 indigent people in each of the 11 states of the region to…

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Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram not owed salaries – Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday denied media reports that soldiers deployed to fight insurgents in the northeast were angry about non-payment of their allowances. In a statement signed by its acting director of media relations, Sani Usman, the Army blamed "mischievous media house" for the story and said all payments…

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Akwa Ibom Speaker urges activists, lawyers to speak up against federal misrule

The speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, has called on human rights activists and top lawyers in the country to speak up against what he described as “apparent misgovernment in the country”. Mr. Luke said the nation was in dire need of courageous people to speak…

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Sterling Bank posts N2.8 billion profit in 2016 Q1

Sterling Bank Plc has posted a profit before tax of N2.8 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is contained in the bank's unaudited result released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday. The profit before tax was…

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​‘OccupyNASS group received about N400, 000 daily for National Assembly protest’

The #OccupyNASS campaign group has denied being sponsored to move against the National Assembly, or its embattled chairman, Bukola Saraki, pointing instead to a robust support package from unnamed Nigerians, at an average of N400, 000 daily, throughout its campaign period. The group on Thursday said it would bring down…

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NCC issues new draft regulatory  framework for value added services

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC,  on Thursday issued a new draft regulatory framework for value added services in the country's telecommunications sector. The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Umar Danbatta, announced this in Lagos at the consultative forum on the new draft regulation. Mr. Danbatta assured that the NCC…

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FCT Elections: INEC begs ad-hoc staff to shelve protest over stipend

The Independent National Electoral Commission has pleaded with ad-hoc workers used for the April 9 FCT Area council elections to exercise patience over the delay in the payment of their allowances. PREMIUM TIMES understands that over 9,000 ad-hoc staff—mostly corps members and students --- used for the elections have yet…

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Police in Rivers arrest 7 suspected kidnappers

The police in Rivers State have arrested a man named Mitchell Tamuno, alleged to be a kidnap kingpin. The police command, according to information it posted, Thursday, on Facebook, said Mr. Tamuno who is from Abam, Okirika Local Government Area, was arrested on Wednesday around 4a.m, alongside five other members…

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PDP defies Southwest chieftains, zones chairmanship to Northeast

A defiant Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday assigned the position of its national chairman to the Northeast geopolitical zone, ignoring threats of mass defection by some of its chieftains who insisted the position be zoned to the Southwest region. The decision was reached at the party's 70th National Executive Council…

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National Assembly Commissioners back Saraki, reject Sani-Omolori as Clerk

Seven members of the National Assembly Service Commission have rejected the appointment of Mohammed Sani-Omolori as the Clerk to the National Assembly, backing Benedict Efeturi instead. Messrs Sani-Omolori and Efeturi are Clerk to the House of Representatives and Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly respectively. Mr. Sani-Omolori's appointment was announced…

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Nigeria Premier League: LMC slams fresh N3.65 million fine on Giwa FC

Giwa FC have been slammed with a new N3.65 million fine as the Jos-based side failed to show up for the ordered completion of the abandoned Match Day 12 fixture between them and Rangers International of Enugu. The League Management Company in a statement on Thursday night declared Rangers as…

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​​Nursing mother, 2 others arraigned for ‘stealing​’ N3.7​ ​m​illion​ de​ceased worker’s benefits

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned the trio of Patience Owerema, Nwakoba Francisca and Okafor Kingsley before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for fraud. The accused were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office, forgery, impersonation and…

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Kidnappers of former Nigerian Minister yet to contact family

The family of the kidnapped former Nigerian Minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, on Thursday said her captors were yet to contact them 24 hours after she was abducted. The victim's younger brother, Kola Popoola, told journalists on Thursday that the ex-minister was returning from her farm in Igbogila in Yewa North local…

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#Petrol Scarcity: Five amazing tips to make your car consume less fuel

As Nigerians grapple with one of the nation’s most devastating episodes of fuel scarcity, there is need for motorists to understand how to conserve and manage the little fuel they have. A review of vehicle manuals point to tips that can help lower fuel consumption and save cost. Below are…

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Senators disagree on nationality of killer herdsmen

Nigerian Senators on Thursday argued about the nationality of menacing herdsmen allegedly killing in many states, with many lawmakers dismissing claims that they are from neighbouring countries and are not Nigerians. The senators were considering a motion on the recent attack on a community in Enugu where dozens were killed.…