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No Nigerian died in Texas Hurricane Harvey – NIDO

No Nigerian died due to the Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Nigerian in Diaspora Organization, NIDO, Americas, has said. Akin Awofolaju, a NIDO official, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Sunday that the organisation had reached out to Nigerians in the area. NAN reports that the devastating hurricane…

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Anambra Governorship: Second female governorship candidate emerges

Oluchukwu Ajulufo, a journalist, has emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra. Mrs. Ajulufo was nominated by affirmative action and unanimous votes of the 64-member delegate at the primary election of the LP in Awka on Saturday. The News Agency…

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Benue Flood: IDPs, official decry poor facilities at camp

The manager of the camp hosting persons displaced by the Makurdi flood, James Iorhuna, has decried the poor state of social and medical facilities at the camp. The manager told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Makurdi that the camp, located at the Makurdi International Market, was “not…

Victorious Nigerian wrestlers may boycott Commonwealth Games – Official

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, Daniel Igali, on Saturday said the Federation should not be blamed if its wrestlers boycott the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Mr. Igali told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that this could happen with the trend of events after Nigeria’s…

Jacob Zuma

Buhari’s aide fumes as another Nigerian is killed in South Africa

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the further extrajudicial killings of Nigerians living in South Africa. This is contained in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdurrahman Balogun, released on Saturday in Abuja. Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said the killing of…

Nigerian Air Force officers

How we prevented Boko Haram attacks in Borno during Sallah – Air Force chief

The Nigerian Air Force said on Saturday it had foiled an attempt by Boko Haram to breach the peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Borno. The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, stated this at a feast organised for officers and men of the service at the 105 Composite Group, Maiduguri. Mr.…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai [Photo credit: Naij.com]

Counter terrorism in North-East: 3,000 troops so far rotated – Army chief

At least 3,000 of the troops involved in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North-East have so far been rotated, Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has said. Mr. Buratai, a Lt.-Gen., disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Mafa, Headquarters of Mafa Local Government Area of…

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Bus driver dies in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

One person died on Saturday while others were injured in an accident involving a tanker and a Mazda commercial bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, an official said. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, confirmed the fatality to the News Agency of Nigeria…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa govt. to open five new model schools in September — Gov. Dickson

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa said on Saturday that at least five new model schools built in the state would begin operation in September. Mr. Dickson said the construction of the schools was part of the state government’s efforts at consolidating the progress already made in the state’s education sector.…

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NEMA donates relief materials to Benue flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday donated 27 different items as relief materials to flood victims in Benue and inspect affected areas. The Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, told journalists in Makurdi that he was in the state on presidential directives. He said the directive was for the agency…

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Benue Flood: NEMA DG arrives Makurdi

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, has arrived Makurdi to inspect the flood affected areas in the state. Mr. Maihaja upon his arrival told journalists that he and his team were in the state on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to assess the…

Serena Williams welcomes baby girl

Tennis legend, Serena Williams, welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in Florida on Friday. According to New York Daily News; “Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well.” “Obviously, I’m…

Nigerian pilgrims in Arafat

‎Nigeria commends Saudi Arabia for providing adequate logistics for pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has commended the Saudi Arabian authorities for providing all the necessary logistics support for pilgrims at the Jamarat, the place where pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil. The Executive Chairman of NAHCON, Abdullahi Muhammad, made the commendation while briefing journalists in…

Election, voters

Okonkwo emerges ADP candidate for Anambra gubernatorial election

Ifeanyi Okonkwo has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, for the November 18 Anambra gubernatorial election. Kayode Jacobs, the Director Media of ADP in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja said Mr. Okonkwo emerged in a primary conducted by…

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Borno celebrates most peaceful Sallah in 7 years – Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Usman Durkwa, on Friday described the 2017 Eid-el-Kabir festival as the most peaceful celebration recorded in the state in the last seven years. Mr. Durkwa told journalists in Maiduguri that the festivities were generally peaceful in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports…

Fayose, clad in Islamic attire, causes stir at Eid-el-Kabir prayer

The Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday dressed in an Islamic regalia and joined other Muslims at the Ado Ekiti central praying ground for the Eid-el-Kabir prayers. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Fayose, who is a Christian, was received by Muslim leaders and other faithful. Mr.…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom

Benue workers reject Gov. Ortom’s appeal, set for strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC in Benue have rejected Governor Samuel Ortom’s appeal against a one-week warning strike proposed to start September 5. The warning strike is the first step by the workers who have declared a labour dispute with the state government over…

Another Nigerian killed by South African Police — Union

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a member, Kingsley Ikeri, at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province on Wednesday 30. Mr. Ikeri, 27, was a businessman and native of Mbaitolu in Imo. In December 2016, Metropolitan Police in Cape Town had suffocated to death a…

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Buhari directs emergency response to Benue flooding

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilise personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding in Benue. The president gave the directive in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,…

Buhari performs 2017 Eid el-Kabir prayer

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday performed the 2017 Eid- el-Kabir prayer in the Daura Eid praying ground. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the president who arrived the praying ground by 9:30 a.m. was cheered by Muslim faithful who thronged the ground for the Eid-el-Kabir prayer. The Chief…

Osun free train ride: Hundreds of passengers stranded at Lagos terminal

Hundreds of Osun-bound passengers, who had massed at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Iddo Terminal in Lagos for the free train ride provided by Osun Government for Eid-el-Kabir, were on Thursday stranded. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the huge number of passengers who turned out for the ride…

U.S. President, Donald Trump

U.S. gives Russia 48 hours to close three missions

In a retaliatory move, the U.S. has given Russia 48 hours to close three of its missions in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York. The spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert, said in a statement on Thursday that the move was to achieve parity in diplomatic…

U.S. President, Donald Trump

U.S. gives Russia 48 hours to close three missions

In a retaliatory move, the U.S. has given Russia 48 hours to close three of its missions in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York. The spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert, said in a statement on Thursday that the move was to achieve parity in diplomatic…

Donald Trump

Trump pledges own $1 million to Harvey relief – Official

American President Donald Trump will pledge $1 million of his own money to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday. “I am happy to tell you that he (Trump) would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we…

Football: Uganda defeat Egypt in World Cup qualifier

Emmanuel Okwi scored early in the second half to hand Uganda a surprise 1-0 World Cup win over Egypt in Kampala on Thursday and put themselves top of their group standings at the halfway stage of the qualifiers for Russia. Uganda moved to seven points after three matches in Africa’s…