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Nigerian military reacts to U.S. report on Boko Haram war

The Defence Headquarters has accused a section of the media of misinterpreting the “Country Reports on Terrorism 2016” recently released by the US Department of State. The Director Defence Information, DDI, John Enenche, made the accusation in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the part of…

Rains

Expect thunderstorms, rainfall on Friday, NiMet tells Nigerians

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the Central States on Friday morning with prospects of thunderstorms over Abuja, Minna, Lafia, Jalingo and environs. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office, CFO, on Thursday in Abuja also predicted thunderstorms over the region later in the…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest mother of 10 for allegedly aiding her son to rob

The Borno Police Command has arrested a 41-year-old housewife, Jummai Buba, for allegedly aiding armed robbers in the state. Ms. Buba, a mother of 10, was arrested in Maiduguri for allegedly aiding her son, who belongs to a notorious armed robbery gang. The Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, made the disclosure on…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU fixes date to elect deputy vice chancellor

The Senate of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, has fixed August 24 for election to fill the vacant position of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration. The decision to conduct election into the office was taken on July 27, according to the institution’s official bulletin obtained by the…

1.9 million farmers, 86,000 IDPs benefit from USAID food security programme – Document

No fewer than 1.9 million small holder farmers benefitted from the USAID/Nigeria Maximising Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites II (MARKETS II) programme in 26 states across the country. This is contained in a document issued by USAID at a stakeholders’ interactive forum to precede the winding down…

Polish government condemns attack on Israeli football team

The Polish Government on Thursday condemned the attack by a group of hooligans on members of the Israeli Football Club, Hapoel Petah Tikva near Warsaw, which the Israeli embassy said was motivated by anti-semitism. Two people were injured on Wednesday, when a group of masked hooligans attacked the Israeli team…

Qatar

Turkey, Qatar vow to boost trade ties amid Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish and Qatari Economy Ministers on Thursday pledged to boost bilateral trade and investment at a business forum. The two ministers, accompanied by a total of 250 businessmen from various sectors, met in the Turkish western city of Izmir to develop “productive alliances.’’ “Turkish economy can satisfy all the needs…

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Oil price rises

Oil prices rose on Thursday lifted by signs of a tightening U.S. market although high crude supplies from producer club OPEC weighed on market sentiment. Benchmark Brent crude was up 25 cents at 52.61 dollars a barrel by 1353 GMT. U.S. light crude was 15 cents higher at 49.74 dollars.…

Kogi State Map

Aftermath hoodlums invasion, Kogi Assembly elects new Speaker

Matthew Kolawole (APC-Kabba-Bunu) was on Thursday elected Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, following the resignation of Umar Imam. Also elected at the emergency sitting of the House in Lokoja was Bello Hassan (APC-Ajaokuta) as the new Majority Leader and Victor Adewale Omofaiye (APC-Ijumu) as new Chief Whip of the…

British woman arrested in Kenya for alleged possession of ammunition

Kenya’s anti-terrorism police officers on Thursday interrogated a British national, who was arrested at Moi international airport with two magazines and 42 bullets. The police said that Surone Abdiwahid Faiza, 27, was arrested at the departure section of the airport during screening. Coast Regional Police Commander, Larry Kieng, said the…

Kirikiri prison

100 inmates freed from Kirikiri Prison

A total of 100 inmates were set free from the Kirikiri Medium Prison on Thursday as part of initiatives of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) at de-congesting the prisons. The Controller of Prisons in Lagos State, Tunde Ladipo, told journalists in Lagos that most of the affected inmates were arrested…

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Nigeria Police arrest three over murder of Catholic priest

The Police in Plateau have arrested three persons in connection with the alleged murder of a Catholic Priest, Raphael Pankyes. The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Tyopev Terna, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Pankshin. Mr. Terna said the police arrested the three suspects…

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Nigerian teenager emerges third at global Microsoft Championship

Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, has emerged the third-place winner in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA. Katherine was the only African Champion in this year’s competition. Zenith Bank said in Lagos on Thursday that the girl ‘s attendance at the…

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Court strikes out suit against man accused of defaming Saraki on Facebook

An Ilorin Magistrates Court on Thursday struck out a suit against a 37-year-old teacher, Abiodun Baba, accused of defaming the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Mr. Baba was arraigned before Magistrate Ahmed Dasuki for posting on his Facebook account messages that disparaged and defamed the Senate President. According to the complainant,…

Four police officers dismissed over theft of ex-President Jonathan’s belongings

The police have dismissed four police officers for their alleged roles in the theft of items from a house belonging to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Federal Capital Territory's Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, approved the dismissal of the four policemen for burgling the Gwarimpa residence of the former president.…

Three men sentenced to life in prison for planning attacks in Britain

A London court on Thursday sentenced three men who had planned attacks in Britain to life in prison. A jury at the Old Bailey agreed beyond any doubt that the men, who had referred to themselves as the “Three Musketeers” in an intercepted chat, had prepared attacks on policemen and…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

How I achieved 99 per cent support among senators – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said the 8th Senate surmounted the turbulence that characterised its affairs due to cooperation and unity among the members. He recalled that the crisis in the red chamber began immediately after its inauguration, with his emergence as president of the senate, and Ike…

Nigerian Navy

Nigerian Navy changes date of 2017 recruitment exercise

The Nigerian Navy, NN, says it has rescheduled the date for its 2017 recruitment aptitude test from October 7 to August 12. The Acting Director of Information, Suleman Dahun, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. “All shortlisted candidates are to contact their chosen centres in the various…

Syria

Russia, Syria opposition agree on 3rd Syria Safe Zone

The Russian Defence Ministry and Syrian opposition have agreed to create a new “de-escalation” zone north of the city of Homs. The Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, said that the ceasefire in the area is set to take affect at 1200 (0900 GMT) on Thursday. He said: “on July…

Nigerian Air Force Plane

Nigerian Air Force allays fears over night flights in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Thursday urged residents of Maiduguri not to panic over spate of aircraft hovering the sky at night in the metropolis. Squadron Leader Obi Obassi, spokesman of NAF 105 Composite Group, Maiduguri, said in statement that the flying was part of routine exercise. Mr. Obassi…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom

Tsav must prove his allegations against me in court – Gov. Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday vowed to make former Lagos State police commissioner, Abubakar Tsav, prove allegations of corruption against him in court, or be punished for such “lies”. Mr. Ortom was reacting to Mr. Tsav’s refusal to apologise over allegations he made against him in a letter…

Bukola Saraki

I am APC member “body and spirit’’ – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said contrary to insinuations, he was a full member of All Progressives Congress, APC, and remained there “body and spirit’’. Mr. Saraki said at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that the speculations were part of the mischievous activities against him…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna generated N9.6 billion IGR from January to June – Official

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KDIRS, said it generated N9.6 billion Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, between January and June. Muktar Ahmed, the Executive Chairman of KDIRS, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kaduna that workers constituted the largest contributors followed by Kaduna State Geographic Information Service.…

MMM in comeback bid

The money-making scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), that collapsed months ago, has launched a weekly promotional stunt, obviously aimed at wooing old and unsuspecting new ‘investors’. A letter displayed on the pages of participants of the scheme, urges them to invite new members. Members must invite new participants and register…

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Indonesian mob set man on fire for stealing mosque amplifier

Police said an angry crowd on Thursday in Indonesia set a man on fire after they accused him of stealing an audio amplifier from a mosque. The head of the local police’s criminal investigations, Rizal Marito, said that locals chased the 30-year-old man after he was seen emerging from a…