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Authorities confirm 40 killed in Yobe College attack, as governor, deputy weep

The Medical Director, Damaturu Specialist Hospital, Dr Garba Fika, has confirmed that 40 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Yobe, were  killed by gunmen in the early hours of Sunday. Mr. Garba said this when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe visited the hospital to inspect the wounded and the…

Nigeria is not bankrupt – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Sunday debunked insinuations in certain quarters that Nigeria is insolvent, saying Nigeria is neither broke nor bankrupt. The President, who stated this during his Presidential Media Chat, said "the claim that Nigeria is broke is politically motivated." He explained that the misunderstanding between the Federal…

Kogi Deputy Gov escapes unhurt in road accident

Yomi Awoniyi, the Kogi Deputy Governor, on Sunday escaped unhurt in an accident which involved his convoy on the Abuja-Lokoja highway. A statement by his Press Secretary, Michael Abu, said an escort van in Mr. Awoniyi's convoy ran into two stationary vehicles which were involved in an earlier accident. The affected vehicles, a Mercedes Benz jeep, with Lagos registration number, YAB…

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Boko Haram gunmen kill many Yobe Agric college students in early morning attack

Unknown gunmen have launched a vicious attack on the College of Agriculture in Yobe state, killing an unspecified number of students. Details of the attack are still sketchy but the provost of the college, Mulima Mata, confirmed the incident, which the News Agency of Nigeria said occurred early Sunday morning…

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Ibadan records over 20 new rape cases monthly — NAN survey

There is an increase in reported cases of rape in Ibadan There are over 20 reported cases in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, monthly, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A survey by a correspondent in Ibadan showed that the menace is fast assuming a dangerous dimension with reported abuse…

Police claim 7 dead in Abuja shootout with Boko Haram

The Department of State Security (DSS) on Friday confirmed it arrested 12 suspected Boko Haram members in an early morning raid at an uncompleted building in Abuja. The police have also confirmed that seven persons were killed in the shootout. A statement issued by Marilyn Ogar, the spokesperson of the department, said…

PSquare, Wizkid nominated for MTV EMA

MTV announced today, September 17, 2013 the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Nigerian superstar Wizkid and dynamic duo, PSquare have been nominated for the Best African Act category alongside African acts, Mafikizolo, LCNVL…

My daddy was hypertensive, diabetic — Feyi Agagu

Mr Feyi Agagu, the first son of the late Olusegun Agagu, a former governor of Ondo State, on Saturday said his father was hypertensive and diabetic. The elder Agagu, who returned from United States on Thursday, reportedly slumped in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he was having a meeting with Ondo indigenes…

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FRSC threatens to prosecute police chief over alleged assault of officials on duty

The police chief, DCP Istifanus Shettima, and some officers allegedly assaulted two FRSC officials who were on duty on the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway on Thursday. (more…)

Post-Election Violence: FG releases N944m for disbursement to Kano victims

The amount will be shared among the 120 victims based on the quantum of their losses in the post-election violence. (more…)

Why I want to become a Senator — Shehu Sani

Mr. Sani is aspiring to represent Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). (more…)

Agagu’s Ibadan residence deserted as politicians mourn

Agagu, who returned from United States on Thursday, reportedly slumped in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he was having a meeting with Ondo indigenes on Friday evening. (more…)

Police Inspector General weds Zarha, daughter of ex-FCT Minister

Inspector General of Police remarries after losing his wife last year. (more…)

Taraba Acting Gov. thanks PDP, President for resolving crisis

The acting governor of Taraba, Garba Umar, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP for assisting the state resolve the political crisis that erupted in Taraba over Gov. Danbaba Suntai's health. Mr. Umar made the commendation on Wednesday in Jalingo at a news conference. Gov. Suntai returned to the state on…

Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group

Dangote refinery to create jobs for 85,000 Nigerians, employ 8,000 engineers

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said about 8,000 engineers would be needed for the smooth take-off of the nine- billion- dollar Dangote Refinery/Fertiliser plant in Ondo. Mr. Dangote told State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja that the project, when completed, would provide direct and indirect jobs…

Nigeria Army redeploys, retires senior officers

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday announced the redeployment of 13 officers and retirement of nine senior officers. The redeployment list was released in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in Abuja. Mr. Attahiru described the development as part of routine posting of officers in the armed forces. The statement listed…

Atiku disowns campaign billboards/posters; delivers keynote at LSE

The former vice-president says he has no connection with the billboards mounted in Abuja and portrayed as his campaign message. (more…)

Gov Ahmed of new PDP faction vows to crush factions in Kwara chapter

The governor says he willage not tolerate dissent in the Kwara state chapter of the party. (more…)

Oshiomhole promises to sign more death warrants

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has said he would sign the death warrants of convicts who killed their victims. Mr. Oshiomhole gave this assurance in Benin on Thursday when members of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOs) paid him a courtesy visit. “There are seven convicts whose cases are being…

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Kenyan male prostitution causes rise in sale of pampers – Police

Some tourists are believed to target young Kenyan boys for sex. The Police in Kenya said Tuesday said they were battling to contain a new trend of commercial gay-sex tourism that targets young boys in the coastal towns of the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The reports monitored…

Pistorius weeps in court as murder trial set for March 2014

Pistorius said he acted in self-defence. South African Olympic and Paralympic star, Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his model girlfriend, prayed and wiped away tears in a court hearing on Monday, as the court set March 3, 2014 as a new date for his trial. Double-amputee Pistorius, 26 and known…

Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman, EFCC

Ribadu: How Gani Fawehinmi mentored me

Meeting late fiery human rights activists, Gani Fawehinmi was a morale booster for the former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Nuhu Ribadu, he admitted yesterday adding that Mr. Fawehinmi's mentorship helped him in shaping his ideological stance. Mr. Ribadu, who spoke at a mentoring programme organised…

“SaharaReporters under severe attacks”– Publisher Omoyele Sowore

New York-based news website, SaharaReporters, has issued a statement, saying its platform had come under sustained cyber attacks in the past three days. Describing the attack as a severe multi-pronged one triggered by unnamed attackers to bring down the dirt-digging platform, Publisher Omoyele Sowore said his company's server administrators were…

Egypt swears in 25 governors amidst nationwide protests

At least 10 people were injured during Friday’s protest. Egypt's interim leadership has sworn in new governors for the country's all but two governorates, state- run MENA news agency reported on Tuesday. The reshuffle includes 18 new governors, six old ones who would maintain their positions, and one who is…

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Egyptian court detains Morsi for another 15 days as deposed president’s supporters continue protest

The pro-Morsi protesters continue their sit-in. (more…)