George Ogala

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Nigerian Army in Damboa, Borno state (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

How soldiers repelled Boko Haram attack in “fierce battle” – Official

Many Boko Haram fighters were killed by Nigerian troops in Damasak on Thursday, army spokesperson Texas Chukwu said. Mr Chukwu, who said the terrorists came to attack the military formation at 6 p.m. were outmatched by the superior firepower of Nigerian soldiers. “The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists following…

Flood kills eight in Gombe

The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency said eight persons were killed and 200 houses destroyed in floods that ravaged the state from May to August this year. The agency's deputy director, rescue and rehabilitation, Lamis Benjamin said this while speaking with journalists in Gombe on Thursday. She said three persons…

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NSE downgrades E-Tranzact stock

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, on Tuesday reclassified E-Tranzact International Plc (ETranzact) from Medium Priced Stock to Low Priced Stock. The decision, the NSE said in a statement, was taken in compliance with ‘Rule 15.29: Pricing Methodology, Rulebook of The Exchange, 2015,' on dealing members. The statement, signed by Joseph…

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno

2019: NSA warns security operatives against infractions, misconducts

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Monguno, has warned security operatives against any act of infraction or misconduct during the 2019 general elections. He gave the warning at the meeting of Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) held at the National Headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on…

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U.S. Defence Chief, Vice President honour 9/11 victims at Pentagon

U.S. Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of Defence James Mattis have honoured victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attack at the Pentagon on Tuesday. Hundreds of people gathered near the U.S. Department of Defence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives 17 years ago, when an…

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2019: Collection of PVCs to continue till one week before election – INEC

The collection of permanent voters cards by millions of Nigerians yet to do so will continue up to a week before the 2019 general elections, the electioral commission, INEC, has said. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday at a meeting with resident electoral commissioners from…

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UN regrets U.S. decision to stop funding for refugee agency for Palestinians

The UN has said it regretted the decision of the U.S. to stop funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In a statement issued in New York by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, the UN called on other countries to…

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FG trains 2, 746 vendors for school feeding programme in Nasarawa

The Federal Government National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) has trained 2, 746 food vendors in Nasarawa state to enhance the implementation of the initiative, an official has said. Aliyu Abdulkadir, the Programme Focal Person in the state, made the disclosure while declaring the programme open in Lafia, the…

Many PDP members defect to APC in Lagos

The fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos further swelled on Friday as many members, said to be about 5,000, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new entrants joined the APC at an elaborate ceremony…

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Police deploy over 1,000 personnel for Cross River bye-election

The Police Command in Cross River says it has deployed over 1,000 officers and men to maintain law and order in the August 11 Obudu State Constituency bye-election. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Inuwa, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

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My expulsion from APC ‘laughable’– Oyo Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Musah Abdulwasiu (APC-Saki West), has described his purported expulsion from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as laughable and undemocratic. Mr Abdulwasiu, spoke through his media aide, Yemi Azeez, on Thursday in Ibadan. “I am still a financial member of the party till…

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10 oil thieves get 12 years prison sentence

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday sentenced 10 persons accused of fraudulently dealing in 200 metric tons of petroleum product to 12 years in prison. The convicts are crew members of a vessel, MV Peace. Mohammed Idris, the judge, ordered that the vessel and the recovered petroleum product…

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EU agrees on data deal with Japan

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday, allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agreed on a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a…

Evidence shows Cameroonian soldiers responsible for extra-judicial killings – Amnesty International

An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children. While an investigation has now been announced, the Ministry of Communication earlier dismissed video footage of the killings…

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132, 078 PVCs still unclaimed in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akwa Ibom State, says some 132, 078 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mike Igini, who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Uyo, the state capital on Monday, said the response…

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Ekiti 2018: INEC identifies 299 flashpoints

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has identified 299 flash-points among polling units in Ekiti ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Abdulganiyu Raji, made this known at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room dialogue on Ekiti…

Cameroon fires two army chiefs over Boko Haram raids

The two dismissed officers were in charge of Cameroon’s special military force instituted to quell the rising number of Boko Haram attacks in the region. Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Tuesday, through a decree, sacked two senior army officers in charge of securing the country’s northern town of Kolofata, following…