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Adamawa tense as JTF makes arrests, recovers arms, explosives in house-to-house search

A house-to-house search conducted jointly by the military, the police and SSS in Mubi in Adamawa, has led to several arrests and the recovery of weapons including improvised explosive devices. Brig.-Gen. John Nwaoga, Brigade Commander, 23rd Amoured Brigade, Yola, disclosed this on Monday in Mubi, while briefing newsmen. Mr. Nwaoga said that following the recent upsurge […]

Gunmen kidnap Bauchi Gov’s in-law, kill guard

Gunmen on Monday in Bauchi State kidnapped Mohammed Abubakar, an in-law to the Bauchi Governor, Isa Yuguda. Mr. Abubakar is also the former Chairman of Bauchi State Fertiliser Distribution Committee. Narrating the kidnap incident in Bauchi on Monday, a close friend to the victim, Garba Dahiru, said Mr. Abubakar was kidnapped at about 5am on […]

Shiite Muslims continue protest against ‘anti-Islam’ film in Kaduna

The Shiite Muslims are angered about the anti-Islam movie made by an Israeli-American.

Three die in accident involving Nassarawa Governor, son

Nassarawa State Governor’s son got terribly hurt in accident that claimed the lives of three of the governor’s aide.

Gunmen abduct Gov. Yuguda’s henchman in Bauchi

Unknown gunmen at about 5.15 a.m this morning attacked the residence of Muhammadu Sade along Railway Road quarters in Bauchi, killing his security guard and whisking Mr. Sade away to an unknown destination. Mr. Sade is the arrowhead of Governor Isa Yuguda’s political apparatus. He has been the chairman of the state committee for fertilizer distribution since […]

Saudi Arabia detains 400 Nigerian female hajj pilgrims, ‘It’s an insult,’ says Sultan

Four hundred female pilgrims from Nigeria, who arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia yesterday for this year’s hajj,  have been separated from their male counterparts and detained by Saudi authorities, the Daily Trust newspaper is reporting this morning. According to the report, the Saudis requested each female pilgrim to provide her muharram, that is, the approved male companion […]

JTF imposes curfew on Mubi, conducts house-to-house search

A curfew has been imposed on Mubi in Adamawa State as soldiers and policemen of the Joint Task Force (JTF) commenced a house-to-house search for weapons and gunmen. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all shops and other businesses in the commercial border town had been shut. Sunday service was also affected as many worshippers stayed at home. […]

Intending pilgrims in Gombe cautioned against abortion

Hajiya Larai  Ari, a member of the Amirul Hajj in Gombe State, has cautioned pregnant  women not to abort their pregnancies in their bid to perform the hajj. Ms. Ari made the call in Bajoga in the Funakaye Local Government Area of the state during the team’s tour of Dukku, Nafada and Funakaye. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State […]

Jumoke Akinjide

FCTA constitutes sanitation sub-committees in satellite towns

The FCTA is working hard to make Abuja greener and cleaner

NEMA camps over 10,000 displaced flood victims in Kogi, Benue

Economic activities along the Kogi-Abuja road paralysed as commuters are left stranded in flooded areas

Bunmi Aborisade Ph.D

Journalist returns to Nigeria after 15 years in exile

After fifteen years in exile, Bunmi Aborisade, former editor/co-publisher of Nigeria’s pro-democracy publication, June 12 Magazine, has returned to Nigeria to lecture at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication. Mr. Aborisade, who holds a doctorate in communication studies, was arrested during the June 12 struggle […]

Thugs beat up doctor in Ogun State Hospital

The doctor was battered for demanding a registration fee from a patient.

John Terry retires from English team

The Chelsea captain complained of unfair treatment by the English FA.

Lokoja and environs has been submerged by water

Flood victims trapped on treetops in Kogi as humanitarian crisis worsens

The humanitarian crisis caused by the flood in Kogi State has worsened with residents taking refuge on treetops

PDP hails Jonathan’s decision on 5000 naira note

Ruling party commends Nigerian President for reversing the CBN’s introduction of N5000 note.

Casualty figure rises in Bauchi church bombing

Two policemen were also injured in the attack.

10 feared dead in Bauchi Catholic church attack

A bomb blast has been reported in Bauchi

Criticism trails Rick Ross’ Nigerian video

Nigerian award winning musician disapproves of the Lagos depicting video by the American singer.

Adeola Fayehun

Keeping It Real With Adeola Fayehun (Episode 42): Jonathan’s 155-page scorecard & other issues

For those who do not believe in the many achievements of  President Goodluck Jonathan, this week on Keeping it Real, Adeola Fayehun takes you through the 155 pages of his recently released progress report. She also discusses why Nigeria is borrowing a billion dollars from China. Also, find out what happens when a father of […]

Babangida Aliyu

17, 550 secondary school students fail promotion examination in Niger state

The Niger State Commissioner for Education, Susan Gana, has said that 17, 550 senior secondary school students in the state have failed their 2011/2012 promotion examination. Mrs Gana said at a press briefing in Minna on Saturday that those affected had been demoted. She said that 57, 510 students were registered for the promotion examination out of which 39, […]

24 hour curfew imposed on Damaturu as JTF arrests 25 ‘terrorists’

The JTF say they will advise the government on when to relax the curfew

Lokoja floods: Thousands of motorists stranded on Abuja-Lokoja road

Some of the travelers have been stranded in Lokoja for two days.

Arik Air to resume flight

Aviation officials and Arik Air apologise to passengers as airline agrees to resume operations.

Adamawa confirms four killed in midnight raid

The state government said it will set up a panel to investigate the attack.

Jubril Aminu rejects State Police, says Nigerian leaders are intolerant

The former Senator believes selfish politicians contribute to Nigeria’s disunity, and make implementation of State Police impossible.