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The Real Cost of Boko Haram, By Muhammad Sani Dattijo

On July 6, gunmen, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect stormed Mamudo Secondary school in Yobe State and enacted one of the most vicious mass murders in the country’s history. Within the night, they proceeded to shoot, burn or smother 29 students while injuring several others. Some victims were burnt so badly […]

NUC approves medicine, engineering, other courses in Gregory Varsity –Official

The University commenced academic work last year. Advertisement

Youth honour Plateau security Chief

The STF boss pledged to end the Plateau unrest soon. Advertisement

Jema’a LGA in Kaduna to sack 500 casual staff

The chairman of Jema’a LGA says most of the casual staff are redundant. Advertisement

Ogun federal lawmaker dumps PPN for Labour Party

Members of the PPN move to Labour Party. Advertisement

Maternal mortality reduces to 145/100,000 live births in Sokoto

The maternal mortality rate in Sokoto, even with the claimed reduction, is still high. Advertisement

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40-year-old bridge collapses in Ebonyi

The collapse was caused by flood and pressure. The 40-year-old Eguhuo Bridge in Agba, Ishiellu Local Government Area of Ebonyi, caved in on Wednesday after a downpour. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the rainfall paralysed economic activities in the area as vehicles could not gain access to communities in the area. The affected […]

Jonathan felicitates with Odili on 65th birthday

The former Rivers Governor will be 65 on Thursday. President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate the former Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, on his 65th birthday anniversary which comes up on Thursday. Mr. Jonathan conveyed “very warm felicitations” to Mr. Odili on behalf of himself, his family, and Nigerians. “I pray that Almighty […]

Ogun women protest against child marriage #ChildNotBride

The Concerned Women Forum protested against the marriage of underage females. Hundreds of women under the aegis of Concerned Women Forum on Wednesday trooped out in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, to protest against the controversial section 29 (4b) in the Nigerian constitution which is being attended to by the Senate. The subsection, devoted to […]

Civil servant nabbed for vandalisation in Adamawa

The NSCDC accused the civil servant and his accomplice of stealing over N5 million worth of construction materials. A civil servant with the Adamawa State Ministry of Works has been arrested by the Civil Defense Corps for allegedly stealing over N5 million worth of construction materials belonging to the Adamawa State Government. The suspect was […]

Why PDP panel disqualified two Anambra governorship aspirants – Official

Anambra governorship election comes up in November. The panel set up by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to screen governorship aspirants in Anambra has finally dropped two aspirants, Sylvester Okonkwo and Onwuanyim Afamaefuna. Both men were dropped over discrepancies in their tax documents. The panel headed by former Zamfara State Governor, Mahmud Shinkafi, had disqualified […]

Hajj: Board allocates 2,584 seats to Jigawa pilgrims

The state’s slot, like that of other states, was reduced by 20 per cent. The Executive Secretary of Jigawa Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammed Alhassan, said the state was allocated 2,584 seats for the 2013 Hajj exercise. Mr. Alhassan said this while speaking with newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday. He said that the state initially had […]

Auto-crashes claim 64 lives in Oyo in 2 months — FRSC

The accidents happened between June and July. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Oyo State on Wednesday said that 64 people lost their lives in various automobile crashes between June and July. Godwin Ogagaoghene, the FRSC State Sector Commander said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Wednesday. […]

Deceased FRCN reporter buried in Ibadan

Tunde Oluwanike was killed in a ghastly accident. The remains of Tunde Oluwanike, a former journalist with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, were on Tuesday interred amidst encomiums from colleagues, associates, friends and other sympathisers. Mr. Oluwanike was among three officials of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, who died in a ghastly motor […]

Rivers is not broke – Commissioner

The government explained the reason for the delay in the payment of workers July salaries. The Rivers government on Tuesday dismissed as false and baseless, allegations that workers in the state had not received their July salaries because the government had no money to pay them. Ibim Semenitari, Commissioner for Information and Communications, blamed the […]

Kogi suspends teacher’s recruitment, orders application fee refund

The Kogi State government also ordered the refund of payment from the applicants. By Sam Ahmadu The Kogi State Government has announced the suspension of a recruitment exercise for intending teachers in the state. The government also directed that the application fee be refunded to applicants who had paid N3, 400 application fee into an […]

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Bauchi to spend N2m daily on meat factory

The factory is expected start production in August. The Bauchi State Government would require a sum of N2 million daily to sustain its meat factory. The General Manager, Bauchi State Meat Products Company Limited, Alkasim Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Bauchi. According to him, the […]

Enugu Police arrest two suspected criminals after gun battle

The suspects were arrested by cops from the Ogui Division of Enugu. Advertisement

FRSC rescues 83 persons in 20 road accidents

Six people were killed in the accidents. Advertisement

Ogun students oppose Amosun’s move to appoint non-Ogun indigene as adviser

The students say the appointment of a non-indigene is insulting since their tax and that of their parents ever and will never come to Ogun State. Advertisement

Anambra council polls: INEC, UNDP begin training of electoral officers

The one-week long training is being held in Anambra. Advertisement

Police arrest 10 suspected MASSOB members in Asaba

The police said the suspects were involved in criminal acts. Advertisement

Army commander charges officers on professionalism

The commandant asked the newly promoted officers to refrain from interfering in civilian matters. Advertisement

Amnesty International begins petition to stop ‘forced evictions’ by Lagos government

Amnesty International, a human rights organization, has begun the process of collating signatures for its petition condemning last February’s evictions at Ijora Badia by the Lagos State government. In a joint press conference with Social and Economic Rights Action Centre, SERAC, in Lagos, Monday, the group urged the state government to “urgently” respect people’s rights […]

Ogun APC holds maiden meeting two weeks after registration

The governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, chaired the meeting. Advertisement