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Security 
23 April 2014

N76 billion CCTV project! Are they mere boxes?

It is no longer news that Nigeria is battling with security challenges, which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent persons in senseless killings carried out by insurgents.

The latest was the April 14 bomb blast in Nyanya Motor Park on the outskirts of Abuja. The Nyanja bomb explosion is raising concerns that authorities in the country are yet to deploy modern technologies in the fight against terrorism and other violent crimes....

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In this latest development, Bassey Albert and Effiong Abia have been dropped by His Excellency.

In view of the need to reinvigorate the machinery of government and drive further the 'Uncommon transformation' programme of the state, His Excellency, the executive governor of Akwa Ibom state, Chief...


Nasarawa state governor Tanko Al-Makura has urged all ethnic groups in the state to see security as  every one&rsqu...

He made this known when he hosted leaders of the Fulani community in Lafia, the state capital. Progress is being made in the state governors effort to end the ...
23 April 2014
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A whooping N25 billion bank fraud uncovered by the Bayelsa state House of Assembly committee on public accounts is still...

The fraud was revealed after the committee embarked on an audit exercise to reconcile charges and deductions made on Bayelsa state government’s accounts f...
23 April 2014
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The U.S. has asked Russia to tone down its aggressive rhetoric on Ukraine, or face further sanctions.  

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry told his Russian counterpart over the phone that Moscow must call for Pro-Russian gunmen to lay down their weapons. Kiev an...
23 April 2014
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China to investigate allegation of country's biggest arms maker in Syrian war

China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it is investigating reports that a c... continue reading

US calls South Sudan massacre an 'abomination'

The United States has described the reported massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Su... continue reading

Man shot at U.S. court

A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after h... continue reading

Joe Biden calls on Russia to match words with actions

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Russia to match its word with action to reduce tens... continue reading

Death toll in South Korean ferry mishap reaches 108

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has reached 1... continue reading

Saudi health minister axed

The Saudi Health Minister has been sacked without explanation, as the MERS coronavirus dea... continue reading

North Korea increase nuclear testing - South Korea

South Korea says activity has increased at North Korea’s nuclear test site, ahead of... continue reading

Cyclone scuttles search for missing Malaysian plane

A tropical cyclone halted the aerial search for a missing Malaysia airlines plane on Tuesd... continue reading

Catholic church begins service commemorating Easter

Pope Francis has started a four packed days of events culminating in Easter, saying the ch... continue reading

Three separatists killed in Ukraine crisis

Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian National Guard overnight and Kiev said three ... continue reading

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Bayelsa United confident of qualifying for group stage of CAF Confederation Cup

Players and officials of Bayelsa united are confident of progressing to the group stage of... continue reading

Johan Bruyneel banned for 10 years

Lance Armstrong’s former team manager,  Johan Bruyneel has been banned ten year... continue reading

Super Falcons lose in friendly match

Ahead of next month’s Africa Women Championship qualifier, the Super Falcons lost 3-... continue reading

Brazilians await arrival of Super Eagles

Brazilian football fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Super Eagles at the 2014 F... continue reading

Manchester United sack manager David Moyes

Manchester United has confirmed the departure of manager David Moyes, bringing a rapi... continue reading

Real Madrid battle hard to win Copa del Rey

Real Madrid have shown their supremacy over arch rivals FC Barcelona in the 2013/2014 seas... continue reading

Britain names Steve Cram as its advisor ahead of 2016 Olympics

The British athletics endurance programme has named former world champion Steve Cram as it... continue reading

Flying eagles to face Supreme Court FC in warm up friendly

Nigeria’s national under-20 team will continue their build up to the 2015 Africa You... continue reading

Bayelsa United pip Nembe City in Niger Delta derby

Two goals by Ebimobowei Peter was all Bayelsa United needed to edge rivals NembeCity in th... continue reading

Shaibu Amodu advises Nigerian coaches to get CAF licensing

Nigerian coaches have been advised to take advantage of the coaching course for obtaining ... continue reading

A senior Egyptian police officer has been reported killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo.

Security officials say Brigadier-General Ahmed Zaki died when an explosive device placed under his official vehicle was detonated. He was killed while chasing terrorists in the northern city of Alexandria. He was the fifth Police General to be killed since t...
23 April 2014
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A Jewish lawyer in Morocco is challenging the country's political establishment by asking to join an Islamist party.

The lawyer, Isaac Charia said in a letter to Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's Justice and Development party, PJD that he wants to know if Jews are welcome to join the party, adding that he hopes his request will not be seen as "a cynical act". "The Islami...
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The federal government says it will not compromise standards in Nigeria’s electricity sector.  

The Electricity Management Services led by Peter Ewesor after inspecting some of the facilities in the Ikeja and Eko distribution areas said electricity accessories must meet up with international standard. Peter Ewesor said “EMS as an agency is going t...
23 April 2014
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As many Nigerians challenge both the government and security agencies on the need to devise appropriate response to terr...

At the end of a 10-day prayer programme in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, the group organised a prayer walk to sensitize other Nigerians on the need to seek God’s intervention in Nigeria. Chuks Alojie expressed dismay that any set of Nigerians could a...
23 April 2014
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The national president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has cautioned the political elite to mind their utteran...

Mohammed Garba who spoke in Abuja said that synergy among all Nigerians will ensure peace in the country. The briefing according to him resulted because of the recent security challenges in the county and the way in which those challenges are being handled. ...
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