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Buhari To Proceed On A 10-Day Leave

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to notify the legislature of his intention to proceed on a 10- day leave. The President is to commence his leave from January 23 to February 6, 2017. In a letter read by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, President Buhari...

Court To Hear Suit Against Patience Jonathan On February 13

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned hearing of the suit filed by wife of Nigeria’s former president, Mrs Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six others till February 13. In the suit, the former first lady claimed ownership of the sum of $15.5 million, which was...

Government’s Delegation Visits Borno Over Rann Bombing

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A Nigerian government’s delegation is in Borno State for an assessment of the situation in Rann community following Tuesday’s air strike on local settlement. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel, the Chief...

Suspension Of Abdulmumini, Court Fixes Hearing February 20

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A Federal High Court in Kano on Wednesday fixed Feb. 20, for hearing in the case against the Clerk and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the suspension of Abdulmumini Jibril. Some constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency sued the Clerk and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, challenging the legality of...

Nigerian Troops Head For Gambia

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Nigeria has confirmed that a warship is heading towards The Gambia as a "training" exercise as regional countries prepared for a possible military intervention, the Associated Press new agency reports. President-elect Adama Barrow, currently in Senegal, is due to be sworn in tomorrow, but President Yahya Jammeh wants the results of...

Accidental Bombing: Over 50 Killed As Red Cross Assures Of Continuous Support

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has vowed to continue humanitarian aids to the Northeast, Nigeria. This comes as six of the ICRC workers were among those killed in the accidental airstrike, that left over 50 people dead and many injured in Rann community, Borno State. The Red Cross said that...

Three Killed In Fresh Southern Kaduna Attack

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At least three people have been killed and some others injured at Samaru Kataf in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state. This is following an attack by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen. The Kaduna Police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, who confirmed the incident, did not speak on the casualty. But an indigine...

Nigerian Air Force Saddened Over IDP Tragedy

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has expressed sadness over the accidental air strike that affected the Internal Displaced Persons Camp in Rann, Kala Balge area of Borno State. The accident claimed 52 lives including six Red Cross officials. About 120 people were injured. The Air Force jet was on a mission to...

Senate Will Ensure Upgrade Of Minna Airport – Saraki

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Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says the Senate will ensure that the Minna Airport is upgraded to serve its primary function as alternative to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate President explained that the proximity of the Minna airport to the Federal Capital Territory and its standard runway made it...

Kano Earmarks N200m For Rice Farming

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The Kano State Government has earmarked N200 million in the recently approved 2017 budget to boost rice farming and spur agriculture in the state. Mr. Mohammed Garba, the Commissioner of Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano that the effort was to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

No Going Back On Strike - Abia NUT

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Teachers in Abia on Tuesday said that there was no going back on the strike they embarked upon to demand the payment of the arrears of their five months salaries. The striking teachers are under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). Mr Chizobem Akparanta, the state Chairman of the...

Retirees Drag Nigerian Military To Court

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Retired military officers on Tuesday dragged the Army, Navy and Air Force to court over non-payment of debarment allowance instituted in 2012. The retirees instituted a class action against the forces at the National Industrial Court Abuja, claiming they were yet to access the funds since 2012. The debarment allowance is a...

Southern Kaduna Attacks Have Claimed 20,000 Lives Since 1980 – El-Rufai

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Over 20,000 people have been killed and property worth millions of Naira destroyed in several crises that occurred in the southern part of Kaduna state since 1980. The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this on Tuesday when he received the national leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at Government House, Kaduna. The...

Relocation Of Abuja Airport Operations To Cost N1.1bn

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Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the relocation of operations of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Kaduna would cost over N1.1 billion. Sirika while briefing the senate on the logistics implication of the relocation said that the ministry had taken into account relevant agencies that...

Nigerian Air Force Flew 6773 Hours In 2016

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The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday in Yola, Adamawa, that it flew 6773 hours in 2,105 missions and 3,534 sorties in its operations in the North-East in 2016. The Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, Nurudeen Balogun, made this known while briefing the Federal Government team and representatives of Bring...

North-East Tour: BBOG, Information Minister Give Account

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Nigeria's Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Lai Mohammed says negotiations are still ongoing for the release of the Chibok girls and every other abductee with the Boko Haram insurgent. The Minister spoke as he led a federal government delegation with the BringBackOurGirls Group to North-east Nigeria to witness efforts by the military to...

Recent Bombings Expected In Insurgency – CAS

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, says the increasing rate of bombings in parts of Nigeria is a part and parcel of insurgency especially with the dislodgment of the Boko Haram insurgents. He, however, opined that it is not peculiar and that the military alone cannot deal with...

Shekau: 'Boko Haram Behind University Blasts'

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Militant Islamist Abubakar Shekau has released an audio message, saying his Boko Haram group was behind yesterday's attack on a university in the main north-eastern city of Maidguri.  Four people - a professor, a child and two suicide bombers - were killed in the twin blasts, while 17 others sustained injuries....

Nigerian Army Release 257 Cleared Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

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Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, has released 257 screened and cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno state government. The handing over exercise, took place during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at the Ramat square Maiduguri, Borno State. This was revealed in...

UNIMAID Explosion: Management Postpones Examination

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The University of Maiduguri, has announced the postponement of all examinations originally scheduled to take place on Monday, following the suicide bombing attack that rocked the institution in the early hours of the day. The postponement was revealed in a statement signed by the Director, Senate and Academic matters of the...


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