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Synagogue Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 50 As Sniffer Dogs Fail To Arrive

3 years ago /

Four days after the collapse of a part of a multiple storey building inside the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations( SCOAN) at  Ikotun, Lagos, the death toll yesterday hit 50, with projections for more still in the offing because excavation is still ongoing. The death toll rose to...

WAEC Results Of Chibok Girls Are Ready - Education Minister

3 years ago /

The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau yesterday disclosed that the results of the Chibok schoolgirls who wrote the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) exams are ready. The minister, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Education, over the Federal...

Mutiny: Army Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Attack On GOC

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Army has sentenced 12 of the 18 soldiers charged with Court-Martial to death by firing squad, while one was sentenced to 28 days with Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL). Five others were set free. According to the sentence delivered by the President of the General Court Martial trying the...

Lack Of Internal Democracy Hampering Nigeria's Democracy - Save Democracy Group

3 years ago /

Lack of internal democracy within the political parties in Nigeria has been described as the major setback to the cause of building strong political platform that will help the lofty values of democracy. This was the consensus among political actors who analyzed political trends in the country ahead of a planned...

South African Police Probes Two Nigerians And An Israeli Over $9.3million Cash

3 years ago /

2 Nigerians and an Israeli citizen are being investigated for bringing $9.3million in cash into the country illegally. It is suspected that the money was brought in for arms. The Nigerians who were coming from Abuja were not identified. The customs officers became suspicious when the passengers Luggage’s were put into...

Danbaba Suntai Returns, Set To Resume Office

3 years ago /

The governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, arrived from a London hospital where he had been receiving additional medical treatment for injuries sustained in a ghastly plane crash in 2012 over the weekend. Suntai who spoke little and softly was however shielded amidst very tight security from the acting governor Garba...

Lagos Boat Mishap: Search Still On For Missing Two

3 years ago /

Rescue operations are currently going on in search of two missing persons involved in the boat capsize on Saturday at the Bayeku area of Lagos. It is not clear what led to the capsizing of the boat. According to Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the South West spokesperson of the National Emergency Management...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 44

3 years ago /

The death toll from the collapse of a 6 storey building in the premises of the synagogue church of all nations in Ikotun area of Lagos rose to 44 on Sunday as search and rescue operation continues. Spokesman of the southwest zone of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye...

NYSC Defends N4000 Fee For Online Registration

3 years ago /

The National Youth Service Corps has defended its online registration for corps members and the N4,000 charge during registration saying it was for the benefits of the new platform and  the computerization would ease the rigorous processes involved in the collection of call-up letters. The full computerization process which is to...

Nigeria’s Inflation In 6th Consecutive Rise To 8.5%

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s inflation on upward food prices rose the sixth consecutive time to 8.5 percent in August, some 0.2 percentage points increase from 8.3 percent recorded in July.

TAN Rallies Offending The Sensibilities And Intelligence Of Nigerians - APC

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country.Responding to the tepid defence of...

 

Nigerian Military Says One Of Its Air Force Plane Missing In Northeast

3 years ago /

A Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country's far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military said on Sunday.

Former President, Obasanjo To Visit Injured Son In Jos Today

3 years ago /

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is expected in Jos, Plateau State capital today, to visit his injured son, Lt Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, who is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the city. It was gathered that the former President, who is billed to touch ground at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos...

 

15 Dead, And Several Injured At Synagogue Church, Lagos

3 years ago /

Disaster struck yesterday at the headquarters of the popular pastor TB Joshua’s Synagogue of All Nation Church in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb when a six-storey building under re-construction in the premises collapsed at about 1pm, killing 15 members. Located behind the main structure, the collapsed building was identified as the Guest...

Governor Amaechi’s Cousin Assassinated in Rivers State

3 years ago /

Pandemonium broke out in Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State following the murder of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, an cousin to the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi. Some suspected assassins killed Mr. Ordu, the Vice-Principal of Community Secondary School, Aluu, earlier in the week. The deceased, whose pastime was hunting,...

NUPENG Gives FG 2-Week Ultimatum To Fix S/S AND S/E Region Roads

3 years ago /

Another industrial action looms in Nigeria, as the National Union of the Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, gives the federal government two weeks ultimatum to begin fixing roads in the south-south and south-east region of the country In a press statement signed by the national chairman of the petroleum tanker...

Jonathan Has No 'Liver' To Prosecute Sheriff - APC

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of being economical with the truth in its response to the widespread condemnation of President Goodluck Jonathan for hobnobbing with accused Boko Haram sponsor Ali Modu Sheriff.In a statement issued in Dubai on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai...

NECA Faults FG's Jobs Board Composition

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 inaugurated the Presidential Jobs Board, headed by the Vice-President Namadi Sambo and mandated it to create three million jobs in 12 months. Other members of the board include: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim; Minister of Petroleum Resources,...

Breaking: Scores Feared Dead As Building Collapses Near Synagogue Church In Lagos

3 years ago /

A number of people have been feared dead following the collapse of a building near Synagogue Church, Ikotun, Lagos. The incident which occured at about 2pm claimed the lives of worshippers in the Church who were probably staying in the building....

Withdraw Academic Certificates Of Guilty Corrupt Leaders - Omeri

3 years ago /

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, (NOA), Mike Omeri is calling for the withdrawal of academic certificates of public and private sector leaders found guilty of corruption to serve as a deterrent to others. Omeri believes this will help in building a corrupt-free society. He said this while receiving the vice-chancellor, university...