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Order of elections: Rowdy session as APC senators move against Saraki

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•Say change of election timetable targeted at Buhari •As 10 pro-Buhari senators walk out on Saraki •Senate confirms 7 RECs for INEC By Henry Umoru ABUJA —THE relative peace...

Thu Feb 15th, 2018     Read More →

Breaking: Governors meet to nominate team to interface with NASS on state police

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – GOVERNORS of the 36 States of the federation are currently meeting at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, to nominate a team among them that will...

Wed Feb 14th, 2018     Read More →

Senate conforms 6 INEC RECS

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By Henry Umoru ABUJA- THE Senate has confirmed six more Resident Electoral Electoral Commissioners (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of...

Wed Feb 14th, 2018     Read More →

NAFDAC seals 24 unlicensed bakeries in Borno

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The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday said it had sealed 24 bakeries in Maiduguri for operating without licences. The Coordinator of the agency in...

Wed Feb 14th, 2018     Read More →

Boko Haram suspects finally get their day in court

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The prosecution only called one witness against Abba Umar. He said the defendant, if released, would likely go back to Boko Haram’s hideout in Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria. The...

Wed Feb 14th, 2018     Read More →

Chibok girls’ kidnapper, Haruna Yahaya’s defence lawyer “pleaded for leniency”

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A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday.Haruna Yahaya The conviction...

Tue Feb 13th, 2018     Read More →

Shekau now disguises as woman in black hijab – Army

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By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE Nigerian Army said Tuesday day that Abubakar Shekau ,factional leader of Boko Haram terrorists group has fled the Sambisa Forest following its troops’ intense raid...

Tue Feb 13th, 2018     Read More →

Haruna Yahaya, kidnapper of Chibok schoolgirls jailed for 15 years

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A Federal High Court in Kainji has sentenced Haruna Yahaya, a physically challenged person who was one of those, who abducted Chibok schoolgirls, to 15 years in prison as the trials of Boko Haram...

Tue Feb 13th, 2018     Read More →

10 women freed by Boko Haram not police personnel – Police

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Maiduguri – Mr Damian Chukwu, the Police Commissioner in Borno, says the 10 women rescued from Boko Haram were neither police women nor wives of police personnel. Ibrahim Idris, IGP Chukwu...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

CP decries spate of rape cases in Borno

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The Commissioner of Police in Borno, Mr Damian Chukwu, has expressed concern over the spate of rape cases in the state and called on victims to seek redress. Chukwu said this while briefing...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

President Buhari summons emergency security meeting

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Barely 48 hours after the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by the Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency security...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Herdsmen Attacks: Lawyers tackle Buhari, accuse him of shielding culprits

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..insist killings escalated under his watch …demand immediate resignation of IGP By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – A group of senior legal practitioners under the aegis of Lawyers Alert,...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

FG positioning transport, shipping to lead employment, GDP – NSC boss

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THE Federal Government has begun implementation of deliberate plans and policies targeted at making the country’s transport and shipping businesses become leading employers of labour and...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Nigerian Governors mourn Buratai

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Maiduguri The Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Sunday, joined other Nigerians to mourn the death of Yusuf Buratai, father of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai. Malam Yusuf...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Militia groups: Northern women task FG on killings

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A group, The Northern Nigeria Women Initiative (NNWI), has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts at abating the widespread killings by militia groups in the country. Mrs. Charity...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →