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Three soldiers, 5 others killed in Maiduguri jihadist attacks

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Eight people, including three soldiers, were killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ahead of Monday’s Eid al-Adha festival, military sources said. File:...

Mon Aug 12th, 2019     Read More →

NDLEA arrests 55 drug dealers in Niger

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By Wole Mosadomi Minna—NATIONAL Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Niger State Command, has arrested 55 suspected drug traffickers in different parts of the state between January and...

Mon Aug 12th, 2019     Read More →

FG urged to pay 13% derivation to oil communities

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By Jimitota Onoyume WARRI— National Chairman, Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON, Dr Mike Emuh, has urged the Federal Government to pay the 13 percent derivation fund...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

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Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded. The deadly blast, which took place Saturday near...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

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Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, as the East African nation prepared to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol. Two men...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Eid-el-Kabir: NAHCON, Islamic clerics conduct special prayers for Nigeria

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa from Mina, Saudi Arabia The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has, on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, led various National Ulamas in Makkah, Saudi...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Housing cost behind open defecation in Calabar- Residents

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By Victoria Ojeme Open Defecation- Residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital have a choice of either to rent expensive accommodation with toilet facilities or cheap ones without toilets...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Appreciating elasticity limit of Nigerian Army

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By Frank Itodo In the annals of the Nigerian Army, it has never been this tough. The crisis in North-East Nigeria is taking its toll, and this calls for concern from all critical...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

SALLAH: All Nigerians should be security conscious – LOYIBO

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By Perez Brisibe NIGER Delta activist and traditional prime minister of Tuomo Kingdom in Burutu and Ekeremo Local Government Areas of Delta and Bayelsa States, Chief Mike Loyibo, has asked...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Water resources bill: Taraba, Benue, C- River, Rivers, Anambra, Imo, 3 others, kick

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•As Kogi, Kebbi, Adamawa, Ondo, Ogun, others differ •PDP senators vow to oppose the bill By Emma Amaize, Dayo Johnson, Henry Umoru, Vincent Ujumadu, Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu. Peter Duru,...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

AMNESTY: Why Ijaw mothers want second chance for Dokubo

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By Ebikemefa Warikeme Lately, media reports have emerged calling for the replacement of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Internal security and understanding the role of the armed forces

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By Gabriel Giwa The security architecture in Nigeria has been questioned in recent times. In some quarters, questions have been raised as regards the constitutional role of the Nigerian Police as...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

FURIOUS FLOOD: Bride, others’ corpses washed away from Katsina to Niger Republic

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• Save us, locals beg Osinbajo By Bashir Bello, Katsina Last year, precisely July 16, 2018, Jibia local government area of Katsina State was in the news following a torrential rainfall which...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Cries of environmental crimes rock Niger Delta 

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•Stakeholders demand prosecution of soldiers burning recovered crude, barges By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta Activists in Delta State have accused security agencies of...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →

Satellite Town: Sitting on 2.5 trillion litres of fuel awaiting a spark

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•Over one million residents in danger • Petroleum products housed by 50 tank farms •More under construction •As government looks the other way •5 bonded terminals soon to...

Sun Aug 11th, 2019     Read More →