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Mali officials say kidnapped Catholics released

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An abbot and several Catholic laypeople kidnapped in central Mali by armed men have been released, officials said Wednesday. x The group disappeared on Monday while travelling from the mostly...

Thu Jun 24th, 2021     Read More →

Niger army foils Boko Haram attack, kills 3 jihadists

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Boko Haram Niger’s army has foiled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists in the volatile Lake Chad region, killing three attackers and seizing weapons, a multinational military force said...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Buhari to get NDDC 'forensic audit' report July

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Barring any last-minute changes, President Mohammadu Buhari will next month receive the much-awaited report of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). x...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Allow bandits to guard our forests for peace to reign, Sheikh Gumi says

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Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi has declared that Nigeria is fighting a tribal war, calling for amnesty for bandits if they must quit their criminal acts. x He specifically urged farmers across the...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Nigerian school kidnap victims escape sleeping guards

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Fifteen Nigerian hostages have escaped from their abductors as they slept, weeks after they were among more than 130 pupils and teachers snatched by gunmen from an Islamic seminary, the...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Final forensic audit report of NDDC ready by July—Akpabio

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Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, says the final report of a forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July. x Akpabio, who fielded...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Yinka Odumakin, samurai of the struggle

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Odumakin “Yinka could not have died now. That was not the plan. Yinka had only achieved 1% of what he planned to do. This was not our understanding…” That was the outpouring of...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Again, court orders FG to pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b oil revenue

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A day after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered the Federal Government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State government as arrears of the 13 per cent derivative sum due to the state,...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

HURIWA demands sack of NSA, Gumi’s arrest

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Emmanuel Onwubiko Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Police nab 62-year-old for child trafficking in Delta

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The Special Squad of Delta State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old woman, Vera Olunwa and one Gloria Ugbebor, in connection with alleged kidnap of a 12-year-old girl in Niger...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Leveraging marginal fields for improved national reserves, local content

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Sarki Auwalu Nigeria’s marginal fields sub-sector has been the cornerstone of the country’s upstream local content development strategy since early 2000, and previous rounds gave...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Time to review war-risk insurance on Nigeria-bound cargoes

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Director-General, NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh There has been a significant reduction in the rate of piracy on Nigeria’s maritime environment since February 2021, when the Nigerian Maritime...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

MSF warns of food crisis for children in Niger, Nigeria

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Doctors Without Borders warned Monday of a major food crisis among children in the Maradi region of Niger, and in northwest Nigeria, just over the border. x “A major nutritional and food...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Troops arrest suspected bandit in possession of military kits – Army

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The Nigerian Army says its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road, intercepted and arrested a fleeing bandit in a vehicle travelling from Zuru to Ibadan during a stop and search operation on...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Senate’s mid term report and what stakeholders say

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The Senate on Wednesday rolled out series of activities to celebrate what it called modest achievements in its last two years. Proceeding with the celebration, the Senate leadership announced that...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →