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Okowa Congratulates Champions Team Delta
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Okowa Congratulates Champions Team Delta

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated the victorious Team Delta in the just concluded 19th National Sports Festival Abuja 2018. Okowa who personally attended the closing ceremony of the games at the National Stadium Abuja on Sunday was elated that Team Delta set more games record on their way to successfully defending the National Sports Festival trophy won at the Eko 2012 games in Lagos with a total medal haul of 352, comprising of 163 gold medals, 88 silver medals and 101 bronze medals. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu yesterday in Asaba, the Governor thanked the Delta State Sports Commission, all team members, coaching crew and supporters for their hardwork and dedication which culminated in the victory of Team Delta. Whil...
Golf: Nigeria Secures Membership of Europe PGA
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Golf: Nigeria Secures Membership of Europe PGA

Nigeria has joined the PGA of Europe as an international affiliate Member Country. It joined Botswana in becoming the latest African countries to be conferred with the PGA of Europe membership. The PGA of Nigeria was founded in 1969 and has a membership of 173 professionals working in around 70 golf clubs. The PGA of Nigeria membership has increased from four at its very beginning to become a well-established body that operates closely with the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), as well as further afield with almost ten per cent of its members working internationally in Ghana, Cameroon, Togo and Senegal. Various local state governments have begun to provide golf lessons in schools as a vehicle for youth empowerment, alleviating poverty, generating employment and helping the envir...
SWAN Berates North West Governors for Their Attitude Towards Sports
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SWAN Berates North West Governors for Their Attitude Towards Sports

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) North West Zone has condemned the complacent attitude of some North West Governors to. sports development. Speaking in a communiqué issued after its meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, jointly signed by its Zonal Vice President, Ado Salisu and Zonal Secretary, AbdulRaheem Aodu, SWAN expressed shock at the inability of Katsina State government to send its athletes to the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja despite their impressive performance at the zonal eliminations in Kaduna. SWAN North West zone also berated Jigawa State government for not supporting any sportswriter to the Abuja Festival notwithstanding the vital roles of promotion that sports writers play in sport development. Considering the unifying and developing roles of sports in Ni...
The 5 Most Talked About Nigerian Celebrity Couples Of 2018
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The 5 Most Talked About Nigerian Celebrity Couples Of 2018

Many Nigerian celebrity couples have been well talked about in the year 2018. These are some of those couples. One of the most talked about people on social media and the Internet are celebrities and it even gets more interesting when these guys are couples. For 2018, we had a number of celebrity couples make the headlines for different reasons. For some they kept us glued to our social media pages because we couldn't enough of their lovey-dovey activities. While for some, it was more like a dramatic year for them. Some really admired relationships actually collapsed in 2018. So guys, here are the five most talked about celebrity couples for 2018 according to us. 1. Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim were one of the most talked about ce...
NYSC Empowers 7,000 Corps Members in Katsina
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NYSC Empowers 7,000 Corps Members in Katsina

The Katsina State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, has said the scheme has trained and empowered 7,000 corps members through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in the state since its inception in 2012. She said the entrepreneurship programme was introduced by the federal government to educate the corps members on how to become self-employed and create jobs. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream II set of corps members at MD Yusuf NYSC’s Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina, Wednesday, Sanda said the gesture had transformed the life of the beneficiaries thereby making them employers of labour. She said: “If you enter the state capital and even outside the state, we have mor...
Presidency, NFF Welcome Super Falcons Back Home
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Presidency, NFF Welcome Super Falcons Back Home

. Saraki, Dalung, Okowa, NB Plc congratulate team The Chief of Staff to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Alhaji Abba Kyari, was at the head of a delegation of prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja yesterday. Nine –time African champions, Super Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport minutes before 4pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Alhaji Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, as well as other officials of the NFF. On Sunday, at the Accra Sports Stadium, the golden girls prevailed over a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless ...
SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent
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SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent

  The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Nasarawa State has decried the non release of funds by the state government for the 19th National Sports Festival, Abuja 2018. SWAN said it was particularly worried over poor preparations and non camping of athletes to the festival a week to the commencement of the festival. A statement signed by the Nasarawa chairman of SWAN, Cheke Emmanuel, and made available to sportswriters yesterday in Lafia, expressed fear that the National Sports Festival would not go the way of the 2018 National Youth Games in Ilorin, where the state was fined N5.5m for not participating in the tournament. The statement called on the state government, to as matter of urgency, release funds to the state ministry of Sports ...
Nasarawa Gov Approves Sack of Poly Rector
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Nasarawa Gov Approves Sack of Poly Rector

The Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Al-Makura has approved the dismissal of Dr Silas Gyar, the Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia. According to a statement signed by Mohammed Bako, Chairman, Governing Council of the Polytechnic on Friday in Lafia, the governor’s decision is in line with the government white paper report on the investigative committee into the activities of the institution. The statement added that the dismissal took effect from November 28, 2018. It added that the governing council had also approved the dismissal of Labani Joseph-Dio and Ahdullahi Akyo, Registrar and Bursar respectively. Governor Al-Makura therefore directed all the dismissed staff to refund the over N2 billion mismanaged by them while in office immediately. The dismissed staff were...
IAEA Approves Nuclear, Cancer Treatment Reactor Projects for Nigeria
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IAEA Approves Nuclear, Cancer Treatment Reactor Projects for Nigeria

Ogbonnaya Onu The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given Nigeria the go ahead to embark on five critical projects in nuclear power energy, cancer management, livestock production, governmental and regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and radiation oncology. The projects due to commence in 2020, were approved under the Country Programme Framework document. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made the announcement yesterday at the ministerial conference on nuclear science and technology in Vienna, Austria. Onu, who led the Nigeria delegation, said the designs of these projects had been completed and submitted to the IAEA for review. Those on the delegation included, Permanent Secretary Political & Economic Affairs Off...
Argentine Polo Turns To Genetics To Produce Champions
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Argentine Polo Turns To Genetics To Produce Champions

Are champions born, or raised? That’s the question scientists in Argentina are trying to answer as they look to pinpoint the genes that make local horses the best in the world for playing polo. In Argentina, polo is a big deal, and big business, and to that end, cloning has already been used to reproduce the finest existing mounts. But scientists want to go one step further and map the entire genome of the Argentine polo horse in order to create the perfect specimen. From December, a group of five universities will analyze 80,000 horses from the breed as part of a project that will try to identify the ideal genetic balance that makes up a polo horse. The Argentine horses used to play polo have been bred specifically over decades by crossing a Criollo line descended from the or...
Norway Supports Energy Needs of IDPs in N’east
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Norway Supports Energy Needs of IDPs in N’east

Norway has supported the energy needs of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Northeast Nigerian households face alarming fuel and energy needs. In Borno State, the most affected by the Boko Haram conflict in the North-east region, it is estimated that 95 per cent rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking food and lighting homes. This has made households with limited access to fuel and energy resources at greater risk of food insecurity and owing to low electrification, face numerous protection risks. As a negative coping strategy, some households are forced to undercook their meals or sell portions of an already insufficient food supply to purchase wood fuel. FAO, in a sta...
Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week
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Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week

Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali (Rtd), will later in the week, visit N’djamena, Chad to discuss with his Chadian counterpart, General Daoud Yaya, on how to respond to the worsening security crisis along the Nigeria – Chad border. THE SCHEDULED MEETING WAS CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY COL. TUKUR GUSAU, THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TO THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE. According to Col Gusau, Brig-Gen Dan-Ali’s visit was in continuation of consultations with the defence ministers of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Troops contributing countries (TCC) which include, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin Republic. Dan- Ali had last month paid a similar visit to Niger Republic, during which he held bilateral discussions with his Nigerien counterpa...
Globacom Lights Up Kabba Day Festival
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Globacom Lights Up Kabba Day Festival

Digital Transformation Leader, Globacom, last weekend supported the 2018 edition of the Kabba Day Festival in Kogi State. The involvement of the company in the festival added colour and unprecedented excitement to the annual event which brings together the sons and daughters of Okun Land home and abroad in celebration of culture. Globacom said its support for the festival is consistent with its resolve to promote the traditional values that have sustained the indigenous peoples of Nigeria. The Chairman of the Kabba Day Festival 2018 Central Planning Committee, Hon. Raffael Okomoda, in his remarks at the ceremony commended Globacom for identifying with the cultural heritage of the Okun Land, saying such gestures would remain evergreen in the minds of the people. Hon. Okomoda who...
23 Cultists Busted By The Police During Initiation Ceremony In Ogun
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23 Cultists Busted By The Police During Initiation Ceremony In Ogun

Police operatives have swooped in on suspected cultists in Ogun State while they were carrying out their initiation activities. Cultists arrested in Ogun State About 23 suspects, have been arrested by operatives of Awa-Ijebu Police Division in Ogun State during cult initiation on Wednesday, October 31. It was gathered that the suspects left their various locations of Ijebu-Igbo, Ago-Iwoye and Oru-Ijebu and converged in Ilaporu for the initiation. It was further learnt that, no sooner had they commenced their activities than the operatives swooped on them. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement made available to Crimepuzzle, saying that the prompt clampdown on the suspects was a well articulated, dec...
Why Health Minister, Governing Board are against Me, by Suspended NHIS Boss
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Why Health Minister, Governing Board are against Me, by Suspended NHIS Boss

The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was directed to proceed on administrative leave by President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that  his suspension by the Governing Board was a ploy to cover up high level corruption at the agency. Appearing Friday before the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the alleged  fraud at NHIS, Yusuf said his suspension on October 18, 2018 was deliberately planned because he was to present a report on the violation of the public procurement processes and forensic result on the activities of HMOs at the agency to the board same day.  “Why was I suspended on October 18 and not 19? October 18 was the day I was going to present a result of the forensic audit of ...
Hoodlums Invade Ekiti PDP Secretariat, Party Kicks
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Hoodlums Invade Ekiti PDP Secretariat, Party Kicks

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of its Ekiti State chapter secretariat by hoodlums. Kola Ologbondiyan The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan called on the police to assist the party in fishing out and arresting the hoodlums that invaded the secretariat as well as secure the premises against further invasion. He said that the party would investigate the invasion with a view to exposing and sanctioning anyone found to be involved directly or indirectly in the disruption of the smooth running of its activities in Ekiti. “The National Working Committee of the party reiterates its confidence in the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco in our Ekit...
Again, el-Rufai Relaxes Curfew on Kaduna as Normalcy Returns
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Again, el-Rufai Relaxes Curfew on Kaduna as Normalcy Returns

Nasir El-Rufai, The Kaduna State Government has further relaxed night – time curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs following the gradual return of normalcy. In a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna, the state government announced that the night time -curfew had been reviewed to commence from 10:p.m to 5.a.m. According to the statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the decision was taken at a meeting of “core security team” which was held yesterday at the Government House, Kaduna. The state government had earlier imposed a 24-hour curfew on the metropolis following the outbreak of violence which led to the killing of over 70 people. The statement however said the 5 p.m. to 6 a.m curfew in Kachia Local Government Area of the state still ...
Buhari Will Get Fewer Votes In North In 2019 — Shekarau
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Buhari Will Get Fewer Votes In North In 2019 — Shekarau

A former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the majority votes in the North but will not garner as much votes as he did in 2015. Shekarau said his prediction was premised on the strength of the opposition PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar who also hails from the North. He, however, said Buhari will ultimately defeat Atiku in the contest. In an interview with Daily Trust on the sidelines of the conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Ibadan, yesterday, Shekarau, a chieftain of the APC noted that the 2019 election would not be as simple as the 2015 poll. But with massive mobilization, he said Buhari would win majority votes in the North and ultimately a re-election. Commenting on the chanc...
Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew
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Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew

The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew which was re-imposed on Kaduna metropolis and its environs on Friday. There was tension in the state Friday following the news of the killing of a traditional ruler, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, by his abductors. The traditional ruler, who was abducted on October 19 while travelling from Kaduna to his palace in Kachia, was killed a week after his abductors collected an undisclosed sum of money as ransom. The state government, in a statement on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, announced that the curfew had been relaxed in Kaduna metropolis and environs. He said: “Residents can move around today (Sunday) till 5pm. From tomorrow, Monday, 29 October, residents are free to ...
Ogunkoya Flags Off 2019 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon Activities
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Ogunkoya Flags Off 2019 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon Activities

African 400m women record holder, Falilat Ogunkoya will kick off activities of the 2019 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon on October 30 in Warri with the unveiling of the a new logo, which the organizers say will mark a new turn for the event. Cross Section of the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Participant at the starting point in National Stadium Surulere Lagos.At the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in Lagos.PHOTO;AKEEM SALAU There are indications the Warri/Effurun Peace marathon which started in 2016 will upgrade to a world class marathon and already, corporate Nigerian concerns have started to show interest to give financial muscle to the event. “We have been talking to private and corporate concerns and we are hopeful of getting a major sponsor. “This is why are re-b...
See First Nigerian-made Army Combat Patrol Vehicle Set To Be Launched
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See First Nigerian-made Army Combat Patrol Vehicle Set To Be Launched

Brand new army combat patrol vehicles have been unveiled by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai to help fight insurgency. The army vehicle The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai will on Saturday, 27 October 2018, unveil a soft skinned vehicle designed and built by Depot NA Zaria as part of activities for 77 Regular Recruit intake. This vehicle dedicated in honour of the COAS is named TYB (Tukur Yusuf Buratai) ROVER and is an initiative of the Commandant Depot NA Maj Gen VO Ezugwu through the Military Skills and Acquisition Training Programme package in consultation and guidance of the Mech Engr Dept ABU Zaria and National Automotive Council Abuja. The first prototype of this combat patrol vehicle which has a crew capacity of 8 soldiers can be dismantled a...
Native Doctor Arraigned By EFCC For Possession Of Fake Dollars
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Native Doctor Arraigned By EFCC For Possession Of Fake Dollars

A native doctor popularly known as Mai Rakumi, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Kano on four count charge bordering on possession fake USA Dollars. The suspect The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today Monday 22nd October, 2018 arraigned One Ishak Abubakar popularly known as Mai Rakumi, before honorable Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court Kano on four count charge bordering on possession fake USA Dollars. He was arrested by a team of NDLEA operatives during a raid conducted at his residence located at number 2230 Goron Dutse area of kano state. During the raid, 176 pieces of of one hundred denomination of fake American Dollars was found. Another sum of N75, 000.00 (Seventy Five Thousand Naira) only, 2 international passports, five...
Delta Govt Hands Over Ogbeogonogo Market to Oshimili LGA
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Delta Govt Hands Over Ogbeogonogo Market to Oshimili LGA

Delta State Government has formally transferred the ownership of Ogbeogonogo Modern Market to Oshimili South Local   Government Council. Speaking during the transfer ceremony in Asaba, the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. David Edevbie, said the market was constructed by the state government a few years ago as one of the instruments to promote socio-economic activities of the area. The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje said the market was re-constructed by the state government a few years ago following a fire incident. He said since its commissioning, the market has played a major role in the socio-economic activities of the state capital. In addition, Edevbie said the market has 824 shops with facilities like police post,...
Eiye Cult Leader And Serial Killer Dies In Bloody Lagos Gang Clash
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Eiye Cult Leader And Serial Killer Dies In Bloody Lagos Gang Clash

It is the end of the road for a notorious cultists terrorizing residents of Lagos state after he was killed in a gang war. Jpron was accused of supervising Solomon's murder in Somolu A notorious cultist and ex-convict, Ibrahim Oriyomi Balogun (AKA Small Jpron), accused by the police of carrying out multiple murders around Somolu and Bariga areas of Lagos, has been killed. It was gathered that Jpron, the leader of Eiye cult group, was reportedly killed, yesterday, in retaliation of the killing of one Solomon, said to the a member of Aiye cult. Jpron allegedly supervised the killing of Solo in Shomolu. Yesuru, a third person involved in the violence, is reportedly battling for his life due to wounds sustained during the clash. . Before his death, Jpron had been arreste...
One killed as cultists fight at UNILAG
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One killed as cultists fight at UNILAG

A fight is reportedly ongoing around UNILAG, and according to sources cultists are reportedly paroling Ilaje. It was further gathered that the fight was caused by the murder of a notorious killer in the area, and 20 armed cultists reportedly stormed UNILAG all the way from Gbagada. The deceased was identified as ‘Ibro’ and while we are yet to get all the details about the fight, you should call your loved ones in the area. The fight is coming after the management of University of Lagos (UNILAG),  announced dates for the screening of newly-admitted students. The school’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede, speaking to NAN, warned that the university would not hesitate to withdraw admission of new students who would test positive to hard drugs. Olo...
Nysc Winding-up/passing-out Date 2017 Batch ‘b’ Steam I – See Pop Event Dates
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Nysc Winding-up/passing-out Date 2017 Batch ‘b’ Steam I – See Pop Event Dates

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps has fixed  Thursday, 18th October, 2018 for the Winding up/Passing out activities of the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream I Corps Members Nationwide. NYSC 2017 Batch B Stream I POP Events: Thursday, 11- Friday 12th October 2018, Job awareness and creation week at local government levels. Monday, 15th October 2018, Release of passing out Corp members by employers, and clearance at LG levels. Tuesday, 16th October 2018, clearing of Corp members by the zonal inspectors, debriefing and evaluation of service year. Wednesday, 17th October 2018, administration of questionnaire (4B) State farewell party (at instance of state Governor. Thursday, 18th October 2018, distribution of certificates of National Service to deserving Corp members at zona...
84 Hoodlums Who Attacked Innocent People At APC Primaries Arrested In Lagos
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84 Hoodlums Who Attacked Innocent People At APC Primaries Arrested In Lagos

The long arm of law has finally descended heavily on suspected hoodlums who attacked people at APC Primaries held in Lagos. Nigeria Police The Lagos State Police Command has saved Lagos from destruction following the arrest of 84 hoodlums involved in violence during the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries. The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that the timely arrest of the hoodlums at various spots saved the state. “I want to use this opportunity to thank Lagos residents for conducting themselves peacefully during and after the recently concluded APC primaries which by all security indices was hugely successful.   “However, there were pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the state owing to the activities of thugs which...
Boko Haram Terrorist Shot Dead In Borno, Many Run Into Nearby Bushes With Gunshot Injuries
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Boko Haram Terrorist Shot Dead In Borno, Many Run Into Nearby Bushes With Gunshot Injuries

Nigerian soldiers have neutralized a Boko Haram terrorists while on patrol in Borno state. Weapons recovered from the terrorists Troops of Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Mairari in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force while on routine patrol in Mairari and environs on Sunday 7 October 2018 encountered suspected Boko Haram terrorists. A member of the Boko Haram terrorists was neutralised while several others fled into nearby bushes with gunshot injuries during the encounter. Items recovered include: a. One AK47 rifle. b. Four Magazines. c. One 36 Hand Grenade. d. 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition. Unfortunately, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force sustained gunshot wound and has since been evacuated to Sector 3 medical facility for...
Omo-Agege Not Suspended, Says Delta APC
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Omo-Agege Not Suspended, Says Delta APC

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is still very much a member of the All Progressives Congress amid rumours that he has been suspended or expelled for anti-party activities. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Delta State secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Chidi Okonji, yesterday, said that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was not suspended by the party. Okonji in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Friday denied any form of crisis in the party in the state, saying that Omo-Agege is a key member of the APC and he is the authentic nominee of the party for the Delta Central Senatorial District in next year’s election. He said that Omo-Agege won the primary conducted on Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 by the Primary Election Panel of APC led by General Onoja from Benue State in a landslide. T...
Breaking: #NigeriaAt58: Gov Sani Bello Pardons 287 Prisoners
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Breaking: #NigeriaAt58: Gov Sani Bello Pardons 287 Prisoners

…Says government remains focused on service delivery The Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to four prison inmates on death row and two others convicted and kept in prison custody. He also commuted the death sentence of 20 inmates to a various term of imprisonment, discharged 40 others and ordered payment of fines for 221 convicts held in various prisons across the state. Abubakar Sani-Bello In a message to Nigerlites to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary, Governor Sani Bello said the gesture is in the spirit of the season and by the virtue of the powers vested in him by section 212 of the 1999 constitution(as amended). In this wise, Mr. Governor has directed the Office of the Attorney General as well as the Niger State C...
Ward Executives Disown Purported Expulsion Of Pally Iriase
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Ward Executives Disown Purported Expulsion Of Pally Iriase

Ward nine (9) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo has disowned the letter expelling the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase. Iriase.. Messrs Kehinde Ehimiaghe and Chief Ahonsi Ohiokede, Chairman and Secretary of the ward, respectively ,denied knowledge of the letter in a statement issued in Benin on Thursday. The ward executives described the purported letter of expulsion as “embarrassing​ and misleading, and a calculated attempt” to tarnish the image of the lawmaker. “It is a brazing subterfuge and deliberate falsehood to desperately attempt to tarnish the image of the respected leader with unsubstantiated and never sustainable allegations of anti-party activities. “Ward 9 executive committee of APC i...
Osun Poll : Don’t Heat Up Polity With Hate Speeches,CEPEJ Tells Politicians
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Osun Poll : Don’t Heat Up Polity With Hate Speeches,CEPEJ Tells Politicians

AS political interest groups continue to trade blames over the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State and the resultant end,the Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice CEPEJ,has called on them to eschew hate speeches. This was even as it tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC,to be transparent in its activities regarding election conduct in the country. The organisation appealed to political actors not to heat up the country’s tensed political atmosphere through hate speeches which it noted,was detrimental to cohesion in any society yearning for development. APC warns Secondus on political language, conduct “The Centre notes that hate speeches could trigger violence, disaffection, divisiveness which could further retrogress than build...
APC Queries BOT Member Who Declared Support For Atiku
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APC Queries BOT Member Who Declared Support For Atiku

The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has queried Yahaya Kwande, elder statesman and member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT), over alleged anti-party activities. Latep Dabang, the party’s state chairman, who signed the query, asked Mr Kwande to explain why he attended a political rally organised by the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Jos, on September 18. Mr Kwande also declared support for the presidential bid of PDP aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, at the event. The letter, dated September 21, declared that Mr Kwande’s action constituted “disloyalty and serious embarrassment to the APC family”. “It is bad that as a BOT member of our party, you attended a rally of the PDP and even addressed the public. “To make matters worse, you told the PDP support...
Prices Of Garri Crash In Enugu Markets
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Prices Of Garri Crash In Enugu Markets

Prices of garri, a stable food on Nigerians table, continued to crash in some Enugu markets. A market survey in some major markets in Enugu metropolis on Saturday revealed that the prices of the white and red garri nosedived by about 36 per cent. Garri Some sellers said that the fall in price was due to massive production of cassava by farmers in the state. Miss Eby Ofor, a garri seller at Akwata market, said that the price of a 4.5 litres bucket of white garri which was sold at N450 now sells at N280. Offor added that the red garri is now sold at the cost of N350 as against the old price of N550. “For almost four months, I have been selling a measure of white garri and red garri for N450 and N550 respectively, but now as I am talking the price has further gone down. As at aro...
Soldiers Clear Onitsha Drainage During Heavy Downpour
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Soldiers Clear Onitsha Drainage During Heavy Downpour

NNEWI—OFFICERS and soldiers of 14 Field Engineer Regiment from the 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support) Nigerian Army Onitsha, yesterday defied a heavy downpour and cleared over ten years old blocked erosion drainage system at Park Lane GRA Onitsha, Anambra State. Deserted road in Onitsha Led by the Commanding Officer of the 14 Field Engineer Regiments, Lt. Col. Mohammed Momoh, the officers and soldiers, numbering about 40, arrived the Park Lane, opposite, Shoprite Onitsha with over 40 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC attached to the Onitsha military cantonment,  to clear the gutter. However,  after arrival at Park Lane, they were joined by the Chairman of Onitsha North Local Government, Patrick Mbah, under whose L.G.A. Park Lane falls into, with his Personal A...
How Nigeria Will Mark 58th Independence Anniversary – SGF
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How Nigeria Will Mark 58th Independence Anniversary – SGF

The office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said that part of activities for the country`s 58thIndependence  Anniversary will include displays by the Nigerian Air Force jets and helicopters. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) This was announced in a statement by Mr Gabriel Aduda, Chairman, 2018 Independence Day Organising Committee, on Monday in Abuja. Aduda said that movement of military hardware would also be part of the activities. He said the flight displays by fast Air-Force jets and helicopters would be within the airspace of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Aduda added that the major airspace to be affected would include those of Eagle Square, the three arms zones, Keffi, Ado, Orozo, Karu, Nyanya, Guza...
Edo Govt Orders Arrest Of Two Illegal Wood Loggers, Goes After Syndicate
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Edo Govt Orders Arrest Of Two Illegal Wood Loggers, Goes After Syndicate

Edo State Government has ordered the arrest and prosecution of a syndicate of illegal wood loggers, who were allegedly, felling and transporting logs of wood in breach of a government order terminating permits on wood logging and outlawing such operations for environmental reasons.   The impounded vehicle with planks belonging to the illegal loggers. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security and Surveillance, Comrade Emmanuel Orukpe, said this when he paraded two persons, identified as Isaiah Kadiri and Victor Oboh, who were part of a syndicate felling trees with fake permits in the Irrua part of the state. He said the duo ran foul of an order proscribing activities of wood loggers and others who encroach on government reserved areas to fell trees, thereby indi...
Flood Kills 10, Displaced Hundreds In Adamawa – SEMA
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Flood Kills 10, Displaced Hundreds In Adamawa – SEMA

Yola – Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA) said flood had killed 10 persons and displaced scores of others, following the recent heavy rainfall recorded in the state. File: Flood Dr Muhammed Suleiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday in Yola. Suleiman said that hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood. He said that the deaths recorded were particularly from Yola South, Guyuk, Lamurde and Song Local Government Areas of the state. ” Flooding is becoming a serious challenge for us in Adamawa and the situation is indeed alarming. ” We lost 10 people and hundreds of people have been displaced. Domestic animals in large numbers were equally lost to the deadly flood. ”...
Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy
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Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy

…flooding, deforestation top validation session The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday charged environment experts to fast-track work on the Edo State Environment Policy that was tabled for validation at the expert session in Benin City, the state capital. Obaseki The policy document which was prepared in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), according to Obaseki, would address environmental issues such as flooding, deforestation, amongst others. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Dr. Felix Iyalumhe, who shared the governor’s expectations, explained at the one-day validation workshop for ‘Edo Environment Policy,’ that the state was working with critical stakeholders on the last lap of the policy,...
FCT Minister Suspends Mining, Quarrying Activities In Abuja
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FCT Minister Suspends Mining, Quarrying Activities In Abuja

All quarrying/mining activities and borehole drilling have been suspended forthwith in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister Muhammad Bello, announced yesterday. It was in reaction to the earth tremors in the territory. Affected by the quarrying/mining and borehole drilling suspension are Mpape, Gwarimpa and Garki districts. The suspension will subsist pending the outcome of investigations on the causes of the tremors. Bello yesterday paid an on-the-spot visit to Mpape, the epicentre of reported incidents of earth tremors in parts of Abuja recently. Speaking for the minister, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, assured residents that there was no cause for alarm. He said Abuja does not lie in any major seismic danger zone. The minister’s...
Collapsed Bridge: Bida-Minna Road Reopens after Rehabilitation
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Collapsed Bridge: Bida-Minna Road Reopens after Rehabilitation

Less than 48 hours after temporary closure of the busy Bida-Minna road due to a collapsed bridge, the highway has been reopened after an emergency repair and rehabilitation by a team of engineers from the state ministry of works and construction company. The bridge at Daku Sabon Gida Village along the Minna-Bida Road about 16 kilometres to Bida collapsed on Friday following a heavy rainfall and flood that cut off the road linking Minna with Bida in Niger state. The repair was undertaken by Road Construction firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited after a directive by Governor Sani-Bello for the immediate rehabilitation. Confirming the development to PRNigeria, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mallam Jibrin Ndace said the governor of the state has visited the scene for assessment. ...
We’re Worried Over Security in North East- FG
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We’re Worried Over Security in North East- FG

THE Federal Government on Monday raised the alarm that the security situation in the North East geopolitical zone of the country was worrisome. This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security heads in the country to step up their game to ensure that all nooks and crannies were safe. The President had presided over security meeting held behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa Abuja which had all security heads in attendance including the new Acting Director-General of Department of State Services, DDS, Matthew Seiyefa, which was his first meeting with the President. Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali said that the meeting was a normal routine security briefing with the President especially as he was just b...
Majek Fashek To Be Honoured At City Walk Anniversary
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Majek Fashek To Be Honoured At City Walk Anniversary

As part of activities to mark the third year anniversary of City Walk, an events center located along Agbara-Badagry expressway, veteran reggae music maestro and acclaimed ‘Rain Maker’, Majek Fashek, would be recognized, celebrated and honoured by the management of the popular event center. The CEO, Mr. Bethel Ojukwu alongside Faya, a renowned reggae artiste who is also the entertainment consultant, decided to celebrate Majek Fashek because he is one outstanding Nigerian reggae musician who cannot be overlooked. •Majek Fashek at Vanguard Head office The event which is scheduled to hold on August 5, 2018, at City Walk, Magbon, Badagry Express Way, will feature Black Reverends, of the Ayangba fame, alongside El Levite, a reggae artiste, General Kito, DJ Top Ten, DJ Happiness, MC Big Sh...
Photos From Mass Burial Of Nigerian Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram
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Photos From Mass Burial Of Nigerian Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

The Nigerian soldiers who perished by the hand of the deadly Boko Haram insurgent sect, have been buried. The gallant military heroes who gave their lives to protect their fellow Nigerians, were buried in the presence of family members who were all teary and melancholic at the sad ceremony. Lying in coffins covered by the national colours, the soldiers were lifted to the burial ground by their surviving colleagues. The photos were released by Support Nigerian Military, a page dedicated to reporting military activities in Nigeria, The page wrote: "MASS BURIAL FOR OUR FALLEN GALLANT SOLDIERS   "Gallant soldiers who died in a Boko Haram ambush buried amid tears.   "May their labour and sacrifice not be in vain. "Pray for our troops till fighting please.   "May the sou...
Togo Bans Demonstrations
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Togo Bans Demonstrations

Togo has banned street demonstrations from July 23 to August 1, when a series of international activities would be held in the country. Togolese Minister of Security and Civil Protection, Yark Damehane, said that demonstrations are prohibited “in order to reserve a warm welcome to the illustrious guests and to guarantee the serenity of the work”. Togo will host, the first ever joint summit of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC) on July 30, 2018. This meeting will be followed by the ECOWAS Ordinary Summit the next day. The announcement comes as the opposition embarks on a series of sit-ins across Togo. They are due to end on 29 July, pending ECOWAS recommenda...
APC Suspends Edo Lawmaker For Anti-Party Activities
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APC Suspends Edo Lawmaker For Anti-Party Activities

Benin – An All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in Edo, Mr Ojo Asein, has been suspended by his Uhonmora Ward 2 for alleged anti-party activities. R-L: Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; wife of the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Lara Oshiomhole; National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; and the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, at the APC National Convention in Abuja at the weekend. The APC Ward Chairman, Mr Lucky Aroye, said the local government and the state party secretariats have been notified of the suspension. Aroye said in a statement, signed by all the ward executives on Thursday in Benin, that Asein allegedly held several meetings with an opposition party during which he allegedly told his supporters to prepare ...
FG Suspends Oil Exploration Activities In Chad Basin
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FG Suspends Oil Exploration Activities In Chad Basin

The government has said that it has suspended crude oil exploration in Borno State and would only resume if it gets sufficient security clearance guaranteeing the safety of its personnel and operations. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe kachikwu, also stated that it presently cannot confirm the rescue of its personnel by the military and is still awaiting confirmation from the security agencies. He further stated that the military is still collating data concerning the attack and cannot confirm the actual number of people who died.
Etisalat Recorded The Highest Incoming Porting Activities In Q1 2017 – NCC
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Etisalat Recorded The Highest Incoming Porting Activities In Q1 2017 – NCC

There was a total of 41,419 incoming porters in the first quarter of 2017 (across all three months). This compares with a total of 49,547 in the final quarter of 2016, and 51,301 in the first quarter of 2016, decreases of 16.40% and 19.26% respectively. Quarter on quarter, Airtel and MTN recorded increases, whereas Etisalat and Globacom recorded decreases. In contrast to the previous two quarters in which Airtel recorded the largest decreases in percentage terms, the number of porters switching to Airtel nearly doubled, increasing by 99.07%. However, this was from a low base, and in March 2017 there were still only 6,856, considerably below the number recorded by Airtel in previous periods. The increase of 10.10% incoming porters to MTN brought their total number to 4,817 in the firs...

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