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TROOPS NEUTRALISE BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS INCLUDING THE NOTORIOUS ADAMU “RUGU-RUGU” IN GWOZA AND ARREST ANOTHER

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Troops of 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, while on patrol in conjunction with the Civilian JTF, along Gwoza-Yamteke on Wednesday 30th January 2019, came across some Boko Haram terrorists attempting to infiltrate the general area. On sighting the troops, the terrorists opened fire on them, which lead to a heavy ... Read More »

Tribute-Jide Fashikun: The morning after,By Taofeek Lawal

His death hit me like a thunderbolt. It was like a hot knife that pierces through butter and one should understand my pains. I’m still in tears as I pen this as I’m yet to come to terms with the demise of Olajide Fashikun; an accomplished journalist, an achiever, a foremost administrator, an editor per excellence and one of the ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Buhari justified in law and logic- Prof Mojeed Alabi, Rep Member

What he did is permitted by logic and our constitutional law- Prof Mojeed Alabi, Phd (Law), Phd (Political Science ), APC Member, House of Representatives. I am an apostle of legislative independence and autonomy in all ramifications. I studied it, taught it, fought for it and worked hard to make it real. I’m still doing these and will continue to ... Read More »

I’ll end epileptic power supply if elected governor –Ogun JMPP candidate

Justice Must Prevail Party’s (JMPP) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Mr Ismail Oyefeso, says epileptic power supply will become a thing of the past if elected into office. The 34-year-old candidate, who hails from Odoogbolu Local Government Area, gave the assurance, on Thursday, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Governorship election is slated ... Read More »

Nigeria’s economy will increase its growth trajectory in 2019 – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma is optimistic that the Nigerian economy will continue to maintain its recovery in 2019 as the real GDP growth is expected to increase from 0.8% in 2017 to 2.1% in 2018 and 3.01% in 2019, with the sustained implementation of the ERGP. Senator Udoma who was speaking at the ... Read More »

Borno Govt Gives N500,000 To Families Of Each Policeman, Officer Killed In Motor Accident

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Government on Thursday gave out N500,000 each to the families of five deceased policemenofficers who died on official duty in a ghastly motor accident. Likewise, N200,000 was given to each of the five others who sustained various degrees of injuries. The Police Officers/victims were on their way to pick the Deputy Governor, Hon. Usman ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Shettima makes 500 traditional hunters swear with Quran, Bible not to betray military

To eliminate any doubts that could arise at the battle front, Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima on Wednesday evening presided over the administration of oaths of allegiance, using the Quran and Bible, to 500 traditional hunters, made up of Muslims and Christians, who will be sent out to support soldiers fighting Boko Haram in some locations of the state. The oath ... Read More »

I won’t vote for Buhari or Atiku- Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said he would not vote for either President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) or Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming presidential election. The Nobel Laureate said this on Thursday at an interactive session at Freedom Park in Lagos titled, ‘Citizen Forum 2019’. According to him, “It is ... Read More »

Nigerian Community in S/Africa relieved as notorious killer is eliminated

The Nigerian community in South Africa says they are relieved with the alleged killing of a notorious murderer and cultist, Mr Onuchukwu Ekemezie Chuks. A member of the community who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that Chuks, a native of Oraifite, Anambra, was fatally shot by unknown gunmen in ... Read More »

Court dissolves pastor’s 18 years marriage for impregnating 2 church members

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Thursday dissolved an 18 year-old marriage between one Grace Adekunle and Pastor Adeyemi Adekunle over abandonment, irresponsibility and impregnating church members. Chief Ademola Odunade, President of the court held that the dissolution became necessary because there was no more love between the two. In his judgement, he said “In the interest of peaceful ... Read More »

Jigawa Police Command ready for Buhari’s campaign rally- CP

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE All is set by officers and men of the Jigawa state Police Command in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign rally slated for Saturday. Addressing a press conference at the command premises in Dutse, the Jigawa Commissioner of Police, Bala Maza Senchi said all arrangements have been concluded by officers of the command towards ensuring ... Read More »

Polls: INEC should display independence and impartiality- Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to display independence and be impartial in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. The forum also expressed concern on the security situation in the country and urged government to take necessary actions. IDFP made the calls in a communique jointly signed by its ... Read More »

Onnoghen: NBA chair, lawyers beaten up in Rivers

There was a rowdy session at the Appeal Court in Rivers State on Wednesday as a group of young men beat up the Port Harcourt Branch Chairman of the NBA, Sylvester Adaka. Fracas started after some lawyers led by Adaka approached the Appeal Court presided over by Justice A. A. Gumel, and pleaded that he adjourn court proceedings for the ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Arewa Consultative Forum backs Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Forum has thrown it’s weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari on the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. The northern body’s position was contained in a communique signed by its Secretary-General, Mr Anthony Sani, after a meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday. The ACF’s communique read, “The ACF notes that the allegations against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, are ... Read More »

Christian elders reject Onnoghen’s suspension

The National Christian Elders Forum on Wednesday protested against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an Islamic agenda. The NCEF said the President’s decision to suspend Onnoghen was a “judicial coup.” The NCEF’s statement, which was signed by its chairman, Solomon Asemota SAN, was titled, “CJN Onnoghen: What ... Read More »

Gov Shettima inaugurates 500 hunters to fight Boko Haram

BY NDAHI INUSA, MAIDUGURI Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday evening inaugurated 500 hunters/vigilantes to complement efforts of the military and other security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram sect. He said the inauguration became necessary in view of the renewed attacks by insurgents in many parts of the state. He said, all the hunters who took an oath with ... Read More »

Dubai Airport Retains Top Global Spot For Fifth Year

A section of passengers at the Dubai International Airport. Credit: Reuters Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit hub rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, up just over 1.0 percent ... Read More »

SHE Initiative: Addressing Gender Inequality in Science/Tech

SHE Initiative: Addressing Gender Inequality in Science/Tech

Worried by the gender inequality in the field of science and technology, the Christopher Kolade Foundation, through the Stemma Hands-on Empowerment (SHE) Initiative is currently offering girls in Lagos secondary schools the opportunity to experience science and technology in relatable, interactive and fun ways. The girls from 10 public secondary schools in the state are immersed in a variety of ... Read More »

CPS to governor abducted by gunmen

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State , Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, has been abducted by gunmen on Wednesday while on his way to Gembu along Bali – Gashaka axis of the road. Alhaji Haruna Manu, the Taraba State Deputy Governor, confirmed this to newsmen in Jalingo. Manu, who said the abductors had yet to contact ... Read More »

FG Will Promote Blue Economy-Amaechi

By Aminat Isah The Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi says the federal government will promote blue economy for the safe and sustainable use of the continent’svast sea and ocean resources. The Minister who was represented by the Deputy Director, Shipping and Cabotage, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mrs. Gloria Adie-Ayabi, disclosed this at the Public Presentation ... Read More »