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Nigerian Military Warns Residents, To Desist From Harbouring Remnants Of Boko Haram Terrorists

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigerian military is warning residents, especially those in the North East to desist from harbouring remnants of Boko Haram terrorists trying to flee. A statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations,  Brigadier General Sani Usman says, intelligence reports have revealed that in order to evade attacks from air and ground...

Three Female Suicide Bombers Intercepted In Gamboru Town, Borno State

1 year ago /

The Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgency in the North East says, troops deployed around Gamboru Ngala in Borno State have successfully averted, what would have been a major suicide attack in Gamboru town, early Tuesday, by three female Boko Haram terrorists. Deputy Director Public Relations of Theatre Command,...

Presidency Plans Conference On Infrastructural And Agricultural Development

1 year ago /
Nation 

To find short term and long term solutions to frequent conflicts between farmers and cattle rearers, the Presidency is coming up with a conference of stakeholders on infrastructural and agricultural development to put in place a plan for immediate relief and long term plan for the expansion of agriculture in...

BREAKING: Buhari, Ortom Meet Behind Closed Doors

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, just concluded a meeting inside the State House, in Abuja. The meeting was held behind closed doors. Reporters are currently waiting to get further details from the governor on the outcome of the meeting. This is the first time the two leaders...

President Buhari Commiserates With The People Of Niger State On The Passing Of Col. John Yahaya Madaki

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the government and people of Niger State on the passing of former Governor of Katsina State, Col. John Yahaya Madaki, on Monday. President Buhari extends condolences to professional colleagues, family and friends of the distinguished career soldier and sportsman, who retired after serving the country as...

President Buhari Urge Illegal Migrants To Stay Back Home

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged illegal migrants to stay back home, and find ways to improve their personal economies rather than dare the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, with scores of lives lost in the process,  Receiving Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, who came as Special Envoy...

Benue State Governor Says Anti-Grazing Law Enacted By The State Remains Enforceable

1 year ago /
Nation 

Benue State Governor Samuel Orthom says the Anti-grazing law enacted in November by the State House of assembly remains enforceable inspite of Maiyatti Allah cattle breeders' stiff opposition to the law. The anti-grazing law which prohibits open grazing within Benue state was passed to contain frequent clashes between farmers and herdsmen...

Wike Wants Death Sentence For Cultists, Kidnappers

1 year ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for those involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. Wike made this known during a broadcast in Port Harcourt following the killing of Johnson Igwedibia, popularly known as Don Waney by the security...

Osinbajo Attends South West Regional Youth Summit In Osun

1 year ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to arrive Osogbo to attend the South West regional youth summit in the Osun state capital, today. Professor Osinbajo will be joined by the host governor Rauf Aregbeshola, youth leaders as well as leaders of thought from the region. Although details of the summit is still...

Former Military Administrator Of Katsina State Dies At 71

1 year ago /
Nation 

This is to announce the passing away of Sir. Col John Yahaya Madaki. Former Military Administrator of Katsina State and Special Advisor on Security FCT. He was aged 71  ...

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Suffers Mishap

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East. Air Force spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the incident resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. There was, however, no loss of...

NNPC Restores Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, Resumes Gas Supply

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) which was gutted by fire has been restored. The repairs means that gas supply to customers on the line including power-generating companies has also resumed. According to a statement released by the corporation this Monday,  the repair work on the pipeline followed...

Governor Ayade Flags Off $1 Billion ‘Virgin’ City

1 year ago /
Nation 

In furtherance of his administration's policy to create new cities, Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has performed the groundbreaking for a new settlement called 'virgin' city. The project which is in partnership with a Chinese firm, Mark Sino construction company limited, is valued at $1 billion  and will be...

Media Professionals Seek Better Welfare For Journalists

1 year ago /
Nation 

The contribution of the media to national development, social mobilisation, enlightenment, education, information dissemination and entertainment cannot be overstated.         Despite these facts, the welfare of journalists has suffered neglect. The need for Nigerian journalists to be well remunerated and given the needed welfare package to enhance their duties has therefore been...

Malami Seeks Court Order To Stop Senate From Probing Reinstatement Of Maina

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the senate from probing the reinstatement of the former chairman of the presidential task force on pensions, Abdulrashed Maina. Maina, was recalled and deployed to the ministry of interior...

Buhari Orders IGP To Move To Benue State

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately relocate to Benue State, North-Central Nigeria following unending tension and killings by armed Fulani herdsmen in the State. President Buhari who gave the order late Monday night has directed the police chief to immediately restore law and...

FG Assures Libyan Returnees

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minster of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is doing every thing humanly possible to repatriate all Nigerians citizens still trapped in Libya. The minster gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the outcome of the visit by a Nigerian delegation to the north African country. In...

Education Minister Wants Allocation To Education Increased

1 year ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu wants the senate to review upwards the 600 billion naira appropriated for the ministry and its agencies. The minister made the appeal when he appeared before the senate committee to defend his ministry’s budget for 2018. This has been the same pattern year after year and...

Adeniran Advocates Selflessness For Nigeria To Make Progress

1 year ago /
Nation 

An aspirant in last month’s elective convention of Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party, Tunde Adeniran says the time has come for Nigerians to look beyond selfish and sectional considerations if the country must move forward. Adeniran who made the comment on the fringes of a church service over the weekend...

487 Nigerian Returns From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

The second batch of 487 Nigerian returnees from Libya has arrived the Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Max Air one of the airlines engaged for the air lift of the stranded Nigerian returnees touched down at about 10:43pm on Monday. Officials of National Emergency Management Agency...