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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Former Chairman, Bamanga Tukur

4 years ago /
Politics 

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic, PDP, at its 395th meeting held yesterday, December 3, 2014 reviewed recent national developments as they affect the party. Among others, the NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the Party, Adamu Mu’azu, by the former National Chairman,...

Breaking: Boko Haram Attacks Bajoga In Gombe

4 years ago /
Security 

Bajoga, the headquarters of Funakaye local government area of gombe state came under attack by suspected boko haram insurgents thursday morning. Panicked residents told reporters that the insurgents came in about 30 hilux vans armed with an rpgs and other weapons chanting allahu akbar. Bajoga is about 70 kilometers from gombe town,...

Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri Monday Market

4 years ago /
Nation 

Twin suicide bomb explosions rocks Monday market in maiduguri, Borno State. More than 10 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police told AFP on Monday. "Two female suicide bombers detonated an explosive in Monday market in...

Explosion Rocks Federal Prison In Ekiti

4 years ago /
Security 

An explosion has rocked the Federal Prison in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria Monday. This report was gotten from Radio Continental in a tweet it posted on its Twitter Page @RC1023FM. Many prisoners were said to have escaoed while others were quickly captured by prison officials...

 

Many Feared Dead In Bomb Blast At Kano Central Mosque

4 years ago /
Security 

Many are feared dead in a bomb blast that occured at Kano Central Mosque on Friday during Juma’at prayers. Kano Central Mosque is where the Emir of Kano usually leads prayers on Friday. Details later....

OPEC Elects Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke As First Female President

4 years ago /
Nation 

Petroleum Resources Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke was today elected the first female OPEC President at the 166th Ordinary Meeting of the organization in Vienna, Austria. Before bagging this highly influential position, she made spirited efforts to become the first female Secretary-General of the organization at the recent 165th Ordinary Meeting of OPEC. She...

 

Breaking News: Female Suicide Bombers Hit Market In Maiduguri

4 years ago /
Security 

Two female suicide bombers have struck a crowded market in Maiduguri the Borno state capital early this morning killing several people. The suicide bombers detonated their explosives across from the Monday market in the metropolis this morning around 11:30 AM. Two explosions by suspected female suicide bombers hit Maiduguri in Nigeria's...

Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton: Saints Lose Ground On League Leaders

4 years ago /
Sports  

Nathaniel Clyne's late strike salvaged a 1-1 draw for a below par Southampton side away to Aston Villa on Monday night, extending the hosts' winless run to eight games on the same day that manager Paul Lambert celebrated his 100th game in charge. Though the visiting side dictated the opening exchanges,...

Breaking: Supreme Court Sacked The Acting Governor Of Taraba State

4 years ago /
Nation 

Breaking News: Supreme court sacked the acting governor of Taraba state. The former Deputy Governor has been asked to take over. The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012.   In a unanimous...

Breaking: Tambuwal, Others Prevented From Entering National Assembly Premises.

4 years ago /
Nation 

Confusion reigns at National Assembly as security forces teargas lawmakers, prevent Speaker Aminu Tambuwal from accessing House of Reps chambers. Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, others force their way through security barricade to enter national assembly.According to reports reaching us, the National Assembly complex earlier on Thursday was sealed up by security forces comprised...

Speaker Suspends Presidential Ambition

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday announced the jettisoning of his earlier stated political ambition to contest for the presidency of the country, citing personal reasons of ‘sacrifice’ and his decision to avoid seeking any political office. This was contained in a speech by the...

Rosetta Space Mission: After 10 Years Of Waiting, The European Space Agency Just Landed On A Comet

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

It was audacious, it was bold, but it was a success. For the first time, humanity has a physical presence on the icy surface of a passing comet – cosmic objects that have both fascinated and terrified human beings since the dawn of history. The presence comes in the shape of...

Heartbreak As 47 Students Are Killed In Savage Attack

4 years ago /
Nation 

Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has expressed heartbreak over Monday’s bomb attack at a secondary school in Potiskum, even as he condemned the emergency rule in the state, saying it has increased terrorist attacks rather than reducing them. Barely one week after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb during a...

Boko Haram Steals Dynamite From Lafarge Nigeria Plant

4 years ago /
Security 

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants raided a cement factory owned by Lafarge subsidiary Ashaka Cement and seized dynamite from a quarry, witnesses and a security source said on Thursday. Lafarge Africa said the plant "was the target of an intrusion by people who were strangers to the plant", but it added...

Explosion Rocks Yobe As Suicide Bomber Strikes

4 years ago /
Security 

A bomb attack has reportedly occurred in Potiskum, Yobe state. Witnesses say a suicide bomber targeting members of the Shiite group, Islamic Brotherhood of Nigeria, detonated his explosive vest, killing many instantly. A resident of the town, Adamu Mohammed, told PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone that nearly 20 persons were killed and...

 

Chinese Military Joins Anti-Ebola Aid

4 years ago /
Health 

The Spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Defence, Yang Yujun, said on Thursday in Beijing that the military had joined the government's efforts to help African countries' fight against the Ebola virus. "As arranged by the government, the Chinese military is playing an active role in aiding West African countries in...

Breaking: Tambuwal Finally Defects To APC

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has finally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Tambuwal in a short message he personally read at the end of plenary today said he was leaving the PDP due to the political developments in...

Boko Haram: FG Meets With Sect Representatives In Chad

4 years ago /
Security 

Ambassador Hassan Tukur, The Principal Private Secretary to the President, Danladi Ahmadu who was representing the Boko Haram sect in N’Djamena, Chad have both met with Chadian Government Officials to ensure the safe release of the Chibok girls. Report says an agreement of a ceasefire has taken place. The health of...

Breaking: Obanikoro, Maku, Wike, 4 Others Resign As Ministers

4 years ago /
Politics 

Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions. Those who resigned are Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Trade and Industry, Samuel Ortom; State for Education, Nyesom Wike; and State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro. Others are Ministers of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu; State for Niger Delta, Dairus...

Abducted TASUED Deputy Vice Chancellor, Olusoga Olusanya, Freed

4 years ago /
Security 

The abducted Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education [TASUED], Ijebu-Ode, Olusoga Olusanya, has regained his freedom. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed Mr. Olusanya’s release late Tuesday night, adding that the deputy vice chancellor has since been re-united with his family. However, the spokesperson for the Ogun Police Command,...


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