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JAC Protest Against Mismanagement, Call For Director’s Sack

Joint Action Congress (JAC) of Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos have protested against alleged mismanagement of the Institute. The JAC which includes the Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Allied Institutions (SSAUTUHRIAI) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Nigerian Institute of Mining and …

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Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State. Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff …

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Gunmen Attack Koh Community In Adamawa

File photo Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked Koh community in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state killing one person. Our correspondent reports that the attackers invaded the village at about 11.30 pm on Sunday shooting sporadically into the air, and sending the people fleeing in different directions. …

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N13bn Ikoyi Cash: EFCC Denies Saying Whistle-blower Has Been Paid

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to reports that the commission has paid the whistleblower concerning the sum of N13billion recovery from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos State, stating that it never said so. The anti-graft commission in a statement on Friday, November 10, said its Chairman, …

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Kaduna Conflicts: El-Rufai Inaugurates Peace Commission

The Kaduna State government has set up a peace commission saddled with the responsibility of addressing the various ethnic and religious conflicts in the state. The commission is headed by the General Secretary of Anglican Church Worldwide, Bishop Idowu Fearon. At the inauguration of the commission on Saturday, November 4, …

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Indefinite Strike Grounds Activities In Oyo Colleges Of Education

Academic activities in all the six state-owned colleges of education in Oyo State have been grounded after workers in the institutions embarked on an indefinite strike. Members of the academic and non-academic staff unions of the colleges had taken to the streets in their various communities on Friday, demanding that …

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Ambode Appoints Five New Permanent Secretaries

File Photo Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries in the State Public Service. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Habib Aruna in a statement on Friday said the appointments, according to the governor were in line with his administration’s …

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Metuh Demands Arrest Of DSS DG Over Dasuki’s Absence In Court

Mr Metuh and Director-General of the DSS, Mr Lawan Daura The former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Olisa Metuh, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to order the arrest of the Director-General of the Department of State Security after the agency failed to produce …

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Troops Destroy Boko Haram Training Camps, Recover Weapons

File Photo Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and Mobile Strike Teams of 22 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole have carried out clearance operations in some village in Borno State recovering weapons from the Boko Haram terrorist group. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a statement on Friday …

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Pirates Kidnap Captain, Crew Of German Ship In Port Harcourt

The Sea Guardian consultancy said the Demeter “was attacked by pirates” at about 7:00 am on Saturday in Port Harcourt. “Pirates boarded the ship, kidnapped six crew, including (the) master, chief officer, second officer, second engineer, bosun and cook,” it said on its website www.sguardian.com Monday. Reports suggested the attack was …

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Operation Python Dance II: Army Arrest 42 Suspects For Armed Robbery, Cultism

File photo of soldiers. Few weeks after the launch of the military exercise code-named Operation Python Dance II in the South Eastern part of the country, the military has announced the arrest of 42 suspected criminals in Imo State. The suspects were said to have been arrested for various crime …

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Ayade Hopeful Nigeria Will Overcome Challenges

File photo Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has urged the people of the state and Nigerians to be patient and hopeful. The governor, in his speech, while celebrating Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary on Sunday in Calabar, the state capital, was hopeful that the country would surely surmount her …

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We Have Increased Deployments To South-East And South-South States – Police

Police PRO, Jimoh Moshood The Nigerian police authorities have increased the deployment of operatives in the South-East and South-South state to ensure the safety of Nigerians resident there. Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, said this on Thursday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “We have increased …

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CACOL Backs Sagay, Asks NASS To Disprove Claims

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has backed Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC’s) criticism of the National Assembly. The revered Professor was reported to have said: “from the information I have gathered, a Nigerian Senator earns about N29 million a month and …

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WFP Calls For Improved Humanitarian Efforts In North-East

File photo United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday commended the joint push by the Nigerian Government and humanitarian workers to save lives in the North-East. This follows a meeting of the WFP Executive Director David Beasley with top officials and people left destitute by the Boko Haram insurgency …

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It’s Unconstitutional For Military To Monitor Nigerians On Social Media – Lawyer

Clement Nwankwo A legal practitioner and rights activist, Mr Clment Nwankwo, says it is unconstitutional for the Nigerian Military to monitor Nigerians on the social media. Nwankwo believes such move clearly violates the law that sets up the military, stating that its responsibility is to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity. The …

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Motorists Decry Poor State Of Asaba-Onitsha Expressway

Motorists plying the Asaba-Onitsha Expressway have decried the poor state of the road and called on the government to come to their aid. As a result of how bad the road has become, gridlocks have become a constant and motorists spend hours just to get through. This has taken a …

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