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Jonathan Commits N1.9bn To Fighting Ebola

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, as a National Emergency. He has therefore directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National...

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2015: Nigeria Won’t Break Up, PFN Assures

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FELIX OMOBHUDE The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Thursday, allayed fears concerning 2015, saying Nigeria will not disintegrate. The PFN National President, Dr. Felix Omobhude, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman ...

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Court remands cop for killing guard

A Lagos State Magistrate’s court has ordered the a policeman, Salisu Ibrahim, should be remanded in custody for killing a guard with First Bank Plc, Olanrewaju Majekodunmi. The Magistrate, O.A. Komolafe, said the cop should be...

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Two die in fresh cult clashes in Lagos

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•A shattered window, a bullet-ridden room | credits: Photos: Olaleye AlukoThere was pandemonium in the Somolu and Bariga areas, Lagos, on Thursday morning after cult groups clashed on some streets leaving one person dead and several others injured. The...

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Police arraign motorist for manslaughter

A 34-year-old man, Matthew Hope, has appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State for allegedly killing one Ernest Okoran, 35. The police said the defendant on July 14, 2014, recklessly drove a Peugeot Boxer bus with number plate, AGL 439 CJ, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway and killed Okoran ...

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Ebola Forces Doctors To Call Off Strike

Nigerian public sector doctors on Thursday suspended a nearly five-week long strike over an Ebola outbreak which has killed two people and infected five others in Lagos. A statement from the National Medical Association union listed ...

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Boko Haram: Nigerians Flee Attacks Into Chad

Some thousand people fleeing Boko Haram attacks in Kolikolia, Borno State, last Thursday arrived on the uninhabited island of Choua in Lake Chad, according to the UN’s refugee agency,UNHCR. The island lies in Chadian waters about four kilometres from...

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Bayelsa Senator’s 90-Year-Old Mother Freed By Captors

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SEN. EMMANUEL PAULKER Florentina Paulker, the 90-year-old mother of Senator Emmanuel Paulker, has been released by her abductors. The nonagenarian was kidnapped by gunmen for the second time on July 30. Mr. Paulker, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bayelsa Central, is the Chairman, Senate Committee on ...

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SURE-P Gets N15b Monthly, Says Agwai

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The Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) disclosed yesterday that the committee receives N15billion monthly. The money, he said, represents the N32 difference between...

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Delta command smash armed robbery syndicate

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Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu | credits: http://nigerianecho.comThe police in Delta State on Tuesday said they smashed a syndicate of armed robbers and burglars. The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, said in a statement that the police, early on...

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Pastor drowned in Ilorin while creating water channel

The pastor of a church in Ilorin, Kwara State, was swept away by flood on Tuesday following an early morning heavy rain that lasted for about seven hours. The pastor, whose name has yet to be ascertained as of press time, was said to be creating s water channel...

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Security officials nab female child traffickers in Calabar

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The Alleged traffikers | credits: Mudiaga AffeSecurity officials attached to the Quick Intervention Squad in Calabar, Cross River State on Tuesday arrested two women alleged to be part of a child-trafficking syndicate. Commander of the QIS, which comprises various security agencies, Capt. Mohammed Tanko, said the women ...

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Jonathan Appoints Sultan National Amirul Hajj

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has been appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as the National Amirul Hajj, who will lead the 23-member Federal Government delegation to this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. The appointment...

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Mortician Arrested Over Stolen Corpse In Enugu

The mortician in-charge of the Christ Specialist Hospital, Enugu from where the corpse of Chief Theodore Ezeobi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was reportedly stolen last Thursday morning has been arrested by the State Police...

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Boko Haram Threatens To Attack Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Government said yesterday that there are threats by insurgents to bomb designated markets, churches and public places in the state. Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, in a statement, said the threats were contained in “text messages...

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