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I will continue to blame past governments – Buhari

For President Muhammadu Buhari  the blame game has only just begun as he told a stunned crowd of creative youths Thursday night that he will continue to blame past administrations for the current economic challenges facing the country. Speaking at an event tagged “The Conversation: An Evening... read more »

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Military kills 7 Bakassi militants in dawn duel

At about 0100hrs Friday members of a militant group dressed in military camouflage called the Bakassi Strike Force led by the most wanted criminal Benjamin Ene alias G1 attacked troops position. A gun duel ensued and the troops of 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled the attack killing 7 of... read more »


Again, militants blow up NPDC pipeline

Militants of the Opudo Strike Team of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate  in the wee hours of Thursday blew up  the Unenurhie-Evwreni delivery line in Ughelli south/north respectively operated by NPDC. This was announced in the statement signed by Gen Aldo Agbalaja. “As a mark of our... read more »


How Nigerian sex slavery is fuelled by ‘Juju’ and violence

When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her – or risk lethal repercussions for family members back home. Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest... read more »

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Trial aborted as FG, again, f ails to produce Dasuki in court

The Federal Government has failed to produce the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki before an Abuja High-Court for trial in the charges of money laundering and breach of trust brought against him and others since last year. Dasuki who was charged... read more »


NAF Officer Joins Eisenhower Fellowship for Young Leaders

A young Nigerian Air Force officer, Wing Commander Musa Salmanu has been selected for prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) in United States of America. Salmanu who is Press Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff on strategic communications, has provided policy... read more »


Monday, October 3 is Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 3rd October, 2016 as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government,... read more »


Nigerian, others win UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship

For the past 18 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (http://www.LOreal.com) programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured women scientists all over the world. More than 2,500 researchers from 112 countries have been distinguished for their extraordinary... read more »


APC’s Obaseki wins Edo election, PDP kicks, alleges rigging by INEC and APC

This is official. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has won the Edo State Governorship election, polling a total of 319,483 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,... read more »


Buhari Government tending to dictatorship – Amnesty International

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters, Amnesty International said in a statement on Wednesday. The London-based rights group cites examples of police blocking peaceful... read more »


Germany, Italy order Facebook to stop sharing users’ data with WhatsApp

Germany’s privacy watchdog ordered WhatsApp to immediately stop sharing data with parent Facebook, while an equivalent authority in Italy is digging into the same issue. Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg commissioner for data protection and freedom of information, issued... read more »


Edo poll: APC chairman loses in his ward, PDP in early lead

Early results from various polling units across local governments in the Edo State gubernatorial election showed a trend with the PDP maintaining early lead over the APC. These results, though unofficial, suggest that the All Progressives Congress lost to the Peoples... read more »


First time in 8 years, OPEC agrees to cut output, oil price to rise

OPEC agreed on Wednesday to modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group’s leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. The implication is that oil price may surge... read more »


Pastor arraigned for drug trafficking

A 60-year-old Pastor, Raji Michael Ayoola, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos for attempting to export banned narcotics. He was arrested by National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives last February while attempting to export the... read more »

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