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09/09/2017 13:41

Two female bombers killed in Maiduguri

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri.   A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in...
07/09/2017 14:06

Killers of Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, arrested

Suspected killers of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, have been arrested.   The cleric was kidnapped by some gunmen in Orlu, Imo State in his car on Friday.   He was said to be returning home to organise the funeral of his father when he was abducted at gunpoint.   His...
07/09/2017 09:33

Varsity, poly, non-academic workers begin strike Sept 11

Despite the meeting on Thursday between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to seek an end to the indefinite strike in universities, other unions in the public higher institutions have announced the commencement of their strike by Monday, September 11.   The...
07/09/2017 09:27

We’ll shock Nigeria in Uyo, Zambia claims

Both Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda and skipper Kennedy Mweene have expressed confidence the Chipolopolo can beat Nigeria in Uyo on October 7 to take World Cup qualification in Group B down to the final match of the series.   Nyirenda was bullish of his team’s chances in Nigeria next month...
07/09/2017 09:08

Oil rises towards $55 after Harvey fallout

Oil prices rose yesterday as strong global refining margins and the reopening of United States Gulf Coast refineries provided a more bullish outlook after sharp drops due to Storm Harvey. Brent had gained 82 cents to 54.20 dollars a barrel by 1215 GMT.   U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...
19/08/2017 11:51

NABJ recognizes journalists for superior news coverage of black issues

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) bestowed more than 100 awards at its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair from Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NABJ inducted four veteran journalists into its 2017 Hall of Fame on Friday and announced the winners of the NABJ Salute to...
16/08/2017 12:56

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago.   Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.   Ocheni will...
15/08/2017 16:22

Breaking: Again Boko Haram attacks two communities in Adamawa

Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram sect, Monday night, attacked two communities, Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state sending residents to flight for dear life.   Recall that few days ago, a similar attack was launched in a neighbouring Mildu...
15/08/2017 15:43

Sokoto House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Leader

The Sokoto State House of Assembly says it has impeached its Deputy Leader, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim (APC- Kware), following a no-confidence vote passed by members.   The Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, announced the decision of the House at a plenary on Tuesday that the removal was endorsed by...
15/08/2017 10:48

18 secondary school students nominated for US exchange programme

The United States, U.S. Embassy has nominated 18 secondary school students from Nigeria to participate in the 2017 Youth Exchange Study (YES) scheme for one year academic programme in different schools in the U.S.   The Charge d’Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Mr David Young, stated this at the...

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