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Baptist Church worshippers protest killings

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Members of the First Baptist Church, Kosofe, Lagos, yesterday held a peaceful protest to voice their resentment against the killings across the country, especially in the Middle Belt region. Hundreds of worshippers with various inscriptions on placards demanded an end to the killings which are allegedly being carried out by herdsmen. They also demanded the prompt release of Leah Sharibu, Read More

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NBAIS: 2,000 students write mock exams in Kwara

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

A total of 2,000 students of Arabic schools in Kwara state yesterday sat for mock examinations in preparation for the 2018 Senior Secondary Certifi cate examination of the National Board of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS). Blueprint reports that the examinations took place in six centres simultaneously across the state namely; Ilorin, Lafi agi, Tsaragi, Jebba, Osi and Oke-Ode, as Read More

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Bello speaks on Melaye’s failed recall

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor Yahaya Bello has said that his political future would not be undermined by the victory of his arch political rival, Dino Melaye. “The governor is not in any way connected to the exercise,” Petra Onyegbule, a spokesperson for the governor, told Premium Times by telephone yesterday. “That it is going to affect the governor’s political future is a very Read More

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N6bn APC convention: Stop lying to Nigerians, PDP tells APC

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to “stop lying to Nigerians for diverting N6 billion meant for the development of states under their control to finance their forthcoming national convention.” The party, in a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that “APC is corrupt. Our investigation reveals that many of the APC Read More

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Ekiti Christians protest Benue, Taraba, North-east killings

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Christians of various denominations yesterday took to the streets of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, and other major towns in the state to protest the “unabated killings of fellow Christians by gunmen in Benue, Taraba and other parts of the North-east. Carrying placards of various inscriptions, the protesters, under the auspices of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), lampooned the Read More

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Adolf Hitler commits suicide-Today in history

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich. Since at least 1943, it was becoming increasingly clear that Germany would fold under Read More

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CITAD, NERI partner against insurgency in North-east

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) and North-east Regional Initiatives (NERI) at the weekend organised an intertertiary institutions’ debate on insurgency in Damaturu to counter terrorism in the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. CTAD’s Senior Programme Officer, Isa Garba, in his remarks, said “the activities of the insurgents have caused many to loss their lives, Read More

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FUNAAB gets N2bn TETFund’s intervention for agric

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The federal government has approved the release of N2 billion through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), for its agricultural projects. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, disclosed this at the weekend when he commissioned multiple projects sponsored by the Fund in the university in its quest to become a world-class Read More

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Jigawa okays N23bn for road projects

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Jigawa state executive council has approved over N23 billion for the construction of nine (9) roads across the state. Briefi ng reporters shortly after the JEC meeting at the Government House, Dutse, the state Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Mamser, said the amount was approved in a meeting presided over by Governor Muhammad Badaru Read More

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PENCOM: Police, paramilitary pensioners threaten to shut NASS

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The police, Immigration and other paramilitary pensioners have threatened to shut down the National Assembly over alleged denial to voluntarily withdraw from the Contributory Pension Scheme (PENCOM). The retirees gave this warning at the end of a joint meeting of the Nigeria Police Force, Immigration, Customs and other paramilitary, pensioners held in Jos, the Plateau state capital. National Secretary of Read More

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‘I’m on rescue mission in Niger’

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Niger state, Aminu Mohammed Baka, has said he is on a rescue mission to save the state from backwardness and general underdevelopment. Baka stated this yesterday in Minna while addressing journalists, saying the state has been suffering from bad leadership since the inception of democratic rule. The aspirant, who is the first Read More

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We’ll sack Ekweremadu in 2019 – APC chair

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Enugu state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ben Nwoye at the weekend, boasted that his party would stop the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu from going back to the senate for the fifth term ,come 2019. Addressing journalists after his endorsement for second term as chairman of the party in the state by Enugu East local government chapter Read More

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NAF kills scores of insurgents in air raid

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed that its aircraft killed scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Yuwe in Borno state, through successful air strikes. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday. The statement read in part: “The Read More

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NAF fighter jet neutralises terrorists in Borno

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Air Forces said yesterday that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists through a successful air strikes in YUWE in Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said the incident happened on Saturday 28 April 2018. He said the mission was conducted following intelligence report that BHTs fighters were Read More

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NAF graduates146 senior non-commissioned officers

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated another set of 146 Senior NonCommissioned Officers (SNCOs) from the Leadership and Management Course at the Military Training Centre in Kaduna. The course, which commenced in February 2018, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olarokunbo Adesanya, in a statement, was designed to equip selected personnel with up-to-date knowledge in human and material management Read More

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Ineptitude threatens Abubakar’s re-election – Jibrin

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

A governorship aspirant in the 2019 elections on platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi, Captain Muhammad Bala Jibrin, has described present administration in the state as destructive, bankrupt, and inept. Declaring publicly his intention to vie for the governorship in the forthcoming general elections in Bauchi weekend, Jibrin said,“I will run for the governorship of the great Read More

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Ekiti 2018: Federal might can’t work for APC – Aluko

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Gbenga Aluko, has insisted that there is no magic or mystery behind the much touted federal might, except that it would only work when a party fields a sell-able candidate that really appeal to the emotion of the people. Aluko said that the party didn’t apply federal might to win Ondo election, saying Governor Read More

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Melaye survives recall scare

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Senator representing Kogi West Constituency in the Senate, Dino Melaye, has survived the bid of some dissatisfied members of his constituency to recall him. The exercise, which was held on Saturday last week in Lokoja, had only 18,742 of the 189,870 of the signatories to the petition for the Senator’s recall verified by INEC. The verified signatories represent 5.34 Read More

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Kogi: 40 years after feuds, Islamic sects sheathe swords

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

OYIBO SALIHU, in this report, narrates the efforts of the Kogi state government to end the seemingly endless skirmish since 40 years, between two Islamic warring factions headed by Alhaji Alihu Badaki, of Iyara central mosque and Malam Aliu Abodunde, of Onah mosque over who occupied the position of Chief Imam of Iyara, in Ijumu local government area of the Read More

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NAF jet destroys terrorists logistics base in North-east

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Air Force said yesterday that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the early hours of 27 April 2018, destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists logistics base at Tumbum Gini in the northern Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said a Nigerien Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft conducted the Battle Read More

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Army nabs 4 suspected terrorists, collaborator in Yobe

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that troops of 233 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE nabbed four Book Haram suspects and their collaborator during a raid operation in Mingel and Damagun in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state. It said the operation took place on 27 April 2018. According to army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukeu, all the suspects Read More

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Army deploys troops for Operation Last Hold

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army says its has deployed troops and hardwares to commence operation Last Hold aimed to achieve total defeat of terrorists and further fast track North-east economy Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said in a statement that already some troops were already on ground, while additional troops are now deployed to boost the operation. Operation Last Hold is Read More

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Failed recall: I’ll always stand by my people, truth – Melaye

April 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Recuperating Senator Dino Melaye yesterday thanked his constituents for rejecting attempts to recall him from Senate, saying “evil will never triumph.” The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared in the early hours of yesterday that the recall exercise on Saturday had failed after electorate overwhelmingly sat at home. At least 51 per cent of voters were required to verify their Read More