Four Dead, Eight Wounded As Two Terrorists Attack Maiduguri

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At least four people died and eight others were injured when two terrorists attacked Maiduguri on Wednesday. The attack occurred near Muna Garage in the Borno State capital when a bomber detonated an improvised explosive device attached to his body, killing himself and two nearby civilians. At least eight others were wounded by the blast. … Continue reading Four Dead, Eight Wounded As Two Terrorists Attack Maiduguri

BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap ex-minister in Nasarawa

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The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Hussaini Akwanga. Akwanga served during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo but was removed on Dec. 4, 2003, following an alleged $214 million national identity card scam. The spokesman for the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP. … Continue reading BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap ex-minister in Nasarawa

BREAKING: Sultan declares Sept. 1, as Sallah day

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir  day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to the News Agency of … Continue reading BREAKING: Sultan declares Sept. 1, as Sallah day

Elumelu: Our military facilities comparable to what I see in Europe

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Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, says the Nigerian military facilities are comparable to the ones he sees in Europe. Elumelu said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after speaking at the guest lecture series of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in Kaduna state. Elumelu, who delivered a paper titled ‘Leadership: Private … Continue reading Elumelu: Our military facilities comparable to what I see in Europe

BBC Launches Pidgin Service

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As President Muhammadu Buhari’s aircraft taxied along the runway of the Abuja International Airport on Saturday, a presenter at one of Nigeria’s popular Pidgin radio stations announced to his listeners: “The president don show.” This Pidgin expression translates to “The president is back,” an explanation that Nigeria’s president has returned after a 103-day medical vacation … Continue reading BBC Launches Pidgin Service

FULL TEXTS OF PRESIDENT BUHARI’S SPEECH

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Just in case you missed President Muhammadu Buhari's address to the nation 7am today,Here is the full script. “My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In the course of my stay in … Continue reading FULL TEXTS OF PRESIDENT BUHARI’S SPEECH

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Breaking: PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS TODAY

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by … Continue reading Breaking: PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS TODAY

National Broadcasting Commission Moves To Censor Phone-In Programs

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it would fine broadcast stations a sum of N500,000 for any perceived hate speech expressed by callers during phone-in programs. The new rule, which will take effect on October 1, 2017, was communicated to media houses on August 10 during a meeting held at the commission’s zonal … Continue reading National Broadcasting Commission Moves To Censor Phone-In Programs

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

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The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday. According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation. The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the … Continue reading Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

INTERVIEW: Why I am defending notorious kidnapper Evans in court – Lawyer

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Ever since he filed a fundamental rights enforcement action for the release of self-confessed billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), Olukoya Ogungbeje had been a subject of intense criticism from the public and even his colleagues. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the lawyer explains the rationale behind his action, the police’s attitude … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Why I am defending notorious kidnapper Evans in court – Lawyer