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Kwara PDP faction takes over secretariat

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ahmed Makarfi camp, has taken over the party’s Kwara state secretariat at Asa Dam Road in Ilorin. The PDP factional Chairman, Sunday Fagbemi and his supporters stormed the secretariat early in the morning, reports say. Fagbemi alleged that the other …

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Car Bomb Near Military Checkpoint Kills 4 In Borno

At least four persons have been killed and several injured when a car bomb exploded near a military check point along Gubio highway in northern Borno on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at about 10:30 am. Borno Command, DSP Victor Isuku confirmed the incident via an electronic message sent to …

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Ex-Police Officers Docked For Torturing Man To Death

Man In Tragic Viral Video Dies In Lagos (video)

A man seen lying lifeless in a recent viral video on social media, allegedly due to a furious raid by police officers on an illegal raid on the busy Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, has died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LASUTH. The victim, identified as Mr. Oloruniran Ajani, had a severe …

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Open Letter To Pastor Sam Adeyemi From A Concerned Nigerian Psychiatrist By Dr. Olayinka Olatunde Ayinde

Dear Pastor Adeyemi, With due respect sir, your public assertion that mental health problems are caused by supernatural forces is completely false and misleading to the public as well as those who respect you and take your public utterances to heart. Sir, I suggest you seek the help of mental …

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Official: Nigeria Supreme Court judges accused of corruption step down

The spokesperson of Nigeria’s Supreme Court, Ahuraka Isah, on Monday confirmed reports that two Supreme Court judges accused of corruption have stopped sitting. The two judges, Iyang Okoro and Sylvester Nguta, were among seven judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service, following allegations of corruption. In a telephone …

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Buhari orders investigation of HRW report of sexual abuse of IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari is worried and shocked by the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which alleges sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls in camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The welfare of these most vulnerable of Nigerian citizens has been a priority of …

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House of Reps will approve Buhari’s N12 trillion loan request

The House of Representatives will approve President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow $29.9 billion (about N12 trillion) to fund capital projects between 2016 and 2019, Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila has said. Addressing his constituents in Lagos on Monday, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the House would seek possible means of funding the …

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Protesting lawyers shut down parts of Abuja, says SSS not obeying Court orders

Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS. The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human …

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Abati, Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro receive priestly visit in EFCC detention

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Monday visited the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja. According to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr. Kukah met with Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro, and a former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, among others. …

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Uber drivers go on strike in Nigeria

Uber drivers in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, have commenced a strike action. The drivers downed tools on Monday, amidst several allegations against the American owned global firm. Uber has become increasingly popular in Abuja and Lagos especially among young, middle-class people. It allows private car owners registered with it to …

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Nigerian security officials raping, sexually exploiting women, girls displaced by Boko Hara

Security officials and other authorities have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said in a statement that the government was not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensure that they have …

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Rice Importation To End Next Year, Federal Government Says

Rice importation into the country is to end next year, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, has assured. He spoke at a joint Anchor Borrowers rice farm inspection with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele and the Governor of Niger …

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Plot To Amend CCB Act Self-Serving; Trade Union Congress Of Nigeria

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has condemned the attempt by the Senate to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. The TUC described the planned amendment as a plot to seize controlling powers of the bureau and the tribunal from the President. This, said the TUC, …

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Dubious Recruitment At Nigerian Airspace Management Agency: 3 Directors, Company Secretary, General Managers, Others Face Sack

There are strong indications that many top guns and other categories of staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) may soon be relieved of their jobs in the agency if the demands of aviation workers’ unions are accepted by the Federal Government. Tipped to be affected are three directors,  …

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Sniper Kills Suicide Bomber At Maiduguri IDP Camp

A Nigerian troop attached to Operation LAFIYA DOLE killed a suicide bomber near the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri on Sunday morning, according to a military press statement released to PR Nigeria. The suicide bomber was spotted trying to enter the camp through the western flank. Upon …

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