Sambisa forest battle: Again, soldiers kill Boko Haram commanders, rescue more women and Children

“We lost one soldier, while four others were wounded” – Military Nigerian troops from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri have killed several Boko Haram commanders and rescued more females in the encounter. Information released by the

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Lagos government closes 24 worship centers over noise pollution

The Lagos State government yesterday disclosed that no fewer than 24 religious places of worship were clamped down last year for contravening the State guidelines on noise pollution. This was as it noted that a new Material Recovery Facility would

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Jonathan, Zuma discuss xenophobic attacks on phone

In a bid to douse the seeming diplomatic row between Africa’s top two economies, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and his South African counterpart, Mr. Jacob Zuma, have reiterated the need for both countries to work together. The two leaders

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Faure Gnassingbe re-elected president of Togo for third term

Preliminary results released on Tuesday from Togolese presidential election has shown the incumbent President, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe winning over 58.75 percent of the votes to secure another five years in office. Information released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI),

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AIT owner dares Buhari: You can’t bar us from covering your activities

Founder of Daar Communications PLC, Raymond Dokpesi, has reacted to  General Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to bar one of its subsidiaries, Africa Independent Television, from covering his activities was an attempt by the former military Head of State to bring back

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Buhari warns transition committee against witch hunting, fault finding

Nigeria’s President-in-waiting, General Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday inaugurated a 19-member transition committee with a charge to them to avoid engaging in any form of witch hunt or fault finding. This was as he noted that his administration would not witch-hunt

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G-7 countries invite Buhari to attend world conference

Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has received his first ever international invitation to attend the popular world G-7 conference holding between May 8 and 9 in Berlin, Germany. G-7 has Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Italy and United State

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Full Address Of The President-Elect Buhari To The Newly Elected Members Of The National Assembly

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT-ELECT, GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI, (GCFR) AT THE OCCASION OF THE INDUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATORS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES HELD IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2015. PROTOCOL: I am very

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Out-going Governors & Democratic Accountability In Nigeria: Time For Stock Taking

The 2015 General Elections with their supplementary segments; involving one Presidential, 29 Gubernatorial, 109 Senatorial, 360 House of Reps and 1,152 State Legislative polls, have come and gone. What lies on the table of the out-going governors and the Presidency

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Senator Okowa’s government: The men that will influence decisions

By Jude Chukwueku   In the build up to the Delta State guber election, the intrigues involved that saw Dr Ifeanyi Okowa emerges the PDP flagbearer and subsequently as Governor Elect can only be ascribed to God and maneuvering by

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Kaduna Markaz attack: The face of the killer soldier identified

A letter to Global Reporters, by Stephen Lawan   Opinion – Barely a month after a convoy of armed soldiers launched a murderous offensive at the Kaduna Markaz, residence and centre of Malam Muhammad Mukhtar Sahabi, Ameer of the Kaduna

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Nigerian military rescues over 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa forest

Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday rescued 200 girls from the dreaded Sambisa forest, the notorious hideout of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, the defence headquarters said Tuesday. The girls were freed alongside 93 women who were also rescued, affirmed the military.

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Reported control of Mafa in Borno State by Boko Haram is false – DHQ

Terrorists sympathisers are fabricating stories to encourage them The reports by some media outfits claiming that terrorists are now in control of Mafa in Borno State are false. The truth is that an attempt by a group of fleeing terrorists

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Ex- NDDC Commissioner jailed three years for stealing transformers

A former Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom State on the board of the intervention agency, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Pastor Godwin Moffat Eyo was today convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Akwa Ibom State High court for

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Abia governorship election: PDP govt may be short-lived

Duly nominated APGA candidate, Ufomba heads to tribunal … says ‘we lost to societal decadence, insensitivity and bad leadership’   Barely 24 hours after being declared winner of Abia State governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party,

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Primate Nicholas Okoh to Buhari: Carpet crossers lack credibility, ignore them

*announces Efobi as new Dean   From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has urged the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari and his in-coming administration to ignore and avoid all those

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Obiano donates his salary to less privileged

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Anambra Gov, Willie Obiano has announced the donation of his salaries to the less privileged members of the society.   Disclosing this in Awka at the weekend, The governor pointed out that he had

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IMF seeks further depreciation of Nigerian currency

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advocated further devaluation of the currencies of Nigeria and seven other oil exporting countries in West Africa. Recall that the Nigeria’s currency, naira, has depreciated officially by 28 percent from N155 to a dollar

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PwC audit report on NNPC reveals double subsidy payments on kerosene, petrol

The PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, audit report into allegations of missing funds from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has revealed that some oil marketers were paid more than once for the same fuel imports based on the recommendations of the Petroleum

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APC overturns Buhari’s decision, says, AIT free to cover President-elect’s activities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by

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Governor-elect bemoans renewed killings in Benue

Governor-elect of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has pleaded with security agencies to redouble their efforts to stop the renewed violence in Agatu and Guma Local Government Areas. Making this appeal in a statement by his Media Adviser, Tahav Agerzua on Monday,

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Nigerian diplomat denies fighting on the streets of Vienna, says, she was “attacked”

Recalled Nigerian diplomat to Austria Mrs. Abimbola Sharifat Raji who was accused by Nigerian Taye Derito to have slapped and fought him on the streets of Vienna has denied the accusation.   In her statement she claims that she could

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Emulate Gowon, Shonekan Jonathan tells Nigerian past leaders

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the nation’s past and present leaders to emulate former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) and the former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan noting that the two former

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Editorial: The imbroglio surrounding Fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution

Smarting from the no-holds-barred and vicious politicking that characterized the just-ended season which culminated in the election of nation’s next set of leaders; Nigeria’s public space is currently enmeshed in another round of frenzy and debate. The present mood of

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Burnt Baptist Church: Police Arrest 15 youths, Kano Emirate Summons District Head

The Kano State Police Command have arrested 15 persons in connection with the recent burning of Baptist Church at Gidan Maso village in Rogo Local Government Area of the state. It is hereby recalled that during the incident which happened

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FCT Police Arrests Notorious Impostors

As part of the determination to combat crimes in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and its environs, the Police Command has arrested notorious fraudsters and impersonators who operate in city. Parading the suspects, the FCT Police Commissioner Wilson Inalegwu said

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Death Trap By Anthony Izundu

The speed at which the Libyan leader was hunted and coldly exterminated was more than that of light  He had plans for Africa But he was murdered   Libya today, there is no standing stable government – good running one

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Jos Explosion Did Not Affect Barracks – Nigerian Army

Confirms death of two soldiers Explains cause of explosion The Nigerian Army has allayed fears of any attack Saturday morning in Jos Plateu State after an explosion was heard by the residents. The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani

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OpenSkys Services Limited: Setting The Records Straight

While parsing through a recent Saharareporters publication on OpenSkys Services Limited (OSL) (an indigenous telecommunications firm based in Abuja), dated April 16, 2015, I was immediately shocked beyond belief by a number of unfortunate inaccuracies and misrepresentations in the body

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FG requests National Assembly to halt actions on constitution amendment

Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has requested both the Senate and the House of Representatives to stop further moves to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the constitution amendment

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