FLASH: Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri

There has been an attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital by suspected members of the Boko Haram. Although details are still sketchy, a resident said the affected part of the city is the Jidari Polo area and the attack occurred at about 7 p.m. He explained that the area is just “about 4 km from the Maiduguri GRA (Government Residential Area).” Another resident described it as one of the most brazen by Boko Haram on the Borno capital in recent years. Efforts are ongoing to get security agencies to…

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INEC Registers APDA, YPP, Three Others As Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) and four other new political parties thereby increasing the number of Nigeria’s political parties to 45. Adedeji Soyebi, the commission’s national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this at a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday evening. after a meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and Administrative Secretaries from the 36 States of the Soyebi spoke at the end of a meeting of resident electoral commissioners (RECs) and administrative secretaries from the 36 states…

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El- Rufai Orders Arrest Of Youths Who Asked Igbos To Leave The North

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has wielded the big stick and ordered the arrest of members of the groups which gave the Igbo three-month ultimatum to leave the north. El-Rufai gave the order at a press conference in Arewa House, Kaduna, on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a coalition of northern youth declared that the north could no longer co-exist with the Igbo. But speaking through Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, the governor condemned the action of the groups and assured every resident of Kaduna that “nobody can tamper with their freedom to…

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Osinbajo: When A Leader Radiates Love

By Muhammed Abdullahi Someone who has love in his heart, a love for country and fellow citizens, would undoubtedly be loved and venerated by the people. From the school kids in Cross River State to the traders in Garki market and even ordinary Nigerians on the streets; the people simply cannot stop loving Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo. It is not their fault or that of Professor Osinbajo. Love, they say, begets love. The infectious aura and warmth of Professor Osinbajo which endear people to him and him to the people…

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Nigeria: Helping Buhari To Help Us -By Okanga Agila

Perception of Nigerians on leadership is often faulty. We most times, indulge in the error of judgment by feeling that every responsibility about leadership resides only on the leader of the federation. But this is extremely wrong and awkward thinking. We ignore the leaders at subordinated levels and in the case of Nigeria, blame the President for everything we deem as wrong or happen to us. Thus, I am always disconcerted to see to see how Nigerians mount unnecessary pressure on President Mohammadu Buhari over everything. When the governor of…

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder Meets Lola

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday hosted Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, the founder of a private Facebook group called Female in Nigeria. FIN was founded in 2015 by Ms. Omolola, as a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up to 1000 members in the group. However, the group exceeded its target as it recently hit one million members. It currently has about1,045,148 members, all female. According to Mr. Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Tuesday, he will be meeting with Ms….

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Man Rapes Six Sisters, Mother For Providing Help

A monster who held six young sisters as sex slaves at his home after he was ‘gifted’ them by their parents faces life sentence. Police found Lee Kaplan, 51, was found living with 12 women and girls who were all related in Pennsylvania last year. Six of them were the daughters of Amish couple Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus. Prosecutors say the girls were “gifted” by the parents to Kaplan after he provided the family with financial help. Kaplan repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted them and the oldest victim, aged 18,…

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Sen. Gaya :Why Buhari’s Govt Can’t Touch N2trn Recovered Loot With CBN

Senator Kabir Ibrahim Gaya (APC), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, has reacted to criticisms trailing the N2.5 trillion recovered from looters,and deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Senator Gaya said while he understands the feelings of Nigerians that the money can be used to fix economic hardship and budget deficit, he pointed out that there are ongoing cases in court. His words: “Only N500 billion can be accessed while the remaining N2 trillion is still there in the bank. This money is already being contested between…

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20 Whistleblowers Smile To The Banks As FG Pays N378.5 m

In fulfilment of its promise of paying commissions to whistleblowers that provide useful information for recovery of looted funds, the Ministry of Finance has released N375.8 for 20 Whistleblowers. Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, who disclosed this in a statement, said those who got the money assisted the government in recovering over N11.6 billion. The identities of the beneficiaries were not revealed. “This payment is the first under the whistleblower policy,” the statement read. “The payment underscores the commitment of the President Muhmmadu Buhari-led administration to meet its obligations to…

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Slams Arewa Youths For Ordering Igbos Out Of North

The Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, has called on the ‎Department of State Services and the police, to act swiftly to halt any plans to launch attacks against the Igbos in the North. Ibegbu was reacting to the call by a coalition of Northern Youth Groups tagged “The Kaduna Declaration” on all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria to relocate to their places of origin within three months.‎ Ibegbu, who described the statement as treasonable, urged the relevant security agencies to swing into action before…

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