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BREAKING: 45 soldiers dead as Boko Haram Militants Ambush Military Base in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed and killed at least 45 Nigerian soldiers in Alargano Forest, Borno State. Alargano is reputed to be the "spiritual" base of Boko Haram terrorists. A top military source said units comprising of 120 battalion troops, 121 battalion troops, Artillery units and...

Pipeline explosion kills five including 5-yr-old – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says that the recent explosion of a vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in Lagos has claimed five lives. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the explosion of the NNPC pipeline occurred within Awori, U-turn...

BREAKING: Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for Coronavirus. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, confirmed this on Tuesday. This comes shortly after it emerged that the governor had contact with Mohammed, son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,...

Why CCB will not release asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others – Official

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mohammed Isah, has explained why the outfit will not release the asset details of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, despite public requests. He said this is because “the National Assembly has not set the...

Fayemi pays outstanding salaries, allowances of Fayose’s appointees

Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Friday paid the outstanding salaries and allowances of some political appointees engaged by his predecessor, Mr. Ayo Fayose. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected former appointees were members of the State Civil Service Commission and House...

Navy impounds seven vessels for bunkering

The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS BEECROFT, seized seven vessels involved in bunkering between December 3 and 30 last year, Commander I. A. Shettima has said. He spoke at a news briefing at NNS BEECROFT, Apapa, Lagos. The vessels: MV TIM BEGELE with a crew of...

We are having sleepless nights over Nigeria’s worsening security situation – Reps

The House of Representatives has lamented about the security situation in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the House spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu (Abia, APC), stated that the security situation in the country was ‘alarming.’ “We will look at what pains you and pains us, that...

How Reuben Fasoranti was killed by kidnappers – Police

The police in Ondo State have given details of how suspected herdsmen in a kidnap attempt, shot and killed Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti. Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, said the incident occurred between Kajola and Ore along Ondo-Ore road on...

FG, not Jonathan borrowed N359b from TETFund – Bogoro

The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, has denied reports that N359b was ‘missing’ or ‘stolen’ from the fund by the previous administration. Media reports had quoted the TETFund boss of accusing former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government of withdrawing...

Lagos gas explosion: We’ve recovered 17 dead bodies – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, on Sunday said it has recovered 17 dead bodies from the Abule Ado explosion. LASEMA’s Director General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, while giving situation report on the tragedy, said upon the arrival of LASEMA’s Response Team, LRT, at the...