Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

Police rescue US, Canadian nationals kidnapped along Kaduna road – Vanguard


Vanguard

Police rescue US, Canadian nationals kidnapped along Kaduna road
Vanguard
The Inspector-General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), on Saturday said it rescued two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped on Tuesday along Jere-Kagarko Road in Kaduna State. Police. Two policemen were killed by gunmen during the incident ...
Police arrest suspect over abduction of foreigners in KadunaPremium Times
2 Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in NigeriaCBC.ca
Kidnapped Americans, Canadians rescued in Nigeria, police sayCNN
The Punch -TVC News -Daily Mail -Daily Trust
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Agric Ministry distributes 370 motorcycles to extension agents – The Punch


The Punch

Agric Ministry distributes 370 motorcycles to extension agents
The Punch
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday distributed 370 motorcycles to extension agents to further enhance service delivery to Nigerian farmers. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the motorcycles were given to the ...

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Buhari dragged to court over appointment of Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar as NIA boss – Daily Post Nigeria


Daily Post Nigeria

Buhari dragged to court over appointment of Ahmed Rufa'i Abubakar as NIA boss
Daily Post Nigeria
A civil society group, Concerned Nigerians, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal High Court in Abuja over the appointment of Ahmed Rufa'i Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The ...
EXCLUSIVE: How Buhari flouted recommendations of own panel in appointing new NIA DGPremium Times
NIA: Nigerians Sue PMB, AGF, AbubakarLeadership Newspapers
Concerned Nigerians Drag Buhari to Court, Want NIA DG SackedTHISDAY Newspapers

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Journalists’ rights group profiles police assault of NAN, AIT reporters – Vanguard


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Journalists' rights group profiles police assault of NAN, AIT reporters
Vanguard
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists' rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The journalists' defence organisation said the ...
Journalists' Rights Group Records Police Assault Of NAN And AIT ReportersNigeria News

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BREAKING: Police Rescue Four Abducted Expatriates In Kaduna – CHANNELS TELEVISION


CHANNELS TELEVISION

BREAKING: Police Rescue Four Abducted Expatriates In Kaduna
CHANNELS TELEVISION
The four Americans and Canadians that were abducted by on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have been released. Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh said the two foreigners were ...
Two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna rescuedDaily Post Nigeria

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Ibadan Oba: Court declares Ajimobi’s action ‘null and void’ – Vanguard


Vanguard

Ibadan Oba: Court declares Ajimobi's action 'null and void'
Vanguard
AN Oyo State High Court has declared the review of the 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies Laws in Ibadanland which was done last year by the Oyo State Government as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. A cross ...
Ajimobi Vows To Appeal Judgement Nullifying Olubadan Chieftaincy ReviewCHANNELS TELEVISION
Why court nullified installation of 21 kings in IbadanThe Punch
Ibadan: Court declares installation of 21 new monarchs illegalGuardian (blog)
Daily Post Nigeria -The Nation Newspaper -THISDAY Newspapers -SaharaReporters.com
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Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack – Vanguard


Vanguard

Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Vanguard
At least seven Niger soldiers were killed and more than a dozen others wounded this week in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the country's southeast, the government said on Friday. Nigerian Army “The provisional toll for the cowardly ...
Boko Haram kills five in MadagaliTVC News
Boko Haram: Terrorists Kill 5 in Adamawa villageDaily Post Nigeria
Boko Haram attacks Adamawa town, 'kills five'Premium Times
Daily Trust -BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog) -Africa Independent Television -Guardian (blog)
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Herdsmen kill farmer in Ogun – Vanguard


Vanguard

Herdsmen kill farmer in Ogun
Vanguard
Suspected herdsmen have killed a farmer on his farmland at Afon, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun state. This incident occured on Thursday barely few hours after the Ogun State Government took proactive measures to prevent clashes between ...
Suspected herdsmen kill farmer in OgunThe Punch
Policemen deployed in Ogun community as herdsmen kill farmerThe Nation Newspaper
Herdsmen Kill Farmer in Ogun StateOsun Defender (blog)

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Ogun rice pyramid: A word for the nay sayers and never-do-well, by Bolarinwa Ojesegun – The Eagle Online


The Nation Newspaper

Ogun rice pyramid: A word for the nay sayers and never-do-well, by Bolarinwa Ojesegun
The Eagle Online
In Ogun State, it is definitely not the season of discontent, as some would want the world to believe. In fact, contrary to the wishes of the army of Photoshop and mis-information experts prowling the landscape, the Ogun State of today is a place where ...
Ogun's MITROS rice pyramid and its criticsThe News
Ogun moves to avert herdsmen/farmers clashGuardian (blog)
Amosun tasks journalists on unityThe Nation Newspaper
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog) -Independent Newspapers Limited
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My People Still Under Siege – Ortom – Leadership Newspapers


Leadership Newspapers

My People Still Under Siege – Ortom
Leadership Newspapers
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday said his people were still under the threat of killer herdsmen. Speaking when some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited him in Markurdi, the state capital, Ortom described the killings ...
We'll help Benue to stop herdsmen killing, Northern Govs vowVanguard
We appreciate IG, police presence in Benue, what we want is arrest of killers – Onoja, Commissioner for InformationThe Punch
Herdsmen Crisis: Falana tackles Buhari, accuses president of 'impunity'Premium Times
The Nation Newspaper -THISDAY Newspapers -Daily Post Nigeria -TheCable
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2019: Registered voters may hit 85 million –INEC – The Punch


The Punch

2019: Registered voters may hit 85 million –INEC
The Punch
The Independent National Electoral Commission says the number of registered voters may rise to 85 million ahead of the 2019 general elections. The commission had said last year that it was expecting 80 million Nigerians to be registered by 2019. Thus ...
2019: INEC targets 80m votersThe Nation Newspaper

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Itsekiri group lauds Malami over Maritime University memo – The Nation Newspaper


The Nation Newspaper

Itsekiri group lauds Malami over Maritime University memo
The Nation Newspaper
FOREMOST Itsekiri socio-cultural body, Warri Progressive Society, alias Otonloye, has commended the action of the Attorney General of the Federation for the memo of advice that he has sent to the National Assembly to take into cognizance the proper ...
What the courts proclaimedVanguard

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Let’s not sweep restructuring under the carpet—Obasanjo – The Nation Newspaper


The Nation Newspaper

Let's not sweep restructuring under the carpet—Obasanjo
The Nation Newspaper
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday cautioned against hushing the call for restructuring in Nigeria. Obasanjo made the call while presenting a plaque to Prof. Ehosa Osaghae, the Convocation Lecturer at the National Open University ...

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Rain of tributes as Ambode, Anyaoku, Fashola, Obi, others mourn Ekwueme – The Nation Newspaper


The Punch

Rain of tributes as Ambode, Anyaoku, Fashola, Obi, others mourn Ekwueme
The Nation Newspaper
It was a rain of tributes yesterday for Nigeria's first elected Vice President, the late Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme. Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; former Anambra State Governor ...
Ekwueme, a detribalised Nigerian, says KaluNew Telegraph Newspaper
Ekwueme was a great, selfless statesman – Anglican BishopThe Eagle Online

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Negotiate with NASU, Unilag VC begs FG – Vanguard


Vanguard

Negotiate with NASU, Unilag VC begs FG
Vanguard
Abuja – Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) toward resolving issues peacefully. Professor Ołuwatoyin Temitayo ...
President Buhari approves TV licence for UNILAGInformation Nigeria

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Terrorism: Osinbajo inaugurates National Sanctions’ Committee – Daily Post Nigeria


Daily Post Nigeria

Terrorism: Osinbajo inaugurates National Sanctions' Committee
Daily Post Nigeria
The mandate of the committee is to trace and freeze financial flows of terrorist organisations. The committee comprised the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Foreign Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama as well as the National Security Adviser, NSA ...
Osinbajo inaugurates sanctions committeeVanguard
Osinbajo inaugurates committee to trace sources of terrorists' fundThe Punch
Osinbajo Inaugurates National Sanctions CommitteeCHANNELS TELEVISION
The Whistler NG -Ripples Nigeria
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2019 election: INEC reveals number of registered voters – Daily Post Nigeria


Daily Post Nigeria

2019 election: INEC reveals number of registered voters
Daily Post Nigeria
Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission has 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January. INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi , made this ...
85 million Nigerians may vote in 2019 – INECThe Punch
2019: INEC targets 80m votersThe Nation Newspaper
Your votes will count in 2019, INEC assures NigeriansPremium Times
The Eagle Online -Nigerian Observer -TV360 -Nigeria News
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Gunmen abduct five oil workers in Niger Delta – The Punch


The Punch

Gunmen abduct five oil workers in Niger Delta
The Punch
Five oil workers have been kidnapped in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions, police told AFP on Friday. Suspected militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community ...

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Herdsmen strike in Ogun, kill one – Daily Post Nigeria


Daily Post Nigeria

Herdsmen strike in Ogun, kill one
Daily Post Nigeria
The farmer, identified as Adetona Owolabi was allegedly killed on Thursday in his farm at Afon, Imeko-Afon local government area of the state by suspected herders. The incident occurred few hours after the Ogun State Government took proactive measures ...
'Herdsmen' hack farmer to death in OgunTheCable
Herdsmen kill farmer in OgunNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

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Kidnapped ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedom – Vanguard


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Kidnapped ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedom
Vanguard
Mrs Marie Ebikake, a former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa abducted by gunmen on the same day (Sunday) with a soldier in separate incidents in Bayelsa, has regained freedom. Kidnap-syndicate. Newsmen report that Ebikake was freed at about 3 a.m ...
Kidnapped ex-commissioner regains freedomPremium Times
Akwa Ibom sacks doctor for allegedly stealing bedsDaily Post Nigeria
Abducted ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedomThe Nation Newspaper
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog) -Independent Newspapers Limited
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N2.1 billion fraud: Dokpesi’s personal assistant exposes him in court – Daily Post Nigeria


Daily Post Nigeria

N2.1 billion fraud: Dokpesi's personal assistant exposes him in court
Daily Post Nigeria
Gabriel Agorye, the prosecution witness in the trial of former Chairman of DAAR Communication, Raymond Dokpesi, has opened up on how he withdrew N40 million from his First Bank account. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, had charged ...
Dasukigate: Witnesses narrate how cash are withdrawn and delivered to DokpesiWorldStage
Alleged N2.1bn Fraud: How I Withdrew N40m For Dokpesi, Aide Opens Up In CourtLeadership Newspapers
N2.1bn 'fraud': Dokpesi's PA testifies against him in courtTheCable

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