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The Nigerian Air Force says its Special Forces in conjunction with some Nigerian Army troops, successfully foiled a suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram Terrorists at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday night. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the intention to run for the second term after months of speculation. The President said this on Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership. The national publicity secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi and the Chief Whip, House of […]

Gunmen in a fresh attack on Plateau State have killed at least seven persons and injured several others. The attack occurred on Sunday night at Nding village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. Our correspondent Ponsah Fanap in a phone interview with a resident of Inding community Abel Pam, while narrating what […]

Senate President Bukola Saraki said on Saturday that Nigerian senators have expressed strong reservations about President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to properly communicate his administration’s plan to spend $1 billion on arms procurement. Saraki stated this at a retreat for lawmakers in Jos on Saturday. He said and I quote “Already, some senators are angry “Just […]

Israeli fighter jets targeted a Hamas “military target” in northern Gaza Monday in response to Palestinians infiltrating the border and laying bombs the previous day, the army said.There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from Gaza. The Israeli strike came a day after suspects crossed the northern Gaza border fence, leaving “explosive devices” […]

The Federal Government on Sunday said the bank robbery at Offa in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Thursday in which over 30 persons died and millions of naira stolen shocked and grieved the nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who said this during a condolence visit to […]

Troops of the Nigerian Army under the Operation Lafiya Dole said they rescued 54 women and 95 children held in Boko Haram captivity in Yerimari Kura, an area in Borno State. The military said after the rescue on Saturday, soldiers also killed three Boko Haram insurgents and captured five others. According to army the rescued […]

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the country on Monday for an official visit to Britain. In a statement on Sunday evening Shehu said the president is due to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it cannot investigate a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, who recently confessed to rigging previous elections in the country in favor of the People’s Democratic Party. The Electoral Act (Sections 149 and 150), gives INEC powers to prosecute electoral offenders but does not give the commission the […]

South Korea’s former president Park Geun-Hye was jailed for 24 years on Friday for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country’s first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule. A trial which lasted more than 10 months ended with Park being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, […]

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and stakeholders from civil society organisations yesterday in Abuja expressed concern over the nation’s 2019 election and disturbances across the country. The stakeholders were worried that the atmosphere of do or […]

The Police in Benue State, on Friday, said they have recovered 10 bodies suspected to be that of the victims of an attack, scattered around bushes in some villages in the state. Fresh attacks were earlier reported in some communities in Benue State on Thursday night. The attack was carried out by gunmen suspected to […]

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