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Breaking News: DSS Foils ISIS-Linked Boko Haram Attack On U.S, UK Embassies

The Department of State Security Service has said it has busted a deadly ISIS-linked Boko Haram terrorist gang that had planned to attack the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other western interests in Nigeria. The DSS in a statement by Tony Opuiyo, said it prevented the fatal attacks between the 25th and 26th March, 2017, halting the …

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Easter Celebration: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

The Federal Government, (FG) has declared Friday 14th and Monday 17th April, 2017 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined Christians and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Easter, which are love, peace, …

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Plateau Names Efe #BBNaija Winner Ambassador On Entertainment

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has appointed Efe Ejeba, winner of the just-concluded Big Brother Nigeria “See Gobee” (BBNaija) as the ambassador of Entertainment and Creative Industry in the state. The governor announced the appointment in a statement signed by Emmanuel Nanle, the state Director of Press and Public Affairs. He said Efe’s victory was a further proof of brotherhood, …

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Buhari Not Sick – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday disowned media reports suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari was ill and that was the reason for his absence at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the minister said the President was hail and healthy and …

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Senate Won’t Interfere With Any Religion – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will not make laws that interfere with the religious creeds of Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, disclosed this when the Council of Ulama (Muslim clerics) in Nigeria visited him in Abuja. “I say that again, whatever laws we pass here, will …

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Buhari Nominates Non-Executive Directors Of CBN Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the list of his nominees for non-executive directors of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for Senate confirmation. He disclosed this in a statement signed and issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday. According to the statement, the nominations were conveyed through a letter …

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Ex-Convict Jailed One Year For Stealing

An Akure Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Oke-Eda, Ondo State, on Tuesday sentenced a 23-year-old ex-convict, Bidemi Olaleye, to one year imprisonment for stealing. The convict committed the offence at Oja-Oba, Akure, on March 11. Olaleye, who was brought before Magistrate A.M Fadoju, by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was arraigned on a one count charge of …

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Ekiti Assembly Fines Fayemi N1m For Shunning Summons

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has fined the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, N1 million for shunning the invitation to appear before the lawmakers and defend himself against corruption allegation. The lawmakers at a plenary on Tuesday also forwarded a reminder letter to the Inspector General of Police to effect the former governor’s arrest for …

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Buhari’s Anti-Graft Battle On Course – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday said the anti-corruption battle of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not lost steam. He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the CJN, the President is fully committed to the fight against corruption. Asked if the battle was not losing …

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Senate Urges Police To Intensify Surveillance Across The Country

The Senate on Tuesday, called on Police authorities to intensify surveillance across the country to check renewed activities of kidnappers. It also urged the Federal Government to direct the Inspector-General of Police to immediately make available sufficient helicopter for aerial patrol, and gunboats to Marine Police Department of Lagos Command. This followed a motion by Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos) on …

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