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Military airstrike mistakenly kills civilians in Borno; President Buhari regrets accident, condoles families of the dead; Gov. Shettima orders emergency medical response; … Govt. Hospitals, doctors, ambulances placed on standby … Casualty figure yet to be fully ascertained

Dozens of civilians have been feared killed during an airstrike by military troops on targeted Boko Haram location in the eastern part of the state. Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen Lucky Irabor while confirming the incident told newsmen in Maiduguri that the military conducted airstrike on a location …

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Lagos allays fears on bomb scare in Agege …Says arrested killers of LASTMA Commander to aid investigation

The Lagos State Government on Monday allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The development had led to residents scampering for safety …

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How France can help Africa overcome its challenges – President Buhari at Africa-France Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partnership between the African continent and France has yielded fruits in so many positive ways but that France can do more to help Africa overcome its challenges. In a statement issued at the 27th Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence taking place …

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Bilateral trade: Ambode meets British envoy …Insists: Plans to make Lagos hub of commerce, tourism in Africa on course

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said the vision of his administration to create a more prosperous and safer Lagos and transform the State into the hub of commerce and tourism in Africa remained on course and all efforts would be geared towards achieving the desired result. Governor …

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President Buhari congratulates Chief Nwodo, new President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo; Receives Foreign Minister of China; Presides over FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief John Nwodo on his election as the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation. President Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) said he believes that Chief Nwodo is eminently qualified for the job given his …

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Food security: Ambode unveils plans to integrate South West States …Vows to uphold economic growth, cultural heritage of Yoruba Nation …Gov has transformed Lagos, Says Ooni, Oba Ogunwusi

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday unveiled plans by his administration to integrate the six States in the South West region to the food security drive of the State Government especially in addressing the demand and supply deficit for the overall benefit of the people. Governor Ambode, who …

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Uyo Church Collapse: City Development Authority gave me approval in principle; My intention was not to build a house and bring people to die – Weeks, Church’s Founder; We marked X on project 5 times – Authority

By Our Reporter Fresh facts have emerged that the collapsed Reigners’ Bible Church building in Akwa Ibom State, was constructed via approval given in principle by Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA). Principal witness and founder of the Church, Apostle Akan Weeks made the disclosure Monday, while testifying at the …

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DSS arrests Boko Haram men in Lagos, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi States

In its determined counter-terrorism efforts to consolidate on the gains it has made in the sustenance of offensive against identified criminal gangs, kidnap syndicates and terrorist elements across the country, the Department of State Services (DSS) has recorded major successes which have further degraded the capability of these elements to …

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Law that led to Pastor Adeboye’s ‘retirement’: President Buhari sacks Executive Secretary; Reconstitutes FRC Board; Suspends controversial Code

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal and the replacement of the Executive Secretary and the reconstitution of the board of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRN). He has appointed a Chairman and a new Executive Secretary for the Council. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior …

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With God, Lagos’ll continue to experience steady growth – Ambode…Continue to embrace God, Adeboye urges Nigerians

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday attributed the steady growth of the State in all sectors to God’s intervention, just as he said that with divine direction, the State will continue to experience pleasant surprises all year round. Speaking at the special Thanksgiving Service to usher in the …

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The Gambia: President Buhari hosts West African leaders in Abuja Monday; Recommits to return of Chibok school girls, 1000 days after abduction

In furtherance of his mandate as mediator, President Muhammadu Buhari will, Monday, January 9, 2017, be hosting four other West African leaders to a meeting aimed at avoiding violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) said …

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Pastor Adeboye remains RCCG’s General Overseer Worldwide; Pastor Obayemi is Overseer, Nigeria; Pst.Kumuyi, Bishop Oyedepo, Bishop Okonkwo, others affected by new regulation

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, remains the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Worldwide, the Spiritual Leader and Global Missioner of the RCCG. This clarification followed the misunderstanding, in some quarters, of Pastor Adeboye’s announcement at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving of the Church, held at the new …

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Accidental discharge: Villa is safe, Presidency assures Nigerians, foreigners; As President Buhari orders strong actions to deal with violence in Southern Kaduna

The Presidency has said that the security operative whose fire arm accidentally discharged in the Presidential Villa.is not attached to the Villa but came in connection with an ongoing investigation. In a statement reassuring Nigerians and foreigners that the Villa is safe, released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to …

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Boroh, Irabor present at Guards Brigade Dinner hosted by President Buhari

The Niger Delta region was adequately represented at the very colorful Annual Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner, hosted by President Muhammudu Buhari last Friday, at the Presidential Villa, which had in attendance top ranking military officials, both serving and retired. The Commander of the 7 Division Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri, North …

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President Buhari attends Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner Night; Begins actualization of ECOWAS mandate on The Gambia

President Muhammadu Buhari on December 30, 2016 attended the Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner Night at the Guards Brigade Scorpion Mess Abuja. Pictures capture some of the memorable events. Also, in the discharge of his mandate as the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS mediator for The Gambia, President Muhammadu …

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President Buhari expresses regret as bad weather disrupts trip to Bauchi; ‘No one can force the weather to be clear’ – Gov. Abubakar

From: Ruth David, Bauchi President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Bauchi scheduled to take place December 29 has been postponed arising from the prevailing weather conditions in the country. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said that “uncooperative weather which has been the …

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Plot to bomb 3rd Mainland bridge: Police arrest Niger Delta militant, recover cartons of explosive devices, detonators, 2 AK 47 riffles

PRINCIPAL SUSPECT: i. Abiodun Amos (AKA) Senti (43) years Exhibits i. Two (2) Cartons of Explosive Devices and 125 Detonators. ii.Two (2) AK 47 Rifles. Working on credible intelligence at the disposal of the Nigeria Police Force indicating that criminal militant elements are planning series of attacks on government infrastructures …

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Nigeria won’t let down Guinea Bissau, President Buhari assures; Receives Prime Minister Embalo

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday assured that as the Chairman of ECOWAS Contact Group on Guinea Bissau, he will do his best to ensure that the country does not relapse into crisis. Receiving the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, Umar El-Mukhtar Sissoco-Embola, at the State House, the President expressed satisfaction with …

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