Monthly Archives: December 2016

Army, Boko Haram engage in gun battle, 15 insurgents killed

No fewer than  15 Boko Haram fighters were  killed in a dawn attack on a contingent of soldiers from 3 Battalion and 112 Task Force Battalion stationed in Rann, Borno State on Friday.The troops overpowered the invaders killing 15 on ...

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TREND? Like Abia speaker, Rivers speaker quits office

Adams Dabotorudima, speaker of the Rivers state house of assembly, has resigned. His resignation was announced hours after Kenneth Njoku quit his position as speaker of the Abia state house of assembly. Njoku, who was elected 24 hours before he ...

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Trump commends Putin’s “very smart” diplomatic move

The United States President-elect Donald Trump has heaped praises on Vladimir Putin for not immediately retaliating after the U.S. expelled 35 Russian diplomats and imposed other sanctions for allegedly interfering with the presidential election. Trump tweeted his approval after Putin ...

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FG begins payment of N30,000 stipends to N-POWER beneficiaries

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the N30,000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme.The N-Power programme is designed by Buhari administration to engage the teeming and massive numbers of unemployed Nigerian graduates from tertiary institutions across ...

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Newly appointed Abia speaker resigns after 24 hours in office

The newly appointed speaker of the Abia state house of assembly, Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment less than 24 hours after he was elected.Njoku was elected around 4:10pm on Thursday following the impeachment of Martins Azubuike over alleged gross ...

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Putin refuses to expel 35 US diplomats in retaliation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided not to expel 35  US diplomats from Russia in retaliation for Washington’s latest sanctions against Moscow.In what may be perceived a diplomatic master stroke, he wished President Barack Obama and his family a happy ...

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DSS report successes against kidnappers, fraudsters, terrorists

The Directorate of State Services has reported various successes in smashing criminal gangs, including kidnappers, fraudsters and Boko Haram terrorists.In the latest update of the agency’s operations by Tony Opuiyo, its spokesman, the DSS said it has succeeded in degrading ...

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Nigeria spends N1trn annually on rice, wheat importation

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, said that importation of rice and wheat gulped over N1 trillion in foreign exchange annually.Emefiele said this on Thursday in ...

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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Eastern Indonesia

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake hit about 6:30 a.m. in the Sumbawa region, the agency said. The epicenter was about 33 kilometers south ...

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Ceasefire deal begins in Syria

A Syrian cease-fire backed by Russia and Turkey took effect at midnight Thursday, a move that could prompt a political settlement of a nearly 6-year-old civil war and a dramatic shift in U.S. policy under a Donald Trump presidency. The ...

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