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Rainstorm destroys over 100 buildings in Ekiti, many rendered homeless

No fewer than 100 residential buildings were on Saturday destroyed in some towns in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti state by rainstorm. The incident which residents said began at about 4p.m., affected towns such as Odo Oro, Temidire,Oke Ijebu ...

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Presidency dispel rumours of Buhari’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokespersons on Saturday night described social media reports about the president’s health conditions and possible death, as “evil rumours”. In their separate posts, published on their Twitter handles, Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity ...

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Army kill 15 insurgents responsible for missiles that killed IDPs

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says his men have killed 15 Boko Haram fighters, who were part of insurgents responsible for the mistaken deployment of rockets on an internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camp in Rann, Borno state. Speaking when ...

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Detained Premium Times publisher and correspondent released

Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of PREMIUM TIMES and Evelyn Okakwu, the newspaper’s judiciary correspondent arrested on Thursday afternoon, have regained freedom. They were released on bail and instructed to report at the FCT Police Command Headquarters by 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. But a highly-placed ...

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Police arrest PREMIUM TIMES publisher, correspondent

NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

The Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher. The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu. Plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, ...

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Nigeria deploys troops, jets to Gambia

The Nigerian government has confirmed that it has deployed fighter jets and at least 200 soldiers to join their Senegalese counterparts for a Gambian mission. The spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, confirmed the deployment in a statement ...

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Give information on suicide bombers and get N500,000 – Army

The Nigerian Army says it is deeply trouble by the recent spate of bombings in the North East, calling on the citizens of Nigeria to join the fight against terror. The military is offering a reward of N500,000 to anyone ...

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Benin Chief Priest, Ishekhure suspended, see reason

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has approved the suspension of the Chief Priest of the kingdom, Nosakhare Isekhure, from all the duties of the title, over alleged dereliction of duties and desecration. The Benin Traditional Council (BTC), announced his ...

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UPDATED: 52 dead, hundreds injured in IDP camp bomb

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation best known for its life-saving projects in war-torn regions, says 52 people were killed and at least 120 people were wounded when a Nigerian Air ...

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BREAKING: Scores feared dead as military jet mistakenly drops bomb on IDP camp in Borno

There is pandemonium at Rann IDP camp in Borno State, as several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the camp. The Rann IDP camp in Kala-balge Local Government Area caters for thousands of ...

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