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We have rescued all oil workers kidnapped by Boko Haram – Army

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said men of the Nigerian Army have rescued all kidnapped oil workers. Recall that some suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed the convoy of the oil workers around Jilli and Borno ...

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Senate passes bill on age reduction for elective offices; okays independent candidature

The Senate on Wednesday, passed the much-anticipated “Not Too Young To Run bill”, which seeks age reduction for elective offices. The debate was committed to an electronic vote, where 86 Senators showed their support, 10 were against it. While just ...

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Weather condition in your area; NiMet predicts Wednesday rain

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the the country on Wednesday morning with prospects of isolated thunderstorms. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO), on Tuesday in Abuja, also predicted chances of isolated ...

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Boko Haram kills, abducts oil workers in Borno

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have ambushed a team of oil exploration workers and security operatives in Borno state. A senior military source, who spoke with TheCable, said the incident happened at Magumeri in Gubio local government area ...

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FRESH: Army grants special promotion to 6,199 soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Chief of Army Staff TY-Buratai approves promotion

In a statement released by Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday approved the promotion of 6,199 soldiers currently involved in the fight against Boko Haram. “The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, ...

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Senate considers 33 constitutional amendments, including 35 years age qualification for President

The Senate has received the 33-item report on the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. The report tabled at the upper legislative chamber proposes amendments which include reducing the powers of the federal government in the exclusive legislative ...

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Senate passes Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to make the Peace Corps of Nigeria a government agency to be run as a Para-military organization. The Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.   The ...

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Magu wants CSOs to closely monitor NDDC projects

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) in the South-South to closely monitor contract award and execution by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Magu made the call ...

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NPF fires three police officers in Lagos

NPF

The Lagos state command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has dismissed three officers it found guilty of  illegal arrest and extortion. The affected officers are Okelue Nkemeonye, Braimoh Sunday and Yusuf Olukoga. Abayomi Shogunle, an assistant commissioner of police, ...

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4 killed, 15 injured as suicide bombers attack Borno IDP camps

IDP Suicide Attack

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the death of four people after suicide bombers attacked two internally displaced persons, IDP camps in Maiduguri. Reports have it that the attacks on Dalori 1 and 2 IDP camps was carried ...

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