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DSS loses Charanchi, Kano director

The Kano State Director of the Department of State Service (DSS), Abdullahi Charanci, has died. Rabiu Yusuf, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this on Saturday. “It is confirmed that the state DSS Director is dead. We are now ...

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Police beg 2face, others to shelve protest (REASONS GIVEN)

The Nigerian Police Force has pleaded with musician 2face Idibia and others to shelve their planned protests against the Buhari administration, in the interest of peace and public order. In a statement Friday night issued in Abuja, the police said ...

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Lai Mohammed reacts to ‘Lie Mohammed’ tag, asks for proof of lies he has told

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says he reads comments of people who claim not to believe what he says and coin his first name as “Lie’’. The minister stated this while responding to questions when he visited ...

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Rann Accidental Strike: Army confirms 112 dead, 97 injured

The Nigeria Army has confirmed that 112 persons were killed in January’s accidental airstrike at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, in Maiduguri, said 97 persons were ...

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FG awards contract for dredging of River Benue – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Government has awarded contract for the dredging of the critical part of River Benue. Mr. Amaechi, who disclosed this at the 2017 budget defence before members of the Senate Committee ...

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Kaduna Crisis: Police apprehend 17 suspects

The Nigeria Police said it had arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, Chief Superintendent of Police, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he presented the suspects before newsmen. ...

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Give Buhari free hand, no need to threaten him over my appointment – Acting CJN

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has appealed to Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari a free hand to perform his constitutional duties. The refusal of Buhari to send Onnoghen’s name to the senate for confirmation has attracted ...

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3 soldiers, six insurgents killed as Boko Haram and army clash

The Nigeria Army has killed six terrorists, but lost three soldiers in an encounter between troops and Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa Local Area of Borno. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement in Abuja, ...

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FUNERAL: Sports Minister’s wife to be buried Saturday

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has confirmed that his late wife will be buried on February 4 at Sabongida, Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Mr. Dalung confirmed this in a statement signed in Abuja ...

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Power generation slightly improves to 3,528MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says that the nation’s power generation improved slightly to 3,528.90 megawatts on Feb. 1 from 2,662 megawatts on Jan. 22. This figure was disclosed on the website of the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), ...

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