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5,000 people contracted HIV/AIDS in Kogi – Investigation

OVER 5,000 youths are said to have been allegedly infected with the deadly HIV/AIDS virus in Kogi State within the last one year. This was disclosed during the capacity training organised for over 1,000 barbing and hairdressing salon operators in the Kogi Central senatorial district. A research recently carried out by a lecturer at the […]

True federalism, solution to insecurity -Mimiko

THE Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Saturday, said the only solution to the problem of insecurity and insurgence across the country is the adoption and implementation of true federalism. The governor also said the time was ripe for the Yoruba nation to restrategise its approach towards agitations in the country. Mimiko said this […]

CBN engages EFCC on e-payment fraud •As US gives grant to CBN for shared services project

To effectively check fraud in the electronic payment (e-payment) channels, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and relevant stakeholders have co-opted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NEFF). According to CBN’s Head of Shared Services, Mr Chidi Umeano, the decision to involve EFCC in NEFF is to ensure […]

Boko Haram can’t stop us – Jonathan •Says government business won’t stop because of terrorism •Gives reason for NSA, Bello’s sack •Justifies renaming of UNILAG

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday declared that the aim of the Islamic religious sect, Boko Haram’s insurgency in the country is to destabilise government and make it unable to function, vowing that his administration would do all that is necessary to halt their terrorist activities. Speaking during a live radio and television presidential media chat […]

Yobe: Gunmen attack prison, school •Free 40 inmates in Damaturu, 2 sect members killed •We can’t fight Muslims – Sect’s spokesman

DAMATURU, the Yobe State capital, again came under heavy fire on Sunday morning, when suspected members of the Jam’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram attacked a school and prison in the city. According to reports, the assailants attacked the prison and freed many prisoners also left a prison warder in critical […]

Tribune now northerners’ delight —Zamfara SSG

THE Zamfara State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Hassan Ato, has said the Nigerian Tribune has won the hearts of northerners in recent times, with the way and manner it is reporting events in the country without bias. The SSG made the disclosure during the recently concluded local government election in Bungudu, his […]

JTF kills 6 pirates in gun duel in Bayelsa

THE efforts of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield” in the Niger Delta to rid the region’s waterways of criminal elements paid off on Saturday as operatives of the special security force killed six suspected pirates in a gun battle that lasted for one and a half hours in Bayelsa State. Nigerian […]

Pension scam: FG beefs up security around investigator

The Federal Government has advised security beef up around the chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina. This action by the government, at the weekend, is a subtle demonstration of support for Maina, notwithstanding the stance by the Senate which alleged in a report by its Ad Hoc Committee on Pension […]

Christian Obodo: Police arrest 3 more suspects

THREE more kidnap suspects, among them a woman, have been arrested by the Delta State police command in connection with the abduction of ex-Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo, penultimate Sunday. The latest arrest brings to six the number of suspects cooling their heels in police net over Obodo kidnap saga. Security sources told Nigerian Tribune, […]

US designation of Boko Haram leaders: Nigeria’s sovereignty compromised

The Action Congress of Nigeria  (ACN) has blamed Nigeria’s leadership for the US’ designation of three leaders of Boko Haram as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, with its implications for Nigeria’s sovereignty. In a statement issued in Ilesa, Osun State, on Sunday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the Jonathan presidency […]

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