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80 Boko Haram insurgents surrender to soldiers

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said on Thursday that 80 members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, had surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. Those who surrendered, the Army spokesman said, included Boko Haram commanders, foot soldiers and suppliers of logistics. Usman said in a […]

Ministerial list: Senate sets criteria for screening Wed. • It’s no longer business as usual –Saraki (Until you are bribed)

-Punch The Senate will on Wednesday decide the procedure for screening ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, who said this in an exclusive interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday in Abuja, assured Nigerians that the screening of ministerial nominees would not be delayed by the […]

Contestant for Ooni stool in alleged N400m fraud, forgery

-Punch The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into allegations of forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining the sum of N400m by false pretence against Mr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his firm, Metropole Interproject Limited. Ogunwusi is one of the contestants for the vacant stool of the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State. In a petition […]

Jonathan spent N64bn on independence anniversaries –El-Rufai

  -Punch Former President Goodluck Jonathan Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for budgeting N70m for the Independence Day anniversary. El-Rufai noted in a Facebook post on Thursday that under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government spent billions every year on Independence Day. He noted that between 2011 and 2014, […]

Yekini’s mansion may become Kidnappers den

-Sun •Residents warn •We won’t allow that -lawyer From Lanre Agiri, Ibadan Residents of Oni and Sons area of Ring Road, Ibadan have warned that the mansion of late Super Eagles hit man, Rashidi Yekini ,may become the den of robbers and kidnappers if nothing is done about the edifice which has remained unoccupied three […]

65m Nigerians still illiterate –UNESCO

From Andy Asemota, Katsina A literacy survey sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shown that about 65 million Nigerians are still illiterate. National Programme Advisor on Education, UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Alkali made this known during an advocacy visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari. He said […]

Nothing to celebrate -Fayose (After 16 years of PDP rule?)

  -Sun Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State yesterday cancelled all forms of fanfare as well as stadium parades usually held on independence day celebrations, declaring in a broadcast, that there was nothing to celebrate in view of the economic situation in the country. “I do not think it is proper to engage in jamboree […]

Female bomber kills scores in Maiduguri

-Sun   •Insurgents slaughter 5 in Adamawa From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Multiple explosions in Maiduguri killed scores of residents yesterday evening. The explosions were suspected to be from Boko Haram. Heavy sounds were heard in some parts of Maiduguri on October 1. Though the Army said it was merely testing weapons for effective night operation, […]

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