The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sajeri area of Maiduguri in Borno.
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Per Mertesacker has challenged Arsenal to show more aggression as they look to recover from their latest European flop in Sunday's showdown with Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger's side suffered an embarrassing 3-2 home defeat against Olympiakos in midweek that left them in severe danger of missing out on a place in the Champions League knock-out stages for the first time in 16 years.
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YESTERDAY October 1, 2015, Nigeria marked her 55th independence anniversary, an annual ritual which has assumed less and less significance in the consciousness of our citizens, particularly the young ones.
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Lagosâ€”Lagos State Government has shut Hongxing Steel Company Limited, a Chinese company based in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government for safety violations.
The state government issued the stop-work order following the death of a casual worker, Mr. Emeka Umoh. He sustained severe burns after liquefied iron spilled on him on September 23, 2015.
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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), yesterday, denied playing any part in the process that led to the issuance of Nigerian Visa to the wanted ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir in Lebanon, even as it said two men connected to Al Assir, who he was coming to visit in Nigeria, had been arrested in Kano and immediately handed over to the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno (rtd).
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Search engine giant, Google Inc. has joined millions of well-wishers across the globe, to celebrate the 55th Independence Day Anniversary of Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria.
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Nigerians are conveying their messages to the public the best way they can as the country marks her 55th independence anniversary. Among the major highlights of the ways the people are celebrating today is by posting colorful images in association to the countryâ€™s flag, other messages seen on social networks come in the form of critical analysis of the countryâ€™s growth, while many others just chose to send their goodwill messages as plain as they can. See some of the very engaging posts..
Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state on Thursday cancelled all forms of fanfare as well as stadium parades usually held on Independence Day celebrations.
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The Commandant Depot Nigerian Army (Depot NA), Brig-Gen. CG Musa has blamed the social problems and contemporary security challenges facing the nation on bad parenting.
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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has described the 55th anniversary of independence today as â€œunhappy birthday for hundreds of victims of Boko Haram who continue to suffer the consequences of the conflict in the Northeast of the country.â€
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Obafemi Awolowo University students are on the streets of Ibadan, protesting the dwindling educational system in Nigeria as the country celebrates its 55th Independence anniversary.
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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has threatened to publish the names of former Ministers, Governors and members of the National and State Assemblies who are illegally in possession of official and diplomatic passports soon.
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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to “unruly behaviour” in the country, saying progress could not happen without a change in citizens’ attitudes. The call, made in his first Independence Day address as civilian president, will likely remind some of his time as military ruler in the 1980s, when he cracked
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Abuja – The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Nigerians on the 55th independence anniversary of the country. This is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja. The Speaker said that although Nigeria was facing multifarious challenges, “nonetheless the
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LAGOSâ€”Two teenagers and a 30-year-old man, Seyi Egbonwan, have been charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate's Court in Lagos, for allegedly stabbing a police officer to death with a knif
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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sent names of the first set of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. The list, however, got to the Senate after the end of the dayâ€™s plenary, prompting the Red Chamber to declare that it was yet to receive the list from the President.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has raised concerns over the continued slow down of the countryâ€™s economic growth.
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Abujaâ€”The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s decision not to appoint a Minister of Petroleum, saying the President would be distracted and overload himself with excess workload.
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BENINâ€”Two persons, Festus Owie, 20, and Blessing Ebimor, 12, have been arraigned before an Egor Magistrateâ€™s Court, for allegedly raping and assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
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I HAVE made several efforts this week to speak with Chief Olu Falae, to extend my sympathy over his unfortunate kidnap as well as to express happiness that he was able to return home safely. Chief Olu Falae is without doubt one of the genuine elder statesmen in our country, and while many charlatans have been so described, thereâ€™s no gainsaying the fact that the chief is so deserving of the appellation. I met Chief Olu Falae for the first time in the lead to the 2014 National Conference, when the