Tragedy as NAF jet bombs Borno IDP camp, kills 100

Olalekan Adetayo, Okechukwu Nnodim, Olaleye Aluko and Kayode Idowu Tragedy struck in the fight against terror group, Boko Haram, on Tuesday, when a fighter jet involved in the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East fired at aid workers, soldiers and displaced persons in error, killing no fewer than 100 persons on the ground. Aid workers confirmed […] The post Tragedy as NAF jet bombs Borno IDP camp, kills 100 appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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How we laundered funds to offshore accounts for Saraki – Witness

Trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, resumed before the Code of Coduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja, yesterday, with the Federal Government, explaining how he (Saraki) allegedly laundered funds to offshore accounts between 2009 and 2012. The post How we laundered funds to offshore accounts for Saraki – Witness appeared first on Vanguard News. By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—Trial of the   Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, resumed before the Code of Coduct Tribunal, CCT, in

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W’Bank, AfDB withhold Nigeria’s $4bn loan request over non-submission of reform plan

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 By Amechi Ogbonna with agency report Nigeria’s efforts to secure funds from international lenders to lift economy out of recession have suffered a huge setback following the Federal Government’s failure to submit a comprehensive reform plan demanded by World Bank. The government has been in loan talks with the World Bank for a year where... By Amechi Ogbonna with agency

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Troops, Nigerian warship head for Gambia to sack Jammeh

Olaleye Aluko and Afeez Hanafi Nigeria soldiers will, on Wednesday (today), arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States troops in Senegal to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia steps down on Thursday, January 19. Nigerian warship, NNS UNITY, is also heading for the coast of The Gambia to […] The post Troops, Nigerian warship head for Gambia to sack Jammeh appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Kanu’s release: Ohanaeze to work with IPOB, MASSOB

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 • ‘No room for negotiation’ From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka, Magnus Eze, Abuja The new leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, said it will harmonise activities of pro-Biafra groups to ensure their  agitations  are not violent.  The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation also said it will throw its weight behind detained Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader,  Nnamdi... •

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Buhari, Ayade meet over Bakassi seaport

Olalekan Adetayo and Mudiaga Affe President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, in what is believed to be in continuation of talks over the proposed Bakassi Deep Seaport and the 260km superhighway. The meeting, which reportedly lasted about 40 minutes, was held inside the […] The post Buhari, Ayade meet over Bakassi seaport appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Benin traditional council suspends Isekhure

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 From Tony Osauzo, Benin Benin Traditional Council (BTC), acting on the authority of Oba Ewuare II, has suspended Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, the Isekhure of Benin, indefinitely. The Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe, who announced the suspension, in a statement signed by himself and nine others,  at the Oba’s Palace, yesterday, explained that the duties... From Tony Osauzo, Benin Benin

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Remembering the Obama years

HE was young and good-looking. He was also confident and his rousing rhetoric got everyone eager to be part of his train. Starry-eyed, his words would rekindle the dying embers of a nation at a moral crossroads. It set the youth alive and got them chorusing the song for the rebirth of their country. The post Remembering the Obama years appeared first on Vanguard News. By Rotimi Fasan  HE was young and good-looking. He was also confident and his rousing rhetoric got everyone eager to be part

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Militants bomb NPDC pipeline 24hrs after Osinbajo’s visit

Ovie Okpare, Warri An unidentified militant group in the Niger Delta region on Tuesday blew up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State, barely 24 hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government delegation to the area in search of peace.  Osinbajo, accompanied by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; […] The post Militants bomb NPDC pipeline 24hrs after Osinbajo’s visit appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Turkish school: Police seek Air Force’s intervention

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 By Christopher Oji There is no hope insight yet for the abducted students and officials of Nigeria-Turkish International School, Isheri, Ogun State as the police claimed they cannot rescue the victims. The police said they needed the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force and Army to rescue the victims. Gunmen had stormed the school Friday... By Christopher Oji There is no hope

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Edo, Nigerian Legion unite against insecurity

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday said his administration would partner the state chapter of the Nigerian Legion to improve security and empower the youths in the state. Obaseki said this while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Legion, Edo State chapter at the Government House in Benin, on Monday. The governor, represented […] The post Edo, Nigerian Legion unite against insecurity appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Poor economy affecting investment in ICT

PRESIDENT, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Teniola has said that Nigeria’s poor economic situation has had a negative impact on Foreign Direct Investment in Information and Communication Technology, ICT. The post Poor economy affecting investment in ICT appeared first on Vanguard News. By Laju Iren PRESIDENT, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Teniola has said that Nigeria’s poor economic situation has had a negative impact

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Nigeria may bungle digital migration again

After Nigeria alongside other 119 member countries in 2006 signed up to the International Telecoms Union, ITU protocol to transit from Analogue to Digital broadcasting by 2015 in line with the current global trend, the country gave itself a task of concluding transition by June 17 2012, three years before deadline. In a bid to achieve the 2012 migration date, the federal government in 2007, approved the process and in 2008, it inaugurated a Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) on transition from

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Facebook to read peoples’ mind with brain technology

FACEBOOK says it is preparing some incredible new technology that may soon let its users read each other’s thoughts. The social network is hard at work developing tools that would allow people to communicate via brain waves using new ‘brain-computer’ interfaces. The post Facebook to read peoples’ mind with brain technology appeared first on Vanguard News. By Emmanuel Elebeke FACEBOOK says it is preparing some incredible new technology that may soon let its users read each other’s thoughts.

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Wike queries commissioner, perm sec, others over illegal levies

Chukwudi Akasike,  Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has queried the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, and the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Patricia Ogbonnaya, over funds allegedly collected illegally from parents as levies.  Also queried by the governor were the state Director of Secondary Education, Mrs. Mae Solomon, […] The post Wike queries commissioner, perm sec, others over illegal levies appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Fatal error: How over 100 died as Air Force bombs IDP camp

JUST as the nation generally, and Borno State in particular was about coming to terms with the suicide bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri, tragedy struck again in Borno State,yesterday. No fewer than 100 innocent civilians were killed in a mistaken air strike by men of the Nigerian Air Force of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the North-East, in a coordinated attack on a supposed group of terrorists gathering in Kala Balge Local Government Area of the state. The post Fatal error: How over 100

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Oba of Benin suspends palace chief over alleged misconduct

Alexander Okere, Benin The Benin Traditional Council has suspended the Isekhure of Benin, Chief Nosakhare Isekhurhe, indefinitely from performing the duties of the Iserkhure in the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, over alleged misconduct.  The council made this known while addressing journalists at the palace in Benin on Tuesday, noting that […] The post Oba of Benin suspends palace chief over alleged misconduct appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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20,000 unjustly killed in Kaduna since 1980, says El-Rufai

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said on Tuesday that no fewer than 20,000 persons  had lost their lives in various crises in the state since 1980. The solution to killings with impunity in the state, the governor said, was enforcement of the law and prosecution of perpetrators. El-Rufai spoke when […] The post 20,000 unjustly killed in Kaduna since 1980, says El-Rufai appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Fayose knocks FG for ‘hiding the truth’ about killings

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the Federal Government’s claims that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have been technically defeated and that government is clamping down on perpetrators of the Southern Kaduna killings. Fayose said apart from being an opposition figure, he had chosen the path of revealing the […] The post Fayose knocks FG for ‘hiding the truth’ about killings appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Reps probe diversion of N500m Chibok school repair fund

John Ameh, Abuja Two years after the Federal Government earmarked N500m for the reconstruction of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, the project has yet to take off. The school came into limelight in 2014 after Boko Haram insurgents abducted over 200 girls from the premises while they were taking their final examinations. […] The post Reps probe diversion of N500m Chibok school repair fund appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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