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  1. RemmyAlex

    Politics Customs Boss, Hameed Ali Dares Senate, Arrives Without Uniform

    Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali arrived at the national assembly complex on Thursday without customs uniform as requested by the senate. Earlier, the senate had requested that Ali appears before it, in customs uniform, which Ali had rejected on two...
  2. RemmyAlex

    Business Why I Rejected Bill Gates' Job Offer - Nigerian Entrepreneur

    Chris Kwekowe, a young Nigerian entrepreneur reportedly turn down a job offer be a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates to begin his own start-up in Lagos. The twenty-three years old Lagos university graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates...
  3. RemmyAlex

    Business 4 Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger [See LIST]

    Four Nigerian carriers have been slated to start flight operations from Nigeria to Niger. The new development was disclosed during a meeting between Technical Committee from the Ministry of Transportation and the concerned airlines held on Wednesday 23rd of November, 2016 at the Aviation House...
  4. Lequte

    World Niger: 22 Soldiers Killed in Refugee Camp Attack

    An attack on a Malian refugee camp by unknown assailants has resulted in the killing of 22 soldiers in the republic of Niger. “We received information of an attack on the camp in Tessalit. For the moment we are told there are 22 dead, but that is not a total death toll,” Niger Prime Minister...
  5. RemmyAlex

    Politics Governor Bello Appoints Akinti Onyegbule As Chief Press Secretary

    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has appointed Akinti Petra Onyegbule as the first-ever female chief press secretary in the state. It is reported that Onyegbule’s appointment which was confirmed yesterday also makes her the first in her position in northern Nigeria. She was the immediate...
  6. RemmyAlex

    Metro Oil Workers Begin Strike, Deny talk with Government

    Nigerian oil workers are going ahead with their planned strike today( Thursday), despite reports that the government had commenced talks with their leaders, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said. The acting general secretary of PENGASSAN, Lumumba...
  7. RemmyAlex

    World 34 Migrants, Including 20 Children Found Dead in Sahara Desert

    Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria. Two victims have been identified as Nigerian but the nationalities of the others are not yet clear. A government statement said they were found near the small desert...
  8. RemmyAlex

    Metro Catholic Bishop Conducts Mass Wedding For 109 Couples in Nasarawa

    The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Most Reverend Mathew Audu, on Saturday in Masaka wedded 109 couples. Audu, who was on his third pastoral visit to St. Martin`s Catholic Church, Masaka, appealed to relatives of the new couples to allow them to build their marriages...
  9. RemmyAlex

    Politics PDP Shuts 'Corrupt' Members Out of Convention

    Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) facing trial at the court cannot stand for election into any position in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party scheduled for May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. An official of the party, who craved anonymity, told Daily Trust...
  10. RemmyAlex

    Metro Nigerian Lawyer Docked For Violating Traffic Laws

    A lawyer was yesterday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, over alleged reckless driving that claimed the life of a Syrian national. The prosecutor, A.O Urom, a lawyer in the office of the FCT Commissioner of Police, who prosecuted the accused, Mrs. Victoria Christopher...
  11. RemmyAlex

    World 9 Nigerian Governors Attend Presidential Inauguration In Niger Republic- See Photos

    Gov Rochas Okorocha joined other members of the Federal Government delegation to the inauguration of President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic. Governors of Borno, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, and Kano States are part of the delegation with several visiting Heads of...
  12. RemmyAlex

    Politics Nigeria: The Only Way To Have Stable Electricity is... - Fashola [Throwback]

    Almost 11 months into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC led federal government composed of 'might' and mighty in the political system of the country including former Governor of Lagos, Babatude Fashola. Despite all these compositions, alot of things such electricity...
  13. RemmyAlex

    World Boko Haram Strikes Again, Kills 6 Soldiers in Niger

    Six soldiers from Niger’s army were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram militants, the country’s interior minister said. The attack happened near the town of Diffa close to the border with Nigeria early on Wednesday. In the latest attack, three other soldiers were wounded. Niger’s military...
  14. RemmyAlex

    World Niger Presidential Candidate 'Amadou' ill, Flown to Paris For Treatment

    Niger’s ailing presidential candidate Hama Amadou, who was jailed for four months, was evacuated Wednesday to Paris for medical treatment just days before a run-off vote, an aide said. Amadou, 66, faces incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou in a second-round vote Sunday after campaigning from...
  15. RemmyAlex

    Politics Bayelsa Assembly Re-Elects Konbowei Benson as Speaker

    The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously re-elected Mr. Konbowei Benson as the Speaker of the House. This followed his re-election as member of the state House of Assembly representing Southern Ijaw Constituency IV in the recent re-run poll. Benson and Michael Ogbere for Ekeremor...
  16. RemmyAlex

    Metro Nigeria: Police Inspector, 2 Others Electrocuted in Niger State

    It was a sad experience for the residents of Jatua community in Maitumbi Bosso Local Government of Niger State over the weekend when an Inspector of Police, Mallam Abu Gani and two others were electrocuted. Nigerian Tribune reports that the incident happened at about 3:48 a.m last Saturday, as...
  17. Lequte

    Sports Nigeria Demolish Niger 4 - 1 in First CHAN 16 Match

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria have begun their campaign of the African Cup of Nations with a 4 - 1 over the Mena of Niger in group C. After enduring a goalless first half, Osas Okoro put the eagles in front with a beautiful volley. Chisom Chikatara made it two 15 minutes to the end of the game...
  18. RemmyAlex

    World United States Set Up First Drone Base in Cameroon

    The United States of America has set up a drone base in Cameroon in order to help the Central African Country fight Boko Haram, US-Based cbsnews.com has reported. The report which described the base as America's first in Africa, said the US has quietly sent hundreds of troops to the region in...
  19. RemmyAlex

    Metro Boko Haram Controls Only One Local Government – Borno Speaker

    Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, has revealed that Islamic terrorists sect, Boko Haram, is in control of only one local government in the state. Lawan disclosed that the Nigerian Army has liberated 19 out of the 20 local government areas previously occupied by the...
  20. RemmyAlex

    Metro Regional Troops Set to Begin Raids on Boko Haram Camps

    A United Nations' top official has said that the long-awaited regional task force is set to begin raids on Boko Haram’s enclaves when the rainy season ends soon. Nigerian and Chadian forces early this year forced the militant group, which has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, to cede large...
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