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    Metro Two NDDC contractors kidnapped – Premium Times Nigeria

    Suspected gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped two contractors working on one of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, projects in Otuogiri Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said in Yenagoa that...
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    Metro Postgraduate student drowns in Kano river – Premium Times Nigeria

    A postgraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Zubaida Nuhu, has been found dead at Tamburawa river in a suspected case of suicide. Ms. Nuhu, who was running a Masters programme at the Department of Water Resources Engineering and was about to start … Read more via...
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    Metro NIMASA fraud: Director forfeits 578,080 pounds to Nigerian govt – Premium Times Nigeria

    Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of E578, 080 .00 (Five Hundred and Seventy-eight Thousand, Eighty Pounds) found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the account of a company, … Read more via...
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    Metro Boko Haram: 30,000 hostages rescued in two years – Official – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Monday said that no fewer than 30,000 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram insurgents by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Sambisa Forest in the last two years. Speaking during a town hall meeting … Read more via Premium Times...
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    Metro Borno governor reveals Army’s best generals against Boko Haram – Premium Times Nigeria

    Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday said the Boko Haram insurgency regained momentum after 2016 because of the failure of command at the theatre of war. The Nigerian government had in 2016 declared that the terrorists had been technically defeated. Mr. Shettima said... Read...
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    Metro $1.6million: Court resumes six-year-old alleged stealing trial involving Emirates Airlines,...

    A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has fixed February 6 and 7 for the resumption of a case of alleged conspiracy and stealing of $1.630 million involving Emirates Airlines and six others. Mike O’Song, the prosecution counsel, said the offence was committed in … Read more via Premium...
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    Metro Hijab: Muslim groups calls for understanding – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Lagos State chapter of Ansarul-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) on Saturday called for public understanding on the use of hijab by Muslim women. The Deputy Amirat of the association’s Sisters Forum, Islamiyat Adebowale, made the call at a programme in Lagos to mark … Read more...
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    Metro Why I refused to speak out on killings in Nigeria — Pastor Adeboye – Premium Times Nigeria

    Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday night led members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to pray against people shedding blood in Nigeria, their protectors as well as their sponsors at the church’s February Holy Ghost Service held at the Redemption Camp. Members of … Read more via...
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    Metro Cancer: 28 African countries have no single radiotherapy machine – UN agency – Premium...

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has decried the lack of a single radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment in 28 African countries. Yukiya Amano, Director-General of IAEA, said millions of people continued to suffer from cancer in developing countries, due to lack of access to …...
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    Metro FCTA relaxes curfew on Bwari as normalcy returns – Premium Times Nigeria

    The minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Bello, has relaxed the 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. curfew imposed in Bwari town as a result of the Christmas Day mayhem in the town to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. In a statement issued on … Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – http://ift.tt/2FFtufQ...
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    Metro Man arrested with human head in Ogun – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Alex Babalola, who was found with a human head in Asese area of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State. The command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known on Friday. He said that … Read more via...
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    Metro Malnutrition worsens in Nigeria despite govt, private sector efforts — Report – Premium...

    Despite concerted efforts to curb the menace, malnutrition among children under five years is worsening in Nigeria, a new survey has revealed. The fifth round Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS5) also shows that malnutrition in under five children living in rural areas is higher than …...
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    Metro Mandatory communication of court documents by e-mail begins July 16 in Nigeria – CJN –...

    It will become mandatory for judges and staff of Nigerian courts to communicate court documents with lawyers by electronic mail from July 16, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has announced. Mr. Onnoghen made the announcement on Friday while speaking at the launch of … Read more...
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    Metro Kaduna Assembly to equip media crew for better reporting – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Kaduna State House of Assembly is to equip its media crew for improved ethical reporting. Nuhu Shadalafiya, its Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Information, made the pledge in Kaduna on Friday during a learning tour of the National Assembly Media Center in Abuja. He said the aim …...
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    Metro Nigerian military speaks on ‘deployment’ of troops in Benue – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied reports that Nigerian troops had been deployed to Benue State following deadly attacks on Fulani in the state. “The claim is not true and it now appears like some people are playing politics with security,” defence spokesperson, John Agim, told PREMIUM...
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    Metro Herdsmen, farmers hold peace meeting in Jigawa – Premium Times Nigeria

    Police in Jigawa have held a security summit for farmers and herdsmen in a bid to find solutions to the security challenges in the region. The state police command in collaboration with eight local government councils in Jigawa North-east and Hadejia Emirate councils organised the summit. The …...
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    Metro Board says only 20 percent of 2018 Hajj pilgrims paid fares in Adamawa – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Executive Secretary of Adamawa Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Umar Bobboyi, on Wednesday, said only 20 percent of 2018 Hajj pilgrims paid for the 2,601 hajj seats allocated to the state for this year. Mr. Bobboyi told journalists in Yola, the state capital, that the dateline …...
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    World Zimbabwe elections body condemns voter intimidation as polls loom – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Wednesday condemned voter intimidation by some individuals who were forcibly demanding voter registration slips or details thereof such as serial numbers from registrants. Several opposition parties and civic organisations had complained that some...
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    Metro Police arrest 38 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Kaduna – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Kaduna State Police Command said it had arrested 38 suspects, involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and street gangs from Oct. 20, 2017 to January 25, 2018. The State Commissioner of police, Austin Iwar, made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Kaduna on Wednesday. He said of …...
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    Metro Lassa fever claims 21 lives, affect 10 health workers – Premium Times Nigeria

    The National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Tuesday said 21 deaths were recorded from the 77 confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Mr. Ihekweazu disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council...
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