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Labour rejects fuel price hike

16 January 2017, 15:15

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said Nigerians will not be able to take another fuel price increase in view of the harsh economic situation in the country.

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Abductors of Nigerian Turkish pupils demand N100m ransom

16 January 2017, 15:14

Kidnappers that stormed the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges have contacted the family of a matron who was abducted along with three pupils, a Turkish teacher and a school supervisor, demanding N100m ransom.

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UNIMAID blast update: ASUU suspends planned press conference

16 January 2017, 14:06

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has expressed shock over the early morning bomb blast at the University of Maiduguri Mosque.

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UNIMAID blast update: Professor, 4 others killed

16 January 2017, 13:01

A professor and four other persons were killed on Monday when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State.

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Ezekwesili joins troops to search for Chibok girls in Sambisa forest

16 January 2017, 11:25

Co-convener of the Bringbackourgirls, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has finally agreed to join Nigerian troops and others tomorrow to search for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Sambisa forest.

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Gunmen kill American returnee, abduct Malaysian-based man

16 January 2017, 11:17

Gunmen, who kidnapped and murdered an American-based Nigerian, Chuks Okebata, struck again in Imo state on Saturday two days after the first attack and abducted a Malaysian-based Nigerian.

Professor killed as explosion rocks University of Maiduguri

16 January 2017, 10:19

A professor, Aliyu Mani, of the faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Maiduguri was killed after an explosion rocked the institution.

Armed Forces Remembrance: Wike sets up N100m scheme for ex-servicemen

15 January 2017, 21:12

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has set up a N100 million empowerment scheme to assist legionnaires and families of fallen ex-servicemen.

Cleared Boko Haram suspects reunite with families

15 January 2017, 21:12

Four persons including 74-year-old Sale Usman, suspected of involving themselves in Boko Haram activities, were on Sunday released by the Nigerian Army and reunited with their families in Yobe, amidst tears.

89 cultists renounce membership

15 January 2017, 21:12

Eighty-nine cultists from five tertiary institutions in Nasarawa State had denounced their membership.

Buratai inaugurates Guards Brigade re-modeled cemetery

15 January 2017, 19:20

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Sunday inaugurated the remodelled Guards Brigade cemetery located off Murtala Mohammed Way, Abuja.

Troops rescue 58 people in 2 days

15 January 2017, 19:20

Troops operating in the North-East have rescued 58 people abducted by terrorists in the last two days, including 35 women and 23 children.

FG rejects BBOG conditions for joining Chibok Girls’ search mission

15 January 2017, 15:15

The Federal Government has rejected the conditions given by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group for joining a day search sorties for missing Chibok girls to Sambisa Forest.

Gambia's Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

15 January 2017, 15:15

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration this week.

Army kills 13 Boko Haram suspects in clearance operations

15 January 2017, 13:15

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said soldiers killed 13 suspected Boko Haram members during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.

Mrs Buhari prays for families of fallen soldiers

15 January 2017, 13:15

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Sunday prayed for families of Nigeria’s soldiers who died in line of duty, as the country marked the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

West African leaders set four-day deadline to resolve Gambia crisis

15 January 2017, 07:22

Leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday set Jan. 19 as a deadline to solve the Gambian political crisis.

Osinbajo to visit Niger-Delta communities

15 January 2017, 07:22

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will from Monday visit some communities in the Niger-Delta region to begin consultations in further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation.

FG invites BBOG for search of Chibok Girls in Sambisa

14 January 2017, 21:53

The Federal Government has invited members of the Bring Our Girls Back (BBOG) to a short trip in a military operational flight into Sambisa forest in search of the missing Chibok girls.

WATCH: Gov. Abiola Ajimobi’s ‘arrogant’ speech that left many disappointed

14 January 2017, 17:29

Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi recently addressed protesting students of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) in Ibadan in a manner many people felt was arrogant.

Nigeria, China trade hits $9.5bn in 2016 – envoy

14 January 2017, 16:00

Trade between Nigeria and China stood at 9.5 billion dollars in 2016, according to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Mr Zhao Linxiang.

Army kills 10 terrorists in reprisal attack, 3 soldiers dead

14 January 2017, 16:00

The Military says it has successfully repelled attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno.

U.S. donates 8 military-grade tents to police

14 January 2017, 14:57

The United States have donated eight military-grade multi-purpose tents to the Nigeria Police Force to ensure quick restoration of civil authorities in communities liberated from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

Jonathan supporters protest against EFCC

14 January 2017, 14:57

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again refuted allegations it was victimising the family of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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