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20-month-old baby stolen at naming ceremony in Ogun

27 July 2015, 21:29

A 20 month old child, Opeyemi Ogundele was reported stolen during a naming ceremony in Abeokuta.

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Man, 75, seeks divorce over starvation of sex

27 July 2015, 21:29

A 75-year-old man, Mr Kayode Oguntuase, on Monday approached an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 26-year-old marriage on allegation of being starved of sex.

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Buhari in Cameroon Wednesday over Boko Haram

27 July 2015, 20:44

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon to consult with counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram's insurgency, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said.

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16-yr-old boy kills toddler in Lagos

27 July 2015, 20:44

A four-year-old boy Ibrahim Jamiu Hassan has been killed by one Tajudeen Azeez behind Anglican Primary school at Deeper Life bus, Ijaniki, Lagos State.

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Boko Haram fighters behead three in Cameroon raid

27 July 2015, 19:42

Three villagers were beheaded during a weekend raid in Cameroon by Boko Haram jihadist fighters from neighbouring Nigeria, security forces said.

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Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

27 July 2015, 20:42

At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors, mingling with exhaust fumes and the occasional stench of sewage.

Three die in Bauchi-Jos road crash

27 July 2015, 19:30

Three people have allegedly died in a car crash at the Bauchi-Jos road, while others sustained varying injuries.

NEMA donates medicines to Zaria hospital

27 July 2015, 19:30

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated drugs and other medical consumables to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Zaria.

Police arrest 16 hoodlums as raid on black spots continue

27 July 2015, 18:28

No fewer than 16 suspected hoodlums have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command as it continued with its raid of black spots in the metropolis.

Pressure groups condemn attempt on Otti's life

27 July 2015, 18:28

A coalition from Abia State and the Southeast has condemned the assassination attempt on the life of Dr Alex Otti, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the last governorship election in the Abia State.

Eight pupils drown in Akwa Ibom river

27 July 2015, 17:39

Eight pupils, who were returning from a primary school in Ikot Abia-Enyie in the Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, drowned in the Atang River.

Nigeria’s debt increases to N12.12tn

27 July 2015, 17:39

The Debt Management Office has said Nigeria’s total debt stock now stands at N12.12tn ($63.81bn).

'Governors yet to receive bailout funds'

27 July 2015, 16:55

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed that none of the 36 state governors had received his state’s share of the N713.7bn bailout fund from the Federal Government.

Buhari will not interfere in trial of Senate rule forgery suspects

27 July 2015, 16:55

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari would not stop the prosecution of anybody indicted in the report of the Nigeria Police on the forgery of the Senate Standing Order.

'Killers of Shia protesters in Zaria must be punished '

27 July 2015, 15:48

Military personnel involved in the killing of 34 peaceful protesters during the pro-Palestinian rally in Zaria must be brought to book, the chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission has said.

JAMB to re-distribute candidates with lower scores to other universities

27 July 2015, 15:48

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it will re-distribute candidates who scored above 280 but whose scores are less than cut-off-marks of their first choice universities to needy institutions .

Saraki bemoans loss of lives at Arepo pipeline burst

27 July 2015, 14:34

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has decried the loss of human lives in the petroleum pipeline fire incident at Arepo in Ogun State.

Senate hails Nigerians for eliminating polio

27 July 2015, 14:34

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerians for preventing the spread of polio in the past year.

Niger parents urged to de-worm schoolchildren

27 July 2015, 13:22

The wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, has appealed to parents to constantly immunise their children to enhance academic performance.

Army recovers weapons from terrorists in Dikwa

27 July 2015, 13:22

The Nigerian army said it recovered arms and ammunition from an encounter with the members of Boko Haram during the recapturing of the Borno central town of Dikwa.

Buhari orders inquest into Jos gas inferno

27 July 2015, 12:10

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a thorough investigation of the chlorine gas explosion in Jos, Plateau State at the weekend, his spokesperson said.

Edo State expresses confidence in cops leader Arase

27 July 2015, 12:10

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole , has heaped praise on Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, expressing confidence he would complement government efforts to enhance security.

Gaidam refutes reports insurgents control Borno, Yobe

27 July 2015, 11:05

Reports that five local government areas in Borno and Yobe States are under the control of terrorists are untrue and misleading, the latter’s governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has said.

Free healthcare for Yobe terror attack victims

27 July 2015, 09:59

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has condemned the killing of 19 people after a terror attack in the capital, Damaturu.

UniIorin working to develop Ebola vaccine, says VC

27 July 2015, 11:05

Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution’s Ebola Research Committee is working toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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