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Threats from Nigerian military won’t deter us from defending human rights – AI

Amnesty International, AI, has said that despite what it describes as threats from Nigerian military, that it would not be deterred from defending human rights of individual. Amnesty International In a statement by its Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, AI said “the Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and

Boko Haram kills 9 in Niger

  Diffa City, south east Niger suffered several attacks believed to be carried out by Boko Haram Terrorists on Monday night, leaving 9 people dead. According to local officials on the spot, the tragedy was perpetrated by at least three suicide bombers who blew themselves up late at night in three different

EFCC Detains Former Kaduna Governor, Ex-Minister

A former Governor of Kadyna state, Ramalam Yero, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Yero was on Wednesday detained alongside a former Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Haruna Gaiya; a former Minister of State for Power, Nuhu Way; and former Secretary to Kaduna State government,

NGSA condemns killing of 14 miners in Kaduna State

•Commiserates with families of victims, Miners, affected community  •Reiterates commitment of govt to development of mining sector, calls for calm   Jude Johnson    The Director General of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Mr Alex Nwegbu,  has condemned what he described as the unprovoked attack on miners in Janruwa community of Kaduna State on

Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for  the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists  into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday. “Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist

Senator Dino Melaye arrested at Abuja airport

Senator Dino Melaye, who was declared wanted by the Nigerian Police for alleged arming of some thugs, has today reported that he was stopped from boarding a flight to Morocco this morning, after checking in. This information was gathered from his social media accounts this morning. He affirmed that it was an

Breaking News: Senate mace snatched at plenary

The mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate, was today  18th April, snatched by some anonymous men. Correspondents at the National Assembly reports that the unidentified men barged  into the Chamber of the Senate, during plenary, pushed away the Sergeant-at-Arms positioned at the entrance and carted away the mace. It is unclear

Video: One killed, several injured as police, Shiite Muslims clash in Abuja

Jude Johnson One person has been reportedly killed with several others injured as anti-riots squad of the Nigerian Police Force engaged the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites Islamic Sect in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Shiites have been on sit

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