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7 die as Nigerian Air Force plane crashes in Kaduna

KADUNA –  A light military plane, Dornier 228 has  crashed in Kaduna with all seven onboard feared dead. The plane, which took off about 6:30am  from the Dana airport, owned by the Nigeria Airforce, in  Kaduna came down barely a barely 5 minutes at the Kantoma Army Barracks, otherwise known as the NDA barracks around 6am, source told vanguard in Kaduna. ...

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10 Boko Haram suspects die by firing squad in Chad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N’Djamena. “They were executed this morning on a shooting ground north of N’Djamena,” a judicial source told AFP. The report was confirmed by a security ...

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Commission to deploy 8,700 troops to combat Boko Haram

Member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the region. Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday that the decision arose from a Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff in Ndjamena, Chad, recently to finalise arrangements for the ...

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N511.8bn for July

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia, on Wednesday said N511.8 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue for July, 2015. Nwaobia announced this in Abuja when she addressed newsmen on the outcome of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. She said that the shared amount comprised the month’s net statutory ...

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Cocaine : NDLEA invites Arik Air crew over arrest of steward

(NAN) The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said it had invited the entire crew on Arik Air flight W3101 that left the country for London Heathrow Airport for questioning. This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the agency, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju. The statement said that the entire crew members including some support staff ...

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Buhari registers for national identity card

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday in Abuja registered by officials of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enable him to obtain his national identity card. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his registration inside the Presidential Villa, Buhari said the exercise would confirm the country’s population, especially of those aged 18 years and above. “I think this ...

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Dog kills 4-months-old baby

It was a weekend of sadness  in Asaba, Delta State when a dog attacked and killed a four-month-old baby boy. Although, some people tired in vain to rescue the baby alive, the boy died few minutes thereafter. His mother was conveying the dog, the little child and her nanny in her car. The woman simply identi­fied as Mrs Akowe, stopped ...

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