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Buhari receives Boko Haram flag, silent on Shekau

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabo has handed over the flag of Boko Haram that was recovered from Sambisa forest “camp zero” to President Muhammadu Buhari. The handing over took place on Friday at exactly 10.30pm, during a regimental dinner organised by the presidential brigade of guards. He was, however, silent on the claims by ...

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New Abia Speaker resigns less than 24 hours after election

The ninth  Speaker of  Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment, less than 24 hours after he was elected. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Njoku was elected at about 4.10 p.m.  on Thursday  following the impeachment of   Chief Martins Azubuike over alleged  gross financial misconduct and autocratic leadership style. Njoku, who  announced his ...

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No plastic, only contaminated rice in Nigeria – NAFDAC

By Jessica Onyegbula Abuja, Dec. 29, 2016 (NAN) The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday said laboratory result of the suspected fake rice showed that the product was not plastic but rice contaminated with micro organisms. The Acting Director General, NAFDAC, Yetunde Oni, said this at a news conference in conjunction with the Nigeria ...

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her – and she said yes. It caps off a year in which Ms ...

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Accident claims 3 lives, 4 injured on Ijebu-Ode/Ore Highway

Abeokuta, Dec. 29, 2016 (NAN) Three persons were confirmed dead on Thursday in an accident involving a white Toyota truck and Mazda Bus at Fari area on Ijebu-Ode /Ore Expressway in Ogun. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the accident. Oladele told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident was ...

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Court sends two Edo APC Chieftains to prison

  Benin, Dec 30, 2016 (NAN) An Oredo Magistrates’court in Benin on Thursday ordered the remand in prison custody of two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, Osakpamwan Eriyo and Sunday Osagbona, for alleged attempted murder. Chief Magistrate Mrs M. C. Ojobo, who said she lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case, directed that both accused persons be remanded in Oko ...

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Accident claims 187 in December-FRSC

Abuja,Dec.28,2016(NAN) The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday said it had recorded 187 deaths in 289 crashes during the last Christmas celebrations . Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head Media Relations and Strategy of the commission, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement. According to Kazeem, the crashes involved 2,185 people with 1,000 people injured, while 998 people were rescued alive ...

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