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IED explosion claims 3 soldiers, 1 officer

The Army has confirmed that it lost an officer and three soldiers in Borno on Thursday when their patrol vehicle encountered IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village. The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, while giving update on troops’ clearance operations in the North-East between Tuesday and Thursday. He ...

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INEC to issue certificates of return to Lau, Mato when served court judgments

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will obey the Supreme Court judgment that directed it to issue Certificate of Return to Mr Shuaibu Lau as Senator representing Taraba North. INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osase-Uzzi said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. The Supreme Court had ...

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Goretzka fires Germany to the final

Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday.

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Why LASU lecturer wife abandoned him for bricklayer

36-year-old woman jilts LASU lecturer husband, finds love in the home of 34-year-old bricklayer It was drama recently at the Igando area of Lagos as the wife of Suraju Oyekunle, a  university lecturer,  Mrs Kafayat Oyekunle, abandoned a cozy apartment to hibernate with a bricklayer who revealed that she was pregnant for her bricklayer lover, Fatai Alimi, has given birth ...

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Widows of Ogoni 9 seek compensation from Shell

Widows of four of the nine men executed by Nigeria’s military regime in 1995 have a filed a civil lawsuit in The Hague, Netherlands, accusing Royal Dutch Shell of alleged complicity in a military crackdown.

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See how much Nigeria spends on presidential aircraft in London

How much is Nigeria’s presidential jet costing in London? A spokesperson for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that a presidential jet has been parked at a London airport for more than seven weeks, but has denied that this is costing the government $5,000 (£4,000) a day. Mr Buhari has been in the UK for medical treatment for an undisclosed ...

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Army buries 2 soldiers killed in battle with Boko Haram — Spokesman

The Nigerian Army says the remains of two gallant soldiers, who died in combat with Boko Haram terrorists on Damboa-Biu road in Borno, have been buried. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Thursday that the late two soldiers, who died on June 17, were buried in Gombe. He named them as Lance Cpl. ...

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