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S’Sudan rebels kill 11, rape women in Bentiu – UN

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South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report. Fighters backing former vice president Riek Machar attacked the oil-rich town of Bentiu near the border with Sudan on October 29 and “killed at least 11 civilians and committed other […]

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Insurgency: UN scribe expresses solidarity with Nigeria, 2 other countries

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday expressed solidarity with the governments and people of Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen in their fight against terrorism. Ban, in a message in New York, also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks in the countries. The Secretary-General said […]

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Lagos gives 15 per cent salary bonus to workers

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The Lagos State Government will pay its workers 15 per cent bonus in the December salary as an end of the year gift, the State Head of Service, Mrs Oluseyi Williams, said on Friday. Williams spoke at the end of the year get together and appreciation party for principals and directors in the Ministry of […]

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Government urged to be sincere on fight against corruption

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A Kano-based non-govermental organisation, Network for Empowerment and Development Initiative (NEDIN), has called on government at all levels to be sincere on the fight against corruption in the country. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day seminar on: “Youth against Corruption, Panacea to a Just and Peaceful Society,’’ organised […]

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Military launches investigation into Borno mass abduction claims

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Defence headquarters, DHQ, in Abuja has said the Military high command would investigate claims on mass abduction of women and children in troubled Borno state. Several women and children have been reportedly abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in Gumsuri earlier this week, of which some media reports put the figures at […]

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We’ll end unhealthy rivalries in health sector – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday pledged that his administration would do everything possible to bring an end to the unhealthy rivalries and incessant strike in the public health sector.  The President stated specifically that government would act expeditiously on the report of the Presidential Committee of Experts on Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health Sector to […]

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Ajimobi inaugurates N3.8bn abattoir for Ibadanland

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Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has inaugurated the N3.8 billion ultra-modern abattoir at Amosun Village in Akinyele local Government area of the state, with a pledge that his administration would continue to create conducive environment for investment. The central abattoir, which is meant to serve all the 11 local government areas in Ibadan land, […]

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Soldiers kill 75 terrorists, as Boko Haram relocates to Bama

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Military troops have reportedly killed about 75 members of Boko Haram sect during a clash in Borno state. According to reports, the insurgents heard the soldiers were in Bulaburin village with staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, to repair power installation that was destroyed six months ago in Damboa and planned their […]

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7 killed in Gboko midnight fire

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A mid night fire last Thursday killed a family of seven at Anyamkor, near Young Secondary School in Gboko, Benue State. Reliable sources told Nigerian Pilot Saturday that the fire which started at Mr. Lawani Oye’s flat ravaged three other flats which consists of two bedrooms each, around 11.40pm and burnt to ashes the husband, […]

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MDA petitions Al-Makura over killing of 4 Mada youths

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Agony and streams of tears still flow in Garaku, a politically conscious sub-urban community in Kokona local government area of Nasarawa State, following the gruesome killing of four Mada youths: Godiya Anthony, Murtala Maikasuwa, Sabo Soya and Samaila Soya, by some uniformed personnel, allegedly hired by a key contestant to the Kokona East Constituency of […]

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