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Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa Community, Burns Bank

The military on Monday routed insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa, after a fierce battle that raged for hours. Some residents of Michika told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) they started hearing gunfire and explosions around 7 p.m. on Michika- Lassa road as the insurgents, who approached the town, were confronted by the military. “We are hearing gunshots and the fight is raging on,” a resident of Michika who simply identified himself as Idris, said. “Pray for us; Boko Haram are!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Many Trapped As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

Many people are feared trapped after another building collapsed in Oke Arin area in Lagos Island. This is coming barely one week after a three storey building collapsed at Ita Faji area of the Island which left no few than 20 persons including children dead. Recall also that another three storey building under construction collapsed in Ibadan, Oyo state. The incident had no fatalities recorded. Meanwhile, the latest development occurred as officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Right To Appoint Me CJN Without NJC’s Consent – Muhammad

Justice Tanko Muhammad, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, has said President Muhammadu Buhari needed not to consult the National Judicial Council, NJC, before appointing him as the CJN. Muhammad was reacting to a petition seeking his removal on the claims that it was illegal because the NJC was not consulted by the President before making the appointment. The acting CJN said the petitioner was wrong because Buhari had no need by law to consult and seek the permission of the NJC to appoint him in the acting capacity as!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Why Building Collapse Persists–NSE

Adedamola Falade-Fatila, the Chairman of the Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has hinged the rising cases of building collapse on quackery and compromise in standards. Falade-Fatila, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday, was reacting to the collapse of a building in Ibadan barely 72 hours after a similar incident in Lagos. He said: “If every client, builder or developer consults a registered engineer to design!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

I Was Tortured, Asked To Implicate Saraki, Offa Robbery Suspect Tells Court

The trial within trial of the five suspects involved in the Offa bank robbery in April 2018 continued on Friday at the State High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. During their arraignment before Justice Halimah Salman, the suspects told the court how their confessional statements were obtained by the police. The first suspect, Ayoade Akinnibosun, in his testimony, told the trial judge that he gave his statement under duress and not voluntarily. He explained that he was tortured and shot!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerian Government Condemns Terrorist Attacks In New Zealand

The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the terrorist attack on two places of worship in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement by the Ministry’s Spokesperson, George Edokpa, on Friday in Abuja. Mr Onyeama condemned the attacks which took place during Jumaat Prayers on Friday killing 49 Muslim worshippers and injured many others. The minister who regretted the barbaric and vicious acts unleashed against innocent worshippers!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerians Tear Into APC Rep Member, Over Ethiopian Plane Crash Joke

Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, the member representing Kiru/Bebej Federal Constituency of Kano State on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has come under fire for a tasteless joke he shared on his verified twitter account. The lawmaker who is no stranger to controversy, incurred the wrath of his followers and other Nigerians when he tweeted; "THIS MAN IS IN A MESS! An Ethiopian man told his wife on phone that he was boarding the Ethiopian airline that crashed for a business meeting in Nairobi. Meanwhile he!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FG Will Soon Re-Construct Grazing Reserves – Ogbeh

Nigeria’s minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has said the federal government will soon commence the reconstruction of grazing reserves across the country. Mr Ogbeh said this in Abuja when participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC12) and Institute for Security Studies, Usma Dam, Bwari, visited him. In a statement dated March 15, 2019 and signed by Nakorji Mohammed, the Director of Information at the ministry quoted Mr Ogbeh as saying that the reconstruction of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Alleged Cocaine Dealer Is Sanwo-Olu’s ‘Beautiful’ Aide, Journalist Claims

Mrs Olufunke Phillips, the digital manager of Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is allegedly a cocaine dealer and a fugitive, a Nigerian journalist has claimed. The journalist, Ruona Meyer, took to Twitter on Friday morning to dissociate herself from Philips whom she claimed she previously had “business dealings” with. Olufunke Philips Philips's Twitter bio reads that she is a “mum of 3 beautiful girls, Digital Strategist, Social & Political Commentator, Coffee and Wine lover.” Meyer, in her!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Building Collapse: Lagos Govt Begins Demolition Of Marked Buildings

The Lagos state government has begun a manual demolition of buildings that have been marked for demolition in Freeland street, Ita Faji area of Lagos state. The development follows the collapse of a 3 storey building in the Island which had a nursery and primary school on the second floor. The building collapse had claimed nine lives which included mostly children, while about fifty were rescued. Recall that Lagos State Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, who visited the scene on Wednesday, said the school was not authorized to!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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