Troops rescue 95 hostages from Boko Haram enclaves in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that troops have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists in different clearance operations in the northeast and rescued 95 hostages from them. Its Director of Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that among those rescued are children and women who are largely being used for farming during the raining season. The statement reads:”in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations tagged “Halaka Dodo” within Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and 22 Brigade in collaboration with members…

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Nigeria’s First Lady to Boost Women Participation in Maritime Sector

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, will be leading other dignitaries and stakeholders in the maritime community to campaign and encourage more female participation in seafaring and maritime trade as the country joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s Day of the Seafarer on June 25. The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, disclosed this at the weekend in Lagos during a chat with journalists. Peterside said Hajia Buhari’s presence would further boost the ongoing campaign to encourage the participation of more…

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Bauchi Ex Gov Abubakar Spent N2.3bn on Burials in 5 Months -Bala Mohammed vows to recover every kobo

Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has alleged that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar spent a whopping sum of N2.3 billion to buy materials for burying dead bodies in the state. The governor made the allegation through his spokesperson, Dr. Ladan Salihu, in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi over the weekend, stressing that the said funds were spent between January and May 2019. Salihu explained that over N900 million of the money was spent in buying white cloth materials used for wrapping dead bodies while over N1.4 billion was used…

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Broadcasters set for major honours as RTPWN births Radio/Television Prestigious Awards

Nigerian broadcasters are set to begin to reap from their years of practice as RTPWN prepares for the maiden edition of Radio and Television Prestigious Awards in Nigeria. The RTPWN Awards first took place in Nairob, in Kenya in 2018 before an audience of over 3000 people who witnessed the honour done to Kenyan broadcasters drawn from radio and television, the first of it’s kind in the East African country. The awards, according to the organisers is holding in Nigeria at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja in November, 2019 because of…

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High Court rejects Ganduje’s new Kano emirate councils

A Kano High Court yesterday affirmed the validity of an ex parte order restraining the state government from taking further action on appointment and inauguration of four new emirate councils in the state. Justice Nasiru Saminu had earlier dismissed the oral application filed by former Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ibrahim Muktar, on behalf of government, seeking the court to vacate the ex parte order issued on May 10, 2019. It had directed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Speaker, House of Assembly and four other defendants not to…

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Court Adjourns Ex-Niger Gov, Aliyu’s N2bn Fraud Trial to Sep 10

Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of a Niger State High Court, sitting in Minna, has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu and two others for an alleged N2 billion fraud to September 10, 2019. Aliyu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside his then Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Niger State Chapter, Barrister Tanko Beji, on a seven-count amended charge bordering on criminal breach of trust. The defence counsels were expected to…

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We Will Rely on Traditional Rulers to Improve Security in Oyo State – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has stated that his government would rely heavily on the traditional rulers in the state to improve the security of lives and property. The Governor, who made the pledge while speaking at an event to mark the 56th birthday of the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, which was held at the Ilaji Hotels and Resort, said that he would be constantly knocking the doors of the monarchs for consultations and support to tame insecurity. Governor Makinde, who was represented at the occasion, by…

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Meet Mele Kyari, the New NNPC GMD

With his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as new Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari brings with him a wealth experience spanning over two decades. Kyari, a Geophysicist, is an expert in crude oil marketing and currently Nigeria’s Representative at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) where he provides leadership and participates in engagements relating to Crude oil, Gas production and associated market issues. He is considered by many at the NNPC towers as a model servant leader whose actions inspire, serve, and empower others…

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This is what a 78-billion-kilogram asteroid looks like and why some call it “Doomsday”

This is what Asteroid Bennu looks like Scientists claim Asteroid Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of striking Earth in the next century, between the years 2175 and 2199. It does get close every six years. If Asteroid Bennu did hit our planet, it is estimated that the kinetic energy of this impact would be equivalent to 1,200 megatons – that’s 80,000 times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb. NASA‘s first asteroid sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx captured the stunning picture when it closer to the asteroid than ever before on June 13.…

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