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Suspended NIS boss, Plateau gov beg Buhari


The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lanlong, on Monday led the suspended Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Parradang, to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with the aim of begging President Muhammadu Buhari. Parradang, who hails from Plateau State, was on Friday suspended from office for embarking on illegal recruitment ...

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BUHARI: FG ‘ll not fund hajj

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Al Haram Mosque and Kaaba Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that his administration will not fund pilgrimage to Saudi Ara­bia. Instead, the Federal Government has set up a coordinating committee to supervise this year’s hajj. This is even as he charged pilgrims for the 2015 hajj to pray for peace and progress of Nigeria. Buhari ...

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Poverty ravages Nigeria, says report


Survey reveals Nigerians lack basic amenities despite reported growth recorded by economy AT the moment, a vast majority of Nigerians suffers abject poverty, a survey has revealed. According to Quality of Life, an independent survey report published in April, 2015, “130 million people (76.47% of the population) do not have ...

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Boko Haram: Army reinstates 2,500 soldiers, 102 officers


The Nigerian Army has recalled over 2,500 soldiers who were asked to withdraw from service for alleged offences committed under the counter- insurgency operations code named Operation Zaman Lafiya. The review panel set up by the Army, which began sitting in Kaduna on August 17, has also screened and reinstated ...

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Italian navy rescues 4,400 migrants off Libya coast

Syrian migrant mother holding her child cheer as they reach the shore of Eftalou beach, 60 kilometers north of the port town of Mytilini after crossing the Aegean from Turkey on the southeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

The Italian navy organised the rescue of around 4,400 migrants in waters off the Libyan coast on Saturday, prompted by requests for help received from nearly two dozen boats, in one of the biggest multi-national operations so far. Italy’s coast guard said in a statement on Sunday that it had ...

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Ban Ki-Moon, UN Scribe Begins 2-day Visit To Nigeria On Sunday


The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is scheduled to begin a two-day official visit to Nigeria on Sunday, NAN reports. Ban is expected, to among others, hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa on Monday. The UN Information Centre, Lagos said during the visit, Ban is also scheduled ...

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IG: Kidnapping,Cultism,Armed Robbery Still Rampant In South East,Delta


The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, said, yesterday, in Awka, that armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism had remained rampant in the southern states of Nigeria. IGP-Arase-Emmanue-AsuquoThe IGP, who chaired the security conference organized by the South East and Delta State governors, promised that the police would collaborate with ...

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Boko Haram strengthens ties with Islamic State group


Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are strengthening ties with the Islamic State group, as shown by reports that Nigerian militants are fighting in Libya, recent arrests in Lebanon and India and the blocking of thousands of suspected extremists from leaving Nigeria. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March and in ...

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FG: David Parradang illegally recruited 1,600 officers


Suspended Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr. David Shikfu Parradang illegally recruited 1,600 officers this year, his letter of suspension has revealed. According to the letter of suspension issued to him, Mr. Parradang was axed as a result of “deliberate disregard to the extant laws, insubordination to constituted ...

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Community Appeals To Govt. Over Bad Road, Amenities


RESIDENTS of Kirikiri town, Apapa Lagos have appealed to the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to as a matter of utmost urgency put an end to the chaos and disorderliness experienced in the community. The Guardian learnt that the community was at a time like a Government Reserved Area (GRA), due ...

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Family holds funeral mass without corpse of Bristow co-pilot


Tears flowed freely in Calabar on Thursday when families and friends of the late Capt. Peter Bello, the co-pilot of the ill-fated Bristow Helicopter, gathered to pay tribute to the young lad. Bello was among those six people who died in the Bristow helicopter crash that plunged into the Lagos ...

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Germany: stones thrown at migrant buses entering Heidenau shelter


German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has condemned anti-migrant violence in the eastern-German town of Heidenau. “We must never tolerate people in our country being threatened or attacked,” he said in a statement. “We must pursue this with the full force of the rule of law.” What started as a peaceful ...

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