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NAHCON transports 36,000 pilgrims back to Nigeria


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday said it had so far transported 36,269 pilgrims from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, back to Nigeria. The commission had transported more than 66,000 Nigerians to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 Hajj. The Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Alhaji Uba Mana, said this ...

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Cancer: Diezani Begs Nigerians To Pray For Her


Embattled former petroleum minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has appealed to Nigerians to pray for her to survive the surgical operation that she is billed to have next week. The beautiful ex-minister, who had been reportedly diagnosed with cancer and has been scheduled to undergo a surgical operation to correct the ...

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Ebola hits Nigeria again as 10 are quarantined in Calabar

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University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has quarantined no fewer than ten persons following the death of a patient in the hospital on Wednesday with symptoms suspected to be Ebola virus. Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Dr. Queeneth Kalu, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Calabar ...

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Mysterious fire destroys N30m goods in Onitsha market


A mysterious fire yesterday destroyed goods worth more than N30 million in Car Paints Market in Onitsha, Anambra State. Although no life was lost, two three-storey buildings beside the shops were partially affected and were saved by the prompt arrival of men of the fire service. The cause of the ...

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Fulani herdsmen return to Falae’s farm, destroy crops


CHIEF Olu Falae’s farm in Akure has again been attacked by Fulani herdsmen, barely two weeks after the herdsmen kidnapped the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and kept him for four days. The herdsmen reportedly moved in their cattle into the farm situated at Ilado on the ...

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Army forces Al-Mustapha to retire


A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha, has been compulsorily retired from the Army. His compulsory retirement, according to a military source, arose from his unavailability in the Army for a period of over 14 years, while he was away ...

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26 bodies of illegal migrants found on sea off Libya


A Libyan Red-Crescent team, in collaboration with the Libyan navy, on Friday, recovered 26 bodies of illegal migrants off the coasts of Tajoura in the eastern suburb of Tripoli. “The Red-Crescent team recovered 26 bodies that are supposed to be those of illegal migrants found off the coasts of the ...

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Migrants Crisis: EU To Begin Seizing Smugglers’ Boats


EU to seize smugglers’ boatThe European Union (EU), has begun a new operation in the southern Mediterranean to intercept boats smuggling migrants. Under Operation Sophia, naval vessels will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling. Until now, the EU had focused ...

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Diezani’s arrest didn’t surprise me – Oshiomhole


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday said he was not surprised by the current travails of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the United Kingdom given that the nation’s economy had been badly managed over the years. Oshiomhole said no average Nigerian fared ...

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Charles Okah attempts suicide in court


A suspected mastermind of the October 1, 2010 bombing in Abuja, Charles Okah, caused a row, by attempting to commit suicide during Tuesday’s proceedings in his trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Okah, after ending an emotion-filled comment about his protracted trial during the court session, grabbed a ...

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Why We Are Asking For Extension Of Amnesty – Ex-militant Leaders


Prominent ex-militant leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have given reasons for the concern expressed over the December 2015 termination date set by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the Amnesty Programme, saying such date is not feasible. The ex-militant leaders, under the aegis of ...

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FG Confirms Collaboration With UK ON Diezani’s Arrest


The Presidency on Sunday confirmed it is working closely with British law enforcement over allegations of corruption and money laundering leveled against the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. “Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment. Nobody ...

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