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No place for religious violence under my watch –Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that religious violence would not be tolerated by his administration. The President said this on Tuesday, while condemning the killing of eight people in Zamfara State on Monday. A mob had set the house of a man ablaze for rescuing an undergraduate, who was accused ...

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Kerry, US Secretary of State, visits Buhari today

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The United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, will on Tuesday (today) meet President Muhammadu Buhari as part of his official visit to Nigeria. The meeting is scheduled to hold inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari and his guest are expected to engage in a bilateral meeting during which ...

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Kerry warns against use of ‘excessive force’ on Boko Haram


US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria on its recent military successes against Boko Haram, but warned the country will face a blowback if it “cracks down” on the Islamists with excessive force. Speaking at a press conference in the northern city of Sokoto, Kerry praised Nigeria ...

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FG begins construction work on Jega–Yauri road


The Federal Government has commenced construction work on the 186 kilometer Jega-Birnin –Yauri road. A senior official of the company that is handling the road project, Mr. Walid Abou Jaoude told our correspondent that phase 1 of the road project was started by his company, TRIACTA NIGERIA LIMITED, from Sokoto ...

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Pentagon Stunned As Thousands Of Chinese Troops Enter ISIS War


The Kremlin have announced that China are to send 5,000 of its most elite military forces into the Levant War Zone to help Russia in the fight against ISIS, which has left the Obama administration and the Pentagon “horrified”. The “Siberian Tiger” Special Forces and “Night Tiger” Special Forces Units ...

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Legionnaire arrested for stealing motorcycles in Lagos


A member of the Nigerian Legion, Lagos State, Umam Hamid, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing no fewer than four motorcycles in the Agege area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that the mode of operation of the 48-year-old Borno State indigene was to ...

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Woman abandons day-old baby in Katsina


An unknown woman on Monday abandoned a day-old baby girl near the main gate of Government College, Katsina. The woman abandoned the baby about 300 meters away from Katsina Motherless Baby Home at the early hours of the day. A passerby said he heard the cry of the baby around ...

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Prayer can solve Nigeria’s problems faster, says Gowon

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A former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd), has described prayer as a formidable weapon that can solve the nation’s many challenges better and faster. Gowon said this in Ibadan on Sunday evening at a one-day prayer rally organised by the South-West Zone of a non-denominational religious group ...

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New militant group dumps Clark’s dialogue team


A new militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, has warned the federal government not to dialogue with the Chief Edwin Clark-led negotiation team on behalf of militants in the region. In a statement by spokesperson of the group, Aldo Agbalaja, on Monday said the Ijaw National Leader cannot negotiate ...

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Security men bar Ezekwesili, others from seeing Buhari


A combined team of policemen and men of the Department of State Services on Monday halted a peaceful procession of the Bring Back Our Girls group at the Independence Avenue, Abuja. The protesters, who were clad in red shirts and armed with placards, had taken off from the Unity Fountain, ...

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