Boko haram kingpin Kabiru Sokoto to name Boko Haram sponsors if granted amnesty

Convicted Boko Haram terrorist, Kabiru Umar aka Kabiru Sokoto, according to reports will soon start unveiling names and organisations of alleged sponsors of the dreaded Islamic sect. Sokoto will drop the names to the to the office of National Security Adviser for onward submission to President Goodluck Jonathan if amnesty is granted him, according to… [Continue Reading]

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Emir Sanusi Turbans 2 Kano Emirs as heirs to the throne of Kano emirate

The Emir of Kano, His Eminence, Muhammad Sanusi II, has turbaned his uncle, Munir Sanusi as Danmaje and Yahaya Inuwa Abbas as Dokaji of Kano emirate respectively. The ceremony took place at Soron Nadi, the emir’s palace. Munir Sanusi is among the sons of the grandfather of the present Kano emir, the 54th emir of… [Continue Reading]

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BBOG Plans Mass Protests Tomorrow over Chibok girls

The #BringBackOurGirls group, yesterday decided it would take to streets in Abuja tomorrow to mark the 126 days of the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State. The group, which was meant to embark on the protest today, which coincides with its 110 days of daily sit-out, stated that because it is… [Continue Reading]

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Disposed Emir Of Gwoza Meets President Jonathan

After a week in hiding from the Boko Haram terrorists atop the rocky hills of his domain, the Emir of Gwoza, His Royal Highness Muhammadu Idrisa Timta, yesterday met with the Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan. The president was said to have assured him that the Nigerian forces would soonest reclaim his domain for him. The… [Continue Reading]

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Police chief Showcases Police Mortgage Share Certificate To Officers

The acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, yesterday presented Police Mortgage Bank Plc shares to beneficiary officers and men of the force. The presentation dispelled allegations that the Police Mortgage Bank Plc was a fraud used to short-change personnel who have been making deductions into the police co-operative society. Speaking during the distribution of… [Continue Reading]

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How Boko Haram Conquered, Destroyed Ancient Damboa And Gwoza Towns

Damboa and Gwoza towns are two ancient settlements that are important to Borno State, especially in the area of agro-economy. But when Boko Haram sect decided to lay siege and conquered these towns, they went a little further in their assault by hoisting their flags. Although the military has taken back Damboa, the town of… [Continue Reading]

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IBB Kicks Against Deployment Of Military During Elections

Former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has kicked against drafting of the military for electoral duties, saying it would expose them to compromise, even as he pointed out that it is difficult for the federal government to fight Boko Haram and negotiate with them. IBB, who spoke to correspondents at his hilltop home in… [Continue Reading]

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General Dambazau: Why Nigeria Army Is Yet To Win War Against Boko Haram

Former chief of army staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau has said the Nigeria Army is yet to win the war against insurgency and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because they are not capable and gallant. In an… [Continue Reading]

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Major Gen. Olukolade says Foreign Assistance Still In Progress over Chibok Girls

The defence spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade has stated that the joint foreign assistance to ensure the rescue of the over 200 school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno state on April 14, is still on and in full gear. The defence spokesman, who was a guest speaker at the interactive media parley organised by I-Nigeria… [Continue Reading]

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Boko Haram kidnap 100 young men in Borno as military intercepts mass movement of 57 youths

Boko Haram have abducted 100 young men in Doron Baga, a village in Borno State during an attack on the village on Sunday August 10th. According to a resident of the village, Halima Alhaji Adamu who spoke with journalists, she said the sect men killed at least 10 people and abducted 100 young boys and men… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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Marwa picks PDP nomination form

Leading People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Adamawa State, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd) over the weekend, picked the nomination form for the party’s ticket. The former Military of Administrator of Lagos State is set to emerge as the preferred candidate of the PDP, following his recent endorsement by delegates across the State. Marwa is […]

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ECONOMY

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Diminishing Margins Push Telcos To Sell Telecoms Towers

As the average revenue per user (ARPU) from voice subscription dwindles, Nigerian and African mobile operators are resorting to cost efficiencies to justify shareholder value by offloading thousands of base transceiver stations (BTS) tower assets to independent tower management companies.  Here is a look at this new business model and what it portends for the […]

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Boko haram kingpin Kabiru Sokoto to name Boko Haram sponsors if granted amnesty

Convicted Boko Haram terrorist, Kabiru Umar aka Kabiru Sokoto, according to reports will soon start unveiling names and organisations of alleged sponsors of the dreaded Islamic sect. Sokoto will drop the names to the to the office of National Security Adviser for onward submission to President Goodluck Jonathan if amnesty is granted him, according to […]

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Educated illiterate in Nigeria by Olamide Oluwabunmi

Name: Olamide Oluwabunmi Twitter ID: @BunmiOlamide Essay Topic: Educated illiterate in Nigeria Educated illiterate is someone who is educated with some level of formal education but who is actually, for one or many reasons, unable use to that training for all sort of development purpose and is living like an illiterate As we continue to […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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Nigerian rapper 9ice Ventures Into Politics, Eyes Reps Seat

The Gongo Aso crooner 9ice is set to combine music and politics. That is if he wins the primary election in his yet to be declared party of choice for the House of Representatives election for his Ogbomoso north constituency. The singer has made this known on several occasions through social platforms, interview sessions and […]

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SPORTS

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Falconets, New Zealand Battle For Semi-final Ticket

The Nigeria’s U-20 Women team, Falconets face New Zealand today in the quarterfinal of the on-going FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in Canada with the winner facing either the USA or North Korea in the semi finals. The Nigeria’s girls, who have been omnipresent at the championship since its inception, edged England in a thrilling […]

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Minister announces First Ebola Patient Discharged From Hospital and addresses other health issues

Minister of health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu yesterday in a press briefing announced that the first person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease (EVD) – the female doctor who attended to Patrick Sawyer – has been declared free from the deadly disease and has been discharged from the isolation ward after following and meeting all protocol. […]

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OPINION

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ENOUGH OF APC PARANOIA by Sunny Okoro

Before I proceed with this piece, I will want to congratulate the Governor of Osun state Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on his re-election as the governor of Osun state. Also I salute the courage of the people of osun to have conducted themselves well enough to see that the elections were peaceful and devoid of fracas […]

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When Africa Went to America by Zainab Jaji

“I stand before you as the President of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa. The blood of Africa runs through our family. And so for us, the bonds between our countries, our continents, are deeply personal.’ President Barack Obama The oratory […]

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