Category Archives: Breaking

Finance Ministry & Budget Office Involved In Monumental “Ghost Workers” Scam

The finance ministry is yet to expose fraudsters. Despite openly campaigning against the squandering of billions of naira as annual wages to fictitious government workers, Nigeria’s finance agencies, including the Ministry of Finance and the Budget Office of the Federation, indeed helped flood government’s nominal roll with thousands of ghost workers, Premium Times reports. The…

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Boko Haram Kills Nigerian Army Captain Eight Months After His Wedding

Insurgents belonging to the dreaded Islamist group, Boko Haram, have killed Captain Benjamin Sule, a Nigerian army officer who just wedded eight months ago. A close military friend of the late Captain Sule told Sahara Reporters that Boko Haram gunmen killed the young, newlywed officer in an attack on a military contingent over the weekend.…

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Ebola: Sierra Leone & Liberia Forced To Deploy Troops To Control Virus, Athletes Still ‘Missing’

The death toll has, according to records, reached a total of 887. With healthcare systems in the West Africa nations overrun, the World Bank announced up to $200 million in emergency assistance to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as part of an international effort to contain the outbreak, ABC News reports. World Health Organisation has reported 61 new…

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Nigerian Doctor, One Of Eight Health Workers Who Had Contact With Mr. Sawyer Infected With Ebola

The doctor is said to be residing in Lagos. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has just confirmed that one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian, who recently died of Ebola in Nigeria, is now sick with the disease, reports Premium Times. Chukwu said two other people placed under quarantine were…

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Blessing Okagbare Wins 200m Gold At The On-Going Commonwealth Games In Glasgow

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare yesterday (Thursday 31st 2014) won the women 200m gold at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She clocked 20.25 seconds to confirm forecasts that the sprints medals were hers for the taking. She had earlier on Monday won the gold in the women 100m with 10.85 seconds, setting games…

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President Goodluck Jonathan Names Suleiman Abba As Acting Inspector-General Of Police

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday 31st July 2014 named an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. Abba, who until his appointment was the AIG in charge of Zone 7, takes over from Muhammed Abubakar, who proceeded on statutory retirement on Thursday. According to Punch Nigeria, the Special Adviser to…

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Ebola: Anambra State Government Detains Corpse From Liberia & Seals Mortuary Pending Investigations

A corpse of an Anambra State indigene brought from Liberia, yesterday, caused scare of the dreaded Ebola disease in the state, with officials of the state ministry of health directing security operatives to cordon off the mortuary where the body was deposited pending investigations by experts from the Federal Ministry of Health. According to Vanguard.com…

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