Category Archives: Breaking

Defence HQ Confirms Arrest Of Niger Delta Avengers, Masterminds Of Chevron Attacks

  The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed the arrest of suspected members of the resurgent militant group – the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA)responsible for the attacks on oil pipelines. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, disclosed the latest arrest, which is the first since the new group emerged, on Sunday. He said:…

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‘Do Not Dare To Stand In Our Way’– Niger Delta Avengers To ex-Militants

  Niger Delta Avengers, the new militant group currently responsible for the attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta has responded to critics condemning its operations. Terming them cowards, the militants boasted that it had infiltrated the Nigerian army and would show its true colours if the military continue to harass or invade any…

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FG Rolls Out Economic Palliative Package, 1m Nigerians To Receive N5000 Monthly

  The Federal Government has revealed a social investment package designed to cushion the effect of the new pump price of petrol and impact the lives of more than eight million Nigerian as it moves to implement the N500 billion earmarked in the 2016 budget for social welfare. According to Sahara Reporters, this was disclosed in…

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FIFA Makes History With Appointment Of Senegalese Woman As Secretary-General

Senegal’s Fatma Samoura has been appointed as FIFA’s Secretary-General, becoming the first female in that post and the first African in such position. She succeeds former secretary-general Jerome Valcke, who was recently banned from football-related activity for 12 years. The 54-year-old Samoura, whose full names are Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, a 21-year veteran of United…

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1 Dead, 8 Injured In Abeokuta Shopping Complex Collapse

One person is feared dead with eight others were seriously injured on Friday, after a government-owned four-storey shopping complex under construction in the popular Itoku Market, Abeokuta, Ogun state collapsed, trapping several workers who were on site. An eyewitness account indicates that about 15 persons were working in the State Government’s before it collapsed at…

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NUPENG, PENGASSAN Back Fuel Subsidy Removal, Demand For Negotiation Of Minimum Wage

The National Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have lent their support for the Federal Government’s decision to end the payment of fuel subsidy. At a joint National Executive Council meeting between both bodies held today in Calabar, the leadership of…

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