Boko Haram has killed over 100,000 – Borno gov

Contrary to statistics constantly released by international humanitarian agencies, over 100, 000 persons may have been killed in Borno alone within the six years of Boko Haram insurgency. Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima stated this when a six-member delegation of three Senate committees on women affairs, health and primary health, led by Senator …

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Buhari sets up electoral reform panel, okays Nnamani as head

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a 24-man committee to address perceived defects in Nigeria’s electoral laws and constitution. Reactions to the constitution of the committee, which is to be headed by a former Senate President, Dr. Ken Nnamani, were, however, mixed as some stakeholders faulted its establishment on the grounds that the National Assembly was better positioned to review the …

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GALAXY NOTE 7: Samsung complies with CPC’s ultimatum

The Consumer Protection Council, CPC, has said Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited complied with the ultimatum given it on the recall of Galaxy Note 7 in Nigeria. Though the company disclosed that the device was yet to be launched in Nigeria, the CPC said Samsung had expressed its readiness to provide voluntary exchange to consumers, who might have purchased it …

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How we can come out of recession – Tinubu, Atiku, Chike-Obi

Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader, All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that the economic recession the country is going through requires sacrifice from all Nigerians to see the country through. Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers’ investiture of its President, Mr. Oluwaseyi Emmanuel Abe, on Wednesday night in Lagos, he said Nigeria is blessed …

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Gunmen wipe out family of 6 in Lagos

Gunmen, in the early hours of yesterday, stormed a church’s premises at Oke-Ota community in Ibeshe area of Ikorodu, Lagos, and shot dead six members of same family. The victims comprised a man identified as Mr. Celestine Nwokoye, who was a taxi driver at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, his wife and four children, among who was an eight-month-old baby boy. …

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Legia to play Real behind closed doors

Legia Warsaw’s unhappy Champions League campaign suffered another blow on Thursday when they were ordered to host their dream tie against Real Madrid in an empty stadium. Uefa’s disciplinary committee said it had ordered the Polish champions to play their next home game behind closed doors following crowd trouble during their 6-0 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. …

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FEATURE: Rise in Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and “juju” magic

When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her – or risk lethal repercussions for loved ones back home. Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as “juju” had forced …

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